VMWare Virtualization Solution

Reading this article about VMWare virtualization architecture, it looks to me that no other vendor in the market provides such a comprehensive end-to-end virtualization solution today. Here is the summary of what they offer:

  • VMWare ESX – the thin hypervisor which:
    • has direct driver access for virtual machines provide the base layer on which VMs will run
    • does better memory management with overcommit and memory ballooning
  • Virtual infrastructure – suite of tools to
    • VMFS to provide virtualized storage
    • HA
    • DRS
  • Virtual Center that
    • centralized management
    • operational automation
    • rapid provisioning

It sure has a niche over other vendors/products/solutions!!

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