What is Photon Controller™
Photon Controller™ is a distributed, multi-tenant host controller optimized for containers. The Photon Controller delivers:
- API-first Model: A user-experience focused on the automation of infrastructure consumption and operations using simple RESTful APIs, SDKs and CLI tooling, all fully multi-tenant. Allows a small automaton-savvy devops team to efficiently leverage fleets of servers.
- Fast, Scale-out Control Plane: A built-from-scratch infrastructure control plane optimized for massive scale and speed, allowing the creation of 1000s of new VM-isolated workloads per minute, and supporting 100,000s of total simultaneous workloads
- Integrated PaaS and Native Container Support: Developer teams consuming infrastructure get their choice of open container orchestration frameworks (e.g. Pivotal CF/Lattice, Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, and Mesos). The Photon controller is built for large environments to run workloads designed for cloud-native (distributed) apps. Examples include a modern scale-out SaaS/mobile-backend apps, highly dynamic continuous integration or simulation environments, sizable data analytics clusters (e.g., Hadoop/Spark), or large-scale platform-as-a-service deployments (e.g., Cloud Foundry).