VMware vSphere Workloads

Which mission critical apps and/or new workloads do you use this solution for?

Systems Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
It rides our entire corporate network. Everything inside of our corporate Windows domain (e.g., domain controller, database files, etc.) rides inside VMware.
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IT Infrastructure Architect at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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Director at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
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.
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Senior Systems Analyst at Manufacturing Organization
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.
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Senior Manager at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
We have just migrated most of our SQL and enterprise databases to vSphere. We don't use it for Oracle, but we do for most other things. We also use it for our communications exchange link, etc. Therefore, it is pretty business critical when it comes to the back office support and server implementations.
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Luis Arencibia
IT Operations Services Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
We run an electric grid. Our apps that run on the electric grid are going on VMs, so these are very secure apps.
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Michael Huset
Senior Systems Administrator at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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IT Analyst at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We have a lot of databases running on mission critical apps which control our end production line: Exchange, virtualize, and the main controller. We are at about a 85 percent virtualization rate. We also have mission critical apps which conform our factory.
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Senior Systems Administrator at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
The mission-critical apps we use it for are everything from machine-learning to business processing to scientific research and development.
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Infrastructure with 5,001-10,000 employees
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.
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Network Administrator at a mining and metals company with 201-500 employees
The SQL Servers are our mission critical apps.
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Luis Gomez
Server Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
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.
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Rob Pease
IT Director at Jewish Family Service
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.
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Preston Lasebikan
Lead Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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.
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Josh Abercrombie
IT Infrastructure Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
All of our retail point-of-sale stuff, the back-end for that, is on VMware.
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Ayodeji Ariyo
Senior Network Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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Desktop Support Supervisor at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
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.
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Systems Administrator at a pharma/biotech company with 51-200 employees
We use it for our Active Directory and Exchange servers.
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Robert Cox
Systems Engineer at Vestmark inc
We have all our critical machines on there, domain controllers, monitoring systems, ticketing systems, financial systems, billing systems, Test and Dev environments
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Blake Grover
System Admin with 1,001-5,000 employees
In terms of mission-critical apps, we use it for our Student Information System, our SIS, to manage all the student records and financial aid for all the students on campus, along with databases and other web servers on campus.
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Allan Trambouze
Senior Consultant at Cofomo
I am testing more products and advising my clients about what they should do and implement with the newest version of VMware.
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Brandon Morris
System Administrator at City of Sioux Falls
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 that city. The citizens use that data constantly.
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David Grimes
VP of Product Engineering at Navisite
We host infrastructure for a very large number of clients. In many cases, we're running all their mission-critical applications in our data centers on top of vSphere. So, there is no single industry vertical. However, for each of our clients, we are their operator, and this is their mission-critical infrastructure.
As an operator of mission-critical applications on behalf of our clients, we chose vSphere because we needed the operability we get from features like vMotion, the stability that it gives us, and the ability to run pretty much any workload.
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Eric Garrison
Customer Engineer at ATTO Technology
Mission-critical applications we use it for include vSan, HA, DRS. They're all very, very important to us.
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Ganesh Sekarbabu
Windows Virtualization Engineer at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
The mission-critical applications in our company, like SAP, Siebel, and a lot of financially related applications are running. Our developer uses most of animation, etc., and we are using the vSphere for that.
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Mikael Korsgaard Jensen
Sr. Operations Engineer at Kamstrup
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.
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Stephen Parker
Systems Engineer at BYU Idaho
We run several SQL Servers on there, Active Directory servers, file servers, web servers; multiple servers running on it.
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Stephen Krujelskis
Senior System Administrator at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Mission-critical apps would be our student information system - that one is running on PeopleSoft - student portals, also PeopleSoft.
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Sean Crawford
Information Systems Analyst at Sandag
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... For mission-critical applications that are powering an operation, my opinion was "vSphere-only" and my manager's opinion matched mine. So there really was no other option, it was just vSphere.
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Tony Reeves
Network Administrator
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.
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Rene Van Den Beden
Chief Architect at RoundTower Technologies
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.
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Brian Kirsch
Instructor at MATC
Our mission critical is our classroom. If we have college students who can't work, they paid to be there, and are paying us for the environment. Therefore, if we're down for a day, that's a real problem. Given that people have a choice of where they can go for education, we have to be always available. Otherwise, they will go next door. For us, it's about a student's success and you can only do that if you're up and running.
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Christie Brinker
Chief Technology Officer at Keeforce
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.
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Trevor Napier
System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The mission critical apps that we use for our system are for monitoring different meters throughout households in the greater area in which we operate.
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Sajag Chaturvedi
IT Infrastructure Architect at a retailer
We are using our vSphere for our new workloads in terms of Federation Services as well as for our VDI workloads. These are mission critical for us because they are the customer-facing.
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