VMware vCloud® Automation Center™ is available standalone or as part of VMware vCloud Suite® packages. Choose the edition that meets your specific needs.

Summary Comparison vCloud Automation Center
Features Standard (1) Advanced Enterprise
vCloud Automation Center
VMware Infrastructure Services, cloning only, VCO Integration      
Multi-vendor, multi-cloud Infrastructure (2), and multi-vendor SW provisioning    
Custom Services (XaaS), Approvals, Reclamation, Chargeback, multi-tenancy    
Application Services, Release Automation, DevOps Integration  

 

Detail Comparison vCloud Automation Center
Features Standard Advanced Enterprise
Services Provisioned and Managed
Infrastructure Services (vSphere and vCloud only)      
Day-2 Operations for Infrastructure: Reconfigure, Snapshot      
Infrastructure Services (multi-vendor virtual, physical, and public cloud) (2)  
Custom Services  
Application Services ( virtual, private and public cloud)    
Day-2 Operations for Applications: Update, Rollback, Scale-in and Scale-out
Software Deployment Mechanisms
Hypervisor and vApp Cloning
Multi-vendor software deployment tools (e.g. BMC BladeLogic, HP Server Automation, Microsoft SCCM, NetApp FlexClone, Citrix Provisioning Server, Linux Kickstart/AutoYast, Windows WIM Imaging PXE Boot and others)
Deploy integrated multi-tier applications
Leverage existing services in new application deployments (e.g. Production LoadBalancer)
Governance and Controls
Business rules, resource allocation and infrastructure service definition policies
Multi-tenancy and approvals
Application definition and release automation policies
Business Management
Chargeback and cost display throughout the product
Integration with VMware ITBM Standard Edition ( IT cost management solution)
Solution Extensibility
vCenter Orchestrator Integration
Optional vCloud Automation Center Development Kit (SDK)
VMware Cloud Management Marketplace solutions
Advanced Service Designer
Integration with Configuration Management Solutions e.g. Puppet, Chef and SaltStack

(1) vCloud Automation Center Standard Edition is only available as part of the vCloud Suite Standard and is not sold standalone

(2) Multi-vendor, Multi-Cloud Management capabilities are only available with vCloud Automation Center. vCloud Suite Licenses are for managing vSphere capacity in private clouds only.