Cloud Foundation deployment is automated as a standardized architecture based on a VMware Validated Design (VVD), ensuring quick, repeatable deployments while eliminating the risk of misconfiguration. Figure 30 illustrates how Cloud Foundation is an integrated SDDC platform based on VVD standardized architecture designs. With the launch of Cloud Foundation 3.x, Cloud Foundation is much more network flexible, customers are no longer bound to a strict hardware compatibility list for server and switch hardware.
Figure 30. VMware’s approach to SDDC