VMware Announces General Availability of vCloud Director 8.20

February 24, 2017 Off By Hoofer
Grazed from VMware.  Author: Michael Toledo

We are delighted to announce the general availability of VMware vCloud Director 8.20. The latest in a string of successful vCloud Director releases on a regular cadence (following 8.0 and 8.10), vCloud Director 8.20 is an innovative, highly-anticipated release that enables vCloud Air Network service providers to achieve three key objectives:

  1. rapidly monetize new services,
  2. deliver radical operational efficiency to shared vCenter environments, and
  3. with the new “Adopt a vCenter” capability, extend this radical operational efficiency to existing vCenters.

These three capabilities are critical enablers for every service provider’s business. We are yet to speak with a single provider in the market today who is not under pressure to grow revenue by adding new services, while simultaneously needing to control costs and increase efficiency.

Praise for vCloud Director 8.20

vCloud Air Network service providers have responded with great enthusiasm about the new levels of innovation achieved by the vCloud Director 8.20 release, and its anticipated impact:

“vCloud Director is the lifeblood of our hybrid cloud offering, Virtual Private Data Center. With the release of vCD 8.20 our customers will have an unprecedented level of control over their virtual infrastructure. With this release, we hope to see a 30% reduction in service requests directly related to network configurations. The improved integrations with NSX show VMware’s commitment to next generation secure infrastructure as a service. We have never been more excited about the future of the vCloud Director product line and we look forward to all of the new features on the horizon.”

– William L Bell II, VP of Products, phoenixNAP

Let’s take a moment to dig into these three top capabilities – accelerated monetization of new services, radical operational efficiency, and “Adopt a vCenter” – in a bit more detail, so that we can better understand the impact that they can have on a service provider’s business.

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