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DevSecOps in Practice with VMware Tanzu

By : Parth Pandit, Robert Hardt
Book Image

DevSecOps in Practice with VMware Tanzu

By: Parth Pandit, Robert Hardt

Overview of this book

As Kubernetes (or K8s) becomes more prolific, managing large clusters at scale in a multi-cloud environment becomes more challenging – especially from a developer productivity and operational efficiency point of view. DevSecOps in Practice with VMware Tanzu addresses these challenges by automating the delivery of containerized workloads and controlling multi-cloud Kubernetes operations using Tanzu tools. This comprehensive guide begins with an overview of the VMWare Tanzu platform and discusses its tools for building useful and secure applications using the App Accelerator, Build Service, Catalog service, and API portal. Next, you’ll delve into running those applications efficiently at scale with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid and Tanzu Application Platform. As you advance, you’ll find out how to manage these applications, and control, observe, and connect them using Tanzu Mission Control, Tanzu Observability, and Tanzu Service Mesh. Finally, you’ll explore the architecture, capabilities, features, installation, configuration, implementation, and benefits of these services with the help of examples. By the end of this VMware book, you’ll have gained a thorough understanding of the VMWare Tanzu platform and be able to efficiently articulate and solve real-world business problems.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Part 1 – Building Cloud-Native Applications on the Tanzu Platform
Part 2 – Running Cloud-Native Applications on Tanzu
Part 3 – Managing Modern Applications on the Tanzu Platform


At the beginning of this chapter, we discussed some of the reasons why TKG could be a good choice for being a Kubernetes-based container platform. As we saw during the hands-on activities, TKG makes Kubernetes platform deployment and management very easy and operationally efficient by providing a uniform interface – the Tanzu CLI. All the Tanzu CLI-based operations we performed in this chapter were infrastructure-agnostic, providing the required muti-cloud ease of operations.

Because of the limited scope of TKG in this book, we could not install and use all the optional extensions that TKG provides, but we covered them briefly to understand their applications. We saw how extensively TKG uses various cherry-picked open source tools from the CNCF ecosystem. This way, TKG is a solution completely backed by the open source community.

Finally, we learned about the common day-1 and day-2 activities on the TKG platform, starting with installing a platform on AWS and creating...