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2017-11-27T20:34:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for VMware vSphere?

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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144 Answers
JS
Infrastructure Engineer at a hospitality company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-04-05T10:13:00Z
05 April 22

VMware vSphere allows you to run multiple virtual machines. For example, I can run up to 10 computers, virtual servers on one physical server. We have at least 10 people using this solution in our organization.

TS
Systems Engineer-Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-03-04T19:26:18Z
04 March 22

A lot of people use the VMware vSphere solutions because most operations are virtualized. Small and mid-range companies are using VMware vSphere for all their infrastructure virtualizing applications, this is what the solution is mainly used for.

DL
IT Support Officer at a non-profit with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-02-11T17:41:04Z
11 February 22

We are using VMware vSphere to manage the virtual environment. We use it for visibility and for managing the host.

FK
Head of Service and Storage Infrastructure at GS2E
Real User
Top 20
2022-02-11T16:13:11Z
11 February 22

It is primarily our server virtualization solution. We have approximately 2,000 servers, all of which are running VMware vSphere.

WM
Network and Security Engineer at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-02-09T15:32:08Z
09 February 22

We use vSphere for virtualization in the IT center. It's the solution we use for publishing our server which supports up to 1,000 users currently. With vSphere, stability comes easily; it's nothing like physical hardware.

EC
Database Administrator at a government with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-01-20T10:25:25Z
20 January 22

We're using VMware vSphere for our server services. We're using it primarily for hosting services. As an example, our mail server: Zimbra Mail is hosted on that virtual environment. Our web server, our DNS server, and all our public servers are also hosted in that environment.

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SB
Engineering Manager, R&D at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-01-17T11:27:17Z
17 January 22

We use VMware vSphere in order to get access to the data center worldwide.

Huy Le Quang - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Professional Architect at FPT Software
Real User
Top 10
2021-12-27T20:19:06Z
27 December 21

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

Bilal Aslam - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder & Technology Advisor at EUC Solutions
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-24T10:13:01Z
24 December 21

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.

UF
System support engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-11-25T17:26:17Z
25 November 21

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

Hani Ismail - PeerSpot reviewer
Scrum Master - Digital Marketing at Vodafone
Real User
Top 20
2021-11-18T23:13:00Z
18 November 21

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

Shams K - PeerSpot reviewer
Vmware Administrator at Intertech
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-11T21:01:34Z
11 November 21

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.

DN
Senior Buyer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-27T18:21:55Z
27 October 21

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.

Amgad Soliman - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System & Security Administrator at a legal firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-13T19:47:00Z
13 October 21

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.

FG
Systems analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-09-18T09:27:51Z
18 September 21

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

PeerSpot user
Founder Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-09-10T09:16:45Z
10 September 21

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.

Rangga Kusuma - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Tim Infrastructure, and IT Security at Lembaga Penjamin SImpanan
Real User
Top 10
2021-08-13T10:53:14Z
13 August 21

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.

MD
Technical Account Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-07-21T05:15:15Z
21 July 21

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.

FW
Information Technology Manager & Chief Information Officer at a financial services firm with 1-10 employees
Real User
2021-07-06T15:56:30Z
06 July 21

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

MinaMagdy - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at Fiber Misr
Real User
Top 5
2021-07-06T07:22:22Z
06 July 21

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

AV
IT Infrastructure Specialist at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-07-05T21:06:39Z
05 July 21

We use VMware vSphere for virtualization, especially server virtualization.

TM
Systems Engineer at a educational organization with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-06-04T09:50:03Z
04 June 21

The solution is a hypervisor.

Irad Dukad - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at ducart
Real User
Top 5
2021-06-03T10:10:28Z
03 June 21

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

MC
IT Solution Architect at a educational organization with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-05-28T23:47:01Z
28 May 21

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.

ForrestWu - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Manager IT at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-05-28T19:32:22Z
28 May 21

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

Udom In - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Manager at The Olympia Medical hub
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-28T11:41:20Z
28 May 21

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

Leonardo Shewchenko - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Support Coordinator at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2021-05-11T20:43:55Z
11 May 21

It's the main virtualization solution for our clients.

BK
IT Services Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-11T15:58:37Z
11 May 21

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.

TC
Solutions Specialist at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-08T06:57:07Z
08 May 21

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

SM
Manager at a non-profit with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-04-22T15:13:26Z
22 April 21

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

RB
Software Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-02T07:37:24Z
02 April 21

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.

Sergei Terekhin - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of System Architecture Department at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-03-31T17:16:32Z
31 March 21

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.

Maan Othman - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Engineer at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-03-24T14:15:25Z
24 March 21

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.

Abbasi Poonawala - PeerSpot reviewer
User at Bank in KSA/JPMORGAN
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-03-12T15:01:32Z
12 March 21

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.

VH
CIO at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2021-03-09T10:16:18Z
09 March 21

Basically, our operation cluster is hiding under vSphere.

Yan BENOIST - PeerSpot reviewer
Entrepreneur at WindiS
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-19T06:39:21Z
19 February 21

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

RS
Delivery Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-09T16:19:00Z
09 February 21

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.

Karthikeyan Chinnadurai - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-04T11:03:37Z
04 February 21

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

NW
Head of Technical at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5
2021-02-04T07:32:15Z
04 February 21

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.

OmidKoushki - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at KIAN company
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-29T22:45:58Z
29 January 21

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.

KR
System Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-23T10:46:00Z
23 January 21

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

CB
Systems Engineer/Systems Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-23T02:06:57Z
23 January 21

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

AP
IT Infrastructure Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-14T21:22:10Z
14 January 21

We use VMware vSphere for virtualization and to deliver VDI.

Stanley Lee - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Engineer at ST Engineering Limited
Reseller
Top 20
2021-01-12T11:20:03Z
12 January 21

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

Rommie  Kaputin - PeerSpot reviewer
IT TECHNICAL/ SERVER ADMINISTRATOR at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-11T11:44:12Z
11 January 21

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

Costinel Tunsoiu - PeerSpot reviewer
Database Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-06T19:39:50Z
06 January 21

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.

SK
Sr. Systems Engineer at a non-profit with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-06T19:33:57Z
06 January 21

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.

ES
Senior Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-27T09:09:57Z
27 December 20

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

ZB
Executive Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-23T20:50:00Z
23 December 20

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

JL
Pré-vendas at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-03T00:30:00Z
03 December 20

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.

OscarMunoz - PeerSpot reviewer
Jefatura del Departamento de Tecnologías de la Información at SERGEAR SAC
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-02T09:42:24Z
02 December 20

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.

RM
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-11-26T17:13:52Z
26 November 20

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.

JO
Server Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-25T21:48:11Z
25 November 20

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

NB
Director Global Security at a outsourcing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-16T19:21:59Z
16 November 20

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

SW
System Administrator at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-11-16T18:04:07Z
16 November 20

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

AllanTrambouze - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant senior en technologie de l'information at Cofomo Québec
Real User
Top 10
2020-11-16T14:39:00Z
16 November 20

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.

GC
IT Director at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-11-10T07:19:30Z
10 November 20

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.

Fernando Tamariz - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Specialist at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-09T17:13:44Z
09 November 20

We are using vSphere to virtualize our workloads.

VA
Assitant Director - IT at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-09T15:22:53Z
09 November 20

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.

VC
CEO at Real Time Cloud Services
Consultant
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-11-07T13:44:14Z
07 November 20

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.

AH
Director at OPEOPL LISTEN TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD.
Reseller
Top 20
2020-11-07T11:56:52Z
07 November 20

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.

Luca Olivotto - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Engineer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2020-11-05T14:24:17Z
05 November 20

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.

SG
Owner at a transportation company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-01T09:32:00Z
01 November 20

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.

RT
Directeur Production, Infrastructure et Architecture IT at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-10-28T07:19:59Z
28 October 20

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.

Walmik Wankhede - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager IT at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-04-15T07:17:00Z
15 April 20

* 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.

PatrickBenson - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Architect, Business Continuity at Sayers
MSP
2020-03-21T17:49:00Z
21 March 20

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.

CK
Chief Technology Officer at Motor City Stamping Inc
Real User
2020-02-27T14:57:00Z
27 February 20

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

Marcus Hall - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Automation Specialist at Federal Reserve Bank Of San Francisco
Real User
2020-01-14T21:14:00Z
14 January 20

We use this solution for hardware consolidation and improved infrastructure resiliency.

sedson52 - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead System Engineer at MITRE Corporation
Real User
2020-01-14T13:49:00Z
14 January 20

Our primary use case is infrastructure as a service (IaaS).

Ricky Santos - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at ON Semiconductor Phils. Inc.
Real User
Top 10
2019-09-26T05:56:00Z
26 September 19

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.

SK
Infrastructure Manager at Petrolink
Real User
2019-07-23T05:10:00Z
23 July 19

We use this solution for production workloads.

Muhammad Tanvir Ashraf - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems and Network Administrator at Gulf Precast Concrete Co. LLC at Gulf Precast Concrete Co. LLC
Real User
2019-05-06T18:25:00Z
06 May 19

Our primary use case is controlling our virtual machines, as well as our host machines.

Real User
2019-04-28T03:12:00Z
28 April 19

Our primary use case for this solution is High Availability Industrial Control Operator Interfaces, and Historian & Regulatory Compliance Data.

Muljo Witono - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO and Owner at PT Solusindo Total Teknikatama
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2019-04-14T17:59:00Z
14 April 19

Our primary use case is to implement a high availability server environment.

Orhangazi Yıldırım - PeerSpot reviewer
System Architect at KT Bank
Real User
2019-04-11T07:02:00Z
11 April 19

We are virtualizing our x86 server infrastructure with VMware vSphere. It consolidates our environment dramatically. Our virtualization ratio is over 92%.

Huy Le Quang - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Professional Architect at FPT Software
Real User
Top 10
2019-03-31T04:52:00Z
31 March 19

* Cloud computing service (IaaS) * Private/hybrid cloud * Virtualization infrastructure * Virtualization desktop infrastructure.

Bunmi-Sadiq - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Supervisor at WACT
Real User
2019-03-24T08:52:00Z
24 March 19

The company I work for is a global company and has many data inflection issues. Quality control decisions are not actually made at the local level. It is made at the headquarter level in Europe. We have our cloud site solution, our production environment, and our data recovery environment. We use VMware solutions integrated with HP solutions for hardware replication and storage-to-replication facilities. We use vSphere with ESXi 6.0, primarily for VM migration. We have an HP storage replication system in place for our first storage requirements with the VMs. Every other one is managed by VMware vMotion. vSphere and ESXi 6.0 are used to host our application servers, operational applications, and additional HR applications. For extensions, we have vMotion to manage the virtual machines so that we can watch the network. For all of our backup requirements currently, we use the HP Data Protector.

JP
Systems Security Administrator at Twin River Casino
Real User
2019-03-06T21:32:00Z
06 March 19

Standard commercial environment.

TC
Internship Student at na
Real User
2019-02-12T04:47:00Z
12 February 19

Server virtualization.

Stephen Murcott - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at j5 Software South Africa
Real User
2019-01-28T08:47:00Z
28 January 19

I have used VMware products at five different software companies, and it was mainly used for the following functions: development environments, QA systems, internal infrastructures like wikis or ticketing.

CR
Pre-sales engineer
Real User
2018-12-19T10:10:00Z
19 December 18

We use this product as a solution for backups and security.

it_user834129 - PeerSpot reviewer
VP Cloud Business at Capgemini
Real User
2018-12-05T11:40:00Z
05 December 18

The primary use case is documentation.

PE
Head of Technological Architecture at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-12-05T11:33:00Z
05 December 18

We virtualize our infrastructure with this solution.

ReviewerU8183 - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees
Consultant
2018-11-28T08:38:00Z
28 November 18

We started using this just for virtualization, but now we have gone into creating private cloud features for our customers.

Hazem Mohamed - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Manager IT at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-11-22T10:34:00Z
22 November 18

It is a powerful solution which enables us to take a snapshot and clone any virtual machine. It is also a centralized platform for hypervisoring that speeds up the migration between the nodes.

PeerSpot user
Head - Server and Storage at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-18T10:27:00Z
18 November 18

My primary use case for this solution is the DRS feature of the solution.

MM
Vice President with 1-10 employees
Real User
2018-11-18T10:27:00Z
18 November 18

We primarily use this solution for replication purposes we have, and to back up information in HR (High Resolution) mode.

PeerSpot user
Azure Infrastructure Architect at Wireless Car
Real User
Top 10
2018-10-24T14:07:00Z
24 October 18

I primarily use vSphere for management. It is very fast, responsive, and easy to use.

JM
Engineering Manager at Turnkey Cyber Solutions
User
2018-10-20T11:57:00Z
20 October 18

* Enterprise Infrastructure. * We are distributed across the nation and are primarily all remote employees. I was able to build our private cloud with the tool.

Stephen Parker - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at BYU Idaho
Real User
2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
04 October 18

The use case is that we want to upgrade to the new features and functionality of version 6.7. We run several SQL Servers on there, Active Directory Servers, file servers, web servers; multiple servers running on it.

Allan Trambouze - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consultant at Cofomo
Consultant
2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
04 October 18

We are an IT consulting company who serves and sells IT services. I am using the last version to understand the new features. Also, we are using it to improve our code for our VMware clients. We are also using on VMware cloud on AWS inside POC.

Blake Grover - PeerSpot reviewer
System Admin with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
04 October 18

We use vSphere to manage VMs, route our infrastructure, changing settings, remote desktopping, and providing services for the university. In terms of mission-critical apps, we use it for our Student Information System (SIS) to manage all student records and financial aid for all students on campus, along with databases and other web servers on campus.

SK
Senior System Administrator at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
04 October 18

Primary use case: data center virtualization. It's performing well. We're really happy with vSphere as a virtualization platform. In terms of the built-in security features, we use none of them. I really couldn't tell you much at all about that. Mission-critical apps would be our student information system - that one is running on PeopleSoft - student portals, also PeopleSoft. Those are the mission-critical ones that we're running on VMware. There's other stuff that is critical, but I wouldn't say that it's mission-critical.

JH
Lead IT Systems Engineer at CenturyLink, Inc.
Real User
2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
04 October 18

My primary use case for vSphere 6.7 is that it's used strategically as a management plain for all 2,100 ESXi hosts across our environment. In terms of mission-critical apps, I couldn't tell you, because I operate the public cloud and we don't really care what our customers use it for. We do not use VMware Cloud on AWS yet but it is something we are exploring.

Sean Crawford - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Systems Analyst at Sandag
Real User
2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
04 October 18

The primary use case for the product is, we use it as our core infrastructure to power all of our servers as well as any kind of application that runs tolling for the region. For mission-critical applications that we use this for, it's mostly for proprietary applications that were specifically built to run tolling. So all of our tolling applications run on vSphere 6.7.

Brandon Morris - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at City of Sioux Falls
Real User
2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
04 October 18

The primary use case for vSphere is managing and controlling all of our virtual environments from the servers, and the storage resources, to all of the guest virtual machines. As far as mission-critical apps go, the most important that I see is our computer-aided dispatch software which runs all of the police, fire, and ambulance services for the city. That that is the most important thing that we do, to simply protect lives and protect property. Other kinds of very critical workloads that we have to have include an enterprise-resource-planning system that most everything goes through. The city also has a lot of geographical information about everything that is in the city. The citizens use that data constantly. We do not use VMware Cloud on AWS.

CB
Chief Technology Officer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
04 October 18

My primary use case of VMware vSphere 6.7 is that I manage some 100 clients who are using this product in their day-to-day work. These are businesses that use it. It runs the core of their networks. It runs their business. It is critical for them to be up and running, so vSphere is pretty important for them. The mission-critical application that we run on vSphere is our main program that we use to actually monitor all of our customers. We have hundreds of customers. Our main application of remote monitoring runs in our vSphere environment. We also run our Exchange, which is critical. That's how we get our alerts about all of our systems that we're managing. We also run our ticketing systems. When a customer will submit a ticket via email we get it. All of that is running on vSphere.

Mikael Korsgaard Jensen - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Operations Engineer at Kamstrup
Real User
2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
04 October 18

The main use case of this product and its performance is server virtualization, and the performance is pretty good compared to what we were used to with the previous version. The previous version for us was version 6.0. There are built-in security features, TPM and encryption, which are something we're going to use at a later stage. Right now, we are waiting for a hardware refresh to be able to support a TPM version too. But it's something I'm really looking forward to. The mission-critical apps and workloads running on vSphere are just about everything. Our municipality covers everything from cradle to grave. We are running a retirement home, nursing home, schools. The most important are the healthcare applications.

TN
System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
04 October 18

I use it as systems administrative management tool. I use VMware vSphere, vCenter, and vSphere ESXi. We do not use VMWare cloud on AWS.

David Grimes - PeerSpot reviewer
VP of Product Engineering at Navisite
MSP
2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
04 October 18

Our primary use case for vSphere is not a primary use case, because we actually offer a pretty wide breadth of services. Our key use cases revolve around hosted private cloud, as well as being the underpinning virtualization platform for our multi-tenant vCloud Director based cloud. We don't use VMware cloud on AWS.

PeerSpot user
Cloud Solutions Architect at Clouditalia Telecomunicazioni
Real User
2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
04 October 18

Our main use case of vSphere is as the lower layer of a cloud service provider. It's the basis for offering our services through vCloud Director to our customers.

Sajag Chaturvedi - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Infrastructure Architect at a retailer
Real User
2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
04 October 18

Our main use case for the product is we want to do virtualization. We want to save costs on the physical hardware because we were running some big workloads on the physical hardware that we migrated over to VMware. In terms of the retail applications which we are running on the physical hardware, we have now virtualized them.

Ganesh Sekarbabu - PeerSpot reviewer
Windows Virtualization Engineer at Autodesk, Inc.
Real User
2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
04 October 18

We have three different types of environments: internal cloud, managed hosting, and VDA. We use VMware vSphere as the main product to accomplish this. VMware is now the main backbone in our company. We are not using VMware cloud on AWS. We are in PoC mode. We may use it in another six months to a year.

TR
Network Administrator
Real User
2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
04 October 18

My primary use case for the product is testing Home Lab. I was involved in the early vSphere 6.7 beta. I wanted to see what the new features were, how it worked. I'm using it currently in my Home Lab for testing lots of the different products as a vSphere-base for vSAN, NSX, running the latest vCenter, etc. Some of the critical workloads that I'm running in my vSphere environment are Exchange, SQL, various different application servers, and those have to be up and available at all times, and vSphere does that for us. It gives us High Availability, failover, vMotion capability for load balancing. It works great.

RV
Chief Architect at RoundTower Technologies
Real User
2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
04 October 18

It's running mission-critical and business-critical workloads for our customers, and the experience has been positive. The mission-critical apps include core banking systems, core healthcare systems, artificial intelligence. And highly transactional workloads are also great fits for vSphere 6.7.

Brian Kirsch - PeerSpot reviewer
Instructor at MATC
Real User
2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
04 October 18

The primary use case is spinning up lab VMs. We can spin up several hundred VMs for students to work with, which could be Windows-based or Linux-based. It's about creating these VMs, then destroying them as soon as they are done. So, there is a lot of creation and destruction. We also spin up VM environments as well. On the vSphere 6.7 product, the optimization is great. The older versions, 6.0 and 6.5 were sluggish. When your spinning and destroying things, it's a big deal to have higher performance.

Eric Garrison - PeerSpot reviewer
Customer Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-10-04T17:12:00Z
04 October 18

We are in the IT manufacturing industry. This solution has performed wonderfully. We do research and development into how our products can be best used in a vCenter/vSphere environment. Mission-critical applications we use it for include vSan, HA, DRS. They're all very, very important to us.

PeerSpot user
Founder Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2018-10-02T19:05:00Z
02 October 18

It is primarily for virtualization.

MC
Technical Support at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-09-25T09:23:00Z
25 September 18

We are using the VMware vSphere product to virtualize our servers and we are very succesful. We are very satisfied.

Preston Lasebikan - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2018-09-05T08:39:00Z
05 September 18

Our main use case for this is that it's the foundation of our company. What our company, MacStadium, does is provide virtual environments for customers to do iOS development on Apple hardware. And the foundation for that, for creating the private cloud, is vSphere. In terms of mission-critical apps, it's utilized mainly for iOS development. So customers will use the API for vCenter to automate things. They can do CICD, where they can spin up and spin down virtual machines, rapidly, and provide them to their internal groups or to their customers to do iOS development. It has actually been performing a lot better than you'd think for an initial release. It's very smooth and I've been pretty impressed with it so far.

CH
Infrastructure with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
03 September 18

We run, easily, 98 percent of our servers out of vSphere. We pretty much have nothing physical anymore. In terms of mission-critical apps, our entire ERP environment is all virtualized, outside of the rack. Everything in our organization, our student database records, employee records, all of our management stuff, is in VMware.

Luis Arencibia - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Operations Services Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
03 September 18

We use vSphere to monitor our ESX hosts and VMs. We use it on day-to-day basis. vCenter one of the first things employees open when they arrive to our offices. It is a good product. It has an array of things that you perform with it, and we use it all the time. We are planning to use AWS, but we are not using it yet.

MW
CIO at a library with 201-500 employees
Real User
2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
03 September 18

We had almost 100 servers and we wanted to consolidate them and also make them movable, especially when we have to upgrade hardware. It also allowed us to create more testing environments, because we tended to buy new iron every time. We also want users to be able to “own” servers themselves, so that we would build them for them, hand them over and say, "Have fun".

Raden Evangelista - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineerineering Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
03 September 18

Our primary use case is for labs, development workloads, and engineering. I use it for our processing development on our product. Our company does printing technologies for gaming, particularly for gaming casinos in the gaming industry. It's working great. We are looking at going to VMware Cloud on AWS. I'm familiar with the SDDC software solutions, but cost always comes in to play. I would like to find out more, as it sounds a lot cheaper now. We already use Azure for our deployment packages. Right now, it is just FTP, but we could use somewhere to actually manage the infrastructure ourselves. It is much easier to manage it than relying on customer infrastructure to do the hosting for us. We are mostly on-premise, but we are looking to move to the cloud since there are more opportunities there. It should help us gain more customers and expand the market share for our company.

CH
System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
03 September 18

We use it for VMware AirWatch/Workspace ONE: managing mobile devices.

JL
Systems Administrator at a pharma/biotech company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
03 September 18

The primary use case for us was to virtualize a small data center of about 30 guests. We use it for our Active Directory and Exchange servers. The solution has worked well. We're not yet using VMware Cloud on AWS or vSphere's built-in security features.

PG
Senior Manager at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
03 September 18

We use it to manage multi-site, multi-regional implementations of VMware. We use the security end roles to give different tiers of access from the VM up to the VMware installation. We manage the roles and responsibilities within the security to do this. We do all the functionality inside vSphere. We use VMotion and DRS to manage some of our licensing issues that we have. With bigger software vendors, like Oracle, we use it to keep licenses and requirements compliant and keep VMs running on specific hardware. We use it for quite a few daily tasks: cloning and testing out patching. Then, we can perform snapshots through vSphere.

DP
IT Systems Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
03 September 18

We're virtualizing the whole infrastructure of the company. We are only keeping some of the bigger servers as bare metal, but aside from that, everything is being virtualized. We use vSphere for mission-critical apps including SAP and part of our internal development in C+, for the solution that collects everything for the buyers.

AA
Senior Network Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
03 September 18

The primary use case is to virtualize our physical environment and to decentralize management of the systems themselves. It has been performing very well. We use it for everything. About 95 percent of our environment is virtualized at this point. Even our ERP environment, which is AIX, runs on vSphere, ESXi is the host. We have implemented SRM for failing-over and having high availability and disaster recovery in our other data centers.

PC
Windows Systems Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
03 September 18

It's how we manage our server infrastructure virtually.

LG
Server Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
03 September 18

We use it to manage our VM servers, everything we have. We're about 98 percent virtualized and we're using VMware vSphere and it works great. It performs great. In terms of mission-critical apps, we mainly host a lot of our accountants, so we have a lot of accounting software. It's really mission-critical to where we have to have these apps running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With vSphere, we're able to use VMotion, HA, and Fault Tolerance to keep our apps up and running for them. We don't use VM Encryption or support for TPM or VBS. We don't yet use VMware Cloud on AWS but we're looking forward to it.

SM
IT Professional with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
03 September 18

I'm building a VDI center and a second-tier user. In terms of mission-critical apps, we use it for our executive pool of users to secure their everyday work. Sometimes we use it for distance education programs as well. It has been performing pretty well.

RP
IT Director at Jewish Family Service
Real User
2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
03 September 18

The primary use case is to save us a lot of money. Really, the primary use case is to be flexible, to be scalable, to be agile, as the company changes. As a non-profit, we really change often. New programs come in every day. vSphere gives us the ability to be flexible The mission-critical apps we use it for include Exchange, SQL, Active Directory, document management systems. We use it for everything. While we haven't seen a performance boost for these apps, they're flexible. That's really what it's about. I'm still learning how to make it boost performance. We haven't used any of the built-in security features.

RC
Systems Engineer at Vestmark inc
Real User
2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
02 September 18

We use vSphere for our production and DR infrastructure. We have all our critical machines on there: domain controllers, monitoring systems, ticketing systems, financial systems, billing systems, Test and Dev environments. For the most part, as far as vSphere is concerned, it's performed pretty awesomely. Sometimes the hardware doesn't work as well. Once we got VMware vCenter, once we got all that setup - did a PoC, proved that it worked - we did a big push. I led the project to move our entire internal infrastructure from physical to virtual. We haven't worked with VM Encryption or support for TPM and VBS.

Tom Pine - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Administrator at Comcast
Real User
2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
02 September 18

We use it for call centers and providing server applications.

JA
IT Infrastructure Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
02 September 18

The primary use cases for the solution are all of our production and DTQ. We're not using any of the built-in security features.

JK
Desktop Support Supervisor at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
02 September 18

Primary use-case would be updating our Gold/Masters for the Horizon environment. It works pretty well. We're still getting used to the HTML5 Client versus the old Flash-based Client. We use it for all of our servers, we have virtualized everything. The mission-critical things, for a bank like us, are the mainframe - it's the IBM iSeries - and our Saleslogix application. Those would be the two biggest ones, but we use it for all of our databases as well. We're 90 percent VMware, with hundreds of servers. It's been a pretty smooth transition. We just upgraded to 6.5. Hopefully, we'll be updated to 6.7 soon. But it's been working really well.

JS
Network Administrator at a mining and metals company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
02 September 18

We use it to virtualize our server infrastructure.

delete - PeerSpot reviewer
delete at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
02 September 18

Use case is to manage virtuals; spin them up, bring them down, create them, and a little maintenance on them. It performs okay for me. We do DRS for load-balancing. We're looking at doing Microsoft SQL virtual on it, probably without clustering; replacing physical clusters with it; and job scheduling; all probably in Q1.

MH
Senior Systems Administrator at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
02 September 18

Our use case is virtualization of hardware infrastructure, for return on investment cases. We have done pretty well with it. I'm really happy with it. The mission-critical apps we run on them include SQL; there is a lot of file sharing; there are a lot of websites and web servers running on them. There's some big data stuff for big science. We have to be able to digest lots of data and then pull analytics on it at a high-level, and be able to show big data in useful ways.

TM
IT Infrastructure Architect at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
02 September 18

We use vSphere to virtualize or server workloads. We use the solution for all our mission-critical applications. We're an airline so our main application servers for running the airline are all virtualized on vSphere. We don't utilize the built-in security features such as VM Encryption and support for TPM and VBS.

JJ
Systems Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
02 September 18

We use it for about 90 percent of our corporate network. We have a separate vSphere for an ISP that we run on a private and public cloud, because we are an anti-cloud company.

GW
Network Administrator with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
02 September 18

We use vSphere to manage the various vCenters that my group is responsible for. We use it for the main controllers. We have VMs that that manage access to buildings. Until there's a problem you don't realize, necessarily, how many key systems have been virtualized. If we shut everything down, then maybe people would realize how virtualization has really changed things. We don't do anything active with the built-in security features, such as VM Encryption and support for TPM and VBS.

CW
Director, Windows Server Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
02 September 18

We use it for virtualization of approximately 90 percent of all of our computing. In terms of mission-critical apps, quite honestly we use it for the majority of them on the banking side: our financial apps, loan accounting, loan origination, etc.

JH
Senior Systems Administrator at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
02 September 18

The primary use case is enterprise virtualization for server consolidation, energy conservation, data center space conservation, and overall efficiency and scalability. The mission-critical apps we use it for are everything from machine-learning to business processing to scientific research and development.

Bobby Shirley - PeerSpot reviewer
Desktop Support Specialist at Bank Independent
Real User
2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
02 September 18

We use vSphere to manage our virtual servers. We have about 50 spread across our main company as well as another company that we own. We use them to manage the applications which are attached to different tasks.

KW
IT Analyst I at Sacramento City College
Real User
2018-09-02T08:01:00Z
02 September 18

vSphere allows us to virtualize our campus servers and our student environment. We run vCenter within vSphere, so we have about 300 or 400 student desktop workstations that we run at any given time. We are able to customize our students' experience very quickly, very easily, and are able to make it mobile from different computer labs on campus. We're also exploring opening it up so students would be able to remote into their VDI workstations from offsite. We're also looking into wrapping everything up with Workspace ONE, so we can virtualize more applications and let them have more of an MDM experience as well. We're not really virtualizing the apps themselves, yet. We're trying to move towards that. Our mission-critical things rely on our servers that we have virtualized. We have web servers, security servers, database servers that we have virtualized and that makes it easier for us to back up and maintain them. Really, vSphere plays a part in our management.

MW
IT Manager at a construction company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-09-02T07:54:00Z
02 September 18

The primary use is to manage all of our virtual machines/servers and the ESX host. It is performing well.

CT
IT Analyst at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-09-02T07:53:00Z
02 September 18

It's a virtualization service. The product is performing well. We are quite satisfied with it. We are looking into using VMware on AWS in the future.

PeerSpot user
Senior Systems Analyst at Manufacturing Organization
Real User
2018-08-28T07:05:00Z
28 August 18

The primary use case is for virtualization of the Windows environment for our organization. It has performed wonderfully. Over the course of the last 10 years, we have implemented vSphere Hypervisor and moved from five percent virtualization up to a current rate of about 85 percent, for our Windows environment. The mission-critical apps we use it for are for production facilities, as well as optimizers for the machine equipment that is at those production facilities. There are ancillary systems in our corporate data centers that are used for the internal customer-facing apps, to work with the business intelligence piece, which can monitor metrics as well as capacity planning, ordering, and business warehousing. All of these business-critical functions run on vSphere Hypervisor.

SJ
Professional ICT at a non-tech company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2018-08-20T06:37:00Z
20 August 18

I have the whole server park in VMware and I have about 14 VDI desktops for Windows 7. I'm not happy with the performance. It's slow. Maybe it's the graphics, because I don't have a graphics card in this server.

it_user851001 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Architect at Art Van Furniture
Real User
2018-06-10T07:19:00Z
10 June 18

vSphere is managing virtual machines in VMware infrastructure, ESXi, and it has performed very well. It's actually an excellent product.

it_user862539 - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastracture Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2018-04-25T06:47:00Z
25 April 18

We have a lot of different machines running on this solution.

Chris Childerhose - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON
Real User
ExpertTop 5
2017-11-27T20:34:00Z
27 November 17

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

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Fikadu Megersa - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Engineer at ethio telecom
May 13, 2022
Hi community, Currently, I'm researching these three products which I want to compare in the Cloud Computing category: VMware vSphere Rackspace OpenStack HPE Eucalyptus.  Can you please help me understand the main advantages and disadvantages of each? Thanks.
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Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Dec 15, 2021
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Syed Abid Hussain - PeerSpot reviewer
Snr. Infrastructure Architect (Data Centre) at DHA
23 November 21
Both are VMWare products. simply v-sphere is a hypervisor Tier-1 technology stack VMWare workstation is a desktop release installed on windows or Linux OS if your requirement is limited need few VMs for testing purpose you can go for Workstation. but if you need production VMs you need a separate independent hardware server for v-sphere esxi hypervisor. 
24 November 21
VM Workstation’s setup is so easy, you can use it almost instantly, it works well with Windows and Linux. We like VM Workstation primarily to test environments to determine how well a solution will work before we put it into production. VM Workstation can also give us an idea of the issues we can anticipate and how best to address them. This solution is also great at creating labs for our team when working on certifications. VM Workstation can be a bit clunky, though. There is a lot of resource consumption and the overall performance could be a bit more effective. Visio stencil for technical documentation would be a nice improvement. This solution is relatively expensive.. VMware vSphere is very good from a recoverability point of view; everything can be stored much easier on a virtual server than a physical one. VMware vSphere is very good with memory sharing between VMs and CPU scheduling between VMs. The command-line tools integrate well with Microsoft products, so it’s easy to manipulate them. VMware vSphere is very stable and very scalable. The initial setup with VMware vSphere can be a bit complex. You need to have a good understanding of VMware. This solution does not permit hard partitioning. We found there were occasional bugs and errors and that the HTML5 is not up to par. The pricing and licensing options can get expensive. Conclusion: The two solutions are both VMware and perform amazingly. They are dependable and very reliable. VM vSphere is a hypervisor and is created for large-scale production. VM Workstation is best as a test environment, although many choose to use VM Workstation in front of VM vSphere and migrate test projects, results, and data documentation to VM vSphere.
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