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VMware vSAN Primary Use Case

CEO / Cloud Evangelist at Comdivision Consulting GmbH

We primarily use vSAN for cloud automation, so we provide test workloads for specific test use cases for customers who want to do software testing. In these specific cases, we also use vSAN because it gives us flexibility from a profile perspective on how we roll out specific workloads and specific test scenarios, making it easier for us to actually deploy things in comparison to legacy storage platforms.

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CEO at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

We are providing virtual machines for our niche area of accounting firms. For virtualization, we are using VMware vSphere, and for storing these virtualizations, we are using VMware vSAN. 

We have co-located servers in different data centers. That's where we have installed the VMware vSAN for our use.

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Technical Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees

I work at a small company, and we have VxRail. Like Rubrik, VxRail can be upgraded brick by brick. Now we are studying considering deploying another traditional setup comprising a host and SAN Storage. VMware vSAN is a virtual SAN Storage. 

We are planning to expand the resources of our system, including CPU, RAM, and storage. Currently, we are utilizing the basic VxRail setup, which consists of only three nodes, and we're in the process of acquiring another. I'm upgrading because it's at capacity, so we have no choice but to add another node so we can expand the loads for some new applications that we need to employ under the virtual servers. Our expansion to a new data center will add some more capacity to the current setup.

In the end, we could wind up with around six nodes, SAN storage, or flash array storage. But we don't have a definite plan yet. Everything is being drafted at the moment, and we're researching some details on backup solutions and VR solutions. We also have some cloud-based and server-hosted applications from Azure and AWS. So maybe the on-premises solution could involve some VMs or a hybrid backup solution that goes back and forth between the cloud and on-premises. 

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VB
Trainer/Consultant at Koenig Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

We don't have any specific use cases, however, we do have a variety of workloads running on vSAN.

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YK
Head of network and web at a maritime company with 501-1,000 employees

We are mainly using the solution for our Windows environment. 

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CP
Head of IT-Department at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees

We primarily used the solution for development, tests and UAT proposals. We did initially run it without backup and later added Commvault.

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NP
General Manager Sales at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

We're primarily using this solution for VDI.

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GN
IT Infrastructure Specialist at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

We primarily use the solution for remote offices as well as medium-sized businesses.

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Sr. Manager-Data Center and Virtualization at Omgea Exim Ltd

We are service providers. We offer pre-billed services anywhere from three-year or five-year contracts for our customers. We provide the maintenance of the solution during that time, and on the backend, we provide L1 and L2 support.

The primary use case of this solution is for third party storage, and to leverage the local hard disk. This avoids the cost of expensive storage, sandboxes, and SAN switches.

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DA
Founder at a construction company with 11-50 employees

We use it for commoditization and cost-effectiveness. We use it only to be able to spin up instances for monitoring and to do some application testing for other contracts. We are using the latest version.

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Senior Software and Systems Engineer at SAMU.IT

We are resellers and system integrators.

With larger companies, we can use VMware vSAN. We have small and medium-sized businesses in Italy that are customers.

We chose this solution as the domain for hyper-convergence solutions for small businesses with fewer than 200 employees for companies that wanted to increase storage without complications.

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SM
Manager at a non-profit with 201-500 employees

Basically, we wanted to do more automation. That was the primary reason for us to move to it. Specifically, with respect to the finance part, we wanted to ensure that more automation can happen there in order to give more control to the end-user. It's also used for managing some of the application stack as well as storage management.

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DN
Managing Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

We primarily use the solution for virtualization for our organization.

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Senior Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at Fiber Misr

We are a solution provider and VMware vSAN is one of the software-defined storage products that we propose to our customers. Most of the use cases that we see from our customers are where they need to utilize their own hardware. When the environment grows then they buy additional storage.

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DJ
System Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use this as storage solution for specific VMware services and for backup solution.

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Senior presales consultant at Waseela

We usually use it for any workload virtualization, data center virtualization, and storage. We use it for our software-defined storage and when a customer needs scalable storage. Data center modernization is also a use case for it.

I am using its latest version.

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Vice President Derivatives Ops IT at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The primary use of the solution is the virtualization and storage process in a simple platform. 

The solution is not independent, it is interlaced with other solution such as vSphere and NSX. If you work with one you will be working with others. vSphere is connected to NSX and the NSX will connect to the vSAN. vSphere connects for storage purpose. When the virtualization process is happening, the storage area network would be vSAN. It resembles a managed service from VMware, where all the data and everything will be put into the vSAN.

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MP
Trainer in information and communication technologies at a educational organization with 51-200 employees

Our primary use case of this solution is for performance storage and management, we are a training center. I'm the information and communication technology trainer and we have a  partnership with VMware vSan. 

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UF
System support engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

We have a backup server using this technology. We move data in real-time. 

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Head of enterprise systems at Fidelity Bank Plc

We use it to virtualize SAN so that you don't have to have a separate storage area network and can have your computer and storage on the same box or computer.

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DN
Senior Buyer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

We use VMware vSAN to build storage for our virtual machines.

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VMware Technician Manager at VAS

We primarily use the solution for 95% of our hyper-converged infrastructure deployments.

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MR
AVP at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees

We use VMware vSAN in a private cloud. We deploy company (customers') applications using the application servers in VMware. We have about 10,000+ users using it.

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RB
Software Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

We primarily use the solution for data storage for the virtual machines.

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Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

We have a lab setup using VMware vSAN which is on Nutanix. We are using the vSAN for testing purposes and attempting to answer some questions. For example, how will the application be supported, how will the exit configuration be, and what would happen in terms of failures.

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Team Leader at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

Our primary use case is to host our hyperconverged solutions. I'm a project manager and team leader and we are implementers of this solution. We carry out everything from implementation to rollout. We are customers of VMware vSAN.

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Senior Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at Fiber Misr

We are service providers. 

vSan is a system with defined storage, it doesn't work on a public cloud. It works and is built in your private cloud.

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AL
Solution Architect at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees

We sell and deploy this solution for our customers in a variety of settings from small data centers to big data analytics clusters. Most recently, we have deployed vSAN for VDI solution. We are VMware partners and I'm a solutions architect.

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FK
Head Of Network & Technical Support at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

We primarily use the solution for our applications and its high availability.

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System Administrator at a university with 501-1,000 employees

We use VMware vSAN to manage our resources. It has secured our resources, such as power and server management. We needed one console that can manage all the servers.

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CTO & Co-Founder at Servers Australia

We use it everywhere. We power all of our public cloud with it, and we also power all of our customers' private clouds with it. 

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Information Technology Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

We provide it for the government, big banks, and companies in Brazil.

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Assistant General Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use this product for server virtualization.

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Head Of Products And Solutions Architect at a government with 201-500 employees

VMware vSAN is a hyper-converged infrastructure and we use it as a software-defined storage solution for our customers.

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IT Manager at PAFOM

We are a non-profit and we are working on a project utilizing the solution for infrastructure.

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Director at Dnipro-Technocnter

We are a solution provider and VMware vSAN is one of the products that we implement for our clients.

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YD
Solution Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

VMware vSAN is a software-defined storage solution and there are no hardware dependencies. We use it for general-purpose workloads or Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

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SB
Systems Operations Manager at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

Within our organization, there are many people using VMware vSAN.

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MA
Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees

We have around 70 to 100 VMs, and we use VMware vSAN to store our data. We have a lot of daily data.

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Senior presales consultant at Waseela

It is inside the data center as software-defined storage for the infrastructure.

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RA
Head of Professional Solutions at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

VMware vSAN is software-defined storage. I think that says it all. You don't have to buy additional external storage, and you can manage all the storage entities from the console. That's very important to our customers.

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TC
Solutions Specialist at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

We use the solution for data storage virtualization.

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SA
System Engineer at GoVirtual

I provide a workshop for VMware vSAN to the final customers. For example, in Chile, I installed the solution for a company called NG. I have customers in Colombia, Mexico, and Argentina. VMware vSAN is used as a storage solution.

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PA
Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees

The vSAN is similar to other VMware products that are quite popular in Thailand. Everyone uses virtualization to more efficiently utilize hardware resources. That's the main point of vSAN and VMware.

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Business Development Manager at iVolve Technologies

vSAN is fully integrated with VMware vSphere, as a distributed layer of software within the ESXi hypervisor.

One of the use cases is that, vSAN can gather the local or direct-attached data storage devices, to create a single storage pool shared across all hosts in a vSAN cluster.

Another use case is that vSAN designed for the software-defined data centers (SDDC), thus you can build and architect your own private, public or hybrid cloud environment based on the vSAN software.

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Vmware Administrator at Intertech

My primary use case of this solution is to combine old storage into logical volumes. You can create a VMS partition and deploy it among the host, which provides the best performance.

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Co-Founder/CEO at StorSolv

Our primary use case is the consolidation of compute and storage for VDI and Virtual Servers. 

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