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...

Ansible Modules for vCloud Director Released

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Ansible Modules for vCloud Director are now available on GitHub. VMware vCloud Director provides different ways to configure and consume services offered by a cloud provider. While the web-based user interface and the available command line interface are targeted for human usage, there is a rising demand of automating such tasks. The REST API of Read more...

Managed Service Provider Platform 1.5 for VMware Cloud on AWS – Single Host Software Defined Data Center and Multi-currency support

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The Managed Service Provider (MSP) program, launched in March enabled solution providers, managed service providers, and system integrators to grow their hybrid cloud business with a unique offering of VMware Cloud on AWS. As you might be aware, this program has been enthusiastically adopted by partners. With the recent MSP 1.5 release, we are excited 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 Cloud on AWS for VCPP Partners

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Overview The Managed Service Provider (MSP) model under VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP) enables partners to leverage VMware Cloud services to broaden their technology portfolio and provide value added functionality with their unique managed services. VMware Cloud services consists of several services that allow for the creation, management and monitoring of public and private cloud Read more...

VMware vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.x Scalability options

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For Service Providers within the Cloud Provider Program, having adequate metering and billing capabilities is imperative to the critical operations of the service.  As a consequence of VMware vCloud Usage Meter (UM) being so integral to a service providers capability to report on the usage and consumption of VMware products, certain scalability limits need to Read more...