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VxRail Primary Use Case

Alok Ranjan - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Lead at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees

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.

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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.

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Vasanth_Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Of Information Technology at a outsourcing company with 10,001+ employees

We primarily use the solution to run the loudmouth to host our virtual server's core courses.

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Chris Bujak - PeerSpot reviewer
VDI SysAdmin/Engineer at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees

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.

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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.  

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Savera-Menezes - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of IT Infrastructure at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees

We use it for implementing VDI solutions.

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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.

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Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

The solution is primarily used as a general data center and VDI. 

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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.

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Dian Dabek - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Director, Infrastructure at Lowe's Companies, Inc.

For our stores, we primarily use the solution for what's called edge computing to provide all the data processing needs in our stores.

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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.

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Ghulam Mustafa - PeerSpot reviewer
BT Area Champion/Trainer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

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.

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Johan Malan - PeerSpot reviewer
System administrator at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees

We use VxRail for the promotion of all our infrastructure VM services.

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Müfit Metin - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Development Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

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. 

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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.

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FreddyGonzalez - PeerSpot reviewer
Virtualization Engineer, SME at Dawson Federal

I use VxRail with VMware VCF. The requirement is to have a private cloud to provide services for users.

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Paulo Henrique Cruz Da Silva - PeerSpot reviewer
Arquiteto de infraestrutura at Raizen

Our goal is to deploy a new CITRIX environment - migration from actual legacy model (hardware) to this new solution.

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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.

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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.

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Network Admin at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

We have four nodes. We're using it for our VMware infrastructure.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Ahmed Gamil - PeerSpot reviewer
PreSales Manager at UC-Solutions

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.

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Slava Mislivets - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Infrastructure Engineer at CSL Behring

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.

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Rodrigo Pavao - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Architect at Hardlink

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. 

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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.

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Rajith Attupurath - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network & System Administrator at UOWD

We used it for hosting on the infrastructure.

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Linas Adamonis - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Cloud and Servers Technologies at JSC "Lithuanian railways"​

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.

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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.

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ICT Business Solution Architect at Cloud Technology

We are system integrators and IT providers. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Paulo Xavier - PeerSpot reviewer
Sales Manager at LTA-RH Informatica

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.

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Co-Founder and CEO at PT Eugenea Kreasi Utama

We're using three nodes appliance.

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SunilNarayanan - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr.EMC Storage Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees

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.

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Adeel  Akhtar - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Lead IT Infrastructure & Datacenter at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

We use this solution mainly as a middleware application. We work in banking and use VxRail to run all of our mid-layer applications.

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Thiago Souza - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at Net Place

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. 

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Andreas Eberhard - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of IT at Wild & kupfer

For remote work, we use VMware Horizon, running on VxRail and have centralized all applications and storage.

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Enrique-Rodriguez - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Converged Infrastructure Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

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.

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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.

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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.

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MIS Manager at Misr Glass Manufacturing

We use it for our data center.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Availability Manager at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

I work for a telecom company, and we're using VxRail internally.

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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.

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Tin Htut Soe - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager at Pun Hlaing Hospital

We are using this solution for our business-critical application.

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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.

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Ashraf Ali - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consultant at global brands

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. 

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Rony Chamoun - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Leader at BMB

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.

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Ingénieur 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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Suraj Godar - PeerSpot reviewer
Sn. Eng Infrastructure Solution at UBG

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. 

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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.

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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.

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Letarik Terefe - PeerSpot reviewer
Software System Team Leader at Ethiopian Roads Authority

I'm the software system team leader. 

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Director at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We use this solution to ensure our hardware is supported. 

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EMANUEL CORDEIRO - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at CIALNE

We use VxRail to host our SAP ERP system.

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Senior Systems Engineer at Dimension Data

We are using VxRail for our internal applications and databases.

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Mukesh Choithani - PeerSpot reviewer
AVP-Datacenter Practice at Galaxy Office Automation Pvt. Ltd.

We typically deploy this VxRail on-premise. However, we do have some cloud customers.

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Technical Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

Our primary use case is for VDI processes.

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Solution Expert at Frontier Business systems

VxRail can be used for application modernization.

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Buyer's Guide
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Learn what your peers think about VxRail. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2022.
597,415 professionals have used our research since 2012.