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VMware Business Infrastructure Virtualization: Beyond Virtual Machines & Servers

VMware vSphere Essentials Kits
The world’s leading virtualization platform for building cloud infrastructures

VMware vSphere for Small and Midsize Business

VMware Licensing
VMware vSphere 5
VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Kit for 3 hosts (Max 2 processors per host)
- Note: Purchase of Subscription is required!
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List Price: $495.00
Our Price: $445.00
VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Plus Kit for 3 hosts (Max 2 processors per host)
- Note: Purchase of SnS is required!
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List Price: $4,495.00
Our Price: $4,045.00

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Overview:

Designed for organizations that want to virtualize the entire data centers and deliver IT as a service, VMware® vSphere includes features for transforming data centers into dramatically simplified cloud computing environments that can deliver the next generation of flexible, reliable IT services.

Powerful Computing

Powerful Computing

Virtualize your x86 server resources and aggregate them into logical pools for allocation of multiple workloads.

Network Services

Network Services

Get network services optimized for the virtual environment, along with simplified administration and management.

Efficient Storage

Efficient Storage

Reduce the complexity of back-end storage systems and enable the most efficient storage utilization in virtual environments.

Robust Security

Robust Security

Protect your data and applications with the industry’s most secure “bare-metal” virtualization platform.

High Availability

High Availability

Maximize uptime across your virtualized infrastructure, reducing unplanned downtime and eliminating planned downtime for server and storage maintenance.

Consistent Automation

Consistent Automation

Lower operating expenditures and minimize errors by streamlining routine tasks with vSphere's accurate and repeatable solutions.


What is vSphere?

VMware vSphere is the industry-leading virtualization platform for building cloud infrastructures. It enables IT to meet SLAs (service-level agreements) for the most demanding business- critical applications, at the lowest TCO (total cost of ownership). vSphere accelerates the shift to cloud computing for existing data centers and also underpins compatible public cloud offerings, forming the foundation for the industry’s only hybrid cloud model. With the support of more than 3,000 applications from more than 2,000 ISV partners, vSphere is the trusted platform for any application.

How Is vSphere Used?

  • Availability and Performance – Deliver enhanced availability and performance for business-critical applications and next-gen applications, such as Hadoop
  • Storage – Leverage server-side caching for enhanced performance of applications
  • Scalability – Support the largest workloads possible by doubling configuration maximums in several key areas

Key Benefits

  • Efficiency through utilization and automation – Achieve consolidation ratios of 15:1 or more and improve hardware utilization from 5–15 percent to as much as 80 percent or more—without sacrificing performance.
  • Dramatically lower IT costs – Reduce capital expenditures by up to 70 percent and operational expenditures by up to 30 percent to achieve 20–30 percent lower IT infrastructure costs for each application running on vSphere.
  • Agility with control – Respond quickly to changing business needs without sacrificing security or control, and deliver zero-touch infrastructure with built-in availability, scalability and performance guarantees for all business-critical applications running on vSphere.
  • Freedom of choice – Use a common, standards based platform to leverage existing IT assets alongside next-generation IT services, and enhance vSphere through open APIs with solutions from a global ecosystem of leading technology providers.

Key Features:

Virtualization Platform

  • VMware vSphere Hypervisor Architecture provides a robust, production-proven, high-performance virtualization layer. It enables multiple virtual machines to share hardware resources with performance that can match (and in some cases exceed) native throughput.
  • VMware vSphere Virtual Symmetric Multiprocessing enables the use of ultra-powerful virtual machines that possess up to 64 virtual CPUs.
  • VMware vSphere Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) allows virtual machines to access shared storage devices (Fibre Channel, iSCSI, etc.) and is a key enabling technology for other vSphere components such as VMware vSphere Storage vMotion®.
  • VMware vSphere Storage APIs provide integration with supported third-party data protection, multipathing and disk array solutions

VMware vSphere

  • VMware vSphere Thin Provisioning provides dynamic allocation of shared storage capacity, enabling IT organizations to implement a tiered storage strategy while reducing storage spending by up to 50 percent.
  • VMware vSphere vMotion® enables live migration of virtual machines between servers with no disruption to users or loss of service, eliminating the need to schedule application downtime for planned server maintenance.
  • VMware vSphere Storage vMotion enables live migration of virtual-machine disks with no disruption to users, eliminating the need to schedule application downtime for planned storage maintenance or storage migrations.
  • VMware vSphere High Availability (HA) provides cost-effective, automated restart within minutes for all applications if a hardware or operating system failure occurs.
  • VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT) provides continuous availability of any application in the event of a hardware failure— with no data loss or downtime.
  • VMware vSphere Data Protection™ provides simple, cost- effective backup and recovery for virtual machines. It is a newly architected solution based on EMC Avamar technology that enables agentless backups with built-in deduplication.
  • VMware vShield Endpoint™ secures virtual machines with offloaded antivirus and antimalware solutions without the need for agents inside the virtual machine.

Additional Components Available in Enterprise Edition

  • VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler™ provides dynamic, hardware-independent load balancing and resource allocation for virtual machines in a cluster, using policy-driven automation to reduce management complexity while meeting SLAs.
  • VMware vSphere Distributed Power Management™ automates energy efficiency in vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler clusters by continuously optimizing server power consumption within each cluster.
  • VMware vSphere Reliable Memory places critical vSphere components (such as the hypervisor) into memory regions identified as “reliable” on supported hardware. This further protects components from an uncorrectable memory error.
  • VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions run Hadoop on vSphere to achieve higher utilization, reliability and agility. vSphere Big Data Extensions support multiple Hadoop distributions and make it seamless for IT to deploy, run and manage Hadoop workloads on one common platform.

Additional Components Available in Enterprise Plus Edition (also inclusive of Enterprise Edition Components listed earlier)

  • VMware vSphere Distributed Switch simplifies and enhances virtual-machine networking in vSphere environments and enables those environments to use third-party distributed virtual switches.
  • VMware vSphere Storage I/O Control and VMware vSphere Network I/O Control set storage and network quality-of-service priorities for guaranteed access to resources.
  • VMware vSphere Auto Deploy™ performs quick, as-needed deployment of additional vSphere hosts. When vSphere Auto Deploy is running, it pushes out update images, eliminating patching and the need to schedule patch windows.
  • VMware vSphere Host Profiles help IT administrators simplify host deployment and compliance.
  • VMware vSphere Storage DRS™ automates load balancing by using storage characteristics to determine the best place for a virtual machine’s data to reside, both when it is created and when it is used over time.
  • VMware vSphere Profile-Driven Storage reduces the steps in the selection of storage resources by grouping storage according to a user-defined policy.
  • VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache virtualizes server-side flash providing a high performance read cache layer that dramatically lowers application latency.
  • vSphere App HA adds a new level of availability that allows vSphere to detect and recover from application or OS failure. Supports the most common applications on the market and can extend to the VMware ecosystem through its APIs

Compare:

VMware vSphere Editions are licensed per CPU. One instance of VMware vCenter Server™ is required for vSphere deployments.

Compare vSphere Editions

  Standard Enterprise Enterprise Plus
Overview Server consolidation, business continuity, and insight to workload capacity and health Resource load balancing and insight to workload capacity and health Enhanced application availability and performance with insight to workload capacity and health
Product Components
License entitlement Per 1 CPU Per 1 CPU Per 1 CPU
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware Yes Yes Yes
Centralized Management Compatibility
vCenter Server (sold separately) vCenter Server Foundation
vCenter Server Standard
vCenter Server Foundation
vCenter Server Standard
vCenter Server Foundation
vCenter Server Standard

Product Features Standard Enterprise Enterprise Plus
Business Continuity and Security
vMotion Yes! Yes! Yes!
Storage vMotion Yes! Yes! Yes!
High Availability Yes! Yes! Yes!
Data Protection Yes! Yes! Yes!
Fault Tolerance Yes! Yes! Yes!
vShield Endpoint Yes! Yes! Yes!
vSphere Replication Yes! Yes! Yes!
Hot Add Yes! Yes! Yes!
App HA Yes!
Resource Prioritization and Enhanced Application Performance
Reliable Memory Yes! Yes!
Big Data Extensions Yes! Yes!
Virtual Serial Port Concentrator Yes! Yes!
Distributed Resources Scheduler (DRS), Distributed Power Management (DPM) Yes! Yes!
Storage DRS and Profile-Driven Storage Yes!
Storage I/O Control and Network I/O Control Yes!
Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) Support Yes!
Flash Read Cache Yes!
Automated Administration and Provisioning
Storage APIs for Array Integration, Multipathing Yes! Yes!
Distributed Switch Yes!
Host Profiles and Auto Deploy Yes!

Compare vSphere Essentials Kits

vSphere Essentials Kits are for small businesses and combine virtualization for up to three physical servers with centralized management with vCenter for Essentials. vSphere Essentials Plus is also available with vSphere Storage Appliance.

Product Overview Essentials Kit Essentials Plus Kit
Overview Server virtualization and consolidation with centralized management Server virtualization and consolidation plus business continuity
Centralized Management vCenter Server Essentials vCenter Server Essentials
License entitlement 3 servers with up to 2 processors each 3 servers with up to 2 processors each
Features vSphere Hypervisor vSphere Hypervisor, vMotion, High Availability, Data Protection, vShield Endpoint, vSphere Replication

vSphere Essentials Kit for Retail and Branch Offices and vSphere Essentials Plus for Retail and Branch Offices are special kits designed for deployments in branch offices and remote offices. These editions offer a packaged solution to extend agility, security and efficiency across the organization and allow remote management of the office deployment either locally or centrally.

How To Buy:

The pricing model for VMware vSphere® and VMware vSphere® with Operations Management™ simplifies the experience of buying, deploying and managing VMware products.

The pricing and licensing model for vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management is broken into two categories: kits and editions. Kits are all-in-one offerings that deliver all the necessary licenses and features/functionality required to getting virtualization running in an environment. Editions are a la carte offerings generally designed for larger IT environments with a broader set of requirements.

Each edition includes a hypervisor as well as features to support basic consolidation, improve availability, protect data, automate resource management and simplify management operations.

Prices listed are for licenses only; Production, Basic Subscription and Support (SnS), and Incident Support (for vSphere Essentials Kit) are sold separately. Paid upgrades are available for all vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management offerings below to all higher kits or editions.

VMware vSphere with Operations Management Editions

A la carte licensing that is priced on a per CPU basis. All editions must be used in conjunction with an existing or separately purchased vCenter Server edition. SnS is required for at least one year.

VMware vSphere with Operations Management Standard
Server consolidation and no planned downtime with proactive operations management

VMware vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise
Powerful & efficient resource management with proactive operations management

VMware vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Policy-based datacenter automation with proactive operations management

VMware vSphere with Operations Management Acceleration Kits

Larger all-in-one solutions that combine 6 CPU licenses of a specific vSphere with Operations Management edition, one instance of VMware vCenter Server Standard edition for centralized management. All kits have a limit of one purchase per customer site and SnS is required for at least one year.

VMware vSphere with Operations Management Standard Acceleration Kit
Server consolidation and no planned downtime with proactive operations management

VMware vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Acceleration Kit
Powerful & efficient resource management with proactive operations management

VMware vSphere with Operations Management
Enterprise Plus Acceleration Kit Policy-based datacenter automation with proactive operations management

VMware vSphere Editions

A la carte licensing that is priced on a per CPU basis. All editions must be used in conjunction with an existing or separately purchased vCenter Server edition. Editions have specific CPU and virtual memory entitlements. If higher requirements are needed beyond these entitlements, additional licenses must be purchased. SnS is required for at least one year.

VMware vSphere Standard
Server consolidation and no planned downtime

VMware vSphere Enterprise
Powerful & efficient resource management

VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus
Policy-based datacenter automation

VMware vSphere Essentials Kits

All-in-one solutions that combine virtualization for up to three physical servers (up to two processors each) along with the centralized management capabilities of vCenter Server for Essentials. See description below for specific SnS rules per kit.

VMware vSphere Essentials Kit
Server consolidation with enterprise-class virtualization on the smallest budget

VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit
Server consolidation and business continuity for small environments

VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit with vSphere Storage Appliance
Benefits of vSphere Essentials Plus Kit, with vSphere Storage Appliance add-on that enables business continuity without shared storage hardware requirements

VMware vSphere Essentials and Essentials Plus for Retail and Branch Offices (ROBO) are available in 10-CPU packs.

VMware vCenter Server Editions

VMware vCenter Server provides unified management for vSphere environments and is a required component of a complete VMware vSphere deployment. One instance of vCenter Server is required to centrally manage virtual machines and their hosts and to enable all vSphere features. SnS is required for at least one year.

VMware vCenter Server Foundation
Powerful management tools for smaller vSphere environments looking to rapidly provision, monitor, and control virtual machines.

VMware vCenter Server Standard
Large-scale management of VMware vSphere deployments for rapid provisioning, monitoring, orchestration, and control of virtual machines.

Support:


VMware Production Support & Subscription

Weekday Support for Test, Dev and Non-Critical Deployments
  • Global, 12x5 access to support
  • Unlimited number of support requests
  • Remote Support
  • Online access to documentation and technical resources, knowledge base, discussion forums
  • Product updates and upgrades

Overview

VMware Basic Support is designed for non-critical applications and platforms that require support during normal business hours. Our global support centers have been strategically placed to provide you with fast and efficient access to the support center in your region. Each center is staffed with engineers that can provide industry-leading expertise in virtualization and years of experience supporting virtual infrastructure products in real-world customer environments. We are committed to delivering enterprise-class, worldwide support with a single objective in mind: your success.

VMware Basic Support & Subscription Service

Technical Support, 12 Hours/Day, per published Business Hours, Mon. thru Fri.
  • Global, 24x7 support for Severity 1 issues
  • Fast response times for critical issues
  • Unlimited number of support requests
  • Remote Support
  • Online access to documentation and technical resources, knowledge base, discussion forums
  • Product updates and upgrades

Overview

VMware Production Support is designed with your production environments in mind. Our global support centers are staffed around the clock to provide you access to our industry-leading expertise in virtualization and years of experience supporting virtual infrastructure products in real-world customer environments. We are committed to delivering enterprise-class, worldwide support with a single objective in mind: your success.

Feature Production Support Basic Support
Hours of Operation1 24 Hours/Day
7 Days/Week
365 Days/Year
12 Hours/Day
Monday–Friday
Length of Service 1 or 3 Years 1 or 3 Years
Product Updates 2 Yes Yes
Product Upgrades 2 Yes Yes
Products Supported 3 All Products
(excluding VMware Fusion and VMware Player)
All Products
Method of Access Telephone/Web Telephone/Web
Response Method Telephone/Email Telephone/Email
Remote Support Yes Yes
Root Cause Analysis Available only with Business Critical or Mission Critical Support Offering Available only with Business Critical or Mission Critical Offering
Access to VMware Web Site Yes Yes
Access to VMware Discussion Forums and Knowledge Base Yes Yes
Max Number of Technical Contacts per Contract 6 4
Number of Support Requests Unlimited Unlimited
Target Response Times
Critical (Severity 1)
Major (Severity 2)
Minor (Severity 3)
Cosmetic (Severity 4)

30 minutes or less: 24x7
4 business hours
8 business hours
12 business hours

4 business hours
8 business hours
12 business hours
12 business hours
Business Hours
North America
Alaska, Hawaii
Latin America

Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)

Asia, Pacific Rim, Japan (APJ)

Australia/New Zealand
Monday - Friday
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST/PDT)
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (GMT/GMT+1)

8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Singapore Time)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sydney AET)
Monday - Friday
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST/PDT)
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (GMT/GMT+1)

8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Singapore Time)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sydney AET)
1 Hours of operation for Gemstone are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST/PDT). Severity 1 issues are responded to 24x7.

2Product updates and upgrades are not included with Basic Support and Subscription Service for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for VMware.
Product updates and upgrades are not included with Production Support and Subscription Service for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for VMware.

3VMware Fusion Professional and VMware Workstation require a minimum of ten (10) licenses in order to purchase Basic support. VMware Workstation requires a minimum of ten (10) licenses in order to purchase Production Support.

Documentation:

PDF File
Download the VMware vSphere Datasheet (PDF).

PDF File
Download the What's New in VMware vSphere 5.5? (PDF).

PDF File
Download the VMware vSphere Essentials and Essentials Plus Kits Datasheet (PDF).

PDF File
Download the VMware vSphere Essentials for Retail and Branch Offices Datasheet (PDF).

 

VMware Licensing
VMware vSphere 5
VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Kit for 3 hosts (Max 2 processors per host)
- Note: Purchase of Subscription is required!
#VS5-ESSL-BUN-C
List Price: $495.00
Our Price: $445.00
VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Plus Kit for 3 hosts (Max 2 processors per host)
- Note: Purchase of SnS is required!
#VS5-ESP-KIT-C
List Price: $4,495.00
Our Price: $4,045.00
VMware Support
VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Kit Subscription
VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Kit Subscription Only, 1 Year
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Our Price: $65.00
VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Kit Subscription Only, 3 Years
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Our Price: $171.60
VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Plus Kit Support and Subscription
VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Plus Kit Basic Support/Subscription, 1 Year #VS5-ESP-KIT-G-SSS-C
Our Price: $944.00
VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Plus Kit Basic Support/Subscription, 3 Years #VS5-ESP-KIT-3G-SSS-C
Our Price: $2,492.16
VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Plus Kit Production Support/Subscription, 1 Year #VS5-ESP-KIT-P-SSS-C
Our Price: $1,124.00
VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Plus Kit Production Support/Subscription, 3 Years #VS5-ESP-KIT-3P-SSS-C
Our Price: $2,967.36