VMware Announces Tanzu Application Platform
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Thursday, 16 September 2021

VMware has announced a beta version of a new application platform designed for enterprise developers who want to build and run cloud-native applications on Kubernetes. Tanzu Application Platform (TAP) is designed to offer a 'pre-paved path to production' according to VMware.

Tanzu Application Platform can be used on any Kubernetes distribution, including Azure Kubernetes Service, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service, and Google Kubernetes Engine, as well as Tanzu Kubernetes Grid.



VMware say Tanzu provides application templates with baked-in compliance and best practices; automated container image builds; and runtimes for serving and eventing capabilities. It also supports API discovery and routing, and provides insights into running applications for quick troubleshooting.

The aim is that operations teams will be able to use Tanzu to create application scaffolding templates with in-built security and compliance to the point that those aspects are mostly invisible to developers. Using the templates as a starting point, developers will then be able to turn source code into a container and get a URL to test their app "in minutes". Once the container is built, updating it happens automatically every time there’s a new code commit or dependency patch. An internal API management portal is designed to mean that connecting to other applications and data, regardless of how they’re built or what kind of infrastructure they run on, is straightforward.

The developers say that in the same way that the Spring framework fundamentally changed the way Java developers work by being an application-aware framework that inverts control, Tanzu Application Platform is an application-aware platform. In addition, Tanzu comes with Application Accelerator for VMware Tanzu, which was inspired by Spring Initializr, and enables developers to create their app with a declarative manifest and get a URL to test on the platform in minutes, with little or no Kubernetes knowledge necessary.

Tanzu is available in beta now.


More Information

Tanzu Website

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