Earlier this year, we announced the VMware Cloud Ready Framework (VMCRF) and released an initial whitepaper. This whitepaper established the core foundation and general direction of the VMCRF and introduced the VMware pillars of Plan, Build, Secure, Modernize, and Operate. These VMware pillars are the building blocks that provide technical guidance and a consistent approach for any organization to meet its business objectives and digital transformation goals. In addition to the Framework, another goal of the VMCRF is to provide associated multi-cloud technical and educational collateral in various formats in a centralized repository. Today we are excited to announce several new updates to resources that can help organizations with their cloud readiness journey.
VMCRF – Plan Pillar
To start, we are releasing the first of the five VMCRF pillars, Plan. This pillar provides the necessary guidance to help organizations start preparing for their transformative initiative. The Plan pillar itself is composed up of several corresponding documents, which also includes the VMware Cloud Infrastructure Service providers:
The Plan pillar content will reside on the new VMware Cloud Tech Zone site, here, and is presented in an easy-to-follow activity path.
VMware Cloud Tech Zone
Speaking of VMware Cloud Tech Zone, today we’ve updated the site providing a new VMware Cloud home page which also includes all VMware Cloud Infrastructure service providers. VMware Cloud Tech Zone will be the centralized repository for technical and educational collateral in various formats, including the VMCRF and VMware Cloud designlets. The navigation has also been updated, providing different paths based on the selected content; for example, you can start your journey learning about the various use cases for VMware cloud, then select a particular Infrastructure service provider. Each of these pages also has a tool and resources section linking to additional corresponding resources based on the chosen navigation path. VMware Cloud Tech Zone will feature various content formats including activity paths, designlets, architecture guides, videos, and more. To gain the most from your Tech Zone experience, we recommend logging in using your Customer Connect credentials. This will allow you to pin your favorite content, replay searches, and more!
VMware Cloud Designlets
With the launch of the updated VMware Cloud Tech Zone, there is also new content available in the form of designlets for each VMware Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Provider. In addition, there are also Hands-On-Labs that cover deployments, migrations, and more!
Azure VMware Solution
- Designlet: Using Azure ExpressRoute with Azure VMware Solution for On-premises Connectivity
- Designlet: Azure VMware Solution DHCP and DNS Configuration Options
- Designlet: HCX Network Extension for Azure VMware Solution
- Designlet: Site Recovery Manager for Azure VMware Solution
Google Cloud VMware Engine
- Designlet: Using Cloud Interconnect with Google Cloud VMware Engine
- Designlet: HCX Network Extension on Google Cloud VMware Engine
Oracle Cloud VMware Solution
- Designlet: Connectivity with Private FastConnect Peering on Oracle Cloud VMware Solution
- Designlet: HCX Network Extension on Oracle Cloud VMware Solution
We will continue to expand and build upon the VMware Cloud Ready Framework with additional pillars and related content. Additionally, we are looking for feedback and collaboration from our customers, partners, and broader eco-system to help guide and influence the direction of the VMware Cloud framework and VMware Cloud Tech Zone content. If you are interested in providing feedback or participating as a design partner, please reach out by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org