What Is VMware Cloud Director?

VMware Cloud Director is a leading cloud service-delivery platform used by some of the world’s most popular cloud providers to operate and manage successful cloud-service businesses. Using VMware Cloud Director, cloud providers deliver secure, efficient, and elastic cloud resources to thousands of enterprises and IT teams across the world.

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VMware Cloud Director Overview

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VMware Cloud Director Overview


Elastic Virtual Datacenters

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.

Thriving ISV Ecosystem

Leading software vendors across Cloud Native, Backup, DR, Security, Storage, and more, natively integrated with VMware Cloud Director. We empower cloud providers to deliver differentiated customer experiences and capture more service opportunities.

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 VMware Cloud Director via the Tenant App for deep visibility into enterprise environments.


With deep integration with leading automation tools such as vRealize 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.

Multi-Site Management

Stretch data centers across sites and geographies; monitor resources from an intuitive single-pane of glass with multi-site aggregate views. Also connect to existing dedicated vCenters for management and access or on-board into VMware Cloud Director.

Data Center Extension and Cloud Migration

Enable simple, secure VM migration and data center extension with VMware Cloud Director Availability. Allows for true hybridity, enterprise level Disaster Recovery as a Service, seamless connectivity, and cold or warm migration options.

Cloud-Native Applications and Development

VMware Cloud Director natively supports K8S and PKS, providing an easy platform for developers to sandbox or deploy apps. More coming soon with Bitnami catalog integration

App LaunchPad

Now deliver your own catalog based applications or VMware Cloud Marketplace certified 3rd party Cloud Applications, and Bitnami catalog applications directly to customers through a simple catalog interface from a VMware Cloud Director plugin. This capability allows Cloud Providers to deliver application Platform as a Service to customers who needn’t know anything about the supporting infrastructure for the catalog applications they deploy.


Operational Efficiency

VMware Cloud Director delivers secure, isolated, and elastic virtual datacenters in a self-service model. Extreme infrastructure efficiency combined with deep automation brings operational savings of millions


VMware Cloud Director-based environments carry the “Cloud Verified” certification, awarded to the most capable and innovative VMware Cloud Providers in the world. VMware Cloud Director is deeply extensible and customizable for cloud providers to deliver their unique themes, branding, and services to their customers

Open to DevOps

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


VMware Cloud Director is service-ready on Day 1. Cloud providers can spin up platform-level services to customers and enterprises in hours, powered by natively integrated as well as ecosystem-powered solutions available via context-aware workflows

Hybridity and Security

Deep integration with NSX 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

Dev Ready Cloud

Offering more developer ready services is key to addressing this new persona’s needs and VMware Cloud Director is pushing limits with our new developer ready portfolio. Container Service Extension is the interface to either native K8 Kubernetes Clusters or PKS Kubernetes Clusters for VMware Cloud Director. Compliment developer ecosystem offerings with Bitnami tested and secure applications


Thousands of Cloud Providers have adopted VMware Cloud 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 VMware Cloud Director to empower enterprises

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Cloud Provider Faction uses VMware Cloud Director to empower enterprises.