What is vSphere?

vSphere is the industry-leading compute virtualization platform, and your first step to application modernization. It has been rearchitected with native Kubernetes to allow customers to modernize the 70 million+ workloads now running on vSphere. Now, modern containerized applications can be run alongside existing enterprise applications in a simple and unified manner using vSphere with Tanzu.

Introduction to vSphere with Tanzu

The fastest way to get started with Kubernetes workloads on existing infrastructure.

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Modernize Workloads Running on vSphere

Drop-in enterprise-grade Kubernetes into existing infrastructure within 1 hour.

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Benefits of vSphere

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Deliver Developer-Ready Infrastructure

Drop-in enterprise-grade Kubernetes on existing infrastructure within an hour using the newly introduced vSphere with Tanzu. Align DevOps and IT teams, and simplify cloud operations.

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Scale Without Compromise

Deliver industry-leading Monster VMs designed for SAP HANA, Epic Operational Databases, and more. Scale your vSphere infrastructure to support 50% more hosts per cluster.

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Simplify Operations

Deliver AI/ML infrastructure using GPUs. Simplify software upgrades, patching and firmware updates, and secure your hybrid cloud infrastructure using intrinsic security.

Spotlight 

The Fastest Way to Get Started with Kubernetes Workloads

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The Fastest Way to Get Started with Kubernetes Workloads

Get an in-depth look at the new vSphere with Tanzu and learn how to quickly deliver developer-ready infrastructure.

The Best Way to Run Kubernetes Workloads at Scale

The Best Way to Run Kubernetes Workloads at Scale

Explore VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu, the simplest way to deploy full-stack infrastructure for Kubernetes workloads.

 

 

Key Features and Benefits of vSphere 7

Learn about the latest capabilities of vSphere that enable unified management of containers and virtual machines on existing infrastructure.

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Keep Learning at vSphere Academy

Our hub for vSphere admins includes lightboard videos, demos, and more. Hear what’s new and coming soon, directly from VMware experts.

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Choose a Solution to Run Kubernetes Workloads

Which VMware solution is right for you? Compare and contrast vSphere with Tanzu and VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu.

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Announcing Project Monterey: Redefining Hybrid Cloud Architecture

Learn how VMware Cloud Foundation evolves for next-generation applications with advanced enhancements in hardware, performance, manageability, and security.

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Are You a vSphere User? Try VMware Carbon Black Workloads for Free


Secure your vSphere environment with workload protection that's purpose-built for the modern data center. This cloud-native solution provides a reduced attack surface, increased visibility, and simplified operations for your most critical assets.

 

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Solutions 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

Take advantage of the elastic infrastructure for AI/ML applications using cloud pools of hardware accelerators such as GPUs.

Big Data and Modern Data Applications

Simplify your big data infrastructure management while making it more cost effective. Minimize downtime with uniform, cost-effective failover protection; easily organize, prioritize, and share data center resources for intelligent decision making.

Remote Office and Branch Offices (ROBO)

Manage your remote and branch offices with little or no local IT staff. Enable rapid provisioning of servers, minimization of host configuration drift, and visibility into regulatory compliance across multiple sites.

High Performance Computing (HPC)

Get insights faster with infrastructure on demand, centralized management, data governance and control of sensitive data. The scale out edition of vSphere is custom-built with high performance computing workloads in mind.

Customer Success

Make-A-Wish Moves to the Cloud to Grant Wishes Faster

“As we continue to grow the partnership and work with VMware, it’s enabling us to become more efficient in our processes and allows us to grant more wishes.”

– Travis Gibson, Director of IT Infrastructure, Security and Operations, Make-A-Wish America

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JM Financial Gets an IT Upgrade with a One-Stop Solution

"Deploying vSphere and vSAN got rid of the legacy three-tier architecture. We can now adopt a simplified hyperconverged scalable architecture which helped us in reducing the TCO by 15% and cost of future expansion.”

- Aket Dingal, Senior Vice President, Head of IT, and Chief Information Security Officer, JM Financial Asset Management Limited

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Airtel Achieves Next-Generation Cloud in a Software-Defined World

“With the help of VMware, Bharti Airtel successfully transitioned from a legacy IT environment to a modern, fully virtualized environment which had network, compute and storage working in tandem. This modern cloud infrastructure is now able to run a significant proportion of their mission critical workloads. ”

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Compare vSphere Editions

Find the best option for your virtual infrastructure and cloud platform.

  • Standard: Server Consolidation and Business Continuity
  • Enterprise Plus: Resource Management, Simplified Lifecycle Management, Intrinsic Security, Resiliency and Performance for Enhanced Applications

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Explore options for highly available IT infrastructure for Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO) sites.

  • ROBO Standard: Business Continuity and Backup Features
  • ROBO Advanced: Standardization of Host Configurations
  • ROBO Enterprise: Data Security Through Encryption

Compare vSphere ROBO Editions and Features

 

Additional Resources:

vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
Overview
vSphere Standard Server Consolidation and Business Continuity
vSphere Enterprise Plus Resource Management, Enhanced Application Availability, and Performance
License Entitlement
vSphere Standard Per CPU
vSphere Enterprise Plus Per CPU
vCenter Server Standard (sold separately)
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus