VMware vSphere

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Virtualization for virtual data centers

VMware vSphere delivers value with powerful virtualization and automated management.

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Explore the features of VMware vSphere, the industry-leading server virtualization platform

Fortifies cloud performance
VMware vSphere empowers users to confidently virtualize scale-up and scale-out applications, redefine availability and simplify the virtual data center. The result is a highly available, resilient, on-demand infrastructure that is the ideal foundation for any cloud environment.

Designed and built for next-generation cloud applications
VMware vSphere 6 is built for next-generation cloud, mobile, social and in-memory applications. This means both scale-up and scale-out application virtualization can be efficient and reliable.

Reduce time to value
VMware vSphere helps your IT organization drive down data center costs, increase system and application uptime, and drastically simplify data center operations.

Engage our cloud expertise
The Dell and VMware partnership brings flexible end-to-end solutions to your cloud strategy. Run business-critical applications along with scale-up and scale-out applications, maximize hardware ROI, and improve performance with help from partners you can trust.

One call for service and support
With Dell ProSupport for Software for VMware products, you have a single source of contact for 24x7 technical support.
Which edition is right for your data center?
Selecting the perfect edition of vSphere is simpler than ever. Buying on Dell.com includes 24x7 ProSupport for Software.

Legend: I – Included Features, N – Not Available

EditionsStandardEnterpriseEnterprise Plus
OverviewServer consolidation and business continuityResource load balancingEnhanced application availability and performance
vMotion(+ Cross Switch)(+ Cross Switch)(+ Cross Switch / Cross vCenter / Long Distance))
Fault Tolerance2-vCPU2-vCPU4-vCPU
Reliable MemoryNII
Big Data ExtensionsNII
Virtual Serial Port ConcentratorNII
Distributed Resources Scheduler (DRS), Distributed Power Management (DPM)NII
Storage DRSNNI
Storage I/O ControlNNI
Network I/O ControlNNI
Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) SupportNNI
Flash Read CacheNNI
Distributed SwitchNNI
Host Profiles and Auto DeployNNI

The following features are included in all vSphere editions:

  • Storage vMotion
  • High Availability
  • Data Protection
  • vShield Endpoint
  • Hot Add
  • Virtual Volumes
  • Storage Policy-Based Management
  • Content Library
  • Storage APIs for Array Integration, Multipathing


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Small business virtualization in a box
vSphere Essentials Plus is the ideal product for small businesses moving to virtualize their physical servers. It helps streamline server management, optimize hardware costs and increase efficiency with a low upfront investment.

All-in-one solution
The vSphere Essentials Plus kit includes six CPU licenses of vSphere Essentials (for 3 servers with up to 2 processors each) and one license for vCenter Server Essentials.

Advanced features included

Many sophisticated features are included in this bundle, such as vSphere Data Protection for agent-less backup of your data and VMs. It also includes business-continuity features, such as vSphere High Availability and vSphere vMotion, to completely eliminate planned downtime for server maintenance.

Backed by Dell

Buying vSphere Essentials Kits through Dell includes Dell ProSupport for Software and online access to advanced-level technicians in your area.

Consistent management

vSphere provides unified and easy-to-use management capabilities purpose-built for vSphere.


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