The announcement of the VMware Photon platform and its built-in support for Kubernetes is good news for enterprise developers.
VMware Photon Platform is an Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure Platform which enables IT to deliver on-demand tools and services developers need to build and run modern applications while retaining security, control and performance of their datacenters.
Production enterprise applications still require additional tools to provide visibility and security for running services and containers. This is where the NeuVector solution fits in perfectly.
The NeuVector run-time container security solution is a container itself. It deploys as easily and quickly as any other container, and scales automatically as new containers and hosts scale. NeuVector supports both the VMware Photon platform and Kubernetes orchestration solution.
Here an excerpt from the blog post announcing the VMware Photon platform.
VMware Photon Platform: The Private Cloud for Developers
Authored by Jared Rosoff, Chief Technologist Cloud-Native Applications
Over the past few years our customers have been asking us how they can get the developer productivity and agility of the public cloud, but with the cost, security, and control of their private data center. Photon Platform, which we are announcing today at VMworld Barcelona, delivers on this promise. In this article we’ll dig into the background of why we built Photon Platform and how it delivers on this new need for cloud native workloads.
Photon Platform is an Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure Platform which enables IT to deliver on-demand tools and services developers need to build and run modern applications while retaining security, control and performance of the datacenter. Purpose-built for cloud native applications with natively-integrated enterprise container infrastructure support, Photon Platform brings the scale, performance and features previously accessible only to hyper-scale web companies into the customer’s own datacenter. It leverages the industry leading hypervisor, networking, and storage technologies to bring the best-in-class performance, reliability and ease-of-use to cloud native workloads.
Kubernetes as a Service
Photon Platform enables you to deliver Kubernetes as a Service to multiple tenants from a single shared pool of hardware. Each tenant gets access to API, CLI and GUI tools which allow them to provision dedicated Kubernetes clusters on the fly…
We’re excited to be supporting VMware Photon and Kubernetes so that developers can smoothly and securely deploy containers into production, whether on public or private clouds.
“Enterprise developers need an entire ecosystem of platforms and tools to rapidly develop and deploy container-based applications. It’s critical to know that a run-time security solution like NeuVector can deploy seamlessly and not slow down deployment or scaling. Because NeuVector provides application layer security for running containers, it reduces the burden on developers,” said Fei Huang, CEO and Co-Founder, NeuVector.
The NeuVector solution deploys in minutes and immediately discovers running services and containers. A visual map with application behavior is generated to make it easier to monitor and secure containers. The security policy is automatically created based on built-in application templates and adapts immediately as containers scale up or down. Running containers are also scanned for vulnerabilities to catch inadvertent or malicious images from compromising security.