by Adam Armstrong

VMware Photon Controller Is Now Available As Open Source Software

Today at DockerCon Europe 2015, VMware Inc. announced that its Photon Controller, one of the components of its Photon Platform, is now available as an open source project. First announced at VMworld, the Photon Platform is a purpose-built solution designed to meet this emerging need and features in order to run cloud-native applications at scale. The Photon Platform currently features two technologies, the Photon Machine and the Photon Controller.

As we previously stated, the Photon Controller is a multi-tenant, API-driven control plane optimized for scale, churn and high-availability. Automation-savvy DevOps teams will be able to speed the creation of thousands of new containers per minute and support hundreds of thousands of total simultaneous workloads. The technology will also incorporate Project Lightwave, which provides enterprise-grade trust and security for containers. As announced at the time, the Photon Controller would be available as an open source project so developers, customers, and partners would be able to engage with VMware directly about Photon Controller.

For a more in-depth look into Photon Controller, Bharath Siravara, director of R&D, Cloud-Native Apps Business Unit, VMware, does a deep dive in a blog post on VMware’s blog here.


The VMware Photon Controller is available today and is being demoed at booth 32 in the Hallway Community Theater in Barcelona at DockerCon Europe 2015.

VMware Photon Controller at Github

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