VMware Validated Designs simplify the process of deploying and operating an SDDC. They are comprehensive, solution-oriented designs that provide a consistent and repeatable production-ready approach to the SDDC. They are prescriptive blueprints that include comprehensive deployment and operational practices for the SDDC. They are an option available for customers, who are not ready for or do not value the complete approach to SDDC automation available in VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail.
A VMware Validated Design is composed of a standardized, scalable architecture that is backed by the technical expertise of VMware and a software bill of materials (BOM) comprehensively tested for integration and interoperability that spans compute, storage, networking, and management. Detailed guidance that synthesizes best practices on how to deploy, integrate, and operate the SDDC is provided to aid users to achieve performance, availability, security, and operational efficiency.
With the VMware Validated Design for SDDC on VxRail, customers can quickly architect, implement, and operate the complete SDDC faster and with less risk. Customers also get the benefits of best of breed HCI infrastructure platform. The latest available version at the time of writing this document is 5.0.1.
Customers can realize the following benefits by using VMware Validated Design on VxRail:
To learn more about VMware Validated Design on VxRail, see Dell EMC VxRail - Accelerating the Journey to VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC).