The vCloud Air is available as the VMware vCloud®Air Dedicated Cloud, a single tenant virtual private cloud, and as the VMware vCloud® Air Virtual Private Cloud , a multi tenant virtual private cloud.

With either service option, customers can create virtual machines. Each class of service includes the capability to access these and manage them to align with different consumption and administration models.

Virtual data centers in both classes of service have an internal virtual data center network and an optional gateway with a NAT-routed network.

Virtual machines are first-class objects in vCloud Air interactions, and they can be individually created and managed. VMware vSphere® vApps® are visible along with their virtual machine associations through the vCloud Air console, but can be created or managed only through vCloud Director.

Note

For information about configuring networking and gateways for the Dedicated Cloud service and the Virtual Private Cloud service, see the vCloud Air Networking Guide.

The Dedicated Cloud service provides a single tenant private cloud with dedicated computing servers, layer-2 network isolation for workload traffic, persistent storage volumes, and a dedicated cloud management instance. Infrastructure capacity can be allocated to a single virtual data center or multiple virtual data centers, at your discretion.

Dedicated Cloud Core Capacities

Capacity

Service Component

240GB vRAM, 35GHz vCPU

Compute

6TB

Storage

50Mbps

Bandwidth

3

Public IP addresses

24 x 7 x 365

Production support

Note

You can purchase additional storage for your Dedicated Cloud in 6TB increments by logging into your My VMware account.

The Virtual Private Cloud service provides a multi tenant virtual private cloud with logically isolated resources on a shared physical infrastructure, configured as a single virtual data center with networking resources. A customer cannot have multiple virtual data centers with a Virtual Private Cloud service, because the Virtual Private Cloud service is provided as a single virtual data center.

Virtual Private Cloud Core Capacities

Capacity

Service Component

20GB vRAM, 5GHz vCPU (burst to 10GHz)

Compute

2TB

Storage

10Mbps

Bandwidth

2

Public IP addresses

24 x 7 x 365

Production support

Note

You can purchase additional storage for your Virtual Private Cloud in 2TB increments by logging into your My VMware account.

Region refers to a collection of physical data centers that are located in distinctly separate geographic areas. You select a region or regions when you purchase cloud services.

Having services available in multiple regions enables you to manage region specific resources. You can run workloads closer to your business specific customers or comply with various regulations and other legal requirements.

You can also choose to leverage multiple regions to enable redundancy of your data or workloads. Redundant configuration can play a role in your business continuity and disaster recovery strategy, which can include failing over to a second data center, protecting data by deploying to a second data center, or recovering operations in a second data center in the event of a disaster.

The My VMware™ account management portal provides customer access to management of all VMware subscriptions and support under a single account. In this portal, users with subscription administrator privileges in your organization can manage entitlements and purchase additional service components.

For information, see the VMware vCloud Web page at http://vcloud.vmware.com.