VMware Tanzu is a portfolio of products, solutions, and services for building, running, and managing modern applications on any cloud. It simplifies multicloud operations while freeing developers to move faster with easy access to the right resources. VMware Tanzu enables development and operations teams to work together in new ways that deliver transformative business outcomes. VMware Tanzu is a modular cloud-native application platform that enables vital DevSecOps outcomes in a multicloud world.
The prominent use cases include:
- Modernize existing business-critical applications—VMware Tanzu with VMware Tanzu Labs can help you create and deliver on an application modernization strategy. Customers can replatform and rearchitect existing software to be resilient and continuously delivered, all while running in cloud environments. They can also modernize their infrastructure to simplify how their clouds, clusters, and applications operate, with security, stability, and scale in mind.
- Streamline the developer experience for any Kubernetes—VMware Tanzu offers a superior developer experience for building and deploying software quickly and securely on any compliant public cloud or on-premises Kubernetes cluster. Developers can access preconfigured cloud-native application templates and a rich set of rapid tooling to jump-start development and debug code straight from their IDE. Developers can also maintain visibility of applications at runtime to troubleshoot and improve their applications.
- Enable a modern DevSecOps practice—VMware Tanzu helps improve customers’ security posture as they build and deploy containers to any cloud continuously. Automate security and compliance tasks through preapproved paths to production, logging and tracking the provenance of their code. They can also automate updates when they become available. VMware Tanzu enables operations and security teams to customize software supply chains to model their security processes and use compliant container images.
- Centrally manage, secure, and monitor Kubernetes estate—VMware Tanzu provides a set of capabilities that empowers platform operations teams to provision, manage, connect, secure, and observe a multicloud Kubernetes platform. From a centralized software-as-a-service (SaaS) management hub, customers can manage security and access policies for all compliant Kubernetes distributions. Customers can impose networking and security measures at multiple layers to meet the strictest security and compliance requirements. Customers can also gather and analyze platform and application metrics to proactively detect and fix anomalies, as well as fine-tune their infrastructure and applications for best performance.
- Enrich public cloud strategy and reduce risk of vendor lock-in—By abstracting applications from infrastructure, VMware Tanzu offers a consistent developer experience on any Kubernetes. It also offers the ability to operate all Kubernetes as one for maximum efficiency and security—whether it is in the public cloud or on VMware vSphere. This model allows customers to choose the best landing zones for their applications and can provide more flexibility in public cloud adoption. It lets business needs dictate cloud usage and avoids lock-in to any single cloud vendor or set of tools.
VMware Tanzu portfolio (Figure 40) consists of three main solutions and services:
VMware Tanzu Application Platform
VMware Tanzu Application Platform is a modular, application-aware platform. It provides a rich set of developer tooling and a pre-paved path to production to build and deploy software quickly and securely on any compliant public cloud or on-premises Kubernetes cluster. It helps jump-start application development, boost developer velocity, and accelerate the path to production.
VMware Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations
VMware Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations provides the foundation for building a modern Kubernetes-based container infrastructure at scale across all clouds. It helps simplify container management with tools, automation, and data-driven insights that boost developer productivity, secure applications and data, and optimize infrastructure performance across all your clouds.
VMware Tanzu Labs
Technology is only part of any modernization initiative. Customers might need support and expertise on their journey to deliver the outcomes they want in at the time they need them. VMware Tanzu Labs services can empower customers’ teams to respond faster to their business needs and deliver the results that drive their business. With Tanzu Labs, customers can:
- Build and modernize applications, and quickly assess business-critical applications so they can start migrating existing software immediately.
- Develop a Kubernetes-based application platform and run it at scale, making life better for developers along the way.
- Adopt modern practices and culture changes necessary for meaningful transformation and sustained success.
Figure 40. VMware Tanzu portfolio