Simple, Agile and Secure Hybrid Cloud Platform

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Start Your Digital Transformation with VMware Cloud Foundation

VMware Cloud Foundation makes it easy to deploy and run a hybrid cloud. VMware Cloud Foundation provides integrated cloud infrastructure (compute, storage, networking, and security) and cloud management services to run enterprise applications in both private and public environments.

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PRIVATE & HYBRID CLOUD 

Private & Hybrid Cloud

VMware Cloud Foundation delivers the simplest path to the hybrid cloud by leveraging a common infrastructure and consistent operational model, connecting your on- and off-premises data center that is fully compatible, stretched and distributed.

FEATURES

Integrated Stack

Engineered integration of the entire software-defined stack.

Standardized Architecture

Automated deployment of a standardized VMware Validated Design (VVD).

Automated Lifecycle Management

Unique lifecycle management that automates day 0 to day 2 operations.

Enterprise-Class Infrastructure

Based on VMware’s market-leading SDDC solutions to deliver high scalability, improved performance and advanced storage and network management.

High Performance & Scalable Hyper-Converged Storage

Get all-flash performance and enterprise-class storage services, including deduplication, compression, and erasure coding.

End-to-End Security

Comes enabled out-of-the-box with vSphere encryption, vSAN encryption and NSX microsegmentation.

Flexible Deployment Options

Flexibly deploy on-premises across multiple pre-qualified hardware partners or run as a service through leading cloud providers.

VMware Cloud Foundation

Capabilities
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COMPUTE

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Capabilities Distributed resource scheduler
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Capabilities Cross-VC vMotion and Long Distance vMotion
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Capabilities High availability and fault tolerance
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MANAGEMENT

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Capabilities Automated Lifecycle Management
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Capabilities Business: Cloud Costing, Cloud Compare
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Capabilities Business: Cloud Business Planning and Showback
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Capabilities Automation: App Provisioning
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Capabilities Automation: Infrastructure provisioning, governance
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Capabilities Operations: Capacity planning, OS/app monitoring
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Capabilities Log Insight: Log Analytics
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Capabilities Network Ops: Flow analysis, M-Seg planning
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Capabilities Network Ops: AWS VPC, tags in M-Seg planning
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NETWORKING

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Capabilities VPN (IPsec and SSL)
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Capabilities Integration with CMP/NSX Cloud
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Capabilities Distributed switching, routing and firewalling
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Capabilities Multi-site & container networking and security
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Capabilities NSX edge firewall, load balancing
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Capabilities NSX Hybrid Connect (large scale workload migration)
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Capabilities Context aware micro-segmentation (app ID)
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STORAGE

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Capabilities Erasure coding (all Flash only)
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Standard
Advanced
Enterprise
Capabilities Deduplication & compression (all Flash only)
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Standard
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Enterprise
Capabilities Data-at-rest encryption
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Capabilities Stretched cluster with local failure protection
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Enterprise

BENEFITS

VMware Cloud Foundation delivers a faster path to a true hybrid cloud, increasing admin productivity while reducing overall TCO.

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USE CASES

VMware Cloud Foundation's main use cases include cloud infrastructure, IT automation, hybrid cloud, end-to-end security, and virtual desktops.

VMware Cloud Foundation Use Cases

HOW TO DEPLOY

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 SDDC

FUJITSU PRIMEFLEX for VMware Cloud Foundation

Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) RS

QCT QxStack

 



VMware Cloud on AWS


IBM Bluemix


CenturyLink


Rackspace

 

NTT Communications


Fujitsu K5 (coming soon)

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

CUSTOMERS 

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