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CloudHealth To Support VMware Tanzu Portfolio

Nilesh Deo
Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager
Aug. 26, 2019
4 minute read

Kubernetes is the numero-uno container orchestrator

Gartner predicts that by 2022, more than 75% of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production, which is a significant increase from fewer than 30% today. While container adoption is increasing rapidly, enterprises need a simple way to manage containers across multiple clouds, data centers and globally at scale.

Kubernetes (K8s) has emerged as a solution that simplifies container adoption—it is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. It keeps developers focused on delivering value while streamlining container scheduling and orchestration. This has reduced deployment time for applications from weeks to days.

For organizations who want to leverage Kubernetes but do not have time, resources and skills to develop it for their use cases, VMware PKS is the answer. It enables customers to deploy a consistent, open-source implementation of Kubernetes across all environments—on-premises, public clouds and at the edge.

Introducing VMware Tanzu Mission Control


At VMworld, we announced a new family of Modern Apps products and expertise: VMware Tanzu. The first offering in this portfolio is VMware Tanzu Mission Control, currently in Tech Preview.

In our experience, enterprises are deploying larger numbers of small Kubernetes clusters—across multiple environments. This introduces an increasing amount of fragmentation. VMware Tanzu Mission Control will help our customers manage ALL their Kubernetes clusters. In short, customers can manage Kubernetes clusters that span vSphere, public clouds, managed services, and even DIY environments; they can apply policy for access, back-up, security and more to individual clusters or to fleets of clusters across those environments.

In short, operators will have total command of their Kubernetes footprint. They can assign resources to development teams, and then developers can consume those resources in a self-service manner—they are freed to focus on writing code rather than worrying about infrastructure.

CloudHealth and VMware Tanzu Mission Control

VMware Tanzu Mission Control provides you visibility and control of your Kubernetes clusters. However, once you gain operational efficiency, the next logical step is to make the most efficient use of your resources, and that’s where CloudHealth enters the picture. CloudHealth will provide complete usage monitoring across the major clouds and cost visibility across AWS and Azure through a planned integration with VMware Tanzu Mission Control after it goes GA. In short, the intent is that you would have visibility of resource management through VMware Tanzu Mission Control. Customers using CloudHealth for containers will be able to gain complete oversight and optimization of their Kubernetes footprint.

CloudHealth provides complete visibility into your current resource consumption, forecasting trends and identifying the right resources for the right application. This helps you to optimize for higher density, leverage discounting and maintain a pulse on K8s resource consumption in your clusters. Thus, packaged distributions like VMware PKS, managed services, and even DIY footprints can be monitored and optimized through CloudHealth. Now that is what we call simplicity!

Preview of CloudHealth Kubernetes Overview Report

We are excited to announce the preview of CloudHealth’s Kubernetes Overview report which provides you a snapshot of your Kubernetes resources. It will help you monitor not just spend, but also give information on clusters, nodes, and pods that you’re running. Additionally, it will help you understand more about your allocated resources and how you are using them. In other words, this is a quick dashboard from which you can drill down further and gain all the granular information via trended cost and usage reporting. We believe that this will simplify your decision making and give you a common language to communicate with other stakeholders in your organization.

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