vCloud Automation Center Application Services, formerly VMware vCloud Application Director, automates application provisioning in the cloud including deploying, configuring, and updating the application's components and dependent middleware platform services on infrastructure clouds. Application Services simplifies complex deployments of custom and packaged applications on infrastructure clouds that are based on vCloud Director, vSphere, and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

This documentation describes how to use Application Services to create, deploy, manage, and update applications across virtual and cloud-based infrastructures.

This information is intended for anyone who wants to use Application Services for application deployments. This audience includes application architects and application deployers who work in collaboration with application infrastructure administrators and cloud administrators.