Following VMworld Barcelona, the Cloud-Native Apps team announced at DockerCon EU that Photon Controller is now available as an open source project. The software makes it easy to deliver on demand to application VMware announced that it would be open sourcing the Photon Controller so they could engage directly with developers, customers and partners, and get some celebrative feedback. This week they made good on that promise. If you are a developer interested in forking and building the code, go to the GitHub page. The VMware Photon Platform is a new infrastructure stack optimized for cloud-native applications. It consists of Photon Machine and the Photon Controller. The Photon Platform is just what you need to run your containers and Cloud-Native apps in a multi-tenant, highly scalable, greenfield environment. You can run Docker, Mesos, Cloud Foundry or Kubernetes in a secure environment. Photon Platform consists of two main components: Photon Machine Includes a new ESX Microvisor based on the proven core of VMware ESXi. With Photon Machine, you can deploy Docker containers on a VMware hypervisor that includes built-in, mature, and enterprise-ready capabilities. Photon Controller Photon Controller is a multi-tenant, API-driven control plane optimized for scale, churn and high-availability. It manages access control between containers through project Lightwave.
I have not had a chance to write many articles recently, mainly because I have been heavily involved in building a very large dual site Netapp clustered ONTAP FAS8080 deployment. As part of the project we installed graphite to do some of the quantitative monitoring of the clusters. This helps to view performance and capacity information about our NetApp systems in the open source metric platform Graphite and Grafana. Graphite is an open source enterprise-scale monitoring tool that does two things:
- Store numeric time-series data
- Render graphs or API responses of this data on demand
VMUG User Conference is once again upon us. VMUG UserCons bring together a community, both locally and globally, where users can learn from VMware employees, a broad base of VMware partners, and most importantly, each other. VMUG UserCon is your direct connection to the VMUG support system that helps you improve your skills and advance your career. Make sure you register below: Birmingham VMUG Usercon
Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 – Birmingham, United Kingdom
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