A modern data center is key to remaining competitive. All companies must overcome challenges to accelerate product development; reduce downtime and maintenance overhead; and compete more successfully at lower cost. Technology is now a centerpiece of every new change; the traditional approach for hosting applications and services cannot deliver innovation at the pace businesses require.
For companies with outdated data center technologies, meeting these challenges involves replacing legacy hardware and software with modern, hybrid-cloud-capable solutions that can accelerate software and hardware provisioning, deployment, and maintenance along with application development, testing, and delivery. VMware Cloud Foundation and Intel address these new market requirements by offering an easily deployable and manageable hybrid/multicloud platform for managing virtual machines (VMs) and orchestrating containers. This solution provides infrastructure and operations across private and public clouds with excellent performance and reliability from Intel® hardware components.
This reference architecture describes the following:
- How to prepare and deploy a VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 environment connected to VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
- How to take advantage of relevant Intel® technology such as Intel® Optane™ persistent memory and Intel® Deep Learning Boost (Intel® DL Boost).
Because the term “cloud computing” is now often associated with both VMs and the use of containerization, this reference architecture illustrates a variety of applications. These include VM-based solutions, as well as container-based analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) workloads. These use cases highlight the ﬂexibility of the solution and overall performance.