A recent study by Principled Technologies has shown that you can get greater Kubernetes pod density on VMware with Tanzu than with bare metal Kubernetes with Ubuntu Linux. Including comparable and sometimes better performance.
Some great news for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, they have just received FIPS 140-2 certification for their cryptographic modules. If you are unfamiliar with FIPS it's the The Federal Information Processing Standard.
Having recently switched from Ubuntu to elementary OS 5.1 I have to say that I've been enjoying every minute of this Linux distro. The simplicity, clean design and ease of use have sold me. Today elementary OS 6.0 is out and it has gotten even better.
VMworld 2021 will once again be held online. Some of the main themes for the show will be Multicloud, Kubernetes and App Modernization. This year, the day before the official start of the conference, VMware will be hosting a one day conference called DevOps Loop for DevOps practitioners.
Project Monterey early access is a great way to validate your uses cases, whether you care considering a greenfield or brownfield deployment. Working with VMware and hardware partners you can get instant answers, support and architecture design recommendations.