Miami-Dade County Public Schools
VMware Technology Creates A Flexible IT Infrastructure That Reduces Overall Costs While Simplifying Administration
“My interest is always to make sure we’re using technology to deliver as much benefit as we can to the students. VMware technology plays an important role in that endeavor by supporting our information portal, which helps us to reliably deliver information to approximately 800,000 students, parents, teachers, and administrators.”
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Leading Florida school district virtualizes business-critical applications with VMware
“You forget how it was in the old days with physical hardware. The scalability, resilience and cost advantages of VMware software are that huge. What’s more, the technology is so reliable we virtualize even our business-critical applications, including SAP software. We don’t create paychecks, produce gradebooks or teach students without relying on VMware technology. It is much faster and easier. The future is nothing but a virtual instance.”
With VMware, MicroStrategy offers analytics in the cloud as a platform-as-a-service. Customers come to MicroStrategy for all the components needed for cloud-based analytics, in a pre-integrated format. Customers no longer need to worry about provisioning their own technology, or waiting for lengthy implementation processes that could take months to finish.
“The business itself would not be possible for us to deliver in a cost-effective way if we didn’t have the virtualized infrastructure.”
Health System Improves Efficiency, Clinician Experience, Face Time with Patients by Virtualizing Desktops
“What our clinicians know is that now technology is an enabler, an integral part of care delivery. Making it easier to process information allows them to focus more directly on patient care.”
Millennium Pharmacy Systems
Learn how Millennium Pharmacy has used advanced IT management and operational efficiency processes and systems to keep applications up to date, compliant, performant, and protected.
"Typically, if you're moving from a physical environment, VMware is a lot more efficient and it’s really kind of surprising seeing some of the reports that come back from vCenter Operations Management that tell you, realistically, you are running this server with six gigabytes of memory, but you are only really using one."
Millennium Pharmacy Systems
Millennium upgraded from VMware vSphere to vSphere with Operations Management to overcome growing economic pressures to drive down costs and inefficient management of IT infrastructure. The team deployed vSphere with Operations Management within a day and soon discovered that every VM was oversized.
“It was almost jaw dropping in terms of the memory and resources we would get back by using vSphere with Operations Management.”
MIT Media Lab
MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts is one of the many independent research labs within MIT. During VMworld 2014, Michail Blatsas, who runs the group that takes care of computing infrastructure for the lab, talked about how they're exploring the use of cloud and hybrid cloud and seeing the benefits of VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery.
“A solution like the vCloud Air allows us to look at a real disaster scenario, where something really catastrophic happens at the campus, and we use it to keep certain critical databases, including all the access tools around them, in a farther-away location.”
MIT Media Lab
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.
“VMware vCloud Air is easy to use and requires minimal maintenance.”
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Delivers Manageable And Automated Disaster Recovery
“With VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, we no longer have to manually manage disaster recovery on a server-by-server basis. Site Recovery Manager gives you a single console capability that’s like ‘the big red button’: you hit the button and everything fails over.”
As Low-Cost, Open Architecture Platform, Zimbra Frees Monroe Clinic Resources to Invest in Quality Care
“By implementing Zimbra, we deliver world-class communication services to our employees, while achieving cost savings that we can reinvest in patient care and medical equipment.”
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Learn how the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is using VMware Zimbra to enhance collaboration and communication between its scientists, engineers and operations staff to further oceanographic research.
“If we go back to MBARI’s major goal of trying to work together on a peer level of scientist, engineer, operations to develop and utilize technology to address some of the key questions in oceanographic research. if we can provide tools such as Zimbra, then we can, essentially, do our part in helping that collaboration equation.”
Morgan County Schools
Georgia K–12 School District Virtualizes Desktops to Improve Student Services, Simplify IT Management, Embrace Change
“Desktop virtualization gives teachers and faculty a better desktop experience; eases IT repair and management; cuts costs; and enables the school district to adapt readily to advances in educational tools and methods.”
Mountain Medical Physician Specialists
Physician Practice Embraces VMware Zimbra, Virtualization to Cut Costs, Raise Productivity, Support Growth
“I think a lot of people will want to move to Zimbra when they understand the feature sets, simplicity and cost savings.”
Muskegon Area Intermediate School District
VMware Enables Muskegon Area Intermediate School District to Expand Technology Offerings Cost-Effectively
“Thanks to Data Strategy and VMware, we’ve achieved our goal of doing more with less. We can manage our infrastructure much more efficiently, while expanding the number of services we provide. The real beneficiaries, however, are the school districts that now have access to better technology services without increased costs.”
MVS consulting is an IT consulting company and their goals were to improve business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) capabilities. They needed a reliable solution to back up critical data while providing flexibility and granularity. They were also interested in reducing storage costs by using enterprise-class deduplication technology at a low price point. While using VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced solutions, they found that the VMware integration and storage efficiency were important advantages over other solutions. These capabilities led to overall cost savings and ease of use. They found that vSphere Data Protection Advanced was a good solution to help them meet line of business needs in an agile manner.
“It improved our agility to meet line of business needs and it is easy to deploy.”
VMware Zimbra Allows MxToolbox to Offer Robust, Flexible Messaging Management Solution
“We chose VMware Zimbra as our messaging solution platform because it delivers the functionality and performance our customers need, and the scalability and administrative ease-of-use that we need.”
With VMware vSphere and VMware Site Recovery Manager, Myron Steves slashed disaster recovery costs by $400,000 annually.
"With VMware virtualization, we know we can switch our business over to our backup datacenter anytime - and be up and running within a few hours. And it costs a fraction of what we paid for the third-party disaster recovery service we used before."
Myron Steves made a bold choice to go essentially 100 percent server virtualized in 90 days. That then set the stage for a faster, cheaper, and more robust disaster recovery (DR) strategy.
“Once you get into it, you think, 'Well, okay, this is going to make us mobile, and we'll be able to recover somewhere else quicker,' but then you start seeing other features that you can use that would benefit what you are doing at smaller physical size. Recovery times were cut down to nothing.”
Using VMware, insurance broker Myron Steves implemented a high-availability IT infrastructure and slashed costs across their business with the guidance and support of their local solution provider, SynchroNet.
"Our relationship with SynchroNet is strong because they provide awesome support. We have the expertise built in-house but there's some things that you just can't get to. They take it and solve it. The best thing about it is the planning, the insight. They're in the real world.”
National Democratic Institute
VMware vCloud Director Helps NDI Speed Technology Delivery Within Efforts that Support Democracy
“VMware vCloud Director helps us better serve our users, including those in developing countries. We can configure virtual servers, point to URLs, and fire up applications within a matter of minutes. It’s less costly for us and less time-consuming, and because it’s a virtualized deployment, the hosting costs are also low.”