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Context: VMworld 2019 Wrapup with RackN’s Rob Hirschfeld

This week on the The New Stack Context podcast we discuss the VMware VMWorld conference, with RackN's Rob Hirschfeld.
Aug 30th, 2019 5:00pm by
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Welcome to The New Stack Context, a podcast where we discuss the latest news and views from the cloud native community. This week we discuss all the news from VMware‘s annual VMworld conference, held this week in San Francisco, with special guest RackN founder/and CEO Rob Hirschfeld. RackN is the provider of next-generation infrastructure automation software for provisioning bare metal, VMs, clouds, and edges.

At the event, VMware announced it’s going all-in on Kubernetes. There were hints the company was going in that direction with its acquisition of Heptio in November, a company founded by Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie, who were among Kubernetes’ founders. At the show, the company announced that vSphere with Kubernetes in a new alpha offering called Project Pacific.

Hirschfeld opined that, with this Kubernetes support, VMware is playing defense, given that operations teams using the vSphere platform might be getting requests from their developer counterparts for Kubernetes support.

VMworld 2019 Wrapup with RackN’s Rob Hirschfeld

Then later in the podcast, we discuss some of the other top stories and podcasts on the site, including an interview with Google’s Dr. Eric Brewer about the service mesh, an introduction to AIOps, and some valuable tips for enterprises choosing the right path for Kubernetes adoption.

Libby Clark, who is the editorial and marketing director at TNS, hosted this podcast, with the help of TNS founder and publisher Alex Williams and  Joab Jackson, managing editor at The New Stack.

VMWare is a sponsor of The New Stack.

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