Myron Steves made a bold choice to go essentially 100 percent server virtualized in 90 days. That then set the stage for a faster, cheaper, and more robust disaster recovery (DR) strategy.
“Once you get into it, you think, 'Well, okay, this is going to make us mobile, and we'll be able to recover somewhere else quicker,' but then you start seeing other features that you can use that would benefit what you are doing at smaller physical size. Recovery times were cut down to nothing.”
Using VMware, insurance broker Myron Steves implemented a high-availability IT infrastructure and slashed costs across their business with the guidance and support of their local solution provider, SynchroNet.
"Our relationship with SynchroNet is strong because they provide awesome support. We have the expertise built in-house but there's some things that you just can't get to. They take it and solve it. The best thing about it is the planning, the insight. They're in the real world.”
National Democratic Institute
VMware vCloud Director Helps NDI Speed Technology Delivery Within Efforts that Support Democracy
“VMware vCloud Director helps us better serve our users, including those in developing countries. We can configure virtual servers, point to URLs, and fire up applications within a matter of minutes. It’s less costly for us and less time-consuming, and because it’s a virtualized deployment, the hosting costs are also low.”
Less Is More: Server Consolidation Maximizes IT Optimization
“One of the main functions of IT at National is to enable the business to produce faster and more efficiently. The Dell/VMware combination is helping advance that goal by giving us tremendous on-demand capability to meet the needs of our business.”
Navicure a leading Internet-based medical claims clearinghouse that helps physician practices increase profitability through improved claims reimbursement and staff productivity. Discover how they plan on using vCloud Suite and vCenter Operations Management Suite to manage their virtual environment.
"vCenter Operations Manager will allow us to drill down into symptoms that we're seeing and be able to identify the root problem"
Healthcare claims company Navicure is gaining better control and optimization across its IT infrastructure thanks to a comprehensive monitoring and operational management approach built on VMware.
"vCenter Operations Manager is key to understanding your infrastructure. If you don’t have it today, you're going to be very reactive to some of your pains and the troubles you're dealing with. It allows you to project where you're growing and where you need to put your money into resources, whether that's more storage, compute resources, or network resources."
Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI)
Deploy VMware Technology To Run More Than 350,000 Exchange 2003 Mailboxes And Other Key Applications On VMware Infrastructure In Production, Significantly Improving Reliability And Manageability While Cutting Costs
“I was surprised by how well VMware Infrastructure handles Exchange Server. We all know that Exchange is a CPU-intensive program, but our virtualized implementation has been very successful. I’ve been impressed—especially given the 350,000 mailboxes that we’ve been able to support, the redundancy we’ve built in, and all the other demands we’ve put on it.”
Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI)
Deploy VMware Technology To Make The Military’s Vast Network Greener And Leaner
“The virtualization of an environment as large and complex as the NMCI has never been attempted before. We are working hand in hand with VMware to ensure it’s a success.”
Norman Regional Health System
VMware View Provides A Scalable And Flexible Desktop Environment That Simplifies Administration While Providing Health Practitioners With Better Access To Applications And Patient Data
“VMware View makes it easier for us to create and maintain a highly available and easily accessible desktop environment for the doctors and nurses at our new hospital. Taking advantage of this technology frees up our staff to do what they do best: healing patients.”
North Carolina State University
There is no substitute for experience when it comes to operating powerful machines. As part of Naval ROTC training at NC State University, midshipmen learn how to drive any vessel in the U.S. Navy fleet. NC State University Libraries deployed VMware® Horizon View™ to securely deliver a virtual environment with the 3D graphics required for ROTC training. Authorized users can securely access the entire simulated training environment in software from a multipurpose creativity studio. Yet 3D virtualization isn’t just for training, NC State University students, faculty, and staff in other disciplines can also use virtual desktops to access critical 3D design software such as SolidWorks and AutoCAD.
“Naval ROTC is using Hunt Library resources for a simulation program that gives us the flexibility to build different scenarios, different classes of ships, train the students, and then tear that training down in an instant and move the resources over to something else. That flexibility is exactly what universities need in the future.”
North Carolina State University
Everywhere you look on today’s university campuses, you see devices—from laptops to smartphones to tablets. NC State University is no exception. It set the model for how to successfully embrace leading-edge technology and the bring your own device (BYOD) trend with the opening of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library in April 2013. In support of NC State University’s blended learning vision, VMware® Horizon View™ enables anytime, anywhere, any-device access to applications and data, including demanding 3D graphics applications. Desktop services are available anywhere they are needed—on or off the campus—fully supporting a distributed computing environment and student, faculty, and staff device preferences.
“The Hunt Library is the visible lighthouse that says this is a technology leader and it’s everything from the high resolution rooms where you can do innovation to the virtualized desktops that allow students, faculty, and staff to use their services anywhere, anytime they need them.”
ESXi Provides A Foundation For A Scalable And Easily Managed Virtual Infrastructure
“Home brewing is kind of a unique industry in that it continues to grow even during an economic downturn. We’ve been experiencing consistent 10-20 percent growth per year, and VMware technology is helping to ensure that we can avoid ‘growing pains’ as we scale our operations by allowing us to make better use of our time and money.”
Northpointe Christian Schools
Intel and VMware provide more reliability, less downtime for computer services to Northpointe Christian Schools.
“The Intel Modular Server with VMware vSphere has met or exceeded all expectations. The administration, staff, students and support personnel are satisfied with the solution and the only ‘complaint’ is that this solution was not implemented earlier.”
Northrim Bank believes that customers deserve the very highest level of service. VMware Horizon View is helping the bank meet its “Customer First Service” goals by enabling workforce mobility between headquarters and branch offices, and serving as a critical component of the bank’s “branch in a box” high-availability solution. Horizon View—together with Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and Atlantis Computing ILIO data-storage technologies—reduces costs, keeps the bank in compliance, and enables always-on access to applications for business-critical processes performed by management, bank tellers, and loan originators.
“With Horizon View, provisioning desktops, which used to be a very difficult, very manual task has become automated and it’s easy for us to deploy not just one or two, but 10 or 20 desktops within a few minutes. With the ability to have different snapshots, different versions and different gold images, we can tailor the user desktop to the business need.”
Northwestern Mutual Achieves Business Outcomes with VMware From Consolidation to the Cloud—Virtualization Milestones at Northwestern Mutual
“We try to leverage some of the newest technologies to reduce expenses and costs, and offer better value—not to do things because we can do them, but choosing the ones with really great value return.”
VMware vFabric tc Server Helps NPC International Stay Connected to 1,200 Locations
“Application performance is considerably faster, since we moved to tc Server... We have been very happy with the performance – it is fantastic.”
NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext, has launched a cloud services offering for the financial services industry, their Capital Markets Community Platform. Their industry-first community cloud platform is able to extend to clients of any size the opportunity to maximize their computing resources, while maintaining record low-latency transmissions and global market access with industry-standard security and platform reliability.
From VMworld NYSE Euronext on hybrid cloud vision and strategy behind the capital markets community platform vertical cloud
NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext leveraged VMware virtualization technology to create the new Capital Markets Community Platform to respond to changes within the global capital markets industry.
“Today’s markets are both electronically fragmented and highly volatile. The stage is set for new, collaborative technologies that will allow our clients to achieve the business results they seek—whether that means capitalizing on current conditions or developing whole new products or markets.”
After a year leveraging VMware infrastructure, NYSE's cloud-based Capital Markets Community Platform of vertical industry services is successfully meeting the needs of Wall Street IT leaders.
"We knew that we were going out well ahead of everybody else and we were very keen to do so, because we see and understand the cloud vision that VMware and EMC in particular have been promoting over the past few years. We agree with it fully. We feel like we're uniquely positioned within the capital markets industry as the neutral party."