Multitenancy defines the isolation of resources and networks to deliver applications with quality. Because multiple tenants share the resource infrastructure, secure multitenancy can be enabled by using VMware Cloud Director in a single cloud island and across distributed clouds. In addition to the built-in workload and resource optimization capabilities, predictive optimization can be enabled with analytics by using features such as vSphere DRS.

CSPs can converge their resource infrastructures across their IT and Network clouds enabling a multitenancy IaaS realization over it. Consumption models can serve both internal and external tenants over the common shared infrastructure to deploy and operate their respective workloads and services. Network, compute, and storage isolation with QoS are the design objective discussed in this section.

Figure 1. Multi-Tenancy with VMware Cloud Director
Multi-Tenancy with VMware Cloud Director