VMware vSphere , the industry-leading virtualization platform, empowers users to virtualize scale-up and scale-out applications with confidence, redefines availability and simplifies the virtual data center. The result is a highly available, resilient, on-demand infrastructure that is the ideal foundation of any cloud environment. This can drive down data center cost, increase system and application uptime, and drastically simplify the way IT runs the data center. vSphere is purpose-built for the next generation of applications and serves as the core foundational building block for the Software-Defined Data Center.vSphere accelerates the shift to cloud computing for existing data centers and also underpins compatible public cloud offerings, forming the foundation for the industry’s only hybrid cloud model. With the support of more than 3,000 applications from more than 2,000 ISV partners, vSphere is the trusted platform for any application.