Cloud Director service Expanding Multi-Cloud Services on Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

This week we are pleased to announce VMware Cloud Director Service (CDs) support for management multi tenancy or private SDDC services on Oracle Cloud VMware Solution (OCVS) like a Initial availability. Oracle Cloud VMware Solutions is an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) service, sold and supported by Oracle, verified by VMware, running on Oracle hardware in all Oracle data centers, while the Cloud Director service is sold and offered as a SaaS service , operated by VMware, for VMware Cloud Provider Partners and enterprise customers.

What does this mean for Partners and Enterprise customers?

Now you can deliver a multi-cloud control plane for infrastructure and applications on Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, as well as connect existing on-premises vCenter instances or consider replacing your on-premises Cloud Director appliances.

We already support partners and enterprise customers by providing a multi-cloud control plane for infrastructure and application multi-tenancy for VMware Cloud on AWS, Google Cloud VMware Engine and Azure VMware Solution (dedicated enterprise multi-tenancy). Now we extend our services to enterprise customers to provide SDDC endpoints in Oracle Cloud VMware solution using multi-tenancy in their organization where each internal tenant has their own virtual data center (OVDC).

Communication to Oracle Cloud VMware Solution endpoints from the Cloud Director service is supported by a SSL reverse proxythe same mechanism that connects the VMware Cloud Director service to Azure VMware Solution or Google Cloud VMware Engine and on-premises SDDC endpoints.

This offer will be supported in all Oracle regions where Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is available.

Note: Before making any design considerations, ensure that between your chosen Oracle Cloud region and the nearest Cloud Director service location, the round-trip delay time is within the 150 millisecond rule.

The VMware Cloud Director service provides a consistent user experience across multiple cloud architectures and truly delivers on the hybrid cloud promise. Providers who have on-premise VMware SDDC deployments can link them to the VMware Cloud Director service. This means customers have a single access point to deploy and deliver all their cloud infrastructure regardless of the endpoint.

The Cloud Director service is the SaaS version of Cloud Director on-premises, which already provides the same high-value infrastructure and application services to VMware hyper-scale partners, VMware Cloud on AWS, Google Cloud VMware Engine, Azure VMware Solution and now to Oracle Cloud VMware Solution as well as on-premises vCenter or Cloud Director endpoints. By doing so, you can multi-tenant these measurement endpoint infrastructures to deliver the right cloud size to your end customers to meet their requirements.

But the Cloud Director service is not only about multi-tenancy, it is also a service delivery platform with networking, security, storage, application catalogs, extension services from a rich partner ecosystem, GPU services and built-in Tanzu Kubernetes support, as well as AWS, Google Cloud, Azure – and Oracle native service availability. For example, Oracle customers can now connect their existing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure environments to a Cloud Director service instance with Oracle Cloud VMware Solution environment and get the benefits of a VMware and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in the same region.

Use Case 1: Businesses with self-service capabilities that want dedicated/multi-tenancy

In this case will enterprise customer will purchase the Oracle Cloud VMware solution service offered by Oracle that provides a private cloud containing VMware vSphere clusters built from dedicated bare metal Oracle Cloud compute instances. other than that enterprise customer will purchase the Cloud Director service offers from VMware. Then, the enterprise customer can onboard their internal tenants separately using multi-tenancy.

E.g:

An enterprise customer, Acme Corp, who wants to own all the SDDC endpoint resources without sharing them with any other enterprise customer, has purchased Oracle Cloud VMware Solution and deployed their various internal tenants. Each tenant will have access to the Cloud Director service to provide them with self-service capabilities. Then Acme Corp can multi-tenant and manage the resources of the organization in several departments. They can e.g. have one tenant in their organization for all production applications and can have another tenant in the same organization for all staging applications.

Use case 2: Cloud Director service for Managed Service Providers with Enterprise customers for Multi-Tenancy

In this case will business customer wants to buy The Oracle Cloud VMware solution service offered by Oracle that provides private clouds containing VMware vSphere clusters built from dedicated bare-metal Oracle infrastructure. That The Managed Service Provider (MSP) will purchase the Cloud Director service offer available from VMware. Then, in this case, the MSP can onboard the enterprise customer and enable multi-tenancy as the first use case.

E.g:

An enterprise customer, Acme Corp, who wants to own all the SDDC endpoint resources without sharing them with any other enterprise customer, has purchased Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. A Managed Service Provider will deploy Acme Corp on the Cloud Director service, then Acme Corp and the MSP can multi-tenant and manage the resources of their organization across multiple departments. They can e.g. have one tenant in their organization for all the production applications owned by the IT department, and can have a different tenant in the same organization for all the applications owned by the DevOps department.

Oracle Cloud VMware solution with Oracle Database PaaS Services

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution interoperates with native OCI services. Enterprises can subscribe to Oracle Database PaaS services and get the benefit of Database HA/scalability with RAC for the relevant services. Operations teams deliver databases on virtual machines with block storage volumes that provide cost-effective cloud database services with a choice of Oracle Database editions. The licensing policy for Oracle products running in virtualized environments has not changed with this announcement. Oracle Database requires that all cores in a virtualized environment be licensed.

See Oracle’s Server/Hardware Partitioning Policy for more details.

Migrating and protecting workloads to the Cloud Director service on Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

VMware Cloud Director Availability enables migration and Disaster Recovery as a Service in and to Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. Customers can run self-service one-way hot migration from the on-premises Cloud Director Availability vSphere plugin, or they can run the Cloud Director Availability plugin from the provider-managed Cloud Director instance and move workloads to the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. Once in Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, customers can protect their workloads between Oracle Cloud VMware Solution instances or back to on-premises.

What’s next?

Learn more about the Cloud Director service by visiting our documentation page or the Cloud Solutions webpage or speaking with your VMware representative.

For information about the Cloud Director Service for Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, see the CDS on OCVS Reference Architecture and DR and Migration in Oracle Cloud VMware Solution with Cloud Director Service.

For more information, see the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution product page and the Oracle blog announcing the launch of the Cloud Director service on their infrastructure.

Keep an eye on our blog page and Feature Friday page.

William

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *