VMware vCloud AirVirtual Private Cloud OnDemand (hereafter, known as Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand) is a secure, pay-as-you-go, cloud compute service offered by VMware that gives IT organizations a VMware compatible platform to create virtual machines, dynamically scale virtual machines and resources up or down, and pay only for resources allocated.

Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand provides on-demand resources with granular metering and usage-based billing.

Resources are pool-based allowing deployment of virtual machines with customized configurations.

Costs are billed monthly only for the aggregate amount of resources consumed across all your virtual machines.

The on-demand resources complement the subscription services for vCloud Air.


Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand runs from three regions: UK - Slough, US - California and US - Virginia.

This guide provides a quick reference to all new users of Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand.

In addition to this guide, see the following documentation for Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand:

vCloud Air – Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand User's Guide

vCloud Air – Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand Networking Guide

vCloud Air – Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand Release Notes

VMware Technical Publications provides a glossary of terms that might be unfamiliar to you. For definitions of terms as they are used in VMware technical documentation, go to http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs.