2. vCloud Architecture : 2.1 Technology Mapping
2.1 Technology Mapping
The VMware vCloud Solution is an open and modular architecture that offers choice and flexibility for running applications in public and private vCloud instances. vCloud Director implements the vCloud API, which provides compatibility, interoperability, and extensibility with other vCloud instances. VMware vCloud Automation Center™ extends vCloud Networking and Security, virtualizes the network, and creates agile, extensible, secure logical networks that meet the performance and scale requirements of virtualized applications and data. The vCenter Operations Management Suite provides the capabilities necessary to achieve an integrated approach to performance, capacity, and configuration across a vCloud infrastructure.
A vCloud architecture provides a conceptual framework to support primary business requirements, determine system functions, organize elements into distinct components, and define boundaries and connections. The focus is on clearly defined goals, analysis, and design decisions that cut through the complexity in today’s technology.
The following figure shows the components of the vCloud Suite solution stack.
Figure 1. Technology Mapping