VMware vSphere Overview

vSphere -- the Cost-effective and Comprehensive Virtualization Solution

Built upon a proven virtualization platform, vSphere is the next evolutionary step that provides the foundation for internal and external clouds, using federation and standards to bridge cloud infrastructures — creating a secure private cloud. Organizations of all sizes can achieve the full benefits of cloud computing, delivering the highest levels of application service agreements with the lowest total cost per application workload.

  • Slash capital and operational costs
    Through consolidating servers and containing additional hardware spend. VMware virtualization delivers improved utilization of their servers, resulting in fewer resources to manage, power, store, and buy – enabling small businesses to increase utilization rates for x86 servers from 5-15 percent up to 60-80 percent.
  • Enhance Staff Productivity and Business Responsiveness
    with VMware vSphere solutions which are easy to deploy, use, and manage.
  • Protect your Applications and Data
    Keep your business up and running with automated back up, application availability and disaster recovery across physical sites.

vSphere continues leading the virtualization technology with the industry's first cloud computing platform allowing IT the ability to deliver virtualization as a service.

VMware gives a 60-day free trial to get you completely hooked. Once you've virtualized and experienced the consolidation and availability benefits, you cannot go back!

VMware Essentials for the SMB:
VMware vSphere for small business is the most cost effective way to enable Always On IT – the high availability, reliability, and manageability of enterprise-class operations optimized for small and mid-sized businesses.

VMware vSphere Editions for the Mid-size & Enterprise Business:
Each edition includes an ESX and/or ESXi hypervisor as well as features to improve availability, protect data, and simplify operations. VMware vSphere 4 is available in English, German, Simplified Chinese and Japanese.

VMware vSphere Essentials EditionsThe SMB VMware vSphere Essentials editions:
VMware vSphere Essentials
Provides an all-in-one solution for small offices to consolidate and manage many application workloads while reducing hardware and operating costs with a low up-front investment.
Includes the ESX or ESXi Hypervisor, the Patch Manager (updates), the Management Agent, and the Management Server (vCenter server).

VMware vSphere Essentials Plus
Includes the features above and adds High Application Availability (HA) and Data Protection for a complete server consolidation and business continuity solution for the small office IT environment.
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For the Midsize and Enterprise Businesses, there are several editions:
VMware vSphere Standard
Offers basic consolidation of applications to slash hardware costs while accelerating application deployment.
Includes the Hypervisor, the Management Agent, High Availability (HA), and Thin Provisioning.

VMware vSphere Enterprise
Minimizes downtime, protects data, and automates resource management.
Includes the features above, while adding Dynamic Resource Allocation, Power Management, and Storage Live Migration.

VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus
Delivers the benefits of VMware vSphere and transforms your IT infrastructure into the next generation of flexible, reliable IT services.
Includes the features above, while adding Third Party Multipathing, Distributive Switch, and Host Configuration Controls.