Most often, virtual machines are used as a way to virtualize an external data center infrastructure. Since virtual machines run in a sandbox, i.e., in an area isolated from the rest of the system, many other use cases can also apply. For example, high-risk tasks (such as accessing files infected with viruses) can be executed securely.
Manage your virtual data center independently of different security zones or locations conveniently and clearly in a single management console (Cloud Director by VMware). At the same time, you can see the resources used as well as the states of the individual applications. The VDC gets special flexibility through segmentation (e.g. individual customers or departments) or the selection of data center zones as well as locations.
Whether it's virtual machines (VMs), virtual appliances or entire vApps, your vDC will provision them in seconds at the touch of a button.
In addition, many other functions and configurations such as snapshot, clone, move, affinity rules, CPU, memory, network cards and more, can be used and configured in the management console.
By default, the VDC already includes an edge gateway (powered by NSX-V or NSX-T), which acts as a firewall between the public network and the VDC's internal network to handle security requirements.
In addition, the Edge Gateway has other functions:
- NAT (DNAT / SNAT)
- VPN (Client & Site)
- Load balancer
All functions can be configured as needed in real time via web portal.
The connections both inside VDC and outside can be configured in an extremely versatile way.
Networks of the type "isolated & forwarded" can be created very easily. To create a virtual Layer-3 architecture, simply attach Edge Gateways.
In addition, there is the possibility of connections via MPLS, SD-WAN, physical fiber optic lines directly to your VDC.