Automated Provisioning for Applications in the Cloud
Accelerate and automate the configuration and deployment of multi-tier applications. VMware vFabric™ Application Director is a cloud-enabled application provisioning and maintenance solution that simplifies how to create and standardize application deployment topologies across cloud services. Application Director supports any application – even though it is optimized for vFabric based applications – and it allows deployment onto any cloud.
Starting with an intuitive drag-and-drop canvas, application architects can quickly create complete deployment blueprints—visual deployment topologies—that can be saved and later deployed onto any cloud with fine-grained control over installation dependencies, configuration changes and editable scripts. When combined with VMware vFabric Application Performance Manager, achieve Active Application Management for all applications deployed in virtualized and cloud environments.
Application Provisioning for Hybrid Clouds
Application development is evolving faster than ever in the cloud. Daily updates on functionality, hourly changes in scale, and a constant pressure of user demand creates a near constant rate of change that challenges application owners. Cloud computing provides application owners with instant access to infrastructure, however building out applications still requires administrators to individually install and configure application components on each virtual machine to plug into the application architecture. In today’s cloud era, organizations need a better approach to accelerate application deployment across cloud environments. With built in support for vSphere and Amazon Web Services, vFabric Application Director provides the automation and orchestration needed to streamline provisioning of complex applications across hybrid clouds.
Easy to Use
Separate from cloud infrastructure provisioning tools, application architects now have an easy way to model applications for cloud. Starting with a drag-and-drop canvas, architects construct an application blueprint for deployment that can be used on any cloud. With virtual machine templates pulled directly from the standardized cloud provider library, and an extensible catalog of ready-to-use application infrastructure components and scripts, it takes just minutes to compose your application deployment topology, create dependencies, and edit configurations to finalize your execution plan, save it and deploy at will. Deployment plans can then be incorporated into vFabric Application Performance Manager for continued performance monitoring.
Native Virtualization and Cloud Support
Built by the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, VMware vFabric Application Director was designed from the ground up to be a smarter, easier way for application owners to plan and provision their application topologies in cloud environments. Working directly with cloud infrastructure provisioning tools like VMware vCloud Director, application owners select generic virtual machines directly from inventory across private clouds powered by vSphere to public clouds such as Amazon Web Services and then add application software and configuration to complete their application deployment plan.
Automation and Orchestration for Provisioning
VMware vFabric Application Director provides organizations the fine-grained control and intelligent deployment automation they need to realize the full promise of cloud computing. Graphical deployment topologies generate comprehensive deployment execution plans—complete with organized workflow and dependencies—that orchestrate how applications are provisioned. An open system, organizations can further automate deployment using a command line interface (CLI) to allow their continuous build systems to automatically generate and deploy an application, streamlining the build to deployment process.