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.