Introducing the New VMware Tanzu Tech Zone!

August 30, 2022

Simone Morellato, Sowmya Jayakirthi, and Art Fewell co-wrote this blog post.

The rapid pace of agile development and cloud computing has created significant challenges for enterprise IT operators, who now need to support a dizzying array of new technologies at a faster pace than ever before. 

As enterprises seek to transform and embrace the benefits of the agile world, it’s clear that the same old methods we have always used to learn will not keep pace with modern demands. Successful delivery of transformation and modernization initiatives depends on finding new and better ways to learn, evaluate, and implement new technologies.

The new VMware Tanzu Tech Zone has been designed from the ground up to make it easier than ever to learn powerful and practical technical guidance for evaluating, implementing, and operating VMware Tanzu solutions. 

A powerful heritage

The Tanzu Tech Zone is the latest implementation of VMware’s Tech Zone platform, which is now used across all VMware product lines. Tech Zone was developed by VMware’s Digital Workspace team, who recognized the need to drive innovation in technical enablement and empower IT engineers to accelerate their learning and skills development. 

The launch of Tech Zone for Digital Workspace was immediately embraced by VMware customers and quickly became one of the fastest growing web properties across VMware. It became so popular for our end user computing customers that, with the introduction of Tanzu Tech Zone, the platform has now been adopted by all VMware business units and has served more than 10 million content views. 

Tanzu Tech Zone overview

The new Tanzu Tech Zone is the fastest path to understanding, evaluating, and deploying VMware Tanzu solutions. Tech Zone’s mission is to bring you insightful and accurate guidance on our current, released products.

What is the VMware Tanzu Tech Zone?

The Tanzu Tech Zone fits neatly into the larger picture of resources at VMware. By focusing on practical product guidance, the Tanzu Tech Zone is able to complement traditional VMware Tanzu resources.

What kind of content is on the Tanzu Tech Zone?

On the Tanzu Tech Zone, we've made it our mission to provide you with the resources you need, wherever you are in your modernization journey. Tech Zone content is, as the name implies, technical. The platform is managed by engineers and is delivered with a “by engineers, for engineers” approach to ensure content is practical and effective. 

We start by providing introductory level, accelerated technical content, and continue with demos, presentations, videos, guides, and a full suite of content to help you accelerate the process of understanding and evaluating Tanzu solutions. 

Beyond resources to understand and evaluate VMware Tanzu products, Tech Zone provides practical guidance and consolidated resources for product implementation and optimization to fully prepare DevOps teams with all the best practices and resources needed to deliver and manage Tanzu solutions throughout their complete operational lifecycle. 

How do I navigate Tanzu Tech Zone?

The Tanzu Tech Zone can be found at tanzu.vmware.com/techzone

The screenshot above gives an overview of the key pages and navigation elements of the Tanzu Tech Zone:

  1. The Tanzu Tech Zone is part of the combined Apps and Cloud Management Tech Zone. You can think of it as the section of the site that is focused specifically on Tanzu products and solutions.

  2. The Start menu provides shortcuts to some of the most popular resources, including the Tanzu What’s New series and both the Tanzu and Cloud Management Activity Paths.

  3. The Tanzu Products drop-down menu displays a list of the primary Tanzu product families that link to product pages that feature both product-specific content as well as content for related solutions and use cases.

  4. The Cloud Management Products drop-down menu displays a list of cloud management products that link to product pages that provide associated content.

  5. Click Watch Now to see a video introduction to the Tanzu family of solutions.

  6. The Featured Content section is regularly updated with the most popular and in-demand Tanzu content.

If you continue to scroll down the page, you will see additional sections that list the Tanzu products and a Latest Content feed that displays all of the most recent content that has been uploaded to the Tanzu Tech Zone. 

As you explore further into Tech Zone, you will find both featured-content and latest-content feeds filtered for each product. Each product also has a dedicated Activity Path page that displays available content in key categories, including demos, labs, blogs, training, and more.  

Tanzu Tech Zone’s evolution

The Tanzu Tech Zone team is constantly rolling out changes and site improvements, so our site can change from day to day.

But we don't believe in change just for the sake of change. Instead, your needs drive our evolution. All iterations of this site are intended to help make the most relevant, need-to-know information as accessible as possible. Thank you for your patience as we grow.

On each page, both the header and footer have links to provide comments and feedback and we would love to hear from you. 

It is our fervent desire to make the Tanzu Tech Zone an increasingly great resource for you. We value every piece of feedback we receive and hope to engage with each of you together on our joint quest to deliver the best solutions for application and infrastructure modernization.

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