VMware vCloud Director gives customers the ability to build secure private clouds that dramatically increase datacenter efficiency and business agility. Coupled with VMware vSphere, the best platform for cloud infrastructures, VMware vCloud Director delivers cloud computing for existing datacenters by pooling virtual infrastructure resources and delivering them to users as catalog-based services.
VMware vCloud Director is a software solution that enables enterprises to build secure, multi-tenant private clouds by pooling infrastructure resources into virtual datacenters and exposing them to users through Web-based portals and programmatic interfaces as fully automated, catalog-based services. By building secure and cost-effective private clouds with VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud Director, internal IT organizations can act as true service providers for the businesses they support, driving innovation and agility while increasing IT efficiency and enhancing security. This solution provides a pragmatic path to cloud computing by giving customers the power to leverage existing investments and the flexibility to extend capacity between clouds.
Deliver infrastructure as a service
VMware vCloud Director enables IT organizations to deliver resources to internal users as virtual datacenters. By logically pooling compute, storage, and networking capacity into virtual datacenters, IT organizations can manage resources more efficiently with complete abstraction between consumption and delivery of IT services. Instead of providing users or organizations with siloed physical infrastructures, IT teams can deliver isolated virtual datacenters that draw resources from a common physical infrastructure. By pooling these physical resources on the back end, hardware utilization and consolidation increases. Similarly, underlying infrastructure can be pooled into tiers and offered to users at distinct service levels and prices.
Consume infrastructure as a service
VMware vCloud Director also changes the way that users consume IT services. Instead of filing service desk tickets and waiting in queues, application and line-of-business owners can utilize self-service portals to access their own virtual datacenters. VMware vCloud Director enables users to consume these resources as a catalogbased service through a web portal and programmatic interfaces. IT teams can define multiple consumption models using the same infrastructure, ranging from capacity-as-you-go to reserved pools.
Support multi-tenant environments
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 secure multi-tenancy and safe sharing of infrastructure.
vShield security technologies
Integrated vShield Edge technologies such as perimeter protection, port-level firewalling, network address translation and DHCP services, offer virtualization-aware security, simplify application deployment, and enforce boundaries required by compliance standards. Upgrading to the full vShield Edge solution adds advanced services such as site-to-site VPN, network isolation, and Web load balancing.
Infrastructure service catalog
Users are empowered to deploy and consume pre-configured infrastructure and application services, such as virtual appliances, virtual machines, operating system images, and other media with the click of a button from central catalogs. This enables IT teams to standardize offerings, simplifying troubleshooting, patching, and change management.