Eliminate Over-Provisioning

Increase Server Utilization

Get more out of your existing hardware by consolidating x86 servers with VMware vSphere®. In the traditional "one workload, one box" approach to server provisioning, most servers operate at just five to 15 percent of their total load capacity, which results in over-provisioning and under-utilization. You can decrease server sprawl and increase utilization by converting your x86 servers into virtual machines that run independently from the underlying hardware.

Each virtual machine represents a complete system that can run Windows, Linux, Solaris and NetWare operating systems and software applications; many virtual machines can run independently on the same physical server at the same time. Running multiple workloads on highly configured x86 servers allows you to increase the utilization of your server hardware from 10 to 15 percent to as much as 80 percent.

Download the free VMware® vCenter™ Converter™ utility to convert physical machines to virtual machines as well as to convert virtual machine formats.

Reduce Hardware Requirements

Using VMware vSphere® with Operations Management™, your organization can reduce the IT hardware in your data center. Each host server running vSphere can support more than 300 virtual machines. Many organizations run as many as 10 applications on a single piece of hardware, reducing their hardware requirements by a 15:1 ratio.

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Cut Hardware and Operating Costs

Consolidating your hardware means that you need fewer servers in your data center,which means you will spend less on hardware and maintenanceand less onenergy for power and cooling. VMware virtualization can help your organization save more than $3,000 annually for each server you virtualize.

You can also shift IT resources and budgets away from tactical maintenance to strategic projects. Through automation, VMware vSphere and the vCenter product family simplify tedious day-to-day tasks like provisioning, hardware maintenance and performance management. This reduces the cost and complexity of managing IT in your data center.