Bluelock, a certified VMware vCloud Datacenter provider has announced availability of VMware vCloud Director 1.5 within its certified VMware vCloud Datacenter Service.
With the upgrade of its public cloud to vCloud Director 1.5, Bluelock will provide its customers an updated user interface and added functionality for more efficient and secure management of virtual data centers hosted in the public cloud.
“As a leading VMware vCloud Datacenter provider partner we are excited to get VMware vCloud technologies implemented in our cloud and out to our customers,” said Pat O’Day, chief technology officer at Bluelock.
VMware vCloud Director and VMware vSphere pool data center resources — including compute, storage and networking — into virtual data centers, offered to users on-demand. This helps IT organizations to build private clouds and move workloads back and forth between their private cloud and the Bluelock vCloud Datacenter service.
“Customers are increasingly adopting VMware vCloud Datacenter Services to augment their existing infrastructure and gain the flexibility and cost advantages of a hybrid cloud,” said Dan Chu, VMware’s vice president, cloud Infrastructure and services. “VMware is happy to see Bluelock rolling out our latest VMware vCloud Director technology. Unlike rigid commodity clouds where the application has to be customized to fit the design of the cloud, Bluelock can deliver cloud agility and economics with the flexibility, compatibility, security and quality of service that today’s enterprise applications demand.”
New enhancements in VMware vCloud Director 1.5 help Bluelock clients by providing a self-service virtual private network (VPN). Users are able to configure and manage their VPN configurations from within the vCloud Director General User Interface (GUI). Other new features in the release include automatic VPN (vCloud Director to vCloud Director), full source-based firewall rules so users can specify source IP addresses and ports when creating firewall policies, enhanced support for vCloud API 1.5 and network card control for virtual appliances that require specific network adapters.
According to Bluelock, its Virtual Datacenters take minutes to set up, either through the vCloud Director-based self-service interface or with Bluelock’s managed services team. Customers can build new virtual machines (VMs) quickly from public and private catalogs of VM templates, or upload VMs they already have running in an environment. With Bluelock Virtual Datacenters, customers can easily add or remove capacity as they go, paying for only what is used.