The vSphere Integrated Container Engine provides IT teams the ability to pre-authenticate access to compute, network, and storage without having to create resource reservations. vSphere Integrated Containers Management Portal is a UI and API for developers and app teams to provision and manage containers. The vSphere Integrated Containers registry stores and distributes container images in a secure environment. The registry offers advanced security features such as identity management, role-based access control, notary, and LDAP integration. One of the main benefits of using vSphere Integrated Containers is multi-tenancy, which allows the running of containerized apps alongside existing workloads. Furthermore, there are several other benefits that include dynamic resource allocation, full visibility, enhanced security, and vSphere distributed networking.
USP : VMware offers vSphere Integrated Containers as its product in the CaaS market. vSphere Integrated Containers include 3 major components, namely, vSphere Integrated Container Engine, Container Management Portal, and Container Registry.
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VMWARE INC Presence in Containers as a Service
VMware is a pioneer in the CaaS market. The company provides CaaS services based on the specific needs of the end-users that enable customers to lower IT costs. VMware’s CaaS offerings for enterprises are designed to provide best-in-class technology at low OPEX and CAPEX. The company has expanded its product offerings with the help of technological developments, partnerships, and acquisitions and it is expected to continue growing through these strategies. The inorganic strategies adopted by VMware would enable it to enhance its product portfolio as well as its customer base and geographic reach. For instance, in May 2017, VMware and Pivotal Software extended their partnership to integrate VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) and Pivotal Cloud Foundry to deliver Developer-Ready Infrastructure. This partnership would help IT operators get software-defined compute, storage, networking, security and operational tooling automated for micro services-based application workloads running in containers. In April 2017, VMware announced the acquisition of Wavefront, a provider of metrics monitoring service for cloud and modern application environments. This acquisition would allow VMware to enhance its monitoring and analytics services and help developers improve the performance, availability, and customer experience of their digital services. The recent partnerships and acquisitions by VMware implied that the company is tapping the opportunities in the CaaS market and is keen to deliver technologically advanced services. Organically, the company is investing a substantial amount of its annual revenue in R&D activities. In 2016, it invested around USD 1,198 million in the development of new products and services to expand its business and gain a competitive edge. VMware is focused on improving its product portfolio with recent launches and upgradations. For instance, in October 2016, VMware announced the release of VMware vSphere, VMware Virtual SAN, and VMware vRealize Automation. The new releases offer support for containers, enabling developers to become more productive and IT to easily run containerized applications in production.