Virtualize for Efficiency, Higher Availability, and Lower Costs
Virtualization is the single most effective way to reduce IT expenses while boosting efficiency and agility not just for large enterprises, but for small and midsize businesses too.
VMware virtualization lets you:
Run multiple operating systems and applications on a single computerConsolidate hardware to get vastly higher productivity from fewer servers.Save 50% or more on overall IT costsSpeed and simplify IT management, maintenance, and the deployment of new applications
What is Virtualization?
Virtualization addresses IT's most pressing challenge: the infrastructure sprawl that compels IT departments to channel 70% of their budget into maintenance, leaving scant resources for business-building innovation.
The difficulty stems from the architecture of today's X86 computers: they are designed to run just one operating system and application at a time. As a result, even small datacenters have to deploy many servers, each operating at just 5% to 15% of capacity highly inefficient by any standard.
Virtualization software solves the problem by enabling several operating systems and applications to run on one physical server or a host. Each self-contained virtual machine is isolated from the others, and uses as much of the host's computing resources as it requires.
The Benefits of Server Virtualization
- The benefits advantages of virtualization are nothing short of dramatic:
- Up to 80% greater utilization of every server
- Reductions in hardware requirements by a ratio of 10:1 or better
- Capital and operations expenses cut by half, with annual savings of more than $1,500 for each server virtualized
- Robust, affordable high availability
Virtualizing Networking Services
With software-defined networking, virtualization principles are applied to network resources, abstracting, pooling and automating them to transcend the limitations of rigid physical architectures. Network services are assigned to each application and remain with it, elastically adapting to its changing requirements. Virtualized networking simplifies provisioning, enhances scalability, simplifies management, and lowers operational costs.