vCloud Application Director simplifies and automates deployments of multitier enterprise applications in hybrid cloud environments.

With vCloud Application Director, you can create different deployment profiles for a life cycle, such as development, testing, and production. The deployment profile settings are saved in vCloud Application Director. You can reuse this saved deployment profile to deploy an application version to a supported cloud environment.

If you update a deployed application, vCloud Application Director creates an update profile based on the modified values. This update profile includes an update script generated from the defined update life cycle stage.

Familiarize yourself with the key concepts relating to deploying applications. See Key Concepts.