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Free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware
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What is VMware vSphere?

vSphere is the world’s leading server virtualization platform. Run fewer servers and reduce capital and operating costs using VMware vSphere to build a cloud computing infrastructure.
VMware vSphere is a tool in the Virtualization Platform category of a tech stack.

Who uses VMware vSphere?

Companies
100 companies reportedly use VMware vSphere in their tech stacks, including Accenture, CircleCI, and MIT.

Developers
274 developers on StackShare have stated that they use VMware vSphere.

VMware vSphere Integrations

Ansible, Datadog, Rancher, Cloud Foundry, and Bitnami are some of the popular tools that integrate with VMware vSphere. Here's a list of all 11 tools that integrate with VMware vSphere.
Public Decisions about VMware vSphere

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose VMware vSphere in their tech stack.

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We use VMWare vSphere to allow us to virtualise our environment. This means that we don't have to have as many physical servers to split our infrastructure as we would otherwise. vSphere also enables us to move our virtual machines between different servers as required such as if we need to perform essential maintenance on a host while keeping to our belief of having high availability of all of our services wherever possible. VMware vSphere

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vSphere provides a central management interface for the entire stack. In addition to application level redundancy, VM level redundancy is offered through HA and DRS. VMware vSphere

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VMware vSphere's Features

  • Powerful Server Virtualization
  • Network Services
  • Efficient Storage
  • Consistent Automation
  • High Availability
  • Robust Security

VMware vSphere Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to VMware vSphere?
VirtualBox
VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
Proxmox VE
It is a complete open-source platform for all-inclusive enterprise virtualization that tightly integrates KVM hypervisor and LXC containers, software-defined storage and networking functionality on a single platform, and easily manages high availability clusters and disaster recovery tools with the built-in web management interface.
VMware Fusion
It gives Mac users the power to run Windows on Mac along with hundreds of other operating systems side by side with Mac applications, without rebooting. It is simple enough for home users and powerful enough for IT professionals, developers and businesses.
KVM
KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).
Qemu
When used as a machine emulator, it can run OSes and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC). By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performance. When used as a virtualizer, it achieves near native performance by executing the guest code directly on the host CPU. it supports virtualization when executing under the Xen hypervisor or using the KVM kernel module in Linux. When using KVM, it can virtualize x86, server and embedded PowerPC, 64-bit POWER, S390, 32-bit and 64-bit ARM, and MIPS guests.
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VMware vSphere's Followers
320 developers follow VMware vSphere to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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