VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell VxRail provides a simple and direct path to the hybrid cloud through a fully integrated platform, that leverages native VxRail hardware and software capabilities and other VxRail unique integrations (such as vCenter plug-in, SDDC Manager and VxRail Manager integration and VxRail architecture awareness that is built into Cloud Builder) to deliver a turnkey hybrid cloud user experience with full stack integration. Full stack integration means that customers get both the HCI infrastructure layer and cloud software stack in one, complete, automated life cycle, 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), and container based cloud native platform services (with VMware Tanzu) in both private or public environments making it the operational hub for your hybrid cloud. These features make it the operational hub for customers’ hybrid clouds as shown in Figure 1.
The consistent hybrid cloud is a new paradigm that has emerged in the market, as a response to the complexity of multi-cloud raised in Transforming from legacy to modern applications and multi-cloud.
VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell VxRail provides a consistent hybrid cloud unifying customer public and private cloud platforms under a common operating environment and management framework. Customers can operate both their public and private platforms using one set of tools and processes, with a single management view and provisioning process across both platforms. This consistency allows for easy portability of applications.
An April 2019, a published IDC White Paper2 showed that the consistent hybrid cloud platform (Dell Technologies Cloud, rebranded as APEX Hybrid Cloud) achieved savings of up to 47 percent over a five-year period compared with a native public cloud, when evaluated for typical applications being deployed on cloud infrastructure by enterprises today. The TCO is based on platform built with VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell VxRail. VxRail is built on mature hardware and the pervasive VMware stack and management tools and allows a non-disruptive path to adoption of multiple cloud platforms within an organization. This consistency across cloud platforms is the key differentiator defining the next generation of hybrid cloud—the consistent hybrid cloud platform.