Platform for Multi-Cloud and Modern Apps

VMware Cloud Foundation+ combines industry-leading full stack hyperconverged infrastructure technology, an enterprise-ready Kubernetes environment, and high-value cloud services to transform existing on-premises deployments into SaaS-enabled infrastructure.

Simplified Management

Optimize performance, resilience, and availability for both VMs and Kubernetes clusters with integrated container orchestration, delivered by VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu.

Lower Costs

Achieve reduced CapEx and OpEx and lower TCO with consistent operations and the broadest range of deployment options.

Consistent Architecture

Simplify operations with standardized, full stack hyperconverged infrastructure and deliver developer ready infrastructure with enterprise-grade Kubernetes.

Consolidated VM and Container Management

Run workloads at scale without compromise with consistent infrastructure for both existing enterprises applications and modern containerized applications.

Benefits of VMware Cloud Foundation

Flexible Deployment Options

Access the broadest deployment options across both private and public cloud, and choose from self-managed and as-a-service options for HCI.

Efficient Cloud Connected Operations

Transform on-premises infrastructure with cloud-based VMware Cloud Foundation+ to streamline maintenance windows and gain immediate access to new features and capabilities.

Scalability and Efficiency

Manage workloads on premises or in the cloud by extending the same infrastructure, operations, tools, and processes everywhere.

Flexible subscription-based consumption

For added customer flexibility and alignment with industry standards, both VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Cloud Foundation+ are offered with subscription-based consumption.

Intrinsic Security

Ensure enterprise-level security with our full-stack HCI platform that consolidates traditional VM and modern container workloads.

Related Resources

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View Technical Resources at Tech Zone

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Compare VMware Cloud Foundation Editions

VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu includes Tanzu Standard Edition
VMware Cloud Foundation+ and VMware Cloud Foundation-Subscription include Tanzu Standard Edition


Automate infrastructure deployment and provisioning; includes lifecycle management for VMware’s core hyperconverged stack for traditional VM workloads.


Full-stack hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) with integrated security, automated deployment and Lifecycle Management.


Deploys a VMware Cloud operating model with advanced storage, networking and cloud management with automated operations.


Implement a full enterprise cloud with enterprise storage, networking and management, optimized with integrated VM workload automation.

Frequently Asked Questions

The 'VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu' Standard, Advanced, Enterprise and VCF+ and VCF-S subscription editions of VMware Cloud Foundation include the Tanzu Standard edition (1 Year Term). Note that the 'VMware Cloud Foundation' Starter, edition DOES NOT include the Tanzu Standard edition, but this can be an add-on SKU for management of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters.

In addition to existing migration methods, there is limited support for in-place migrations from VMware Cloud Foundation 3.11 releases to VMware Cloud Foundation 4.5 via VMware Professional Service Organization (PSO). Contact your sales and channel teams for guidance on choosing the best method for migrating your environment.

Select service providers from the VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP) offer cloud services powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, including CenturyLink, OVH, and Rackspace. VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand service operated, managed, and sold by VMware. Additional solutions include Azure VMware Solutions and Google Cloud VMware Engine.

There are five ways to purchase VMware Cloud Foundation:

  • Directly from VMware (perpetual or subscription licensing).
  • From VMware channel partners
  • As part of an integrated system from OEM vendors;
  • As a subscription service from a VCPP service provider and
  • As a subscription service with VMware Cloud Foundation+ (cloud connected) and VMware Cloud Foundation-Subscription (disconnected).

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