VMware, a provider of virtualisation products from the desktop through the datacentre and to the cloud, has announced the availability of VMware vSphere 4.
VMware vSphere 4 extends the previous generation of VMware platform, VMware Infrastructure 3 which claims to enable customers to bring the power of cloud computing to their IT infrastructures. Building on VMware Infrastructure, VMware vSphere claims to reduce capital and operating costs and increase control over IT infrastructures while preserving the flexibility to choose any OS, application and hardware.
According to VMware, VMware vSphere 4 enables transformative capital and operational expenditure cost savings over and above what was previously achievable, including 30% increase in consolidation ratios, 50% storage savings and 20% additional power savings.
Raghu Raghuram, vice president and general manager of server business unit at VMware, said: “With VMware vSphere 4, we are once again raising the bar significantly for businesses that desire to dramatically improve IT performance. The cost savings associated with virtualisation are undeniable, and as more customers standardise on VMware to drive 100% virtualisation, they are realising the additional benefits that our solutions deliver, including increased flexibility and agility.”
Available in six editions, VMware vSphere 4 claims to meet the requirements and budgets of customers of all sizes from small businesses to the largest enterprises.