What Is vCloud Director?

VMware vCloud Director 9.5 enables easy and intuitive cloud provisioning and consumption. It includes built-in services such as data protection, disaster recovery, multi-site management, and more. vCloud Director enables Cloud Providers to deliver differentiated cloud services on their VMware Cloud infrastructure and provides enterprises a self-service cloud.

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Revolutionize your VMware Cloud experience with vCloud Director

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Revolutionize your VMware Cloud experience with vCloud Director


Multi-Tenant Resource Pooling

Easily create virtual data centers from common infrastructure to cater to heterogeneous enterprise needs. A policy-driven approach helps ensure enterprises have isolated virtual resources, independent role-based authentication, and fine-grained control.

Third-Party ISV Services

vCloud Director has an extensible UI that is leveraged by third parties and Cloud Providers to natively integrate and publish third-party services on the vCloud Director UI.

Operational Visibility and Insights

A refreshed dashboard and single pane of glass provide centralized multi-tenant cloud management views. Leverage vRealize Operations advanced analytics, chargeback, and native integration into vCloud Director for deep visibility into enterprise environments.

Data Protection and Availability

Natively integrated with vCloud Director, vCloud Availability makes it easy for Cloud Providers to run simple DRaaS offerings that are compatible with enterprise environments. Extend multi-tenant self-service data protection by integrating Avamar into your vCloud Director instance.

Multi-Site Management

Stretch data centers across sites and geographies; monitor resources from an intuitive single-pane of glass with multi-site aggregate views.

Data Center Extension and Cloud Migration

Enable simple, secure VM migration and data center extension with vCloud Director Extender. Allows for true hybridity, enterprise-driven workflows, seamless connectivity, and cold or warm migration options.

Containers as a Service

vCloud Director is an easy onramp for enterprises leveraging flexible, on-demand containers and VMs in the same virtual data center and faster time-to-consumption for Kubernetes.

Workflow Automation

vRealize Orchestrator natively integrates into vCloud Director, enabling Cloud Providers to automate complex workflows and deploy a variety of services such as ticketing, service queries and more, all while maintaining access control and visibility to the enterprise and Cloud Provider.


Gain visibility into VM costs and chargeback for VM self-service. Cost transparency and accountability help you understand the actual cost of the virtual infrastructure required to support business services.


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vCloud Director 9.5 Now Available

Major upgrade adds key capabilities for Cloud Providers and their enterprise customers.

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New Data Protection for vCloud Director

A new native solution for vCloud Director clouds offers data protection and workload continuity. 

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Operational Efficiency

vCloud Director delivers secure, isolated-but-fluid resource pools to teams and organizations by enabling rapid SDDC provisioning, SPOG management, and self-service capabilities.


vCloud Director provides an open platform for DevOps teams. It carries the “Cloud Verified” certification, which marks the most elite and differentiated VMware Cloud Providers in the world.

Ability to Open up to Developers

Increase agility for DevOps with SDK and programmatic interfaces. Attract enterprise programmers to build and automate services, custom org experiences, and next-generation workloads on containers on familiar multi-tenant environments.

Data Protection Extension

vCloud Director integration with Avamar provides a single multi-tenant cloud management endpoint for virtual data centers. Get self-service data protection through an extended enterprise portal UI and REST API, high performance with a scale-out architecture, and low operating costs with industry-leading de-duplication.


vCloud Director enables Cloud Providers to spin up new services using vRealize Orchestrator workflows or leverage natively-integrated service capabilities to deliver more value to the enterprise customer.

Hybridity and Security

Better integration with NSX enables Cloud Providers to preconfigure data center connections and eliminate L2 VPN manual configurations. Enterprises can stretch networks across virtual data centers in different vCenters across different sites. Higher throughput and lower latency for NFV workloads are powered by initial integration of NSX-T.

Simplified User Experience

Rapidly monetize new services, deliver radical operational efficiency to shared vCenter environments, and extend that efficiency to existing vCenters.

Value-Added Services

Allow third parties to develop and integrate custom-built services onto a common platform and expose them to enterprises for consumption, resulting in a richer cloud experience. Optimize and extend your environment for differentiated, value-added services offerings and the fastest, easiest path to service monetization and revenue realization.


VMware Cloud as a Service

Consume turnkey cloud services, including the full VMware Software-Defined Data Center, as a service from a trusted VMware Cloud Provider.

Easy Provisioning and Consumption

Experience a single access point for all your virtual data centers via an intuitive HTML5-based UI. Enjoy easy consumption and provisioning of cloud services including third-party services through a single pane of glass. Leverage simplified workflows, APIs including container services extension to orchestrate Kubernetes clusters, and programmatic interfaces such as CLI and Python SDK for DevOps agility.

Intuitive, Consistent Access Control

vCloud Director 9.5 provides redesigned role-based access control with a consistent and intuitive set of rights and policies.

Easy Workload Migration

Cross-VDC networking enables easier migrations across virtual data centers.

Fast Path to Hybrid Services

vCloud Director provides a feature-rich, self-service, modern cloud environment that enterprises know and trust. Enterprises enjoy a full-fledged private or public cloud experience with on-demand elasticity and streamlined onboarding and hybrid cloud operations.


Thousands of Cloud Providers have adopted vCloud Director to accelerate their cloud service delivery.

TeraGo keeps customers safe, secure, and connected with VMware Cloud Provider solutions

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TeraGo keeps customers safe, secure, and connected with VMware Cloud Provider solutions.

Cloud Provider Faction uses vCloud Director to empower enterprises

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Cloud Provider Faction uses vCloud Director to empower enterprises.