Why is vCloud Suite the leading enterprise-ready Private Cloud Software?

VMware vCloud Suite is an enterprise-ready private cloud software that brings together the industry-leading VMware vSphere hypervisor and VMware vRealize Suite cloud management platform. vRealize Suite provides developer-friendly infrastructure (supporting VMs and containers) and a common approach to hybrid and multicloud, supporting major public clouds, such as Amazon Web Services, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

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IDC Names VMware #1 in Cloud System Management

VMware has been ranked number one in the IDC cloud system management software report.

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What vCloud Suite Delivers

Application Operations

Enable developers to quickly release, troubleshoot, and optimize performance of highly distributed microservice-based cloud applications in real time.

Self-Driving Operations

Help IT continuously optimize capacity and performance based on operational and business intent.

Programmable Provisioning

Help developers and IT easily access infrastructure and application resources on any cloud through API, catalog, or CLI with full lifecycle management.

Data Center Virtualization

Leverage the world’s leading virtualization platform as the foundation for multiple data center initiatives. Consolidate servers and data centers. Improve application availability and performance. Address application requirements for scale up or scale out.

What’s Included in vCloud Suite? 

vRealize Suite

Cloud management platform that helps IT enable developers to quickly build VM and container-based applications in any cloud with secure and consistent operations.

vRealize Lifecycle Manager

Automated installation, configuration, upgrade, patch, drift remediation, health, and content management of vRealize products.


vRealize Operations

Automated IT operations management that enables IT to manage performance and gain visibility across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure.

Automated costing, usage metering, and service pricing of cloud infrastructure.


Deliver business value from day one, with powerful server virtualization, breakthrough availability, safe automated management, and intelligent operational insight that adapts to your environment.

vRealize Automation

Self-service, policy-based infrastructure and application provisioning and lifecycle management for multi-vendor virtual, physical, and public cloud environments.


vRealize Log Insight

Heterogeneous and highly scalable log management for deep operational visibility and faster troubleshooting across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.




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Cuts deployment time by 80 percent using a dedicated IaaS self-service portal powered by vRealize.

Why Upgrade vSphere to vCloud Suite?

Manage multiclouds, storage, networks, and physical and virtual environments in a single platform to improve efficiency, performance, and availability.

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Industry Recognition

IDC Names VMware Market Leader in IT Automation

VMware named market leader in newly defined and expanded IT Automation and Configuration Management category.

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Ovum Names VMware Leader in Multicloud Management

Find out why independent analysts at Ovum named VMware Cloud Management Platform the overall leader in multicloud management.

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Forrester Names VMware Leader in Hybrid Cloud Management

Forrester gave VMware the highest possible score in cloud monitoring, product vision, market approach and partner ecosystem.

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What are the software requirements for running vCloud Suite?

See VMware Docs for details and links for vCloud Suite requirements.

What are the hardware requirements for running vCloud Suite?

vRealize Suite, included in vCloud Suite, is shipped as a vApp and will run on any hardware infrastructure that the VMware hypervisor platform, vSphere, can run on. For more information see the VMware Compatibility Guide.

How can I try out vCloud Suite?

The vCloud Suite Hands-on Lab is a free evaluation that allows you to test-drive the full technical capabilities of vCloud Suite from your browser, with no installation required.

Where can I find training and documentation for vCloud Suite?

Training courses in classroom, live online, and self-paced on-demand formats, as well as free eLearning courses, are available in VMware Education. A variety of courses are available for vSphere and each component of vRealize Suite—that make up vCloud Suite—enabling you to take advantage of all vCloud Suite’s features and functions.
Product documentation for vCloud Suite is available in VMware Docs. There, you can locate specific documentation pertaining to vSphere and vRealize Suite.

How can vCloud Suite drive cost savings for my business?

According to 451 Research , private cloud can be a less expensive option for enterprises than public cloud:

  • 41% percent of 150 IT decision-makers surveyed claimed to be operating their own private clouds at lower unit costs than public cloud
  • 24% said that they are paying less than a 10% premium for their private cloud

Read more in the survey. Plus, try out our vRealize Suite ROI calculator to learn more about the cost benefits that help make the case for vCloud Suite.

How can vCloud Suite assist in capacity planning for my business?

vCloud Suite helps customers can plan, manage, scale, and automate infrastructure and application components across the SDDC and multi-cloud environments (including storage, network, virtual, physical infrastructure, OS, applications, and public clouds). Powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, vRealize Operations (within vCloud Suite) provides continuous performance optimization and proactive capacity management.

Learn more about vCloud Suite’s capabilities and what they mean for your business in this solution overview.