VMware is the leader in virtualization software. They have both client and server solutions that can reduce power costs by up to 80% and capital IT expenses by up to 60%. VMware’s newest editions of its leading software packages, VMware Vsphere 5 and VMware View, have been packed with benefits for small and mid-sized businesses with price tags in any range.
Vmware Vsphere 5
This newest edition of VMware Server and application virtualization software provides features like the following:
- High Availability (HA): Monitors your Virtual Machine (VM) and if it goes down automatically starts it up on another server so there is very little down time.
- Fault Tolerance (FT): Provides zero downtime and zero data loss when a physical server goes down. Using the HA engine, VMs run a shadow of themselves on another machine. These shadows instantly snap into action in the case of a failure.
- vMotion: Move running virtual machines from one physical server to another with no impact to end users. VMware vMotion keeps your IT environment up and running, giving you unprecedented flexibility and availability to meet the increasing demands of your business and end users.
- Thin provisioning: Conventional servers require ridged planning of both todays resources and tomorrows needs. You buy and set asside storage and memory that is being used and may be used in the future. Thin provisioning allows you efficiently use storage, memory or other resources as they are needed. You can tell a server it has eight gigs of ram and two processors but if it is only using four gigs of ram and a single processor other services can make use of the unused four gigs of memory and remaining processor. These resorces can be passed between servers as needed gaining huge efficiencies.