VMware Tanzu provides a full stack of capabilities for modernizing your applications and infrastructure to continuously deliver better software to production. The VMware Tanzu portfolio simplifies multi-cloud operations, and allows developers to easily access the resources they need to build modern applications.

What Is VMware Tanzu?

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VMware Tanzu allows you to containerize your workloads to run on premises or in the cloud, while increasing security and manageability. You can refactor existing software to be delivered continuously and resiliently. You run and manage your applications consistently everywhere, on a secure and scalable infrastructure with a conformant Kubernetes runtime.

The VMware Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations bundle allows platform operators to build, manage, and monitor Kubernetes environments across multiple platforms, both on premises and in the public cloud. VMware Tanzu Application Platform allows application developers to build, containerize, and deploy applications across the infrastructure built and managed by Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations.

Tanzu Application Platform and Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations

Find the Right Tanzu Docs for Your Platform

To find documentation for VMware Tanzu products that run on either Kubernetes or on the VMware commercial implementation of Cloud Foundry, consult the tables in the tabs below.

Docs for Tanzu on Kubernetes

The documentation for VMware Tanzu products and services that run on Kubernetes are grouped according to different audiences, namely, platform operators, application developers, or architects.

Plan Your Kubernetes Deployment

Set Up and Manage Your Kubernetes Infrastructure

Create a Kubernetes Application Development and Deployment Platform

VMware provides Reference Architecture documents for validated deployment configurations for VMware Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations and for VMware Tanzu Application Platform and its associated products.

Products in the VMware Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations bundle include VMware Tanzu Mission Control, VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, VMware Tanzu Observability, VMware Tanzu Service Mesh, and Application Transformer for VMware Tanzu.

Tanzu Application Platform entitles you to Application Accelerator for VMware Tanzu, Application Live View for VMware Tanzu, Cloud Native Runtimes for VMware Tanzu, Tanzu Build Service, Tanzu Buildpacks, Spring Cloud Data Flow for Kubernetes, and VMware Spring Cloud Gateway for Kubernetes.

See the VMware Tanzu Reference Architecture Documentation

See the VMware Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations Documentation

See the VMware Tanzu Application Platform Documentation

Docs for Tanzu on Cloud Foundry

The VMware Tanzu portfolio also includes a range of products that run with VMware Tanzu Application Service, the VMware commercial implementation of the open source Cloud Foundry project.

Create an Application Development and Deployment Platform on Cloud Foundry

Manage Your Develop and Deployment Environment on Cloud Foundry

VMware Tanzu Application Service allows you to develop and deploy apps to public and private clouds extensibly, automatically, and flexibly from Tanzu Operations Manager. VMware Tanzu includes a wide range of products that you deploy on Cloud Foundry to extend and compliment Tanzu Application Service.

VMware Tanzu Operations Manager allows you to deploy, expand, and manage all of the VMware Tanzu products that run on Cloud Foundry. Tanzu Operations Manager provides extensions to perform backup/restore, provide analytics, and so on. It also provides apps hosted by Tanzu Application Service, for example databases.

See the VMware Tanzu Application Service Documentation

See the VMware Tanzu Operations Manager Documentation

After you have set up your Tanzu infrastructure, on either Kubernetes or Cloud Foundry, you can monitor it to obtain real-time data about your deployments with VMware Tanzu Observability.

Note: If you are logged in to docs.vmware.com with your VMware Customer Connect account, you can create custom documentation collections, that contain only the content that meets your specific information needs, by using MyLibrary.

Partner with VMware Tanzu Labs

Engage with VMware Tanzu Labs to get your VMware Tanzu journey started, and follow VMware Tanzu Labs on Twitter.

Additional Resources

In addition to the user docs, VMware creates a wide array of other VMware Tanzu content and resources to help you with your VMware Tanzu deployments and with application development with VMware Tanzu.

Learn More About Tanzu
  • Visit the VMware Tanzu home page for VMware Tanzu solution briefs, testimonials, and demos, and to find out more about the capabilities of the VMware Tanzu portfolio.

  • Discover and learn about Kubernetes by taking Kubernetes training courses at the KubeAcademy from VMware.

  • Try out the products in the VMware Tanzu portfolio with the Tanzu Hands-on Labs.

  • Visit the VMware Tanzu Developer Center for blogs, whitepapers, getting started guides, code samples, and other developer resources, contributed by both VMware and by the community.

  • Search Knowledge Base articles for troubleshooting and tips for VMware Tanzu products.

  • Get the technical resources to understand and evaluate VMware Tanzu products in the VMware Tanzu Tech Zone.

  • Find VMware Tanzu code samples, tips, and community contributions on VMware {code}.

Tanzu Videos and Podcasts
  • Learn about how VMware Tanzu helps you to create a Kubernetes development and deployment platform by browsing the library of videos on the VMware Tanzu and VMware Cloud Native Apps YouTube channels, as well as on Twitch

  • Watch live and recorded demos, webinars, and regular episodes of Tanzu Tuesdays on Tanzu.TV!

  • Listen to the regular Tanzu Talk Podcasts!

Tanzu News
  • VMware posts regularly about VMware Tanzu products, product releases, and events on the VMware Tanzu Blog. You can find more news and articles on the VMware Cloud Blog.

  • Follow VMware Tanzu on Twitter and Facebook.

  • Posts provide information about how customers are using VMware Tanzu products, including best practices and design principles, as well as the latest news about running Kubernetes and open source technology on VMware, and managing your VMware Tanzu deployments.