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.
According to Vandana Venkatesan on the VMware vSphere Blog:
My first thought was the cost savings that this could bring to your IT team. More pods on fewer machines means you are spending less on hardware and software licenses. I know this will appeal to many IT departments but don’t let that be your driving factor. Let savings be a secondary win for the team. Always focus on the business outcomes and ensuring you are delivering a service without any shortcuts.
Are you running vSphere with Tanzu? Have you experienced any cost savings as a secondary benefit? What are your thoughts on this report, do you agree or disagree? How large is your Tanzu deployment? Let me know on Twitter and thanks for reading.