Today VMware released Photon 4 beta, which is a lightweight Linux operating system for cloud native applications. Photon is optimized for vSphere which should help you easily run modern applications. I really like the small footprint and support for popular Linux container formats like Docker and rkt.
Kishan Malur writes on the VMware vSphere Blog:
I have not had any experience with Photon OS yet, but I do plan on downloading the beta and getting my feet wet. I am keen on the performance improvements for vSphere with Tanzu. I’d like to see the differences in the runtime.
I also like the fact that Photon OS is opensource and you can help contribute to its development and success. If you are not a coder you can always help contribute with documentation updates. There is always a way to get involved, you just have to find it.
Do you use or run Photon OS in production? Do you plan on giving Photon OS 4 a try? Let me know on Twitter and thanks for reading.