Xtravirt Achieves VMware PKS Solution Competency

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Xtravirt Achieves VMware PKS Solution Competency

Xtravirt to deliver turnkey solution for provisioning, operating and managing enterprise-grade Kubernetes clusters

London, 29th August 2019 — Xtravirt, today announced it has achieved the VMware PKS Solution Competency and will deliver the latest innovations for Kubernetes. VMware PKS with VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) is a comprehensive solution that enables enterprises and service providers to simplify the deployment and operations of Kubernetes clusters.

In order to attain this competency, Xtravirt successfully fulfilled all requirements, including the completion of numerous advanced certifications that demonstrates proficiency in VMware PKS installation, delivery, configuration and management.

“Achieving the VMware PKS Competency provides a further level of quality assurance to our customers.  We continually aim to deliver best in class cloud consulting services and this latest achievement recognises our ability to help our customers adopt container technology,” said Gavin Jolliffe, CEO of Xtravirt. “VMware PKS presents an exciting proposition for customers looking to accelerate the development of cloud native applications and Xtravirt are proud to be one of the first professional services partners in the UK to receive this particular solution competency.”

“We are pleased to see Xtravirt offer VMware PKS and achieve the new VMware PKS Solution Competency. With this, Xtravirt can help customers modernize applications and transform the way they develop software,” Jenni Flinders, Global Channel Chief at VMware. “Kubernetes is the most popular, developer-ready way to abstract the infrastructure on which people build new applications. VMware PKS enables organizations to easily and efficiently deploy, run and manage Kubernetes for production.”

VMware PKS is built on upstream Kubernetes to ensure workload portability and access to the latest innovations. Product capabilities include:

  • High availability: Monitors and manages Kubernetes clusters from infrastructure to applications to ensure high availability.
  • Advanced container networking and security: Integrates with VMware NSX-T to provide pod-level container networking, load balancing, and security policies.
  • Instant provisioning: Creation of Kubernetes clusters quickly and on-demand.
  • Multi-tenancy: Users only access the Kubernetes containers they create.
  • Secure container registry: Ability to secure container workload images by performing vulnerability scans, using image signing, and auditing images.
  • Persistent storage. Deployment of Kubernetes clusters for both stateless and stateful workloads.

The VMware PKS Solution Competency is the newest addition to VMware’s solution competency portfolio. Solution Competencies provide the sales and technical training that partners need to be successful selling, implementing, and managing VMware technology. This new VMware PKS Solution Competency helps partners achieve the expertise to help customers run modern applications with flexibility and agility, while also growing business opportunities and building new practices.

Enterprise customers can work with partners such as Xtravirt to be their trusted advisors as they move towards optimising Kubernetes. Xtravirt brings industry and technical expertise to customers to help them quickly execute on their digital transformation initiatives using VMware PKS.

Xtravirt is a VMware Enterprise Service Provider, a VMware Premier Solution Provider and holds VMware Master Services Competencies in Cloud Management and Automation, Data Center Virtualization, Desktop and Mobility, and Network Virtualization.  Xtravirt has also received several VMware accolades.  At last year’s Global Innovation Awards, Xtravirt won in both the Global and Regional Professional Services categories.

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About Xtravirt

Xtravirt is an independent cloud consulting business.  We believe in empowering enterprises to innovate and thrive in an ever-changing digital world.

Technology sits at the heart of every modern enterprise, but as it has grown in scale and complexity, organisations find themselves without the required skills, experience or processes in place to leverage new technologies to maximise business value.  When you partner with Xtravirt, our experts and proven methodologies will ensure that you accelerate and de-risk your IT transformation and that your desired business objectives become a reality.

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in the UK, we work with upper and mid-tier enterprises across EMEA and across all business sectors.  Cloud sits at the heart of our business, with our service portfolio covering digital infrastructure, networking and security, digital workspace, automation, application transformation and managed services.  Our services span the entire technology lifecycle from the initial assessment and advisory stages, through design and implementation and beyond.  Our service portfolio enables customers to realise value from their investment in the short, medium and long term.


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