A robust, high-performance virtualization layer that abstracts server hardware resources and makes them shareable by multiple virtual machines.
Distributed Resources Scheduler (DRS)
Aligns compute resources with business priorities through automatic load balancing across hosts. Optimizes power consumption by turning off hosts during lower load periods.
Eliminates application downtime due to planned server maintenance by migrating live virtual machines between hosts.
Big Data Extensions
Runs Hadoop workloads on vSphere to achieve higher utilization, reliability and agility.
Network I/O Control
Lets you define priority access to network resources according to established business rules.
Centralizes network provisioning, administration and monitoring using data center-wide network aggregation.
Delivers high availability across your entire virtualized IT environment without the cost or complexity of traditional clustering solutions.
Detects and recovers from application or OS failure.
Provides continuous availability for applications with zero data loss in the event of server failures.
Safeguards your data through agentless disk backups with de-duplication to minimize use of backup disk space.
Eliminates third-party replication costs through built-in vSphere replication.
Allows you to deploy and patch vSphere hosts in minutes.
Lets you create a profile once and then use it to configure multiple vSphere hosts.
Reduces time spent on routine remediation by automating the tracking, patching and updating of vSphere hosts.
Provides centralized management for the vSphere platform.
Lets you assemble workflows using an easy drag-and-drop interface.
Eliminates anti-virus footprints in virtual machines and improves AV scan performance by offloading functions to a security virtual appliance.
Provides smart virtual machine placement and load-balancing based on I/O latency and storage capacity.
Profile Driven Storage
Streamlines storage provisioning by grouping storage resources according to user-defined policies.
Performs non-disruptive storage migration, eliminates virtual machine storage and I/O bottlenecks and frees up valuable storage capacity.
Storage I/O Control
Prioritizes storage access by continuously monitoring I/O storage loads and dynamically allocating available I/O resources to virtual machines according to business needs.
Simplifies virtual machine provisioning and administration with a high-performance cluster file system optimized for virtual machines.
Storage Thin Provisioning
Increases virtual machine storage utilization through dynamic allocation and intelligent provisioning of physical storage capacity.
APIs enhance storage awareness, data protection and array integration, and let you leverage multi-pathing capabilities from third-party storage vendors.
Flash Read Cache
Virtualizes server side flash providing a high performance read cache layer that dramatically lowers application latency.