VMware have acquired Bitnami!

What is Bitnami and how can it help you?

Bitnami is a library of installers/software packages with a motivation of enabling users to deploy their applications regardless of platform, with the click of a button. Forbes describes it as:  Bitnami – The Boy Scout for Cloud Applications

A good example of this is WordPress. Instead of installing the LAMP stack yourself, use Bitnami to automatically install WordPress on AWS at the click of a button.

Check out this introduction video

In summary: Bitnami is all about Apps.  It is a SaaS based service that will enable VMware customers to easily deploy application packages from the Bitnami catalogue on any cloud— public or hybrid—and in the most optimal format—virtual machine (VM), containers and Kubernetes helm charts. 

Take a look at the Bitnami Stacks here: https://bitnami.com/stacks

Bitnami & VMware

Bitnami will be able to augment our existing efforts to deliver a curated marketplace to VMware customers that offers a rich set of applications and development environments in addition to infrastructure software.

This will live with within Cloud Services to enable VMware to build out what we call the VMware Cloud Marketplace . However, VMware will also keep all current routes open for Bitnami including direct to user.

For Customers

Our goal is to accelerate the application “builder’s journey” by delivering simplified ways to leverage open source software applications and frameworks; and free the “builders” to focus on building differentiated capabilities versus worrying about deployment and infrastructure. We plan to do this across all clouds and formats—VMs, containers and SaaS offerings. Our goal will be to provide equivalency not abstraction across the different cloud platforms.

For enterprise IT, we intend to solve challenges related to taking a core set of application packages and making them available consistently across teams and clouds. After close, our solution will be designed to allow enterprise IT to provide a customized catalog that: adheres to their security best practices, delivers up-to-date content, is multi-cloud validated, features rich usage analytics, and more.

By bridging these two domains, we will enable developers to move with agility while IT operations teams will have the needed controls in place in this fast-moving world.

References taken from Forbes, VMware Cloud Blog, and Bitnami

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