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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."

A.T. Still University

 

A.T. Still University greatly improves firewall performance and security with cost-effective VMware NSX solution

ATSU revolutionized its schools and clinics with the cost-effective security solution, VMware NSX, which increases firewall performance, meets HIPAA compliance, automates services, and improves agility, resulting in more affordable tuition and better healthcare services.

“VMware NSX is the most revolutionary development in our data center security in more than a decade. Not only do we save a significant amount of money in hardware costs, the micro-segmentation available through VMware NSX provides a dramatically more secure design than we could get with a physical firewall with DMZs.”

— Iain Leiter, Network Engineer, A.T. Still University

ACI Specialty Benefits

 

Virtualization with Intelligent Operations Enables 55% Increase in Performance for ACI Specialty Benefits

Facing hyper-growth, ACI Specialty Benefits needed to ensure the company’s infrastructure was poised to proactively support the business. ACI moved to a virtualized data center and deployed vSphere with Operations Management in order to effectively load test, ensure adequate resources to handle demand, and onboard new customers more quickly and effectively. The company can now run applications at high service levels and maximize hardware savings through 40% higher capacity utilization and 50% higher consolidation ratios.

With the added visibility throughout its IT infrastructure, ACI has seen a 25% decrease in time spent on diagnostics and problem resolution. As a result of the operational efficiencies, the IT team is freed up to take on additional strategic initiatives.

“The first time looking at that single pane of glass was very surprising for us to see all of our different VMware infrastructure – at the data center, at headquarters, everywhere. Being able to see where we stood was a game changer.”

— Ryan Fay, Chief Information Officer, ACI Specialty Benefits

Aledo Independent School District (ISD)

 

For years, the IT team at Aledo Independent School District (ISD) managed thousands of standalone desktops across multiple campuses, laboriously updating software on a machine-by-machine basis. By virtualizing approximately 75 percent of its machines on the VMware Horizon View virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), the district has vastly simplified IT management and streamlined online test administration while enhancing the end user’s experience.

"I would go into a computer lab, install software on 30 machines, connect to the server 30 times, and so on,” she says. “Then every summer, we’d send out a whole crew of IT folks to go computer by computer, cleaning up machines and doing general maintenance. It was incredibly time-consuming."

— Gayla Gideon, IT Director

Amdocs, Inc.

 

Discover why Amdocs chose VMware's Horizon Mirage to manage images across their various offices quickly and efficiently, reducing the burden on their support staff and significantly increasing their compliance with security concerns.

"People were excited about it, being able to tell a customer hey, I got this new backup program and I need to restore something, what do I do, you simply go into Windows Explorer or go to your desktop, right-click on the file folders that you'd like to restore, select the Horizon Mirage client menu, the restore menu, and select the version you want to restore. Point and click and you're done, it's that easy."

— Paul Navarro, IT Service Delivery Manager

ARMOR

 

Armor Shields Its Customers from Cyber Threats with VMware NSX

VMware NSX enables Armor to scale and protect its customers, with the essential benefits of micro-segmentation and multi-tenancy.

“Because of the VMWare NSX relationship, we're able to better secure our customers and, defend them against cyber threats.”

— Chris Drake, Founder and CEO, ARMOR

“NSX and VMWare give us that ability to orchestrate our customers in a Cloud-like environment, but give them the security wrapper that allows them from day one to be born secure.”

— Jeff Schilling, Chief Security Officer, ARMOR

Associated Surgeons and Physicians

 

Mid-market health services provider Associated Surgeons and Physicians has rapidly adopted server and client virtualization and gained significant new benefits, including better mobile and bring your own device (BYOD) support as well as improved disaster recovery (DR).

"Upgrading to a virtual infrastructure has helped us considerably in maintaining and increasing meaningful use expectations, with the ability to be virtual and have the redundancy that gives, along with the fact that VMs seem to run a lot more efficiently virtually. We have better ways to collect data, a lot more uptime, and a lot more efficiency, so we can collect more data from our customers."

— Ray Todich, Systems Administrator at Associated Surgeons and Physicians, LLC.

AT&T Hosting, Application & Cloud Services

 

Learn about implementing cloud technology to deliver and commercialize an adaptive and reliable cloud services ecosystem.

"This is a hybrid cloud that allows VMware clients to extend their private clouds into AT&T's network-based cloud using a virtual private network (VPN). And it melds the security and performance of VPN with the economics and flexibility of a public cloud. So the service is optimized for VMware's more than 350,000 clients."

— Chris Costello, Assistant Vice President of AT&T Cloud Services

Autotrader.com

 

With limited visibility into key performance metrics across a complex system, capacity planning was a bit of a guessing game for the IT staff at AutoTrader.com. VMware vRealize Operations Insight software enables them to proactively manage system performance, troubleshoot issues before they affect the business, and achieve a whole new level of business insight. These capabilities enable the IT team at AutoTrader.com to minimize system downtime, drive up consolidation ratios, and spend far less time on tedious manual tasks.

“vRealize [Operations Insight] shows us what’s happening in our environment, precisely as it’s happening. This technology is able to marshal huge amounts of data to inform real-time metrics, all presented in a single pane of glass.”

— Chris Nakagaki, Virtualization Architect, AutoTrader.com

Baltimore City Public Schools

 

Baltimore City Public Schools, with 85,000 students, leverages VMware Horizon to deliver their Common Core PARCC online testing as well as in their efforts to promote Digital Equality for all of their students.

“I was very pleased as we did our first pilot of VDI for PARCC testing. The state took notice of Baltimore City, and it was a complete success.”

“Digital equality is a key strategy for Baltimore City Public Schools.”

— Dr. Kenneth Thompson, Chief Information Officer, Baltimore City Public Schools

Baystate Health

 

VMware NSX Gives Baystate Health Security & Agility

Baystate Health found that VMware NSX is the model for healthcare networking, allowing them to be both highly secure and extremely agile in a rapidly changing environment.

“One of the things that NSX allows us to do right off the bat is multi-tenant operations. Without NSX, that becomes much more complex.”

— Mike Feld, Interim CTO, Baystate Health

Baystate Health

 

VMware Hyper-Converged technology Helps Baystate Health Provide a Higher Level of Care While Cutting IT Expenses

Baystate Health, one of the leading healthcare providers in the nation, must evolve continuously to offer the highest-quality care. To support this mission, Baystate embarked on an update of its entire IT infrastructure in 2014. It turned to VMware technology, specifically vSphere, Virtual SAN, NSX and Horizon to design and build a new virtualized data center, and to deploy 10,000 virtual desktops to allow clinicians and administrative personnel to access the corporate network while on the go.

“Based on the requirements of up-time, integration of all the different siloes and essentially the seamlessness of the architecture, VMware is, as far as we’re concerned, the proper choice – pretty much the most solid approach to hyperconvergence.”

— Mike Feld, Interim CTO, Baystate Health

BDP International

 

BDP International Leverages VMware Horizon® to Seamlessly Deliver Desktops and Applications

BDP International leverages VMware Horizon to seamlessly deliver desktops and applications, supporting the company’s vision to deliver the best logistics experience in the world.

“We were excited BDP was finally in a position where now we were on a globalized collaboration platform, but were unable to deliver it in a responsive manner to our users globally.”

“VMware was a neat opportunity to not only try out a technology that I had a lot of confidence in, but also a name change to show that we are progressing and moving away from what was then Citrix.”

— Jason Bullock, Executive Director of IT Global Infrastructure & Support, BDP International

Benefis Health System

 

Benefis Health System enables bedside medication verification and charting with VMware AlwaysOn Point of Care. Through tap and go roaming of the desktop, providers can access patient information within seconds. The result: Clinical staff now view IT as something that can help, not hinder them in their work.

"If we were to remove the system right now, I don't know how people would react. I think they would melt down, because they've become so accustomed to being able to provide that care at the bedside. Being able to spend time with the patient and chart, and then go on to the next patient without having to run back to the nurse’s station for charting.

— Dustin Ostberg, Systems Administrator, Benefis Health System

BLDD Architects

 

BLDD Architects Enables Real-Time Collaboration in Secure Environment with Integrated Solutions from VMware and Bitdefender

— Dan Reynolds, Senior Systems Administrator

Bloomington Public Schools

 

Schools Put IT Savings Back into Kids and Classrooms with VMware NSX

To improve security, efficiencies, scalability and lower costs, IlliniCloud (Bloomington School District) turned to a VMware-powered Software-Defined Data Center underpinned by VMware NSX – the network virtualization and security platform.

“We estimate that each educational institution that joins our cloud can potentially cut its annual IT spending by 30 to 50 percent, freeing up money for other important educational needs while getting tighter security and data protection.”

— Jason Radford, Head of Cloud Operations, IlliniCloud/Bloomington School District

Buffalo Public Schools

 

Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) is leveraging VMware technology to enable broad access to computing for their students. The “BPS Desktop” initiative not only enables access to coursework for students from their homes, but Buffalo Public Schools also worked with community centers and libraries to enable access for those students who didn’t have a computer at home as well.

"Looking to the future we see much more in the way of students being able to access their curriculum materials anytime, anywhere they are, contributing to their learning."

— Bill Russo, Director of Instructional Technology, Buffalo Public Schools

Buffalo Public Schools

 

Buffalo Public Schools Delivers Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device Access to Coursework with a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) was challenged by aging personal computers, out-of-date software, insufficient device access, and an inconsistent user experience across its campuses and classrooms. Many existing computers were slow to boot, required constant maintenance, and were difficult to upgrade. With a new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) based on VMware Horizon®, BPS students and teachers now enjoy powerful, personalized workspaces and the latest software tools, consistently available at any time, in any location, on any device.

“With the BPS desktop, our students can now continue working on their projects at home, at their own pace, or in groups with their friends. It’s available to them 24 hours a day.”

—Carmen Robles, Instructional Technology Coach, Buffalo Public Schools

"Our plan is to have BPS desktop installed in every computer lab and on every desktop in all of our campuses and administrative offices.”

— Bill Russo, Director of Instructional Technology, Buffalo Public Schools

California Natural Resources Agency

 

California Natural Resources Agency Gains Agility Across Multiple Agencies Through a Software-Defined Data Center Strategy

A Briefings Direct podcast on how a large state agency is harnessing virtualization to do more with less and remain agile and efficient.

“We consider VMware a strategic partner. We basically only want to work with business partners. We don’t want to work with vendors, because we don’t need someone to sell us something and walk away. VMware has been hand-in-hand with us for this whole journey.”

“From looking at VMware, virtualization is the standard. If you don’t take it on, then you really won’t be able to respond to business needs. When the official IT organization becomes obsolete, there are going to be ad-hoc IT organizations and those would become the norm. If you want to be relevant, you have to use every tool set that you can to provide the business needs.”

— Michael Hom, Data Center Chief in the IT InfrastructureServices Branch for the California Department of Water Resources

California Natural Resources Agency

 

California Natural Resource Agency (CNRA) and VMware vCloud Air

As the world’s eighth largest economy with the largest parks system and the largest water delivery system in the United States, California is more like a small country than a state. Managing California’s precious resources—from its coastlines to its parks, fish, wildlife, energy sources, and water— is the responsibility of the 30 organizations of the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA). They depend on real-time data and system access to make decisions and respond quickly to disasters like flood, fire, drought, and earthquakes. CNRA’s mission is to restore, protect and manage the state's natural, historical and cultural resources for current and future generations. This responsibility impacts not only the people of California, but people around the world.

The goal of CNRA’s IT organization is to provide timely information and services to their departments so that they can operate at the speed of business without technology being a constraint.

CNRA is currently using VCloud Air VPC and vCloud Air Disaster Recovery as a service for their critical applications such as Fire, water, waste, etc., but also for their department tenants within their data center. They are putting out their critical tier one through three applications in the vCloud Air Disaster Recovery as a service area for protection and front-ending that with the vCloud Air offering to run their core applications.

“Our experience with VMware vCloud Air has been great. We have actually worked with some great technicians at VMware who helped us onboard the service, who helped us get everything set up and be up and running and getting the plumbing for all of our applications and test it out and make sure that it all runs fine. It’s one of those things that we found pretty painless and I would recommend it to just about anybody and any company.”

— Tony Morshed, CTO, California Natural Resource Association (CNRA)
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