Santa Clara University School of Law
University Virtualizes to Simplify Server Management, Increase Agility in Offering New Services
“Our students need training that is not only academically rigorous, but also technologically advanced. Lawyers can’t practice today without using technology to research and manage their cases. With the virtual environment we’ve put in place using VMware, we can deliver a technology experience that truly helps prepare the future generation of lawyers.”
Two prime examples of organizations that have gleaned huge benefits from high degrees of virtualization and aggressive cloud computing adoption.
Savvis is a managed hosting company and a cloud provider. Their business drivers are around delivering applications quicker to their cloud, helping customers bring their applications and work loads into the cloud environment and growing the cloud revenue. In the Savvis business unit for cloud, TAM is able to help them deliver services and bring in new technologies that they can take to their customers and to their partners. The most valuable part for them is the expertise that TAM brings to Savvis and able to tap into the rest of VMware to bring expertise to their problems and their customers problem.
"The TAM program gives us access to an expert on VMware products that we can sit down and go through strategy and roadmap discussion with. Whenever we need a resource within VMware he is able to pull these resources from VMware quickly to help us answer questions."
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
Video montage featuring customers using vCloud Air featured during Bill Fathers keynote session at VMWorld 2014. Customers featured include SAIC, Iatric Systems and Perforce Software as they discuss how vCloud Air is changing how they do business and how they have benefited from using vCloud solution.
“So we view vCloud Air and the other products within the vCloud portfolio as a platform we can leverage to create unique and compelling solutions for our customer in the cloud space. Without the flexibility of the platform, the speed of delivery of new services and the capabilities provided by the platform we would pass frankly on a lot of opportunities in the market”
Explore how Seattle University improves IT Services with datacenter virtualization and VMware solutions. The university has improved the secure access and delivery of applications to both staff and students.
“In the past, deploying new applications to all the campus desktops was a week’s work for several people four times a year. Now it takes just one person a matter of hours, and we haven’t had to replace the legacy devices.”
Learn how using VMware View allowed Seattle University to virtualize their legacy campus computer devices and provide remote desktop access to students, faculty, staff and alumni.
"We wanted to find a solution that didn't require us to stay on that three-year refresh cycle to keep up with student technologies and student application needs."
Seven Corners is a travel insurance company that is on the way to realizing $900,000 in ROI from their private cloud, deployed by Netech utilizing VMware, Cisco and NetApp’s FlexPod solution.
“Kudos to Cisco, NetApp, VMware, and Nettech for getting it done. It used to take six to eight hours to run. Afterwards I had one of the owners who run some of his own reports come into my office and ask if we had been using black magic, because the report was printing before his hand was off the mouse.”
Seven Corners went beyond the typical efficiency and cost-conservation benefits of cloud to build innovative business services that generate whole new revenues.
"If you're in a privately held SMB, your goal is to identify a problem or an opportunity, categorize what it would cost to resolve it or achieve it, and show the return on investment (ROI). If you communicate that in a passionate, effective way with the ownership and the executive group, you come out of the room with authority to move forward."
Travel insurance provider Seven Corners transformed their business by embracing VMware Cloud Management solutions.
“Then there's vCloud Director. Five, six years ago, the cloud was a buzzword that everybody feared. The fact is it allows you to control the resources that you spend a lot of money on without having any possible negative impact on your customers.”
Discover how Singlehop uses vFabric Application Director to manage their client's private cloud environments.
"VMWare is important to us because it allows us to get to market quickly with products like vFabric Application Director. This allows us to not only design tools that work, but are maintainable at the service provider level."
Solvay Finds The Cure For Server Sprawl With VMware Infrastructure 3
"If I buy Intel and VMware technology, I'm all set for virtualization - I know they're going to work well together and perform as they should. Pretty simple, huh?"
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
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