Photon Platform EOA Alert

VMware announced End of Availability (EOA) of Photon Platform on Oct. 6th, 2017. If you are interested in VMware’s cloud-native solutions, you can learn more about VMware Pivotal Container Service, a Kubernetes-based container service, and vSphere Integrated Containers, a Docker container service integrated in vSphere.

Container-Optimized Platform for Cloud-Native Applications

VMware Photon Platform is a container-optimized cloud platform which delivers on-demand tools and services for developers to build, test, and run modern applications while enabling IT to retain security, control and performance of data center infrastructure.

Features for Developer Teams

Modern Developer Experience

Enjoy intuitive and easy-to-use REST API, CLI and HTML5 user interface, and take advantage of the leading PaaS framework Pivotal Cloud Foundry for a modern developer experience.


On-demand access to Kubernetes clusters with high availability, automated scale-up/down and zero maintenance.


Choose from a library of IaaS resources including VMs, networks, and disks, leveraging a distributed control plane and allowing quick provisioning for large numbers of resources.

Features for Infrastructure Operations Teams

Simple Setup and Use

Set up your private cloud in record time with a simple installation wizard, and enjoy radically simple operations thanks to the purpose-built architecture and pervasive automation offerings.

Highly Secure Platform

Achieve the highest security level based on VMware’s proven computing, networking, and storage technologies, all tied together using a centralized identity and access management service.

Advanced Networking with NSX

Offer virtual network as on-demand services to your developers leveraging NSX technology.

Storage Management

Easily manage portfolios of storage options that developers can use on-demand. Aggregate disk drives in your cluster into a single virtual data store, or connect to your existing storage arrays to provide storage services to your developers.

Single-Vendor Solution

Enjoy an entire private cloud software stack supported by a single vendor, from the hardware up to your container instances, the hypervisor, control plane, Linux, Kubernetes, PCF and container repository.