A year later, learn how Revlon’s global and comprehensive cloud has matured, and how the benefits from aggressively embracing the cloud have evolved to produce expanding positive consequences from their IT architecture.
"We have the ability to look at all of our data, a couple of petabytes, in the same place. Because the cloud let us look at it all, we can bring up all of Revlon in our disaster recovery (DR) test environments and have our developers work with it at no cost. We have disconnected that cost and effort."
Rockford Public Schools
RPS Engaged VMware And Data Strategy For Its IT Strategy And Realized Many Savings: Several Hours Each Time It Implemented New Applications, Physical Server Space By Consolidating Five Racks Of Servers To Two Racks, The Ability To Easily Monitor Their Systems And Remove Computer Viruses
“We used VMware on the server side and our experience with it was great – which persuaded us to try it for desktops. VMware partnered with us and met our most important consideration in choosing a partner - understanding our best interests as a school district. VMware has proven that it cares about the quality of its products and its implementation, which allows us to build a great working relationship.”
Rockford Public Schools
Virtualization Breathes New Life into Rockford Public Schools IT Economizing Doesn’t Mean Compromising
“Many school districts today are just starting to talk about virtualization. Our experience demonstrates that VMware technology is ready today, and not just for servers. With VMware View, desktop virtualization has matured to the point where districts can embrace virtualization in that environment as well. It’s a winning solution for any school district’s enterprise architecture.”
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
VMware Infrastructure 3 Provides The Ideal Platform For Increasing Availability And Reliability Of Mission-Critical Systems
“If you’ve already designed your systems to be as highly available as possible—which is precisely the capability that VMware Infrastructure 3 brings to our tier one applications—you don’t need to spend as much time and energy worrying about a recovery strategy.”
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
Learn how Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre modernized its datacenter with a VMware vSphere environment, virtualizing critical and business applications while improving operational efficiency and agility for the long term.
“With VMware, we achieved a reliable, scalable, adaptable IT infrastructure. As a result, we’re not only running our own applications more efficiently, but now have a more robust and flexible environment for hosting applications for our partner hospitals.”
Russell Investment Group
VMware Virtual Infrastructure Methodology Enables Russell Investment Group to Set up Scalable Lab Infrastructure
"Our business proposition to our clients is very strong. We've grown over the last 10 years and will continue to grow. The only way we can keep up on the technology side is to put tools like this in place so we're much more flexible, agile, and quicker to respond to our business needs."
Saint Michael's College
Saint Michael’s College Deploys VMware vCenter SRM for Robust Recovery
“The Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery project is the most important thing we’ve done in technology in 10 years. In addition to providing the capability to run in the event of disaster, it’s moved us to a much more policy- and procedure driven technology environment.”
Santa Clara University School of Law
University Virtualizes to Simplify Server Management, Increase Agility in Offering New Services
“Our students need training that is not only academically rigorous, but also technologically advanced. Lawyers can’t practice today without using technology to research and manage their cases. With the virtual environment we’ve put in place using VMware, we can deliver a technology experience that truly helps prepare the future generation of lawyers.”
Two prime examples of organizations that have gleaned huge benefits from high degrees of virtualization and aggressive cloud computing adoption.
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."
Explore how Seattle University improves IT Services with datacenter virtualization and VMware solutions. The university has improved the secure access and delivery of applications to both staff and students.
“In the past, deploying new applications to all the campus desktops was a week’s work for several people four times a year. Now it takes just one person a matter of hours, and we haven’t had to replace the legacy devices.”
Learn how using VMware View allowed Seattle University to virtualize their legacy campus computer devices and provide remote desktop access to students, faculty, staff and alumni.
"We wanted to find a solution that didn't require us to stay on that three-year refresh cycle to keep up with student technologies and student application needs."
Seven Corners is a travel insurance company that is on the way to realizing $900,000 in ROI from their private cloud, deployed by Netech utilizing VMware, Cisco and NetApp’s FlexPod solution.
“Kudos to Cisco, NetApp, VMware, and Nettech for getting it done. It used to take six to eight hours to run. Afterwards I had one of the owners who run some of his own reports come into my office and ask if we had been using black magic, because the report was printing before his hand was off the mouse.”
Seven Corners went beyond the typical efficiency and cost-conservation benefits of cloud to build innovative business services that generate whole new revenues.
"If you're in a privately held SMB, your goal is to identify a problem or an opportunity, categorize what it would cost to resolve it or achieve it, and show the return on investment (ROI). If you communicate that in a passionate, effective way with the ownership and the executive group, you come out of the room with authority to move forward."
Travel insurance provider Seven Corners transformed their business by embracing VMware Cloud Management solutions.
“Then there's vCloud Director. Five, six years ago, the cloud was a buzzword that everybody feared. The fact is it allows you to control the resources that you spend a lot of money on without having any possible negative impact on your customers.”
Discover how Singlehop uses vFabric Application Director to manage their client's private cloud environments.
"VMWare is important to us because it allows us to get to market quickly with products like vFabric Application Director. This allows us to not only design tools that work, but are maintainable at the service provider level."
Solvay Finds The Cure For Server Sprawl With VMware Infrastructure 3
"If I buy Intel and VMware technology, I'm all set for virtualization - I know they're going to work well together and perform as they should. Pretty simple, huh?"
Somerset School District
K-12 education has changed dramatically in recent years. According to Sara Eichten, principal at Somerset Middle School in Wisconsin, “The Common Core State Standards have drastically changed what we need to be doing with our students in both English language arts and mathematics, as well as focusing on disciplinary literacy in science, social studies, and other related arts classes.” So in May 2013 when Somerset School District was selected to participate in a pilot program to test the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) platform to meet the requirements of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, it looked to VMware for help. VMware® Horizon View™ helped ease the deployment of the rigorous testing platform and deliver a seamless user experience to students.
"With VMware Horizon View, we didn’t experience any technical issues when we did the [Smarter Balanced] pilot. People were concerned about audio sound quality, videos, mouse movements—those things that are critical in high-stakes testing—but we saw no performance issues whatsoever in our environment. The virtual environment performed the way we expected it to, and we’re very happy with the results.”
Increase Utilization Of Existing Servers And Build A Scalable, High-Performance Infrastructure
“We evaluate virtualization solutions on a quarterly basis to ensure that we are using the best technology possible to deliver the best services to our customers. We recently re-evaluated Hyper-V and XenServer. However, when we saw the new performance enhancements in vSphere 4 we knew we were right on track with VMware. With vSphere 4, not only will our SQL databases and other critical applications perform better, but we’ll also benefit from added capabilities like Fault Tolerance and Thin Provisioning.”
Southeast Financial Credit Union
Southeast Financial Credit Union has a highly manageable, user-friendly desktop environment that delivers business critical applications to 170 branch employees. The VMware View platform is secure: If users make alterations to their desktops, or in the event of a virus infection, Southeast Financial can delete the compromised desktop and quickly provision a new virtual desktop.
“Our VMware desktop virtualization solution is more stable and easier to manage than our old virtualization environment—yet requires less RAM, which saved our firm $12,000.00. We’re also spending far less time diagnosing and troubleshooting our desktop systems, which means we have more time to deliver value to the business.”