VMware Cloud Foundation overview

VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) provides an integrated software-defined data center (SDDC) stack that combines core infrastructure virtualization components. VCF provides a platform for traditional enterprise and cloud-based applications with access to automatic deployment options across the private and public cloud.

VCF provides the following features for a VxBlock System 1000 with VMware vSphere 7.0 and AMP Central with VMware vSAN:
  • Manages workloads on-site or in the cloud by extending the same infrastructure, operations, tools, and processes.
  • Provides automated delivery including compute, storage, networking, and management tools.
  • Ensures enterprise-level security with the full-stack platform that consolidates traditional VM and modern container workloads.
  • Faster deployments, automated configurations, and comprehensive management solutions for the VxBlock System and AMP Central from day 0 to 2.

VCF is available in multiple editions depending on the integrated components. See VCF 4 Edition Matrix for more information. VMware professional services deploys VMware vRealize Suite components.

You can add software components that meet the compatibility requirements. The VCF edition provides the appropriate licenses for each component, except for the VMware vCenter Server. Obtain a separate VMware vCenter Server license to deploy multiple copies of VMware vSphere vCenter on the management and VI workload domain. You can obtain your VMware vCenter license from VMware or Dell Technologies.