Managing Users in VMware vCloud Air

Posted on August 7, 2015 by CloudThat | Comments(2)

Companies migrating onto the cloud have numerous users with various roles that manage the  infrastructure. User Management on cloud is therefore a vital part. It allows you to create and manage user accounts. You can have identity and fine grained access control by assigning specific permissions to each user. In an organization, there can be employees performing different type of actions on the infrastructure. For example, the developers need to start/stop servers for code deployment or test, whereas the account managers might want to do a different task like viewing the bills. User management can aid you to give these exact permissions. In vCloud Air, the Account Administrator has all the rights and privileges to create, manage, edit or delete the users. Hence in order to create a user for the VMware vCloud Air account, you must have Account Administrator access, an active email id and the role of the user. Following are the steps for adding a new user in VMware vCloud Air: 1. Login to your vCloud Air Account as Administrator. 2. On top right corner, click on Tools and choose Users. 3. Click Add User on the top menu. 4. Enter the details of user like First

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Comparison between VMware vCloud Air and Amazon Web Services

Posted on July 3, 2015 by CloudThat | Comments(0)

Being the market leaders in data center virtualization, VMware is a front runner when it comes to private clouds. They have gained that trust amongst their customers, something of which is helpful in this era of public clouds. The gradual growth in public cloud offerings has made VMware to scratch its head, since the top companies in public cloud offerings like AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud do not use VMware. To mention AWS, Rackspace, Linode use Xen. While Google Cloud uses Kernel based VM and Microsoft Azure uses Hyper-V. This was a concern for VMware to sustain their existence in the market as the leaders of virtualization. One effective solution was, why not come up with their own public cloud platform. This made VMware to introduce a public cloud platform known as vCloud Air, which is a growing IaaS in Cloud Computing. Because of its earlier reputation in virtualization, vCloud Air has put itself amongst the top companies in the public cloud market. VMware has a concrete foundation of their existing on-premise infrastructure like vSphere, which induces building of vCloud Air on the same foundation including the infrastructure, disaster recovery and various applications as service offerings. This helps VMware

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