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.”
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”
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."
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."
Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ)
Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) chose vCloud NFV for Omnibus services
IIJ transformed to a cloud-based deployment of telecoms services for enterprise customers using the multi-vendor and multi-domain capabilities of the vCloud NFV platform. In doing so IIJ can automate customer services to provide increased customer satisfaction and service margins and mitigate some of the security challenges associated with managing on-premise customer equipment. Customers are provided secure dedicated resources to run network functions specific to their business needs on a shared IIJ service infrastructure.
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.
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"
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.
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.”
NTTコミュニケーションズ株式会社 (NTT Communications)
VMware NSX Reduces Migration Man-Hours by 70%
NTT Communications Corporation, a subsidiary of the NTT Group, provides a variety of IT services. Prominent among these are cloud services for global customers. To ensure cloud migrations with its Enterprise Cloud can be completed without requiring customers to change IP addresses, NTT Communications recently adopted the VMware NSX network virtualization platform. As a result, migrations typically now take 70% fewer man-hours to complete.
“The VMware NSX network virtualization platform seamlessly integrates cloud and on-premise resources. We found it significantly reduced the number of man-hours needed both to design cloud services for customers and to carry out the actual migration.”
VMware EVO:RAIL IT infrastructure innovation accelerates responsiveness while reducing TCO
Asahi Interactive manages online technology media groups such as CNET Japan, ZDNet Japan, CNN.co.jp and Tetsudo.com. The company adopted VMware EVO:RAIL to remain competitive in the dynamic world of media delivery. EVO:RAIL reduces operating load, while eliminating capital investment – thereby reducing TCO. This hyper-converged infrastructure appliance also boosts new service development speed by 40%.
“EVO:RAIL was ideal because it was small and easy to implement – and easy to use. A big plus is that it allows us to operate our entire infrastructure with one management tool, including storage using VMware Virtual SAN.”
福岡ひびき信用金庫(Fukuoka-Hibiki Shinkin Bank)
VMware EVO:RAIL enables creation of an easy-to-use,low-cost disaster recovery site and lowers TCO 40%
Fukuoka Hibiki Shinkin Bank sought to meet its security obligations by establishing a server virtualization framework and virtual desktop environment using VMware technology. In a move to ensure smooth business continuity, EVO:RAIL was adopted as an integral part of a disaster recovery site for the bank’s systems. Choosing this hyper-converged infrastructure appliance from VMware gave rise to significantly positive results including shorter adoption lead times and reduced costs.
“After deploying EVO:RAIL, operation management costs dropped to a 10th of what they would have been if we’d opted for a redundant blade server approach. The EVO:RAIL package is a great bargain. We’ve calculated EVO:RAIL adoption has lowered our TCO by 40%.”
NTTコミュニケーションズ株式会社 (NTT Communications)
みずほ情報総研株式会社(Mizuho Information & Research Institute)
みずほフィナンシャルグループ向けプライベートクラウドを実現。加速度的に増大する基盤も、 VMware vRealize Operations による自動化と可視化を促進し、安定的な運用管理を実現
ゆうちょ銀行 (Japan Post Bank )
1日に1億件のデータ処理をおこなう、ゆうちょ銀行では、信頼性の高いシステムを短期間で構築できるプライベートクラウドの基幹システムを必要としました。その要件にあうシステムを提供してくれるのがVMware でした。2016年には次世代を担う基盤が構築できる予定です。将来的にはVMware が提唱するSDDCのコンセプトを参考にしながら、システム開発期間の短縮、運用の効率化、コスト削減を実現することでお客様サービスの質の向上を目指しています。
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」
三井住友建設株式会社(Sumitomo Mitsui Construction)
vSphere with Operations Management を導入し、仮想環境の運用管理をプロアクティブに変革
「VMware Horizon Viewの導入により "いつでもどこでも"使える端末環境が実現され、BCP対策、セキュリティ対策も万全となりました。VMware ThinAppは、一般的な利用に加え、ターゲットを絞った適用においても非常に有効なソリューションと実感しました」
「仮想デスクトップ用のOSとしてWindows Server 2008 R2を利用することで、クライアントOSを使用する場合と比べ、コストを削減。PCをリプレースするのと同程度の低コストで、ユーザーの利便性を損なうことなくVDIを導入することができました」