VMware Cloud Foundation

Build a True Hybrid Cloud

Discover true hybridity that makes it possible to manage your on-premises and cloud-based infrastructure the same way, and even live migrate workloads between locations with no changes needed. Only VMware offers a consistent platform for all your workloads. VMware vSphere, vSAN, and NSX are integrated in on-premises solutions and in cloud-hosted VMware Cloud services, providing fully consistent virtualized infrastructure end-to-end.


Other vendors claiming to be hybrid actually use different on-premises and cloud technologies, even though their products share the same name. For their users, live migration between platforms isn’t possible, and apps and virtual machines must be reconfigured to accommodate platform differences.

Make Multi-Cloud a Reality

Enterprises are overwhelmingly moving to a multi-cloud strategy. The challenge is preventing multiple clouds from becoming multiple silos of infrastructure and operations. The VMware multi-cloud management and operations solution portfolio offers a completely consistent experience that extends unified operations to native public clouds, so you have the most cloud freedom and flexibility. Other infrastructure providers support integration with only their own public cloud, limiting your choices and leading to costly operational silos.

Get Modern Infrastructure for Modern Applications

If you are not already running cloud-native apps based on microservices and containers, you soon will be. Whether those modern apps live on-premises or in the cloud, they need a unified platform for development, deployment, and operations. VMware Cloud delivers that platform with products and services that run in your own infrastructure or as cloud-native services. Your next-gen apps benefit from the same management, security, and reliability of the VMware infrastructure you know and trust, letting you innovate at cloud speed.

Rely on the Most Robust Platform

Comprehensive Virtualization

Automate and manage compute, networking, and storage across clouds and devices in a common operating environment.

Built-in Security

Find advanced security capabilities fully integrated into the hypervisor in VMware vSphere Platinum, combining the industry-leading capabilities of vSphere with VMware AppDefense.

Reduced Patching

Minimize the need for patching compared to hypervisors based on a Windows or Linux OS with the small-code footprint, fast automation, and image-based updates with rollback capabilities of vSphere.

Software-driven Intelligence

Discover pervasive, end-to-end connectivity for apps and data, wherever they are—data center, cloud, and the edge—with the Virtual Cloud Network.

Broad Support and Choice

Find more than 75,000 software partners globally to help you deploy business solutions, and more than 4,000 VMware Cloud Provider partners that offer hybrid cloud services.

Support for the Software You Use

Deploy the solutions you need thanks to vSphere support for 85 guest operating systems and hundreds of certified software solutions on the VMware Solution Exchange.

Lower Your TCO 

Lower CapEx

Get more for less. VMware vSphere provides a density advantage, increasing the number of VMs per host and reducing the number of servers and licenses required.

Calculate Your Savings

Explore VMware Business Value Tools to see how much you can lower your infrastructure TCO with VMware.

Lower OpEx

Empower your IT staff to focus on transformation, not maintenance, with superior management and policy-based automation, all while making the infrastructure more efficient to administer.

Increase Agility

Respond faster to changing business requirements and achieve greater operational efficiency enabled by self-service, automation, and rapid deployment of IT resources with full policy compliance.

“VMware Cloud Foundation takes two of VMware's fastest growing products—vSAN and NSX—bundles them with vSphere and vRealize Suite, and rolls in automation to guarantee VMware customers a smooth cloud deployment experience.


Explore Success Stories 

OmegaFi Gains an Integrated Cloud Platform using VMware Cloud Foundation


OmegaFi, a Georgia-based financial services company, needed an agile and secure infrastructure to quickly integrate with acquired companies. VMware Cloud Foundation gives OmegaFi an integrated cloud infrastructure platform, helping the company become an efficient, cost-effective service provider delivering mobility, cloud and security.


As a result, OmegaFi has realized:

  • Easier management and scalability accomplished with just one network admin
  • Enhanced security and simpler PCI compliance
  • 2.5x higher productivity during lifecycle management
  • 40 percent lower TCO compared to legacy three-tier environment

Read the case study

*End of Availability of vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus is February 1, 2019



CNRS uses VMware Cloud Foundation to help streamline servers, ensure infrastructure security, and environment deployment.

Infrastructure redesign helps a Nol-Tec operation achieve global scale by utilizing VMware Cloud Foundation and Workspace ONE.

Xavier University reduces costs, improves performance, and supports staff and faculty needs with VMware Cloud Foundation.

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IBM and Cloud Foundation

IBM delivers cloud services powered by VMware Cloud Foundation - VMware’s new unified platform for the hybrid cloud.

Customers, Press, and Analysts Confirm VMware Leadership 

As of April 2019

“VMware vSAN is a scale-out solution built for next-generation data centers.”

— IT Infrastructure Consultant in the Energy and Utilities Industry
As of April 2019

"VMware vSphere is the industry leader for a reason, easy to deploy and manage"

— Senior Systems Engineer in the Retail Industry
As of April 2019

"VMware Cloud Foundation is an integrated software stack that bundled compute, storage, and network virtualization into a single platform that we deployed on premises as a private cloud"

— Business Analyst in the Services Industry

Gartner Peer Insights reviews constitute the subjective opinions of individual end users based on their own experiences, and do not represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates.


“[VMware,] the Palo Alto, Calif.-based virtualization leader ranks the highest in terms of HCI strategy. VMware's vSAN version 6.7 scored a perfect 5 in three categories: solution scalability, professional services and consulting abilities, and product strategy.”

— CRN, Hyper-Converged Market Leaders: Forrester Scores 11 Top Providers

“By utilizing VMware’s hypervisor and vRealize software suite, we have solved traditional infrastructure pain points using automation to create a more reliable and scalable private cloud.”

— CIO Review, Harnessing the Hybrid Cloud with VMware

“Admins should consider the [vRealize] Operations Manager an essential tool for any organization that depends on VMware products.”

— TechTarget, Make the most of vRealize Suite Standard Edition


VMware vSAN 6.7 wins CRN Product of the Year 2018 in Software-Defined Storage category.

CRN’s 2018 Products of the Year


VMware Cloud on AWS wins CRN Product of the Year 2018 in Hybrid Cloud category.

CRN’s 2018 products of the year

VMware Products for Your Cloud Journey 

VMware Cloud Foundation

Easily deploy and run a hybrid cloud. VMware Cloud Foundation provides integrated cloud infrastructure (vSphere compute, vSAN storage, NSX networking and security) and vRealize cloud management services to run enterprise applications in both private and public environments.

VMware vCloud Suite

Experience enterprise-ready private cloud software that brings together the industry-leading VMware vSphere virtualization and VMware vRealize Suite cloud management platforms.

VMware NSX Hybrid Connect

Get infrastructure hybridity and application workload mobility at scale, supporting live and bulk migration of virtual machines and application workloads across data centers and clouds.

More VMware Offerings

Find many other products, solutions, and professional services to help you modernize your data center and succeed in your cloud journey.

VMware Cloud on AWS

Extend your on-premises vSphere environment to the AWS Cloud for a truly hybrid cloud experience. Your workloads run on a completely consistent on-premises and cloud platform for flexibility unmatched by other less-than-hybrid approaches.

VMware NSX Cloud

Gain consistent and operationally scalable micro-segmentation security for applications running natively in public clouds, managed alongside data center resources for consistent end-to-end networking and security.

CloudHealth by VMware

Access a cloud operations platform that spans AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. It helps analyze and manage cloud cost, usage, security, and performance centrally for native public clouds.