Mecklenburg County, North Carolina chose to implement Horizon View and has reaped cost savings and avoidance of $1,000 per user in anticipated upgrades and $1.2 million annually in operation costs. Their unique implementation has dramatically increased the efficiency of their family services case workers and enabled them to add a layer of security while in the field.
"The Horizon product has revolutionized the way we do everything. We were just notified that we won the 2013 Digital Government Achievement award for our one to one initiative; one person one device device based on VMWare."
The Mecklenburg County technical services team chose to deploy VMware Horizon View—over Citrix and Microsoft solutions—to securely mobilize and empower nearly 6,000 county employees. As part of the North Carolina county’s “One Person, One Device” initiative, executives, Youth and Family Services social workers, Park and Recreation employees, and Food Service inspectors use tablets and virtual desktops to securely access and input information on the go. Now more productive employees better reach and serve constituents while saving the county an average of $3.2 million per year.
"The benefits of using VMware Horizon View are in hardware cost and time savings. It equals out to be about $3.2 million savings per year for the organization. That's money that we can put back into services for the citizens of Mecklenburg County."
Mecklenburg County chose Horizon View, over Citrix and Microsoft, to securely mobilize and empower nearly 6,000 county employees. This video takes a deeper look into Mecklenburg County's field workers, including Parks and Recreation and Youth and Family Services, who leverage mobile devices to access their virtual desktops while traveling throughout the county. Now they can securely access and input information on the go, to better protect and serve the community.
"Social workers have told us that getting immediate access to their applications and replacing their bulky paper case files with a small tablet has improved their safety. Without all of that paperwork, their risk of being targeting is lower. They enjoy coming to work more now. They say their travel time has been greatly reduced while their productivity and safety has been significantly increased."
Medical Center of Central Georgia
Hospital Consolidates Datacenter Servers and Security for Compliance, Autofailover and Cost Reduction
“With VMware, we were not only able to consolidate our servers, but we gained built-in redundancy and failover in the event of any server. Along with failover, Trend Micro security has been key for increasing our confidence in the ability to avoid disruptions to patient-critical services.”
Meritrust Credit Union
Faced with an aging physical IT infrastructure, Meritrust Credit Union sought a more stable foundation for its business-critical applications—especially for its Oracle database, which is central to its operations. By choosing Oracle RAC on FlexPod with VMware from Cisco and NetApp, the company realized better availability, performance and cost efficiency than it could achieve otherwise.
“The integration between VMware and the FlexPod platform from Cisco and NetApp is amazing. Every aspect has been designed to work together, which takes a lot of the guesswork out of everything from configuration to troubleshooting.”
Hear Metro Health CIO Bill Lewkowski and Technology Strategist Aivars Aspite explain the benefits of VMware View and Epic as the basis of their desktop virtualization strategy. Learn how the hospital is providing physicians and clinicians secure anytime, anywhere access to the data they need to provide the best possible patient care.
"When I look at our virtualization strategy, our cloud strategy, our technology infrastructure strategy moving forward and being innovative our key vendor in all of that is VMware. They have provided the virtualization in our data center, they are providing that virtualization in our desktop environment. We really look at it as a strategic advantage. It’s a way to extend who we are, to not let it constrain our vision and our strategies, and extend out beyond our four walls at Metro."
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
VMware Technology Creates A Flexible IT Infrastructure That Reduces Overall Costs While Simplifying Administration
“My interest is always to make sure we’re using technology to deliver as much benefit as we can to the students. VMware technology plays an important role in that endeavor by supporting our information portal, which helps us to reliably deliver information to approximately 800,000 students, parents, teachers, and administrators.”
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Leading Florida school district virtualizes business-critical applications with VMware
“You forget how it was in the old days with physical hardware. The scalability, resilience and cost advantages of VMware software are that huge. What’s more, the technology is so reliable we virtualize even our business-critical applications, including SAP software. We don’t create paychecks, produce gradebooks or teach students without relying on VMware technology. It is much faster and easier. The future is nothing but a virtual instance.”
With VMware, MicroStrategy offers analytics in the cloud as a platform-as-a-service. Customers come to MicroStrategy for all the components needed for cloud-based analytics, in a pre-integrated format. Customers no longer need to worry about provisioning their own technology, or waiting for lengthy implementation processes that could take months to finish.
“The business itself would not be possible for us to deliver in a cost-effective way if we didn’t have the virtualized infrastructure.”
Health System Improves Efficiency, Clinician Experience, Face Time with Patients by Virtualizing Desktops
“What our clinicians know is that now technology is an enabler, an integral part of care delivery. Making it easier to process information allows them to focus more directly on patient care.”
Millennium Pharmacy Systems
Learn how Millennium Pharmacy has used advanced IT management and operational efficiency processes and systems to keep applications up to date, compliant, performant, and protected.
"Typically, if you're moving from a physical environment, VMware is a lot more efficient and it’s really kind of surprising seeing some of the reports that come back from vCenter Operations Management that tell you, realistically, you are running this server with six gigabytes of memory, but you are only really using one."
Millennium Pharmacy Systems
Millennium upgraded from VMware vSphere to vSphere with Operations Management to overcome growing economic pressures to drive down costs and inefficient management of IT infrastructure. The team deployed vSphere with Operations Management within a day and soon discovered that every VM was oversized.
“It was almost jaw dropping in terms of the memory and resources we would get back by using vSphere with Operations Management.”
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Delivers Manageable And Automated Disaster Recovery
“With VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, we no longer have to manually manage disaster recovery on a server-by-server basis. Site Recovery Manager gives you a single console capability that’s like ‘the big red button’: you hit the button and everything fails over.”
As Low-Cost, Open Architecture Platform, Zimbra Frees Monroe Clinic Resources to Invest in Quality Care
“By implementing Zimbra, we deliver world-class communication services to our employees, while achieving cost savings that we can reinvest in patient care and medical equipment.”
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Learn how the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is using VMware Zimbra to enhance collaboration and communication between its scientists, engineers and operations staff to further oceanographic research.
“If we go back to MBARI’s major goal of trying to work together on a peer level of scientist, engineer, operations to develop and utilize technology to address some of the key questions in oceanographic research. if we can provide tools such as Zimbra, then we can, essentially, do our part in helping that collaboration equation.”
Morgan County Schools
Georgia K–12 School District Virtualizes Desktops to Improve Student Services, Simplify IT Management, Embrace Change
“Desktop virtualization gives teachers and faculty a better desktop experience; eases IT repair and management; cuts costs; and enables the school district to adapt readily to advances in educational tools and methods.”
Mountain Medical Physician Specialists
Physician Practice Embraces VMware Zimbra, Virtualization to Cut Costs, Raise Productivity, Support Growth
“I think a lot of people will want to move to Zimbra when they understand the feature sets, simplicity and cost savings.”
Muskegon Area Intermediate School District
VMware Enables Muskegon Area Intermediate School District to Expand Technology Offerings Cost-Effectively
“Thanks to Data Strategy and VMware, we’ve achieved our goal of doing more with less. We can manage our infrastructure much more efficiently, while expanding the number of services we provide. The real beneficiaries, however, are the school districts that now have access to better technology services without increased costs.”
MVS consulting is an IT consulting company and their goals were to improve business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) capabilities. They needed a reliable solution to back up critical data while providing flexibility and granularity. They were also interested in reducing storage costs by using enterprise-class deduplication technology at a low price point. While using VMware vSphere® Data Protection™ Advanced solutions, they found that the VMware integration and storage efficiency were important advantages over other solutions. These capabilities led to overall cost savings and ease of use. They found that vSphere Data Protection Advanced was a good solution to help them meet line of business needs in an agile manner.
“It improved our agility to meet line of business needs and it is easy to deploy.”
VMware Zimbra Allows MxToolbox to Offer Robust, Flexible Messaging Management Solution
“We chose VMware Zimbra as our messaging solution platform because it delivers the functionality and performance our customers need, and the scalability and administrative ease-of-use that we need.”