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Monetizing services using VMware Tanzu Mission Control for cloud providers

September 15, 2021

Monetizing services using VMware Tanzu Mission Control for cloud providers
 
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Multicloud deployment has become standard practice. With clusters deployed across multiple different environments, the question arises—how do you manage it all?
 
VMware Tanzu Mission Control is a centralized management platform for consistently operating and securing your Kubernetes infrastructure and modern applications across teams and clouds.
 
Shelby Skrhak speaks with Satish Katpally, Director of Product Marketing at VMware, about:
 
  • The rapid adoption of containers
  • The use cases and top five benefits of Tanzu Mission Control
  • How it enables cloud providers
  • Five easily monetizable services


Rapid container adoption

As companies prioritize digital transformation, the need for applications to be built at cloud scale has grown.
 
“That’s why containers are being adopted at a much faster pace than running the same applications as virtual machines,” Satish says.
 
Containers are more lightweight and have smaller footprints than virtual machines when it comes to memory and CPU. Because of that, they provide an elasticity that is integral for scaling applications up and down as needed.


Five benefits of VMware Tanzu Mission Control

  1. Regardless of where clusters are deployed, they can be managed from a centralized location
  2. Ensures all security patches are in place and that any open source components are the latest versions certified
  3. Gives you a simple way to maintain a consistent policy
  4. Allows you to observe and diagnose when something is going wrong within a cluster
  5. Backs up all the persistent data that is used by applications and ensures that if a cluster goes down, it’s up and running in a different cloud


Enabling cloud providers

Before cloud providers were great managed service providers, but they were oriented toward virtual machines.
 
Now that the industry is shifting toward cloud-native workloads using containers, cloud providers need to shift their offerings.
 
With VMware Tanzu Mission Control, they can:
 
  • Offer Kubernetes as a managed service that involves creating containers
  • Offer open-source components for developers so that they don’t have to go to public clouds to start building cloud-native applications


Five easily monetizable services

“This is all about getting our cloud providers to be like public clouds,” Satish says, “giving them the cloud elasticity, latest open source components they need to build cloud-native applications through their digital transformation.”
 
To that end, there are five Mission Control-based services that can be monetized:
 
  1. Cluster lifecycle management
  2. Identity management
  3. Security, compliance and auditing
  4. Data protection
  5. Open component-based observability
 
For more information, contact the Ingram Micro VMware VCPP team or visit VMware Tanzu Mission Control.