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VMware Integrated OpenStack (VMware VIO)

This definition is part of our Essential Guide: VMworld 2015 conference coverage
Contributor(s): Tom Walat

VMware Integrated OpenStack (VMware VIO) is an OpenStack distribution tested and supported by VMware for companies that want to deploy and manage a private cloud on top of their vSphere infrastructure. VMware VIO aims to simplify the deployment of an OpenStack cloud by providing developers with OpenStack APIs to access the VMware virtualized infrastructure.

VMware provides the customer with an open virtualization format (OVF) package that is deployed in the vSphere Web Client to add a vCenter plugin to the OpenStack. By default, VMware VIO is configured with VMware High Availability through an automated setup.

VMware also provides technical support for VMware VIO if users have an issue with the OpenStack distribution.

VMware announced VMware VIO  at VMworld 2014.

This was last updated in January 2015

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Does the VMware Integrated OpenStack offering make you more inclined to try OpenStack?
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The VMware Integrated OpenStack most definitely pushed up towards adopting OpenStack could platforms. The ease of use with VMware makes OpenStack cloud services very user friendly and intuitive. The VMware gives an ease of use to workers who are not tech savvy, giving them more time to actually do the tasks at hand instead of grappling with learning the OpenStack methods. The VMware Integrated OpenStock offering is what made us decide to go with OpenStack.
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