Get the Bare-Metal Hypervisor with the Smallest Footprint
Running multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine lowers your capital expenditures by reducing your hardware, power and cooling costs. vSphere Hypervisor requires minimal configuration and can be up and running in just minutes.
vSphere Hypervisor is OS-independent with a thin architecture and has an install footprint of only 144 MB, offering unparalleled security and reliability. Most hypervisors on the market rely on a general purpose operating system to perform core virtualization tasks. This means that their virtual machines are only as reliable as the general purpose operating system. vSphere Hypervisor installs directly on the physical server and has no reliance on a general purpose operating system. This bare-metal architecture allows you to avoid the security hardening, user access control, anti-virus tasks and patching associated with a typical operating system. What does that mean to you? Up to 10 times fewer patches, a 95% reduced disk footprint and a significant reduction in management overhead.
An Enterprise-Ready Hypervisor Built on the Same Foundation as vSphere
Recognized as the industry's most robust and production-proven hypervisor, vSphere Hypervisor has built-in security, with solutions designed specifically for virtualized environments. vSphere Hypervisor supports over 80 guest operating systems and has broad hardware compatibility. It provides all the power, reliability and performance you need to get started. Use vSphere Hypervisor to power your email, databases, ERP and other resource-intensive applications. And upgrading to more advanced vSphere Editions is as easy as adding a license file whenever you're ready to add centralized management, live migration, automatic load balancing, business continuity, power management and much more.