Why You Should Treat Platform as a Product
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For your organization to succeed, you need to deliver innovative products more rapidly and provide the value your customers expect. That requires a Kubernetes strategy, a cutting-edge platform, and the technical expertise to deliver it in production. And that’s where VMware Tanzu Labs comes in.Talk to an expert
Every organization is different. There’s no single right answer to many technology challenges. That’s why Tanzu Labs will work with you to design, build and scale a Kubernetes-based app platform using commercial products, pure open source components, or a mix of both.
No matter your strategy, our world-class experts will help you implement and scale a production app platform that delivers enduring value for your business and a great developer experience.
“We engaged with VMware Tanzu Labs to learn how to create a developer experience and not just operate a platform.”
Miranda LeBlanc, Liberty Mutual
This is the most important part of the engagement. We lay the foundation for what’s to come, and define success for the rest of your organization.
Identify areas of opportunity, risk, and mitigations for your app platform and targeted apps.
Get an outcomes-based roadmap and plan how to achieve your key business objectives based on research and evidence.
Plan for increased security, stability, and speed of feature delivery.
Provide executive awareness of goals, challenges, opportunities and next steps.
Here, we’ll build a Kubernetes-based app platform. Our team will work with your team to leverage the best tooling for both infrastructure and developer needs.
Design an app platform that considers both apps and infrastructure.
Collaboratively install, configure and integrate the components needed for a developer-centric, production-ready platform.
Enable a dedicated platform team in user-centered, iterative approaches to manage and develop your cloud native platform.
Automate platform deployments, patching, upgrades and operations.
Evolve capabilities to meet changing needs of your developers and applications. Learn how to treat your platform like a product.
Cluster bootstrapping and lifecycle management handled.
Integrate underlying storage providers with containers.
Provide container networking plugin, configure with best practices, and integrate with underlying network.
Expose applications, balancing load, and securing traffic.
Logging, monitoring, alerting, and tracing for the cluster and applications.
Admission control, identity, and runtime security.
Application running on the platform.
Accelerate platform adoption and success at scale. Here’s how we’ll do it.
Establish Kubernetes-based path to production for apps
Create a developer on-ramp for low-friction, self-service, migration
Minimize source code changes required
Drive platform features based on common application patterns
Build confidence in your platform with your developers
Establish processes for continued app migration
Platform built atop Kubernetes made available for Developers.
Application development, build, and testing lifecycles.
Application practices to enable resilience, observability, and scaling of an application.
Building, containerizing, versioning, and packaging applications.
Automating advanced application lifecycles such as stateful workloads.
Tracing, logging, and monitoring practices for cloud native apps.
Application deploying, running, and scaling successfully on cloud native infrastructure
Master the skills needed to run a modern platform. Then establish modern practices for sustained cloud native success.
Update and patch your platform to achieve vulnerability and legacy budgets, while maintaining availability goals.
Respond to incidents and learn through retrospectives.
Extend your platform with new features to meet business needs.
Enable consistent visibility into platform metrics.
Work together to define Service Level Objectives (SLOs) for the platform.
Turn your Kubernetes goals into a plan of action and a design that can be implemented in production. We’ll research and test your hypotheses around user needs, business goals, and technical feasibility.
We’ll help you identify the platforms you want to build and offer to users. We’ll install, configure, integrate, and extend VMware Tanzu or another Kubernetes platform in your environment.
Our Kubernetes architects can help you design, build and scale a production-ready app platform leveraging VMware Tanzu, Kubernetes, commercial and open source building blocks. Provide your developers with an app platform tailored to your portfolio and business objectives.
We offer a fully managed platform service including patching, updates and 24/7 incident response in alignment with your availability objectives. Or we provide hands-on enablement to teach your team how to expertly manage your platform.
A 360-degree assessment of your platform health, ensuring that the dedicated people in your Platform Team and the VMware Tanzu technology can provide mission-critical services to your customers. We’ll build a plan for continued refinement, identifying opportunities for improvement of people, process, application/platform design and technology to support you in getting the best results from your platform.
Prioritize platform feature delivery while achieving your security and compliance objectives. Together, we’ll internally market your VMware Tanzu or another Kubernetes platform to acquire users and workloads and build a super-user community. Our experts pair with your people to establish and enable your dedicated Platform Team.
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