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Hi everyone, and welcome to the latest newsletter. This week we are almost back to normal with a full compliment of news including all of our Tanzu related news right at the top. We have also added new releases info and other service related items from the RSS feed after the usual KB articles so please take a look at the end of the newsletter if this is something you need to keep a watch on.

This week we feature our featured news is all Tanzu related to new releases including Tanzu Advanced Edition. This is the latest release from Tanzu and I think this image really help show the depth and breadth of this latest release.

It is always my privilege to bring you this newsletter; to you our valued reader. So please enjoy this weeks newsletter, and of course feel free to message me anytime with your requests. I look forward to bringing you an even more interactive newsletter very soon.

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Three Transformations Powering App Modernization
The pandemic has accelerated digital business initiatives. Ultimately, it’s the application that delivers new capabilities to customers and employees; but transformation occurs at several layers to support those applications. At VMware, we see our customers navigating three transformations, each of which supports digital business and app modernization at different levels. 

Embrace DevSecOps for Modern Apps with VMware Tanzu Advanced Edition
As enterprises prioritize application modernization initiatives, moving rapidly to adopt containers and cloud native patterns, VMware is pleased to announce the availability of VMware Tanzu Advanced edition. VMware Tanzu Advanced meets the moment. It simplifies and secures the container lifecycle, enabling teams to accelerate the delivery of modern applications across multiple clouds—a real DevSecOps approach. 

VMware Tanzu Labs: New Name, Even More Transformative Expertise
As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of VMware Tanzu, we are thrilled to announce that VMware Pivotal Labs, the software consulting branch of VMware Tanzu, will now be called VMware Tanzu Labs. 

-On Tanzu Tuesday, Tyler Britten joined Tiffany Jernigan and Paul Czarkowski to talk about how to improve observability, including using Knative Eventing to automatically mark events in your data
-On Code, Mario Gray showed developers how to take a running app and “feed” it using Spring Cloud Data Flow
-On BCAK, Nate Schutta talked to DaShaun Carter, a partner solution architect for Redis Labs
-On this episode of Tanzu Talk, Coté suggested ways to start changing development culture in a large organization, e.g., using pair programming and looking to the troublemakers
-On another episode of Tanzu Talk, Coté talked about how annoying it is when people ask “why?” all the time, but also when it’s important to do so
-On a Bootiful Podcast, Josh Long talked to Spring Cloud Stream lead Oleg Zhurakousky
-Andy Clement showed how to get started with the Azure Spring boot starter for Azure Active Directory
-Josh Long carried on the You May Not Need Another Library For That series with this post on the Spring Expression Language (SpEL)
-Josh Long posted another in the YMNNALFT series, this one on HTTP clients
-Josh Long posted his weekly Spring summary
-Patricia Johnson announced the release of Tanzu Advanced Edition
-Tony Vetter wrote this white paper of 11 security best practices DevSecOps teams need to follow when modernizing their application methodology
-On Jan 14, Dormain Drewitz, Eryn Muetzel, Grant Shipley, and AJ Grey hosted a hugely successful webinar about taking a DevSecOps approach to delivering containers at scale (and you can watch the replay!)
-In this Tanzu Talk quick hit, Cote and his helpful assistant talked about what’s really behind the buzzword du jour: DevSecOps
-Over on the Networknerd Blog, Nick Korte wrote this introduction to distributed tracing with Tanzu Observability and Azure Functions as part of a broader series on Azure Functions
-Our illustrious AR team secured distribution rights for this Forrester report on best practices for container security
-On Jan 13, we had another off-the-charts webinar, this one about multi-cloud Kubernetes operations and observability and hosted by Chris Todd, Scott Rogers, Keith Lee, Ning Ge, Gordana Neskovic, and AJ Grey (check out the replay!)
-Marissa Bosché introduced a new KubeAcademy course on getting observability into your apps
-On TGIK, Josh Rosso gave an intro to Carvel, a toolset for building, configuring, and deploying apps to Kubernetes
-Robert Guske wrote this blog about using FluentBit on TKG to send VEBA (VMware Event Broker Appliance) logs
-Derrick Harris spearheaded this amazing overview of the Tanzu team and portfolio of products. This will serve as an invaluable introduction to who we are and what we do, perfect for sharing with anyone just starting out with app modernization and digital transformation. This was a tremendous team effort between Derrick, Steve Lichtenstein, Coon Lam, Rachel Holland, Moe Bonneau, and Carlos Aviles-Buitron
-Kip Cole wrote that, with 5G rolling out across APAC, app modernization is essential for telco service providers who want to meet new bandwidth requirements and develop platforms that can scale into the future
-This ESG analyst paper analyzes the economic benefits of using Tanzu Standard (kudos to Stephanie Xavier, Ning Ge, Donna Lee, Anu Srinivasa, and Scott Buchanan)
-Tanzu had its first birthday! Sadly, there was no cake, but there were (and are) loads of reasons to celebrate
-Danielle Burrow announced that Labs got a new name
-Dormain Drewitz wrote about three layers of transformation that make app modernization happen
-On this episode of Tanzu Talk, Coté asked whether it’s really that hard to find good employees who can handle your digital transformation or if you just need to re-thinking hiring
-On another episode of Tanzu Talk, Coté talked about three ways business leaders can empower developers to help transform a business
-A 451 Research survey (courtesy of Rita Manachi) showed that data is more important than ever, but that the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the divide between those investing in data and analytics and those being left behind
-This IDC report highlights the synergies between containers and virtualization as both gain traction among enterprises. Thanks to Stephanie Xavier and Eric Railine!

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