Optimize Your Business-Critical Workloads

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. 


"IBM is the very first partner in the VMware Cloud Providers to deliver cloud services powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, VMware’s new unified SDDC platform for the hybrid cloud.” – Simon Kofkin-Hansen, CTO, Hybrid Cloud, IBM

Lowest TCO

Lower CapEx

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.

Increase Agility

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.

Lower OpEx

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.

Run on Any Cloud

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.

Most Robust Platform

Comprehensive Virtualization

Automate and manage compute, networking and storage though a single policy-based platform.

Increased Scalability

Confidently deploy your biggest workloads and enjoy full cross-cloud interoperability.

Built-in Security

Take advantage of fully encrypted VMs in motion and at rest, and no dependency on a general-purpose operating system.

Reduced Patching

Small-code footprint, fast-automated, image-based updates with rollback capabilities minimize the need for patching.

Advanced Memory Management

Achieve greater efficiency and VM density with multilayered memory technology.

Long-Distance vMotion

Perform live migrations across remote data centers and cloud providers.

Broad Support and Choice

More than 75,000 software partners are available globally to help you deploy VMware-based business solutions and more than 4,000 VMware Cloud Providers partners offer VMware-based hybrid cloud services.

Support for the Software You Use

vSphere supports 85 guest operating systems and is certified with more than 5,000 software applications.

Perfect Health: OSIS Provides 100 Percent Uptime for Its Healthcare Clients with VMware


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.  

  • Reduced infrastructure downtime to zero.
  • Improved IT efficiency.
  • Increased agility.

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*End of Availability of vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus is February 1, 2019


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.


*End of Availability of vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus is February 1, 2019

Compare Costs

See for yourself! Compare the true costs of server virtualization and private cloud solutions from VMware and Microsoft.

The Best Platform for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Drive radical efficiency gains with converged SDDC services in vSphere.

Better VM Density Reduces CapEx


Advanced vSphere memory management and efficiency let you run your workloads on fewer servers.


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A Superior Hypervisor


Reduce time spent validating and applying patches with the vSphere bare metal architecture. Break free from hypervisors built on a bloated general-purpose OS. 

What Press and Analysts Say 

Praise from Spiceworks

“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.” 

The Perennial Virtualization Leader

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.

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Strongest Vision for Network Virtualization

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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