The vCloud Air Platform APIs provide programmatic access to vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand.

Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand is an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform that allows customers to consume specific compute, storage, and networking resources as incremental pay-as-you-go services. Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand leverages a resource pool-based delivery model. Customers pay for only the resources they actually used, on a metered, charge-back basis, under flexible service agreements, as opposed to fixed-term contracts. Customers can increase or decrease capacity based on demands and budget.

Customers consume Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand like any software-defined data center. Because Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand is built on the vSphere and vCloud platforms, customers consume it the same way that they consume their existing on-premises vSphere environments.

For more information about the features of vCloud AirVirtual Private Cloud OnDemand, see Introducing Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand in the vCloud AirVirtual Private Cloud OnDemand User's Guide.