VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail delivers an experience that customers won’t find on any other infrastructure running VMware Cloud Foundation. VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail builds upon native VxRail and Cloud Foundation capabilities with additional unique Dell Technologies and VMware jointly engineered integration features to help simplify, streamline, and automate the operations of their entire SDDC from before and on Day 0 all the way through Day 2 operations.
As part of the Dell Technologies Cloud Platform, VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail delivers a simple and direct path to the hybrid cloud and Kubernetes at cloud scale with one, complete, automated platform. This means customers get both the HCI infrastructure and cloud platform software stack in one, complete, automated lifecycle, turnkey experience. The platform delivers a set of software defined services for compute (with vSphere and vCenter), storage (with vSAN), networking (with NSX), security, cloud management (with vRealize Suite), End User Computing Services (with VMware Horizon and App Volumes), and container-based cloud native platform services (with VMware vSphere 7 with Kubernetes and Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG)) in both private or public environments making it the operational hub for their hybrid cloud. To accelerate their move to containers and a hybrid cloud operating model, Dell Technologies offers unique integration between VMware Cloud Foundation and VxRail that supports simultaneous VM and container-based workloads on industry-leading Dell PowerEdge server and Dell Storage across multiple cloud environments.
VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail makes operating the data center fundamentally simpler by bringing the ease and automation of the public cloud in-house by deploying a standardized and validated network flexible architecture with built in full stack lifecycle automation for the entire cloud infrastructure stack including hardware. This level of deep integration with VCF is what gives customers a truly unique turnkey hybrid cloud experience not available on any other infrastructure.
An important aspect of the offering is the introduction of a standardized architecture for how these SDDC components are deployed together with the introduction of Cloud Foundation, an integrated cloud software platform that is based on VMware Validated Design. Having a standardized design incorporated as part of the platform provides them with a guarantee that these components have been certified with each other and are backed by Dell Technologies. Customers can then be assured that there is an automated and validated path forward to get from one Continuously Validated State to the next across the end-to-end stack.
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