What is VMware Cloud Director Availability?

VMware Cloud Director Availability is a powerful solution built to offer simple, secure, self-serve and cost-effective onboarding, migration, and disaster recovery services “to” or “between” multi-tenant VMware clouds. It is available for partners on a rental as well as managed services model. Key Features include 1Min RPO, Continuous data protection, Failover testing, Advanced retention policy, DR & Migration Plan.

Who Uses VMware Cloud Director Availability?

VCDA is designed for managed service providers (MSPs) and Cloud Providers of all sizes that offer multi-tenanted cloud solutions to protect and migrate end customer workloads.

Where can VMware Cloud Director Availability be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Linux (Desktop), Windows (On-Premise), Linux (On-Premise), Chromebook (Desktop)

About the vendor

  • VMware
  • Founded in 1989
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh and 83 others

Languages

Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and 3 others

VMware Cloud Director Availability pricing

Starting Price:

Not provided by vendor
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

VMware Cloud Director Availability does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. VMware Cloud Director Availability paid version starts at N/A.

About the vendor

  • VMware
  • Founded in 1989
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh and 83 others

Languages

Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and 3 others

VMware Cloud Director Availability videos and images

VMware Cloud Director Availability Software - Dashboard
VMware Cloud Director Availability Software - Service Levels
VMware Cloud Director Availability Software - Flexible Profiles
VMware Cloud Director Availability Software - Replication
VMware Cloud Director Availability Software - Live usage
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VMware Cloud Director Availability video
VMware Cloud Director Availability Software - Dashboard
VMware Cloud Director Availability Software - Service Levels
VMware Cloud Director Availability Software - Flexible Profiles
VMware Cloud Director Availability Software - Replication
VMware Cloud Director Availability Software - Live usage

Features of VMware Cloud Director Availability

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Anomaly/Malware Detection
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Cloud Backup
  • Compliance Management
  • Compression
  • Data Replication
  • Device Management
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Encryption
  • Incremental Backup
  • Monitoring
  • Plan Development
  • Policy Management
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Server Monitoring
  • User Management

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Reviews of VMware Cloud Director Availability

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.5
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
64%
4
36%
Angella W.
Angella W.
Financial Director in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Machinery, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Tool used to test new technologies and services.

5 4 weeks ago New

Comments: In one case, good protection is achieved by providing automated recovery methods before disasters strike. It generates a lot of peace of mind to be able to count on this system in our organization, the characteristics are incredible.

Pros:

Simple and safe against any bugs, it can be downloaded fast and easy to use, it is stable because it is a multi-user software, which is very good to have.

Cons:

It is a complex platform as it requires a lot of local disk space to make it work, the benefits are very good, just minor limitations that are quickly overcome.

Philippe G.
CTO in France
Computer & Network Security, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

A very nice solution

5 2 weeks ago New

Pros:

Easy to use, reliable, highly configurable, robust

Cons:

Alerting and monitoring not very easy to implement and follow

Mee J.
account in UK
Banking, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

yes

4 2 weeks ago New

Pros:

good software and was very accessible and this has enhanced various skills

Cons:

price was abit much and thought that this can be improved

Duncan W.
Cloud Architect in US
Information Technology & Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Polished and Feature Rich

5 2 months ago

Comments: The product is very polished and feature rich and pre-integrated into the VMware ecosystem. There is also great documentation and network diagrams already out there which will speed up the project to deploy this to production. The migrations are included at no additional charge which is a huge benefit to adoption of our cloud platform.

Pros:

The deployment process was very smooth and takes less than an hour even with a fully distributed environment. Also, integration with Cloud Director and vCenter server was seamless and automatic, even with self-signed certificates which are the default.

Cons:

Cloud Director must be present on one of the sides of a protection. It would be nice to allow VCDA to function without VCD and support our standalone vSphere and VCF environments.

Alternatives Considered: Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, Zerto Virtual Replication and Veeam Backup & Replication

Reasons for Switching to VMware Cloud Director Availability: Continuous replication instead of snapshot based replication provides less of an impact on customer workloads. The price was far cheaper than Zerto while still achieving near real-time RPOs.

Carroline achieng O.
Carroline achieng O.
Sales Consultant at Absa Life Assurance Kenya Limited, Absa Group in Kenya
Verified LinkedIn User
Financial Services, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Rich and outrageous Disaster recovery product for multiple environments

5 4 weeks ago New

Comments: VMware Cloud Director Availability has provided me with the best experience anyone would ask for. The customer support is amazing and the dashboard is well organized which makes the entire architecture and user interface clean and understandable.

Pros:

The ability to reverse fail overs of apps is epic, reliable and very useful in recovering from data loss damages. It is rich in quality features and has an enormous accessibility making it possible for one to use it based on your needs. It offers an encrypted asynchronous replication Vmare Vsphere environment to ensure security.

Cons:

The only downside about VMware Cloud Director Availability is the large storage space it consumes. It requires a lot of RAM space in order to function adequately.