There are several ‘well-architected’ frameworks that exist in the market today. This guidance has primarily been focused on individual public cloud providers with an emphasis on cloud-only deployments. In contrast, VMware’s customer environments span across different deployment models such as private cloud (on premises), public cloud and hybrid cloud. As organizations increasingly adopt multiple cloud providers to support their business interests, a need has emerged to offer prescriptive guidance and best practices supporting multi-cloud deployments.
VMware is best positioned to deliver comprehensive guidance to support customers throughout their multi cloud journey. This paper introduces the new VMware Cloud Ready Framework (VMCRF) that builds upon the following VMware pillars — Plan, Build, Secure, Modernize, and Operate. These pillars will help customers execute against their multi-cloud strategy, and will help organizations build reliable, scalable, secure, and operationally efficient cloud environments.