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Leverage Comprehensive Cloud Expertise For Your Cloud-Native Journey

  Fred McHugh     Jun 03, 2024

With WEI’s cloud-native expertise to support your hybrid cloud journey, explore how vSphere with Tanzu enhances agility and scalability in hybrid environments.Modern IT demands agility and scalability. They are common buzzwords in IT, but it’s true that enterprises are increasingly seeking hybrid cloud strategies that blend the stability of virtualized environments with the flexibility of containerized applications. vSphere with Tanzu presents a compelling solution, but its implementation requires careful planning and expertise – something WEI is ready and willing to assist with.

This blog post delves into the advantages of vSphere with Tanzu and outlines how our detailed approach facilitates a seamless transition to a modern, agile, and innovation-ready cloud infrastructure.

Understanding Your Kubernetes Journey

WEI recognizes the critical role of collaboration between IT and DevOps teams in achieving optimal container deployments, scaling, and management. VMware Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations empowers this collaboration by providing a unified platform with automation tools and insightful monitoring. This approach fosters a continuous cycle of optimization to ensure deployments are efficient, scalable, and secure.

Furthermore, WEI’s Tanzu expertise secures the supply chain and CI/CD pipeline for protected containerized application development.

The Tanzu Advantage

Here’s how Tanzu can transform your approach to application management:

  • Streamlined Development Lifecycle: Tanzu capitalizes on VMware’s cloud-native and agile know-how to streamline the application lifecycle. A unified platform with pre-built templates and integrated tools empowers developers for rapid development and deployment.
  • Enhanced Developer Productivity: This solution automates infrastructure tasks, which frees developers to focus on building innovative applications. The approach aligns with modern workflows to boost development efficiency.
  • Robust Security Without Compromise: Tanzu prioritizes security by integrating automated measures into the development pipeline. This “left-of-bang” approach ensures consistent enforcement and a strong foundation, freeing operations teams to optimize developer experience and application performance.
  • Cloud-Agnostic Flexibility: The cloud-neutral approach empowers organizations to choose optimal cloud solutions. It simplifies deployments and ensures application portability across any cloud environment, private, public, or hybrid.

Adopting Tanzu unlocks a suite of advantages for organizations. This flexibility, combined with the ability to operate in any cloud environment, empowers businesses to stay ahead of the curve and deliver exceptional value to their customers.

The VCDX Advantage

Streamline Your Path To Kubernetes

WEI is your trusted guide throughout your Kubernetes adoption journey. Through a thorough kickoff assessment, our proven architects evaluate your existing cloud environment and align it with your long-term goals. Leveraging this analysis, WEI develops a secure and compliant Kubernetes environment tailored to your private cloud, adhering to the rigorous standards set forth by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

WEI also provides a full range of services to empower your vSphere with Tanzu journey, such as:

  • Assessment and Design: Collaborate with WEI to review best practices, identify potential issues, and design a compliant cloud-native environment.
  • Workload Management And Deployment: Enable efficient workload management and deploy Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) clusters.
  • Migration And Management: WEI offers extensive vSphere with Tanzu services, including migrations, RBAC implementation, patching & upgrades, backups & disaster recovery, and connectivity solutions.
  • Infrastructure Automation: WEI’s infrastructure as code (IaC) and configuration management expertise automates infrastructure provisioning and management.

Choosing A Strategic Partner For Seamless Implementation

A successful vSphere with Tanzu deployment hinges on partnering with an expert who prioritizes customer success. WEI distinguishes itself as the premier choice, bringing its proven track record of excellence to ensure a seamless and successful implementation.

1. Unparalleled Expertise And Customer Focus

For over 35 years, WEI has prioritized customer satisfaction by assembling a team of highly trained and certified professionals. We consistently recruit the industry’s top engineers, empowering them to create best-in-class solutions tailored to your specific needs. This dedication is reflected in our recognition as a three-time CRN Triple Crown Award winner, signifying our unwavering commitment to exceptional service, technical proficiency, and exceeding customer expectations.

2. Validated Skills For Modern Application Management

WEI’s team boasts a robust portfolio of industry-recognized certifications, demonstrating their in-depth knowledge of Kubernetes concepts and practical experience managing cloud-based applications.

  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA): Our CKAs excel in deploying, configuring, and managing production-grade Kubernetes clusters. Their expertise encompasses and goes beyond core Kubernetes functionalities, application lifecycle management, networking, and security.
  • Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD): WEI’s CKADs possess the skills to design, build, configure, and manage cloud-native applications seamlessly within Kubernetes environments.
  • VMware Cloud Native Master Specialist: Leverage the expertise of our specialists to architect a robust Kubernetes platform that integrates seamlessly with complementary cloud-native technologies, ensuring a smooth and continuous application delivery pipeline.
  • VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX): As we’ve written before, WEI is proud to have one of the few VCDX professionals in the New England region. This vast and exceptional knowledge base enables our customers to design, plan, and test vSphere-based solutions that perfectly align with their unique business objectives.

When you partner with WEI, you gain a trusted advisor with the expertise to navigate the complexities of vSphere with Tanzu implementation so you can focus on core business innovation.

Final Thoughts

WEI is committed to supporting you throughout your Kubernetes journey with vSphere and Tanzu. Our expertise, combined with Tanzu’s robust capabilities, empowers your enterprise to efficiently modernize applications, enhance security, and seamlessly operate across any cloud environment.

A WEI partnership is more than an innovative solution; we provide dedicated strategic advisors who will remain actively engaged with your business to ensure your long-term success. Contact our team today to discuss your needs and learn more about how we can help you achieve your Kubernetes goals.

Next Steps: In our free solution brief, discover the vSphere with Tanzu services that WEI offers as well as an understanding of our deep certification portfolio. When you work with WEI, you get more than an innovative solution. You get a team of dedicated strategic partners and advisors who stay connected to ensure your long-term satisfaction and success.

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Bonus Podcast Content: In this episode, the WEI Tech Talk Podcast welcomes WEI Senior Architect and Virtualization Ambassador Mark Gabryjelski. Mark has been practicing VMware since 2000 and is VCDX #23. Known as "Gabs" around the industry, he is one of the first non-VMware employees to have earned the certification.

Today's episode will explain what the VCDX certification is and why it elevates WEI as an IT solutions provider. Mark also explains what his journey was like in earning his certification and how the program has evolved over the past several years. The content for this episode was recorded in January 2024.



Tags  cloud strategy hybrid cloud digital transformation vSphere containers Automation VMware Tanzu application modernization

Fred McHugh

Written by Fred McHugh

Fred McHugh designs and deploys virtualization and cloud solutions for WEI clients. As WEI’s Virtualization, Cloud, and Automation Practice Manager, Fred is one of our subject matter experts on vSphere, vRealize Automation suite, and NSX software defined networking. Fred’s certification include VCAP5-DCA (VMware advanced professional), VCP6-Cloud management and Automation, VCP6-Network Virtualization, Microsoft certified Solution expert-Server infrastructure 2012. Fred also holds a Masters in Computer Information Systems from Boston University.

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