VMware releases vCloud Director 1.5 Appliance
For anybody who’s installed VMware vCloud Director before you probably know how much of a pain it was to set up. Everything seemed to require something else and Oracle? Ugh. Now VMware has released an ovf that can be deployed which includes what you need to setup and run vCloud Director 1.5. You can download it here: https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/?p=vcloud-director15&lp=default
You might also want to check out the new vCloud Director 1.5 evaluation guide here: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMW-vCloud-Director1_5-EvalGuide.pdf
For those new to vCloud Director:
VMware vCloud Director is a software solution that enables enterprises to build secure, multi-tenant private clouds by pooling infrastructure resources into virtual datacenters and exposing them to users through Web-based portals and programmatic interfaces as fully automated, catalog-based services. By building secure and cost-effective private clouds with VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud Director, internal IT organizations can act as true service providers for the businesses they support, driving innovation and agility while increasing IT efficiency and enhancing security. This solution provides a pragmatic path to cloud computing by giving customers the power to leverage existing investments and the flexibility to extend capacity between clouds.