What is VMware vSphere?
vSphere is the world’s leading server virtualization platform. Run fewer servers and reduce capital and operating costs using VMware vSphere to build a cloud computing infrastructure.
VMware vSphere is a tool in the Virtualization Platform category of a tech stack.
Who uses VMware vSphere?
110 companies reportedly use VMware vSphere in their tech stacks, including Accenture, CircleCI, and doubleSlash.
379 developers on StackShare have stated that they use VMware vSphere.
VMware vSphere Integrations
Ansible, Datadog, Rancher, Netdata, and Cloud Foundry are some of the popular tools that integrate with VMware vSphere. Here's a list of all 16 tools that integrate with VMware vSphere.
Pros of VMware vSphere
Strong host isolation
Easy to use
Great VM management (HA,FT,...)
Running in background
Can be setup on single physical server
VMware vSphere's Features
- Powerful Server Virtualization
- Network Services
- Efficient Storage
- Consistent Automation
- High Availability
- Robust Security
VMware vSphere Alternatives & Comparisons
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