VMware has many products that supports thousands of users.

Our support of VMware is more tightly focused. We support VMware VSphere Essentials kit. Which they define as:

“VMware vSphere Essentials Kit delivers the industry-leading virtualization platform for small businesses at an affordable price. Small businesses can virtualize their physical servers and centrally manage these servers, reducing hardware costs and increasing operating efficiency with a low upfront investment.”

The full web page is here.

According to Wikipedia:

“its enterprise software hypervisor for servers, VMware ESXi, is a bare-metal hypervisor that runs directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system.”

In plain English, ESXi is installed on bare hardware and provides a foundation on which you can install multiple Operating Systems (OSs) on it. The OSes include multi versions of Windows, Server, Linux and Mac OS. The limit is how much RAM memory and hard disk space you have.

One of the many advantages to VMware is that the OSs can be tranferred to different hardware without re-installing the programs. 

A typical configuration for us (Farsight) is when a customer needs central control of security and needs multiple users to have access from remote locations. In this case, one Virtual Machine (VM) runs Windows Server with AD (Domain controller). A second VM running Windows Server with Remote Desktop Services (RDS / Terminal Services).

We at Farsight work with you to come up with the specifications so that you don’t spend too much or too little. We don’t sell hardware and will work with your supplier to get you the best deal. We will work with whomever you choose. Our goal is to get you a system that we can install and maintain for years.