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Infrastructure as Code: Four Ways to Automate VMware Cloud Management

Infrastructure as Code: Four Ways to Automate VMware Cloud Management

Mike Garuccio
Read Time 6 min.

For years, IT infrastructure provisioning was a manual process.  This made sense when deploying a new server meant placing a purchase order, waiting for gear to arrive, racking the new gear, and then finally applying a bespoke configuration to support a new workload.  However, now that most workloads are moving to the cloud, new VMs can be provisioned in...

Four Ways to Deploy Kubernetes on VMware

Four Ways to Deploy Kubernetes on VMware

Mike Garuccio
Read Time 6 min.

Kubernetes (k8s) is quickly becoming the de facto standard for container orchestration because it provides an effective framework to operate applications built using microservices architecture. Also known as application “containerization,” this approach enables development teams to be more agile, employ continuous delivery practices, and ultimately bring new business applications to market faster. k8s streamlines the management of containerized applications at...

Expedient Enterprise Cloud vs. On-Prem VMware

Expedient Enterprise Cloud vs. On-Prem VMware

Mike Garuccio
Read Time 9 min.

The Business Case for Turnkey Infrastructure as a Service Just about everyone in IT has used VMware’s vSphere to build and/or operate an on-premise or colocated cluster at some point or another. vSphere enables you to take a group of hosts, form them into a cluster, and run virtual machines on top. vCenter server provides some great features like...

Deploy Kubernetes Clusters Alongside Virtual Machines with Expedient Enterprise Cloud

Deploy Kubernetes Clusters Alongside Virtual Machines with Expedient Enterprise Cloud

AJ Kuftic
Read Time 3 min.

Clients utilizing Expedient Enterprise Cloud (EEC) to run virtual machines (VMs) can now leverage the same pool of compute resources to run Kubernetes environments thanks to the Container Service Extension (CSE) to vCloud Director v9.5. CSE enables custom VM templates for quick cluster deployment, which eliminates the need to manually log into servers and run individual commands when making...