VMware is going to help its cloud service provider partners using the company's vCloud Director solution automate cloud delivery and operations by releasing the vCloud Integration Manager.
This new solution will be available to vCloud users sometime during Q1 of this year.
The software will make it easy to create and deploy cloud service offerings with haste, while also helping improve the efficiency of vCloud operations and scale to meet customers' demands.
Since Q3 of 2011, VMware has seen a huge increase in the number partners offering services that meet the vCloud Powered criteria since it was launched a year ago. Of course, growing adoption leads to more demand for tools to simplify the provisioning and deployment processes.
Enter vCloud Integration Manager. This new solution will be "tightly integrated" with vCloud Director, vSphere, vShield Edge and the vCenter Chargeback Manager for automated provisioning and infrastructure delivery. And, like other vCloud services, it'll be priced on a usage-based subscription model.
The solution will provide a Web-based admin portal that integrates with a partner's systems. Within the portal, service providers can automate a service plan, customer lifecycle and reseller management and standardize product configuration and delivery to reduce the time and overhead costs involved in reseller transactions.