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, while freeing developers to move quickly and access the resources they need to build modern applications.

With VMware Tanzu, you can transform your applications and infrastructure in your own way and at your own pace, to build new, cloud-native applications. VMware Tanzu allows you to containerize your workloads to run 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.

Learn About the VMware Tanzu Editions

VMware Tanzu editions package capabilities of the Tanzu Portfolio into clearly defined solutions targeted at the most common enterprise challenges.

VMware Tanzu Editions

See the Tanzu Solution Brief and the VMware Tanzu Blog to learn more about Tanzu Basic Edition, Tanzu Standard Edition, and Tanzu Advanced.

VMware Tanzu Basic Edition
VMware Tanzu Basic Edition includes everything an enterprise needs to make best use of Kubernetes as part of its vSphere-based infrastructure. With Tanzu Basic Edition you can embed Kubernetes in vSphere 7 or deploy your own management cluster on vSphere 6.7U3 or vSphere 7. For more information, see the product page for Tanzu Basic Edition.
VMware Tanzu Standard Edition
VMware Tanzu Standard Edition is for organizations that want to operate a Kubernetes-based container solution across multiple clouds. Whereas Tanzu Basic Edition is intrinsically tied to vSphere, Tanzu Standard Edition provides you the flexibility to extend a consistent, open source-aligned Kubernetes distribution across on-premises, public clouds. Tanzu Standard Edition allows you to operate one distribution anywhere and gain consistent management over all your Kubernetes clusters with global observability, common configuration control and centralized data protection across any environment. For more information, see the product page for Tanzu Standard Edition.
VMware Tanzu Advanced Edition
VMware Tanzu Advanced Edition builds on Tanzu Standard Edition to simplify and secure the container life cycle, enabling teams to accelerate the delivery of modern apps at scale across clouds. It adds a comprehensive global control plane with observability and service mesh; advanced load balancing; and developer enablement in terms of frameworks, data services, an image catalog, and automated build. For more information, see the product page for Tanzu Advanced Edition.

In the following table, each edition inherits the components of the edition that precedes it. So, VMware Tanzu Standard Edition includes all of the components of VMware Tanzu Basic Edition, and VMware Tanzu Advanced includes all of the components of VMware Tanzu Standard Edition and Tanzu Basic Edition. To learn more about each of the components, use the links in the table to visit their product pages.

VMware Tanzu Basic Edition VMware Tanzu Standard Edition VMware Tanzu Advanced
Management vCenter Server

VMware Tanzu Basic Edition

+ VMware Tanzu Mission Control Standard

VMware Tanzu Standard Edition

+ VMware Tanzu Mission Control Advanced

Observability Logs and metrics forwarding provided by Fluent Bit.

VMware Tanzu Basic Edition

+ Platform monitoring and alerting provided by Prometheus and Grafana dashboards

VMware Tanzu Standard Edition

+ Platform monitoring and alerting provided by highly available (HA) Prometheus and Grafana dashboards

+ VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront

Kubernetes Runtime

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid on vSphere

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service

Same as VMware Tanzu Basic Edition

Same as VMware Tanzu Standard Edition

Networking

Container Networking with Antrea built in to Tanzu Kubernetes clusters

Calico

VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer Essentials

Same as VMware Tanzu Basic Edition

VMware Tanzu Standard Edition

+ VMware Container Networking with Antrea for Tanzu Advanced

+ VMware Tanzu Service Mesh

+ VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer Enterprise

Container Build

VMware Tanzu Build Service for Tanzu Advanced

Developer Framework

VMware Spring Runtime

Image Management

Harbor

vSphere Registry Service (with NSX-T Data Center)

Same as VMware Tanzu Basic Edition

VMware Tanzu Standard Edition

+ VMware Tanzu Application Catalog for Tanzu Advanced

Data Services

VMware Tanzu SQL

See the VMware Tanzu Documentation

The VMware Tanzu Advanced Edition documentation set includes the following sections:

For VMware Tanzu Standard Edition, see the following documentation:

For VMware Tanzu Basic Edition, see the following documentation:

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

To see documentation for all of the individual products in the entire VMware Tanzu Portfolio, go to https://docs.tanzu.io/.

Explore VMware Tanzu Videos

Learn about how VMware Tanzu helps you to create a Kubernetes development and deployment platform by watching videos on the VMware Tanzu YouTube channel.