Integrated with Infinitely Virtual’s upgrade to VMWare’s vSphere5, VMware vCloud Director is designed to give companies more autonomy and control over important aspects of their virtual infrastructure, Infinitely Virtual says.
“We recognize that IT managers want the scalability and relative low investment cost of employing cloud-hosted services,” Adam Stern, Infinitely Virtual founder and CEO, said in a statement. “At the same time, we know they sometimes want the ability to make quick changes to applications or to migrate workloads between different clouds without having to go to the cloud service provider.”
Virtual’s vCloud Director integration lets users self-manage virtual applications without help from the cloud service provider, facilitating quick changes or changes on short notice due to current business needs. They can upload applications into a catalog that can be used at a later date, without involving the cloud service provider.
According to Infinitely Virtual, the product also provides greater control in moving and distributing workloads between different clouds, cuts down network configuration time by using automated features, manages a company’s own firewalls and allows them to change ports without requiring any workload from the cloud service provider, and facilitates changes in security due to changing department needs.