The vRealize Automation design includes Cloud Assembly, Service Broker, and vRealize Orchestrator design. By using the vRealize Automation services, end users can provision workloads in an automated way taking full advantage of the powerful compute, storage, security, and networking features and capabilities offered by the SDDC.

The design objectives of the Cloud Automation layer include:

  • Accessibility to all layers of the SDDC

  • Resiliency and high availability of the deployment

  • Scalability to meet the provisioning requirements of multiple tenants

  • Ease of use for consumers

  • Ability to provision to multiple private and public clouds

  • Provisioning of complex workloads

  • Simplicity for easier life cycle management of the products in this layer

While some of the design objectives are native to the vRealize Automation product, a set of design and deployment decisions ensures that all Cloud Automation design objectives are met.