VMware: The Catalog Service Menu Strategy for Cloud Providers — Part 2
By Guy Bartram
In part one of our two-part series, we discussed how a service catalog can bring a cloud provider closer to its consumer. It discussed how VMware approaches catalogs for its platform services and how you, as a service provider, can leverage its approach for an ideal strategy.
In part two, we’re going to discuss how you can leverage VMware vRealize Automation and VMware vCloud Director Service Provider for commonality, sustainability and extensibility.
Let’s see how:
Is there commonality in both these platform’s catalog capabilities?
Both VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) and VMware vCloud Director Service Provider (vCD-SP) cloud platforms utilize extensibility via vRealize Orchestration (vRO) and plugins from the VMware Solution Exchange. Fitting the ‘ideal’ approach, this allows a provider to access more building blocks and drive more intelligence into a service, such as Configuration Management with integration to Puppet, Chef,…
Read the entire article here, The Catalog Service Menu Strategy for Cloud Providers — Part 2
via the fine folks at VMware!