An automated data center built on the production-proven VMware® virtualization platform lets you respond to market dynamics faster and more efficiently than ever before. VMware vSphere™ delivers resources, applications — even servers — whenever and wherever they're needed. VMware customers typically save 50–70 percent on overall IT costs by consolidating their resource pools and delivering highly available machines with VMware vSphere.

  • Run multiple operating systems, including Windows, Linux® and more on a single computer.
  • 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 while increasing your server to admin ratio.
  • 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 data center.
  • Improve enterprise desktop management and control with faster deployment of desktops, and fewer support calls due to application conflict.

Dell Business-Ready Configurations for VMware vSphere 5.0 Essentials Plus for small and medium business are pre-configured, easy-to-order bundled solutions designed to aid in ordering, deploying and maintaining a virtual infrastructure. These configurations include:

  • Dell PowerEdge rack servers
  • Dell EqualLogic storage area network (SAN)
  • VMware vSphere software
Stand-Alone ConfigurationHigh-Availability ConfigurationHigh-Availability Plus vMotion™ Configuration
  • Entry-level virtualization solution for a small business environment
  • Single Dell PowerEdge R510 server with internal storage and VMware vSphere 5.0 Essentials Plus
  • For management, VMware vCenter™ server, which can be installed on a Dell PowerEdge R410 server (not included or installed in a virtual machine)
  • High availability through the use of VMware High Availability (HA) and VMware Data Recovery
  • Two Dell PowerEdge R510 servers with VMware vSphere 5.0 Essentials Plus
  • Dell EqualLogic PS4000XV Internet SCSI (iSCSI) SAN
  • Two Dell PowerConnect 5424, 24-port managed gigabit Ethernet switches
  • For management, a Dell PowerEdge R410 server with VMware vCenter server for Essentials
  • High availability through the use of VMware High Availability and VMware Data Recovery
  • Real-time, no-downtime migration of running virtual machines from one server to another for load balancing and maintenance through the use of VMware vMotion™ technology
  • Three Dell PowerEdge R510 servers with VMware vSphere 5.0 Advanced
  • Dell EqualLogic PS4000XV iSCSI SAN
  • Four Dell PowerConnect 5424, 24-port managed gigabit Ethernet switches
  • For management, a Dell PowerEdge R410 server with VMware vCenter Server 4.0 with a 3-year upgrade subscription
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