Virtualize for Efficiency,
Higher Availability, and Lower Costs
Virtualization or Virtualisation
is the single most effective way to reduce IT expenses
while boosting efficiency and agility—not just for large
enterprises, but for small and midsize businesses too.
VMware virtualization lets you:
Run multiple operating
systems and applications on a single computer
Consolidate hardware to
get vastly higher productivity from fewer servers
Save 50% or more on
overall IT costs
Speed and simplify IT
management, maintenance, and the deployment of new
What is Virtualization?
Virtualisation addresses IT’s most pressing challenge:
the infrastructure sprawl that compels IT departments to
channel 70% of their budget into maintenance, leaving
scant resources for business-building innovation.
The difficulty stems from the architecture of today’s
X86 computers: they’re designed to run just one
operating system and application at a time. As a result,
even small datacenters have to deploy many servers, each
operating at just 5% to 15% of capacity—highly
inefficient by any standard.
Virtualization software solves the problem by enabling
several operating systems and applications to run on one
physical server or “host.” Each self-contained “virtual
machine” is isolated from the others, and uses as much
of the host’s computing resources as it requires.