The Cloud Management Platform (CMP) is the main consumption portal for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). You use vRealize Automation to author, administer, and consume VM templates and blueprints and vRealize Business for Cloud to analyze the cost of deploying virtual infrastructure.  

Figure 1. Cloud Management Layer in the SDDC

The cloud management layer provides the following multi-platform and multi-vendor cloud services:

  • Capabilities to provide quickly standardized resources to global customers.

  • Methods for multi-platform and multi-vendor delivery that integrate with existing enterprise management systems.

  • Central governance for physical, virtual, private, and public cloud services that is user-centric and is aware of the business requirements.

  • Extensible architecture