Transform your Business with Virtualisation
Virtualisation dramatically improves the efficiency and availability
of resources and applications in your organization. Internal
resources are underutilized under the old “one server, one
application” model and IT admins spend too much time managing
servers rather than innovating. An automated datacenter, built on a
VMware virtualisation platform, lets you respond to market dynamics
faster and more efficiently than ever before. VMware vSphere
delivers resources, applications—even servers—when and where they’re
needed. VMware customers typically save 50-70% on overall IT costs
by consolidating their resource pools and delivering highly
available machines with VMware vSphere.
Run multiple operating systems on a single computer including
Windows, Linux and more.
- Let your Mac run Windows creating a virtual PC environment for
all your Windows applications.
Reduce capital costs by increasing energy efficiency and
requiring less hardware and increasing your server to admin
Ensure your enterprise applications perform with the highest
availability and performance.
Build up business continuity through improved disaster recovery
solutions and deliver high availability throughout the
Improve enterprise desktop management & control with faster
deployment of desktops and fewer support calls due to
What is Virtualisation?
Virtualisation is a proven software technology that is rapidly
transforming the IT landscape and fundamentally changing the way
that people compute. Today’s powerful x86 computer hardware was
designed to run a single operating system and a single
application. This leaves most machines vastly underutilized.
Virtualisation lets you run multiple virtual machines on a
single physical machine, sharing the resources of that single
computer across multiple environments. Different virtual
machines can run different operating systems and multiple
applications on the same physical computer. While others are
leaping aboard the virtualisation bandwagon now, VMware is the
market leader in virtualisation. Our technology is
production-proven, used by more than 130,000 customers,
including 100% of the Fortune 100.
How Does Virtualisation Work?
The VMware virtualisation platform is built on a business-ready
architecture. Use software such as VMware vSphere and VMware
ESXi (a free download) to transform or “virtualize” the hardware
resources of an x86-based computer—including the CPU, RAM, hard
disk and network controller—to create a fully functional virtual
machine that can run its own operating system and applications
just like a “real” computer. Each virtual machine contains a
complete system, eliminating potential conflicts. VMware
virtualisation works by inserting a thin layer of software
directly on the computer hardware or on a host operating system.
This contains a virtual machine monitor or “hypervisor” that
allocates hardware resources dynamically and transparently.
Multiple operating systems run concurrently on a single physical
computer and share hardware resources with each other. By
encapsulating an entire machine, including CPU, memory,
operating system, and network devices, a virtual machine is
completely compatible with all standard x86 operating systems,
applications, and device drivers. You can safely run several
operating systems and applications at the same time on a single
computer, with each having access to the resources it needs when
it needs them.
Build your Datacenter on a Flexible Architecture
Virtualizing a single physical computer is just the beginning.
With VMware vSphere, the industry's first cloud operating
system, scales across hundreds of interconnected physical
computers and storage devices to form an entire virtual
infrastructure. You don’t need to assign servers, storage, or
network bandwidth permanently to each application. Instead, your
hardware resources are dynamically allocated when and where
they’re needed. This “internal cloud” means your highest
priority applications will always have the resources they need
without wasting money on excess hardware only needed for peak
times. The internal cloud can connect to an external cloud as
well, giving your business the flexibility, availability and
scalability it needs to thrive.
Manage your Resources with the Lowest TCO
It’s not just virtualisation that’s important. You need the
management tools to run those machines and the ability to run
the wide selection of applications and infrastructure services
your business depends on. VMware lets you increase service
availability while eliminating error-prone manual tasks. IT
operations are more efficient and effective with VMware
virtualisation. Your staff will handle double or triple the
number of servers, giving users access to the services they need
while retaining centralized control. Deliver built-in
availability, security, and performance across the board, from
the desktop to the datacenter.