VMware to announce vCloud Request Manager

A couple of days ago, the well-known virtualization expert Eric Sloof broke the news about an upcoming addition to the recently released VMware vCloud Director (vCD).
The product, apparently called vCloud Request Manager (codename Project Sydney), adds a layer of IT governance to vCD, by offering the followign capabilities:

  • An approval workflows to monitor and authorize provisioning requests
  • A tracking system for software license usage as vApps are commissioned and decommissioned
  • A configuration management system to apply standardized settings on vCloud Director “Organizations” through the use of policies called “Blueprints”

The product, which will be announced next week, should be available later during this quarter of the year.