VMware vSphere, the industry's first cloud operating system, leverages the power of virtualization to transform datacenters into dramatically simplified cloud computing infrastructures and enables IT organizations to deliver the next generation of flexible and reliable IT services, using internal and external resources, securely and with low risk.
Building on the proven power of the VMware Infrastructure platform, used by more than 130,000 customers, VMware vSphere dramatically reduces capital and operating costs, and increases control over delivery of IT services while preserving the flexibility to choose between any type of OS, application and hardware, hosted in-house or using external resources.
With VMware vSphere providing the foundation for internal and external clouds, using federation and standards to bridge internal and external cloud infrastructures, organizations of all sizes can achieve the full benefits of cloud computing.
Consolidate and continuously optimize server, storage and network hardware
VMware vSphere eliminates server sprawl by running applications inside virtual machines on fewer servers and with more efficient use of storage and network resources. Organizations using VMware vSphere can achieve the highest consolidation ratios per server through its unique dynamic optimization and memory management capabilities. VMware vSphere reduces the complexity of hardware management through comprehensive virtualization of server, storage and networking hardware. VMware vSphere customers can slash capital expenses per application on the average by at least 50 percent, and operating (labor) costs by over 60 percent.
Improve business continuity through simple, cost effective high availability and disaster recovery
VMware vSphere helps create a secure, unbreakable infrastructure that keeps businesses running despite hardware failures or even entire datacenter outages. VMware vSphere not only eliminates application downtime due to planned server, storage or network maintenance activities, but also provides simple, cost effective high availability against unplanned downtime such as server failures. VMware vSphere also simplifies recovery from full datacenter outages, without the need for expensive redundant hardware.
Streamline IT operations
The VMware vSphere platform simplifies operational management of test, development and production environments, across many locations, remote and branch offices and including all types of applications and operating systems. VMware vSphere allows easy sharing and replacement of hardware resources and simplifies management through common sets of policies, operational procedures and automated management across disparate sets of applications and business users. VMware vSphere simplifies the provisioning of business services and ensures a uniform assurance of service levels regardless of physical infrastructure or the actual location of the services. This not only reduces operational overhead, but also allows for the portability of applications across internal or external cloud infrastructures without losing service levels or requiring customization.