VMware Cloud Foundation™ with VMware Tanzu™ enables you to deploy and operate the compute, networking, and storage infrastructure for vSphere with Tanzu workloads. A vSphere with Tanzu workload is an application with containers running inside vSphere pods, regular VMs, or Tanzu Kubernetes clusters.

The Kubernetes concept of namespace is integrated into vSphere and becomes the unit of management. By grouping VMs and containers into logical applications via namespaces, Virtual Infrastructure (VI) admins who used to manage thousands of VMs can now manage just dozens of applications, a massive reduction in cognitive load.