Yesterday, VMware announced the acquisition of start-up Heptio, founded by two co founders of Kubernetes. This is also understood as VMware's intention to strengthen container based architecture and open source ecosystem. It's worth noting that this seems to be the only acquisition of container technology in VMware's dozens of acquisitions, and Heptio, the startup being acquired, is not the same.
Heptio was founded in Seattle by Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie, co-founders of Kubernetes, to help businesses build and run Kubernetes-based container architecture. The two co-founders, who worked on Google's Kubernetes project team in 2014, played a key role in the development of Kubernetes. They are also considered the core founders of Kubernetes and have been active in the Kubernetes community.
The acquisition is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019. According to the agreement, Joe Beda, Craig McLuckie and their teams will join VMware.
Kubernetes, which was open source in 2014, has since become the preferred tool for managing software containers and is becoming an increasingly important part of the enterprise application infrastructure. Kubenetes has
In fact, this acquisition by VMware, coupled with the recent acquisition of Red Hat by IBM, shows that the major IT vendors are working fo
Pat Gelsinger, chief executive of VMware, said