Aledo Independent School District (ISD)
For years, the IT team at Aledo Independent School District (ISD) managed thousands of standalone desktops across multiple campuses, laboriously updating software on a machine-by-machine basis. By virtualizing approximately 75 percent of its machines on the VMware Horizon View virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), the district has vastly simplified IT management and streamlined online test administration while enhancing the end user’s experience.
"I would go into a computer lab, install software on 30 machines, connect to the server 30 times, and so on,” she says. “Then every summer, we’d send out a whole crew of IT folks to go computer by computer, cleaning up machines and doing general maintenance. It was incredibly time-consuming."
VMware Technology Creates A Virtual Infrastructure That Simplifies IT Administration And Increases Availability And Redundancy Of Core Applications
“Like most companies, we started with virtualization as a way to eliminate server sprawl and get better utilization out of our servers. Now, our VMware and Intel based virtualization solution is playing a serious role in our disaster recovery discussions.”
Discover why Amdocs chose VMware's Horizon Mirage to manage images across their various offices quickly and efficiently, reducing the burden on their support staff and significantly increasing their compliance with security concerns.
"People were excited about it, being able to tell a customer hey, I got this new backup program and I need to restore something, what do I do, you simply go into Windows Explorer or go to your desktop, right-click on the file folders that you'd like to restore, select the Horizon Mirage client menu, the restore menu, and select the version you want to restore. Point and click and you're done, it's that easy."
American Tire Distributors
Business Agility Becomes Reality at American Tire Distributors With Help from House of Brick, Oracle E-Business Suite Application and Oracle RAC Now Run Under VMware for Dynamic Scaling of Enterprise Applications
“VMware technology helps us, as a business, support business growth. It has helped us evolve our IT infrastructure so that we can provide more dynamic computing. It has also enabled us to truly ‘think outside the box’ and find ways to deliver computing resources that drive the most value to our company’s bottom line.”
Amway Uses VMware Infrastructure To Consolidate Hosts While Improving The Reliability And Manageability Of Its Technology Infrastructure, Both At Its Headquarters And Remote Offices Worldwide
“Besides server consolidation, I think the biggest advantage we get from VMware technology is in the area of disaster recovery. About two years ago we made a strategic decision to virtualize everything on our disaster-recovery source list, for instance, Tier 1 applications like EMC Documentum. We’ve identified virtualization as the key enabler to protect our most important applications.”
VMware View with PCoIP Protocol Enables Amway to Aggregate Americas Operations for Economies of Scale End Users in Costa Rica Gain High-Performance Access to Michigan Datacenter over WAN
“VMware View with PCoIP protocol delivers a LAN-like end-user experience to employees in Costa Rica accessing datacenter resources in Michigan.”
Anonymous Food Safety Agency
Government Organization Boosts Safety Development Efforts with Innovative Test and Development Datacenter
“The VMware vCloud Director infrastructure we’ve designed for our test and development datacenter lets us automate provisioning to create secure replicas of our production systems for use by our development engineers. It truly demonstrates that the future is today.”
Aprimo maintains competitive edge by providing customers SaaS options. Cloud platform enables right-sized environment to meet customer demand; flexibility offers first-to-market potential for products; delivering services to a larger customer base with relatively less substantial costs.
“VMware makes it incredibly easy to implement a cloud environment and gives us a competitive advantage.”
Arizona Department of Economic Security
Learn how the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), turned to VMware solutions to replace its outdated hardware-based shared infrastructure with a flexible and resource-efficient private cloud.
”Implementing a VMware-virtualized cloud environment has given us a way to not only maintain our agency services, but add to them—despite budget constraints and IT staff attrition. We don’t know why any government agency would use anything else. ”
Associated Newspapers Keeps Websites Competitive with VMware vFabric tc Server™
“Test and live deployments are taking the developers literally a couple of minutes with tc Server — where they used to take up to two hours on web logic.”
Associated Surgeons and Physicians
Mid-market health services provider Associated Surgeons and Physicians has rapidly adopted server and client virtualization and gained significant new benefits, including better mobile and bring your own device (BYOD) support as well as improved disaster recovery (DR).
"Upgrading to a virtual infrastructure has helped us considerably in maintaining and increasing meaningful use expectations, with the ability to be virtual and have the redundancy that gives, along with the fact that VMs seem to run a lot more efficiently virtually. We have better ways to collect data, a lot more uptime, and a lot more efficiency, so we can collect more data from our customers."
AT&T Hosting, Application & Cloud Services
Learn about implementing cloud technology to deliver and commercialize an adaptive and reliable cloud services ecosystem.
"This is a hybrid cloud that allows VMware clients to extend their private clouds into AT&T's network-based cloud using a virtual private network (VPN). And it melds the security and performance of VPN with the economics and flexibility of a public cloud. So the service is optimized for VMware's more than 350,000 clients."
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics Charts National Trail to Cloud Infrastructure. Agency Deploys VMware Technology to Deliver Infrastructure-asa- Service (IaaS)
“By building and managing our own private cloud, ABS has pooled hardware, storage, network and virtualization resources to provide the flexible, dynamic and on-demand technology resources that enable us as a modern statistical organization to keep pace with varying demand and new initiatives.”
With limited visibility into key performance metrics across a complex system, capacity planning was a bit of a guessing game for the IT staff at AutoTrader.com. VMware vRealize Operations Insight software enables them to proactively manage system performance, troubleshoot issues before they affect the business, and achieve a whole new level of business insight. These capabilities enable the IT team at AutoTrader.com to minimize system downtime, drive up consolidation ratios, and spend far less time on tedious manual tasks.
“vRealize [Operations Insight] shows us what’s happening in our environment, precisely as it’s happening. This technology is able to marshal huge amounts of data to inform real-time metrics, all presented in a single pane of glass.”
Avon Community Schools
Virtualized desktops at Avon Community Schools spur use of ‘Bring Your Own Device’, allowing Always-On access to education resources. VMware partner Technology Integration Group (TIG) provides expertise in optimizing their environment.
“We’ll be looking at certainly over 50 percent next year, hopefully approaching 60-65 percent of our students bringing their own devices. When you consider that that is approximately 400 devices that the school district did not need to invest in, that’s a significant saving for us. “
Discover how Babson College implemented a Vblock™ Infrastructure Platform featuring VMware vSphere™ which allowed Babson to transition quickly and cost-efficiently to a flexible, scalable IT infrastructure.
“Colleges must be ready with the capacity and processing power to accommodate the IT needs of their faculty, students and administrators. Vblock is therefore a great architecture for institutions of all sizes: it is cost-efficient, fast to deploy and meets the most demanding performance and storage needs.”
Baltimore City Public Schools
Baltimore City Public Schools, with 85,000 students, leverages VMware Horizon to deliver their Common Core PARCC online testing as well as in their efforts to promote Digital Equality for all of their students.
“I was very pleased as we did our first pilot of VDI for PARCC testing. The state took notice of Baltimore City, and it was a complete success.”
“Digital equality is a key strategy for Baltimore City Public Schools.”
BancVue is one of the fastest growing companies in the financial space. Their charter is to help credit unions and small banks compete with mega banks by providing them innovative products and services.
“One of my goals as the VP of Systems Operations in the datacenter is to have a private cloud where we are fully in control of who touches the servers, what is being administered on the servers, and able to give those results to auditors upon request.”
Virtualization has allowed BancVue to reduce its physical servers, leading to cost reductions and efficiency gains across its business. Overall, BancVue has been able to reduce its hardware footprint by ten times.
“Our environment is very heterogeneous, and other virtualization solutions we looked into, native and open source, had synch problems and time-drift between systems. Many virtualization products worked great for some operating systems but did not have the same depth and support for other operating systems.”
Banking services provider BancVue has been able to provide business agility to its community bank consumers, enabling them to better compete against the megabanks on such critical areas as customer service and end-user portals.
"We knew that we could go to VMware and get the cloud solution, as well as the virtualization solution, because virtualization was just the first step to us to become fully virtualized in a private cloud environment, with software, security like vShield and vCenter Operations Manager."