VMware Cloud Foundation for Hybrid CloudVMware’s virtualization and cloud technology have been game-changers for many organizations. And they’ve been a major focus for many years at Pure Storage®. 

With the recent release of vSphere 7 and VMware Cloud Foundation version 4, we’re doubling down on our investments in VMware vSphere environments. 

At Pure, we’re focused on how we can help you optimize data center resources and deploy VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) on the fabric of your choice. We’re also focused on simplifying data storage management as well as automating and protecting private and hybrid cloud infrastructure.

VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) powered by Pure Storage provides the most effective way to build a hybrid cloud with consistent operations on-premises and in the cloud. It is built on VMware Validated Designs, automates deployment and lifecycle management of VMs and containers, and provides a single pane of glass for consolidated operations management.

Optimize Data Center Resources

VCF with FlashStackenables you to optimize data center resources, especially the cost and performance of mixed application workloads. (For more details, please read the VMware Cloud Foundation on Pure solution brief.) 

Unlike hyperconverged infrastructures that force hardware silos and create inefficient resource utilization, VCF with FlashStack offers a converged infrastructure with disaggregated best-of-breed storage, server, and network components. This architecture enables shared resources for efficient workload consolidation, optimized performance, and availability, plus dynamic, resizable software-defined storage pools.

VCF supports both vSAN and external shared storage. With FlashStack, you get storage and compute that can scale up or down on demand. You also get automated full-stack deployment, instant VM provisioning, container orchestration, and automatic encryption of data at rest. Plus, VMware SDDC manages FlashArray storage for optimized workload domains that are elastic, flexible, and cost-efficient as well as vSAN as the VCF management domain.

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Pure Optimized VCF On-Prem

VCF supports both vSAN and external shared storage. With FlashStack, you get storage and compute that can scale up or down on demand. You also get automated full-stack deployment. 

When deploying a hybrid cloud, workload domains can be replicated between Pure Storage FlashArray and vSAN in VMware Cloud in the public cloud. VMs can be migrated or replicated via VMware HCX, vSphere replication, or third party tools.

Fabric Flexibility and Options for VCF

Pure supports VCF on Fibre Channel, iSCSI, or NVMe-oF and non-disruptive migration between fabrics. This future-proof solution helps you protect your investments and maximize the benefits you value. With vSphere 7.0 support for NVMe-oF / RoCE v2, and Pure’s immediate support for this modern fabric, you get maximum performance and density for the most-effective application consolidation solution. 

VCF Storage Fabric Flexibility with Pure Storage

More VMware Cloud Foundation Resources

To increase the return on your VMware investment, Pure’s engineering and solutions architecture teams have built a collection of architectural guidance, best practices, and demos. 

Get started with this VMware Cloud Foundation with Pure Storage Technical White Paper.

Kyle Grossmiller, Pure’s resident VCF solution architect, has posted a handful of introductory blog posts and videos to help you learn even more. 

Blog Posts

Demo Videos

To learn more about Pure Storage and VMware, check out our VMware Solutions page and the VMware Platform Guide for more technical resources. 

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