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VMware Cloud Director Features
With deep integration with leading automation tools such as VMware Aria Automation Orchestrator and an open source vCD Terraform Provider. VMware Cloud Director enables Cloud Providers to automate complex infrastructure-as-code and tile UI driven workflows to deploy X-as-a-Service, all while maintaining access control and visibility.
Application Platform as a Service
Effortlessly deliver your catalog-based applications, VMware Cloud Marketplace-certified 3rd-party Cloud Applications, and customized catalog applications using the Content Hub tool seamlessly integrated into VMware Cloud Director. This feature, powered by the Content Hub, optimizes how Cloud Providers present 'Application Platform as a Service' to customers, removing the requirement for customers to possess any knowledge about the underlying endpoint infrastructure, whether it's VMs or containers, for the catalog applications they deploy. The usage of App Launchpad is still the same way.
Cloud Director Benefits
VMware Cloud Director delivers secure, isolated, and elastic virtual datacenter compute, network, storage and security in a self-service model. Extreme infrastructure multi-tenancy, out of the box public and private cloud, easy application portfolios all combined with deep automation supports approximately 51% higher growth (IDC Business Value Snapshot 2020) and operational savings of millions.
Hybridity and Security
Deep integration with NSX-T enables Cloud Providers stretch networks across virtual data centers globally. VMware Cloud Director cloud environments can serve as DR and backup targets with seamless workload mobility across on-prem and cloud. Enhanced security self-offerings from Layer 4 and Layer 7 distributed firewalling ensure customers security needs are met. NSX Advanced Load Balancer from Avi provides load balancing capabilities suitable for new hybrid applications and digital transformation initiatives.
VMware Cloud Director Extensibility
Building Cloud-Ready Applications
Open to DevOps
Addressing the needs of DevOps teams in customers; provision and manage ‘Infrastructure as code’ services with vCD Terraform Provider appealing to developers to be able to deliver infrastructure directly from code. Complement functionality with capabilities provided by Python and vCD API as well as Object Storage API and App Launchpad APIs then developers have access to everything they need all through code.
Dev Ready Cloud
Support for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid for vSphere and multicloud with the Container Service Extension plugin deliver native K8s Clusters or Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Clusters as a service (deploy, upgrade, patching and maintenance) all managed via UI and API. Including enhanced backup services, load balancing and the VMware Cloud Marketplace applications (whether VMs or Containers) in the App Launchpad, Cloud Providers can deliver CI/CD tooling, registry and infrastructure applications as well as K8s services.
One of the most important benefits we’ve found with VMware Cloud Director is that its rest API is really fantastic and allows our customers to do programmatic integrations with their systems and products.