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VMware Cloud Foundation Standard
Simple, Agile and Secure Hybrid Cloud Platform

VMware Cloud Foundation Standard

VMware Licensing
VMware Cloud Foundation Standard
VMware Cloud Foundation Standard (Per CPU)
Includes vSphere Enterprise plus, vSAN Advanced, NSX Data Center Advanced, vRealize Suite Standard, vRealize Network Insight Advanced and SDDC Manager
- Note: Purchase of SnS is required!
#CF-STD-C
List Price: $28,875.00
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Overview:

VMware Cloud Foundation makes it easy to deploy and run a hybrid cloud. VMware Cloud Foundation provides integrated cloud infrastructure (compute, storage, networking, and security) and cloud management services to run enterprise applications in both private and public environments.

What is VMware Cloud Foundation?

VMware Cloud Foundation is an integrated software platform that automates the deployment and lifecycle management of a complete software-defined data center (SDDC) on a standardized hyperconverged architecture. It can be deployed on premises on a broad range of supported hardware or consumed as a service in the public cloud (VMware Cloud on AWS or a VMware Cloud Provider). With the integrated cloud management capabilities, the end result is a hybrid cloud platform that can span private and public environments, offering a consistent operational model based on well-known VMware vSphere tools and processes, and the freedom to run apps anywhere without the complexity of app re-writing.

VMware Cloud Foundation Software Stack
VMware Cloud Foundation Software Stack

What is unique?

Integrated Stack: An engineered solution that integrates the entire VMware software-defined stack with guaranteed interoperability, freeing organizations from dealing with complex interoperability matrixes

Standardized Architecture: Automatically deploys a hyperconverged architecture based on a VMware Validated Design, ensuring quick, repeatable deployments while eliminating risk of misconfiguration

Automated Lifecycle Management: Includes unique lifecycle management services that automates day 0 to day 2 operations, from deployment to configuration of the cloud environment, to on-demand provisioning of infrastructure clusters (workload domains) to patching/upgrades of the complete software stack

Simple Path to Hybrid Cloud: Dramatically simplifies the path to hybrid cloud by delivering a common platform for private and public clouds, enabling a consistent operational experience and the ability to quickly and easily move workloads at scale across clouds without re-architecting applications, leveraging VMware NSX Hybrid Connect

Private & Hybrid Cloud

VMware Cloud Foundation delivers the simplest path to the hybrid cloud by leveraging a common infrastructure and consistent operational model, connecting your on- and off-premises data center that is fully compatible, stretched and distributed.

Private & Hybrid Cloud

Features:

Integrated Stack

Engineered integration of the entire software-defined stack.

Standardized Architecture

Automated deployment of a standardized VMware Validated Design (VVD).

Automated Lifecycle Management

Unique lifecycle management that automates day 0 to day 2 operations.

Enterprise-Class Infrastructure

Based on VMware’s market-leading SDDC solutions to deliver high scalability, improved performance and advanced storage and network management.

High Performance & Scalable Hyperconverged Storage

Get all-flash performance and enterprise-class storage services, including deduplication, compression, and erasure coding.

End-to-End Security

Comes enabled out-of-the-box with vSphere encryption, vSAN encryption and NSX microsegmentation.

Flexible Deployment Options

Flexibly deploy on-premises across multiple pre-qualified hardware partners or run as a service through leading cloud providers.

Benefits:

VMware Cloud Foundation delivers a faster path to a true hybrid cloud, increasing admin productivity while reducing overall TCO.

Natively integrated software-defined stack: Cloud Foundation provides a complete set of software-defined services for compute, storage, networking and security, and cloud management to run enterprise apps - traditional or containerized - in private or public environments. Cloud Foundation simplifies the path to the hybrid cloud by delivering a single integrated solution that is easy to operate with built-in automated lifecycle management.

Enterprise-grade functionality: Cloud Foundation is based on VMware’s market-leading technologies: vSphere, vSAN, NSX, and vRealize Suite, delivering enterprise-ready services for both traditional and containerized apps.

Storage elasticity and high performance: Cloud Foundation is built on VMware’s leading hyper-converged architecture (vSAN) with all-flash performance and enterprise-class storage services including deduplication, compression and erasure coding. vSAN implements hyper-converged storage architecture delivers elastic storage and drastically simplifies storage management.

End-to-end security Cloud Foundation delivers end to end security for all applications by delivering micro-segmentation, distributed firewalls, and VPN (NSX), VM, hypervisor, and vMotion encryption (vSphere), and data at rest, cluster, and storage encryption (vSAN).

Self-Driving Operations: Cloud Foundation delivers self-driving operations (vRealize Operations, vRealize Log Insight) from applications to infrastructure to help organizations plan, manage and scale their SDDC. Users can perform application-aware monitoring and troubleshooting along with automated and proactive workload management, balancing and remediation.

Automated Infrastructure Provisioning: VMware Cloud Foundation automatically deploys all of the building blocks of the Software-Defined Data Center - compute, storage, networking and cloud management - as ready-to-run Workload Domain.

Integrated Lifecycle Management: Cloud Foundation simplifies and automates patching and upgrading of the full private cloud stack with workload domain-level lifecycle management.

Benefits

Use Cases:

VMware Cloud Foundation's main use cases include cloud infrastructure, IT automation, hybrid cloud, end-to-end security, and virtual desktops.

IT Automation / Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Rather than installing servers, configuring storage and networking and manually connecting management tools, Cloud Foundation customers can simply provision infrastructure (the full stack of compute, storage, networking and management) automatically and reliably through Workload Domains. This level of automation eliminates opportunities to introduce human error while greatly accelerating the time it takes to provision ready-to-use infrastructure from weeks to just hours.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: Cloud Foundation provides automated deployment of Horizon 7 virtual desktop infrastructure, including User Environment Manager, Unified Access Gateways and App Volumes components for turnkey virtual desktops deployed in accordance with VMware best practices.

Cloud Native Apps: Automated NSX-T Deployments in Workload Domains is now supported in Cloud Foundation. With NSX-T, native container-based workloads can be deployed through VMware Enterprise PKS within a Cloud Foundation Workload Domain.

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning: Cloud Foundation leverages GPU support provided in vSphere 6.7 to accelerate artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.

High-Performance Computing: Leverage multi-cluster Workload Domains to automatically scale out infrastructure to support high performance compute (HPC) workloads. As HPC workloads demand additional capacity, cloud administrators can simply add compute, storage and network resources to workload domains in just a few clicks through Cloud Foundation’s automated workflows.

Big Data: Cloud Foundation supports external NFS and FC storage connectivity for massive data sets typical of Big Data workloads. By combining high performance vSAN storage with massive scale-out external storage, Big Data workloads can leverage the right storage for the right jobs to provide quicker insights into business data.

Use Cases

How To Deploy:

There are several deployment choices for VMware Cloud Foundation, including private cloud software deployments, integrated systems, and subscription-based via cloud service providers.

  Private Cloud Public Cloud
  Software Deployment Integrated Systems Cloud Service Providers
VMware Cloud Foundation Qualified vSAN ReadyNode Dell EMC VxRail
FUJITSU PRIMEFLEX for VMware Cloud Foundation
Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) RS
QCT QxStack
VMware Cloud on AWS
IBM Cloud
CenturyLink
Rackspace
NTT Communications
Deployment Options Assembled and imaged by customer (with help of partner or PSO) Pre-assembled and imaged at the factory, arrives ready to run Purchased as a service

How to Buy:

  Basic Standard Advanced Enterprise
Management
Automated lifecycle management
  SDDC Manager SDDC Manager SDDC Manager SDDC Manager
BUSINESS - Cloud Business Planning and Showback    
BUSINESS - Cloud Costing, Cloud Compare  
AUTOMATION - App Provisioning    
AUTOMATION - Infra Provisioning, Governance    
LOG INSIGHT - Log Analytics  
OPERATIONS - Capacity Planning, OS/App Monitoring  
    vRealize Suite STD vRealize Suite ENT vRealize Suite ENT
NETWORK OPS - AWS VPC, Tags in M-Seg Planning      
NETWORK OPS - Flow Analysis, M-Seg Planning  
Networking
NSX Hybrid Connect (large scale workload migration)      
Context aware micro-segmentation (app ID)      
Multi-Site & container networking and security  
NSX Edge load balancing  
Micro-segmentation
Integration with CMP/NSX Cloud
VPN (L2-L3)
Distributed switching, routing and firewalling
  NSX DC PRO NSX DC ADV NSX DC ADV NSX DC ENT+
Storage
Data-at-rest Encryption      
Stretched Cluster with Local Failure Protection      
Erasure Coding (All Flash only)
Deduplication & Compression (All Flash only)
  vSAN ADV vSAN ADV vSAN ADV vSAN ADV
Storage
Distributed Resource Scheduler
Cross-VC vMotion, and Long Distance vMotion
High Availability, and Fault Tolerance
  vSphere ENT+ vSphere ENT+ vSphere ENT+ vSphere ENT+

Support:

VMware Basic Support & Subscription

Weekday Support for Test, Dev and Non-Critical Deployments

  • Global, 12x5 access to support
  • Unlimited number of support requests
  • Remote Support
  • Online access to documentation and technical resources, knowledge base, discussion forums
  • Product updates and upgrades

Overview

VMware Basic Support is designed for non-critical applications and platforms that require support during normal business hours. Our global support centers have been strategically placed to provide you with fast and efficient access to the support center in your region. Each center is staffed with engineers that can provide industry-leading expertise in virtualization and years of experience supporting virtual infrastructure products in real-world customer environments. We are committed to delivering enterprise-class, worldwide support with a single objective in mind: your success.

VMware Production Support & Subscription Service

Technical Support, 12 Hours/Day, per published Business Hours, Mon. thru Fri.

  • Global, 24x7 support for Severity 1 issues
  • Fast response times for critical issues
  • Unlimited number of support requests
  • Remote Support
  • Online access to documentation and technical resources, knowledge base, discussion forums
  • Product updates and upgrades

Overview

VMware Production Support is designed with your production environments in mind. Our global support centers are staffed around the clock to provide you access to our industry-leading expertise in virtualization and years of experience supporting virtual infrastructure products in real-world customer environments. We are committed to delivering enterprise-class, worldwide support with a single objective in mind: your success.

Feature Production Support Basic Support
Hours of Operation1 24 Hours/Day
7 Days/Week
365 Days/Year
12 Hours/Day
Monday-Friday
Length of Service 1 or 3 Years 1 or 3 Years
Product Updates 2 Yes Yes
Product Upgrades 2 Yes Yes
Products Supported 3 All Products
(excluding VMware Fusion and VMware Player)
All Products
Method of Access Telephone/Web Telephone/Web
Response Method Telephone/Email Telephone/Email
Remote Support Yes Yes
Root Cause Analysis Available only with Business Critical or Mission Critical Support Offering Available only with Business Critical or Mission Critical Offering
Access to VMware Web Site Yes Yes
Access to VMware Discussion Forums and Knowledge Base Yes Yes
Max Number of Technical Contacts per Contract 6 4
Number of Support Requests Unlimited Unlimited
Target Response Times
Critical (Severity 1)
Major (Severity 2)
Minor (Severity 3)
Cosmetic (Severity 4)

30 minutes or less: 24x7
4 business hours
8 business hours
12 business hours

4 business hours
8 business hours
12 business hours
12 business hours
Business Hours
North America
Alaska, Hawaii
Latin America

Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)

Asia, Pacific Rim, Japan (APJ)

Australia/New Zealand
Monday - Friday
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST/PDT)
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (GMT/GMT+1)

8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Singapore Time)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sydney AET)
Monday - Friday
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST/PDT)
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (GMT/GMT+1)

8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Singapore Time)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sydney AET)

1 Hours of operation for Gemstone are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST/PDT). Severity 1 issues are responded to 24x7.
2 Product updates and upgrades are not included with Basic Support and Subscription Service for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for VMware.
Product updates and upgrades are not included with Production Support and Subscription Service for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for VMware.
3 VMware Fusion Professional and VMware Workstation require a minimum of ten (10) licenses in order to purchase Basic support. VMware Workstation requires a minimum of ten (10) licenses in order to purchase Production Support.

Documentation:

Download the VMware Cloud Foundation Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

VMware Licensing
VMware Cloud Foundation Standard
VMware Cloud Foundation Standard (Per CPU)
Includes vSphere Enterprise plus, vSAN Advanced, NSX Data Center Advanced, vRealize Suite Standard, vRealize Network Insight Advanced and SDDC Manager
- Note: Purchase of SnS is required!
#CF-STD-C
List Price: $28,875.00
Our Price: Request a Quote
Support/Subscription for VMware Cloud Foundation Standard
Production Support/Subscription for VMware Cloud Foundation Standard (Per CPU) for 1 year
#CF-STD-P-SSS-C
List Price: $8,021.00
Our Price: Request a Quote
Production Support/Subscription for VMware Cloud Foundation Standard (Per CPU) for 3 years
#CF-STD-3P-SSS-C
List Price: $21,176.00
Our Price: Request a Quote