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Built by VMware: VMware Cloud Foundation’s Full Stack

The most important strategic decision you’ll make in the next five years is selecting your software stack. When looking to expand your data center and move to the hybrid cloud, admin simplicity and intrinsic security are non-negotiable. What’s more, you need a software-defined data center that allows you to scale and build on existing investment. VMware Cloud Foundation equips you with an integrated full stack that optimizes for agility, efficiency, performance and security.  

vmware cloud foundation full stack

And now, as part of VMware Cloud Universal, VMware Cloud Foundation Subscription gives you the financial flexibility to deploy any type of application across private, edge, or public cloud infrastructure. VMware Cloud Foundation Subscription unlocks a flexible, cost-effective, and agile operating model to run both VM and container-based workloads at scale on a full-stack, enterprise-grade, and developer ready infrastructure.

By deploying VMware Cloud Foundation, you can operate your hybrid cloud environment with the same tools, teams, skills, policies and standards you use today in your data center. Additionally, enterprise-level, highly dynamic compute, storage, networking and management capabilities ensure that teams can operate seamlessly and fulfill internal and external demands. It’s ‘Built by VMware’, which means integrated layers that work together, to work for you. Read on below for a breakdown of how each layer in VMware Cloud Foundation builds on the full stack promise.

Compute

VMware vSphere helps you run, manage, connect and secure your applications within a common operating environment across all cloud-based solutions. Using a scalable, market-leading hypervisor allows you to support new workloads and use cases while keeping pace with the growing needs and complexity of your IT infrastructure. Server virtualization enables cost savings on hardware, power, cooling, and administration by consolidating applications on fewer servers. vSphere supports thin provisioning, allowing you to allocate your storage resources beyond the actual capacity of the physical storage.

vSphere lifecycle management makes it easy for you to have consistent and up-to-date systems. vSphere 7 Update 2 introduced enhanced vSphere Lifecycle Manager with Desired Image Seeding and support for vSphere with Tanzu, to help ease maintenance operations by automating software and firmware updates based on a desired state. All the benefits of vSphere Lifecycle Manager are now available to simplify the management of vSphere with Tanzu environments.

Storage

VMware vSAN, tightly integrated with vSphere, allows you to manage storage virtually, within a single platform. This enterprise-class, storage virtualization software supports businesses by reducing the cost and complexity associated with traditional storage while improving storage efficiency, all without compromising performance. vSAN catalyzes business growth and evolution with features including native integration with vSphere, the flexibility to run the hybrid cloud on certified solutions with your preferred vendor and hybrid cloud capabilities.

Network

VMware NSX network virtualization brings networking and security functionality to your environment. Networks and network services no longer need to exist in the physical realm. NSX reproduces the entire network model in software, empowering data center operators to achieve levels of agility, security and cost-savings that were previously unattainable. This software-defined solution delivers intrinsic micro-segmentation and granular security to the individual workload, defending your organization more effectively against lateral threats. VMware NSX delivers a centralized and consistent operational tool for everyone to work together, bringing Day 0 installation to Day 1 provisioning from days to minutes, and significantly simplifying Day 2 operations for administrators.

Management 

The VMware vRealize solution suite provides a hybrid cloud management platform equipped for today’s digital era. Software development teams must be agile, and IT teams need to keep up with innovation to ensure development teams have the tools to support their needs. vRealize enables IT teams to build applications in any cloud environment with secure and consistent operations while maintaining agility, control and efficiency. Developers can release code faster and more frequently and work autonomously while IT maintains governance. Additionally, self-driving operations, monitoring and automation capabilities allow IT to run operations both hands-off and hassle-free.

VMware Cloud Foundation gives organizations the infrastructure needed to operate successfully in today’s modern world. With this full stack of innovative technology solutions, you can modernize your data center, migrate to the cloud, scale on demand and simplify hybrid operations flexibly, cost-effectively, securely and seamlessly.

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