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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will take a look at how VMware Cloud Foundation is built on vSAN.

VMware Cloud Foundation

VMware Cloud Foundation

VMware Cloud Foundation is the most comprehensive hybrid cloud architecture. It provides a complete set of software-defined services for compute, storage, networking, and cloud management to run enterprise apps—traditional and containerized—in private and public cloud environments. Cloud Foundation drastically simplifies the path to a hybrid cloud through full stack HCI, a single comprehensive and integrated software stack. It is easy to deploy and operate thanks to built-in, automated lifecycle management.

The following blog focuses on why vSAN is the ideal storage platform to power Cloud Foundation as a full stack HCI solution. The table below highlights the key advantages of deploying vSAN with Cloud Foundation.

VMware Cloud Foundation

 

The following StorageMinute video demonstrates the simple steps for creating a Cloud Foundation workload domain on vSAN that is standardized and VMware validated.

Conclusion

VMware Cloud Foundation powered by vSAN provides a tightly-integrated compute, network, and storage platform with CapEx and OpEx savings over traditional SAN/NAS storage options. For vSphere administrators, this complete software-defined data center is the only way to deliver a completely consistent operational model across the hybrid cloud.