You can decrease server sprawl and increase utilization by converting your x86 servers into virtual machines that run independently from the underlying hardware.
Each virtual machine represents a complete system that can run Windows, Linux, Solaris and Net Ware operating systems and software applications; many virtual machines can run independently on the same physical server at the same time.
Unlike vendors that only offer single-point solutions for server virtualization, VMware lets you manage an entire virtual data center from a single point of control.
With v Sphere with Operations Management, you can monitor health, manage resources, and plan for the data center growth all from a unified dashboard.
Running multiple workloads on highly configured x86 servers allows you to increase the utilization of your server hardware from 10 to 15 percent to as much as 80 percent.
Eliminate over-provisioning, increase server utilization and limit the environmental impact of IT by consolidating your server hardware with VMware v Sphere with Operations Management, VMware's virtualization platform.
Server consolidation lets your organization: By consolidating your server hardware with v Sphere with Operations Management, your organization can increase existing hardware utilization from as low as 5 percent to as much as 80 percent.
An automated virtual data center can simplify management while simultaneously delivering performance, scalability and availability levels that are impossible with physical infrastructure.The v Sphere with Operations Management platform enables your organization to minimize downtime, enable dynamic, policy-based allocation of IT resources and eliminate repetitive configuration and maintenance tasks.