Boost Developer Productivity and Operator Confidence with Secure, Enterprise-Ready Open Source

June 9, 2022

Shagun Tewari and Raquel Campuzano Godoy co-wrote this post.

Today, a lot of organizations face the challenge of running open source software in production environments in a secure and compliant way. Just six months ago, we witnessed how a vulnerability in Log4j, one of the most popular open source libraries, compromised millions of sites and applications, including products from major cloud vendors. The impact on businesses was enormous, highlighting the necessity for an alternative way that enterprises can obtain and run open source in production environments.  

Building upon 10 years of experience packaging open source software, the team behind Bitnami, now part of VMware, has created a product for enterprise consumption called VMware Application Catalog. A recent blog highlights how this library of custom, prepackaged, open source application components brings developers and operators a way of consuming open source software without compromising security. These application building blocks are tested on multiple deployment platforms and are continuously and automatically updated for every new vulnerability fix, including those for all dependencies, thanks to an internal automatic build pipeline.  

Read on to see how two popular solutions—MariaDB and PostgreSQL—can be utilized and run in an enterprise-ready way through VMware Application Catalog.  

Two catalogs, two different use cases 

When enterprises run applications in production, they must have a level of compliance, security, and transparency that can be difficult to achieve with open source software from public repositories—even from the Bitnami Application Catalog.  

Solutions from Bitnami Application Catalog are ideal for testing and development environments, or perhaps for use by smaller websites. VMware Application Catalog, however, provides security and compliance at the enterprise level, which makes its solutions ideal for production environments and large-scale websites. 

The two videos below explain the use cases and scenarios in which you can use the two catalogs, demonstrating the steps you must follow to obtain and use packages from Bitnami Application Catalog and VMware Application Catalog using two well-known solutions, MariaDB Galera and PostgreSQL, in different formats, Helm charts and OVA files. They also showcase the various types of information that you can get from Bitnami Application Catalog and VMware Application Catalog.  

Use MariaDB Galera in Production with VMware Application Catalog: 

Use PostgreSQL OVA Image in Production using VMware Application Catalog: 

Learn more 

If you want to discover how you can use Bitnami solutions in production through the VMware Application Catalog, be sure to join our live webinar on June 23 at 10 am PT.  

This webinar will:  

  • Explain the differences in obtaining a standard version of a Bitnami image from the Bitnami Application Catalog, versus obtaining a production-ready version of the same application delivered directly into your private repository through the VMware Application Catalog.  

  • Walk you through a demo of the VMware Application Catalog to show you how to create your custom catalog, get the latest updates on your private repository, and check its metadata for full transparency and visibility.  

Register today and reserve your seat to learn from the experts how VMware Application Catalog can boost your developer productivity while ensuring your internal compliance. 

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