Modern IT infrastructure is being transformed by Containers. Containers are similar to virtual machines but have relaxed isolation properties to share the operating system. The Container has its own filesystem, CPU, memory and process space. Agile application creation, continuous development, environmental consistency across development, application-centric management, efficient resource allocation and resource isolation are the key benefits of containers. Kubernetes is an open-source container management platform that unifies a cluster of machines into a single pool of compute resources.
VMware vSphere is the compute virtualization platform. VMware vSphere 7 rearchitected with native Kubernetes for application modernization that enable IT admins to use vCenter server to operate Kubernetes clusters through namespaces. VMware vSphere with Tanzu provides a platform for both traditional applications as well as modern applications so that both IT admins and developers can access developer- ready infrastructure, scale with simple operations.
With currently distributed container deployment, it is important to protect the workloads. Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager protects the workloads and ensures high availability, consistent, and reliable backup and restore for Kubernetes workload or DR situation. PowerProtect Data Manager offers centralized management, automation, multi-cloud options and advanced integration for ease and simplicity for managing workloads. PowerProtect Data Manager protects VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) clusters, pods, persistent volume claims, namespaces and other resources.