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VxRail Primary Use Case

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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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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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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MI
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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JW
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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IA
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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MK
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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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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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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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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MT
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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RW
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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CJ
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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RR
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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SY
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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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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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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RP
Arquiteto de infraestrutura at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

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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Senior Network & System Administrator at a university with 201-500 employees

We used it for hosting on the infrastructure.

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AA
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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AA
ICT Business Solution Architect at Cloud Technology

We are system integrators and IT providers. 

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BH
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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FV
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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AV
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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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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YA
Co-Founder and CEO at PT Eugenea Kreasi Utama

We're using three nodes appliance.

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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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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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DK
MIS Manager at MGM

We use it for our data center.

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MH
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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AH
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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Information Technology Infrastructure Manager at Pun Hlaing Hospital

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

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MK
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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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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VS
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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RA
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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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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JD
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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IT Manager at CIALNE

We use VxRail to host our SAP ERP system.

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

Our primary use case is for VDI processes.

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