Deliver infrastructure, along with applications such as SAP, Oracle, big data and mobile apps, across all clouds in minutes with a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) from VMware, the proven and trusted market leader in virtualization. Building on vSphere, the industry’s thinnest hypervisor, VMware offers a fully integrated SDDC for better performance, security and scalability that extends from your data center to the major public cloud services.
Get more out of your hardware and lower your capital expenses with VMware vSphere, which provides a density advantage over the competition through sophisticated multilayered memory management and highly effective cluster-level virtual machine load balancing, increasing the number of virtual machines that can run per host and reducing the number of servers and software licenses you need.
Respond faster to changing business requirements and free up IT to focus on innovation and the line of business with a VMware SDDC, which provides greater operational efficiency enabled by self-service, automation and rapid deployment of IT resources with full policy compliance.
Empower your IT staff to focus on transformation, not maintenance, using the superior management and policy-based automation that make VMware infrastructure more efficient to administer.
Make “cloud bursting” a reality using flexible and scalable hybrid clouds from VMware with cross-cloud services that securely and easily extend across private, public and managed clouds.
Automate and manage compute, networking and storage though a single policy-based platform.
Confidently deploy your biggest workloads and enjoy full cross-cloud interoperability.
Take advantage of fully encrypted VMs in motion and at rest, and no dependency on a general-purpose operating system.
Small-code footprint, fast-automated, image-based updates with rollback capabilities minimize the need for patching.
Achieve greater efficiency and VM density with multilayered memory technology.
Perform live migrations across remote data centers and cloud providers.
More than 75,000 software partners are available globally to help you deploy VMware-based business solutions and more than 4,000 vCloud Air Network partners offer VMware-based hybrid cloud services.
vSphere supports 85 guest operating systems and is certified with more than 5,000 software applications.
OSIS, a Cincinnati-based cloud-hosting company for NextGen, a healthcare management application used by nonprofit community healthcare centers, migrated from its error-plagued Microsoft Hyper-V platform to vSphere with Operations Management. The results: OSIS eliminated downtime at the infrastructure level, reduced its hardware footprint and freed IT from the low-value tasks of maintenance and troubleshooting.
VMware scores highest in every virtualization use case assessed by Gartner.
– Gartner - Critical Capabilities for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, August 2016
VMware is positioned furthest in Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision in the Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, and has been since the report's inception.
VMware customers are virtualizing Oracle, SQL Server, SAP and other complex, resource-intensive applications on VMware SDDC infrastructure reliably and economically.
"Photon might be my new favorite thing and my new favorite method of quickly deploying applications…Photon proves to me that VMware still has it.”
The Virtues of vSphere
VMware vSphere features a better architecture for better performance, scale and reliability.
VMware invented x86 virtualization and is still innovating. Check out this in-depth comparison to Hyper-V and KVM to see how vSphere with Operations Management leads the others.
“VMware ESXi has amassed a user base that includes 73.1 percent of the organizations in Spiceworks, compared to a 22.5 percent adoption rate for Microsoft Hyper-V. Only 6 percent of organizations are using other hypervisors such as Xen.”
Gartner has positioned VMware the furthest in the Leaders quadrant of the 2016 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure - a position we've held since the report’s inception.
According to CRN, VMware is the only software company in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking, and we're ranked first in vision.
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"VMware has a wide lead on supporting containers. It has a well-thought-out offering called vSphere Integrated Containers that also works alongside Docker." - TechTarget