VMware Tanzu Mission Control Overview

VMware Tanzu Mission Control is the #4 ranked solution in our list of Container Management software. It is most often compared to OpenShift Container Platform: VMware Tanzu Mission Control vs OpenShift Container Platform

What is VMware Tanzu Mission Control?

Move Faster in Development
Give your developers self-service access to Kubernetes in the environment of their choice, with security and policy guardrails in place.

Manage Kubernetes at Scale
Bring global visibility, scalable operations, and consistent policy management to your modern apps by centralizing Kubernetes across teams and clouds.

Secure Your Footprint
Boost the security of your Kubernetes clusters and modern apps. Easily manage access, apply security policies, and inspect clusters for security and configuration risks.

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about VMware Tanzu Mission Control pricing:
  • "VMware Tanzu Mission Control is cheaper than Red Hat OpenShift."

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Abbasi Poonawala
Vice President Derivatives Ops IT at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
A centrally managed security platform with a rich set of features, but it could be more secure.

What is our primary use case?

We use Mission Control for cloud-native developments where the underlying layer is Kubernetes. We do deployments, and we check the code in GitHub and integrate with GitLab. In GitLab, we have the Git Actions, and it triggers the CI/CD pipeline. It's all based on the underlying cloud-native development perspective and the actual deployment in the cloud. It depends on the particular flow from the development environment to the staging environment and the cloud deployment. That's why it's in a hybrid cloud, and we have two deployment topologies. One is vm cloud, and the other is vCloud on AWS… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "Tanzu Mission Control has quite a set of rich features when compared to OpenShift."
  • "We want to see a new feature that helps build more security architecture like Zero Trust Security or shifting left in Kubernetes."

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I would give VMware Tanzu Mission Control a six.
‎IT Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
A stable and scalable solution with great integration with VMware, but requires a lot of knowledge of Linux and better support

What is our primary use case?

We have clients with different use cases. We have a customer who is a service provider who sells services in the cloud and Kubernetes. Our clients have cloud and on-premises deployments.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most important feature of Tanzu Mission Control is its integration with the other products, especially with ESX and vSAN. This is a strong part of Tanzu Mission Control. In other solutions, such as OpenShift or Kubernetes, you can find similar features, but they don't have similar integration. With Tanzu Mission Control, you get a total solution with only one provider. You have the integration with the infrastructure, virtualization of networking, and virtualization of storage. You have a natural integration, and you don't have the problem of integrating it with different products or providers. Sometimes, different companies have good integration, but it is not always guaranteed. For example, many years ago, Cisco and VMware were good partners in networking, but when VMware started to sell ESX, the relationship was broken. This is the problem that you can face when you are using solutions from two different companies."
  • "It is not easy to build a solution with containers. It has a graphical user interface, but you need to have a lot of knowledge of Linux and how to work in the command mode. Its support can also be improved. Currently, its biggest disadvantage is that it is a new product, and the clients prefer to go for a solution that has been in the market for a long time. There are not that many people who know this product."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate VMware Tanzu Mission Control a seven out of ten.
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Cloud Architect at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
A multi-tenant platform minus a GUI

What is our primary use case?

We are interested in using this solution as a Container as a Service (CaaS).

What is most valuable?

The multi-tenancy with the VCD is great. 

What needs improvement?

This product doesn't have a GUI. In order to use it properly, I need to connect it to a new GUI or build a GUI to manage it — it's pretty difficult. This solution should come in a suite including other solutions like Grafana and Prometheus.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have only been using this solution for a couple of weeks; I am just testing it out. 

How are customer service and technical support?

As we don't have a license, we don't receive customer support. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial installation could be easier — it's complex. 

What about the