What is VMware vSphere?

vSphere provides a powerful, flexible, and secure foundation for business agility that accelerates your digital transformation to hybrid cloud and success in the digital economy. With vSphere, you can support new workloads and use cases while keeping pace with the growing needs and complexity of your infrastructure. vSphere is the heart of a secure SDDC, securing applications, data, infrastructure, and access. Advanced security capabilities fully integrated into the hypervisor and powered by machine learning, provide better visibility, protection and faster response time for security incidences.
vSphere helps you run, manage, connect and secure your applications in a common operating environment across the hybrid cloud.

vSphere Platinum

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Introducing vSphere Platinum

Learn about the advanced security features delivered by the latest edition of the vSphere platform, vSphere Platinum.

Announcing VMware vSphere Platinum


Secure Applications and Infrastructure with vSphere Platinum

Secure Applications and Infrastructure with vSphere Platinum

Learn how vSphere Platinum delivers built-in security powered by machine learning.

Comprehensive Data Center Security

Holistic Security for your Datacenter with VMware SDDC

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eBook: Upgrading to vSphere 6.7

Read tips and tricks for planning and executing a successful upgrade.

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VMware vSphere Platinum – Heart of a Secure SDDC

VMware vSphere Platinum delivers comprehensive security for your datacenter

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vSphere 6.7 Upgrade

Learn the top 10 reasons to upgrade to vSphere 6.7

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Data Center Consolidation and Business Continuity 

Simplify data center operations and management at scale, increase business efficiency, and decrease CapEx and OpEx costs through virtualization. Extend on-premises environments to vSphere-based public clouds, such as VMware Cloud on AWS, and enjoy a streamlined hybrid cloud experience.

Enhanced App Performance and Availability 

Take advantage of the latest technology innovations in hardware to turbocharge the performance of existing applications. Support new workloads and use cases, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data, and high-performance computing. Balance workloads and prioritize resource allocation to ensure top performance for your critical applications. Provision and deploy workloads seamlessly across the hybrid cloud environment.

Virtualized Big Data 

Simplify your big data infrastructure management while making it more cost effective. VMware is the best platform for big data, just as it is for traditional applications.

Legacy Unix to Virtual Linux Migration 

Migrate IT legacy Unix infrastructure to virtualized Linux. Get high performance, enhanced availability, larger VM capability, and disaster recovery capabilities.

Application and Infrastructure Security 

Secure applications, infrastructure, data, and access with a comprehensive, built-in security architecture and an operationally simple policy-driven model. Protect the integrity of your applications running on vSphere using machine learning and behavioral analytics to monitor against threats and automate responses. Get better visibility and protection with a simple, scalable security solution, with no agents to manage and minimal overhead. Improve the accuracy and speed of detection, analysis, and time to respond to security threats.

Containerized Modern Apps 

Bridge the gap between IT and developers with vSphere Integrated Containers. Leveraging the core capabilities of vSphere, your IT teams can run both traditional and containerized applications side by side on the same infrastructure, without the need for additional tooling or training.

Support for Remote Offices and Branch Offices 

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


vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere Platinum
vSphere Standard Server consolidation and business continuity
vSphere Enterprise Plus Resource management, enhanced application availability and performance
vSphere Platinum Enhanced security and visibility, powered by machine learning and integrated into the hypervisor
License Entitlement
vSphere Standard Per 1 CPU
vSphere Enterprise Plus Per 1 CPU
vSphere Platinum Per 1 CPU
vCenter Server (sold separately)
vSphere Standard vCenter Server Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus vCenter Server Standard
vSphere Platinum vCenter Server Standard
vSphere Integrated Containers
vSphere Standard NA
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere Platinum
vRealize Log Insight for vCenter Server*
vSphere Standard 25 OSI pack, per instance of vCenter Server Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus 25 OSI pack, per instance of vCenter Server Standard
vSphere Platinum 25 OSI pack, per instance of vCenter Server Standard
VMware AppDefense
vSphere Standard NA
vSphere Enterprise Plus NA
vSphere Platinum VMware AppDefense

*Available with Log Insight for vCenter Server versions up to 4.6, until the End of General Support of vRealize Log Insight 4.6 on August 23, 2019

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

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vSphere 6.7 is the efficient and secure platform for your hybrid cloud. With vSphere 6.7, you can now run, manage, connect, and secure your applications in a common operating environment, across the hybrid cloud.

vSphere 6.7 supports both existing and next-gen workloads through these new capabilities:

  • Simple and efficient management at scale.
  • Comprehensive built-in security that starts at the core, via an operationally simple policy-driven model.
  • Universal application platform supporting new workloads and leveraging hardware innovations for enhanced performance.
  • A seamless hybrid cloud experience with easy visibility, migration, and management of workloads between on-premises and public cloud.

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