What is Data Center Virtualization?


Data center virtualization is the process of creating a modern data center that is highly scalable, available and secure. With data center virtualization products that are software defined and highly automated, you can increase IT agility and create a seamless foundation to manage private and public cloud services alongside traditional on-premises infrastructure.

Benefits of Data Center Virtualization with VMware

Modernize for Cloud

Modernize for Cloud

Support future evolution with a consistent software stack on-prem that can expand into the public cloud and edge.

Eliminate Silos

Eliminate Silos

Leverage existing investments for use in new cloud environments while eliminating vertical infrastructure silos.

Operate Efficiently

Operate Efficiently

Reduce TCO with automated performance management, optimized capacity utilization, proactive planning and reduced mean time to resolution (MTTR).

VMware Products for Data Center Virtualization

Modern data centers are fully virtualized, software defined and highly automated, providing consistent infrastructure and application delivery across a hybrid cloud environment. You can begin your virtual data center journey with server virtualization. The next steps involve adding storage and network virtualization, moving toward a fully virtualized software-defined data center architecture. This means virtualized compute, storage, networking, security and management all on one consistent foundation.

Server Virtualization

Ensure a common operating environment across hybrid cloud with the industry-leading virtualization platform. Use existing virtualization tools to ensure consistent operations from edge to core to cloud. 


Explore vSphere

Private & Hybrid Cloud

Integrate cloud infrastructure and management services that are consistent and secure for private and public cloud.


Explore VMware Cloud Foundation

Storage Virtualization and Availability

Extend virtualization to storage with a secure, integrated hyperconverged solution that is flexible and multi-cloud ready. Manage, compute, and storage within a single platform to improve business agility.


Explore vSAN

Private & Hybrid Cloud

Deliver a seamless hybrid cloud by extending your on-premises vSphere environment to the AWS Cloud.


Explore VMware Cloud on AWS

Network and Security Virtualization

Connect and protect applications across your data center and multi-cloud, regardless of where your applications run. Ensure intrinsic security, with data protection at rest and in-flight.


Explore NSX Data Center

Private & Hybrid Cloud

Get simple, secure and scalable infrastructure delivered as a service to data center and edge locations.


Explore VMware Cloud on Dell EMC

Cloud Management

Build an agile, efficient cloud infrastructure with application-focused management. vCloud Suite includes vSphere for compute virtualization plus the complete vRealize Suite for automated multi-cloud management.


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Related Solutions 

Software-Defined Data Center

Liberate IT services from the complexity and rigidity of specialized hardware through complete data center virtualization. Gain a true cloud-era infrastructure that delivers unmatched business agility, the highest SLAs, simpler operations and lower costs.

Remote Work Technology

Support a remote workforce with a modern, flexible network and access strategy that extends to the edge. From disaster recovery to business continuity, rely on technology that provides a secure, digital-first infrastructure.