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VMware vCloud Director - license

Mfg. Part: VC-CD-25VM-F-L2 | CDW Part: 2212398 | UNSPSC: 43233004
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  • 25 virtual machines
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  • TPP
  • level 2 ( 600-999 )
  • U.S. Federal only
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • License
  • 25 virtual machines
  • federal
  • TPP
  • level 2 ( 600-999 )
  • U.S. Federal only
Pool virtual infrastructure resources in your existing datacenter and deliver them to users as a catalog-based service with VMware vCloud Director. VMware vCloud Director enables customers to build secure private clouds, transforming the way IT delivers and manages infrastructure services and the way users access and consume these services: increase business agility by empowering users to deploy pre-configured services or custom-built services with the click of a button; maintain security and control over a multi-tenant environment with policy-based user controls; reduce costs by efficiently delivering resources to internal organizations as virtual datacenters to increase consolidation and simplify management; follow an evolutionary path to the cloud by leveraging existing investments and open standards for interoperability and application portability between clouds.

Cloud computing leverages the efficient pooling of resources, delivered and consumed as a service. These resources can be provided externally by a third party in public clouds or internally by corporate IT in a private cloud. VMware vCloud Director enables you to build private and hybrid clouds that are compatible with VMware public clouds. VMware vCloud Director is a software solution that enables enterprises to build secure, multi-tenant private clouds by pooling infrastructure resources into virtual datacenters and exposing them to users through web-based portals and programmatic interfaces as fully automated, catalog-based services.

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General
Category: Utilities
Installation Type: Locally installed
Subcategory: Utilities - virtualization management

Header
Brand: VMware
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: VMware GSA
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: VMware vCloud Director

Licensing
License Pricing: Federal government , Volume
Licensing Details: U.S. Federal only
Pricing Level: Level 2
Pricing Range: 600-999

Software
License Category: License
License Qty: 25 virtual machines
License Type: License
Licensing Program: VMware Transactional Purchasing Program (TPP)

Product Reviews
Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by ?It helps us provide private cloud solutions to our clients, but it is too platform dependent. Valuable Features:The orchestrator is the most valuable feature.Improvements to My Organization:It helps us provide private cloud solutions to our clients.Room for Improvement:Though the product is quite good, I feel it needs a more public view, where the server access studies to migrate organizations into cloud be clearer. Also, orchestrator should be API based, and have templates to use instead of having to create the Java scripting from scratch. It also needs to be more independent of the platform on which it is used on.Use of Solution:I've used it for two years.Technical Support:It's very good.Initial Setup:It was complex as it does not include a good, extensive feasibility and compatibility guide.Implementation Team:We used a vendor team who were very good.ROI:It is quite good on ROI and year on year it is about 50%.Cost and Licensing Advice:vCloud Director is a good solution, but it is costly when compared to other solutions like Nutanix.Other Solutions Considered:We didn't evaluate other solutions.Other Advice:Choosing VMware in general, is best in terms of functionality, but it is not necessarily cost effective, as their licensing and setuo cost are too hight. Maybe we will see more products for cloud and automation.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:VMware Partners August 24, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ?It has easy to deploy machines but is now difficult to implement because VMware no longer offers the product. Valuable Features:It has easy to deploy machines.Improvements to My Organization:A department can deploy a machine easily without using the IT department.Use of Solution:I only used it for four months.Deployment Issues:None in this version.Stability Issues:No issues encountered.Scalability Issues:Yes, a lot including, for example, with Chargeback Manager integration.Customer Service:8/10.Technical Support:5/10 as the VMware support seem very ignorant.Previous Solutions:No, but in the future, we are planning to install Open Stack as it's simpler.Initial Setup:It has an easy setup by following the documentation.Implementation Team:We used a vendor team who I would rate as 7/10.ROI:We couldn't calculate it.Other Solutions Considered:Yes, with other colleagues. No implementations being done by us at the moment.Other Advice:I think VMware has abandoned the product a with vSphere 5.5, vCloud Director is an obsolete solution. As VMware no longer offers the product, it is now difficult to implement.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:We are a VMware partner. March 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Although deployment is simple, I suggest taking security and licensing compliance into consideration when doing so. Valuable Features:The real multi tenancy and distributed administration for vDCs is the goal of this product, which combines consuming resources as a service with a great governance model for different customers.Suppose you need to build one or more virtual datacenter, and meet the demands of customers, supplier and departments. In a traditional architecture (vCenter and esxi hosts) you need hard integration work to answer this problem.vCloud director solves this problem weaving computational resources, storage and networking with consumption requests from companies, departments and individual operators in a dynamic and safe way.Improvements to My Organization:We combine this architecture with existing vDCs with limited business impact (because vMotion could aid to limit or eliminate downtime). Now selling VM, request demo or trying an environment is very simple: just a few clicks to go!Improvement in IT departments regarding the delivery of virtual datacenters for Business, Government and Captive area (holding headquarters and associated companies). Hospitals and Governments could use this because data is under their control, with very low risks for stability and security: governance still remains with the cloud consumer.In my scenario I'm using 2 vDCs (marked as gold and platinum) in 2 different places and allow an organization (our customer) to use parts of these vDCs to stretch VM distribution across a datacenter, make DR on-demand (and without up-front costs) and respond quickly to business demands.Use of Solution:I've been using this solution for 3 years.Deployment Issues:Deployment is very simple, but I suggest a little design and hardening phase to meet security and licensing compliance.Stability Issues:Product is mature enough to support huge loads: the underlining technology is the best in class to meet many customer needs. The product is very stable.Scalability Issues:Product is born to be scalable, because it should be used in different modes (cloud provider and private cloud environment).Customer Service:People say that VMware customer service is very helpful and quick to solve issues. In my life I've use this service only for administrative issues (contracts, portals, licensing); this is because documentation, their knowledge base and community always are enough for problem solving.Technical Support:Official documentation is very good, and could give you skill to deploy, run and improve your vCD system (VMware always work hard for this phase).Initial Setup:Setup was quite straightforward, because VMware always provides great documentation for deployment, configuration and troubleshooting.Implementation Team:I deployed and set up this system in-house (my team staff: virtualization area), because this is a company core-business, and it is the minimum to do to learn and solve problems quickly.ROI:Our ROI was reached considering 2 factors:- A service provider model built on VMWare contracts and many resource delivery models, cost are as-a-service and bound to the VM vRAM: licensing cost is 1:1 to the assigned resource. Considering 50% of infrastructure cost per VM in 3 years, 10% of VMware cost and 10% of infrastructure cost, break even could be in 1.5 years.- In both private and public scenarios many administrative tasks are solved by on-demand models that could be elastic and efficient. Considered a manpower reduction of about 40% and a potential reduction of 99% for provisioning tasks. IT Virtual administrator staff finally do the real job: troubleshoot, provision and do only heavy activities with less effort.One more important thing: vCloud works with his chargeback product to show and take many costs under control.Cost and Licensing Advice:As mentioned above, the service provider model costs are calculated considering:- physical environment cost (up front cost or by loan)- licensing cost 1:1 to vRAM- setup requires no more than 1 week.Other Advice:Before installing vCloud director, I suggest:1. Check HCL and compatibility matrix between vCloud director, vSphere and vCloud network and security (ex: vShield manager)2. Use vDC resources only for vCloud director purpose, don't mix traditional vSphere and vCloud director usage.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:VMWare Partner Service Provider March 18, 2015
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