The VMware vSphere platform is a proven and popular virtualization solution. It has a number of functions that allow you to manage infrastructure and make changes in the environment without affecting the operation of production systems, which is why it is very often chosen when implementing private clouds - from small environments to Enterprise-class solutions.
Today, even cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure offer the option of using VMware solutions in their products.
The VMware vSphere platform can be extended with additional solutions and products that allow you to build a so-called Software-Defined Datacenter, these include:
Product information: https://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere.html
- VMware vSAN - virtual datastore for hyperconverged infrastructure
Product information: https://www.vmware.com/products/vsan.html
- VMware NSX - virtual network with built-in tools to protect virtual machines
and applications using micro-segmentation
Product information: https://www.vmware.com/products/nsx.html
- VMware vRealize Automation - a platform that allows you to automate the delivery of infrastructure along with a self-service portal.
Product information: https://www.vmware.com/products/vrealize-automation.html
- VMware Horizon - allows you to build a centrally managed infrastructure of virtual remote desktops and applications available to users in a unified configuration.
Product information: https://www.vmware.com/products/horizon.html
If you plan to run an infrastructure that consists of many virtual machines, it is worth considering to implement a private cloud solution using only a few servers to build it, while allowing for flexible resource management at any time instead of incurring the costs of individual servers (so-called VPS).
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