VMware SRM Primary Use Case

reviewer1217421
Enterprise Architect at a consumer goods company with 11-50 employees
We are in technology and services but we also do enterprise architecture and strategic planning. We always work on the customer side, but we work very closely together with key partners and key vendors in the industry. This includes VMware, but other vendors as well. We realize solutions on the customer's behalf and we are also always solution-oriented and committed to delivering what the client needs. That is why we work intensively and closely with vendors like VMware. With VMware SRM, we had a technical account manager before coming on with them and level three support all on standby just in case we were to encounter issues. We just happened to encounter a lot of issues. We integrated the product at the same time partly because of discovery and partly because we want to stay vendor agnostic. We work with whatever the client has if it is a viable product. One might be using Hyper-V and another one might be using KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) or Xen Project or AHV (Acropolis HyperVisor). We treat them equally to do what they need and also work with other parties, like Red Hat or Nutanix or whatever other solutions are necessary. Of course, we take our experiences from every client and every project with us on to the next opportunity. View full review »
ChukwuemekaOnyemelukwe
Infrastructure Administrator - Server, Storage & Virtualization at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Our primary use is for our client. It's a system integrator frame. I have clients for whom we manage their data centers. Or, we do their integration and implementation. Basically, we use it to replicate their virtual machines, their user site, and their company site, and maybe to configure it and schedule their recovery. We use it for doing recovery tests from time to time, quarterly or yearly, for some of our clients. To test for a situation whereby a danger or a disaster could be affecting their data that is being replicated. This is good to do. Periodically, we run those tests and recover those virtual machines, and they try to work from their recovery sites to ascertain that everything is okay. View full review »
reviewer1271802
Operations Engineer at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
VMware SRM is used for our disaster recovery site, which is an on-premises colo (Colocation) facility. The general use case is for disaster recovery for three of our applications those being imaging, payroll, and real estate. View full review »
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Toby Sloan
Director Of Service Delivery at Kinetic IT
We vetted out that data center a number of years ago. We were told SRM would improve our footprint within the data center and that was attractive to us at the time so we went with it. We are using VMware SRM but we are also currently looking into alternatives that could replicate the benefits that SRM currently provides for our on-premises installation. Once we are in the cloud, we are looking at whether or not we need dual availability zones. We also are looking at what functionality we could get from not having to change RPs (Recovery Point) as we do now with SRM. View full review »
reviewer1315926
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients. The primary use is for disaster recovery. The customer has a principal data center where they have their production site and they use this solution to replicate it to a secondary site. In the event of a disaster, they have a full backup, which is the best use that I have seen. View full review »
Mourad Koudir
Consultant-Instructor at Flexdata
We are a system integrator in Morocco and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients. Our customers use VMware SRM to replicate sites for the purpose of disaster recovery. SRM is a recovery manager and we combine it with NetApp to provide recovery solutions. View full review »
Don Hwata
Senior Systems Engineer Regional Support at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients. VMware is being used for disaster recovery to protect two sites. View full review »
SoheylNorozi
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This disaster recovery solution helps our clients with their mission-critical projects. They are able to maintain business continuity and increase the reliability of their services. View full review »
MuathAlhwetat
SAN and UNIX Administrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We primarily use the solution for disaster recovery. View full review »
Rakesh-Patel
Consultant at Ashtech Infotech (India) Pvt.Ltd.
We use this product primarily for our DR drills, which you can do quietly during office hours. Sometimes we use it for site migrations or planned outages. View full review »
reviewer1261665
VMware Software Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Our primary use case is for the end-users. I work as a VMware software engineer and we have about 50 people using the solution. View full review »
Prabhu S
Project Manager at Shriram Value Services
VMware failover is our primary use case of DC DR automation. We are integrated with array-based replication. View full review »
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