VMware improves the efficiency and availability of IT resources through virtualization. The first step with VMware is to eliminate the old “one server, one application” model and run multiple virtual machines on each physical machine. A datacenter built on a VMware platform lets you respond to changes faster and more efficiently than before.

A typical next step is often desktop virtualization.  Delivering desktops as a managed service lets you create a more flexible IT infrastructure so you can help your business respond more quickly to market changes and opportunities. Deploy applications and desktops faster and more consistently to a wider variety of clients, lowering costs while improving service levels. Extend the life of legacy applications and eliminate installation conflicts by virtualizing applications.

VMware is key to cloud computing-Cloud computing offers a model that cuts through IT complexity by leveraging the efficient pooling of on-demand, self-managed virtual infrastructure, consumed as a  service.  Cloud computing provides a vastly more efficient, flexible, and cost-effective way for IT to meet escalating business needs: IT as a Service. VMware offers you an evolutionary and practical path to this new model, with solutions that harness the power of the cloud while ensuring security and preserving the value of your existing technology investments.

Key benefits Broadleaf sees in VMware solutions:

  • Run multiple operating systems on a single physical host including Windows, Linux and more.
  • Reduce capital costs by increasing energy efficiency and requiring less hardware while increasing your server to admin ratio
  • Ensure your  applications perform with the highest availability and performance
  • Build up business continuity through improved disaster recovery solutions and deliver high availability throughout the datacenter
  • Improve enterprise desktop management & control with faster deployment of desktops and fewer support calls due to application conflicts