VMware finally decides Kubernetes and vSphere should share a room

Zdnet | September 16, 2019

Suppose Kubernetes was someone's proprietary, commercial software platform hypothetically speaking, something created internally at a startup software company and then delivered to the data center community in a shrink-wrapped box with a minimum 50-user license fee. Now suppose, again hypothetically, that startup was acquired by VMware. The first product to emerge from that acquisition probably couldn't look very much different than the first glimpse of "Project Pacific" given to attendees at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco. Granted, the modern state of Kubernetes is very much the product of the type of innovation that can only be nurtured by the open-source development community. But take even the briefest tour of VMworld, and you'd probably walk into Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie -- two of Kubernetes' three acclaimed creators from Google -- now engineers employed by VMware.

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OneLedger is a cross-ledger agnostic protocol that enables high-performance scaling using a sharded and modified practical Byzantine Fault Tolerant consensus scheme -- which allows for either a permissionless or permissioned setting. By coupling public key infrastructure (PKI) with identity management, nodes (and node operators) will have a defined trust hierarchy that allows them to participate in the consensus of the OneLedger chain or any sidechain. OneLedger sidechains can be synchronized with the current state of other networks (Ethereum, Bitcoin, etc.). Any cryptocurrency that supports hashed time lock contracts (HTLC) and payment channels could be deposited into an account or address with the amount credited onto the OneLedger sidechain.

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OneLedger is a cross-ledger agnostic protocol that enables high-performance scaling using a sharded and modified practical Byzantine Fault Tolerant consensus scheme -- which allows for either a permissionless or permissioned setting. By coupling public key infrastructure (PKI) with identity management, nodes (and node operators) will have a defined trust hierarchy that allows them to participate in the consensus of the OneLedger chain or any sidechain. OneLedger sidechains can be synchronized with the current state of other networks (Ethereum, Bitcoin, etc.). Any cryptocurrency that supports hashed time lock contracts (HTLC) and payment channels could be deposited into an account or address with the amount credited onto the OneLedger sidechain.

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