VMware private cloud is a complete and comprehensive solution with the combination of the main components include virtualization platform vSphere, management software vCloud Director, resource usage monitoring and billing software vCenter Chargeback, and security component vShield Edge.
In the VMWare private cloud model, virtualization plays as the basic foundation role. VMware Sphere help customers virtualize physical resources and at the same time help them to concentrate the virtual resources into a virtual data center, making management and use easier and more flexible.
Located in the higher class, vCloud Director serves as the heart of the VMware cloud computing solutions. This is the element create the difference between cloud computing and virtualization. The most basic features of vCloud Director is ability to automatically allocate and recover virtual machines based on self-service interface (selfservice portal) and lists of the virtual machine templates (service catalog). Besides vCloud Director also supports multi-user environment (multi-tenant) allows the creation of completely separate environments for departments within an organization, or its subsidiaries in the Group.
For better private cloud solution, VMware provides vCenter Chargeback software to monitor resource usage and to calculate the usage cost and vShield Edge software to enhance security . vCenter Chargeback provides customers with regular reports on the level of resource utilization of each virtual machine of a specific department or the whole company. Also, based on the charges definited by the customer, vCenter Chargeback can create detailed reports on the cost of resource usage.
Regarding security, in addition to support basic services such as firewall, NAT, VPN, vShield technology can also help customers to create completely separate private network with high security.
The advantages of VMware solutions
VMWare Private Cloud Solution is developed on vSphere virtualization platform. This is a powerful virtualization platform is widely used in the world today. The support of this virtualization platform will help a lot of customers are using vSphere will easily switch to cloud computing by using all the software and hardware available.
Moreover, the decoupling of each package in a comprehensive solution that will help customers may choose to deploy in phases. The first phase may only deploy vSphere to virtualize resources and centralized administration. The next phase aims to deploy vCloud Director to provide automatic allocation feature, resource recovery, catalog and self-service portal . Final stages to implement security features, usage monitoring and billing.
While cloud computing is still relatively new and the products of many vendors are still at the stage of starting development and gradual improvement, VMware products have achieved a high level of perfection. The VMware software meet most customer requirements and in accordance with the general standards of many other manufacturers.
The strong point of the VMware solution will help customers deploy more easily and limit the risks may be encountered.