VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail is a game changer and a unique Dell Technologies differentiated solution. It is an integrated Cloud Foundation stack run on top of a VxRail HCI system that provides automated hardware and software lifecycle management and fully automated deployments of the VMware SDDC while still providing customers with flexible topologies and networking in one, complete, seamless user experience.
Cloud Foundation leverages Dell EMC VxRail APIs to consume the value-added capabilities in VxRail. VMware has made architectural updates to Cloud Foundation that pair well with core VxRail functionality such as networking flexibility enabling Dell EMC integration benefits, as well as deployment options ranging from a cluster of appliances to integrated rack offerings.
VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail, the foundation of the Dell Technologies Cloud Platform, provides the simplest 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 plugins and Dell EMC networking integration) 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 lifecycle, turnkey experience. The platform delivers integrated cloud infrastructure (vSphere compute, vSAN storage, NSX networking, and security) and cloud management services (with the vRealize Suite) to run many types of enterprise applications, from traditional applications deployed as virtual machines and VMware Horizon virtual desktops, to Kubernetes powered containerized cloud native applications, in both private and public environments. All of this makes 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 Trend from legacy to modern applications and multi-cloud.
VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC 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, IDC White Paper show that the consistent hybrid cloud platform (Dell Technologies Cloud) achieved savings of up to 47% over a five-year period compared with a native public cloud, when evaluated for typical applications being deployed on cloud infrastructure by enterprises today (https://www.dellemc.com/en-us/collaterals/unauth/analyst-reports/products/dell-technologies-cloud/idc-cost-benefits-analysis-of-dell-technologies-cloud-solution.pdf). The TCO is based on the Dell Technologies Cloud Platform, which is based on VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC 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.