VMware vCloud Director enables cloud providers to provision SDDC services as complete virtual data centers that are ready for consumption in a matter of minutes. SDDC services and virtual data centers reduce complexity and implementation risk. VMware vCloud Director is available through the VMware Cloud Provider Program. VMware has announced the end of availability (“EOA”) of vCloud Director (vCD) for sale as standalone product effective September 30, 2013. However, VMware vCloud Director 5.5 will still be available as part of vCloud Suite 5.5. vCloud Director 5.6 for Service Providers is also available for service provider customers that purchase VMware software through VSPP. HTML 5 UI provides for simplified workflows and the fastest, easiest path to service monetization and revenue realization. Catalogs can be used to publish virtual appliances and media files across a single tenant or multiple tenants.
Allows scripted access to consume cloud resources, such as vApp upload/download, catalog management and other operations. Using REST-based APIs and SDKs, VMware Cloud Providers can extend the capabilities of vCloud Director and create differentiation. The VMware Cloud Provider Platform helps providers achieve operational efficiency by rapidly enabling and monetizing highly scalable cloud environments using VMware vCloud Director and the SDDC stack. You can reduce operational costs by using a single platform to host secure virtual data centers that could be consumed by multiple tenants using Role-Based Access Control. VMware vCloud Director takes a policy-driven approach to provisioning that embeds software-defined resource consumption controls, so you can automatically enforce preconfigured IT policies.
VMware vCloud Director Simple Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service
Use VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director as it makes it easy for service providers to run a disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) offering that is natively compatible with their customer’s vSphere environment. With VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director it enables VMware Cloud Providers service providers to offer simple, cost-effective cloud-based disaster recovery services that seamlessly support their customers’ vSphere environments. vCloud Availability for vCloud Director makes it easy for service providers to run a disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) offering that is natively compatible with the end customer’s vSphere environment. Designed exclusively for VMware Cloud Providers service providers, this solution is compatible with the VMware ecosystem. Service providers can further monetize their vCloud Director environments, while leveraging the VMware Cloud Providers pay-as-you-go purchasing construct in order to effectively grow consumption of software to meet customer demand.
VMware vCloud Director 9.0
Simplified cloud consumption for tenants. The new HTML5 UI isn’t a mere facelift – VMware has fundamentally redesigned key workflows, such as creating a new VM, to be easy and straightforward for tenants. Creating a new VM used to take seven screens – now it can be done on one screen with a handful of choices. Simple and Secure Cloud Migration. vCloud Director 9.0 includes the critical feature vCloud Director Extender – a simple, free, vCenter plugin that allows VMware customers worldwide to connect directly to their Cloud Provider’s vCloud Director environment for workload migration and L2 extension (NSX not required on-premise). Millions of currently on-premise workloads will migrate to the cloud in the next few years and millions more will require easy and secure data center extension capabilities. VMware vCloud Director Extender is the fastest on-ramp to the cloud.
Rapidly monetize new services, deliver radical operational efficiency to shared vCenter environments, and extend it to existing vCenters. Virtual data centers provide virtualized compute, networking, storage and security that can be provisioned to make relevant workloads operational in minutes. VMware vCloud Director enables VMware Cloud Providers to provision operationally ready infrastructure without worrying about the underlying physical configuration of hardware. The vCloud API is an open, REST-based API that allows scripted access to cloud resources such as vApp upload and download, catalog management, and other operations. vCloud Director uses a policy-driven approach to provisioning that embeds software-defined security and resource consumption controls so that preconfigured policies are automatically enforced. Virtual data centers provide virtualized compute, networking, storage and security that can be provisioned to make relevant workloads operational in minutes.
VMware vCloud Director