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What is your primary use case for VMware Cloud Foundation?

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

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1010 Answers

Al Vasek - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardMSP

It's a reference architecture. It's based on vSAN Ready Node, however, it basically is tied to VMware in the public cloud, so it has all the VMware components tied to it. It's a hybrid-based solution, so it's installed on-premise. Basically, you can drag and drop resources without having to do any type of conversions, IP changes, or anything else, into AWS Azure, where they have the VMware workloads running as well as VMware partners that have their VMware public environments up and running. It's that reference architecture that gives you that complete elasticity to be able to transport workloads seamlessly to pretty much anywhere.

Ololade Olotu - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

What it does for people is it enables other companies to be able to move their workloads to the cloud, just like Amazon. People can move their workloads to the cloud, however, at this time you are using it, you are actually running the cloud via VMware.

reviewer1329483 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

We use VMware Cloud Foundation to host our in-house data.

Mohab Samy - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

VMware Cloud Foundation can be used to make private clouds faster than the traditional way. Additionally, it can be used for continuity. If you want to run with Tanzu, you can build a full-stack environment of VMware, such as vSphere, or NSX.

reviewer1329483 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

We use it to deploy different customers on to a single platform. We manage the hardware from the top foundation. We look at the logs and we position the networks.

Md.Shahadat Hossain Shipon - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10MSP

Our primary use case is for auto-scaling and automation of VM created automation with some governance and policies.

reviewer1190691 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We were working with versions 5, 5.5, 6, then upgraded to 6.7.

reviewer1233822 - PeerSpot reviewer

We are service providers and therefore we only sell this program to our customers. So we don't use it ourselves. Our customers use it for all kinds of purposes like VDI environments, private clouds, connection to public clouds, office automation purposes and applications running on top of this. They use it to consolidate their environment of servers and it provides them a migration path towards cloud environment or private cloud environments.

Solomon Adebamowo - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We are a system integrator and this is one of the solutions that we provide to our clients. The primary use of this solution is data center consolidation. This solution gives you the option to have a second copy of your data center for disaster recovery. For VMware, you can achieve asynchronous replication, which means that you have active and passive replication between two sites. Active means that the production is up, but the disaster recovery is read-only. When you bring up the mirror, the other site becomes active and the production site becomes read-only.

Hassan Ismail - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We use the product for servicing infrastructure and as a platform for various databases.

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