PKS through VMWare also enables persistent storage, not just stateless as Kubernetes is designed for and I believe answers the question that SW has about Big Data (also, there are customers now who use Pivotal precisely to run Big Data in their organizations - but that is another topic).
This video, from a VMWare product manager, done in a very charming manner, illustrates for “dummies” like us what all this abstraction is, and why one wants to use PKS. It will hit home the point that Kubernetes are great, but try deploying Kubernetes at scale within an enterprise and handle all the infrastructure yourself. Imagine thousands and thousands of K8s and managing all the infrastructure.
We have done a lot of talking and fretting. This 12 minute video, with the product manager (with great talent I might add) using markers on glass to simply and concisely lay out for us what this is all about. If you have any interest in Pivotal I highly recommend watching this 12 minute video. I also am impressed at the quality of this product manager.
Report back here with any comments or questions. Things are not so complex as they seem with Pivotal. Do you want to produce applications and just deliver them and have things go auto-magic in the background, or do you want to control the infrastructure and background manually for all your applications to work. That is the “auto-magic” that Pivotal is the best in the world at bringing. Of course it is not all or nothing there is a spectrum of product choices customers can make with third party plug-ins, but only Pivotal does it as one service so it just works (so does Red Hat, but Red Hat works a bit differently, and abstracts less away - but that is a whole other topic as well) and no one gets 100% of the market. The market you want is the most lucrative.
Anyways, I do highly recommend the 12 minutes this video takes. It will lay it out for you.