VMware 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 VMware 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 35 shows building a true hybrid cloud environment, connecting on-premises and off premises data centers that is compatible and distributed.