We’re already at part 7 of our #VCFacts series, and what a journey it’s been so far. Since 2019, the series has adventured through VMware Cloud Foundation’s full stack and the areas where the solution can help organizations excel.
It’s been a while since our last facts update, and we’ve been hard at work since then! In this installment, you’ll learn all about the exciting new VMware Cloud Foundation payment options that make the solution more widely available to all types of organizations, dive into the different partner integrations and how the cloud-like operating model simplifies networking and security.
Fact #23: There are financially flexible options for deploying Cloud Foundation.
VMware Cloud Universal is an exciting new opportunity for organizations looking to take advantage of VMware Cloud Foundation. Companies can now purchase Cloud Foundation on a subscription basis, which allows for greater financial flexibility to deploy all types of applications, whether they’re on a private, edge or public cloud infrastructure. For example, the subscription enables companies with on-premises capital expenses to move their infrastructure to operational expenses to better align with financial plans. Additionally, term-based and on-demand subscriptions allow entitlement allocations based on business mandates and peak IT demand.
Fact #24: Cloud Foundation supports an array of partner integrations.
The newest version of Cloud Foundation makes it even easier for users to team up with their partners. VMware Cloud Foundation includes vSAN Data Persistence Platform, which allows customers to manage S3-compatible object storage for unstructured data. The HCI platform supports partner offerings from Cloudian and MinIO.
Seamless partner integration is so important because ultimately, visibility and collaboration ensure that work isn’t duplicated. With everyone on the same page, companies and partners are likely to finish work on time and on budget.
Fact #25: Cloud Foundation provides cloud-like operating models that simplify consumption of networking and security constructs.
Companies are spreading their data centers out now more than ever due to globalization and in the name of better security and disaster preparedness. While it’s smart to not have all your data eggs in one physical location basket, dispersing far and wide poses management hurdles. Luckily, NSX-T Federation is one of the features of Cloud Foundation. NSX-T Federation enables the following use cases:
- Operational simplicity
- Common policy configuration and enforcement
- Global networking
- Simplified disaster recovery
Regardless of business demands and preferred architecture, VMware Cloud Foundation and NSX-T Federation allows workloads to move and scale beyond vCenter and geographic boundaries. Stretched networking, consistent policies and disaster recovery solutions ensure that data remains safe and accessible.
Read the rest of the posts in our #VCFacts series here:
VMware Cloud Foundation Facts – Part 1
VMware Cloud Foundation Facts – Part 2
VMware Cloud Foundation Facts – Part 3
VMware Cloud Foundation Facts – Part 4
VMware Cloud Foundation Facts – Part 5