Apr 30

PaaS with vCloud Application Director 6.0 & vCAC 6.0

This series of posts which will take us through the process of achieving PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) using VMware’s newly released vCloud Automation Center 6.0 and vCloud Application Director 6.0.

Wikipedia Definition of PaaS:
Platform as a service (PaaS) is a category of cloud computing services that provides a computing platform and a solution stack as a service. Along with software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), it is a service model of cloud computing. In this model, the consumer creates the software using tools and/or libraries from the provider. The consumer also controls software deployment and configuration settings. The provider provides the networks, servers, storage, and other services that are required to host the consumer’s application.

With the release of vCloud Automation Center 6.0 there are lot of pieces of cloud, which did not have integration between them, have come together to form a better suite which is moving toward a great future. VMware has learnt a lot since the release of first version of vCloud Suite and has continuously made changes to its products to make them work well together to present one mature,robust and easy to configure cloud.
At the end of this series you should be able to Create Blueprints on the vCAD and publish it to vCAC for the end-users to utilize it and deploy platform though their vCAC Self service portal.
In this blog post we will see more of what all components make up the PaaS with vCloud offering and how they are integrated with each other.
So the Architecture will include the following components:

vCloud Application Components