You can select an SDDC implementation according to requirements of your organization and the resource capabilities of your environment.

High-Level Logical Design of the SDDC

The SDDC according to VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center contains the main services that are required to cover workload provisioning, operations management and business continuity.

Figure 1. Logical Design of the SDDC




SDDC Implementations

The VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center family provides the following SDDC implementations:

Table 1. SDDC Implementations by VMware Validated Design

SDDC Flavor

Product Name

Description

Standard SDDC

VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center

Implements a production-ready SDDC that is dual-region, each region deployed on two workload domains - management and virtual infrastructure.

Consolidated SDDC

VMware Validated Design for Management and Workload Consolidation

Consolidates the resources that are used in the Standard SDDC to provide a single-region environment with a smaller hardware footprint and less strict availability. For example, you can use this design in a smaller environment with less virtual machines, or as a proof of concept or production pilot.

Remote Office and Branch Office (ROBO) SDDC

VMware Validated Design for Remote Office and Branch Office

Extends the Standard SDDC with support for remote offices that are located at a distance from the main office. The main office runs an instance of the Standard SDDC.

ROBO SDDC provides decentralized management, such as on-site vCenter Server and NSX Manager, but connects to an existing Standard SDDC over a WAN link. Monitoring and cloud management functions are centralized.