Simplify Deployment of SDDC and Hybrid Cloud

VMware Cloud Foundation is the unified SDDC platform that brings together VMware’s vSphere, vSAN and NSX into a natively integrated stack to deliver enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure for the private and public cloud.

Cloud Foundation Overview

Learn how Cloud Foundation provides an easy to deploy SDDC infrastructure stack for your hybrid cloud.

Winner: Cloud Platform Product of the Year

CRN names VMware Cloud Foundation the winner, 2016 product of the year, cloud platform.

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VMware Cloud Foundation Events

Learn more about Cloud Foundation directly from VMware experts: Attend a free in-person or online event today.

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VMware Cloud Foundation Blog

Stay up-to-date with blog posts from Cloud Foundation experts.

VMware Cloud Foundation Hands-on Lab

Take Cloud Foundation for a free test-drive, no installation required.

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VMware vCloud Air with Cloud Foundation

Soon Cloud Foundation will be available on vCloud Air, bringing innovative hybrid cloud services to the unified SDDC platform; learn about the beta.

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What Cloud Foundation Delivers

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:

  • Virtual Infrastructure Leverage the high performance, availability and scalability of Cloud Foundation to run any mission critical application including databases, web apps and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
  • VDI Easily run and provision virtual or remote desktops and applications including VMware Horizon.
  • Private Cloud Build a complete private cloud with any cloud management platform including VMware vRealize Suite.

Cloud Foundation Supports Qualified vSAN Ready-Nodes from several OEM vendors

Learn more about the available hardware options and configurations.

Get Started


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.


VMware Cloud on AWS Overview

See how to leverage Cloud Foundation in an AWS cloud-based service, managed and operated by VMware.

VMware and AWS Partnership

VMware will deliver SDDC technologies on AWS

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VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM Cloud

Hear from Simon Kofkin-Hansen, CTO, Hybrid Cloud, IBM, on how they are delivering cloud services powered by the VMware Cloud Foundation.

IBM Cloud and VMware

Cloud Foundation is now available as-a-service on IBM Cloud, enabling a secure, elastic hybrid cloud.
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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

See How the VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture Provides Freedom and Control

Clouds can bring challenges as well as speed and flexibility. The VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture helps you meet them.

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There are several deployment choices for VMware Cloud Foundation, including private cloud software deployments, integrated systems, and subscription-based via cloud service providers.

  Software Deployment Integrated Systems Cloud Service Providers
VMware Cloud Foundation Qualified vSAN ReadyNode

Qualified Networking
Dell EMC VxRack System SDDC

FUJITSU PRIMEFLEX for VMware Cloud Foundation

IBM Cloud

Cloud Foundation on vCloud Air

VMware Cloud on AWS

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