The VMware Validated Designs provide comprehensive and extensively-tested blueprints to build and operate a Software-Defined Data Center.
With the VMware Validated Designs, VMware delivers holistic data center-level to deploy and configure the complete VMware SDDC in a wide range of use cases with detailed guidance on how to operate efficiently.
VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center 4.0 is the first release to incorporate VMware vSphere 6.5 in the Bill of Materials. This, along with other design improvements, deliver important enhancements on performance, scalability and robustness of the associated SDDC. To learn more about what’s new in the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center 4.0, visit this YouTube video.
Following a VMware Validated Design streamlines and simplifies the usually complex design process of the SDDC, shortening the deployment and provisioning cycles.
Rigorously tested and continuously validated, the VMware Validated Designs reduce uncertainty and potential risks associated with implementing and operating the SDDC by ensuring interoperability and compatibility of all software components included in the design.
A VMware Validated Design provides detailed, step-by-step operational guidance to greatly reduce time and effort spent on tasks such as setting up monitoring and alerts, developing backup and restore procedures and ensuring compliance with industry standards.
The VMware Validated Designs are designed for scalability and to support a broad set of use-cases and diverse types of applications, helping IT to respond faster to the needs of the business.
A VMware Validated Designs defines a standardized, scalable architecture design comprehensively tested for integration and interoperability among all the software components defined in the bill of materials
Each design is developed by experts and rigorously tested and validated to provide successful deployment and efficient operations. Continuous interoperability testing helps a VMware Validated Design stay valid as subsequent versions of components are released
The VMware Validated Designs are available in a variety of use cases – SDDC, Micro-segmentation, IT Automating IT – and provide the guidance to achieve a wide variety of desired IT outcomes delivered by the SDDC, such as app security, IT automation, monitoring and alerting, high availability, disaster recovery, etc.
The VMware Validated Designs are captured in a comprehensive set of documents that describe the software bill of materials, the fundamentals of the architecture design and the best practices on how to deploy, integrate and operate the SDDC
VMware Professional Services
When deploying VMware Validated Designs, you can choose to have an expert by your side.
VMware Professional Services delivers the right expertise and collaboration for a rapid implementation of your SDDC architecture based on the VMware Validated Designs.
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Certified Partner Architecture
VMware is partnering with the most prestigious System Integrators to provide access to VMware Validated Designs.
The Certified Partner Architecture program certifies SDDC architectures available from VMware Partners to ensure that they comply with the guidance established by the VMware Validated Design for SDDC.
The following VMware Partners currently offer certified architectures
Free Public Documentation
For customer interested in implementing the VMware SDDC with in-house skillset, the VMware Validated Designs are available as free public documentation.
Documentation includes: Release Notes, Introduction Guide, Architecture and Design, Planning and Preparation, Deployment and Operations Documentation
Learn how VMware Validated Designs define a Compliance Capable SDDC through the work from the VMware Compliance and Cyber Risk Solutions (CCRS) team.