The value of data center virtualization continues to grow. Not long ago, VMware vSphere™ 4 running on the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series (based on the Intel® Microarchitecture Nehalem) delivered world-record results for two-socket servers on the VMmark* benchmark, with a remarkable increase of up to 160 percent versus previous-generation solutions. The Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series extends that high performance to a new family of enterprise-class servers to provide the capacity and reliability needed to virtualize even the most demanding enterprise workloads.
In combination with VMware vSphere, Intel Xeon processor 7500 series-based servers can help you achieve:
•Dramatically higher consolidation ratios to drive down data center space, power and cooling requirements, reduce related maintenance costs and use available local area network (LAN) and storage area network (SAN) ports more efficiently.
•Near-native application performance in a virtual environment, with the scalability to support the full range of enterprise applications, including large databases and high-volume transactional and productivity applications.
•Rock-solid support for mission-critical computing needs with more than 20 new high availability features, plus dial-up control of service levels through automated virtual machine failover across LANs and WANs.
VMware vSphere is the leading platform for building cloud infrastructures that give IT organizations simple and comprehensive control of systems, workloads and service levels. With scalable servers based on the Intel Xeon processor 7500 series, IT organizations can now extend these benefits into the highest reaches of the enterprise data center to drive down total costs and improve business and IT agility. They can also magnify the cost benefits of virtualization by achieving consolidation ratios that have never before been possible on affordable, industry-standard servers.