Software-Defined Data Center: The Foundation for the VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture
The VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture™ enables enterprises to innovate freely in the clouds of their choice. Built on our industry-leading Software-Defined Data Center foundation which brings together best-in-class compute, storage, networking virtualization, and cloud management, our common operating environment lets you rapidly run, manage, connect, and secure apps across clouds and devices.
What Software-Defined Data Center Does
- Fully Virtualized Infrastructure
The software-defined approach extends industry-leading vSphere virtualization beyond compute to network and storage, making data center services as easy and inexpensive to configure and manage as virtual machines.
- Delivered On a Flexible Mix of Private and Hybrid Clouds
Applications and services can be provisioned and run on both on-premises private clouds and secure infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platforms, with seamless workload mobility across the hybrid environment. You can utilize virtually any hardware, minimizing the need for specialized infrastructure.
- Governed by a Comprehensive Cloud Management Platform
Unified, policy-driven technology automates and manages IT services across heterogeneous clouds. Unlike legacy solutions, the platform is purpose-built to orchestrate the changing dynamics of software-defined workloads.