vCloud Director orchestrates the provisioning of software-defined data center (SDDC) services as complete virtual data centers that are ready for consumption in minutes.
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.
Applies pooling, abstraction and automation to data center services such as storage, networking, and security. As a result, you can provision complete and operationally ready infrastructure without worrying about the physical configuration of hardware.
Allows scripted access to consume cloud resources, such as vApp upload/download, catalog management and other operations. Using REST-based APIs and SDKs, service providers can extend the capabilities of vCloud Director and create differentiation.
vCloud Director takes a policy-driven approach to provisioning that embeds software-defined resource consumption controls, so you can automatically enforce preconfigured IT policies.
Catalogs can be used to publish virtual appliances and media files across a single tenant or multiple tenants.
VMware vCloud Director orchestrates the provisioning of public and hybrid cloud services to deliver complete virtual data centers for easy consumption in minutes.
Provision complete sets of software-defined services that include compute, storage and networking capacity. Apply the principles of pooling, abstraction and automation and enable complete separation between the consumption of infrastructure services and the underlying hardware.
Automatically place applications in optimal VMware vCenter Server clusters, alleviating IT overhead around balancing server capacity. Define how virtual data center resources are consumed by different teams and organizations.
Categorize users into organizations that can represent any policy group, such as a business unit, division, or company. Each will have isolated virtual resources, independent role based authentication and specific policy controls. These features enable secure multi-tenancy and safe sharing of infrastructure resources.
Capture requirements for compute, storage, networking and other custom guest data using Open Virtualization Format-based vApp templates. Deploy and consume multi-tier applications as preconfigured virtual appliances containing virtual machines, operating system images and other media.
Access vApp templates from web-based catalogs for dynamic provisioning. Port applications flexibly between data centers and standardize offerings while simplifying troubleshooting, patching and change management.
Make basic transfer between environments possible using the open vCloud API, which preserves application properties, networking configuration and other settings.
A new set of APIs and SDKs with documentation and samples makes it easier for service providers to extend the capabilities of vCloud Director and create differentiation.
Leverage REST-based APIs and SDKs to allow third-party applications secure access to cloud resources such as vApp upload and download, catalog management, and other operations.
Integrate vCloud Director with security capabilities offered by vCloud Networking and Security and NSX. Capabilities include perimeter protection, port-level firewall, and NAT and DHCP services to gain multi-tenant level security, simplify application deployment and meet compliance standards.
Authorize consumption using a model that enables different users to have different levels of functional access within vCloud Director. Set quotas, leases and limits to prevent consumption from exceeding prescribed boundaries.