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VMware vSphere Primary Use Case

SG
Owner at a transportation company with 1-10 employees

Firstly, we use it to provide an infrastructure for a development environment. Secondly, we use it to provide services to end-users. A kind of clustered services, where underneath, there are plenty of virtual machines. Thirdly, these solutions were chosen because of the easy way of providing backups and zero downtime between accidents and issues. 

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Server Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

We primarily use the solution for everything Microsoft-related for the most part. I would say our visualization platform is about 99.5% of all our workload from a Microsoft point of view

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Founder & Technology Advisor at EUC Solutions

The primary reason our customers use vSphere is to consolidate their workloads and realize the other benefits that virtualization provides. For example, they create HA or VM-level HA to facilitate DR.

Essentially, our clients use vSphere for all of the reasons that people use a virtualization layer.

I am a virtualization technician, doing software technology consulting for virtualization and VDI. 

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VA
Assitant Director - IT at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

I'm always sort of working with the servers, therefore, whenever there is a requirement for a different kind of server, I deal with it. For example, one of my departments asked me to provide one server where they can store some files. Instead of getting a full physical server, we created some virtual machines on vSphere and gave it to the department so they could store their data there. That is one where we are using the server. Sometimes we buy software from outside, and there are specific requirements on hardware - for example, X amount much of RAM is required, Y amount of CPU is required, etc., so we try to use the vSphere to create the virtual machines for that.

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Consultant senior en technologie de l'information at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I use vSphere 7.0.1 for a few reasons. My primary use case is for my lab, as vSphere offers a great versatility to use VDI, containers, distributed Storage, and SDN on the same hardware. I also use vSphere for non-production tasks on Rasberry Pie 4, and it offers a great deal for working with Docker on cheap hardware with a single management interface, vSphere. 

My lab is composed of three white-box servers with vSAN, a 10 gig network, a local SAN, and all storage with SSD to deliver fast VM.

I also have vRealize operating to monitor all the VMware components. 

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CB
Systems Engineer/Systems Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees

I use vSphere for general server virtualization. I am not doing anything spectacular with it.

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AS
Technical Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

A typical use case for vSphere would be general virtualization, primarily, where we're deploying either Linux or Windows-based workloads. We do have a lot of design-ready nodes we use for some of our clients. We also use Tanzu, from an application development container, microservices type of solution as well. 

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TM
Systems Engineer at a educational organization with 11-50 employees

The solution is a hypervisor. 

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Solution Architect at KIAN company

We are using VMware vSphere and virtualization infrastructure for IT functions in my company. It is also used in other companies or industries, such as automobile factories, energy and gas factories, and State Universities.

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GC
IT Director at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees

We use it mainly to host virtual machines. We have the standard version, so we do VMotion. Sometimes it's easier when you need to do some maintenance on a whole server to be able to move the virtual machine from one host to another, so there is no downtime for the users. For virtual machine management, it's more fluent to dynamically set the resources on the servers, for example, if we need to increase the storage volume on a virtual machine or increase the RAM or adjust the CPU cores. It's easier to handle this on vSphere or any other hypervisor than on bare metal.

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RM
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We have a variety of customers with different use cases. Many can't go to a public cloud, and so we give the option of a private cloud. If they can go to a public cloud, may use a hyperscaler such as AWS or Azure on their applications. 

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Vice President Derivatives Ops IT at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

We mainly use this solution to create hosts and convert them to virtual machines. We convert our physical assets into virtualized assets. We need to convert ESXi hosts into VMs.

Our entire operating team has access to vSphere. They can log into vCenter — vSphere's dashboard. We have multiple IDs and roles created. In total, we have more than 600 users. Out of our 600 users, we have around 50 admin users who can administer the entire map. 

We definitely plan to continue using this solution.

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RS
Delivery Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

It is a private cloud and it's on a standalone Bare Metal system. On the private cloud environment we provide virtualized computers for different users.

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Founder at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees

We use the solution for the virtualization of the environment. We've converted more than 90% of our environment from physical to virtual.

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SS
Lead QA Analyst at Loomis Express

We use it to create ThinApps.

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MC
IT Solution Architect at a educational organization with 51-200 employees

Currently, our whole infrastructure stack is residing on the VMware hypervisor. Everything we use is running on VMware. We have multi-site vCenter data centers. We have four sites, but they are two separate pairs of sites that provide redundancy. We will shortly also use VMware Site Recovery Manager for the two to four hours disaster recovery strategy. 

We are on version 6.5 or 6.7, and we are moving to version 7.0 shortly.

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Sr. Architect, Business Continuity at Sayers

I'm a Solutions Architect. I advise clients on how to leverage VMware products to provide resiliency in the face of disruptive events. VMware's platform is the most robust for running VMs upon, and it also has the most mature technology. Therefore, it is much more reliable and predictable, and those are the key characteristics needed to ensure a successful business continuity solution. Bleeding edge newcomers have yet to prove themselves production worthy compared to VMware's long history of success.

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JL
Pré-vendas at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees

Most use cases are here in Brazil. The company is moving to vSphere after exchanging from a legacy platform. Most of our clients have not previously considered digitalization. Now, they look up KVM solutions for DevOps, the Zain app, and Zain desktops for desktop visualization. For some clients, these alternatives may seem more enticing. We did a vSphere implementation for a customer in the last 12 months. I think it was version 6.5.3. We used it for a retail company. We also cater to small to medium-sized companies in the US market. I estimate about a hundred people use vSphere.

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Lead Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON

vSphere 6.5 is the primary virtualization technology in use at our firm and supports the entire organization infrastructure.

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IT Manager at ducart

The product is primarily used for my main server for the main business. All the servers are on it.

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PM
VMware PSO Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

Our primary use case for the solution right now is for a project regarding Telecom Italia. We are working with the telecom. It is mostly regarding the private cloud. The main reason for having all of these products and solutions altogether is to reach the cloud director and to have the private cloud for Telecom Italia.

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Manager IT at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
  • Implemented private cloud.
  • Created different OS VMs
  • Implemented backup policies.  
  • Implemented network solutions.

Due to clustering, if any VM or server goes down, then within a moment it can be back. Even if a node goes down, then automatically all the VMs shift to another node. That is thr beauty of the product. It supports different platforms: Windows, Linux, Unix, Ubuntu, and many more. 

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Senior Product Specialist at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees

VMware vSphere is the basic application for making the virtualization on our environment.

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VH
CIO at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Basically, our operation cluster is hiding under vSphere. 

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IT Manager at a logistics company with 201-500 employees

There are two versions of function more popular in our industry. One is the VMware solution, and one is Hyper-V. We choose VMware. We manage the VMware solutions with the vSphere. If you have a VMware solution, we have to use vSphere. However, if we choose Microsoft we have to use Microsoft management tools.

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AD
Founder Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We provide basic VMware virtualization platforms basically for private clouds and hybrid clouds.

These are being used in the case of server consolidation for reducing the hardware sprawl and also, for a lot of the monitoring solutions now, so that companies can have their own virtual machines. For that, many of the clients need a virtualization platform. That's where we recommend vSphere.

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Senior System Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees

Our primary use case of VMware vSphere is virtualization. It doesn't depend on the hardware anymore, so it's easy to migrate and scale. 

This solution is deployed on-premise. 

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DV
Senior IT Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The product is primarily used as a way to consolidate systems and leverage hardware resources more efficiently.

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Senior Oracle Database Administrator at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

The primary use case for vSphere is that it can be used to deploy space applications to consolidate environments. You can be in production or in a data center, and you want each application to perform or to run only on a particular server. To create that consolidation and that separation of services, you could deploy vSphere.

Nowadays, servers are very robust. You can have a server of 18 cores and a server of 75 terabytes or 100 terabytes. That's a huge investment for a company, and you cannot just deploy a single application. So, with vSphere it will permit you to deploy the hypervessel on that server and later on add servers little by little that can meet your needs.

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FP
Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees

We primarily use VMware vSphere for virtualization.

We use it mostly on-premise, but for the last year on cloud.

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Head of System Architecture Department at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution is typically used in different ways. For example, for different servers, we use a different version on the same physical servers. It's for consolidation on one hardware server. It's also used for redundancy, for fail order, for high availability, for the assistance of the system et cetera. It can also be used for a virtual classroom.

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Principal Consultant at Absolute Precision

Our primary use case is for integrating data feeds from multiple applications. 

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AH
Director at OPEOPL LISTEN TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD.

We primarily use VMware vSphere just for hosting purposes. We are data center. We create virtual machines and give them to our clients. We deal mostly in gaming.

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UI
Information Technology Manager at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees

We are using this solution to build the AD database for the server.

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RB
Software Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

We are primarily using the solution as our virtualization platform.

We procure some licenses for vSphere Standard and we are using it to replicate to VM so that we can have at least that level of redundancy. On the upcoming project for VxRail, we'll be using it for a hyper-converged platform, where you can have high availability and failover capability in real-time.

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RB
Logistics and product Manager at a security firm with 11-50 employees

Our clients have a lot that they want to be deployed in an environment. What they normally do is buy two or three boxes, and then it's virtualized. We make the VM sit on those boxes. Within three boxes, they can have at least ten or 20 servers working for them. They have less power, less racking space, less cabling, and all that. That's how we use VMware.

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Director Of Technology Operations at Kutleng Engineering Technologies

It is largely for workload virtualization. 

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Entrepreneur at WindiS

The solution is primarily used to house VMs, virtual machines.

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System Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

We use this solution for network virtualization.

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MS
VMware Software Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

We primarily use the solution for virtualization.

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FL
Senior Configuration Manager at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees

We use vSphere for production work on defense projects.

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UF
System support engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

We primarily use the solution for real-time backups. It can create new VMs.

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Freelance, Automation Project Administration, DCS, I&E at Centennial Cayman Corp Chile S.A

vSphere is for virtualizing some real computers, and then they can be used as hot spares. Sometimes you need to complement some functions or perform some work on them.

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Owner at Computech Associates

We are a service provider, and we give services to our customers. Whenever we provide the solution, we give the latest version available at that time.

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EN
IT Manager at a legal firm with 51-200 employees

We primarily use the product as a server. Most of the work we do for our clients. 

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SM
Manager at a non-profit with 201-500 employees

The solution is primarily used for management. It offers easier control at multiple branches.

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System Advisor IT at CRIF High Mark

In the organization where I have worked for the past nine years, there are multiple virtualization platforms. Virtualization software includes Microsoft Hypervisor, Red Hat KVM, Oracle virtual machine, and Oracle virtual cloud.

vSphere is optimized for a specific type of virtualization.

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Senior Information Technology Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees

The solution acts as the basis for doing virtualization. 

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SK
Sr. Systems Engineer at a non-profit with 501-1,000 employees

Our primary use case of this solution is for server consolidation and high availability. We are customers of VMware and I'm a senior systems engineer. 

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MO
Operation Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We primarily use the solution for our virtual environment.

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AP
IT Infrastructure Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

We use VMware vSphere for virtualization and to deliver VDI.

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System Administrator at ON Semiconductor Phils. Inc.

The entire production and development environments are running on VMware vSphere using the 6.0 and 6.5 versions with twelve-node clustered configurations. Two data centers were deployed to separate the production side virtual machines from those of test and development.

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Chief Technology Officer at perfekt

While we work with the latest version, we also support customers when it comes to backing up their older versions, meaning we work with a variety of different ones. 

Many of our customers have their core infrastructure on vSphere platforms. They make use of the solution for their virtual environments when it comes to their educational and healthcare institutions.

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ZB
Executive Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We have been using ESXi hypervisors with vCenter. We use it for both private and public clouds.

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SP
General manager at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees

We primarily use the product for server virtualization. We have multiple VMs for different environments for our business needs.

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SW
System Administrator at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

It's virtualization software. We are using it to virtualize virtual machines.

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FG
Systems analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use this solution for Datacenter consolidation and it is the infrastructure of our servers.

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Head Tim Infrastructure, and IT Security at Lembaga Penjamin SImpanan

Previously, we were using the conventional physical server but we now use the enterprise version of VMware vSphere to virtualize all of our servers. All of the servers in our company are now virtualized servers. In 2016, we do not know that virtualized servers can be monitored, we have implemented monitoring for the virtualized systems and management allowing us to create DR for the solution.

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IT Administrator at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees

We have implemented VMware vSphere a lot which is used for Server Virtualization. It has reduced the number of equipment that we need to use in the data centers servers, such as HP, IBM, Dell, and many others. We can use this solution for many use cases, even storage.

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VC
CEO at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

We have co-located our servers in different data centers, and these co-located servers are in a cluster. For storage, we are using vSAN, and for compute, we are using vSphere 6.7. We will be upgrading to version 7 in due course.

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Senior Software and Systems Engineer at SAMU.IT

We are an IT company and VMware partners.

VMware vSphere is used for virtualization in all situations and for all businesses.

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NW
Head of Technical at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We use vSphere primarily for data center solutions. We migrated most of the physical workloads to a virtual environment. Even physical data center migrations were made possible because of VMware workloads. We had replication workloads using such technology for DR purposes. I've also deployed a Nutanix cluster with the VMware Hypervisor.

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Sales Manager at TCX

We implement all the standard VMware data solutions. Typically, that's vSphere and sometimes DataCore, the other product we like. We use vSphere for the virtualization of data servers, and other common uses.

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Manager of Solutions and Support at Esconet Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

VMware vSphere is primarily used for server virtualization and automation.

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Information Technology Support Coordinator at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

It's the main virtualization solution for our clients.

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Vmware Administrator at Intertech

My primary use case is to consolidate the number of physical servers required. We created our motion machines out of it, and it acts as very easy management for backup and security.

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Sr. Manager at a non-profit with 51-200 employees

We use VMware vSphere for our windows server and other virtual machines.

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Presales Engineer at Emet Computing

We are a solution provider and VMware vSphere is one of the products that I have experience with. This product is used as a virtual IT environment. It hosts applications such as SQL databases.

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DB
IT & Security Team Leader at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We use it for the virtualization of server infrastructure.

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Senior Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at Fiber Misr

We deliver this solution to our customers and we partner with the vendor. I'm a senior infrastructure solution specialist. 

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Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

We are using vSphere as a multi-tenant platform. We are hosting VMs for a few of our customers.

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GF
IT Operations Support at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees

We use VMware vSphere on our main computer systems and we are using the Center Configuration Manager from VMware for the solution as well as vCenter for replication.

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Information Technology Specialist at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are using vSphere to virtualize our workloads.

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Implementation and Support Engineer at PRACSO S.R.L.

It's a VDI and also for virtualized machines. We use it for digitized databases.

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MD
Technical Account Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

This solution is used as a virtual and a clustered environment. We provide a minimum of two central storage server clusters and the maximum we have is for approximately four server clusters. 

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MK
IT Manager at KIRLOSKAR PNEUMATIC CO. LTD.

VMware vSphere is used for server virtualization. We are using Microsoft Active Directory, file, and Linux servers

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Database Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We have Hyper-V on a physical machine and another virtual machine. We are using this because of iSCSI, and we are using VMware for performance and production.

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MF
IT Manager at pioneers

We are using VMware vSphere on all of our servers in all environments.

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IT TECHNICAL/ SERVER ADMINISTRATOR at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use it to host our business-critical applications and servers on-premise.

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Senior System Engineer at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees

We are resellers of VMware products. We sell both VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN.

This solution is used for infrastructure virtualization. It is deployed to get the most benefits of our hardware or for the user's hardware.

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Head of enterprise systems at Fidelity Bank Plc

It's used as a private cloud, and currently, we operate the original enterprise infrastructure. For VMware, a majority of the workload is posted on VMware, and it's posted on the HCI solution.

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NB
Director Global Security at a outsourcing company with 10,001+ employees

The primary use case is server virtualization and it brings stability to our workloads.

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OM
IT Chief with 201-500 employees

We are a construction business and this solution enables us to securely operate our technology. We are customers of VMware vSphere and I'm the company's head of IT. 

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SY
Technical Manager at a manufacturing company with 11-50 employees

VMware vSphere is capable of a wide range of tasks, including file sharing, database management, email, active directory, and much more.

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FW
Information Technology Manager & Chief Information Officer at a financial services firm with 1-10 employees

We use it to create virtual machines and things like that.

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AS
Sr. Virtualization Engineer at a government with 51-200 employees

I use VMware vSphere as a regular VM for different workloads and different configurations.

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VMware Technician Manager at VAS

We use this solution for financial full disclosure, end-user computing, and for private cloud.

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Head of Professional Services at Axians ICT Austria GmbH

Our deployments were formerly on-prem, but we have the role of a cloud provider. We have a distributed solution in our data center and several international cloud providers.

We use VMware vSphere for most of our business processes, including HR. 

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SK
Project Specialist at integra software

We use this solution for hosting servers and some applications.

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BK
IT Services Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We use the solution mainly for testing our internal systems. We are providing support and solution for clients and we have to test the solutions.

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KR
System Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

We are just beginning on vSphere. In the next two and three years, I would like to explore the virtualized automation.

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Cloud Professional Architect at FPT Software

We need virtualization for our company, or sometimes our customers leverage virtualization solutions instead of using physical machines.

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Scrum Master - Digital Marketing at Vodafone

The primary use case for vSphere depends on the center. This solution can be implemented both on-premises and on the cloud. 

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MC
Line Technical Agent at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use this solution for virtualization and management.

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TC
Solutions Specialist at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

The solution has many uses, such as consolidation, VDI workloads, and server virtualization.

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FK
Head Of Network & Technical Support at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

We are using this solution for a lot of proposes, such as in production environments.

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ES
Senior Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We use it in the data centers of our customers for server consolidation and new deployments.

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DN
Senior Buyer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

We are using the latest version.

We use it for virtual machines. It is a platform which can be used to provide infrastructure for virtualization.

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RT
Directeur Production, Infrastructure et Architecture IT at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

I use VMware vSphere to run all my applications in a private cloud. I had all the applications in the standalone mode. I migrated them to the cloud. 

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Principal Engineer at ST Engineering Limited

We deploy this solution for our clients, from small to large enterprise. We are resellers and I'm the company's principal engineer. 

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Senior System Engineer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

We are resellers and consultants who provide solutions for our clients.

They manage the virtual machines, such as CPU usage, or memory usage, or disk space.

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AY
IT Service Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use VMware vSphere for the virtualization of environments.

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Senior System & Security Administrator at a legal firm with 51-200 employees

We use vSphere to create virtual machines, connect them with centralized storage, and manage the vSphere servers. Many of our customers use vSphere. It's famous in Egypt.

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AV
IT Infrastructure Specialist at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use VMware vSphere for virtualization, especially server virtualization.

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CM
Principal Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

Except for the Oracle Database, our environment is run on VMware vSphere. We also use this solution for connection tests.

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UB
self-employed

We are using VMware vSphere for our internal management systems. Additionally, we are running the Acronis backup solution, which is partly running on vSphere.

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MC
Administrator at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use VMware vSphere to deploy servers.

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DL
Virtualization Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We use most of the VMware products primarily in server virtualization.

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CK
Chief Technology Officer at Motor City Stamping Inc

Using this solution, we have virtualized 90% of servers used by a tier-one automotive supplier.

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Virtualization Solutions Specialist at datec

My primary use case is defense hyper combat fan solutions.

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