As enterprises move towards VMware-based private, public, and hybrid clouds, independent software vendors (ISVs) will find a fast growing market for cloud-ready applications. VMware lets you deliver on this huge opportunity through the VMware vCloud API, which allows programmatic access to cloud infrastructure, and vApps, which can be easily deployed to interoperable cloud environments.
- Write new applications or adapt existing applications to programmatically leverage a VMware-based cloud infrastructure with the vCloud API.
- Package pre-configured multi-tiered application stacks into vApps, which can be quickly deployed in VMware compatible clouds with no upfront packaging or configuration required of end users.
- Deliver enhanced value to your customers by using VMware resources and expertise when you join the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program as a vCloud ISV partner.
Deliver Applications for Private, Public and Hybrid Clouds
Package existing or new applications into vApps, which can be deployed in private, public and hybrid clouds. vApps are pre-built software solutions optimized for the cloud, consisting of multiple virtual machines that are bundled and maintained as a single entity. vApps are built using the industry-standard Open Virtualization Format (OVF) for packaging and distributing software, and simplify the process of deploying applications into cloud environments.
Service providers can also include vApps as part of their service catalogs through their vCloud-powered public cloud services. vCloud-powered is a service badge for any service based on VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud Director that makes available the full vCloud API and supports OVF VM file format upload/download.