With rapid provisioning of servers through virtualization, we can now scale horizontally to handle those bursts, and we’ve been able to successfully handle surges.
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Manage your remote and branch offices with minimal local IT staff—or even none. Enable rapid provisioning of servers, minimize host configuration drift and gain visibility into regulatory compliance across multiple sites.
Simplify big data infrastructure management and minimize downtime with cost-effective, uniform failover protection. With vSphere, you can easily organize, prioritize and share data center resources for intelligent decision-making.
Get insights faster with infrastructure on demand, centralized management and data governance—including control of sensitive data. The vSphere HPC option is custom-built to scale with high-performance computing workloads.
Deploying vSphere and vSAN got rid of the legacy three-tier architecture. We adopted a hyperconverged architecture, which helped us reduce TCO by 15%.
vSphere+ is a new subscription-based offering that consists of both on-premises and cloud components that interact with each other. The on-premises components include cloud gateways, vCenter instances and ESXi hosts. The cloud components include various cloud services for admins (or IT operations) and developers (or DevOps) that augment and enhance on-premises capabilities—all accessible within the VMware Cloud Console. Cloud gateways connect your vCenter instances to the VMware Cloud Console, where you can centrally manage on-premises infrastructure and access cloud services.
Yes, vSphere+ is precision-engineered to provide a simple, nondisruptive upgrade for customers already using vSphere. Existing vSphere Enterprise Plus licenses can be easily converted to subscription-based entitlements. Please contact your VMware partner or sales representative to start your upgrade to vSphere+.
vSphere+ includes cloud services that are delivered as SaaS. Your vCenter instances and ESXi hosts remain on-premises.
Please contact your VMware partner or sales representative to find out how you can subscribe to vSphere+.
Please contact your VMware partner or sales representative to try vSphere+ for free in your environment.
Getting started with vSphere+ is easy. The onboarding email from VMware provides setup instructions, and the process takes about an hour.
Yes, vSphere+ supports ESXi version 6.5 or later. vCenter version 6.7 and newer instances are supported but we recommend updating vCenter to the latest version to get the full set of capabilities and benefits of vSphere+.
There are no special hardware requirements for vSphere+ beyond the basic vSphere requirements.
With vSphere+ you can:
vSphere+ supports traditional workloads based on VMs, plus modern workloads based on containers. There is no difference between vSphere+ and vSphere in the types of workloads supported.
VMware is developing vSphere+ add-on services to expedite disaster recovery, ransomware protection, capacity planning and more. For a list of add-on services currently available for purchase or in development, contact your VMware partner or sales representative.
vSphere+ includes extensive developer services, including VM service, Storage service, Network service, Registry service, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid service, Tanzu integrated services, Tanzu Mission-Control Essentials and more. These services are included with vSphere+ at no additional charge.
vSphere+ includes extensive admin services, including Global Inventory service, Event View service, Security Health Check service, VM Provisioning service, Lifecycle Management service, Configuration Management service and more. These services are included with vSphere+ at no additional charge. See a detailed list of features and descriptions in vSphere+.
vSphere+ delivers the benefits of cloud through a secure cloud gateway that links your on-premises vCenter instances to VMware Cloud. The vSphere+ cloud gateway uses industry-standard Transport Layer Security (TLS) to protect network connections, and does not copy or share your proprietary data to the cloud. The gateway allows VMware to initiate maintenance and support operations, ensuring those operations are secure by applying traditional security concepts like privilege separation and least privilege.
None of your workloads or on-premises vSphere infrastructure are moved to the cloud. Your workloads continue to run on-premises on ESXi hosts. vSphere+ allows you to centrally manage your on-premises environment from a cloud console and to enhance management with cloud services.
If you do choose to migrate on-premises workloads to the cloud, vSphere+ will make this easier. You can move workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS, using the hybrid linked mode capability built into the vSphere+ cloud gateway.
If you lose your connection to the cloud, only access to cloud services and the cloud console will be affected. vCenter instances, ESXi hosts, and workloads will continue to run normally, and can be managed from vCenter (through the vSphere client).
The only additional tool needed to unlock vSphere+ benefits is the VMware Cloud Console, accessible through a web browser.
VMware Cloud Console can be reached at https://vmc.vmware.com. Once logged in, users can review and subscribe to available VMware services, including vSphere+.