The vCloud Suite Architecture Overview and Use Cases publication provides information about the design and capabilities of cloud environments based on VMware vCloud® Suite.

vCloud Suite is a collection of interoperable VMware products. vCloud Suite Architecture Overview and Use Cases provides a listing of components, high-level design guidelines for vCloud Suite deployment and operation, as well as example use cases.

The provided architecture overview is based on concepts from the practical approach used by the VMware Professional Services organization.

vCloud Suite Architecture Overview does not include detailed installation and configuration instructions for individual components. You can find that information in the dedicated documentation sets for individual VMware products.

This information is intended for IT professionals and business decision makers with prior knowledge of virtualization and data center operations, who want to understand the capabilities of vCloud Suite and learn about recommended deployment models and example use cases.

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