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VMware enters the FaaS market, hired the founder of OpenFaaS project

via:博客园     time:2018/2/22 10:31:03     readed:129

VMware in January of this year, open source serverless framework Dispatch, the framework can be combined with PKS, to create FaaS applications. Recently VMware is a big move, directly to the founder of OpenFaaS Alex Ellis sits the company's open source technology center.

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In the IaaS field, VMware started to develop in CaaS and FaaS areas in recent years. Like last year's VMworld, Pivotal and Google released the Pivotal Container Service (PKS) jointly. In January of this year, however, Open Source had no Server framework Dispatch, which can also be combined with PKS to build FaaS applications.

Recently, VMware is more of a big move, directly to the founder of OpenFaaS Alex Ellis sits the company's open source technology center senior director of engineers. Alex Ellis said choosing to work at the VMware Open Source Technology Center will not only concentrate on developing OpenFaaS projects, but will also continue to work with open source experts familiar with containers and virtualization.

VMware also said that after Alex Ellis joined the company, he will continue to invest in developing FaaS applications. VMware believes the potential of FaaS is to make many legacy applications convertible to serverless applications, and container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes can make the IT platform more fault-tolerant in addition to simplifying infrastructure complexity Degree, expandability.

In 2016, VMware turned to Dirk Hohndel, an open-source big brother, as VMware Open Source Vice President. In addition to being a longtime SUSE technology leader, the senior open source is also Intel's chief Linux and open source technology expert for nearly 15 years.

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