VMware Cloud Multi-Cloud

Introducing the VMware Cloud Well-Architected Framework

As organizations embark on their multi-cloud journey, making sure they are cloud-ready is a critical ingredient for success. Kit Colbert said it best in his recent blog post looking at whether multi-cloud is a strategy or an inevitable outcome. In either case, having a multi-cloud plan is a must!

As part of this cloud readiness, public cloud vendors have traditionally provided guidance in the form of an architectural framework. These frameworks primarily focus on the cloud provider’s specific deployment, best practices, and native cloud services. As more and more customers decide on a cloud strategy that meets their business objectives, a need has emerged to offer prescriptive guidance and best practices supporting multi-cloud deployments.

Building on top of VMware Cloud, which is a modern multi-cloud platform that provides unified infrastructure, management, and operations to help customers build and deploy modern applications, from the data center to public cloud and edge environments. VMware is best positioned to deliver this comprehensive guidance, in partnership with the various public cloud providers to support customers throughout their multi-cloud journey.

Today we are excited to introduce the VMware Cloud Well-Architected Framework (VMCWAF) with the release of this initial whitepaper which establishes the core foundation and the general direction of this new framework.

The VMware Cloud Well-Architected Framework will introduce the following VMware pillars: Plan, Build, Secure, Modernize and Operate. These pillars are the building blocks that will provide customers with technical guidance and a consistent approach to meet their organization’s business objectives and digital transformation initiatives.

The key objective for the VMware Cloud Well-Architected Framework is to help customers accelerate their efforts towards infrastructure and application modernization. This whitepaper will expand in the future and include resources such as:

  • Centralized repository for all multi-cloud technical and educational collateral
  • Best practices and architectural guidance for multi-cloud environments
  • New digital self-service workflows for customers and partners

As VMware continues to expand and build upon the VMware Cloud Well-Architected Framework, feedback and collaboration from our customers, partners and broader eco-system will help guide and influence the direction of this framework. If you are interested in providing feedback or participating as a design partner, please reach out by emailing vmwcloudready@vmware.com