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December 8, 2014

VMware partners with tech companies for Docker deployment

Facilitate enterprises in deployment of clusters of Linux containers.

By CBR Staff Writer

VMware will partner with Docker in the Kubernetes container orchestration project lead by Google, Mesosphere and Pivotal Cloud Foundry as part of efforts to facilitate enterprises in container deployment and management.

The latest move will enable enterprises to deploy Docker containers on VMware Fusion, VMware vCloud Air and VMware vSphere in addition to simplifying deployment of major resource scheduling and cluster management offerings for containers on their VMware infrastructure.

VMware Cloud-Native Apps vice president and CTO Kit Colbert said: "Our focus is to provide enterprises with the common platform for building, operating and managing applications at scale."

"In conjunction with our broad partner ecosystem, we are empowering enterprises to minimize the integration costs, time and effort to securely run and manage containerized applications wherever they choose — whether on-premises on VMware vSphere or in the cloud on VMware vCloud Air."

Enterprises will be able to develop and run applications rapidly and securely across private, public and hybrid clouds.

VMware’s collaboration with Mesosphere will deliver enterprises with more choice for the deployment and scheduling of containers, containerised apps, and related apps data centre services including Hadoop, Spark, and Cassandra.

In addition, the latest integration would offer enterprises with one-click deployment of Docker containers from the desktop to the cloud, faster installation and deployment of Kubernetes via VMware vSphere for container cluster deployment, management and orchestration.

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Enterprises will also be able to rapidly deploy manage Linux container app instances through simple virtual machine installer of the Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform on VMware vSphere.

Mesosphere Marketing vice president Matt Trifiro said: "Enterprise customers are excited about VMware’s integration with Mesosphere. The integration of Mesosphere and VMware vSphere will make it easy for them to write, deploy and manage containerized applications at scale."

"Containers are a great format for packaging tasks, but you need to pair them with Mesosphere’s technology if you want to run and operate them at scale."

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