Video montage featuring customers using vCloud Air featured during Bill Fathers keynote session at VMWorld 2014. Customers featured include SAIC, Iatric Systems and Perforce Software as they discuss how vCloud Air is changing how they do business and how they have benefited from using vCloud solution.
“The ability to have vCloud Air be a transparent extension of our VMware environment allows us to prototype new applications internally and then deploy them to vCloud Air within a push of a button.”
VMware customers discuss how vCloud Air is changing the way they do business by providing them with flexibility which enables them with new innovations.
A video featuring vCloud Air customers as they discuss how VMware changes the way they do business. Customers featured include: Perforce Software, Legacy Reserves, Custom Windows System, Cloud Business, Carisbrooke Shipping, Bluefin Solutions, Iatric and Nevro Corp.
Perforce Software enables global teams to speed development and lower cost with vCloud Air
The most innovative companies rely on Perforce to connect their teams, protect their intellectual property and support their development. Watch Perforce President and Founder Chris Seiwald discuss how vCloud Air has impacted this business. Their products are now a SaaS solution, giving their global customer base access to their intellectual property faster and more cost effectively.
“What we find is that the world is moving towards the cloud. Everybody knows that.”
“vCloud Air is unique in that it offers a virtual datacenter that can split across being on-premises and also in the cloud. And for us that is a critical factor because the way we manage our data requires some of it to be local and some of it to be centrally managed.”
Perforce Software experiences flexibility, cost savings, and faster time to market with vCloud Air
Perforce software is used to manage teams of developers and their software and hardware products across all industries. Ed Horst and David Ackerman describe the deployment and use of vCloud Air and how that benefits their global customers.
“One of the unique things about vCloud Air is their willingness to setup SLAs or guaranteed ability of that system for the ones that are running in the vCloud Air environment. That’s critical to us. It’s hugely critical to our customers. Many of them will walk away from cloud options around that issue alone.”
Peter Cremer North America
Peter Cremer Transforms Data Storage and Business Continuity with VMware Solution
Peter Cremer North America, a global chemicals supplier, revolutionized its data storage and business continuity with services provided by Appica, a VMware partner. Built around VMware products such as VMware Virtual SAN, VMware vSphere Replication, and VMware vSphere Data Protection, the solution has enabled Peter Cremer to respond to rapid business growth. The solution also transformed the company’s IT infrastructure into a competitive differentiator that will help drive new business going forward.
“We started the project from the perspective of risk management. But we soon realized it’s actually a competitive differentiator. Our IT infrastructure is now something we can show off to customers and prospects to drive sales.”
PhoenixNAP, a VMware vCloud Service Provider, Enables SureTax to Provide Secure, Highly Available Tax Calculation Services
To keep pace with rapid business growth without making a costly investment in computing hardware, SureTax engaged the Flexible Data Center Solutions platform by phoenixNAP, an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider offering cloud services based on VMware vCloud technologies. SureTax, which provides enterprises with real-time software-as-a-service tax calculations, used the private cloud and virtualized solutions to meet the privacy, performance, and high availability needs of its growing client base while realizing a rapid return on investment.
“We have the experience and skills to manage the hardware in-house. By using cloud platform solutions from VMware, we could meet the service-level, security, and privacy requirements of SureTax’s clients. And because our infrastructure is built on commodity hardware, we could pass on significant savings to the customer.”
Pivotal Software Chooses Hybrid Cloud Platform to Connect Far-Flung Global Startup
As a joint venture of EMC and VMware, Pivotal Software was created with 1,400 employees, global operations, multiple mature business units and development projects, and no shared systems or facilities. The firm’s new IT group chose to deploy its core IT infrastructure on the VMware vCloud Air platform, connecting disparate parts and providing a foundation for shared systems and services.
Pivotal Software enables the creation of modern, cloud-native software applications that leverage big data and agile development practices. The company’s products combine apps, data, and analytics on an enterprise platform as a service powered by Cloud Foundry. Launched in 2013, Pivotal is a joint venture of EMC Corporation and VMware that brings together products, open source development projects, employees, and business units from both parent companies.
“If we had followed the traditional model of building or own physical infrastructure first, it would have diverted too much time, talent, and capital from the more important tasks of building the company. We were able to spin up the core IT infrastructure for a global organization very much quickly, with a minimal IT staff.”
“VMware vCloud Air is elastic, has lower-cost maintenance, has quicker deployment and has a global reach. It has been a solid start. Once we were up and running, it has been pretty seamless. VMware support is excellent and we will definitely continue to expand our use of VMWare vCloud Air to run more mission-critical apps for Pivotal.”
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"We needed another way to get there because the business environment was changing, our customers were looking for new ways to deploy our software and we figured out how to do that on VMware."
As an early adopter of VMware vCloud Air, Planview is looking to leverage hybrid cloud capabilities to support their DR strategy.
"The vCloud Air differentiators compared to other public clouds are pretty obvious for us. One is we're based on the VMware Hypervisor. To move those workloads, that compatibility needs to be there, where they're not with other public clouds."
Two companies, Press Ganey and Planview, are using aggressive cloud-computing strategies to deliver applications better to their end users via a VMware portfolio of products.
"We have vCloud Air now, and leveraging our existing code base, and then the whole suite of VMware products and services, we have transformed the company into a cloud provider. Today, 90 percent of all our new Planview customers are SaaS customers. It's been a big transition for us, but the technology from VMware has been right in the center of making it happen."
Discover how Planview uses vCloud Air Disaster Recovery to provide disaster recovery services to their customers without building, managing, and supporting their own virtual infrastructure in another location.
“With vCloud Air Disaster Recovery, it does not require us to spend capital to build a virtual infrastructure somewhere else. We’ll be able to offer our customers significantly better RPO and RTO without any additional costs.”
VMware Webcast Series: Cloud Based Disaster Recovery in Action
No business likes to be vulnerable to downtime or loss of data. However, the complexity and expense of traditional disaster recovery solutions force many businesses to make tradeoffs, and operate with only a limited or no disaster recovery plans. VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery introduces native cloud-based disaster recovery capabilities for VMware vSphere virtual environments. Join us for this webcast and learn how recovery-as-a-service solution is helping businesses protect their environment by using the cloud. Customers featured in this webcast include: MIT Media Lab, National Physicians Services (NPS) and Plainview.
“vCloud Air Disaster Recovery has been cost efficient, reliable and easy to use due to existing vSphere platform.”
Press Ganey Associates
Press Ganey Associates, Inc. is a recognized leader in performance improvement for health care organizations worldwide. They've implemented the VMware vCloud Suite to enhance the performance, management and efficiency of IT services they deliver to external and internal customers.
"The Vcloud suite supports our technology vision by helping us manage our service oriented architecture solutions, both dynamically and cost effectively."
Discover how Quark Software Inc. is able to better serve their customers and business partners with an IT infrastructure based on VMware.
"VMware has really propped up our ability to support our customers. We're able to use VMware solutions to build private cloud environments, in some cases, hybrid Cloud environments which allows our IT Staff to offer the business another alternative to present our Enterprise Solutions to our Customers that may or may not want to build their own infrastructure on premise"
SAMEX Environmental Services
A video featuring SAMEX Environmental Services as they discuss how VMware vCloud Air has changed their IT environment giving them the technology needed to communicate with their customers so as to provide them with personalized services to be able to manage waste management. Founded in 1994, they have maintained qualified staffs that are able to help with pickup of the hazardous waste, transport them as well as storage options. All these are done with great flexibility, transparency, and promptness in a secure environment that is compliant with legal and environmental regulation.
“Our company, we are very familiar with VMware. We did all these migration because we knew how VMware works. We has seen agility, efficiency and cost reduction since we moved to vCloud Air.”
San Francisco Ballet
With a mission to share the joy of dance with the world and also offer the highest caliber of training, San Francisco Ballet turned to VMware to provide them with a cloud solution that would be able to integrate seamlessly with their existing technology as well as offer them a good disaster recovery plan option. After implementing the VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery, they have seen benefits that range from cost reduction of their infrastracture as well as increased reliability of their applications.
“We needed a strategic disaster recovery plan consistent with our on premise infrastructure. To date, all is working as expected from VMware. From webinars to live demonstrations, all promises have been realized. All implementation and support calls have been a dream come true.“
San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco Ballet protects business critical information with VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery
As America’s oldest professional ballet company, San Francisco Ballet presents more than 100 performances nationally and internationally each year. Having reliable IT and computer systems when faced with an operational disruption is vital. They turned to VMware vCloud Air to provide a strategic disaster recovery plan that increased business resiliency with minimal investment.
"We needed a strategic disaster recovery plan consistent with our on-premise infrastructure, and VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery provides that seamless connection and dependable recovery, increasing business resiliency with minimal investment. Working with technology partners like VMware gives us the best of both worlds by extending our existing infrastructure to realize the benefits of public cloud."
Savvis is a managed hosting company and a cloud provider. Their business drivers are around delivering applications quicker to their cloud, helping customers bring their applications and work loads into the cloud environment and growing the cloud revenue. In the Savvis business unit for cloud, TAM is able to help them deliver services and bring in new technologies that they can take to their customers and to their partners. The most valuable part for them is the expertise that TAM brings to Savvis and able to tap into the rest of VMware to bring expertise to their problems and their customers problem.
"The TAM program gives us access to an expert on VMware products that we can sit down and go through strategy and roadmap discussion with. Whenever we need a resource within VMware he is able to pull these resources from VMware quickly to help us answer questions."
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
This video montage, which aired during Bill Fathers keynote session at VMworld 2014, features customers using vCloud Air. SAIC, Iatric Systems and Perforce Software discusses how VMware vCloud Air is changing the way they do business and how they have benefited.
“So we view vCloud Air and the other products within the vCloud portfolio as a platform we can leverage to create unique and compelling solutions for our customer in the cloud space. Without the flexibility of the platform, the speed of delivery of new services and the capabilities provided by the platform we would pass frankly on a lot of opportunities in the market.”
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is a McLean, Virginia–based systems integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC’s primary customer is the United States government, but its 13,000 employees also deliver systems engineering and integration offerings for large-scale government and commercial projects across the globe. SAIC prides it-self on delivering effective, competitive technology services and solutions to its clients. With VMware vCloud Government Services provided by Carpathia, SAIC has been able to address most of the security concerns for most of their clients which has enabled them to offer hybrid cloud services to the government.
“We see vCloud Government Services as being almost a perfect platform for delivering enterprise IT that is inclusive of cloud but recognizes that there’s a much broader set of services that have to be delivered in the IT portfolio.”