Papers: VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit

VMware has released a set of papers which provide guidance for customers planning on implementing their own cloud infrastructure. The guidance is based on VMware’s experiences while building dozens of cloud infrastructures.

VMware recommends customers to start reading the following document:

  • Requirements for a cloud, containing 8 pages – Defining the Cloud, Requirements and covering the VMware products making up a cloud.


After that the two service definitions are provided to help develop business and functional requirements, which include some use cases:

Based on the first 3 documents, the following document provides guidelines on how to architect a Cloud environment:

VMware also provides two example documents about how to implement both a Public and Private cloud.


Thanks to Eric Sloof for providing the news.