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Server Consolidation

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.

  • Reduce hardware and operating costs by as much as 50% and energy costs by 80%, saving more than $3,000 per year for every server workload virtualized
  • Reduce the time it takes to provision new servers by up to 70%
  • Decrease downtime and improve reliability with business continuity and built-in data disaster recovery
  • Deliver IT services on-demand now and in the future, independent of hardware, OS, application or infrastructure providers

Achieve More Control and Flexibility in the Datacenter

Reduce Costs by Consolidating Hardware & Increasing Server Utilization

By consolidating your server hardware with VMware vSphere, the most robust software suite in the industry for server consolidation, your organization can:

  • Increase utilization of existing hardware from 5-15% up to 80%
  • Reduce hardware requirements by a 10:1 ratio or better

Our Professional Services team can help you assess your IT environment to identify consolidation candidates and to calculate the potential savings from using virtualization.

Manage Your Virtual Infrastructure from a Single Point of Control

While most vendors offer only single-point solutions for server virtualization, VMware gives you the power to manage an entire virtual infrastructure from a single point of control. Using the production-proven VMware vSphere, your organization can:

  • Accelerate provisioning time by 50-70%
  • Manage virtual machines from a central location
  • Monitor the performance of virtual machines and their hosts

These and other benefits have enabled more than 85% of our customers to use VMware virtual machines in production environments for a wide range of applications.

Automate your Virtual Infrastructure for Peak Performance

Deliver levels of performance, scalability and availability that are not possible with a physical infrastructure. Using VMware vCenter Server in combination with our VMware vMotion and VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler) products, your organization will be able to:

  • Avoid planned downtime with live migration of virtual machines
  • Enable dynamic policy-based allocation of IT resources with automated load balancing
  • Eliminate many repetitive configuration and maintenance tasks

VMware Professional Services and our partners can help your organization leverage these unique capabilities as part of an ongoing strategy.

Simplify Management of Your Virtual Infrastructure

While virtualization reduces the amount of hardware in the data center, you'll still need tools and solutions for managing workloads as virtual machines. VMware gives you the tools and power to manage your entire virtual infrastructure. Working closely with industry standards organizations and our technology partners, we can ensure seamless interoperation through open interfaces and standards-based technologies.

  • Manage and monitor virtual machines from a central location
  • Reduce the time it takes to provision new servers by 50-70%
  • Allocate shared IT resources with greater flexibility

Manage Heterogeneous Systems from a Single Point of Control

Maintain high levels of service across your virtual infrastructure with VMware vSphere. Unify the management of your heterogeneous x86-based operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Netware systems, by placing them on a single virtual hardware platform. Monitor and analyze virtual machines, resource pools, server utilization and availability with detailed performance graphs. Define the performance metrics important to you with the levels of granularity you need and view them in real time, or across a specified time interval.

Accelerate Provisioning Time by 50% - 70%

Eliminate repetitive installation and configuration tasks with virtual machine templates. These reusable images make it fast and simple to provision new server workloads. When coupled with the hardware independence afforded by virtualization, you can reduce the time it takes to deploy new IT services by as much as 50% - 70%.

You'll also more easily enforce corporate standards such as anti-virus and management software in any machine connected to the network. VMware vSphere can keep templates current with OS and application updates, so the templates you create have more lasting value.