Modern Applications Built for Change

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past and present are certain to miss the future.

-John F. Kennedy​

The rise of modern applications is in part because they’re built for change. Modern apps give the opportunity for organizations to be agile, resilient, and scalable.

Modern applications can help accomplish an array of goals – saving time and money- across all departments by easily deploying Kubernetes. This provides an abstraction layer for compute, networking, and storage enabling you to build an application once and deploy many times across various environments. Pivoting amongst change is now simplified within management, functionality, and more.

Kubernetes for the win!

By using Kubernetes, you are not locked in to just one vendor. It will allow you to utilize multiple solutions in your infrastructure across multiple providers. Below are a few solution sets Sterling suggests to ensure modern applications are provided with the platform, or infrastructure, to meet your organization’s needs.

VMware Tanzu

  • Easily transition to Kubernetes for existing vSphere customers without having to re-skill engineers completely.
  • Hybrid cloud capability for future expansion if needed.
  • Can be embedded directly within vSphere for simplified deployment and ease of transition from virtual machines to containers allowing you to utilize system your comfortable with and the added benefit of Kubernetes.
  • Suite of products that go from simply Kubernetes management to complete developer lifecycle platform – allowing VMware to meet you where they are in their container journey.
  • SaaS based multi-cloud control using Tanzu Mission Control and Tanzu Service Mesh providing hybrid cloud capability using the VMware Tanzu platform across public and private clouds.

RedHat OpenShift

  • Robust and enterprise tested Kubernetes-first platform built to support bare-metal, edge, hybrid cloud, to native public cloud services.
  • Container-first platform.
  • Deployment model from bare-metal on prem to tightly integrated first-party cloud services.
  • Heavy focus on security by using immutable infrastructure.
  • Adds RedHat specific features directly to Kubernetes to make OpenShift a distinct distribution. RedHat is the number 2 contributor to Kubernetes, only behind Google (the Kubernetes creator).

D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP)

  • Simplicity in deployment and management by bundling all the necessary tooling required to get up and running with upstream Kubernetes quickly.
  • Can be deployed with simple binaries and no internet access specifically for air-gapped environments.
  • Completely upstream opensource conformant meaning no vendor lock-in.
  • On-prem multi-cluster orchestration platform using the ClusterAPI project.

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