VxRail Primary Use Case
The general use case for VxRail was to deal with the obsolescence because the current infra was not adequate to deal with the licensing and the support as we were running on the older hardware and the ESX version, and being a manufacturing site we didn't have a good level of redundancy.
We have two server rooms there. But if we lose one server room, we will not be able to run all our workload from the existing server room. So we deployed the V Service cluster during this deployment, wherein we have four modes in total in each room, and in the corporate data center.
We also deployed a backup solution with the Data Domain application. Then even if we lose one server room we have all the backup data in the other server room. So now at least we have local redundancy.
So the main use case is redundancy, obsolescence, better architecture, better throughput, and better back up time. Pfizer was not very responsive after we did the VxRail with the vCenter architecture with the upgraded styles. So we got feedback that Pfizer was responding well. Their help was good.
Also the backup time is good. Pfizer has the 1.5 PV. It used to take five to six hours on the back up but now it takes almost half of the time. So we are saving back up time and throughput is good. After deploying we have been getting some good benefits. Even the local businesses are happy with this solution.
So we are now deploying VxRail to more manufacturing sites.View full review »
Account Executive at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Our whole company uses it. We have VxRail in our solution center, which designs software and hardware solutions for our customers' new opportunities. For example, recently, we were asked to develop a Kubernetes environment that the customer wanted to use and researched several different organizations, such as Red Hat's OpenShift.
We wanted to test capabilities on Tanzu, and VxRail was a great home for that, so we brought all the software into the VxRail and showed the inner workings of the data flows for this new capability to the customer. In the end, they didn't necessarily need a VxRail, but that's the beauty of it. It's a vanilla platform to reside modernized software on.View full review »
We primarily use the solution to run the loudmouth to host our virtual server's core courses.View full review »
We primarily use the solution for general computing. We have everything on it and anything that's licensed is on it. We have our file servers, database servers, applications servers, web servers, etc., on it. Anything that fits on it basically.View full review »
Data Center Team Lead at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
In medium-sized installations, many of our customers require a reasonably-priced solution to replace legacy computer storage. Those are the customers who we are suggesting using the VxRail solution to. If the customer is building a data center using VMware, we are recommending VxRail because of the VMware compatibility.
Medium set-ups can be used in a large enterprise but only when they need this solution as a smaller part of their environment. It works well for small setups or medium setups, or for new application setups.View full review »
We use it for implementing VDI solutions.View full review »
Solutions Architect at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
We have some virtual machines for the active directory, some virtual machines for security like firewalls, and some for other security. We have some other solutions here that are on virtual machines, such as our web page. Its applications and some functions are on virtual machines, too.
Some solutions are internal solutions and I think they are going to setup a SaaS solution here in our cluster. We have about three more clusters here and it's around 20 terabytes.View full review »
Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The solution is primarily used as a general data center and VDI.View full review »
Information Technology Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Our company is global. We have a wide range of customers and clients in many countries. Our customers who use VxRail are typically big companies.
Some of our customers are in the banking sector and use VxRail because they're concerned about using automated software for updates, upgrades, etc. VxRail is for a specific category, mostly for banking, oil, and gas — a few others sectors as well.
For our stores, we primarily use the solution for what's called edge computing to provide all the data processing needs in our stores.View full review »
Data Centre and HCI Solutions Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is used for server virtualization. Most of my work is around server virtualization. There has been a lot of interest lately in virtual desktop interfaces but not much is happening there. Most of the customers come for server virtualization. They generally have three-tier architecture running VMware vSphere, and they are looking to upgrade their technology for different reasons, such as performance or hardware being the end of life. Our customers are mostly using the new versions of this solution.View full review »
We primarily use the solution for hyper-converged infrastructure.
It's a four-node cluster that has internal storage and the solution has combined all four nodes via vSAN. vSAN is software, a software-defined storage software from which we can combine our four-node storage and other resources into one virtual storage tool. It's a software-defined model.
We are using it for surrounding applications, not for core applications. For core applications, we are using Power Systems and IBM Cloud Storage.
We use VxRail for the promotion of all our infrastructure VM services.View full review »
Today, we completed the first stage with one customer. We finished our POC and sold six VxRail systems to the customer. The customer usually uses standard VxRail systems for data storage and servers.
The customer wants to do some implementation to replace an old system. They are a manufacturing company that wants to improve their system with a more valuable storage area because they have a lot of data stored across various products. For example, they have 10 terabytes of information on one storage platform and another 2 terabytes on the other, etc.
We faced competition from HPE SimpliVity and won. Yesterday, we got the good news from the customers, who were pleased with licensing for virtualization. The VxRail system provides some good benefits, and the customers are happy. We have two more projects lined up, but they are waiting for the new year, especially because they are arranging budgeting issues. We expect to see some new business in the first quarter.
Station Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We mostly provide VxRail for companies that need to integrate different solutions. It's an embedded solution with storage, computing, and networking parts. Most customers use it because for integration. Our clients are mostly government agencies, educational companies, and enterprise labor.
I use VxRail with VMware VCF. The requirement is to have a private cloud to provide services for users.View full review »
Our goal is to deploy a new CITRIX environment - migration from actual legacy model (hardware) to this new solution.View full review »
Co Founder at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We work with Dell's Italian partner, so we go where the market goes. When Dell merged with EMC, we did several courses, and I got a certification with VxRail. We usually work with companies that have projects. We are solution architects. We don't work with software, programs, databases, or custom software.View full review »
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We primarily deploy the solution to medium-sized businesses from different markets, from automotive to sales to medical, etc.View full review »
Network Admin at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have four nodes. We're using it for our VMware infrastructure.View full review »
Pre sales Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The main reason a customer would acquire VxRail is if they're looking for a platform for more easy management of hardware and software.
I'm a presale engineer and we are a business partner with VxRail, so we sell the solution. We make consulting sales for other customers. Version 7.0 is the last version of VxRail that we've worked with.View full review »
Mahammad Shafi Shaikh
Senior Manager Information System Administration at Agro Tech Foods Limited
We were using VMWare and Dell products from long time. We wanted reliable technology partner who can provide technology, solution and support during migration. We use Microsoft technology.View full review »
CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
For small companies that want to have several nodes and a lot of computing with a small amount of storage for databases and SQLs, this solution works well. They can use it to replicate the data.View full review »
I am working for a service provider, we provide IT services for our customer in Egypt. I have deployed this solution in approximately 10 companies. The solution provides many components into one box for data centers.View full review »
The big portion of it is the VDIs, XenDesktop VDIs. I would say that our biggest deployment for VDI is approximately 15,000 users.
Our team actually maintains the solution and deploys the updates, etc. We have two people that handle all maintenance-related issues. Mostly me but I have support from another person.View full review »
Normally customers are looking to move to data centers that are modern. We have a request for upgrades from old storage and media to something new. We consolidate old solutions and simplify the way the client manages their data center.
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
In the last deployment, I had VxRail connected to Dell EMC Isilon storage and it increases the complexity of what you're doing and you need to have a team that can manage it.View full review »
We used it for hosting on the infrastructure.View full review »
I'm not a direct user. I'm a team manager, and we are using it in our company. We are using it as our new-generation virtualization platform. Currently, we are just building the environment, and we still have things to do directly with Dell.View full review »
System Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We implement VxRail E560F for our customers who are based in the Middle East. We are
Dell partners and I'm a system engineer. The customer has scalability requirements and
wants an easily adoptable solution for their data center which can be integrated into their HO IT Infrastructure and can be managed remotely, with the least amount of OpEx at the branch office.
ICT Business Solution Architect at Cloud Technology
We are system integrators and IT providers.View full review »
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
We have VxRail for Hyperconverged infrastructure for our Windows and Linux VMs. We have the vRealize Suite which helps us with lifecycle management and forecasting our environments.View full review »
Director of Maritime Geoinformation at ARMADA DEL ECUADOR
Our primary use case for VxRail right is deploying management systems. We are trying to consolidate some infrastructure.View full review »
Deputy Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We use it for provisioning the applications for customers. There are no specific sets of installations for using the solutions. We meet the customers' needs through their requests.View full review »
Sr Solution Architect - Enterprise Storage and Virtualization at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
It is used for consolidation, modernization of infrastructure, and simplification. That's what most customers are looking for with this solution.
I am using its latest release.View full review »
We primarily use the solution as a platform for all of the virtual platforms using VMware. We change the traditional infrastructure and don't sell any servers anymore. We're now selling appliances and VxRail and change the traditional platform to the hyper-converged platform.View full review »
Co-Founder and CEO at PT Eugenea Kreasi Utama
We're using three nodes appliance.View full review »
We have four to five clusters and one of those clusters is an OT environment. We work in the oil and gas sector. We have deployed VxRail in three sites, mainly as a DMZ zone. We have another cluster for our internal network and a new VxRail cluster is going to be deployed and dedicated to SAP Hana.View full review »
We use this solution mainly as a middleware application. We work in banking and use VxRail to run all of our mid-layer applications.View full review »
I'm a reseller. I've been selling VxRail as well as Nutanix for about one to two years. My customers use this solution as a virtualization server for general virtualization and also for VDI. I am currently selling versions 70 and 71.View full review »
For remote work, we use VMware Horizon, running on VxRail and have centralized all applications and storage.View full review »
VxRail is allowing us to solve a problem that we've had for quite a while, as far as having distributed compute, networking, and storage. VxRail has a combined HCI environment. As a result, all of our resources are together, and life cycle management helps us with sustainability in deploying and managing the environment.View full review »
Sales Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We are using the VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure to host some of our applications' virtual machines. We have customized this virtual machine and our applications serve different departments within the company.View full review »
Global Virtualization & Cloud Engineer III at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We use VxRail to manage capacity issues. It is very scalable and has solved a lot of our challenges. We are an international company and provide services and platforms to customers based in South America, Latin America, and North America.View full review »
MIS Manager at Misr Glass Manufacturing
We use it for our data center.View full review »
Senior Engineer at ENPPI
We use VxRail for VDI and for our production environment hosted on VMware. Within our organization, there are roughly 3,000 employees that use this solution.View full review »
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I work in the tendering and bidding department. We study the fees and propose a solution based on the customer requirements. Over the last three years, most of our clients have been migrating to hyper-converged environments. I worked with most of the hyper-converged vendors regarding implementation, pricing, and reviewing the technical write-up.View full review »
Director of Technology at a construction company with 201-500 employees
All of our servers run on this system and we are also able to use it for file servers, domain controllers, print servers, SQL servers, etc.
I have two teams - one in Copenhagen with about 400 people and one in New York with about 200 people. Their roles are mainly architects and administration.View full review »
Availability Manager at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
I work for a telecom company, and we're using VxRail internally.View full review »
CTO at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have simplified our environment and made it more easily expandable. We use the solution in four different locations, and have about 25 people directly administering the product. The systems on the product are used by 4,000 people.View full review »
We are using this solution for our business-critical application.View full review »
Sun and IBM PSeries HW - Unix Support Enginner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Here in Mauritius, most companies prefer on-premise deployments. We use VxRail for civil aviation services.View full review »
We have deployed it in our lab in our organization for POCs. We have its latest version.
I am responsible for presales and solution architecture for HCI VxRail. It is suitable for any business, such as financial, telecom, education, etc.
We are implementers of this solution. We have deployed this product in many Middle East regions. We are also customers and an IT service.
The last time I installed the solution, we were using version 4.7 and we are planning to upgrade to version 7. The solution is deployed on-prem.
We installed the upgrade and migrated from a traditional solution to the virtual machine.View full review »
IngÃ©nieur Avant vente at CFAO Technologies
We're integrators, and we have clients in various industries, including banking and energy. In general, VxRail is used to virtualize our customers' platforms. For example, some use it for Active Directory or their email solution for Microsoft Exchange. In addition to VxRail, we work with a storage array solution from Dell EMC with other servers. We use IBM Power System for our backup solution.View full review »
SE Infrastructure at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Our customers who have old infrastructure and are looking for high performance and modern infrastructure, use VxRail.
Data Centre Systems Engineer at Dube TradePort
We are a customer of VxRail with 200 users. We use the solution for production workloads for the company workflow.View full review »
Infrastructure Specialist at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I don't know which version we are using.
I use VxRail as a VDI solution in my environment.View full review »
Head of Professional Solutions at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
VxRail is a software-defined storage solution that works with all VMware products. That's the primary function. So if a customer has limited IT staff and technical expertise, but they want to shift their workload into the cloud in the future, then VxRail is a good option.View full review »
Quadria Rouen Agency Director at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
We mainly use the solution for our data center equipment.
As with SimpliVity, the solution concerns itself with storage, networking and virtualization resources.View full review »
Most of our customers are Microsoft customers, so they are all seeking their own application servers on top of VMware. I'm a senior engineer infrastructure solutions and we are partners with VxRail.
MAM Support Engineer at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
We use the solution for high volumes of data transfer and accessing and processing that data.View full review »
Technical manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
All of the primary use cases of the solution are pure infrastructure, and one of two of them are horizon infrastructures.View full review »
I'm the software system team leader.View full review »
Director at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We use this solution to ensure our hardware is supported.View full review »
We use VxRail to host our SAP ERP system.View full review »
Senior Systems Engineer at Dimension Data
We are using VxRail for our internal applications and databases.View full review »
We typically deploy this VxRail on-premise. However, we do have some cloud customers.View full review »
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Our primary use case is for VDI processes.View full review »
Jinoy P S
Solution Expert at Frontier Business systems
VxRail can be used for application modernization.View full review »