What is VMware vSphere?
VMware is a global leading company which was founded by Diane Greene, Mendel Rosenblum, Scott Devine, Edward Wang and Edouard Bugnion in 1998. This company provides cloud computing and platform virtualization software and services. VMware, Inc. is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies and a global leader in digital workspace technology, accelerates digital transformation and cloud infrastructure for evolving IT environments.
VMware’s products can be categorized in two levels: desktop applications and server applications. VMware provides three different types of desktop software: VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion and VMware Player whereas VMware’s line of server software includes: VMware ESX Server, VMware ESXi Server, VMware Server. VMware’s desktop software is compatible with all major OSs, including Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X.
VMware vSphere is a server virtualization platform from VMware which is the world’s leading server virtualization software. VMware vSphere was launched in 2009 formerly known as VMware Infrastructure which is the brand name for VMware’s suite of server virtualization products that includes its ESXi hypervisor and vCenter management software. It is a complete platform for implementing and managing virtual machine (VM) infrastructure on a large scale. vSphere helps you get the best performance, availability, and efficiency from your infrastructure and applications. It’s the ideal foundation for any cloud environment.
It helps you run, manage, connect and secure your applications in a common operating environment across the hybrid cloud. With vSphere, you can support new workloads and use cases while keeping pace with the growing needs and complexity of your infrastructure. VMware vSphere is also referred to as a cloud operating system or virtualized data center platform which enables IT departments to efficiently place application workloads.