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VMware by Broadcome and Keep IT Simple (KIS) have partnered to provide decision-makers with comprehensive insights into the transformative potential of cloud solutions. By integrating VMware Cloud Foundation's cutting-edge cloud infrastructure technologies with KIS's expertise in simplifying complex IT environments, this collaboration offers a holistic understanding of the full-stack benefits of the cloud. This joint effort fosters innovation and enables organizations to make informed decisions about the optimal deployment model that aligns with their unique business requirements.


Why do industry experts choose VMware Cloud Foundation?
Lower TCO


Reduce costs to integrate between on-premises and the public cloud with no application re-factoring or re-architecting needed.

Obtain capacity for new projects and expand into new geographies without building a new data center or investing in over-provisioning.

Future proof infrastructure


Rapidly increase or decrease capacity on-demand to adapt to changing business needs across global regions with automatic scaling and load balancing.

Handle unplanned temporary capacity needs, anticipated seasonal spikes in demand, and urgent line-of-business applications without the capital expense of maintaining idle capacity while also minimizing the time and effort to procure and configure hardware on-premises by rapidly delivering services in the cloud.

Accelerate time to market


Spin up an entire VMware SDDC in under two hours and scale host capacity in a few minutes. Leverage bi-directional, live application mobility between on-premises and the public cloud to move workloads with rapid speed.

Future proof your investments and provide a consistent Kubernetes and container experience for developers and operators to deploy, manage, and scale Kubernetes clusters across on-premises and cloud environments.

Simplify Operations

Simple and consistent

Reduce operational complexity with a familiar and proven VMware environment, management tools, and a single console for visibility to manage both on-premises and in a public cloud.

Perform test/dev and lab/training activities in a flexible pay-by-the-hour environment, with the ability to move between cloud, on-premises, and other regions as needed.



Leverage established on-premises enterprise security, governance, and operational policies and extended those with AWS cloud scale and security.

Aid remote workers and alleviate travel restrictions with virtual desktop infrastructure in the cloud.

VMware Cloud Foundation by the Numbers


VMware commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment of deploying VMware Cloud Foundation.


Return on Investment


Net present value

9 mos


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7 Reasons to Choose VMware


Here’s why the VMware Cloud Foundation future-ready, full-stack hybrid and multi-cloud solution is ideal for your organization:

  1. VMware Cloud Foundation is an integrated, software-defined solution with built-in automated lifecycle management that combines virtualized services for compute, storage, networking, security, and cloud management. It delivers consistent infrastructure for private, hybrid, and multi-cloud demands.

  2. Kubernetes is now delivered as part of VMware Cloud Foundation with VMware Tanzu, delivering full-stack, developer-ready infrastructure with a standard Kubernetes API for programmatic consumption of compute, network, storage, and security services.

  3. IT operations teams—who have different priorities, skill sets, and preferences than developers—can offer developer-ready infrastructure while gaining observability and troubleshooting for Kubernetes workloads.

  4. VMware solutions included in the full-stack hybrid cloud are now optimized for Kubernetes. As a result, IT can configure an enterprise-grade Kubernetes infrastructure with integrated networking and storage within an hour. 5. With built-in Kubernetes, any environment based on vSphere with Tanzu now natively supports both VM and container workloads as first-class citizens.

  5. The same VMware Cloud Foundation stack is available as a VMware managed service—with VMware Cloud on AWS, in your data center, or with hosted providers.

  6. VMware powers your multi-cloud strategy with leading public cloud providers offering hybrid-compatible services based on the same VMware Cloud stack, including Google Cloud VMware Engine, IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions, Microsoft Azure VMware Solution, and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. And over 200 VMware Cloud Provider Program Partners offer VMware Cloud Verified hybrid cloud services on the same VMware Cloud stack.


VMware Cloud Foundation Components

Over the past two years, VMware has been on a journey to simplify its portfolio and transition from a perpetual to a subscription model to serve customers with continuous innovation, faster time to value, and predictable investments. VMware Cloud Foundation is built on trusted VMware technologies for compute, storage, networking, and cloud management. These technologies are the building blocks of a full software-defined data center, integrating all of these capabilities into a single platform that is easy to consume.

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For storage, Cloud Foundation uses VMware vSAN and vVOLs. VSAN delivers high-performance, highly scalable storage embedded in the hypervisor that is based on a hyper-converged architecture that can support all-flash or hybrid storage and provides data services such as deduplication and compression, as well as data protection and replication. It eliminates the need for external shared storage and simplifies storage configuration and virtual machine provisioning.

Cloud Foundation also virtualizes networking and security. VMware NSX is the network virtualization and security platform that enables the virtual cloud network, a software-defined approach to networking that extends across data centers, clouds, and application frameworks. Just as vSphere has changed the operational model for VMs, NSX allows networks to be provisioned and managed independently of the underlying hardware. NSX reproduces the entire network model in software, enabling any network topology—from simple to complex multi-tier networks—to be created and provisioned in seconds. Data center operators can now achieve levels of agility, security, and economics that were previously unattainable when manually maintaining physical networks and security components.

Cloud Foundation makes IT infrastructure incredibly easy to deploy and manage with SDDC Manager. SDDC Manager is unique to Cloud Foundation; it automates the entire system lifecycle (from configuration and provisioning to upgrades and patching) and simplifies day-to-day management and operations. SDDC Manager allows customers to leverage all the benefits of a cloud operating model, in an on-premises deployment.

vSphere with Tanzu transforms vSphere to a platform for running Kubernetes workloads natively on the hypervisor layer together with virtual machines within dedicated resource pools. Cloud Foundation with Tanzu further expands vSphere with Tanzu capabilities, allowing IT operators to dynamically provision and scale developer-ready compute, storage, networking, and security infrastructure.

SDDC Manager deploys the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager and creates a two-way communication channel between SDDC Manager and the vRealize Suite components installed.

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Collaboration between VMware and Keep IT Simple

Delivering Full-Stack Benefits of Cloud to On-Premises Infrastructure

The collaboration between VMware and Keep IT Simple (KIS) represents a strategic alliance to empower decision-makers with comprehensive insights into the transformative potential of cloud solutions. By seamlessly integrating VMware Cloud Foundation's cutting-edge cloud infrastructure technologies with KIS's expertise in simplifying complex IT environments, this partnership is positioned to deliver a powerful synergy. VMware Cloud Foundation is a comprehensive cloud solution from VMware that unifies the management of compute, storage, networking, and security, providing a consistent and secure operating environment across private, public, and edge clouds. It also supports modern application development and multi-cloud operations.

Together, they seek to provide decision-makers with a holistic understanding of the full-stack benefits of the cloud, emphasizing the seamless integration of cloud services with on-premises infrastructure. This collaborative effort fosters innovation and enables organizations to make informed decisions about the optimal deployment model that aligns with their unique business requirements.

The joint initiative encourages decision-makers to evaluate the full-stack benefits of cloud in contrast to traditional on-premises infrastructure. By leveraging VMware Cloud Foundation's robust cloud platform and KIS's commitment to simplifying IT operations, organizations can explore the potential for increased agility, scalability, and cost efficiency. This call to action emphasizes the importance of informed decision-making, urging stakeholders to assess the transformative impact of embracing a comprehensive cloud strategy that seamlessly extends from the cloud to on-premises infrastructure. Through this collaboration, VMware Cloud Foundation and KIS aim to equip decision-makers with the knowledge needed to navigate the evolving landscape of IT solutions and drive their organizations towards a future-ready, hybrid cloud infrastructure.

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The College of New Jersey delivers a secure, anytime and anywhere digital learning experience at scale by migrating to VMware Cloud on AWS

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“Migration of our information system to the AWS public cloud was completed in a few months, thanks to VMware solutions and support from TeamWork. At the end of the day, we are saving 26% on our infrastructure costs and have improved our agility—all without a moment’s impact on our 900 users.”

Jean-Yves Pottier (Head Of Infrastructure) Kem One

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Schibsted Media Group moves to VMware Cloud on AWS to support rapid expansion and gain competitive advantage

“We have a public cloud strategy, and traditional workloads are now running on VMware Cloud on AWS. It is a scalable platform that we are taking full advantage of to become cloud-native. We were one of the first customers in the Nordics who started using it.”

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