Cloud Foundation dramatically simplifies the path to hybrid cloud by delivering a common platform for private and public clouds, enabling a consistent operational experience and the ability to quickly and easily move workloads at scale across clouds without re-architecting applications, leveraging VMware HCX.
VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand service to run applications across vSphere-based cloud environments with access to a broad range of AWS services. Powered by Cloud Foundation, this service integrates vSphere, vSAN, and NSX along with VMware vCenter management, and is optimized to run on dedicated, elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure. With this service, cloud-based resources can be managed with familiar VMware tools. You get workload portability across your on-premises infrastructure and AWS cloud. Figure 33 shows building a true hybrid cloud environment, connecting on-premises and off premises data centers that is compatible and distributed.