What’s New in VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center 4
This is a significant milestone release in VMware commitment to deliver customers standardized, proven, and robust data-center level designs for the Software-Defined Data Center. The excitement from VMware customers and partners for this release has been phenomenal – from the wave of product updates, new advanced day-two operations, streamlined online access, and the release of the Solution Enablement Toolkit for partners.
As VMware talk to customers and partners on a daily basis, there are many questions about the design. Hence VMware wanted a way to provide a quick architecture reference as we get started with the design. It is really pleasant to have a look at VMware’s architecture reference poster for the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center 4.0
VMware Validated Designs provide a set of prescriptive documents that explain how to plan, deploy, and configure a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). The architecture, the detailed design, and the deployment guides provide instructions about configuring a dual-region SDDC. It’s tested by VMware to ensure that all components and their individual versions work together, scale, and perform as expected. Unlike Reference Architectures which focus on an individual product or purpose, a VMware Validated Design is a holistic approach to design, encompassing many products in a full stack for a broad set of use case scenarios in an SDDC. It supports a number of use cases, and is optimized for integration, expansion, Day-2 operations, as well as future upgrades and updates. As new products are introduced, and new versions of existing products are released, VMware continues to qualify the cross-compatibility and upgrade paths of the VMware Validated Designs. Designing with a VMware Validated Design ensures that future upgrade and expansion options are available and supported.This poster depicts many portions of the fundamental architecture for both quick reference and discussion.