Infinitely Virtual Announces VMWare vCloud Director Capability
2nd May 2012
Enables faster turnaround in building apps, resource provisioning, network configuration.
Infinitely Virtual, a provider of virtual server technology, recently announced that it has added VMWare's vCloud Director to its hosting platform, giving IT managers more 'self-service' options when needing to quickly reconfigure networking resources, move data between different clouds, or change virtual applications. Integrated with the company's upgrade to VMWare's vSphere5, VMWare vCloud Director saves IT managers' time and money by giving them more autonomy and control over important aspects of their virtual infrastructure.
The company states that customers deploying vCloud Director benefit from an user-friendly interface that provides end-users with the tools to foster a self-service networking and creative cloud environment. The product saves IT professionals' precious time, which they can then devote to other business-critical tasks. Its vCloud Director integration offers these advantages:
Gives IT professionals the ability to self-manage virtual applications (vApps) without the assistance of the cloud service provider, facilitating quick changes, or changes on short notice due to current business needs
Allows IT to upload vApps into a catalog which can be used at a later date, without involving the cloud service provider
Enables greater control in moving and distributing workloads between different clouds
Cuts network configuration time down to a matter of minutes, using automated features
Provides the ability to power up or power down at will-without the need to contact the cloud service provider every time
Manages the end-user's own firewalls and allows them to change ports without requiring any workload from the cloud service provider
Facilitates changes in security due to changing department needs - changes that can be made on the fly
"We recognize that IT managers want the scalability and relative low investment cost of employing cloud hosted services," said Adam Stern, Infinitely Virtual Founder and CEO. "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."
"Adding VMWare's vCloud Director continues Infinitely Virtual's mission to deliver the most flexible, cost-effective cloud hosting services to our customers," Stern mentioned. "We host and manage the secure, cloud platform while our IT customers have increased autonomy to make application and networking changes as they wish. It's a smart division of labor that advances our goal of enabling clients to use their virtual infrastructure as a growth engine." "Businesses that move resources and retool network configurations on a regular basis will find vCloud Director to be exceptionally well-designed for that purpose," added Stern.