We are pleased to announce General Availability (GA) of VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0! Cloud Foundation 4 was announced during our Modern Apps Launch event on March 10th and excitement around the latest version of VMware’s hybrid cloud platform has been growing since. With Release 4.0, Cloud Foundation takes a significant step forward in offering customers a hybrid cloud platform that now supports native Kubernetes workloads and management, as well as your traditional VM-based workloads.
Cloud Foundation 4.0 pulls in the latest and greatest VMware products, including vSphere 7 with Kubernetes, vSAN 7, NSX-T 3, and vRealize 8.1. VMware Cloud Builder and SDDC Manager are also integrated to provide Day-0 deployment of your private cloud infrastructure and ongoing provisioning, configuration, and lifecycle management of the core SDDC stack.
The most notable aspect of this release is the integration of Kubernetes into the platform through VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid and cloud-native services built into vSphere 7. This integration makes containers first-class citizens of your private cloud alongside traditional VMs. More impactful, having Kubernetes integrated into the platform extends Cloud Foundation’s consistent infrastructure and operations not just across hybrid clouds but up and down the full stack from underlying infrastructure to higher-level constructs that power modern apps.
With Cloud Foundation 4, developers can access and consume infrastructure resources in a top-down approach via Kubernetes and RESTful APIs, while IT operators can provision, secure, and manage the full stack with a bottom-up approach. To learn more about how Cloud Foundation 4 will help you deliver Kubernetes at scale, check out this blog post.
There’s a lot to take in with such a big refresh of capabilities and recently released components. Here are some resources to get you started:
- vSphere 7 GA Blog: https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2020/04/vsphere-7-new-generation-vsphere.html
- vSAN 7 GA Blog: https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2020/04/02/vsan-7-is-generally-available/
- NSX-T 3.0 GA Blog: https://blogs.vmware.com/networkvirtualization/2020/04/nsx-t-3-0.html/
- vRealize 8.1 Blog: https://blogs.vmware.com/management/2020/03/modern-infra-modern-apps-vrealize-suite-2019-vcloud-suite-2019.html
VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 Bill of Materials
- Cloud Builder 4.0
- SDDC Manager 4.0
- ESXi 7.0.0
- vCenter Server Appliance 7.0.0
- vSAN 7.0.0
- NSX-T 3.0
- vIDM 3.3.2
- vRealize Automation 8.1
- vRealize Log Insight 8.1
- vRealize Operations Manager 8.1
- vRealize Lifecycle Manager 8.1
For additional information on the latest release of VMware Cloud Foundation, read the VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 Release Notes