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Get started with VMware Tanzu. Plan the next big thing with Pivotal Tracker. Use Spring to develop innovative cloud-native apps. Continuously deploy software using Concourse for VMware Tanzu. Run new and existing apps in the multi-cloud platform Tanzu Application Service. Store data for fast access with VMware Tanzu GemFire. Make smart decisions using data in Pivotal Greenplum. VMware Tanzu has software for each stage of your software's lifecycle.

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Unsure whether to start with Tanzu Application Service, Pivotal Web Services, or Pivotal Dev?

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Deploy apps with Tanzu Application Service

Tanzu Application Service runs many applications, written in many languages—from Java, .NET, and Ruby to JavaScript, Python, PHP, and Go. Regardless of your preferred language or framework, your applications can take advantage of the platform’s centralized logging, health management, rapid scaling, and dynamic routing capabilities. Now, you just have to consider which host to target when deploying your applications.

We have three viable hosts for running applications. Let’s take a closer look at each:

Tanzu Application Service

This full-featured cloud-native platform runs on any major public IaaS or private cloud. It’s a commercial offering that includes the full developer experience, support for our rich software ecosystem, and all of the management tools that operators depend on for release. It’s ideal for companies that need a platform to continuously deliver dozens, hundreds, or thousands of highly-available applications.

Pivotal Web Services

This hosted cloud-native platform requires zero installation and operations. It’s hosted, pay-by-the-hour pricing. Pivotal Web Services gives developers the tools they need and access to a marketplace with a set of integrated third-party services. It’s best suited for startups or individual teams that want high-performance and pay-as-you-go cost.

Pivotal Dev

This fully encapsulated instance of Tanzu Application Service in a single virtual machine offers the opportunity to develop apps using an offline environment. Pivotal Dev is ideal for experimenting in a safe environment, developing on the go, or setting up a quick test lab for a hackathon—basically anytime you need agility to be king!

Check out the table to choose which host is best for your application
Tanzu Application Service
Pivotal Web Services
Pivotal Dev
Where it runs
AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, VMware vSphere, OpenStack Hosted Local workstation
Priced per application instance $0.03 per GB/hr Free
Enterprise support
Best effort
Java, Ruby, .NET Core JavaScript, PHP, Python, Go support
.NET Framework support
Spring Cloud Services support
Application Manager UI
App Metrics
Operations Manager UI
Application services
Full ecosystem SaaS partners Built-in only (MySQL, RabbitMQ, Redis)

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