Appeal to Different Customer Tiers for VMware Cloud on AWS
Regionally based VMware cloud providers have the advantage of uniquely understanding their local customers’ needs. VMware Cloud Director service empowers them to extend managed or self-service cloud services outside of their data centers while leveraging familiar technologies and skills. VMware cloud providers can open new revenue streams by expanding their existing offerings to SMB and mid-tier customers on VMware Cloud on AWS. Cloud Director service reduces time to provision new virtual data center resources and services, and makes multi region expansion simple with the worldwide reach of VMware Cloud on AWS.
VMware Cloud Director service enables cloud providers to leverage VMware Cloud on AWS in multi-tenant modality with enhanced VMware NSX-T support, allowing provisioning of custom-sized, tenant-based, isolated and secure VMware Cloud resources. This ability to service multiple smaller and medium sized tenants on the same infrastructure, offers flexibility to right-size the VMware Cloud on AWS environments to meet customer needs and requirements of all customer tiers.
The new VMware Cloud Director service is a container-based SaaS version of the proven VMware Cloud Director on-premises service-delivery platform. The service, available through Cloud Provider Hub, helps cloud providers gain better economies of scale and generate new value and revenue for their cloud businesses.
VMware Cloud Director service is in Initial Availability and restricted to US West region for now and, it will expand to other regions and more use cases to get a closer parity with VMware Cloud Director on-premises in the future.
Eliminate Challenges for Small and Medium Businesses
Economies of Scale:
VMware cloud providers have customers of all sizes and need to accommodate the smallest to the largest, whether in public, private or dedicated clouds. Providing efficient resource utilization for a service, but also utilizing 100% of resources where available, results in better economies for cloud providers and customers.
Some customers struggle to expand their cloud footprint to new geographies and introduce new lines of businesses. They may be hindered by the high investment costs of purchasing new hardware or renting data centers as well as the challenges of meeting local compliance and government requirements. Cloud providers are also often bound by their own geographies and investments, making it hard to accommodate customers with multi-region demands.
IT departments are being asked to bring new solutions to market faster and with greater flexibility. The operational overhead from the ongoing maintenance of a siloed multi-cloud environment can slow down the ability to respond quickly to new business needs.
Asset-Light Geo Expansion
VMware Cloud Director service allows cloud providers to leverage their investment in VMware Cloud on AWS infrastructure, rapidly expand or burst their cloud footprint to new geographies, and support customer lines of businesses as well as new customer segments in an asset-light, pay-as-you-grow model.
Multi-Tenancy on VMware Cloud on AWS
VMware Cloud Director service introduces multi-tenancy virtual data centers on VMware Cloud on AWS. This allows cloud providers to offer self-service, custom-sized resource pools and differing consumption model options of VMware Cloud resources to businesses of any size that are starting out on their hybrid cloud strategy.
Consistent Service Delivery
VMware Cloud Director service brings VMware Cloud on AWS under the management umbrella of VMware Cloud Director – the leading service-delivery platform for VMware environments. This not only reduces operational overhead but also helps cloud providers deliver a consistent experience to their customers, regardless of the underlying infrastructure.