Now its functionality has expanded to the point it handles just about everything in our new, modern, cloud-native computing cloudscape, including stateful, data-centric workloads.
A new free community edition of VMware Tanzu was unveiled during this week's VMworld 2021 online event, where a slew of news emerged about the jack-of-all-trades tool.
VMworld 2021 kicked off with a blitz of security-related announcements including developments in the company's "journey to Zero Trust," secure access service edge (SASE) improvements, new capabilities to fight ransomware and more.
VMware announced Cross-Cloud services, part of its strategy to help organizations get a handle on all of the complexities that come with multi-cloud implementations.
The company describes Tanzu Application Service as a modern runtime for microservices, targeting organizations that want to securely deploy and run microservices whether in the cloud or on-premises.
"I'm not gonna lie, it's not really pretty. I could say it was really awful, because cyber insurance vendors are so hammered with claims that it's taking a long time for them to react."
Enterprise SD-WAN deployments will see big jumps in the use of SASE and AI over the next few years, predicts research firm Gartner.
"Overall, there's not really a huge number of new features, and what there is, isn't all available for your traditional on-premises Windows Server," says our hands-on review expert, Paul Schnackenburg.
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"A ransomware attack for your organization is not the same as traditional DR; it's not like you just press the big button and get yourself out of it."
"If you can get away with it, use microservices as your preferred architecture," advised DevOps application security expert Carlos Rivas in an online presentation last week.
Finding no one-stop-shop for a list of initial access vulnerabilities used by ransomware attackers, cybersecurity expert and <i>Virtualization & Cloud Review</i> tech event presenter Allan Liska started one on his own and crowdsourced the effort on Twitter.
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is now incubating Crossplane, an open source project providing a Kubernetes add-on that acts as a universal control plane with which enterprises can consume infrastructure.
Research firm Dell'Oro Group said Cisco retained its market share lead in the SD-WAN space, but there was some movement among the rest of the top five vendors in its latest quarterly report.
Two key ways to protect cloud data from ransomware and other attacks are to use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and "don't trust anyone or anything," says cloud data protection expert Joey D'Antoni.
Microsoft is previewing a new enterprise Java service for its Azure cloud platform, powered by VMware Tanzu components.
"Given that the cloud holds a seemingly endless amount of computing power, hackers have a clear motive in stealing computing resources to run their cryptocurrency mining activities."
Microsoft is increasingly banking on the Zero Trust security model to combat an exploding ransomware threat.
"Regrettably, we should expect a public cloud to be commandeered to launch a systemic ransomware attack this fall."
Challenges cited by global SD-WAN operators include workforce health protection, tracking the shift back from remote to office environments, service disconnects due to business closures, and supply chain disruptions.
HashiCorp published its first-ever cloud strategy survey, finding that multi-cloud is the new normal despite being hindered by lack of multi-cloud skills and overall cloud security concerns.