VMware is a software provider providing virtualisation and cloud computing solutions. The company
is based in Palo Alto, California and is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies.
Based on bare-metal hypervisor ESX/ESXi in x86 architecture, VMware server virtualization is installed on physical servers to allow for multiple virtual machines (VMs) to run on the same physical server. Each VM is able to run its own OS and shares physical server resources such as networking and RAM.
VMware Workstation is a series of Desktop Hypervisor products that allow users to run virtual machines. Containers and Kubernetes clusters.
VMware HCI kits are bundles that simplify the purchase of licenses for vSPhere and vSAN.
There are 5 data centre kits with per-CPU licensing and 2 remote office/branch office kits (ROBO) with per-VM licensing:
Virtualization and cloud computing are complementary solutions.
Virtualization is a software that allows computing environments to
be independent of physical infrastructures, whereas cloud computing
is a service that provides shared computing resources (software/data)
on demand via the Internet.
Organisations initially begin by virtualizing their servers, then moving towards cloud computing for greater agility and self-service.
VMware and Oracle are leaders in providing solutions for virtualization in the modern IT industry.
VMware is a desktop virtualization software platform placed upon a physical server that allows for multiple operating systems to run on a single server. In comparison, the VirtualBox is a software that installs virtual machines onto your physical system, capable of loading multiple operating systems.
Designed for intelligent data centres of the future, it provides a complete set of APIs to flexibly manage resource such as computing, storage, and networks. You can use it to set up various cloud environments, such as Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service... read more