VMware NSX-T 2.1 add supports for Kubernetes

 

As noted by many industry veterans ,there is real need of matured network virtualization product in the container space.There are many opensource projects which has seen tremendous success in recent years like OPen daylight,Open contrail and ONOS. With all respect to the contributes of these solution there exists a big gap in the product maturity .We still see hesitance from major enterprise players or telecom providers to go all in to these solution s.Most of them are scared about the product stability support and other reason such as integration to theor existing environment.

At the same time in few years VMware NSX has become a highly successful product so successful that it has given long term networking giant Cisco a run for its money through its innovative network virtualization solutions.

Given the adoption of DevOps in IT ,automation is a critical piece which every Infrastructure managers trying to take head on with. For a true infrastructure automation setup ,network virtualization is a must.Considering all these factors VMware decision to support and integrate with Kubernetes is a great move which will increase NSX adoption rate with opensource projects.

Hope we will continued support for this initiative from VMware .

I will be starting a new blog series for Kubernetes Integration with VMware soon. 

 

 

 

VMware NSX Controller is now Photon OS

 

 

A welcome improvement from VMware as they changes controller OS which was based on Photon OS.

Photon OS is a light weight Linux operating system .The need for such light weight system has been quite evident as the container technologies began to mature ,more and more developers are now developing and building their applications in container formats like Docker ,Rkt etc .

When we say Docker the main argument comes along with that is it is really the next step of evolution from Virtual Machines.The container craze is going so fast that VMware find itself in defensive position some times.

Given the mature SDDC frame work which VMware has i believe VMware is in a great position to take advantage of these recent developments in the infrastructure space.

NSX-T is where VMware sees its future and given the pace at which container technology and private cloud is growing there is a really well defined space for a mature networking product .Bu as with other open source technologies developers would definitenly love to see VMware products gets integrated seamlessly with other tools .

VMware slowly integrating Photon OS into some of its core offerings is really a well minded strategic move.