A few weeks ago, we announced the launch of VMware vCloud Director® 8.20 and the tweetosphere lit up with comments (#LongLiveVCD). They came from around the world (Islamabad, Italy, Nigeria). And they came from experts inside VMware and outside (Gajendra Ambi at EMC, Olya Moskovchenko at StarWind Software, Anthony Spiteri at Veeam Software, Pranay Jha at IBM, to name just a few).
Daniel, @danielndirangu, echoed many tweeters’ thoughts:
Release of VCD 8.20 reconfirms VMware commitment to VCD development and support. VCD is here to stay! #LONGLIVEVCD
And this one:
To explain what Boskey means, we’ve gathered together just a few of the tweets and organized them around three key objectives that VMware vCloud® Air™ Network service providers can achieve with version 8.20.
Rapid Monetization of New Services
Tweeters focused on how VMware NSX® capabilities in vCloud Director can be exposed and consumed in a multitenant, self-service fashion, which means service providers can make more money, with new pricing and packaging. How much? By 1.5 to 2 times over a 36-month period.
The main reason I ❤ vCD? There’s no better multitenant (end2end) solution available. So much good stuff coming. #LongLiveVCD
Bob Motanagh, @b0rbb, VMware senior consultant NSX by day, VCD superhero by night
Released: vCloud Director SP 8.20 with HTML5 Goodness! — via VIRTUALIZATION IS LIFE! http://dy.si/oWwnH
Peter Malyon, @itpmal
Along with Peter, Mavenmadcap Solution, @MavenmadcapSol, and Pranay Jha, @ImPranayk, technical solutions architect at IBM, chimed in with similar praise for the new release. While others gave a shout out to NSX capabilities as well.
Suleman Hasib, @Suleman_Hasib
Sanjay Poonen, @spoonen, chief operating officer, VMware
Yves Sandfort, VMware cloud and infrastructure architect
Martijn Smit, @smitmartijn, NSX specialist, VMware
Released: vCloud Director SP 8.20 with HTML5 …
Julo Kovac, @JPerformer, virtualization solutions architect, Citrix
Radical Operational Efficiency
What would it mean for your business if you could improve your VM-to-admin ratio by three times, or save $1.35 million upfront and $250,000 in annual maintenance costs by implementing vCloud Director 8.20 instead of a custom solution? Because the vCloud Director solution delivers unprecedented levels of scalability and efficiency across shared VMware vCenter™ environments, service providers can deliver more with less.
Simona Lewis, @simona_lewis, and Xinity Bot, @xinity_bot, are among the many who tweeted about the simplicity of upgrading.
#longlivevcd vCloud Director 8.20 Orchestrated Upgrade
Xinity Bot, @xinity_bot
So many of my co-workers and customers understood their own IT applications with how easy vCD lets one make lab setups.
Bob Motanagh, VMware senior consultant NSX by day, VCD superhero by night
Adopt a vCenter
With vCloud Director 8.20 and its “Adopt a vCenter” capability, service providers can retire small, low-margin vCenter servers and stop their current DIY approach of creating custom code on top of vCenter servers.
vCloud Director 8.20: VM Auto-import by @fojta #vCloud #vCloudDirector #VM https://fojta.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/vcloud-director-8-20-vm-auto-import/ … #StarWind
Olya Moskovchenko, scrum master, StarWind, a software-defined storage company in Massachusetts
Phil Cohen, systems engineer, VMware
Tweeters also pointed to a number of valuable resources.
For example, Stairs IT Solutions, @sitspak, an IT solutions company in Islamabad; Michael Desira, @michaeldesira, hybrid-cloud strategist; and Babatunde Abagun, @techdelimiter, from Nigeria; and many, many others tweeted about our vCloud Director white paper.
Good ol’ technical white paper on What’s New in VMware vCloud Director 8.20
Nelson Reyes, @nreyesv