Choice Hotels International, Inc.
VMware's Software-Defined Data Center at Choice Hotels. Choice Hotels International leverages VMware's Software-Defined Data Center architecture by implementing vCloud Suite Enterprise to optimize capacity, ensure business continuity and disaster recovery, and shorten the time to provision infrastructure and applications.
Choice Hotels International, Inc.
Choice Hotels Slashes IT Provisioning Times and Improves Performance with VMware vRealize Suite
Choice Hotels explains how implementing vRealize suite is saving their developers time, and their company money. Automation is simplifying access to environments and slashing wait times from 4-6 week down to 30 minutes. Operations is detecting issues before they cause problems, so they can be addressed proactively, saving downtime, money, and frustration.
Choice Hotels International is one of the world’s largest and most successful lodging companies. The firm currently franchises more than 6,300 hotels in more than 35 countries and territories, representing more than 500,000 rooms. Choice brands include Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Hotel & Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, and Ascend Hotel Collection.
“In day to day operations we’ve actually been able to find problems before they actually become downtime in our environments, so the tool has saved us money.”
“The release cycle was 4-6 weeks for an application stack to be stood up and handed over to the development teams. Today, using vRealize Automation, our java/middleware application stack is stood up inside of 30 minutes and requested by the end-user themselves, so infrastructure is no longer in the loop, and no longer seen as a roadblock by our application teams.”
City of Alexandria
City of Alexandria Virtualizes to Cut Costs, Save Time, Simplify Management: IT Staff of Seven Relies on VMware Technology to Provide Dozens of Applications to 750 End Users
“We saw the value of being able to get rid of the physical servers, virtualize the infrastructure and have one location that two people can manage. Through VMware vCenter, every server is at our fingertips. We don’t have to stand at a console at a datacenter across town. ”
City of Avondale
City of Avondale Establishes Business Continuity and Protection for Critical Services with vCloud Air Disaster Recovery and vSphere
After implementing a hybrid cloud solution based on vSphere, the city of Avondale determined that it was positioned to take a major leap with its backup and disaster strategy. The city had local backup services for fast recovery. However, it had aims for a regionally separate disaster recovery site in case of a major catastrophic event in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. City staff saw emerging as-a-service options as a means to allow Avondale to achieve its business resumption goals at a level of cost and ease unavailable in the past.
“We reached our goal of 70 percent virtualization in just over a year within a year of using vSphere. VMware continuously advances its technology and provides options that allow us to build onto its solutions. As a CIO, that's critical when looking at strategic investments.”
City of Boston
Use VMware Infrastructure And VMware View To Save Money, Time And Energy
“We sometimes walk people through our datacenter, show them all the empty racks, and say, ‘This is what virtualization has done for us.’ Before we started using VMware Infrastructure, those racks were full. It’s a powerful way of making the point that that you don’t need to buy a server every time you need one. Instead, you can license VMware for a robust infrastructure of virtual machines that give you as much or more computing power as physical servers.”
City of Chicago
The City of Chicago Keeps City Services Running With VMware vFabric Hyperic
“There have been multiple occasions where it would have taken us days to find and fix problems that we can now easily identify and resolve within hours with Hyperic.”
City of Fairfield
City of Fairfield virtualized business-critical applications with VMware to more efficiently deliver crucial City services
"Number one, in city government, our IT infrastructure continues to grow as people are laid off and departments want to automate more and more processes, which is the right way to go. The IT staff remains the same, but the infrastructure, the data, and the support continues to grow. So I'm trying to implement infrastructure that grows smarter, so we don’t have to work harder, but work smarter, so that we can do a lot more with less."
City of Melrose
The City of Melrose uses vCloud Hybrid Service for backup, offloading test and development environments as well as creating new revenue streams.
“The difference between the vCloud Hybrid Service and a lot of the other providers that we looked at was the ability to move workloads around back and forth to and from the Cloud. The other providers simply didn't give us that capability."
City of Melrose
Melrose IT leaders are reducing their total costs of supporting applications by embracing hybrid cloud computing built on VMware to become a specialized managed-services provider.
"It’s not that big of a stretch to get to that point where you say, 'I can do this for another city or town.' That was actually the thought process several years ago, as we started to do our own internal consolidation. The idea was that if we do it for ourselves, why can’t we do it for others."
City of North Myrtle Beach
Beach uses VMware View to Provide Mobile Staff with Powerful Data Access using Virtual Desktops
“Virtualization using VMware software has been key to our ability to tackle new initiatives. From server consolidation and virtual desktops to disaster recovery, we continue to enhance our services and improve efficiency.”
City Of Pittsburgh
Learn how City of Pittsburgh's City Information Systems (CIS) department is using VMware View desktop virtualization software to provide employees with anytime, anywhere access to data and applications.
"Our users love VMware View - they ask for the product by name."
City of Ventura
Learn how the City of Ventura relies on VMware Zimbra to help maintain uninterrupted critical city services, connecting city employees with their email, contacts, files, calendars and other enterprise systems all in one user interface.
“Since deploying VMware Zimbra my staff are pretty happy, because they don't have to go to desktops anymore…They can do an upgrade, they can train, everything through the web. So it's just, it's just a lot easier for them… I’d recommend it, because I think it offers the best cloud model that, that's out there right now”.
ClearSaleing Advanced Advertising Analytics Lets Customers Measure Their Advertising ROI with Its SaaS and Cloud-Based Tools
“Scalable and highly available cloud-based infrastructure is a necessity for our business to succeed. Partnering with VMware and Hosting.com to build and deploy solutions for our customers provides us with the flexibility we can rely on to meet rapidly changing infrastructure needs. With solutions designed for the VMware virtual platform and resources managed from Hosting.com’s public cloud infrastructure, we can rapidly provision our service and scale resources up and down based on individual customers’ seasonal or peak campaign needs.”
Discover how The Cleveland Indians plan to transform IT operations by adopting mobility and hybrid cloud strategies.
"My vision for mobility is, I don’t want users to have to depend on a laptop. I want to give users who are carrying a brick and mortar laptop device today, an iPad, or a Droid or some sort of tablet to take out of the building with them"
Cloud Management Customers - Montage
Learn how VMware vCloud customers like Columbia Sportswear, Catholic Health Initiatives, MicroStrategy and ABM Industries are using VMware cloud management solutions to efficiently provision virtual machines, improve performance and reliability within their IT environment, comply with industry-specific standards such as HIPAA, and report accurately the costs of processing IT requests within the organization.
Cloudera ensures data availability and reliability with VMware vFabric Hyperic Cloudera is a technology start-up that provides enterprise-level products and services to users of Apache Hadoop, the popular open source implementation of MapReduce, a tool designed for in-depth analysis of very large data sets.
“If we didn’t have a monitoring tool like Hyperic, our engineers would most likely be the ones to tell us when a machine is down and that would mean significant changes to our uptime. We would go from the 4-9s that we get with Hyperic to 2-9s or even 1-9, depending on how long it took our engineers to tell us about issues.”
CloudOne delivers IBM Rational development tools in the cloud using an elastic, highly scalable, and economical SaaS model, powered by VMware.
"At McDonald's we focus on what we do best - we are not in the IT business. We needed a Rational solution for development that was flexible and elastic; on that could manage the peak times, and the valleys where we do little development. By using CloudOne's Rational SaaS (Software as a Service) solution, we were able to easily adjust to varying demands; we didn't need to buy additional expensive tooling."
Columbia Memorial Hospital
VMware View provides a desktop virtualization solution that delivers applications more effectively while simplifying administration and reducing costs
“When I came on board as CIO, desktop virtualization was one of the major projects that we needed to implement—and so far our use of VMware View has been very, very successful within our organization.”
Columbia Memorial Hospital
Healthcare providers get 24/7 uptime with Stratus
“We were quick to recognize that Medical Grade ftServer systems offered the reliability, simple operation and VMware support necessary to underpin a private cloud model for EHRs.”
Columbia Sportswear Embarks on Disaster Recovery and SAP Virtualization Journey: Columbia reduced costs right away by running and supporting less physical hardware. With fewer machines to power, run and cool, energy and operational costs declined, leading to hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings.
“It’s the inherent ability for us to scale resources rapidly, on-demand, that VMware provides us. We don’t have that any other way.”