Friendly cloud user interface for his own virtual data center
Raffaello Poltronieri | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 28, 2018

Friendly cloud user interface for his own virtual data center

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with vCloud Director

vCloud Director was chosen in 2012 when our company started offering its Cloud services. We offer vCD interface to all our customers selling resources in place of simple VMs, so vCD means for them a key to access their personal virtual datacenter. We decided to use vCD and not a customized interface because it's supported by VMware for any bug, issue, update/upgrade, and its time to market is near to zero.
  • Building virtual racks
  • Managing the customers' network and security
  • Simplicity but the completeness of IaaS solution
  • Integration with major software providers
  • Backup
  • integration with SDS different than vSAN
  • Manage more granularly users
  • Time to market = 0 means profits almost immediate after investment
  • Customers trust the VMware brand more than any other
  • Elasticity: allowing the company to choose the best HW in the lower layer
For a CSP it's the best choice. For internal uses, even in presence of different business units, it's not so easy and flexible to manage. It assures a high level of multitenancy, often not needed for internal purposes. But it could be used in this case, just not created for these purposes. Network management is great.

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director) Feature Ratings

Multi-platform scheduling
6
Central monitoring
8
Logging
8
Alerts and notifications
7
Analysis and visualization
5
Application integration
5