VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center is a solution that delivers data center designs that span compute, storage, networking, and management, serving as a blueprint for your SDDC implementation. VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center documentation shows you how to plan, design, deploy, and configure the VMware SDDC stack and operate a VMware SDDC optimally.

VMware provides two implementations of VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center.

The standard implementation of VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center provides single or dual region data center architecture for an organization’s primary data centers. You can use this implementation a base for additional implementations such as VMware Validated Design for Remote Office and Branch Office (ROBO).

The ROBO implementation extends the standard implementation to include remote locations that require fewer resources. This implementation is suitable for deployments that are spread out geographically but that you want to manage more centrally. You must have the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center primary data centers in place before working with the ROBO implementation.