Don’t let server sprawl and platform dependencies prevent your organization from achieving its goals. Take control of your IT infrastructure with VMware vSphere. Cut capital and operating costs while increasing IT service delivery without being locked into limited choices of operating systems, applications, and hardware.
Get more out your existing resources by consolidating x86 servers with VMware vSphere. The traditional “one workload, one box” approach to server provisioning inevitably leads to over-provisioning and underutilization of hardware assets. Most servers operate at only about 5-15% of their total load capacity.
The costs of delivering power, cooling, network infrastructure, storage infrastructure, administrative overhead and real estate to underutilized servers continues to increase. You can eliminate server sprawl by converting your x86 physical machines into fully functional virtual machines. VMware virtual machines run independently from the underlying hardware and are supported on a broad array of physical servers, from 2-CPU to 32-CPU systems.
Each VMware virtual machine represents a complete system—with processors, memory, networking, storage and BIOS—enabling you to run Windows, Linux, Solaris and NetWare operating systems and software applications on the same piece of hardware at the same time. Running multiple workloads on highly configured x86 servers lets you increase the utilization of your server hardware from 10-15% to as much as 80%. Download the free VMware vCenter Converter utilityto convert physical machines into virtual machines in minutes, without service disruption or system downtime. VMware vCenter Converter can be run on a wide variety of hardware and supports most commonly used versions of the Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Using VMware vSphere, your organization can significantly reduce the amount of IT hardware in the data center. Each instance of VMware ESXi can support more than 100 virtual machines. In fact, the vast majority of our customers run as many as 10 or more applications on a single piece of hardware.
Fewer servers means less money spent on energy consumption due to reduced power and cooling requirements. Cost savings can be significant—approximately $500-600 per server, per year.
When totaled with the hardware cost savings and other capital reductions, VMware solutions can help your organization save more than $3,000 annually for every server you virtualize.
VMware virtual machines cumulatively have saved over five billion Kilowatt-hours of electrical power. The impact of virtualization on energy consumption is so significant that utility providers in California such as PG&E, SoCal Edison and SDG&E are paying customers for server virtualization projects that result in the removal of server computing equipment. Learn more about VMware’s virtualization energy efficiency incentives.