VMware vSphere

Transform traditional infrastructure and build a flexible, efficient datacenter with industry-leading VMware vSphere®.

Based on a reliable and secure hypervisor architecture, vSphere enables you to deliver IT resources as needed. vSphere pools your datacenter resources such as CPU, memory, storage, and networking into a seamless fabric of virtual capacity that allows you to dramatically lower capital and operating costs, significantly reduce complexity and run business-critical applications with confidence—all at the lowest total cost of ownership.

When you virtualize with vSphere, you can transform your IT infrastructure into a private cloud, then bridge on-demand to public clouds, delivering IT infrastructure as an easily accessible service. VMware vCloud® Suite, the industry's only complete, integrated cloud infrastucture suite, is built on vSphere.

Whether you're just getting started with server virtualization or looking to further your journey to the cloud by virtualizing business-critical applications, there has never been a better time to expand your virtualization deployment. One hundred percent of the world's Global Fortune 100 companies have virtualized with VMware. And 97% of VMware customers have already virtualized one or more of their business-critical applications¹ with confidence.

Shouldn't you? Get started now and start benefiting from the best virtualization and cloud infrastructure platform available today.

¹ VMware Customer Benchmarking Study, Worldwide Report, August 2012.


Benefits of Server Virtualization

featuring Gartner's VP Distinguished Analyst Tom Bittman

Key Features

Compute: Virtualize x86 server resources and aggregate them into logical pools that can be precisely allocated to multiple workloads.

Storage: Storage services abstract away from the complexity of back-end storage systems and enable the most efficient utilization of storage in virtual environments.

Network: vSphere virtual networking provides network services optimized for the virtual environment, along with simplified adminstration and management.

Availability: Increase availability of all aspects of your infrastructure, including applications, storage resources, infrastructure and management.

Security: VMware offers the most robust and secure virtualization platform available. Protect virtual machines with an application-aware firewall. Eliminate anti-virus (AV) footprint in virtual machines and improve AV-scan performance by offloading AV functions to a hardened security virtual machine.

Automation: Automation provides accurate, consistent and repeatable solutions that save IT administrators time and effort.

Key Benefits

Maximize IT Efficiency: Achieve high consolidation ratios and improve hardware utilization from 5 percent to 15 percent to 80 percent or more—without sacrificing performance.

Reduce Costs: Reduce capital expenditures by up to 70 percent and operational expenditures by up to 30 percent to achieve 20–30 percent lower IT infrastructure costs for each application running on vSphere.

Increase Availability and Control: Automate the enforcement of service-level agreements to ensure availability, scalability and performance of entrprise applications.

Empower Your IT Department with Choice: Deliver applications and business services on-demand with the freedom to choose your hardware, application architecture, operating system, and private or public cloud infrastructure.

Dynamic Datacenter Infrastructure: IT teams operating traditional environments are often consumed by deploying and managing physical infrastructure, rather than optimizing it. Use the virtualization capabilities in vSphere to achieve significant operational efficiencies and cost savings so that you can shift from being reactive to proactive. By pooling your resources and consolidating your infrastructure, vSphere enables you to deploy faster through automation.

Remote Office Infrastructure: Managing the complexities of multiple sites and offices can be challenging for central IT teams. Extend and simplify IT across your various sites with vSphere. Standardize deployments and control your virtual environment remotely by connecting multiple VMware vCenter™ Server instances together for enhanced management, licensing and operations capabilities, as well as disaster recovery.

Foundation for Cloud Computing: Whether or not you're ready for the cloud today, it's important to establish a future-proof foundation in your datacenter. Virtualize with vSphere to move forward with the cloud deployment model of your choice—your cloud—at your pace. Virtualize any application workload—from today's business-critical applications, such as SAP®, Oracle® and Microsoft® Exchange, to tomorrow's cloud applications.

Foundation for Virtual Desktop: The proliferation of various devices coupled with the need for mobile access is dramatically changing the IT landscape. Virtualize with vSphere to establish a foundation that enables you to extend the value of virtualization to the desktop through VMware View™. Give your users access to a virtual desktop from anywhere, with any device.

American Tire Distributors: Embraced VMware virtualization as an enabling technology to drive availability, improve hardware capacity utilization of application servers—then worked with House of Brick Technologies to extend VMware to its Oracle RAC database environment.

Repsol: Migrated its SAP application servers to a platform that allowed reduced deployment times, greater flexibility and reliability as well as cost reductions through virtualization, thereby fulfilling the company's internal policies for improving its management processes.

LG Chem: Switched to a virtualized VMware architecture based on x86 servers and gained flexibility, scalability and the added benefit of lower deployment and running costs.

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