VMware vSphere Leads in Enterprise Server Virtualization
Analyst market reports that track server virtualization software indicate it will continue to grow for the foreseeable future.1 These reports also find VMware vSphere maintains its lead as the server virtualization platform midsize enterprises most use.
Server virtualization in general and VMware vSphere specifically have transformed how enterprises manage their physical infrastructure. Used to host multiple applications on a single physical machine, vSphere simultaneously lowers costs while increasing operational efficiency. VMware also makes multiple tools available to complement vSphere to assist large enterprises in deploying and managing it. For example:
- VMware’s vRealize Suite visualizes virtual infra structures to create and simplify virtual work flows within enterprises.
- VMware High Availability and Fault Tolerance help enterprises create and maintain virtual data centers with uninterrupted 24x7x365 availability
These tools and others from VMware position large enterprises to create stable, high performing virtual infrastructures. However, they must still protect the virtual machine (VM) applications, data, and workloads hosted on VMware vSphere. This necessitates they acquire backup software specifically tuned for this task.