Key Questions to Help You Decide How to Deploy
Will you deploy in the public cloud or on-premises? Centralized or at regional offices? vSAN ReadyNodes are a flexible and industry-leading self-managed option for private cloud. Edge ReadyNodes are designed for remote locations. For a simplified and standardized footprint across multiple locations, consider an HCI appliance.
Will you manage a solution on your own, or seek a partner-managed solution? You can choose whichever route is best for you. Do you prioritize simplified management and operations? For speed of deployment, flexibility, and less time managing infrastructure, explore as-a-service public cloud options. For private cloud, an HCI appliance can also greatly simplify ongoing management.
Are you satisfied with existing vendors or interested in working with new ones? We maintain partnerships and integrations with all major vendors, giving you ample choices.
Will HCI support virtual desktops or Mission-critical applications? Will you need enhanced storage or a high-performance configuration? vSAN ReadyNodes are highly configurable, ready to handle any workload.
Self-Managed Deployment Options
The Only Turnkey Solution Jointly Engineered with VMware
Simplify IT operations and reduce risk when you choose one of the fastest ways to adopt and maintain hyperconverged infrastructure. This is the only HCI appliance with full VMware integration, jointly engineered with Dell EMC VxRail to deliver highly automated operations and seamless deployment.
Out-of-the-Box Performance with vSAN ReadyNodes
Choose from 500+ pre-configured, tested, and certified x86 systems from across major OEM partners. All are certified to run vSAN out of the box, making this one of the most popular HCI approaches for private cloud deployments.
Need local, enterprise-grade storage and compute in a small, rugged package for simpler transportation? Edge ReadyNodes package vSAN into the size of an airline carry-on, making them ideal for military, maritime, and other remote applications.
HCI-as-a-Service Deployment Options
Accelerate Your Cloud Strategy
Combine familiar VMware technologies with AWS, the world’s leading public cloud, for a seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud experience. Respond quickly to changing business demands with the elastic infrastructure of AWS and enterprise capabilities of VMware.
VMware Cloud on AWS is the only hybrid cloud solution that allows you to modernize, protect, and scale vSphere-based applications leveraging AWS.
More as-a-Service Options
Find services delivered by Microsoft, run on Azure infrastructure, and verified by VMware.
Build on an open platform through the VMware and Google Cloud partnership.
Modernize and migrate VMware workloads with IBM Cloud.
Migrate VMware to the cloud without re-architecture or modifications.
HPE Synergy with VMware Cloud Foundation
Build a consistent hybrid cloud experience with this fully automated solution that reduces complexity and cost.
Technical Resources for HCI Deployment
Dive into vSAN technical documents for applications from Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, and more.
Design and Sizing Guide
Jump to StorageHub for an overview of vSAN design considerations for your network, storage, host, and more.
The Next Step on Your Journey to Hybrid Cloud
Discover VMware Cloud Foundation
Accelerate your path to hybrid cloud with VMware's integrated platform, which includes full-stack, software-defined infrastructure (compute, storage, networking and security) with automated lifecycle management from day 0 to day 2. You'll be on your way to an enterprise-grade private cloud that’s fully extensible to hundreds of public clouds for a true hybrid cloud architecture.