As much as enterprises might want to modernize IT and go cloud, it’s still a stubborn fact that 95 percent of IT spending remains firmly on-premises. That’s changing, and fast, but CIOs have struggled to upgrade their information technology for the cloud era.
In a bid to ease that struggle, VMware today announced Project Pacific, a re-architecture of its vSphere server virtualization platform that turns vSphere into a Kubernetes native platform. What does that mean? In practical terms it means that today’s 70 million vSphere workloads immediately become Kubernetes workloads. Perhaps more importantly, it means that the 500,000 organizations that run vSphere suddenly have the skills necessary to run Kubernetes. Overnight.