More than 500,000 downloads of VMware vSphere 4

23 Oct 2009

There have been more than 500,000 customer downloads of VMware’s vSphere 4 since the virtualisation software was unveiled in May, the company has revealed.

This pace has rapidly increased to an average rate of more than 3,660 downloads per day.

“As customers continue to leverage virtualisation for business critical applications, what becomes paramount is not just virtualising server resources but also improving availability, security and scalability for applications,” said Raghu Raghuram, VP and general manager of VMware’s server business unit.

“VMware vSphere is a proven platform that has consistently delivered optimal performance, security and cost savings to businesses of all sizes.”

Raghuram said that proven customer results in efficiency, control and flexibility are driving the momentum behind VMware vSphere.

He said VMware customers consistently report significant cost savings, including reduction in capital expenditures (capex) by up to 60pc and average reduction in operating costs (opex) of 33pc when comparing their VMware environment to a physical environment.

He added that with industry-leading performance and scalability, VMware vSphere extends these benefits to 100pc of applications while delivering twice the consolidation ratio of competitive offerings.

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years