The vSphere platform is the best foundation for your applications, your cloud and your business
vSphere helps you get the best performance, availability, and efficiency from your infrastructure and applications. It’s the ideal foundation for any cloud environment.
vSphere with Operations Management takes vSphere to the next level with intelligent operations and consistent management. It provides you better insights, resulting in better performance and availability.
Efficiency through utilisation and automation
Achieve consolidation ratios of 15:1 or more and improve hardware utilisation from 5–15 percent to as much as 80 percent or more—without sacrificing performance.
Maximise uptime across your cloud infrastructure
Reduce unplanned downtime and eliminate planned downtime for server and storage maintenance.
Dramatically lower IT costs
Reduce capital expenditures by up to 70% and operational expenditures by up to 30% to achieve 20–30% lower IT infrastructure costs for each application running on vSphere.
Agility with control
Respond quickly to changing business needs without sacrificing security or control, and deliver zero-touch infrastructure with built-in availability, scalability and performance guarantees for all business-critical applications running on vSphere.
Freedom of choice
Use a common, standards based platform to leverage existing IT assets alongside next-generation IT services, and enhance vSphere through open APIs with solutions from a global ecosystem of leading technology providers.
A robust, high-performance virtualisation layer that abstracts server hardware resources and makes them shareable by multiple virtual machines.
Distributed Resources Scheduler (DRS)
Aligns compute resources with business priorities through automatic load balancing across hosts. Optimises power consumption by turning off hosts during lower load periods.
Eliminates application downtime due to planned server maintenance by migrating live virtual machines between hosts, across clusters, distributed switches, vCenter Servers and over long distances of up to 100 ms RTT.
Big Data Extensions
Runs Hadoop workloads on vSphere to achieve higher utilisation, reliability and agility.
NVIDIA GRID vGPU
GRID vGPU brings the full benefit of NVIDIA hardware-accelerated graphics to virtualized solutions.
Management and Operations
Provides unified and easy-to-use management capabilities purpose-built for vSphere.
Offers better insights with intelligent operations that adapt to your environment.
Safely automate operations with increased control.
Intelligent Workload Balancing
Visualise capacity utilisation with workloads across clusters, vCenters, and data centers.
Workload Capacity Optimisation
Ensures environments are right-sized based on their workload demands.
Provides centralised management for the vSphere platform.
Lets you assemble workflows using an easy drag-and-drop interface.
Delivers high availability across your entire virtualised IT environment without the cost or complexity of traditional clustering solutions.
Provides continuous availability for applications (up to 4-vCPUs) with zero data loss in the event of server failures.
Delivers storage-efficient backups through patented variable-length deduplication, rapid recovery and WAN-optimised replication for DR.
Eliminates third-party replication costs through built-in vSphere replication.
Allows you to deploy and patch vSphere hosts in minutes.
Lets you create a profile once and then use it to configure multiple vSphere hosts.
Reduces time spent on routine remediation by automating the tracking, patching and updating of vSphere hosts.
Manage VM templates, vApps, ISO images and scripts with ease from a central repository.
Cloud API Integration
OpenStack API Integration
Leverage VMware Integrated OpenStack with your existing vSphere expertise and infrastructure to provide developers with OpenStack API’s.
Eliminates anti-virus footprints in virtual machines and improves AV scan performance by offloading functions to a security virtual appliance.
Provides smart virtual machine placement and load-balancing based on I/O latency and storage capacity.
Enables abstraction for external storage (SAN and NAS) devices making them VM-aware.
Storage-Policy Based Management
Allows common management across storage tiers and dynamic storage class of service automation via a policy-driven control plane.
Performs non-disruptive storage migration, eliminates virtual machine storage and I/O bottlenecks and frees up valuable storage capacity.
Storage I/O Control
Prioritises storage access by continuously monitoring I/O storage loads and dynamically allocating available I/O resources to virtual machines according to business needs.
Simplifies virtual machine provisioning and administration with a high-performance cluster file system optimised for virtual machines.
Storage Thin Provisioning
Increases virtual machine storage utilisation through dynamic allocation and intelligent provisioning of physical storage capacity.
APIs enhance storage awareness, data protection and array integration and let you leverage multi-pathing capabilities from third-party storage vendors.
Network I/O Control
Lets you define priority access to network resources according to established business rules.
Centralises network provisioning, administration and monitoring using data centre-wide network aggregation.