VMware Starts Two Open Source Projects Focused on the Cloud


VMware has turned a significant corner, and is adopting open source in a big way. The company has announced two new open source projects focused on enterprise adoption of cloud-native applications — Project Lightwave, an identity and access management project for enterprise-scale and security to cloud-native applications; and Project Photon, a lightweight Linux operating system built for cloud-native applications.

These new open source projects are targete to integrate into VMware’s unified platform for the hybrid cloud — giving it options for providing private and public cloud to support cloud-native and traditional applications. “By open sourcing these projects, VMware will work with a broad ecosystem of partners and the developer community to drive common standards, security and interoperability within the cloud-native application market,” the company announced.


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