VMware Cloud Foundation is the unified SDDC platform that brings together VMware vSphere, vSAN, and NSX into a natively integrated stack to deliver enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure for the private and public cloud.
What is VMware Cloud Foundation?
The core components of VMware Cloud Foundation are the market-leading VMware solutions you already know – vSphere, vSAN, and NSX. Additionally, VMware Cloud Foundation includes SDDC Manager, which automates the entire system lifecycle (from initial bring-up, to configuration and provisioning, to upgrades and patching), and simplifies day-to-day management and operations. VMware Cloud Foundation can be used on-premises for private cloud deployments or run as a service from the public cloud with a single consistent operational experience. VMware Cloud Foundation drastically simplifies the path to the hybrid cloud, while increasing admin productivity and reducing overall TCO.
Next Generation Hyper-Convergence Take
hyper-converged infrastructure to the next level beyond compute and storage to include networking with VMware NSX for enhanced network security and even greater scalability.
Radically Simple Operations
Use built-in automated lifecycle management of all day 0 and day 2 tasks with the VMware SDDC Manager.
Enterprise Class Capabilities
Leverage VMware’s market leading SDDC solutions to deliver high scalability, improved performance and advanced storage and network management.
Public Cloud Extension
Access VMware Cloud Foundation managed by public cloud providers for a unified and consistent operational experience across the private and public cloud.
Industry Leading Hypervisor
Virtualize any application with highly available, resilient, on-demand infrastructure.
High Performance and Storage Elasticity
Get all flash performance and enterprise-class storage services including deduplication, compression, and erasure coding.
Network and Security
VMware NSX drastically simplifies network management and enables higher levels of security by leveraging microsegmentation.
Automated Lifecycle Management
Automate the deployment, configuration, patching and upgrading of the entire VMware stack with VMware SDDC Manager. This can be further extended when deployed with vRealize Suite and VMware Horizon.
Flexible Deployment Choice
Flexibly deploy on-premises across multiple pre-qualified hardware partners or run as a service through leading cloud providers.
Easily deploy Cloud Foundation in your data center on pre-qualified and validated hardware partners. Cloud Foundation supports qualified vSAN ReadyNode from HP, Dell, and QCT. Use cases include:
For a consistent operational experience across clouds, extend your private cloud to the public cloud via Cloud Foundation or start your Cloud Foundation deployment with one of the many cloud service providers in our growing ecosystem, including Amazon Web Services, IBM and vCloud Air.
Cloud Foundation is now available as-a-service on IBM Cloud, enabling a secure, elastic hybrid cloud.
Learn more about Cloud Foundation on the IBM Cloud >>
To help your IT organization drive your enterprise’s digital agenda, the VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture gives you cloud freedom and control, enabling you to run, manage, connect, and secure applications across clouds and devices in a common operating environment. VMware delivers this through VMware Cloud Foundation, a new set of Cross-Cloud services VMware is developing, and the vRealize cloud management platform. Learn more about the VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture.
Clouds can bring challenges as well as speed and flexibility. The VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture helps you meet them.View Infographic
There are several deployment choices for VMware Cloud Foundation, including private cloud software deployments, integrated systems, and subscription-based via cloud service providers.
|PRIVATE CLOUD||PUBLIC CLOUD|
|Software Deployment||Integrated Systems||Cloud Service Providers|
|VMware Cloud Foundation||Qualified vSAN ReadyNode
|Dell EMC VxRack System SDDC
FUJITSU PRIMEFLEX for VMware Cloud Foundation
|Deployment Options||Assembled and imaged by customer (with help of partner or PSO)||Pre-assembled and imaged at the factory, arrives ready to run||Purchased as a service|