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VMware Tanzu puts cloud apps on any cloud

VMware’s new Tanzu portfolio enables enterprises to adopt cloud-native technologies and automate modern application lifecycles on any cloud.

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Yesterday in San Francisco, VMware announced its newly expanded VMware Tanzu portfolio for modern applications, that enables cloud readiness without being stuck with a cloud provider. With a comprehensive software stack for modern applications — spanning application to infrastructure — VMwaredaus, it is well-positioned to enable and guide customers to develop new modern applications as well as modernise existing applications and infrastructure.

“Today, we bring to market a comprehensive portfolio for modern apps to help customers accelerate their pace of innovation,” said Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware. “VMware gives developers the freedom to deliver apps to any cloud, remove barriers to Kubernetes adoption, and help IT administrators transform their skills in support of a new wave of modern apps.”

VMware Tanzu is a portfolio of products and services that enable enterprises to deliver better software faster. Customers can use the suite to automate the modern app lifecycle, run Kubernetes across clouds, and unify and optimise multi-cloud operations. 
VMware provided the following information on initial products in the VMware Tanzu portfolio:

  • VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid – Tanzu Kubernetes Grid is a Kubernetes runtime that helps customers install and run a multi-cluster Kubernetes environment on the infrastructure of their choice. It is designed to run Kubernetes consistently across any environment including data centres, hyperscalers, service providers, and at the edge. It includes the industry-standard open source technologies needed to stand up and support a cloud-neutral Kubernetes environment, is packaged for enterprise readiness, and is fully supported by VMware.
  • VMware Tanzu Mission Control – Previewed in August 2019, Tanzu Mission Control is a centralised management platform for consistently operating and securing Kubernetes infrastructure and modern applications across multiple teams and clouds. It provides operators with a single control point for consistent management across environments and increased security and governance. Developers have self-service access to resources so they can get code into production faster. This service is now available.
  • VMware Tanzu Application Catalog – Tanzu Application Catalog delivers a customisable selection of open source software from the Bitnami catalogue that is verifiably secured, tested, and maintained for use in production environments. The service gives developers the productivity and agility of pre-packaged apps and components, while enabling operators to meet the stringent security and transparency requirements of enterprise IT. This service was originally previewed as Project Galleon in August 2019.

VMware Tanzu Application Catalog, VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid and VMware Tanzu Mission Control are all available today.

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