VMware vSphere, the industry-leading virtualization platform, empowers users to virtualize scale-up and scale-out applications with confidence, redefines availability, and simplifies the virtual data center. The result is a highly available, resilient, on-demand infrastructure that is the ideal foundation of any cloud environment. This dramatically reduces data center cost, increases system and application uptime, and drastically simplifies the way you operate your data center. vSphere is purpose-built for the next generation of applications and serves as the core foundational building block for the Software-Defined Data Center. vSphere simplifies IT by separating applications and operating systems (OSs) from the underlying hardware. Your existing applications see dedicated resources, but your servers can be managed as a pool of resources. The result is that your business runs on a simplified yet resilient IT environment.
What Are vSphere Essentials Kit and Essentials Plus Kit?
vSphere Essentials Kit and Essentials Plus Kit are designed for small businesses that are getting started with virtualization. Both provide virtualization and centralized management for up to three server hosts. vSphere Essentials Kit provides server consolidation to help you get the most out of your hardware and reduce hardware costs.
vSphere Essentials Plus Kit provides business continuity with a smaller IT footprint, which reduces overall hardware costs. Small businesses can ensure business continuity by using features such as vSphere High Availability (automatic restart of applications when server failures are detected) and vSphere vMotion® (elimination of planned downtime during server maintenance). Protect your business applications with VMware vShield Endpoint™ (agentless antivirus and antimalware protection for virtual machines). * vSphere Replication™ adds low-cost replication for your virtual machines and provides a foundation for small businesses to leverage a cloudbased disaster-recovery solution from a VMware cloud service provider.
The result is an always-available IT environment that is more cost-effective, resilient and responsive to changing business needs.