VMware vSphere Primary Use Case

Bunmi-Sadiq
IT Supervisor at WACT
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. View full review »
reviewer1441107
Owner at a transportation company with 1-10 employees
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. View full review »
Johan Odendaal
Server Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
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 View full review »
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Tony Reeves
Network Administrator
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. View full review »
Ganesh Sekarbabu
Windows Virtualization Engineer at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
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. View full review »
reviewer1447761
Assitant Director - IT at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
AllanTrambouze
Consultant senior en technologie de l'information at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
Allan Trambouze
Senior Consultant at Cofomo
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. View full review »
reviewer1346730
IT Director at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
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. View full review »
reviewer1458261
Enterprise Architect at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
PatrickBenson
Sr. Architect, Business Continuity at Sayers
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. View full review »
reviewer1362096
Pré-vendas at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
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. View full review »
Chris Childerhose
Senior Cloud Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON
vSphere 6.5 is the primary virtualization technology in use at our firm and supports the entire organization infrastructure. View full review »
Walmik Wankhede
Manager IT at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
* 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. View full review »
Arshad-Hussain
Director at OPEOPL LISTEN TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD.
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. View full review »
Muhammad Tanvir Ashraf
System and Network Administrator at Gulf Precast Concrete Co. LLC
Our primary use case is controlling our virtual machines, as well as our host machines. View full review »
reviewer1451847
Sr. Systems Engineer at a non-profit with 501-1,000 employees
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. View full review »
Ricky Santos
System Administrator at ON Semiconductor Phils. Inc.
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. View full review »
reviewer1468668
Executive Director & Head of Infrastructure at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We have been using ESXi hypervisors with vCenter. We use it for both private and public clouds. View full review »
reviewer1016370
System Administrator at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
It's virtualization software. We are using it to virtualize virtual machines. View full review »
reviewer1381863
CEO at a tech consulting company with 201-500 employees
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. View full review »
reviewer1266792
IT Infrastructure Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We use VMware vSphere for virtualization and to deliver VDI. View full review »
Fernando Tamariz
Information Technology Specialist at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are using vSphere to virtualize our workloads. View full review »
Costinel Tunsoiu
Database Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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. View full review »
Rommie Kaputin
IT TECHNICAL/ SERVER ADMINISTRATOR at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it to host our business-critical applications and servers on-premise. View full review »
reviewer1445340
Director Global Security at a outsourcing company with 10,001+ employees
The primary use case is server virtualization and it brings stability to our workloads. View full review »
reviewer1258941
IT Chief with 201-500 employees
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. View full review »
Stephen Murcott
System Administrator at j5 Software South Africa
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. View full review »
ReviewerU8183
Principal Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees
We started using this just for virtualization, but now we have gone into creating private cloud features for our customers. View full review »
reviewer1333554
Senior Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We use it in the data centers of our customers for server consolidation and new deployments. View full review »
Hazem Mohamed
Deputy Manager IT at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
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. View full review »
reviewer1351206
Directeur Production, Infrastructure et Architecture IT at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
Stanley Lee
Principal Engineer at ST Engineering Limited
We deploy this solution for our clients, from small to large enterprise. We are resellers and I'm the company's principal engineer. View full review »
Sandy Aitken
VP Cloud Business at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The primary use case is documentation. View full review »
Luca Olivotto
Senior System Engineer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
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. View full review »
Orhangazi Yıldırım
System Architect at KT Bank
We are virtualizing our x86 server infrastructure with VMware vSphere. It consolidates our environment dramatically. Our virtualization ratio is over 92%. View full review »
Huy Le Quang
Solution Architect at Viettel IDC
* Cloud computing service (IaaS) * Private/hybrid cloud * Virtualization infrastructure * Virtualization desktop infrastructure. View full review »
sedson52
Lead System Engineer at MITRE Corporation
Our primary use case is infrastructure as a service (IaaS). View full review »
ReviewerP859
Head of Technological Architecture at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
We virtualize our infrastructure with this solution. View full review »
Charlie Karam
Chief Technology Officer at Motor City Stamping Inc
Using this solution, we have virtualized 90% of servers used by a tier-one automotive supplier. View full review »
Mats Hagberg Olsson
Azure Infrastructure Architect at Wireless Car
I primarily use vSphere for management. It is very fast, responsive, and easy to use. View full review »
David Chief
User
Our primary use case for this solution is High Availability Industrial Control Operator Interfaces, and Historian & Regulatory Compliance Data. View full review »
Marcus Hall
Senior Automation Specialist at Federal Reserve Bank Of San Francisco
We use this solution for hardware consolidation and improved infrastructure resiliency. View full review »
Muljo Witono
CEO and Owner at PT Solusindo Total Teknikatama
Our primary use case is to implement a high availability server environment. View full review »
Sree Kumar
Infrastructure Manager at Petrolink
We use this solution for production workloads. View full review »
Jason Place
Systems Security Administrator at Twin River Casino
Standard commercial environment. View full review »
Tim Crabtree
Internship Student at na
Server virtualization. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about VMware vSphere. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2020.
455,301 professionals have used our research since 2012.