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VMware cranks up container efforts with open-source Photon Controller

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VMware Inc. has followed up on a promise it made earlier this year to open-source its Photon Controller.

The Photon Controller is a component of VMware’s much-hyped Photon Platform, a new infrastructure stack built for running “cloud native” (or containerized) applications that the company rolled out at this year’s VMworld event. Other components of the Photon Platform include Photon OS, a new, stripped down Linux; and Photon Machine, a lightweight version of its ESX hypervisor.

Readers can think of the Photon Controller as a kind of open-source version of the vCenter Server that’s used to deploy components such as Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, Mesos or Pivotal Cloud Foundry at scale in multi-tenanted environments. Essentially, it acts as a fabric for these microservices, automating the work they perform.

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, VMware cranks up container efforts with open-source Photon Controller- SiliconANGLE.com

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