There are several choices available for server, storage, and desktop virtualization. VMware’s vSphere solution continues to lead the pack in terms of features and functionality. With its recent release of version 5 for both vSphere and Site Recovery Manager, VMware responds to client and partner requests to improve speed to deploy, response to disaster, and the ability to run its solutions independent of platform (i.e. now from a smart phone).
Top Reasons to Consider vSphere 5:
- Speed of High Availability Features – Performs more simultaneous vMotions, simplifies clustering setup and configuration, and enhances reliability through better resource guarantees and monitoring
- vCenter Now Runs as a Virtual Management Assistant – For small scale deployments, there is no need to purchase an operating system
- Web Client Availability – Allows platform independence (i.e. the ability to run from a smart phone)
- Host Profiling – Permits copying of host settings across multiple ESXi hosts allowing a series of hosts to be deployed and configured in a fraction of the time