Deliver Complete Virtual Datacenters for Consumption in Minutes
Orchestrate the provisioning of software-defined datacenter services as complete virtual datacenters that are ready for consumption in a matter of minutes. Virtual datacenters provide virtualized compute, networking, storage, and security. Administrators can provision the complete set of services necessary to make workloads operational in minutes. Software-defined datacenter service and the virtual datacenters fundamentally simplify infrastructure provisioning, and enable IT to move at the speed of business. Watch the vCloud Director demo
Key Features and Functionality
VMware vCloud™ Director simplifies infrastructure provisioning and enables IT to move at the speed of business.
Virtual datacenters are complete sets of software-defined services that include compute, storage and networking capacity to enable complete separation between the consumption of infrastructure services and the underlying hardware.
Using VMware’s unique Linked Clone technology, end users are able to rapidly clone base vApps into children vApps by only storing changes made by children and reading all other data from the base. This enables significant storage savings for IT and acceleration for end users who have highly cloned applications.
vCloud Networking and Security Technologies
Integrated technologies such as perimeter protection, port-level firewall, and NAT and DHCP services, offer virtualization-aware security, simplify application deployment and enforce boundaries required by compliance standards. Upgrading to the full vCloud Networking and Security offerings adds advanced services such as VXLAN, VPN, firewall high availability, network isolation, and web load balancing.
Snapshot & Revert
Unwind changes made to a virtual machine for rapid destructive testing without the need to re-provision multiple times.
Integrated vSphere Profile-Driven Storage and vSphere Storage DRS
Deeper integration with vSphere storage features enable storage in the vCloud Director environment to be tiered and load-balanced to maximize performance and simplify provisioning.
Multi-tier applications can be deployed and consumed as pre-configured virtual appliances containing virtual machines, operating system images, and other media with the click of a button from catalogs. This enables IT to standardize offerings, simplifying troubleshooting, patching, and change management.
Isolated Multi-tenant Organizations
Administrators can group users into organizations that can represent any policy group such as a business unit, division or subsidiary company. Each has isolated virtual resources, independent LDAP-authentication, specific policy controls, and unique catalogs. These features enable a multi-tenant environment with multiple organizations sharing the same infrastructure.
Self-service Web Portal
Users have direct access to their catalogs and virtual datacenters through a user-friendly web portal.
VMware vCenter Single Sign-On
Simplify administration by allowing users to log-in once and then access all instances of vCenter Server and vCloud Director without the need for further authentication.
VMware vCloud API, Open Virtualization Format, and Callouts
The vCloud API is an open, REST-based API that allows scripted access to consume cloud resources, such as vApp upload/download, catalog management, and other operations. The vCloud API makes basic transfer between clouds possible using the Open Virtualization Format (OVF), which preserves application properties, networking configuration, and other settings. Callouts enable VMware vCloud Director to send outbound messages to & receive notifications from other integrated systems.