VMware Cloud Foundation is the unified SDDC platform that brings together vSphere, vSAN, and NSX into a natively integrated stack to deliver enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure for the private and public cloud.

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The VMware Cloud Foundation Overview and Bring-Up Guide focuses on the private cloud use case.

To manage the logical infrastructure in the private cloud, Cloud Foundation augments the VMware virtualization and management components with a new component, SDDC Manager. SDDC Manager is the interface for managing the infrastructure. From this interface, the IT administrator can provision new private cloud resources, monitor changes to the logical infrastructure, and manage lifecycle and other operational activities.