Application virtualization from VMware

Run your business-critical applications, including Exchange, SQL, SAP® and Oracle®, on VMware vSphere, and Dell server and storage devices with breakthrough performance and outstanding reliability. Accelerate your application lifecycle with fast, self-service provisioning from the labs to production. Protect all your applications from downtime with built-in business continuity solutions and scale dynamically to ensure service levels under unpredictable load.

  • Virtualize Exchange and exceed native performance while consolidating infrastructure by 5x to 10x
  • Consolidate SQL Server® databases, and cut hardware and software costs by more than 50 percent
  • Virtualize Oracle applications, middleware and databases, and scale dynamically to ensure service levels
  • Run SAP on VMware® and accelerate your upgrade cycles

Deliver Applications as Dynamic IT Services on Your Private Cloud
Application architectures are rapidly evolving toward highly distributed, loosely coupled applications. The conventional x86 computing model, with applications tightly coupled to infrastructure silos, is too static and fragmented to efficiently support these dynamic applications.

VMware vSphere™ transforms data centers into private cloud infrastructures, supporting the next generation of flexible, reliable IT services. Free your existing and future applications from the constraints of a static, dedicated infrastructure with VMware vSphere. Deploy your applications in minutes from a standardized service catalog while ensuring service levels by dynamically providing the right levels of availability, scalability and security at the lowest possible cost.

Exceed the Performance of Physical Servers
With vSphere 5.0, each virtual machine can scale to 32 vCPU, 1TB of memory and more than 1,000,000 disk IOPS. Applications can also be scaled out on multiple virtual machines — often the most efficient way to scale on large multi-core servers. More than 99 percent of applications, including large databases, enterprise business suites and email will match, and even exceed the performance achieved on physical servers with VMware vSphere.

Maximize Application Efficiency
Consolidate your entire infrastructure and achieve 5x to 10x consolidation ratios for demanding applications such as Exchange and SAP. Eliminate the need to provision dedicated testing, staging, training and disaster recovery servers. In production, give applications exactly the capacity they need, when they need it, to right-size infrastructure without massive overprovisioning. Reduce costs by consolidating hardware and increasing utilization of software licenses.

Accelerate the Application Lifecycle

Reduce provisioning times from weeks to minutes, from the labs to production, to accelerate the entire application life cycle. Clone production applications into the labs for faster and more accurate testing. Provide application teams with self-service provisioning of standardized development environments with vCloud™ Director. Create a standardized catalog of multi-tier applications, vApps that can be provisioned at the click of a button to eliminate the lead time and risk associated with manual provisioning.

Improve Application Quality of Service

Ensure end-user quality of service by automatically providing the right levels of application availability and scalability. Protect applications against local failures with VMware High Availability and Fault Tolerance. Implement reliable, automated disaster recovery plans with vCenter Site Recovery Manager™. Allocate resources dynamically to any individual application to ensure service levels, even under unpredictable loads.