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Last week ago at the RSA Conference, Pat Gelsinger, VMware’s CEO, announced the arrival of a new and exciting security solution, which strengthens VMware’s security presence. VMware has announced a new firewall offering, named the Service-Defined Firewall. This new offering combines capabilities of the existing NSX platform and App Defense. The goal of this is to…
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Today we are going to talk about storage design with PKS. Before we can talk about what is supported and how it works, let’s make sure we understand why we need persistent storage. Datadog has given us statistics that in 2018, seven out of ten cloud-native applications needed persistent storage. So how can the application…
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Disposability Kubernetes is designed to facilitate many cloud native principles; for example, disposability. Disposability means that workloads should be ephemeral where possible – easily replaced rather than migrated, fixed or upgraded directly. Disposability is often described as managing servers like “cattle not pets.” That means don’t groom long living servers, dialing them in manually, SSH’ing…
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VMware PKS fully leverages vSphere clusters. Let’s take a look at the supported cluster design and implementation. When we look at vSphere clusters, the minimum amount of host is 2 and the maximum is 64, and those are the guidelines according to vSphere limits. You can have many clusters per vCenter server. There is not…
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Overview Twelve-Factor Apps are apps that follow modern cloud native principles. Kubernetes is designed for such modern cloud native app development, and as such, many of Kubernetes features are intended to enable adherence to these principles. One such principle is “strict separation of config from code,” which is accomplished in Kubernetes through Secrets and ConfigMaps….
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The security climate is ever-changing, a constant game of “cat and mouse,” where the good guys are always trying to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. This traditionally has been in the form of adding additional security in small blocks, which continue to stack-up like Legos in my daughter’s room. While this approach…
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Coming from the engineering and operational side of the house, you are probably wondering what changes are coming down the pipeline, in order to support this new era of development that we have reached. So now you have VMware PKS, and you want to leverage the technology to its maximum potential to support the new…