Simplify Deployment of SDDC and Hybrid Cloud

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

What is VMware Cloud Foundation?
The core components of VMware Cloud Foundation are the market-leading VMware solutions you already know – vSphere, vSAN, and NSX. Additionally, VMware Cloud Foundation includes SDDC Manager, which automates the entire system lifecycle (from initial bring-up, to configuration and provisioning, to upgrades and patching), and simplifies day-to-day management and operations. VMware Cloud Foundation can be used on-premises for private cloud deployments or run as a service from the public cloud with a single consistent operational experience. VMware Cloud Foundation drastically simplifies the path to the hybrid cloud, while increasing admin productivity and reducing overall TCO.

Cloud Foundation FAQ

Questions about VMware Cloud Foundation? We have answers.

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Cloud Foundation Datasheet

Get fundamental facts about VMware Cloud Foundation in a 3-page PDF.

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Cloud Foundation Whitepaper

Discover the unified platform for private and public cloud.

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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.




VMware Cloud Foundation Transforms Marriott

See how Marriott is transforming their guest experience with VMware Cloud Foundation.

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 Overview Video

Watch a 3-minute video and learn all about VMware Cloud Foundation.

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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.

Try the Cloud Foundation Fundamentals Hands-on Lab

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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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.
Learn more about Cloud Foundation on the IBM 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

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