VMware is placing greater emphasis than ever before on modern applications. Through acquisitions of organisations such as Pivotal, Bitnami and Heptio, VMware has established themselves as a key player in the emergence of Kubernetes. Their vision is enabling organisations to modernise their applications and infrastructure.
vSphere 7 and Tanzu
Tanzu is now fully integrated into vSphere 7, allowing VMware users to run both virtualised and containerised workloads through a single platform. For a limited time, you can upgrade your vSphere environment to incorporate Tanzu basic at a reduced rate with Trustmarque. VMware is offering a 50% discount off list price, providing existing vSphere customers the opportunity to get started with kubernetes at an exceptional cost entry. You can find out more on the VMware website. Please talk to your Trustmarque Account Manager or contact us for more info.
Another key development here is Project Monterey. At VMworld 2019, VMware announced Project Pacific, a re-architecture of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) to deeply integrate Kubernetes into the fabric of vSphere. A year later and VMware has announced a continuation of the re-architecture started by Project Pacific, this time focused on hardware architecture, know as Project Monterey. Project Monterey leverages a new hardware technology called SmartNIC to deliver maximum performance, zero-trust security, and simplified operations to VCF deployments.