To build a private cloud, IT needs to:
- Modernize the infrastructure by virtualizing compute, storage, network, and security with a software-defined approach
- Automate the delivery and ongoing management of the virtualized infrastructure, enabling end users to consume it as a service
You can also procure Cloud Foundation as a software-only package from VMware and deploy it on supported hardware, as described in the VMware Compatibility Guide: http://vmware.com/go/cloudfoundation-vcg.
SDDC Manager fills a gap that in the past was not covered by any tools at all and for which customers had to write their own tools or scripts. SDDC Manager covers the automation of infrastructure-related tasks. ...