Operating in multiple geographic locations places workloads closer to end users.

Remote Office and Branch Office (ROBO) sites may be required to support manufacturing, Point of Sale (POS), medical facilities such as hospitals and clinics, or other scenarios. Management of these locations is performed using a hub/spoke method where a single region is typically defined by a geographic location.

  • Hubs can act as a central point of management for all connected ROBO sites.

  • Remote Office and Branch Office sites can be scaled appropriately as business needs change, such as through mergers and acquisitions.

  • Disaster recovery is possible for a hub between regions, ensuring a continuous availability of ROBO site data collection and provisioning.

  • Regional SLA dashboards can be created and monitored within a hub to identify investment opportunities in the appropriate ROBO site.

This design uses a hub that can failover between San Francisco (SFO) and Los Angeles (LAX).


A hub refers to the centralized provisioning and monitoring components of the SDDC. A hub can be dedicated to ROBO sites (depending on the number of ROBO connections required), or be part of a wider SDDC platform. In either case it can fail over between regions in the event of a disaster, or for disaster avoidance.

Remote and Branch Offices

A remote or branch office is defined as a small location with limited datacenter capabilities providing specific services to the site. Minimal IT investment is typically made to support up to 100 virtual workloads in the SDDC. ROBO sites have lower SLA and connectivity requirements while operating independently from a hub in the event of connectivity failure.

This design uses a single ROBO site located in New York City (NYC).