VMware vSphere Hypervisor is based on VMware ESXi, the hypervisor architecture that sets the industry standard for reliability, performance and ecosystem support.
VMware vSphere Hypervisor is the easiest way to get started with virtualization—and it’s free. Consolidate your applications onto fewer servers and start saving money through reduced hardware, power, cooling and administration costs. With VMware vSphere Hypervisor, you can:
- Run multiple applications on a single server
- Run a greener datacenter and reduce energy costs
- Back up and recover applications more easily
- Virtualize even business-critical applications
Get Easy-to-Use Production-Ready Virtualization
Save money on hardware, power and cooling costs and run a more responsive datacenter. VMware vSphere Hypervisor delivers unmatched levels of performance and reliability while reducing IT costs.
Create your First Virtual Machine in Just Minutes
Create virtual machines quickly and easily with the menu-driven startup and automatic configurations or import a virtual appliance (a prepackaged virtual machine) from the VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace. You can also deploy servers that have VMware vSphere Hypervisor preinstalled to experience true “plug and play” virtualization.
Consolidate with Peace of Mind
Deploy a mature hypervisor technology that runs in tens of thousands of customer environments. Most hypervisors in the market today rely on a built-in operating system to perform core virtualization tasks such as allocating hardware resources to the various virtual machines that run on top. This means that your virtual machines are only as reliable as the built-in operating system. VMware vSphere Hypervisor installs directly on the physical server and has no reliance on a general purpose operating system. The ESXi architecture allows you to avoid the security hardening, user access control, anti-virus tasks and patching associated with a typical operating system. This can lead to 10 times fewer patches, 95% reduced disk footprint, and a significant reduction in management overhead.