You can dramatically improve the availability, performance and utilization of your IT resources through VMware virtualization, where the hardware resources of a single computer are used by multiple virtual machines. Each virtual machine is isolated from the others, eliminating potential conflicts. Virtualizing a single physical computer is great, but the real power of virtualization comes into play when you build an entire virtual infrastructure, improving application availability and agility while simplifying management. VMware offers the highest performing and most scalable virtualization platform in the industry for even the most
resource-intensive business critical applications at the lowest TCO.
- Build your infrastructure on the most trusted virtualization platform
- Run even your most resource intensive business critical applications
- Reduce both capital and operating expenses for the lowest TCO
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See Why VMware has the Most Trusted Platform
While others like to say hypervisors are just a commodity and all virtualization platforms are the same, we beg to differ. Our vSphere hypervisor takes a radically different approach to virtualization and was the first "bare metal" hypervisor back in 2001. While other hypervisors rely a broad operating system, we eliminated any dependence on a general-purpose operating system or management console, stripping the code down to a tiny 144MB disk footprint.
Why Should You Care How Large the Hypervisor Is?
A smaller hypervisor reduces the attack surface for external threats and drastically lowers the number of unrelated patches required, giving you a more reliable product and a more secure datacenter. Any flaw or vulnerability of the parent operating system directly affects those other hypervisors, even if the flaw is in a component unrelated to virtualization. vSphere's thin hypervisor architecture also means it can run stateless for easier deployment onto bare-metal hosts, easier configuration management and simpler (and less) patching. We also build ecurity directly into the hypervisor, protecting virtual machines without bulky agents. See why VMware vSphere provides the most robust and reliable foundation for the datacenter.
While we are proud of our past innovations and thankful for the many awards we've received, we are not resting our on our laurels. We have a vision of software-driven datacenters in the future and continually find ways to improve our platform, making it easier to manage your infrastructure and make your hardware more efficient.
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