VMware Cloud Director Multi-Cloud Extension Beta is here

Proud to be a part of the team who had worked hard over the past year on getting VMware Cloud Director Multi-Cloud Extension to the beta stage. This unique extension will allow VMware Cloud Director to enter a new era beyond where many saw VMware Cloud Director venturing. Welcome VMware Cloud Director to the Multi-Cloud Space. I am sure many of our Cloud Providers will be excited about this extension.

Some of you have been asking if VMware Cloud Director will be getting multi-cloud capabilities and this extension beta is a part of our efforts on that. While VCD federation with VMware Cloud Director Service (CDS) enable VCD to extend to VMware Cloud on the different Hyperscalers, the VMware Cloud Director Multi-Cloud Extension will allow VCD to provision many compute, networking, and storage services on Native hyperscalers. In our first public beta of the Multi-Cloud extension it will be targeting Amazon AWS & Microsoft Azure where Google Cloud is planned for a later stage.

Imagine being able to provision instances/services to native hyperscalers (AWS/Azure at the time of beta) directly from the same VMware Cloud Director interface just like you would provision a vSphere VM today. This is the goal of this new VCD Multi-Cloud Extension, and it was created to blend with the VMware Cloud Director interface that if you might miss this feature is being delivered by an extension. Let’s take a look at some screenshots below:

Managing Instances and Amazon AWS Services as if they were Native VCD Services
Multi-Cloud Workload Monitoring

You might be asking which services at each hyperscaler we are supporting at this stage of beta. I will leave you with the below table that describe which services/features will be available for AWS/Azure at Launch. Please don’t forget to stop by our VCPP Booth at VM Explore Barcelona to learn more about it.

FeatureSupported Services for AWSSupported Services for AZURE
Virtual Machine (VMs)• New VM
• Refresh VM List
• Start VM
• Stop VM
• Terminate VM
• Reboot VMs
• Monitor VM
• Edit VM Instance Type
• Edit VM Instance Name
• View VM details
• New VM
• Refresh VM List
• Start VM
• Stop VM
• Terminate VM
• Reboot VMs
• Monitor VM
• View VM details
Virtual Private Cloud (VPCs) / Virtual Networks (VNs)• New VPC
• Delete VPC
• Edit DNS Hostname
• Edit DNS Resolution
• Edit DHCP Options
• View VPC details
• New VN
• Delete VN
• View VN details
Subnets• New Subnet
• Delete Subnet
• View Subnet details
• Delete Subnet
• View Subnet details
NAT Gateways• New NAT Gateway
• Delete NAT Gateway
• View NAT Gateway details
• New NAT Gateway
• Delete NAT Gateway
• View NAT Gateway details
Elastic IPs / Public Ips• Allocate Elastic IP address
• Release Elastic IP
• View Elastic IP details
• Allocate Public IP address
• Delete Public IP
• View Public IP details
Customer Gateways• Delete Customer Gateway
• View Customer Gateway details
Not supported in Beta
VPN Gateways• View VPN Gateway details• Delete VPN Gateway
• View VPN Gateway details
Site to Site VPN Connections• Delete VPN Connection
• View VPN Connection details
Not supported in Beta
Internet Gateways• New Internet Gateway
• Delete Internet Gateway
• Attach to VPC
• Detach from VPC
• View Internet Gateway details
NA for Azure
DHCP Option Sets• Delete DHCP Option Set
• View DHCP Option Set details
NA for Azure
Security Groups• New Security Group
• Edit Inbound Rules
• Edit Outbound Rules
• Delete Security Group
• View Security Group details
Not supported in Beta

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