VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail is a Dell EMC and VMware jointly engineered integrated solution with features that simplify, streamline, and automate the operations of your entire Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC) from Day 0 through Day 2. The new platform delivers a set of software-defined services for compute (with vSphere and vCenter), storage (with vSAN), networking (with NSX), security, and cloud management (with vRealize Suite) in both private and public environments, making it the operational hub for your hybrid cloud.
VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail provides the simplest path to the hybrid cloud through a fully integrated hybrid cloud platform that leverages native VxRail hardware and software capabilities and other VxRail unique integrations (such as vCenter plugins and Dell EMC networking). These components work together to deliver a new turnkey hybrid cloud user experience with full-stack integration. Full-stack integration means you get both HCI infrastructure layer and cloud software stack in one complete automated lifecycle turnkey experience.
VMware NSX Data Center is the network virtualization and security platform that enables the virtual cloud network. It’s a software-defined approach to networking that extends across data centers, clouds, endpoints, and edge locations. With NSX Data Center, network functions—including switching, routing, firewalling, and load balancing—are brought closer to the application and distributed across the environment. Similar to the operational model of VMs, networks can be provisioned and managed independent of the underlying hardware.
NSX Data Center reproduces the entire network model in software, enabling any network topology—from simple to complex multitier networks—to be created and provisioned in seconds. Users can create multiple virtual networks with diverse requirements, leveraging a combination of the services offered via NSX including micro-segmentation or from a broad ecosystem of third-party integrations ranging from next-generation firewalls to performance management solutions to build inherently more agile and secure environments. These services can then be extended to a number of endpoints within and across clouds. For additional information see VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail Architecture Guide