Virtualization is the process of creating a software-based (or virtual) representation of something rather than a physical one. Virtualization can apply to applications, servers, storage, and networks and is the single most effective way to reduce IT expenses while boosting efficiency and agility for all size businesses.
Benefits of Virtualization
Virtualization can increase IT agility, flexibility, and scalability while creating significant cost savings. Workloads get deployed faster, performance and availability increases and operations become automated, resulting in IT that's simpler to manage and less costly to own and operate. Additional benefits include:
Reduce capital and operating costs.
Minimize or eliminate downtime.
Increase IT productivity, efficiency, agility and responsiveness.
Provision applications and resources faster.
Enable business continuity and disaster recovery.
Simplify data center management.
Build a true Software-Defined Data Center
VMware is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced expansion and continued momentum of the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP). The VSPP is designed to enable IT service provider partners—solution providers that offer cloud-based IT services to customers outside their traditional datacenters—to leverage the VMware platform, including VMware vSphere™ 4, to offer external IT infrastructures for customers so they can increase or reduce compute capacity based on business demands. Since its launch in 2008, more than 700 service provider partners have joined the VSPP, and the program has expanded to offer benefits to partners in the EMEA region. Service providers in 32 countries are current VSPP members.