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VMware and Dell: Server Virtualization

Dell virtualization with VMware vSphere

Virtualization with confidence

The VMware® vSphere™ portfolio is the most adopted, most feature-rich cloud infrastructure available on the market today.

Together, Dell and VMware have invested hundreds of thousands of hours in joint engineering, architectural design and solution validation to deliver integrated solutions with exceptional performance, reliability and simplified management.

Dell virtualization with VMware vSphere can help drive IT efficiency in the smallest environments and the largest data centers by delivering:
  • Optimized infrastructure for exceptional virtualization performance and energy economy to run your business-critical applications with confidence
  • A tightly integrated solution that is easy to deploy and manage, enabling you to respond to business needs faster
  • A virtualization environment built on a trusted hypervisor and hardware layer

Business-ready solutions tailored to your needs

VMware vSphere uses the power of virtualization to help transform data centers into dramatically simplified cloud infrastructures. Dell is committed to driving complexity from enterprise computing, including virtual infrastructure. Together, Dell and VMware deliver efficient virtual infrastructure solutions that are fast to deploy and easy to manage.

Accelerate time to efficiency

The extensive Dell portfolio of services is designed to accelerate virtualization adoption so you can quickly realize return on investment without sacrificing productivity. We can help you develop a strategic approach to virtualization, encompassing people, process and technology, with action-oriented plans that deliver high-impact projects with predictable outcomes.

Dell virtualization with VMware vSphere helps solve critical business issues

Protect critical data

  • Integrated firewall engine within ESXi for service-oriented restrictions to access for specific services by IP or subnet
  • Efficient, integrated backup with VMware Data Recovery
  • Dell data protection software integration with VMware vSphere
  • Choice of third-party data protection software tested and supported from Dell

Increase application availability to support 24x7 operations

  • Simplified setup and configuration and expanded scalability for high availability
  • Continuous availability for critical workloads with VMware Fault Tolerance certified with Dell platforms



Simplify management of an increasingly complex
data center

  • VMware Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) enables more efficient storage placement and use
  • Storage and networking I/O (input/output) controls for automated policy-based management
  • Seamless element management and monitoring for vSphere environments with the Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter
  • Easy deployment with VMware ESXi embedded in Dell virtualization-optimized PowerEdge servers
  • Comprehensive server management through Dell OpenManage integration with VMware ESXi
  • Integrated data management and support for VMware vStorage Application Programming Interfaces for multipathing with Dell EqualLogic and Dell Compellent storage solutions  


Reduce IT capital and operating expenses; allocate costs toward funding IT innovation

  • Affordable and interoperable IT
  • Build virtual infrastructure for cloud computing
  • Simplified packaging options for VMware vSphere


Protect critical data

  • Integrated firewall engine within ESXi for service-oriented restrictions to access for specific services by IP or subnet
  • Efficient, integrated backup with VMware Data Recovery
  • Dell data protection software integration with VMware vSphere
  • Choice of third-party data protection software tested and supported by Dell

 Deploy a VMware virtual infrastructure optimized for your business

  • A comprehensive portfolio of servers and storage designed and certified for VMware vSphere to deliver end-to-end virtual infrastructures for  large and small organizations
  • Collaborative solution design, integration and testing to help ensure production readiness
Manage IT demand in the cloud

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