The SDDC architecture in this VMware Validated Design consists of layers. The layered structure enables you to create the SDDC in modules and to handle each set of components separately.

For information about the design and deployment of each layer, see VMware Validated Design Architecture and Design, VMware Validated Design Deployment for Region A, VMware Validated Design Deployment for Region B and Deployment for Multiple Availability Zones.

Figure 1. Components of a Software-Defined Data Center