Comparison: Public Cloud-Hosted – VMware Cloud Foundation Services

Last Updated: Dec 1, 2020 @ 8:54 pm

The public cloud-hosted VMware Cloud Foundation service comparison table is not designed to be a competitive comparison table. If you are looking for an opinion on which cloud service provider you should use to host your VMware vSphere environment, then this is not the website for you.

I’ve put this table together in order to learn more about the available service offerings. Data on each service has been collected in order to have data points from all service providers available in a single place.

This page will evolve over time as new services/features become available, so follow me twitter @Simonlong_ for updates . If a cell is empty it’s because I haven’t been able to find the information yet. If you notice any incorrect information, please contact me via twitter @Simonlong_ and I will do my best to update ASAP.

NOTE: Table is horizontally scrollable

 
General Information
Solution NameVMware Cloud on AWSGoogle Cloud VMware EngineAzure VMware SolutionOracle Cloud VMware SolutionIBM Cloud® for VMware Solutions (IC4V Dedicated) AKA. VMware Cloud Foundation
on IBM Cloud
Solution Homepagehttps://cloud.vmware.com/vmc-awshttps://cloud.google.com/vmware-enginehttps://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/azure-vmwarehttps://www.oracle.com/cloud/vmwarehttps://www.ibm.com/cloud/vmware
Solution DocumentationVMware Cloud on AWS DocumentationGoogle Cloud VMware Engine DocumentationAzure VMware Solution DocumentationOracle Cloud VMware Solution DocumentationIBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Documentation
General Availability
Supported RegionsAWS US East (Northern Virginia)
AWS US East (Ohio)
AWS US West (Northern California)
AWS US West (Oregon)
AWS Canada (Central)
AWS Europe (Stockholm)
AWS Europe (Frankfurt)
AWS Europe (Ireland)
AWS Europe (London)
AWS Europe (Paris)
AWS Asia Pacific (Singapore)
AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney)
AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai)
AWS Asia Pacific (Seoul)
AWS South America (Sao Paulo)
AWS GovCloud (US West)
US East4 (Northern Virginia)
US West2 (South California)
Europe (Frankfurt)
Europe (London)
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) 
Asia Pacific (Sydney)

Q4 2020
Canada (Montreal)
Europe (Amsterdam)
Asia Pacific (Singapore)
South America (Sao Paulo)
US East
US West
US South Central
Europe West

Q3 2020
Australia East

Q4 2020
UK South

AVS - Availability by region
US East (Ashburn)
US West (Phoenix)
US West (San Jose)
Canada Southeast (Montreal)
Canada Southeast (Toronto)
Netherlands Northwest (Amsterdam)
Switzerland North (Zurich)
UK South (London)
Germany Central (Frankfurt)
UAE East (Dubai)
Saudi Arabia West (Jeddah)
India South (Hyderabad)
India West (Mumbai)
Australia East (Sydney)
Australia Southeast (Melbourne)
Japan East (Tokyo)
Japan Central (Osaka)
South Korea Central (Seoul)
South Korea North (Chuncheon)
Brazil East (Sao Paulo)
North America West (San Jose)
North America South (Dallas)
North America South (Queretaro)
North America East (Montreal)
North America East (Toronto)
North America East (Washington DC)
Europe (Frankfurt)
Europe (Amsterdam)
Europe (London)
Europe (Milan)
Europe (Oslo)
Europe (Paris)
Asia Pacific (Chennai)
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong)
Asia Pacific (Melbourne)
Asia Pacific (Sydney)
Asia Pacific (Singapore)
Asia Pacific (Seoul)
Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
South America (Sao Paulo)
Service Availability SLA (%)Single Availability Zone
99.9%

Across two or more Availability Zones
99.99%

vmw-cloud-aws-service-level-agreement.pdf
Single Zone
  • Cluster with 5 to 16 nodes and FTT=2 or more = 99.99%

  • Cluster with 3 or 4 nodes and FTT=1 = 99.9%

  • Management Interfaces = 99.9%

https://cloud.google.com/vmware-engine/sla
Single Availability Zone
99.95%

Across two or more Availability Zones
99.999%
Support Provided ByVMwareGoogleMicrosoftOracleIBM
Accounts RequiredAWS
VMware Cloud
Google CloudAzureOracle CloudIBM Cloud
Required Portalshttps://aws.amazon.com/console/
https://vmc.vmware.com
https://console.cloud.google.com/https://portal.azure.com/Oracle Cloud ConsoleIBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
IBM Cloud Portal
Access to Native Cloud Services
- via AWS Portal
Compliance CertificationsVMware Cloud on AWS ComplianceGoogle Cloud ComplianceMicrosoft Azure ComplianceOracle Cloud ComplianceIBM Cloud Compliance
SDDC Information
VCF Deployment (vSphere, NSX-T, VSAN)
Minimum Cluster SizeFull SLA - 2 Hosts (i3.metal hosts only)
No SLA - Single-Host (i3.metal hosts only, 30 Day Maximum)
3 Hosts3 Nodes3 Hosts1 Host for non-cluster
2 Hosts for Cluster
Maximum Cluster size16 Hosts16 Hosts16 Nodes64 Hosts59 Hosts
Maximum Clusters Per SDDC10 Clusters (soft limit)
20 Clusters (hard limit)
4 Clusters30 Clusters (soft limit)
Minimum SDDC Deployment Time~90 mins~30 mins (Fast-Deploy)
~90 mins (Standard)
~90 mins~150 mins6 hours (fully customizable)
SDDC Network Connectivity OptionsAWS Direct Connect
NSX L2VPN
IPSec VPN (Route or Policy based)
VMware HCX
Google Cloud VPN
Google Cloud Interconnect
Point-to-site VPN Gateway
NSX L2VPN
IPSec VPN (Route or Policy based)
VMware HCX
Azure ExpressRoute
VPN Gateway
Oracle FastConnect
Oracle VPN Connect
VMware HCX
Fortinet Fortigate 1G
Fortinet Fortigate 10G
Juniper vSRX
Direct Connect 1.0, 2.0
VMware HCX
NSX L2 VPN
NSX IPSEC VPN
SSL VPN
SDDC Administrator Access (vCenter & ESXi)Restricted accessFull Administrator AccessRestricted accessFull Administrator AccessFull Administrator Access
API Access

AWS APIs
VMware Cloud on AWS API
X
(Coming soon)


Oracle Cloud VMware Solution API

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions API
SDDC Lifecycle ManagementManaged and scheduled by VMwareManaged by Google, scheduled with the customerManaged and scheduled by MicrosoftManaged and scheduled by customerManaged and scheduled by customer
Technical Information
SDDC Compute
ESXi Server OptionsI3.metal
  • 2x 2.3 GHz (18 core) CPUs (Broadwell)
  • 512 GiB RAM

I3en.metal
  • 2x 2.5 GHz (48 core) CPUs (Cascade Lake - Hyper-threading enabled)
  • 768 GiB RAM
ve1-standard-72
  • 2x 2.6 GHz (18 core) CPUs (Cascade Lake)
  • 768 GiB RAM
AV36
  • 2x 2.3 GHz (36 Cores) CPUs (Skylake)
  • 576 GiB RAM


BM.DenseIO2.52
  • 2x 2.0 GHz (26 core) CPUs (Skylake)
  • 768 GiB RAM
Fully Customizable Server Options
SDDC Storage
ESXi Storage OptionsI3.metal
  • 2x vSAN Disk Groups
    • 1x 1.73TB NVMe - Cache Tier
    • 3x 1.73TB NVMe (Total 5.2TB) - Capacity Tier)

I3en.metal
  • 4x vSAN Disk Groups
    • 4x 1.8TB NVME (Total 7.2TB) - Cache Tier
    • 28x 1.8TB NVMe (Total 50.4TB) - Capacity Tier
ve1-standard-72
  • 2x vSAN Disk Groups
    • 1x 3.2TB NVMe - Cache Tier
    • 3x 3.2TB NVMe (Total 9.26) - Capacity Tier
AV36
  • 2x vSAN Disk Group
    • 1x 1.6TB NVMe - Cache Tier
    • 4x 1.92TB SSD (Total 7.68TB) - Capacity Tier
BM.DenseIO2.52
  • 1x vSAN Disk Group
    • 1x 5.82TB NVMe - Cache Tier
    • 7x 5.82TB NVMe (Total 40.7TB) - Capacity Tier
Fully Customizable Storage Options
Support For Third-Party Storage

SDDC Networking
ESXi Networking OptionsI3.metal
  • 1 x 25Gbps

I3en.metal
  • 1 x 25Gbps
ve1-standard-72
  • 4 x 25Gbps
AV36
  • 2 x 25Gbps
BM.DenseIO2.52
  • 2 x 25Gbps
Supported VMware Cloud Services
HCX (Advanced licensing)
X
VMware Cloud Site Recovery or Site Recovery Manager
SRM only
SRM only
X
vRealize Operations Cloud
X
X
X
X
vRealize Log Insight Cloud
X
X
X
X
VMware vRealize Automation Cloud
X
X
X
X
Hybrid Linked-Mode
X
X
X

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