Thursday, December 13, 2012

General Availability of vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 5.1

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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