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Why VMware is Embracing Containers

Why VMware is Embracing Containers

There are no secrets now around the adoption of containers by VMware.  There is, however, some confusion among many as to what exactly the reason and methods are for VMware to embrace containers.  Many announcements have been happening since VMworld in San Francisco in August 2015.  Once the big show for revealing all the new toys among the VMware core ecosystem, the US event turned out to be a strategy session this year followed by some long-awaited and important product announcements in Barcelona for the 2016 event.

Photon, or VIC?  Not an OR, but an AND strategy

The first thing to tackle is some confusion around whether VIC (vSphere Integrated Containers) or Photon Controller will be the place in which VMware customers will deploy and manage a containerized infrastructure within the realms of their vSphere environments.

From what I understand based on current detail available, VIC is the environment which will present an abstraction to vSphere so that existing Docker clients may be able to deploy using native Docker management, while really using vSphere storage and networking underneath the covers.  VIC will be able to be consumed via the API, and will also have some visible management within the vCenter interface.

Read the entire article here, Why VMware is Embracing Containers

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