Cross-Cloud: A Common Operating Environment Across Private and Public Clouds

For IT organizations worldwide, working across clouds has become one of their greatest challenges. Managing and securing applications across multiple clouds leads to problems with identity and access management, data security, and workload visibility. A new, more comprehensive approach to working across clouds is needed. That new approach is here, and it is available now: Introducing VMware® Cross-Cloud Architecture.

Extending VMware’s Hybrid Cloud Strategy to Public Clouds


VMware’s Cross-Cloud Architecture offers customers cloud freedom and control. The architecture extends VMware’s hybrid cloud strategy with new public and private cloud capabilities that enable customers to run, manage, connect, and secure their applications across clouds and devices in a common operating environment.

VMware’s Cross-Cloud Architecture enables consistent deployment models, security policies, visibility, and governance for all applications—whether they are running on-premise or off, and regardless of the underlying cloud or hypervisor.

The Blueprint for a New Era of Cloud Freedom and Control

The Cross-Cloud Architecture is delivered through VMware Cloud Foundation, and through a new set of Cross-Cloud Services that VMware is developing.


VMware Cloud Foundation greatly simplifies private and hybrid cloud development. It is a unified software-defined data center (SDDC) platform that integrates VMware compute, storage, and network virtualization and automates the installation, update, and lifecycle management of private cloud software. Cloud Foundation is also available “as a service,” meaning customers can get the full power of the SDDC in a hybrid cloud environment.

Cross-Cloud Services, currently under development, extend workload visibility, security, and governance to public cloud applications. These new Cross-Cloud Services were designed to offer customers the ability to manage, govern, and secure applications running in large public clouds, including Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure.

By enabling a common operating environment for both public clouds and on-premises private clouds, VMware’s Cross-Cloud Architecture offers organizations the ability to protect data and control costs, while ensuring that both developers and the business can innovate freely in the clouds they choose.

The VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture: Offering a new era of cloud freedom and control by enabling customers to run, manage, connect, and secure their applications across clouds and devices in a common operating environment.