VMware vCloud Director enables cloud providers to provision SDDC services as complete virtual data centers that are ready for consumption in a matter of minutes. SDDC services and virtual data centers reduce complexity and implementation risk. vCloud Director is available through the VMware Cloud Provider Program.
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vCloud Director enables simple, secure VM migration and data center extension. It allows for tenant-driven workflows, seamless connectivity, cold or warm migration options, and on-premises and cloud-view visibility and monitoring.
The VMware Cloud Provider Platform helps providers achieve operational efficiency by rapidly enabling and monetizing highly scalable cloud environments using vCloud Director and the SDDC stack.
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.
Allows scripted access to consume cloud resources, such as vApp upload/download, catalog management and other operations. Using REST-based APIs and SDKs, VMware Cloud Providers can extend the capabilities of vCloud Director and create differentiation.
Catalogs can be used to publish virtual appliances and media files across a single tenant or multiple tenants.
vCloud Director takes a policy-driven approach to provisioning that embeds software-defined resource consumption controls, so you can automatically enforce preconfigured IT policies.
VMware vCloud Director orchestrates the provisioning of public and hybrid cloud services to deliver complete virtual data centers for easy consumption in minutes.
vCloud Availability for vCloud Director makes it easy for service providers to run a disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) offering that is natively compatible with their customer’s vSphere environment.Get the Details
Enabling VMware Cloud Providers to rapidly monetize new services, deliver operational efficiency to shared vCenter environments, and extend vCloud Director to existing vCenters.
Rapidly monetize new services, deliver radical operational efficiency to shared vCenter environments, and extend it to existing vCenters.
vCloud Director enables VMware Cloud Providers to rapidly deploy multi-tenant, self-service, NSX-based networking services to immediately drive more revenue from their vCloud Director environment. vCloud Director also natively integrates with vCloud Availability for vCloud Director, which enables providers to increase revenue streams by offering disaster recovery as a service.
vCloud Director orchestrates the provisioning and management of software-defined data center (SDDC) services in order to drastically reduce the cost, time, and personnel required to manage a shared / multi-tenant vCenter environment. Our service providers have realized substantial operational improvements, including a 30% decrease in support costs (see phoenixNAP case study) as well as a 3x improvement in the admin-to-VM ratio (see Zettagrid case study).
VMware Cloud Providers can benefit from the radical operational efficiency of vCloud Director by “adopting” existing vCenter resource pools into a vCloud Director management plane, without downtime. Cloud providers who are struggling to manage custom multi-tenancy models on top of vCenter can benefit tremendously from these capabilities (see phoenixNAP case study).
Virtual data centers provide virtualized compute, networking, storage and security that can be provisioned to make relevant workloads operational 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.
vCloud Director enables VMware Cloud Providers to provision operationally ready infrastructure without worrying about the underlying physical configuration of hardware.
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.
The vCloud API is an open, REST-based API that allows scripted access to cloud resources such as vApp upload and download, catalog management, and other operations.
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.
vCloud Director uses a policy-driven approach to provisioning that embeds software-defined security and resource consumption controls so that preconfigured policies are automatically enforced.
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.