Want to build a VMware hybrid cloud? This solution brief describes how VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), combined with Intel® technology such as Intel® Optane™ persistent memory (PMem), delivers high performance as well as simplified, user-friendly deployment and management of critical business workloads. The speed and ease with which companies are able to gain business insights can make the ...diﬀerence between having the competitive edge and simply trying to keep up. The digital landscape is changing rapidly, and traditional hosting applications and services can no longer deliver the necessary innovations at the speed businesses require. And with the cost of many new technologies, businesses are faced with difficult challenges. Rapid software and hardware provisioning, deployment, and maintenance, as well as application development, testing, and delivery can help companies get ahead and stay ahead. VCF, powered by Intel® technology, oﬀers a solution with a simplified hybrid cloud platform for easier management of virtual machines (VMs) and containers. Now businesses can operate workloads, such as data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML)—foundational applications for predicting trends—across private and public clouds with excellent performance and reliability without modifying node configurations. The platform is designed to scale as businesses grow and workload demands increase. Integrating Intel® Optane™ persistent memory (PMem) into VCF clusters improves transactions per minute (TPM) application performance, including data warehousing performance. Companies are increasingly pressed to gain faster insights from their data to remain competitive. Traditional hosting applications and services cannot deliver the necessary innovations at the speed businesses require today and as they grow in the future. More than ever, businesses are turning to modern applications, such as analytics, AI, and ML to overcome these difficult challenges. And modern applications require dynamic cloud-native environments that oﬀer ease of use, scalability, rapid hardware provisioning, deployment, and maintenance, as well as application development, testing, and delivery. VCF powered by Intel® architecture provides a simplified hybrid cloud platform for easier management of VMs and containers that also allows AI/ML workloads to coexist with legacy workloads on the same platform. Businesses can now operate workloads across private and public clouds with excellent performance and reliability (without modifying node configurations) in one scalable solution.