VMware Tanzu Mission Control (TMC) is now officially GA for VMware Cloud Provider Partners

On June 4, 2021 VMware Tanzu Mission Control (TMC) has become available to our VCPP Cloud Provider. It is a quite exciting news to many of our Managed Service Providers that are trying to offer Kubernetes added services across Multi-Cloud.

Tanzu Mission Control will help unlocks new opportunities for VMware cloud providers to offer Kubernetes (K8s) managed services for a multi-cloud. TMC can manage multi-tenant K8s clusters created on VMware Cloud Director (VCD) in addition to any CNCF conformant K8s clusters on public clouds as well. This includes the native K8s implementation at hyperscaler such as EKS, AKS, and GKE.

VMware Tanzu Mission Control

Here is a summary of the top features TMC will help our VMware Cloud Providers offer to their tenants:

  • Cluster lifecycle management: Provision, scale, upgrade and delete Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters via Tanzu Mission Control across environments.
  • Attaching clusters: Attach any conformant Kubernetes clusters running in other environments—either on-prem or in public clouds—to Tanzu Mission Control for centralized management.
  • Centralized policy management: Apply consistent policies, such as access, security, and even custom policies to a fleet of clusters and namespaces at scale.
  • Observability and diagnostics: Gain global observability of the health of clusters and workloads across clouds for quick diagnostics and troubleshooting.
  • Data protection: Create and schedule backup and restore of your clusters and/or namespaces using Tanzu Mission Control’s UI, CLI, and API, leveraging built-in open source Velero project.
  • Identity and access management: Implement centralized authentication and authorization and federated identity from multiple sources, such as AD, LDAP, and SAML.
  • Cluster inspection: Conduct cluster inspections, such as cluster conformance Inspection and Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmark Inspection, for configuration and security issues.
  • Integration with other Tanzu products: Seamlessly consume other Tanzu products by integrating them with Tanzu Mission Control. Get deeper Kubernetes observability and analytics with Tanzu Observability, and get microservices-level connectivity and traffic management with Tanzu Service Mesh.

Tanzu Mission Control Advanced version is the one has just gone GA on June 4th for our VMware Cloud Providers Partners.  See here for the TMC feature comparison details between TMC standard and TMC Advanced.

The integration of TMC with VMware Cloud Navigator will help our partners with the lifecycle of managing their partners as well offer it next to many of other great offering from a single interface. If you have not yet signed in for VMware Cloud Navigator, I would highly you check it out here as VMware Cloud Navigator itself comes at no cost and enable cloud provider to offer a wide range of VMware Multi-Cloud SaaS Services.

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