VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension is a standalone middleware service that provides object storage capabilities to VMware Cloud Director users. During the installation and configuration, the user interface of VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension registers as a plug-in to VMware Cloud Director. As a result, you can access VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension from the VMware Cloud Director cloud provider admin portal and the VMware Cloud Director tenant portal.

By integrating with VMware Cloud Director, VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension provides you the capability to store and share unstructured data within your VMware Cloud Director organization. You can also use VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension for backup and archiving purposes.

You can use VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension to store the following data types:
  • Media files (images, audio, and video)
  • Static Web content (HTML, CSS, JS, and ICO)
  • Read-only documents (PDF)
  • Backup and archives

The following diagram illustrates a high-level architecture of VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension.

The architecture diagram displays the connections between VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension and all external components, such as VMware Cloud Director, your Storage Cluster, and any S3 API client.