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VMware vCloud Director – Enabling your Cloud

Finally, the long wait is over. VMware officially launched their cloud enabler/management product called vCloud Director. This product help the organization to build their own secured private cloud. vCloud Director coupled with VMware vSphere for hypervisors and vCenter, VMware vShield for Security and vCenter Chargeback for accountability and granular level user’s usage.

Using vShield technologies offers network solution like as DMZ, Port-level firewall, NAT and DHCP services. vShield Edge offers site-site VPN solution, web load balancing and other significant network features.
vCloud Director cells can scale up to 25 vCenter and 10,000 managed VMs.

vCloud Director will be licensed for 25 managed VMs at cost of US$ 3750. Also, they have promotion pack for vCloud Director with vCenter Chargeback at cost of US$ 2500 for 25 managed VMs. Apart from this, there would be additional cost for vSphere ESX4.1/Hypervisor and vCenter4.1 if you don’t have them already. VSphere4.1 Enterprise Plus and vCenter Standard are required by vCloud Director. It sums up to altogether would burn your IT budget. But, it is highly worthy to have them.



To know more about this product, please visit VMware website

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