Category Archives: vCloud Director

Tenanted incident management in vCloud Director 9.x powered by ServiceNow

Benjamin Franklin once wrote that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. In the world of IT, I would say there is another certain thing: issues or the so called incidents. The key to coping with incidents, is to offer a seamless way for end-users to file tickets and track

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

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

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Showback Reporting for vCloud Director 9.x

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

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Autoscaling with vCloud Director 9.x

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

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vCloud Director Extender 1.1.0 – GA Announcement

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

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Breaking down cloud silos by deploying the NEW extensibility framework provided by VCD 9.1

Reposting for 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 for implementing an effective and realistic Cross-Cloud deployment; there is no other way to solve the inter-connectivity and compatibility issues you will be facing when provisioning workloads into a multi-cloud environment. Extensibility is critical when considering Infrastructure-as-a-Code, which is a

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VMware announces vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 2.0

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

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vCAT: Storage and Availability

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

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

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

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The Public Cloud: The True Next Step in Modern Data Center Control and Evolution

After virtualization itself, the public cloud is considered the natural second step in helping both private and public organizations protect, extend, and replace existing data center infrastructure. And spending trends indicate that many enterprises are keen to jump on the public cloud bandwagon. According to Gartner, total public cloud spending through 2020 is projected to

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