Platform for Multi-Cloud and Modern Apps
Benefits of VMware Cloud Foundation
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.
Ensure enterprise-level security with our full-stack HCI platform that consolidates traditional VM and modern container workloads.
Provision agile infrastructure from a pool of virtualized resources on premises, at the edge, or in the cloud. Automation and orchestration simplify management and lower costs of deploying VM and container-based workloads in order to quickly scale to meet the needs of your business.
Compare VMware Cloud Foundation Editions
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).