VMware Tanzu Editions

VMware Tanzu offers three editions that support your modernization journey, from simplifying Kubernetes adoption to running modern applications at scale.

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VMware Tanzu Standard Edition

Simplify Kubernetes operation across clouds

VMware Tanzu Standard simplifies operation of Kubernetes for multi-cloud deployment, centralizing management and governance for many clusters and teams across on-premises, public clouds, and edge. It delivers an open source-aligned Kubernetes distribution with consistent operations and management to support your infrastructure and app modernization.

Realize the benefits of multi-cloud

Run Kubernetes across on-premises, public clouds, and edge.

Operate all clusters consistently

Take central control of all your Kubernetes clusters, no matter where they reside.

Improve security and governance

Apply clear policies of access, security and more to your clusters and teams

VMware Tanzu Standard is now available in VMware Cloud Universal

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Tanzu Standard Capabilities

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.

Container networking

Implement pod-level networking, ingress, and load balancing services for your container networking and security needs.

Container registry

Consistently and securely manage artifacts on Kubernetes with enterprise-grade container registry Harbor, featuring advanced security and management features.

Centralized policy and lifecycle management

Use a global SaaS control plane for consistent policy and lifecycle management across multiple clusters residing in multiple clouds.

Data protection

Back up and restore clusters and namespaces leveraging open source Velero.

Platform monitoring

Access Prometheus and Grafana for platform monitoring and get global visibility into all the clusters through the global control plane.

Conformance and diagnostics

Inspect for cluster conformance leveraging Sonobuoy, an open source Kubernetes diagnostic tool for cluster configuration testing and validation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tanzu Standard?

As one of the Tanzu editions, Tanzu Standard helps enterprises simplify Kubernetes operation and management across multi-cloud infrastructure. It offers an enterprise-grade, open-source aligned Kubernetes runtime across on-premises, public clouds and edge, with a global control plane to help manage your entire Kubernetes footprint centrally and consistently.

What are the key capabilities of Tanzu Standard?

Tanzu Standard includes all the capabilities in Tanzu Basic, which offers a seamless experience to consume Kubernetes as part of vSphere. On top of that, it adds:

  1. Multi-cloud deployment. An enterprise-grade, open-source aligned Kubernetes runtime, powered by Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, which can be deployed across multiple environments including both on prem on vSphere and VMware Cloud Foundation, on hybrid clouds such as VMware Cloud on AWS and Azure VMware Solution, on native public clouds such as AWS and Azure, as well as at the edge.
  2. A global SaaS control plane, powered by Tanzu Mission Control, for centralized management and governance of all your clusters across any environment.
  3. Platform monitoring. Tanzu Standard includes Prometheus and Grafana.

What are the key capabilities of the SaaS control plane in Tanzu Standard?

The SaaS control plane included in Tanzu Standard is powered by the Tanzu Mission Control Standard version, which includes these key capabilities:

  • Centralized cluster lifecycle management (i.e., provisioning, upgrading, scaling, and deleting) of Tanzu Kubernetes clusters
  • Attachment of any conformant Kubernetes clusters for consistent management
  • Global visibility of Kubernetes clusters and workloads across environments for quick issue identification and troubleshooting
  • Access and security management by applying consistent policies to fleets of clusters at scale
  • Cluster and namespace backup and restoration with built-in Velero
  • Cluster conformance inspection using built-in Sonobuoy

What are the differences between Tanzu Mission Control in Tanzu Standard and Tanzu Mission Control in Tanzu Advanced?

Tanzu Mission Control has two versions: Tanzu Mission Control Standard and Tanzu Mission Control Advanced. Tanzu Mission Control Standard is included in the Tanzu Standard edition. Tanzu Mission Control Advanced is included in the Tanzu Advanced edition (customers can also purchase Tanzu Mission Control Advanced standalone). Check this feature comparison chart to find out which capabilities of Tanzu Mission Control are included in each of the versions.

What are the key benefits of Tanzu Standard?

The key benefits of Tanzu Standard include:

  1. Harvesting the benefits of multi-cloud. With Tanzu Standard, you will be able to deploy a consistent Kubernetes runtime across on-premises, public clouds and at the edge.
  2. Increasing security and governance of your Kubernetes infrastructure. With Tanzu Standard’s global control plane, you can manage all your Kubernetes clusters centrally at scale including access, security, conformance, and data protection etc.
  3. Easy access to Kubernetes resources for your developers. With Tanzu Standard, your developers will have self-service access to Kubernetes infrastructure across multiple environments for quickly running and deploying applications.
  4. Leveraging the best innovation of the Kubernetes open source community. Tanzu Standard leverages a selection of the best open source technologies in the Kubernetes ecosystem. For example, it uses Cluster API for cluster lifecycle management, Harbor for container registry, Prometheus and Grafana for platform monitoring, Fluent Bit for logging, Contour for ingress, Velero for backup and recovery, Sonobuoy for cluster inspection etc.

What is the pricing of Tanzu Standard?

Tanzu Standard can be purchased standalone or as a soft bundle with VMware Cloud Foundation. For detailed pricing, please contact VMware sales representatives.

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