VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail delivers an experience that customers cannot find on any other infrastructure running VMware Cloud Foundation. VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail builds upon native VxRail and VMware Cloud Foundation capabilities with additional unique integration features that are jointly engineered by Dell Technologies and VMware. These features help simplify, streamline, and automate the operations of an entire SDDC from before 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. Customers get both the HCI infrastructure and cloud platform software stack in a single complete, automated-lifecycle, turnkey experience. The platform delivers the following services in both private and public environments, making it the operational hub for a customer’s hybrid cloud:
To accelerate customers’ move to containers and a hybrid cloud operating model, Dell Technologies offers unique integration between VMware Cloud Foundation and VxRail. The integration supports simultaneous VM and container-based workloads on Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell storage systems across multiple cloud environments.
VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail makes operating the data center fundamentally simpler. It brings the ease and automation of the public cloud in-house by deploying a standardized and validated network flexible architecture with integrated full-stack life cycle automation for the entire cloud infrastructure stack including hardware. This level of deep integration with VMware Cloud Foundation gives customers a 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 SDDC component deployment together with VMware Cloud Foundation, which is an integrated cloud software platform that is based on VMware Validated Design. Having a standardized design incorporated as part of the platform provides customers 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.
For more information about VMware Cloud Foundation, see the following documents: