Cloud Foundation

Companies are increasingly relying on multiple public and private clouds to run their applications, but are daunted by the challenge of managing and securing applications across diverse cloud platforms. When customers combine a best-in-class private cloud with leading public clouds they have the strongest, most flexible hybrid cloud strategy. At VMworld VMware announced the Tech-Preview of their Cross-Cloud Architecture which delivers cloud freedom and control by providing a common operating environment for all clouds.


VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture builds on its leading private and hybrid cloud capabilities by offering customers the freedom to innovate in multiple clouds, and is delivered through VMware Cloud Foundation, a new set of Cross-Cloud Services which VMware is developing and the VMware vRealize cloud management platform.

Cross-Cloud Services, currently under development, extend workload visibility, security, and governance to public cloud applications. These new services were designed to offer customers the ability to manage, govern, and secure applications running in large public clouds, including Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure.

VMware Cross Cloud

In addition, VMware announced VMware Cloud Foundation which offers a new ‘as-a-service’ option that delivers the full power of the SDDC in a hybrid cloud environment.

By enabling a common operating environment for both public clouds and on-premises private clouds, VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture offers organizations the ability to protect data and control costs, while ensuring that both developers and the business can innovate freely in the clouds they choose.