VMware unlocks the power of Kubernetes and app modernization for Southeast Asia

Software innovator VMware is offering new products that will help customers in Southeast Asia (SEA) to further accelerate their applications and infrastructure modernization initiatives.

With its new developer-ready capabilities, enhanced scalability and operations, and new features, VMware vSphere 7 Update 1, VMware vSAN 7 Update 1, and VMware Cloud Foundation 4.1 products were released by VMware on Wednesday to help streamline customer adoption of Kubernetes in SEA.

Kubernetes or ‘K8s’ is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.

“With one of the industry’s most comprehensive software stack for modern apps, VMware empowers enterprises with greater agility and time-to-market, delivering hyper-personalized experiences to customers as they build, run, manage, connect and protect their apps across any cloud and any device,” said Kip Cole, vice president of Tanzu, VMware Asia Pacific & Japan.

Cole said the introduction of VMware Tanzu editions will further enable businesses in the region to embrace the full potential of modern apps and help businesses to respond, adapt, and accelerate business growth amidst macroeconomic uncertainties.

Progressing Asia’s developer ecosystem

VMware also announced its ‘Getting Future Ready’ initiative, a pilot training initiative that deepens expertise and specialization in next-generation technologies for the Singapore workforce.

‘Getting Future Ready’ provides a structured program that upskills and prepares tech talents for emerging Cloud-Native job roles and opportunities. It offers up to 1,000 traineeship opportunities to Singapore-based companies that will benefit tech talents across VMware’s expansive partner and customer ecosystem.

“As organizations continue to adapt, respond and accelerate their businesses in this new digital paradigm, VMware is committed to leveraging our industry-leading technologies and expertise to upskill and enable a new generation of tech talents, so they can drive Singapore’s economy forward in its next chapter of growth,” VMware Singapore Manager Adrian Hia said.

VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, app modernization, networking, security, and digital workspace offerings help customers deliver any application on any cloud across any device.