VMware announced the General Availability of vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 5.1.
This is the first release as part of the VMware family since DynamicOps joined the company in July, 2012. This release comes only five months after the acquisition and five months since the last release (4.5 in July) with five major features. In addition, this release is part of the vCloud Suite Enterprise edition.
Notable features and integrations in this release include:
· vCloud Director integration
— Provision vApps to virtual datacenters
— Support for vCloud Director private or public clouds
· Invocation of vCenter Orchestrator workflows
— Facilitates Facilitates integration with third party technologies and systems
— Expands the vCAC automation library
· Multi-machine services
— Streamlines the provisioning and ongoing management of multiple machines
— Deliver multiple machines with one operation
— Manage multiple machines as a single entity
· Ability to reconfigure virtual machines
— Policy-driven reconfigure approvals
— Policy-driven threshold enforcement (min, max thresholds)
— Self-service management of existing machines
— Add or remove CPU, memory, and storage from an existing virtual machine
· Simplified storage management
— Define one or more volumes on different storage paths
Congratulations to the Engineering, QE, Documentation, and PMM teams who succeeded in delivering this release in the short period of time after the acquisition. Thanks for all the help from the program, release, legal, and support/enablement teams. This was truly a team effort!
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