B2B Tech Talk with Ingram Micro
B2B Tech Talk with Ingram Micro

Episode · 5 months ago

Modern Apps in a Multi-Cloud World with VMware


Over the next two years, 500 million new applications will be built and released into the marketplace. That’s equivalent to the number of apps created over the last 40 years.

Despite that startling statistic, there are still companies struggling to deploy their apps with speed, stability, security and at scale.

VMware Tanzu can help.

Shelby Skrhak speaks with Karin Bash, Tanzu alliance manager at VMware, about:

- What Tanzu helps companies do better

- How the Tanzu portfolio enables DevSecOps to transform

- How Tanzu automates operations

For more information, reach out to Karin (kbash@vmware.com) or visit VMware.

To join the discussion, follow us on Twitter @IngramTechSol #B2BTechTalk

Listen to this episode and more like it by subscribing to B2B Tech Talk on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Stitcher. Or tune in on our website.

...you're listening to B two B tech talk with ingram Micro. The place to learn about new technology and technological advances before they become mainstream. This podcast is sponsored by ingram Micro's. Imagine next. It's not about the destination, it's about going someplace you never thought possible. Go to imagine next dot ingram micro dot com to find out more. Let's get into it. Welcome to B two B tech talk with ingram Micro. I'm your host Shelby skirt talk. And my guest today is Karen bash, Tanja alliance manager for VM ware. Karen, Welcome. Hi Shelby. Thanks for having me this morning. Absolutely. Well, so today on this President's club edition of B two B tech talk, we are talking about modern apps and a multi cloud world with VM ware's Karen bash. So, you know, hybrid or multi cloud architectures are really kind of becoming the enterprise norm for for modernizing apps, but let's start very high level. And um, may ask you know, what's, what's the promise of VM ware stands do I mean brass tacks, what does hands do help companies do better. Yeah. And you know what? You're absolutely right. Hybrid and multi cloud infrastructures and architectures are absolutely becoming the norm. VM ware tons whose mission statement is to catalyze enterprise transformation through software. And so what that means is to help businesses deliver new software features to market faster with speed, stability, security, and at scale um or tons and tons of group here at VM ware was formed through multiple acquisitions. I actually came over through the pivotal acquisition that was completed I guess almost two years ago now. Wild time flies when you're having fun but multiple other acquisitions to pivotal heck video was a small kubernetes service company and that was actually formed by two of the...

...three original creators of kubernetes when they left. Yeah, pretty amazing. They left Google formed this service company FTO deliver or to deliver services focused only on kubernetes. They are now part of the VM ware team. Two of the three original creators founders, developers of the kubernetes container orchestration and management tool are now sitting on the board driving strategy for VM ware. The Tans, a group as well as Vietnam E, which is the private application catalog and wavefront, which provides a full scale observe ability solution across not only the infrastructure but the application portfolio for organizations and so through this entire towns a portfolio, we help organizations deliver better software to production faster, with less risk. We are a team of application modernization experts and as part of the overall VM, we're family now, we can truly meet customers needs, wherever they want to start with modernizing their infrastructure or modernizing their applications, truly offering a multi cloud solution, customers will not be locked into one set of tools and even if some of our offerings, they can use their existing toolsets, not forcing them to earn a PhD or start a new science project to learn a whole new way of doing things. Right, right, well. And yeah, I mean, these aren't, these aren't simple things that we're that we're talking about. So, uh, when we look at tattoos outcomes, um, you know, in our uh, our conversation before our episode, you talked about some of those outcomes in development, security and operations. So let's focus on Development a little bit. You gave me an interesting stat about the poor if oration of applications that over the next three...

...years enterprises are going to build 500 million apps using cloud native tools and methods. So put that into perspective for us. That's equal to what Yeah, this stat is truly just mind boggling, isn't it? I mean it was even, yeah, it was unbelievable to me even to come over to pivotal and learn just how many applications are running Businessly today out there. Either homegrown or custom off the shelf software, tons of titles in their application portfolio to deliver the needs of the business. Um, and so that prediction over the next two years, 500 million new applications are going to be built and released out into the marketplace. That's as equal to as many apps as were built in the last 40 years. Yes. Being deployed to market yeah, right. In the next two years. And I mean, just think about that speed in that scale. Right. And the way companies are reaching that speed and scale is through using cloud native development methodologies tools and processes. And that also means using software or using tools that are developing software in containers, containers are the agreement between DEV and ops as to how code will be delivered to their customers into the business software today. Cloud native software today is developed in containers or it's consumed in containers even just in the custom off the shelf software titles that companies are buying today and then tons of importance who has a full suite of products and bundles to help companies bring their new software features to market fastest and most security securely using all of these cloud native methodologies and tools. And even with this massive speed and scale right even with these predictions of this massive proliferation of software applications coming to market,...

...companies are still struggling to get these new features and apps deployed via morton's. You can help. Well so you mentioned um you know these bringing these the software features to market uh quickly and securely. So shifting our focus to security. I know that I don't have to tell this audience that cybersecurity is keeping a lot of I. T. Professionals up at night both literally and figuratively. So how does the Tandy portfolio really enable DEV c cops too transform it really is keeping security I. T. Frankly Ceo Ceo CFO? S up at night. It is highly important. I mean it's every day we're hearing about a new security breach and actually security is baked into every level of the town's a portfolio. We uh there's a large amount of offerings in the towns of portfolio, we can deliver them either as ala carte solutions or we do have bundled offerings. But speaking about containers, we automate container packaging and builds and so that takes the toil of managing to new critical vulnerability, um, patches and alerts that are sent out almost on a daily basis. Takes the toil of managing that off of the hands of the developers, leaving them more time to do what they want to do, which is developed code and frankly that's what the business wants them to do to. This is all about getting new features to market as fast as possible. And if we can even Give 40% more of their time back to that developer team and take off managing those critical vulnerability patches and updates and just automate that through providing automated container packaging and builds that gives frankly more more revenue back to the bottom line of the organization. We also...

...provide a validated container image registry with role based access and policies and images that the company has already approved for the developer teams to use. So instead of today, those deputies are going out to probably Docker hub and pulling unvaccinated untrusted code off of open source. Docker hub deploying that in the environment. That leaves the organization open to vulnerabilities and then that also requires those teams to then go manually update and patch to any new vulnerabilities that are announced from that open source code. Our tools will scan the environment every time a new cbs announced and then automatically apply that patch across the entire software portfolio. Imagine taking that patching time off of the ops teams and application owners and enabling it to get done in seconds versus days or weeks every time. I mean some of these actually, probably many of these security breaches we hear about is or are due to unpatched systems because frankly managing the vulnerabilities and patches across their entire portfolio is very time consuming and overwhelming and so it likely may not get done or may not get done in the time it needs to get done. If we automate those patches across the portfolio, those changes can get done in literally seconds versus days or weeks. Let our automation update those pre built components and push it to an image registry for you. This is giving speed through security and automation developers really should be spending more time coding new features and less time trying to think about vulnerabilities and actually I want to give a quote from Kroger, obviously a brick and mortar grocery chain who had to transform their business to be able...

...to keep pace with the competition. Right and deliver better, more compelling digital experiences to their customers. The information security manager at Kroger, Michael Herman stated we used to have a lot of manual processes as part of our security procedures for deploying applications. We used to have developers spending four weeks to get all of the security elements needed by various security and infrastructure infrastructure teams today, those developers can get everything they need in just a few seconds. That's that's huge because you're right, I mean the, you know, teams are already so uh so far stretch, we've talked about that a lot on this podcast, you know, trying to do more with less and sometimes looking at those critical vulnerabilities can feel like a leaky ship, you're just, you know, putting your hand out, trying to hold, hold, hold back the water. So when we start to look at operations then you mentioned this already about the automation but can you guess expand more into how Tansy really helps automated operations for this efficiency and developer. Self service. Yeah, thank you. And actually we're really excited here on the VM or Tansy team, we're about to announce a new bundle, a new suite of are tons of products to be able to really bring improved operations abilities to the kubernetes environment for organizations. Operations teams need to be able to provide trusted environments to their dev teams quickly and in a repeatable manner when they aren't able to respond fast enough to a new request or a patch or change needed. These teams start going out to invalidated tools invalidated code or creating workloads in the cloud to get what they need done quickly. The tons of portfolio allows ops teams to control the lifecycle and policy management of their entire kubernetes environment. We have a tool that provides a single pane of glass to allow for governance,...

...policy access management and provisioning across any and all distributions of kubernetes. They're running not just BMR kubernetes as well as full platform and application portfolio, observe ability with real time dashboards and metrics back to both the DEV and ops teams. And we also ensure secure workload communication across clouds, clusters and VMS using the Tansy suite of tools, either r ala carte offerings or are bundles enables operations teams to automate and monitor their cloud kubernetes platform operations, optimized platform and application operating costs, enforce security, networking and compliance requirements and enable self service access to the right infrastructure abstractions and at building blocks this is speeding time to market which will empower these operations teams to meet the needs of the business, driving increased customer satisfaction and growing and creating new revenue streams and this is all done without overburdening their developers with managing the underlying infrastructure anymore any longer? Well, so, um, as we start to wrap up our episode today, we always ask our guests the same final question and that's where do you see technology going in the next year? Yeah, that's a great question of course is going so fast, right companies need to be able to bring better experiences to their customers faster frankly, to be able to keep pace and outpace their competition in order to do that. They want to have a choice as well as speed and security. I see the applications, operations and security sides of the house is becoming even closer and planning together at the beginning stages to ensure successful delivery of applications and features to market faster and more securely using the tools they want to use on the...

...infrastructure they want to use, be it on prem public cloud or at the edge. I see people wanting simplicity, there are a lot of tools out there that companies by but then struggled to deploy and use so it ends up just being shelf where they need trusted partners to help them through their transformation and provide a full suite of tools and services to take them across the finish line, not just bring that up, bring them up to it and even better allowing them to use their existing toolsets to provide the features to the business that they are demanding to be able to deliver better experiences to their customers. Both internal and external. We have more tons, it is uniquely positioned to truly be able to help organizations meet these needs and demands in the multi cloud world. Well, so for our listeners who want to find out more about what we talked about today or go more in depth. How can they reach out? Yeah, please do. Uh and actually, I want to promote for all BM we're partners, my engineer and I scott right well and I do a weekly tan Xue connect partner webinar and we will paste the link on this page, please register for that webinar when you are registered for that webinar, you will get the weekly zoom reminder. It's a zoom webinar as well as you'll have access behind partner connect and in partner university to all of the archives. We just this week did episode 60 talking about selling to security organizations, selling tons of two security and within the organizations and the customers you are talking to. And uh, you'll be able to go download the past recordings, all of the past pdf decks and you'll also be able to ensure that you are signed up to be able to watch every new weekly webinar we produce. So I'd really encourage everyone to sign up for our transit connect weekly webinar series as well as reach out to me please. I'm K bash at gmail dot com. I am one of the regional tons o alliance managers.

I also have a set of peers across the country and across the globe. I will get you aligned with the right person to help you build a ton zoo focused business within your organization. Karen, thank you so much for joining me. Thank you Shelby. It was great to be here. Yeah. And thank you listeners for tuning in and subscribing to B two B tech talk with ingram Micro if you like this episode or have a question, please join the discussion on twitter with the hashtag B two B tech talk. Until next time I'm Shelby skirt Talk, you've been listening to B two B Tech Talk with ingram Micro. This episode was sponsored by ingram Micro's. Imagine Next B two B Tech Talk is a joint production with Sweet Fish Media and Anger Micro. To not miss an episode, Subscribe today to your favorite podcast platform.

In-Stream Audio Search


Search across all episodes within this podcast

Episodes (395)