VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell VxRail provides a simple and direct path to the hybrid cloud. It is 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. VxRail architecture awareness is engineered into VMware Cloud Builder to deliver a turnkey hybrid cloud user experience with full-stack integration.
Full-stack integration means that customers get both the infrastructure layer and cloud software stack that leverages native VxRail hardware and software capabilities and other VxRail unique integrations (such as vCenter plug-inin one complete, automated life cycle, turnkey experience. The platform deliversa set of software-defined services for compute (with vSphere and vCenter), storage (with vSAN), networking (with NSX), security, cloud management (with Aria Suite), and container-based cloud native platform services (with VMware Tanzu) in both private or public environments. These features make it the operational hub for customers’ hybrid clouds, as shown in Figure 1.
The consistent hybrid cloud is a paradigm that has emerged in the market, as a response to the complexity of multicloud raised in Transforming from legacy to modern applications and multicloud.
VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell VxRail provides a consistent hybrid cloud unifying customer public and private cloud platforms under a common infrastructure, 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 and IT operations.
An April 2019 IDC White Paper2 described how the consistent hybrid cloud platform (Dell Technologies Cloud, rebranded as APEX Hybrid Cloud) achieved savings of up to 47 percent over a 5-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 upon mature Dell PowerEdge server hardware and the pervasive VMware software stack and management tools and allows a nondisruptive 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.