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Introducing VMware Cloud Universal

Our new multi-cloud offering includes VMware Cloud Foundation-Subscription (includes Tanzu Standard), which adds a flexible term-based licensing option for on-premises deployments.

What's New with VMware Cloud Foundation?

Learn about the latest capabilities of the industry's most advanced hybrid cloud platform, including integrated container orchestration and VMware Tanzu management tools.

Platform for Multi-Cloud and Modern Apps

VMware Cloud Foundation supports both traditional enterprise and modern apps and provides a complete set of highly secure software-defined services for compute, storage, network, security, Kubernetes and cloud management Increase enterprise agility and flexibility with consistent infrastructure and operations across private and public clouds.

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.

Scalability and Efficiency

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

Intrinsic Security

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

Related Resources

How to Configure and Use VMware Cloud Foundation

Learn how to best deploy and manage your software-defined data center (SDDC)—from operations, to lifecycle management, and more.

View Technical Resources at Tech Zone

Take a deep dive into VMware Cloud Foundation, view reference architectures, design guides, demos and more.

5 Stages for Application and Cloud Modernization

Leverage this 5-step framework to accelerate your cloud operating journey with hybrid cloud.

Compare VMware Cloud Foundation Editions


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


Adopt cloud management capabilities in an on-premises data center with integrated Tanzu Standard and VM management.


Evolve the VMware-based cloud operating model with advanced cloud management tools and integrated Tanzu Standard and VM workload automation.


Implement a full enterprise cloud operating model with advanced management, networking, and storage, optimized with integrated Tanzu Standard and VM workload automation.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Standard, Advanced, Enterprise and Subscription editions of VMware Cloud Foundation include the integrated Tanzu Kubernetes Grid offering (specifically the Tanzu Standard edition). Also, the VMware Cloud Foundation Starter edition includes standard VM workload management, and the Tanzu Standard edition is 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 releases to VMware Cloud Foundation 4.3.1 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 Solution.

There are five ways to purchase VMware Cloud Foundation: (1) directly from VMware (perpetual licensing or subscription through VMware Cloud Universal); (2) from VMware channel partners; (3) as part of an integrated system from OEM vendors; and (4) as a subscription service from a public cloud service provider (5) as a subscription service through VMware Cloud Universal.

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