The Software-Defined Data Center
Delivery Options: Private Cloud or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
VMware software-defined architecture can be deployed in your data center as a private cloud or off-site using secure infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) operated by VMware or one of our certified partners. Most companies choose a hybrid combination of on-premises and IaaS platforms.
All three options are built on the same VMware Software-Defined Data Center technology, so you can easily migrate workloads among clouds and control and govern your hybrid environment from a single management interface.
Software-Defined Private Cloud: On-Premises in Your Data Center
VMware provides flexible paths for evolving to a software-defined private cloud that you deploy on your own physical infrastructure. Customers typically begin with VMware vSphere® with Operations Management™, and at their own pace, add software-defined networking and storage, and various elements of our comprehensive management layer. Alternatively, you can move up to a full-infrastructure solution, VMware vCloud Suite®, directly from vSphere with Operations Management. Or extend your Software-Defined Data Center management to include other hypervisor platforms or public cloud services with the VMware vRealize™ Suite purpose built for hybrid cloud.
VMware vCloud Air: Your Fastest Route to a Seamless Hybrid Cloud
Built on VMware Software-Defined Data Center technology, vCloud® Air™ is infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) operated by VMware. It lets you quickly, seamlessly and securely extend your data center into the cloud using the tools and processes you already have. You can run your hybrid environment with a common, unified model for management, orchestration, networking and security.
Cloud Services from VMware Partners
Certified VMware partners offer an array of globally consistent, flexible and custom-tailored cloud services. These too are built on VMware software-defined technology, for compatibility with your internal data center, guaranteed service levels, auditable security and assured compliance.
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