VMware Tanzu Advanced Edition

VMware Tanzu Advanced is a complete offering of modular capabilities that enable you to stand up a platform for modern apps that’s right for your organization.

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Tanzu Advanced helps operations and security teams implement the right level of controls, freeing developers to focus on building and delivering modern applications. For example, enterprises keen to embrace containers will find Tanzu Advanced enables operators to curate and secure a set of container images so that developers can grab and go, using those validated images to speed up their development efforts. Source code provenance and dependencies are all tracked and auditable. Enterprises that use Tanzu Advanced gain developer velocity, better security from code to customer, and operator efficiency.

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Tanzu Advanced Modular Capabilities

Value for Applications

Developer frameworks

Drive cloud native development with the popular Spring Runtime, which includes a polyglot API gateway, an API discovery and management portal, along with a toolkit for streaming and batch data processing for Kubernetes.

Serverless for Kubernetes

Consistently deploy containers across environments along with all the routing and services you need with Cloud Native Runtimes. Get a URL for testing in seconds, automatically scale workloads (including scale-to-zero), and apply traffic policies like blue-green and canary.

Curated app catalog

Access a curated, validated, continuously updated catalog of open source, production-ready containers. Comes with full source transparency and a hardened VMware base OS image.

Application modernization

Leverage Application Transformer to aid in the discovery, analysis, and transformation of legacy applications to containers.

Container build service

Build and maintain production-ready containers automatically—easing source-to-container workflows across any development framework. Resolve many vulnerabilities without a rebuild, and keep containers up to date with documented provenance.

Container registry

Trust your images in the software supply chain. Consistently and securely manage artifacts across clouds with policies, role-based access control, and vulnerability scanning.


Tap into an on-demand, relational database for modern apps. Developers can spawn dedicated instances of SQL for new and replatformed apps without operator intervention. The service works the same in any cloud.

Value for Operators

Policy and governance

Apply consistent operation and security for Kubernetes infrastructure and modern applications across multiple teams and clouds. Manage the lifecycle of fleets of clusters and continuously validate cluster compliance.

Service mesh

Deliver application continuity and security across clusters and clouds. Meet service-level objectives with automated failovers and scaling. Secure data with granular access policies and traffic encryption. Manage the service mesh lifecycle alongside your clusters.

Container networking

Implement network connectivity and security for Kubernetes pods across clouds, even for the most demanding workloads. Enhance container security with traffic encryption between pods and fine-grained policy controls over pod traffic.

Platform observability

Use advanced analytics to get visibility into the health and performance of workloads and clusters across clouds. Proactively observe and manage your Kubernetes estate.

Kubernetes ingress services

Enable application availability, security, and responsiveness across on-premises and any cloud. Access consolidated L4-L7 services—including global load balancing, intelligent web application firewall (iWAF), and container ingress—to simplify cluster operation.

Multi-cloud Kubernetes runtime

Deploy an enterprise-ready Kubernetes runtime to power the delivery of modern apps across on-premises, public clouds, and edge. Includes logging, registry, networking, storage, OS, and Cluster API-driven lifecycle management.

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