VMware Kubernetes Engine
The virtualization leader dove deeper into containers Tuesday with the introduction of a Kubernetes-as-a-Service offering to its cloud portfolio.
VMware Kubernetes Engine, released in public beta, will be part of the VMware Cloud Services group of SaaS products that share authentication, billing and support.
The Kubernetes engine looks to provide an easy to deploy, secure and cost-effect platform for leveraging Kubernetes for application development and IT operations. The launch initial version runs on Amazon Web Services, with support for Microsoft Azure coming later.
The service offers an abstraction called VMware Smart Cluster that's a collection of policies capturing the desired state of the Kubernetes cluster, then continuously evaluating security and health, and remediating deviant behavior.
The service can integrate with VMware PKS, a self-managed Kubernetes offering.