VMware PKS 1.3 Now Generally Available with Azure Support and Enhanced Networking, Security, and Management Features.
VMware PKS 1.3 adds rich features that enhance multi-cloud support, networking and security, management and operations. This release also includes support for Kubernetes 1.12.
VMware PKS 1.3 delivers a production-grade, enterprise-ready Kubernetes solution that offers expanded IaaS support, enhanced network and security functionality, and more efficient cluster management and operations. In addition, with the inclusion of Kubernetes 1.12, VMware PKS 1.3 brings an array of the latest stable Kubernetes features to developers.
Microsoft Azure Support
VMware PKS 1.3 introduces support for Microsoft Azure adding breadth to its currently supported IaaSes including VMware vSphere, Google Cloud Platform, and Amazon EC2.
VMware PKS enables self-service provisioning of Kubernetes across multiple clouds with a common user interface. It also optimizes the Kubernetes clusters for the IaaS they are provisioned into – making workloads and operational tasks portable on any supported cloud while enabling enterprises with operational efficiencies around provisioning and day-2 operations.
Support for Kubernetes 1.12 and Other New Features
VMware PKS 1.3 supports Kubernetes 1.12 with the best and latest stable Kubernetes features. As an inherent part of the development flow of VMware PKS, we validate Kubernetes for enterprise readiness by confirming that it has fully passed all Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Kubernetes conformance tests. The conformance testing is designed to ensure workload compatibility and portability.
VMware PKS 1.3 clusters can also share volumes between containers within a single pod. Scenarios such as creating an application that accesses a database while another reads database metrics are now possible. Mount propagation in Kubernetes 1.12 allows similar private, rshared, and rslave Linux primitives between containers.
VMware PKS 1.3 lets you deploy NSX-T and other IaaS control plane elements such as VMware vCenter behind an authenticated HTTP proxy, thereby restricting access to the IaaS control plane to improve your security posture.
VMware PKS Hands-on Labs
HOL-1931-01-CNA - VMware Pivotal Container Service and Kubernetes - Getting Started
Covered Build, deploy, and manage container-based applications with Kubernetes running on VMware vSphere. Also learn how to operationalize production Kubernetes using VMware Pivotal Container Service.
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