VMware vSphere is the industry-leading virtualization platform for building cloud infrastructures. VMware vSphere accelerates the shift to cloud computing for existing datacenters. It also underpins compatible public cloud offerings, paving the way for the industry's only hybrid cloud model. With the introduction of VMware vSphere 5, VMware is evolving the product's licensing model to give customers the opportunity to move to a more cloud-like, "pay for consumption" approach to IT. The changes lay the foundation for a more modern IT cost model that is based on consumption and value rather than components and capacity. The vSphere licensing model continues to be based on processor licenses and eliminates the restrictive physical entitlements of CPU cores and physical RAM per server, replacing them with a single virtualization-based entitlement of pooled virtual memory (vRAM).
VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit adds features such as vSphere vMotion, vSphere HA and vSphere data recovery to VMware vSphere Essentials to enable always-on IT for the small environment. VMware vSphere Essentials Plus is ideal for small businesses that, in addition to hardware and operating cost savings, are also looking for maximization of application availability and business continuity with a low upfront investment.
Reduce costs and maximize it efficiency
Dramatically reduce capital and operational expenses, while minimizing any potential lost revenue associated with downtime, outages and failures. VMware vSphere is proven to comprehensively virtualize server, storage, and networking resources, reducing capital and operational expenses per application by more than 50-percent. Organizations can achieve consolidation ratios of more than 15:1, while increasing efficiency through management automation and the dynamic allocation of resources to business-critical applications across internal and external cloud infrastructures.
Increase IT control through service-level automation
Automate the enforcement of service-level agreements to ensure the availability, security and scalability of business-critical applications. VMware vSphere shields application owners from the complexity of servers, storage and network infrastructure - enabling them to focus on delivering business value. The result is an automated, controlled and resilient IT environment that responds rapidly to changing business requirements.