Reduce Costs with a Virtual Infrastructure
Lower your capital and operational costs and improve operational efficiency and flexibility. Go beyond server consolidation and deploy a standard virtualization platform to automate your entire IT infrastructure. VMware customers have harnessed the power of virtualization to better manage IT capacity, provide better service levels, and streamline IT processes. We coined a term for virtualizing the IT infrastructure–we call it the virtual infrastructure.
What is a Virtual Infrastructure?
A virtual infrastructure lets you share your physical resources of multiple machines across your entire infrastructure. Avirtual machine lets you share the resources of a single physical computer across multiple virtual machines for maximum efficiency. Resources are shared across multiple virtual machines and applications. Your business needs are the driving force behind dynamically mapping the physical resources of your infrastructure to applications—even as those needs evolve and change. Aggregate your x86 servers along with network and storage into a unified pool of IT resources that can be utilized by the applications when and where they’re needed. This resource optimization drives greater flexibility in the organization and results in lower capital and operational costs.
A virtual infrastructure consists of the following components:
- Bare-metal hypervisors to enable full virtualization of each x86 computer.
- Virtual infrastructure services such as resource management and consolidated backup to optimize available resources among virtual machines
- Automation solutions that provide special capabilities to optimize a particular IT process such as provisioning ordisaster recovery.
Decouple your software environment from its underlying hardware infrastructure so you can aggregate multiple servers, storage infrastructure and networks into shared pools of resources. Then dynamically deliver those resources, securely and reliably, to applications as needed. This pioneering approach lets our customers use building blocks of inexpensive industry-standard servers to build a self-optimizing datacenter and deliver high levels of utilization, availability, automation and flexibility.
Bring Virtual Infrastructure Benefits to your Datacenter
Gain the benefits of virtualization in production-scale IT environments by building your virtual infrastructure with the leading virtualization platform from VMware. VMware Infrastructure 3 unifies discrete hardware resources to create a shared dynamic platform, while delivering built–in availability, security and scalability to applications. It supports a wide range of operating system and application environments, as well as networking and storage infrastructure. We have designed our solutions to function independently of the hardware and operating system so you have a broad platform choice. Our solutions provide a key integration point for hardware and infrastructure management vendors and partners to deliver differentiated value that can be applied uniformly across all application and operating system environments.
Get More from your Existing Hardware
Our customers report dramatic results when they adopt our virtual infrastructure solutions, including:
- 60-80% utilization rates for x86 servers (up from 5-15% in non-virtualized PCs)
- Cost savings of more than $3,000 annually for every workload virtualized
- Ability to provision new applications in minutes instead of days or weeks
- 85% improvement in recovery time from unplanned downtime