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InPKSSeries
When it comes to Security, VMware PKS has several levels and considerations. We can leverage the Microsegmentation of Microservices all the way to scanning an image in Harbor, and permit or deny a developer from downloading or pushing a particular image.  Let’s take a look at the different levels that PKS Security is working to help provision a trusted environment.  When we think…
InEducation
Learning NSX doesn’t have to be difficult. If you are new to NSX, this series will start from the beginning and will explain things along the way, in short, but easy to follow bite-sized chunks.   Virtualization Virtualization is the first concept we need to really understand. It is primarily about decoupling. With virtual machines,…
InPKSSeries
VMware PKS fully leverages vSphere NSX-T. Let’s take a look at the supported NSX-T design and implementation. NSX-T licenses come with PKS, so there is no reason not to leverage the best in class network virtualization. First, let’s take a look at what is available by using open source networking, and what the advantages are…
InTool Box
Different Rules, Different Hours Timed access lists give you the ability to use a different policy within a specific time range. This can be handy as way to enforce different rules during a planned maintenance window, peak hours, or off hours. As a simple example, all traffic is permitted during normal business hours, Monday through…
InUnder The Hood
Infrastructure Automation Automating infrastructure increases efficiency, reliability, repeatability, and more. Managing servers through GUIs can be laborious, and it’s difficult to keep track of all the appropriate buttons to click for a correct deployment and configuration. Moving from a GUI (graphical user interface) to a CLI (command line interface) is a start, though you still…
InPKSSeries
State Many people associate state with databases, and that’s fair enough; databases are most certainly stateful and a prime use case. State as a concept is broader than databases, and so to understand state in Kubernetes, and in particular the difference between StatefulSets and PersistentVolumes, let’s dive into state abstractly. State is the condition or…
InBottom Line
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…
InPKS
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…