Software-Defined Data Center Platform
Cloud Foundation is an integrated software stack that bundles compute virtualization (VMware vSphere),
storage virtualization (VMware vSAN), network virtualization (VMware NSX),
and cloud management and monitoring (VMware vRealize Suite) into a single platform that can be deployed
on premises as a private cloud or run as a service within a public cloud.
This documentation focuses on the private cloud use case.
Cloud Foundation helps to break down the traditional administrative silos in data centers,
merging compute, storage, network provisioning, and cloud management to facilitate end-to-end support
for application deployment.
vSphere Hypervisor is a bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers; allowing you to consolidate your applications while saving time and money managing your IT infrastructure. Our free vSphere Hypervisor is built on the world’s smallest and most robust architecture: VMware vSphere ESXi, which sets the industry standard for reliability, performance, and support.
vCenter Server is an application that enables you to manage your vSphere infrastructure from a centralized location. It acts as a central administration point for ESXi hosts and their respective virtual machines.
Enable your virtual cloud network to connect and protect applications across your data center, multi-cloud, bare metal, and container infrastructure. VMware NSX Data Center delivers a complete L2-L7 networking and security virtualization platform — providing you with the agility, automation, and dramatic cost savings that come with a software-only solution.
Deliver consistent networking and security for your applications running natively in public clouds with NSX Cloud. No more infrastructure silos to drive up complexity and operational expense — instead, enjoy global security policies and precise control across virtual networks, regions, and clouds.
VMware vRealize Network Insight helps you build an optimized, highly available and secure network infrastructure across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. It provides network visibility and analytics to accelerate micro-segmentation security, minimize risk during application migration, optimize network performance and confidently manage and scale NSX deployments.
VMware HCX is an application mobility platform that is designed for simplifying application migration, workload rebalancing, and business continuity across data centers and clouds.
VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud delivers high-performance, reliable branch access to cloud services, private data centers, and SaaS-based enterprise applications.
Improve the security of your applications from within the hypervisor — and get 360 degree visibility into every workload — with VMware AppDefense. Rather than chasing after threats, reduce your attack surface by leveraging AppDefense to model intended application behavior, monitor for anomalous activity, and provide application control, reputation scoring, and security.
vSAN is enterprise-class, storage virtualization software that, when combined with vSphere, allows you to manage compute and storage with a single platform. With vSAN, you can reduce the cost and complexity of traditional storage and take the easiest path to hyperconverged infrastructure and hybrid cloud. Evolve to an integrated hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution with vSAN to improve business agility, all while speeding operations and lowering costs.
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