Pedal to the Metal with VMware Tanzu

How Dell EMC is Accelerating the Adoption of Tanzu with PowerProtect Data Manager

DevOps these days is focused on four key imperatives: to build, run, manage and protect. And with our partner VMware’s announcement of Tanzu updates this week ahead of VMworld we are excited to be in lockstep with the progress we have made in this highly innovative space by bringing together end-to-end management and data protection for all Kubernetes workloads under a singular control plane.

The run, build and manage journey for developers needs to also include protection of these ubiquitous workloads to guarantee reliability, efficiency and availability at a low cost. We say it repeatedly: the benefits that Dell EMC provides VMware infrastructures include the Enterprise-grade deduplication, compression and speed for all types of workloads.

Modern applications platforms can now be managed as cloud native organizations to bring their DevOps teams faster software release cycles. Not only that, they can do more with test/development cycles without interrupting their developers’ ongoing progress.

Essentially, VMware has introduced Kubernetes as its control plane — bringing the “Kubernetes experience” into the data center. This now bridges a community between the developers, the IT operators and the vAdmins. They can all begin to communicate on a level playing field as well as introduce protection policies via PowerProtect Data Manager across multiple technology stacks hosting these integrated workloads.

These once disparate teams can now not only manage all their disperse applications comprised of containers and/or virtual machines (VMs); but in many cases can claim they are deploying the first and only Enterprise protection solution for VMs, applications and Kubernetes at once via central resources. In addition to accelerating the adoption of Tanzu, Dell EMC provides customers with the ease of worry-free migration for existing workloads to Kubernetes environments protected by their policies and self-service capabilities for DevOps teams. Faster testing, faster customer product to market is happening now.

Jennifer Aspesi

About the Author: Jennifer Aspesi

Jen Aspesi is Sr. Consultant Solutions Marketing for Dell Technologies Data Protection Division, primary focus on Cloud Solutions, Kubernetes and High Value Workloads. Prior to this role, Jen was Director of Advanced Customer Engineering for several areas of Dell EMC product and field enablement including storage replication, storage virtualization, backup and recovery. Jen has a Masters of Innovative Technology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA.