VMware vCloud Director 9.5: The best of VMware in the Cloud

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We are excited to announce that VMware’s flagship Cloud Management Platform for Cloud Providers, vCloud Director, received a major upgrade to help both Cloud Providers and their enterprise customers. The new vCloud Director 9.5 enhances easy and intuitive cloud provisioning and consumption by adding highly-requested capabilities including self-service data protection, disaster recovery, and container-orchestration for Read more...

Serverless: Functions as a Service in vCloud Director 9.x

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There are many definitions and interpretation of the “Serverless” term, but if I have to say it in a few words, it would be: a software architecture, which allow the (Dev)Ops team not to care about the backend infrastructure (there are still servers, they just don’t care about them). Depending on the use case, there Read more...

Showback Reporting for vCloud Director 9.x

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When using a pay-as-you-go type service, you would like to see how much you have spent and how much you are going to pay at the end of the month. You might also want to have an insight on the cost of services for the last several months. The native UI extensibility of vCloud Director Read more...

Autoscaling with vCloud Director 9.x

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Software systems nowadays need to handle constantly changing load levels while being cost-effective. Peek load has always being a challenge, requiring a lot of spare capacity, and in recent years elasticity has proven itself as the best option. Dynamically adjusting resources up or down to fit the current demand for the system is de facto Read more...

vCloud Director Extender 1.1.0 – GA Announcement

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Author – Guy Bartram Since vCloud Director 9, we have been shipping vCloud Extender (vCloud Extender is VMware’s replacement for vCloud Connector), as of 19th April 2018 vCloud Extender 1.1.0 went GA with new features making on-boarding migrations even easier for providers and tenants alike. vCloud Extender focuses on making a simple, tenant controlled solution Read more...

Breaking Down Cloud Silos with the NEW vCloud Director 9.1 Extensibility Framework

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Author – Fernando Escobar Original posting by Fernando Escobar appeared –  http://www.nebulaemagazine.com/breaking-down-cloud-silos-by-deploying-the-new-extensibility-framework-provided-by-vcd-9-1/ Extensibility is key to implementing an effective and realistic Cross-Cloud deployment; there is no other way to solve the inter-connectivity and compatibility issues you will face when provisioning workloads into a multi-cloud environment. Extensibility is critical when considering Infrastructure-as-a-Code, which is a relevant Read more...

VMware announces vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 2.0

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Today it is with excitement that we announce the next release of VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 2.0.  VMware vCloud Availability is exclusively offered through the VMware Cloud Provider program, and enables Service Providers to build a high scalable Disaster Recovery offering to their existing and future customer base. VMware vCloud Availability uses the Read more...

Make the Most of Your Storage and Availability with VMware vSAN and vCloud Director

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We’re back with another installment of our monthly series: vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers (vCAT-SP). Each month we share a new article in our ongoing series detailing the numerous use cases of the VMware vCloud Solution. Together, this collection of posts will help you take full advantage of the superior cloud solutions found in the Read more...

VMware vCloud Director: 451 Research Impact Report Explores Expanded Capabilities for Service Providers

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The introduction of vCloud Director 8.20 received analyst coverage from 451 Research, which took a closer look at the platform and the expanded capabilities enabling service providers to manage and operate virtual data centers (VDCs) for multiple customers.   Because vCloud Director is VMware’s strategic cloud management platform for service providers, it is designed to Read more...