Virtualization is a possibility to simulate hardware platforms such as:
- Servers (divide one physical server into multiple isolated virtual environments)
- Storage systems (integration of different storage devices into one common system)
- Network resources (logical virtual networks are separated from the network hardware to allow better integration with existing or new virtual environment).
vSphere is an enterprise-class solution that more than 250,000 organizations of all sizes use to consolidate and optimize existing IT assets, improve business continuity, streamline IT operations and deliver IT as a service. vSphere enables IT organizations to delay costly and disruptive data center expansion projects by consolidating more virtual machines on a single physical server without sacrificing performance or throughput. On average, vSphere customers can slash IT capital expenses by more than 70 percent and IT operating costs by more than 30 percent.