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Pivotal takes the reins for VMware containers with PKS

Submitted by on November 9, 2017 – 10:15 pmNo Comment

Photon Platform combines a special build of the ESXi hypervisor — one intended to run VMware containers as VMs — with Photon Controller, an application that manages Photon ESXi servers and their containers as VMs. Photon Controller is an open source project, hosted on GitHub and run primarily by VMware.

At present, the GitHub repository says that VMware no longer maintains Photon Controller. I take this to mean VMware has decided not to continue development for Photon Controller and that the Photon Platform is, essentially, dead. It’s worth noting that VMware continues to develop and support its Linux distribution, Photon OS. Since vCenter 6.5 runs on Photon OS, VMware needs to keep it alive.

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