Modern applications bring new challenges, and containers offer extensive flexibility for building, deploying and managing modern apps. VMWare Cloud Foundation 4.0 with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) provides a ubiquitous hybrid cloud platform for traditional enterprise applications and modern applications. Based on a proven and comprehensive software-defined stack including VMware vSphere® with Tanzu Kubernetes, VMware vSAN™, VMware NSX-T Data Center™, and VMware vRealize® Suite, Cloud Foundation provides a complete set of secure software-defined services for compute, storage, network security, Kubernetes management, and cloud management. The result is an agile, reliable, efficient infrastructure that offers consistent operations across private and public clouds. Also, Cloud Foundation contains built-in automated lifecycle management to simplify the software stack administration, from initial deployment on PowerEdge MX to patching and upgrading.
Figure 10. Reference infrastructure
Key Benefits of running apps on VMware Cloud Foundation included: