Reference Design: VMware Cloud Foundation on Lenovo ThinkAgile VXReference Architecture

Published
29 Sep 2021
Form Number
LP1533
PDF size
46 pages, 2.2 MB

Abstract

With rising costs and complexity, it is becoming increasingly harder to manage IT infrastructure in a data center to address private cloud, hybrid cloud and container workloads. As it changes over time, the infrastructure becomes more fragile and more difficult to know the impacts of making changes.

VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) is a hybrid cloud platform to deploy VMware SDDC for private cloud based on the VMware Validated Design and to integrate with public clouds running VMware SDDC clouds. It provides software defined services for compute, storage, networking, and cloud management to run different workloads. It simplifies installation, upgrade and patch management of SDDC components through lifecycle management either through online or offline. VCF built on ThinkAgile VX hardware and embedded with VMware SDDC provides all the hardware and software needed for building an enterprise infrastructure platform to support virtualized and containerized workloads that is flexible, easy to manage and easy to change for future needs.

This paper describes a VCF solution built on ThinkAgile VX hardware and embedded with VMware SDDC. It provides all the hardware and software needed for building an enterprise infrastructure platform to support virtualized and containerized workloads that is flexible, easy to manage and easy to change for future needs.

The intended audience of this document is IT professionals, technical architects, sales engineers, and consultants to assist in planning, designing, and implementing SDDC products. General understanding of server virtualization, cloud services and VMware software is expected to get the most out of the paper.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Business problem and business value
3 Requirements
4 Architectural overview
5 Component model
6 Operational model
7 Deploying SDDC
8 Deployment example
9 Conclusion
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