What Does it mean?

The Cloud Verified designation was created to allow customers to see which VMware partners are running a standardized cloud environment and are ready for the digital transformation. For a customer it should make no difference whether he runs workloads in a private, public or hybrid cloud. This should also apply to traditional VMs as well as cloud-native apps or SaaS applications.

For this reason, interoperability between different infrastructures is enormously important and this is ensured by VMware’s reference architectures.

Cloud providers that have the Cloud Verified Badge can therefore guarantee 3 things:

Integration and interoperability: Deploy core compute, storage, and network building blocks enabling freedom and flexibility to run your apps where you want, in the cloud or your data center.

Flexibility: Choose from a variety of VMware Cloud Verified partner services worldwide supporting various vertical markets and compliance certifications and delivering services capabilities to meet individual customer requirements.

Cost optimization: Leverage your IT team’s existing skill sets and lower your TCO with consistent operations and infrastructure from your data center to the cloud.

In Order for CloudFlex to obtain the Cloud Verified Badge, as a cloud provider, Vmware requires the use of the following products in our cloud infrastructure:

  • ESXi
  • vCenter
  • NSX
  • vRealize Log Insight
  • vRealize Operations
  • vCloud Usage Meter

In addition to the products and versions listed in the VCAT-SP, vCloud Director must also be at least version 8.20 and vSAN at least at version 6.6.