To support its global expansion, Japanese chemical manufacturer Kaneka Corporation decided to move to an integrated virtual IT infrastructure, managed via the VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite. Ongoing support from VMware consultants ensures any issues are rapidly resolved, while also helping to build the skills and knowledge of the company’s own IT staff.
"Crucially, our own staff learned from working alongside VMware Professional Services, meaning that this project greatly improved their knowledge of virtualized systems"
Adways Inc. runs a diverse and fast-growing portfolio of Internet businesses. To ensure its IT architecture is flexible and responsive enough to support the company's further expansion, Adways recently implemented a VMware-designed software-defined data centre (SDDC) architecture.
“Our software-defined data centre based on VMware vCloud Suite is indispensable to the global growth of our business. We now have a proactive IT infrastructure that is extremely flexible and responsive.”
Edogawa City Council
Edogawa City Council consolidated its physical servers into the Edogawa Shared Information Platform (e-SHIP) some time ago. But only with the deployment of VMware vCenter Operations Manager was it able to get full benefit from this investment; now it is able to utilize resources and identify and resolve problems within this virtual environment much more effectively. With infrastructure systems virtualized, the council is now planning to virtualize all 4,000 workstations across its various offices by incorporating the back-end server resources that were freed up.
“VMware vCenter Operations Manager is a highly effective tool for optimizing the virtual infrastructure across all the council’s offices. It improves reliability and performance, and supports our efforts to rationalize our hardware.”
Fuji Keizai Co, Ltd.
To improve the security of sensitive data on its servers, Japanese market research company Fuji Keizai implemented a thin-client environment back in 2008. However, there were considerable issues around managing the thin clients and further problems supporting mobile devices. After exploring all options, the company switched to a VMware Horizon View client environment with support for multiple device types.
"VMware Horizon View is optimised for use in virtual desktop environments, and it also meets our needs by providing integrated management tools and full support for mobile devices."
NTT Neomeit deploys, maintains and manages IT infrastructure for customers throughout the West Japan region. Desktop virtualization is a key part of its roadmap for improving security and management efficiency. However, the virtualization solution that the company initially selected failed to deliver the expected performance and stability, and was therefore jettisoned in favor of VMware Horizon View. The combination of VMware’s proven technology and comprehensive support has resulted in huge performance and stability gains, and significant reductions in operating costs
“With the support of VMware, we completely re-engineered our virtual desktop infrastructure. This delivered major improvements in performance and stability, resulting in a stress-free working experience for our users.”
Pipe and tubular product supplier Metal One decided to implement VMware Horizon Mirage ahead of a company-wide migration project from Windows XP to Windows 7. With the VMware solution, the cost of the migration was 90% less than if it had been carried out manually, and the number of manhours associated was 65% lower. Horizon Mirage also delivered significant efficiency gains in the area of application management.
Originally a division of The Japan Research Institute, Limited, JSOL offers IT solutions to customers in the manufacturing, distribution & services, finance and public utilities sectors, and has built up a strong track record in the provision of a comprehensive service covering everything from IT consulting to system building and operation. Since partnering with NTT Data in January 2009, JSOL has expanded its capabilities to become a total service provider in the field of IT. JSOL needed to be able to manage a rapidly growing VM environment, and chose VMware vCenter Operations Manager to help staff effectively manage this dynamic customer-facing environment.
BSN INET Co, Ltd.
Utilizing VMware virtualization infrastructure to join several datacenter business operators across Japan, BSN INET have built a disaster-proof distributed SaaS cloud. By using vCenter Site Recovery Manager, vCenter Operations Management Suite, and vShield Endpoint, automation and visualization of the recovery process has brought significant improvement of operation efficiency of the virtualized environment, and a robust, sophisticated disaster recovery solution.
"Implementation of vCenter Site Recovery Manager and vCenter Operations Management Suite allowed us to automate the disaster recovery process, to visualize each process completely, to strengthen security, and even to improve operation monitoring efficiency."
SOFTBANK TELECOM Delivers Enterprise Social Networking to its Business Customers Using BroadVision Clearvale in the Cloud
“SOFTBANK TELECOM’s vision of the ‘social business cloud’—an environment where employees, partners, and customers can freely connect and collaborate with one another via their wireless network—is both timely and compelling. By using BroadVision social networking in the cloud, powered by VMware, we can significantly improve business productivity and our customers’ ability to innovate across their entire business ecosystem.”
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Used in “Overall Infrastructure Optimisation Project” to Shorten Disaster Recovery Site Migration Times by 75%
"By switching to a virtualized environment based on VMware solutions, we reduced the number of physical servers we used by about 75%, and cut our overall IT operating costs by about 30%."
Diversified Global Optics Leader Based in Tokyo Virtualizes SAP to Reduce Costs, Increase Flexibility
“We successfully migrated eight production systems at the same time, which might be considered risky. But VMware software is known for its stability and it is fully supported by SAP. It would have been more risky not to virtualize.”
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
In what is believed to be the world’s largest documented VDI deployments, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi-UFJ, in partnership with Wyse and IBM, has deployed over 50,000 virtual desktops as it continues a multi-year, multi-million dollar IT transformation project. A combination of View and ThinApp is supporting the Bank’s drive to lower CAPEX and OPEX while increasing security, availability and the delivery of business-critical services.
“Desktops are in many ways the lifeblood of the company’s daily work, so it makes sense to keep them on a central server where we can make sure nothing goes wrong. Being able to give users an optimum working environment, and helping them benefit from new advances in technology, is something that we as IT professionals find very motivating”
Fuji Film Uses VMware Fusion For Mac -based Customer Service Engineering
"We extensively build and test Clustered Computed Radiology Systems for our customers. We use VMware technology to create virtual machines dedicated to each customer site and each networked component. With VMware Fusion, my Macbook can now run Windows 2003 Advanced Server and Shared Virtual Hard Disk Drive arrays. Usually no less than two clustered servers, as well as domain controller, and user workstations. I now can use my Macbook for all my computing needs, and have shed 15 pounds of Windows laptop from the computer equipment I need to carry around daily. Thank you VMware!"
浜松信用金庫 (Hamamatsu Shinkin Bank)
朝日新聞社 (The Asahi Shimbun)
報道機関の社会的信頼を支える仮想インフラ基盤の安定運用を vCenter Operations Management Suiteで確保。障害の早期対応を含め、より高度な運用管理を実現
「報道機関という性格上、自社の業務を支えるシステムは24時間365日停止せず、障害に対しても迅速な対応が求められます。全社システムを仮想化している当社にとって、vC Ops は有効な仕組みです」
ソニー銀行株式会社 (Sony Bank)
VMware Horizon Viewでセキュリティ対策を強化しつつ、ビジネスの柔軟性・俊敏性を向上運用管理コストは3分の1に
「VMware Horizon Viewの導入にあたっては、運用負担が軽減され、業務効率が向上し、セキュリティ上のメリットも得られるといった効果を実感しています。先入観を捨てて、課題や懸念をヴイエムウェアにぶつけたのが良かったのだと思います」
株式会社インテージテクノスフィア (INTAGE TECHNOSPHERE)
約700VMが稼働する仮想環境の運用管理を支える VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite。キャパシティモニタリングから、計画的なインフラ増強が可能に
NTTコミュニケーションズ株式会社 (NTT Communications)
ベネッセグループのIT基盤の運用管理を支えるVMware vCenter Operations Management Suite。拡大する仮想環境を見える化し、サービスレベルの向上とコスト最適化を実現。
「“進研ゼミ”に代表される通信教育を中心に幅広い事業を展開するベネッセグループの一員として、同グループのIT 戦略の推進を担う株式会社シンフォーム。拡大するベネッセグループのビジネスを支えるIT 基盤を運用する同社では、VMware vCenter Operations Management Suiteを活用し、システムの安定稼働とコストの最適化を実現。また、季節変動の大きいビジネス要求に応えるため、より柔軟かつ迅速に対応するべくハイブリッドクラウドにも取組んでいます」
江戸川区 (Edogawa City)
全庁仮想基盤への運用管理に対して VMware vCenter Operations Managerを活用し、問題の事前検知と解決の早期化、そして最適なリソース配分を実現
「全庁を対象とした仮想環境の最適化にあたって、VMware vCenter Operations Manager は、非常に大きな効果を発揮しています。安定的なシステム運用を実現するだけでなく、ハードウェアの集約をさらに推進することも可能となりました」