2019-12-15T05:58:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What is your primary use case for VMware Software Defined Storage?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

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

Thank you!

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RA
Senior Project Engineer - Networks and Infrastructure at Tetra Pak
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2020-02-05T08:05:00Z
Feb 5, 2020

I'm the senior project engineer for networks and infrastructure in our company and we're a customer of VMware. We usually design the product for specific situations and then sell it. We're currently working on four different projects, it's primarily a data product.

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KashifNaseer - PeerSpot reviewer
Country Head SSID & GM South at a import and exporter with 51-200 employees
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2020-01-22T12:44:00Z
Jan 22, 2020

Our primary use case relates to the increasing number of customers moving away from traditional types of storage and trying to reduce the storage provisioning time and improve ease of use. That's the main reason customers are asking for software-defined storage. We deal with medium to enterprise-sized customers.

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Data Center Technical Support Team Lead at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-12-15T05:58:00Z
Dec 15, 2019

The primary use of the solution is to make better use of our resources.

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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 5, 2020
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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AA
Data Center Technical Support Team Lead at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 15, 2019
The primary use of the solution is to make better use of our resources.
KashifNaseer - PeerSpot reviewer
Country Head SSID & GM South at a import and exporter with 51-200 employees
Jan 22, 2020
Our primary use case relates to the increasing number of customers moving away from traditional types of storage and trying to reduce the storage provisioning time and improve ease of use. That's the main reason customers are asking for software-defined storage. We deal with medium to enterprise-sized customers.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Feb 5, 2020
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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AA
Data Center Technical Support Team Lead at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 15, 2019
This is one of the more expensive products for this type of solution on the market. The VMware line, in general, is expensive products. The high cost is why some people are running away to use different, less expensive solutions even if that means having fewer features. For some companies, it is more important just to save some money and have basic functionality.
KashifNaseer - PeerSpot reviewer
Country Head SSID & GM South at a import and exporter with 51-200 employees
Jan 22, 2020
Setup cost is based on the software price and licenses on sockets. A single socket costs you around US $6,000 with three years services. At a minimum, you have a three node cluster for a small or medium-scale company. It can get quite expensive because you're likely to need four to six sockets on the other site to achieve business continuity. It comes to around $30,000. If you compare it with the Microsoft solution, Linux solutions, this is more expensive. When you deploy any of the software-defined data solutions you need hardware. Hardware vendors have their own appliances ready to sell. The main catch is if a customer is proposing a software-defined solution for one of their production systems, they may purchase software and hardware from different suppliers. There could be a conflict while troubleshooting a problem between the hardware and the software vendors. In the case of VMware or any of the brands, it's best for the customer to have a ready appliance, which comes from the hardware vendor with a software-defined data central software already installed. It would mean only one service provider for both hardware and software and hence no conflict. All hardware vendors are currently offering the Software Defined Ready nodes. If we compare VSAN Ready nodes from hardware vender and customer solution based on compatible VSAN hardware and VSAN software, the overall price of VSAN ready node prices will be slightly on higher side possibly around US$5K - 10K per node. And that's the catch if the customer wants one windows services they have a pay higher cost. If you have enough expertise buying separate will save cost else go with the VSAN ready node solution.
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