Pinellas County Utilities
Virtualizing critical Wonderware automation solutions with confidence
“Keeping the water on is a public health and safety issue. We can’t tolerate any downtime. ... Replacing clustered failover systems with ftServers saved us a lot of money and simplified the entire operation. I’ve never looked back.”
Pivotal, the company at the intersection of big data helps companies to transform into great software by using vCloud Air to run their mission-critical apps as well as to build, test and run cloud-native and mobile applications. They choose vCloud Air service due to the ability for them to use it with their existing VMware vSphere technology and the cost reduction they would get from using VMware.
“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.”
Discover how Mid-Market organizations have transformed their Business Operations by implementing VMware solutions.
"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 the vCloud Hybrid Service, Planview is looking to leverage Hybrid Cloud capabilities to support their DR strategy.
"The vCloud Hybrid Service 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 Hybrid Service 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 Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery to provide disaster recovery services to their customers without building, managing, and supporting their own virtual infrastructure in another location.
“With vCHS Disaster Recover, 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.”
Use VMware vSphere As The Basis Of A Cloud Infrastructure That Provides Unprecedented Efficiency, Improves Customer Service—And Revolutionizes The Way You Do Business
“We realized we needed to become more effective and efficient with both our IT resources and our staff. So we decided to virtualize absolutely as much as we could on vSphere.”
Prairie North Health Region
With Virtualization, Prairie North IT Delivers Cost Savings, Improved Services
“As Canada’s health regions seek to improve patient care while also controlling costs, virtualization technology is emerging as a critical IT strategy. Here at Prairie North, we’ve proven that VMware vSphere virtualization for servers, and now VMware View virtualization for desktops, can form the basis of a best-practices model to support a standardized and manageable IT infrastructure that is less costly to maintain, and improves the delivery of IT services to doctors, nurses, and other healthcare staff.”
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."
Publishers Clearing House
As it looks to expand its online “Play & Win” websites efficiently and securely, Publishers Clearing House is partnering with Hosting. com and leveraging VMware virtualization to achieve a hybrid cloud approach to its IT infrastructure
"Partnering with Hosting.com has allowed us to take our VMware virtualization strategy to the next level, helping us to cut costs and enabling a hybrid cloud platform."
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"
VMware Technology Creates A Virtual Environment That Maximizes CPU Utilization, Reverses Server Sprawl, Minimizes Energy Usage, And Reduces Carbon Footprint
“Perhaps the biggest thing VMware is allowing us to do is to extend the life of our data center by several years. The ability to increase server utilization, reclaim floor space, and decrease power usage has been immensely valuable.”
Like many companies that choose VMware virtualization technology, Raymond James Financial began with a server consolidation project that achieved impressive results. When the company decided to upgrade from Microsoft Exchange 2003 to 2010, it again turned to VMware, this time to support the business-critical project of upgrading the company's 18,000 Exchange mailboxes. Raymond James also kept VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) as its disaster recovery and replication technology within its new Exchange blueprint.
Raymond James Extends Virtualization to Microsoft Exchange Environment
“Microsoft Exchange is seen as a ‘canary in the coal mine’ when it comes to virtualization—one of the harder use cases. We’ve proven that peoples’ hesitation is unfounded. Exchange can be virtualized, it works, and it works well.”
Desktop Virtualization Transforms Tax Service Call Center At Republic Bank
“With desktop virtualization, we are able to support our Tax Refund Solutions business in a much more efficient, higher performance manner—while saving the company hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.”
In a short span of two years, the IT team had a profoundly positive effect on Revlon’s overall business picture, saving and avoiding more than $70.4 million dollars in expenditures. Revlon’s cloud today runs approximately 531 applications across the globe including Oracle in various flavors, Exchange 2010 and SharePoint 2010, making more than 15,000 automated moves a month. This helps keep pace with Revlon’s ever-expanding and diversified business, which reaches markets across 100 countries and six continents.
From VMworld cosmetics giant Revlon harnesses the power of private cloud to produce impressive savings and cost avoidance
Two prime examples of organizations that have gleaned huge benefits from high degrees of virtualization and aggressive cloud computing adoption.
"What this cloud ecosystem has delivered for us is our ability to say 'yes', and get more done faster, better, cheaper. The correlating effect of that is we ... deliver projects for the business, because that’s really what business alignment is. I do what they want and I give them some counsel along the way."
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.”