Simplicity Across Clouds Is Rare
91% of executives are looking to improve “consistency across [their] public cloud environments."
Applications Need to Be Modernized
68% of developers want to expand use of modern application frameworks, APIs and services.
Distributed Work Models Are Here to Stay
72% of enterprise employees are working from non-traditional environments.
Security Is a Top-Down Concern
Risk related to security, data and privacy issues remains the #1 multi-cloud challenge.
Get on a Faster Path to Prod
Build and deploy quickly and securely on any public cloud or on-premises Kubernetes cluster.
Simplify Kubernetes Operations
Build and operate a secure, multi-cloud container infrastructure at scale.
Pair with App Development Experts
Unlock value by modernizing your existing apps and building innovative new products.
Connect and Run with Confidence
Reduce time-to-value, lower costs, and enhance security while modernizing your private and public cloud infrastructure.
Enhance Digital Experiences
Securely, reliably, and optimally connect applications in the cloud and at the edge to deliver unique experiences.
Run enterprise apps at scale with a consistent cloud infrastructure across public clouds, data centers and edge environments.
Deliver an Engaging Experience
Put employees first with device choice, flexibility, and seamless, consistent, high-quality experiences.
Secure Today’s Anywhere Workspace
Ease the move to Zero Trust with situational intelligence and connected control points.
Automate the Workspace
Manage to outcomes — not tasks — with intelligent compliance, workflow and performance management.
Secure & Connect Workloads
Operationalize consistent security and networking across apps, users, and entities with transparency built into our tools.
Protect APIs — the New Endpoints
Increase app velocity and centrally manage, secure, connect, and govern your clusters no matter where they reside.
Get built-in threat intelligence spanning users, endpoints and networks to evolve your protection in a dynamic landscape.
Deliver security and networking as a built-in distributed service across users, apps, devices, and workloads in any cloud.
Work with a VMware Partner
Partners deliver outcomes with their expertise and VMware technology, creating exceptional value for our mutual customers.
Become a Partner
Together with our partners, VMware is building the new multi-cloud ecosystem positioned to become essential to our customers.
No. This policy applies equally to Major and Minor releases as defined in the VMware Support and Subscription Services Terms and Conditions . Latest releases can be any combination of a Major and Minor release. Examples of sequential releases include: a Major release followed by two Minor releases (e.g. 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2), a Major release followed by a Minor release followed by a Major release (e.g. 1.0, 1.1, 2.0) and three sequential Minor releases (e.g. 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3).
When there is a new Major or Minor product release (N), the prior two releases (N-1 and N-2) remain in support. The release N-3 and prior releases are no longer supported.
No. The N-2 lifecycle policy does not apply to a Maintenance release. VMware may ask a customer to upgrade to a specific fix or patch release to resolve product defects or security risks to remain supportable.
There may be times when an exception is made when a new Major or Minor release is introduced where the support duration may be shorter or longer than 12 months. In addition, after a product has been introduced and is already on the lifecycle product matrix, VMware may extend the End of General Support (EOGS) date. Refer to the VMware Lifecycle Product Matrix to find the End of Support date for a product release. The Notes column on the VMware Lifecycle Matrix will indicate that an exception has been made to the EOGS date.
Products co-developed with Pivotal or including Pivotal components may have shorter support duration.
Products covered by this policy have their rules and conditions about interoperability and upgrades between releases. Please refer to the specific release notes for a new release to learn about the supported upgrade paths as well as the interoperability conditions that apply to the release.
There is no Technical Guidance phase after General Support.