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.”
“Southwest Airlines is the customer service champ in the industry. Taking excellent care of our customers is just as important as filling our planes with fuel. It’s really what makes us go. So as we are taking a look and trying to be what travelers want in an airline, and we are constantly looking for ways to improve Southwest Airlines and make it better for our customers, that's really where virtualization and IT as a service comes into play.”
SSOE Group is an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management firm with 1200 employees located in 29 offices across 7 countries. SSOE leverages the best talent that they have to complete client projects no matter where that talent is located and this requires global collaboration in a 3D environment. SSOE selected a solution utilizing VMware Horizon View, Cisco, and NVIDIA to deliver the 3D graphics performance required from applications such as Autodesk Revit to complete projects in a virtualized desktop environment.
"I’d absolutely recommend the Cisco Invidia VMware Horizon View solution to other companies who are using graphically intensive applications. It's the best of all possible worlds. With Cisco you're getting the hardware, reliability, performance, price point. With Invidia, the graphics acceleration, simply unmatched in a solution like this. And obviously VMware Horizon View is producing the capability for me to get a global work force collaborating in one location, using disparate people from anywhere."
Collaboration with talent around the world is one of SSOE Group’s central business models. Horizon View enables employees and authorized contractors—from Toledo and Tennessee to Mumbai, Shanghai, and Singapore—to securely work together on graphically intense, centralized designs and 3D models. The solution brings everyone together virtually, increasing efficiency while protecting client and SSOE intellectual property.
St. Francis Health–Mooresville Surgery Center
With VMware Private Cloud Hosted by Solutions Healthcare, St. Francis Mooresville Drives Cost Efficiencies of Business-Critical Billing Application
“A VMware virtual cloud was an easy decision. Not only did it eliminate any up-front hardware capital costs, it also gave us more horsepower, redundancy and data security.”
St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers
Use vSphere And VMware View As The Foundation For Two Internal Cloud Environments—One For Servers, The Other For PCs And Thin Clients—That Save Money, Time, Power, And Above All, Improve Patient Care
“VMware technology is one of the major ways that we’re achieving the cloud and the whole shared-services model. It lets us not only deliver IT service to clinicians and business units effectively and economically, but, as we mature in our cloud environment, we can potentially offer our services to other healthcare providers and hospitals.”
State of Ohio
Ohio Is Turning Upside-Down IT Spending Right-Side Up
Subaru of America, Inc. (www.firstcarstory.com)
To support the launch of the new 2012 Impreza, Subaru engaged marketing agency Carmichael Lynch to develop a revolutionary website to help drive their marketing campaign called firstcarstory.com it enables users to celebrate their first car experience and bring their story to life. By typing in the details, the site will automatically animate the story and provides the user with a personalised video that they could share through social media channels. A flexible rendering capacity was required to support the large numbers of visitors to their state of art real-time website. VMware Powered Service Provider Bitbrains was able to provide high performance computing nodes to help with simultaneous rendering. A hybrid cloud model based on VMware technology has provided a stable basis, within the first month the website had created over 10,000 animations. Videos are prepared and presented in less than 40 seconds.
“The campaign was very successful we had about 1.3 million visitors in the two months we were tracking media to it and we never had the site crash.”
Sunrise Senior Living
VMware Helps Sunrise Senior Living Reduce Service Desk Call Center Volume By More Than 50 Percent
“Since virtualizing Citrix, our service desk call volume has decreased by over 50 percent, from about 13,000 calls per month to 6,000. VMware virtualization was instrumental in driving down the number of issues we get on a daily basis and, therefore, the number of calls.”
To keep pace with rapid business growth without making a costly investment in computing hardware, SureTax engaged the Flexible Data Center Solutions platform by Phoenix NAP, 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.
"Our new infrastructure helps us reliably meet clients’ service-level requirements, which creates high customer satisfaction."
Symantec Embraces Software-Defined Data Center to Speed its Customer-First Business Transformation.
"Leads to Game-Changing IT Innovations for Symantec Customer Support and Product Development."
Symantec implemented a software-defined data center architecture based on VMware vCloud Suite to speed creation of new test environments. It is currently scaled to support more than 200,000 virtual machines, one of the world’s largest software-defined data center deployments based on VMware vCloud Suite to date. Software-defined data center, SDDC, flexibility, virtualization, hybrid virtual cloud, vCloud Suite, vSphere, vCloud Networking and Security, CapEx
Video SAP: T-Mobile is a national provider of wireless voice, data and messaging services. They have virtualized their SAP environment, which is a critical part of its IT landscape. From order-to-cash, to procure-to-pay and HR and ah, the finance and controlling, FICA. Learn how T-Mobile has used virtualization to compete in a very fast-paced environment with quicker time-to-delivery.
Video Virtualization: T-Mobile is about 45-thousand employees focused on delivering cell phone service to all of America. They have virtualized nearly 100% of their online platform, the ‘My T-Mobile’ and ‘T-Mobile.com’ platform, in addition to a significant amount of both front and back end systems from order entry and order fulfillment all the way to the supply chain and logistics side to delivering some of its phones out to its customers.
Tampa Bay Rays
VMware Software Offers The Opportunity To Create A Virtual Infrastructure That Reduces Overall Costs While Increasing Manageability, Performance, Availability, And Disaster Recovery
“Now that we’ve virtualized our infrastructure with VMware solutions, everything runs much more smoothly. We’re saving time, money, and man hours, and establishing a true disaster recovery plan to protect our operations.”
Tampa Bay Water
Virtualization Keeps The IT Systems Running And The Water Flowing In Tampa Bay
“Our data center was pushing the limits on power, cooling and space; VMware and Intel technology worked together to help us solve our challenges.”
Stefanini TechTeam Deploys VMware View to Support Global Help Desk Expansion; Data Strategy Helps Architect, Implement Desktop Virtualization as Foundation for Agile Growth
“I would tell my peers in IT that VMware View really helps you centralize management of IT resources while delivering excellent desktop performance for remote users. At TechTeam, it’s enabling us to expand our revenue-generating helpdesk operations cost-efficiently, through an infrastructure that can scale and adapt quickly to meet future demands.”
Tennessee Technological University
Tennessee Tech knows that immersive, experiential academic environments help students succeed. Now a VMware View virtualized desktop environment allows the university to support that academic approach more cost-effectively.
“We are building a foundation to graduate the engineers of the future, and we’re using VMware View to do it. It is the future of academic computing.”
Teradata Deploys A Private Cloud Based On vSphere While Streamlining Their Cloud Administration With VMware vCenter Lab Manager
“Energy savings from deploying a private cloud paid back our investment in just six months.”