And also generally available!
After generating quite the buzz at VMworld, vCloud Director 10 has officially landed (in no small part thanks to our beta community! #represent). Fitting to its version number, the release marks the most significant leap in vCloud Director establishing itself as *the* strategic service-delivery platform for cloud providers.
vCloud Director Powers Industry-leadership
Don’t take our word for it – just ask the high flyers of the enterprise cloud industry. Cloud providers such as Expedient have doubled down on vCD to help fuel their meteoric rise, and ecosystem partners such as Cloudian have invested in vCD integrations to help them stay at the top of their industry.
vCD 10 Delivers a Rich Cloud Services Suite
vCD 10 features a vast suite of updates, fundamentally allowing cloud providers to do 3 things – drive down costs, generate more revenue, and directly address the developer. As covered in the announcement blog, vCloud Director enables Cloud Providers to deliver a rich portfolio of turnkey cloud services – from migration to availability to security and app services on top of a hyperscale-class cloud platform.
Core Efficiency Improvements
In the build process of this release, we took a close look at the core tenents of vCloud Director – and reinvented some of the feature-sets that matter most to our cloud provider community. Intelligent and dynamic workload placement in multi-tenant environments, unifying private and public cloud management, and more. Services can be profitable only when the underlying infrastructure delivers – and vCD continues to make significant strides in infrastructure efficiency.
Addressing Developer Needs
Part of improving infrastructure is to also make it invisible – reducing it to an API or a simple line of code. To that end, we’ve kept the developer / builder front and center for this release. Along with improving vCD-as-code automation and enabling enterprise-grade K8s on vCD, we also deliver the foundations for multi-cloud networking with deeper integration with NSX-T (NAT, DHCP, Edge Firewall, DNS, and VPN) and Day-1 application-building with an app catalog, currently in tech preview.
Whether you’re a developer, admin, SRE, devops, or some esoteric combination of the above, check out all that vCD 10 has to offer – and more – on the official release notes.
If you’re on the strategy / business side of the house, be sure to check out our recent vmLive, where we covered how vCD can turbocharge your cloud services practice.
And if you’re a vCD user, here’s a great how-to blog, and a fantastic lightboard by vCD extraordinaire Daniel Paluszek to help you get started. Moreover, we have new technical documentation on vCD available right here.
And finally… if feel like you’re ready to wield the power of vCD 10… head over to VMware downloads to get yours!
vCloud Director at VMworld 2019, Barcelona
If you’re planning to attend VMworld 2019 in Barcelona, drop in on any of the over 30 sessions we have for vCloud Director! We’ll be detailing what’s new in vCD 10 and have discussions on roadmap, talk about VMware’s cloud provider strategy, and demo the latest and greatest.
For more cloud provider-related sessions, please visit our Cloud Provider VMworld microsite: vcpp.cloud/vmworld.
To our cloud provider family, you can find the latest product information—FAQs, datasheets, partner testimonials and more—here: https://www.vmware.com/products/vcloud-director.html
To our enterprise customers searching for a proven VMware Cloud Provider offering vCD-based services to help with your cloud journey, visit: https://www.cloud.vmware.com/providers