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."
Implementing a hosted disaster recovery service based
on VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager has enabled
Australian Hearing to avoid AUD$450,000 in costs, recover its
critical applications in three hours or less and test its business
continuity capabilities without disrupting the organisation.
“Our business continuity and
disaster recovery plans refer to
a 48-hour recovery time as an
absolute maximum. We can now
recover all our key applications
in no more than three hours.”
— Peter Gasparovic , Chief Information Officer, Australian Hearing
The Royal Academy of Music (RAM) needed to reduce its IT spending and the management burden of its physical IT estate, while providing more flexible ways of working for students and staff and freeing up more space for music practice and tutoring. The Royal Academy of Music selected VMware Horizon View and VMware vSphere to virtualize its servers and desktop PCs.
“Space is of a premium at the Royal Academy of Music, so we were under huge pressure to reduce the amount of space we were using for IT. Using VMware’s Horizon View was the obvious solution. The technology has had an instant impact and by virtualizing our desktop PCs, we have been able to free up two music rooms – 212 hours a week of practice and tuition time for our musicians - while allowing flexible working for staff and students and reducing our IT hardware bill by over £50k. The combination of a server and desktop virtualization project has also freed up a tremendous amount of time to focus on more strategic IT projects rather than hardware and software maintenance and troubleshooting.”
— Duncan Malthouse-Hobbs, Head of Technology, Royal Academy of Music
VMware Infrastructure 3 Provides A Platform For Creating A Scalable And Flexible Virtual Infrastructure That Reduces Costs And Eases Administration
“VMware technology has played a critical role in helping us modernize our central IT environment. VMware is creating a true partnership that isn’t just about selling licenses—it’s about giving us what we need to be successful in our goals.”
VMware vSphere 4 Creates An IT Environment That Is Easier To Manage, Easier To Keep Available, And Easier To Recover—All While Lowering Overall Costs
“VMware vSphere has been a huge benefit to us. It saves time, it saves money, and it makes our critical applications more available and recoverable. It’s hard to think of an aspect of IT where vSphere isn’t playing an important supporting role for us.”
And almost without exception, these analyses show that virtualizing with VMware technology is the smartest option.
“From our perspective, having a VMware environment as an IT standard delivers significant business value to our organization. VMware virtualization technology delivers excellent flexibility in meeting our customers’ needs as well as considerable cost savings, which helps us meet our overall company’s business objectives.”
New Zealand Government Department Reboots its Test and QA processes with vCloud Director.
One of the New Zealand government’s largest departments is migrating its software testing platform from the physical world to the virtual world, empowering its development teams to create and launch new testing environments in minutes.
A*Star (Agency for Science, Technology and Research)
Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research
wanted to improve the efficiency of reporting, management
and utilization of its VMware infrastructure ahead of a likely
move to cloud computing. By deploying VMware vCenter
Operations Management Suite, the agency has achieved its
objectives, including supporting a 30 percent increase in
virtual machine numbers without adding to its datacenter
By Adopting VMware Virtualization, ABB Grain Was Able To Meet Its DR Requirements While Rapidly Integrating New Acquirees Into Its Business. The Organization Saved A$60,000 In Server Maintenance Costs While Implementing A Dynamic Infrastructure.
“VMware has delivered a robust, scalable, dynamic infrastructure that allows us to quickly integrate newly-acquired businesses and implement a standard corporate environment without making huge investments in new hardware.”
— Tony Garland, Infrastructure Projects Supervisor
VMware vSphere enabled
ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
Singapore to consolidate 27
application environments, two
separate email systems and
two directory services, and
automate disaster recovery
processes between two
“By running VMware virtualization based on Intel processor-based servers, we have avoided adding about 150 new physical servers at a cost of more than USD$600,000 and created a resilient virtual datacenter environment where we can cater for new business requirements.”
— Dirk Sibiet, Executive Director, Country Technology Officer, SIngapore and United Arab Emirates
ABN AMRO's CTO, Dirk Sibiet, and the CCO of Private Banking, Hans-Peter Borgh, discuss how virtualising the end-user environment boosts security & compliance, significantly reduces costs, and opens up new opportunities for Relationship Managers to visit ABN AMRO Private Bank customers anywhere, anytime.
"Because at ABN AMRO Private Banking we have a lot of relationship managers who are private bankers and who meet their clients outside the offices. We will now be using virtual desktops to make our client conversations so much more relevant, by allowing our bankers, when they are on the road, to access the information they need and the tools they need to help our clients understand their [own] financial situation and financial opportunities better."
ABN AMRO business leaders talk about how they started their virtualisation journey with consolidation and DR, which led then to the current vCloud Suite implantation and the conclusion that any application can be virtualized. In partnership with Professional Services, provisioning time is reduced, DR recovery time slashed, and significant CAPEX savings have been made.
“We as a bank are now convinced that our strategy of moving to a virtual data centre is actually enabling our business to be more efficient and more profitable, and will enable our business to grow at a faster pace because we can [quickly] deliver solutions to market.”
— Dirk Sibiet , Country Technology Officer ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Singapore & ABN AMRO Private Banking Asia and Middle East
Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) was one of the few companies in the region to deploy the comprehensive stack of Oracle E-business solutions with mission critical applications such as CRM, Business Intelligence and Oracle databases. This complex solution required stacks of hardware from several vendors, a lot of space, and expensive licenses. Today, with a custom designed VMware virtualization solution, ADPC has consolidated its IT infrastructure resulting in increased performance, savings on hardware maintenance and running costs, and enhanced scalability for further expansion.
“VMware’s dedication, support and expertise enabled Abu Dhabi Ports Company to execute one of the biggest virtualization projects in the region, Oracle E-business suite. The project resulted in a savings of US $ 1.2 million on hardware, power and licensing. We are now 100 percent virtualized and are able to serve our customers in minutes rather than weeks.”
— Dr Saif Al Ketbi, Vice President of IT, Abu Dhabi Ports Company
Learn how Acorda Therapeutics successfully implemented a strategic disaster recovery (DR) capability to protect its highly virtualized IT operations and data.
"One of the most prominent changes is recovery time, especially with this technology such as virtualization using VMware. You no longer need to restore from physical tape and see recovery times of upwards of 24 hours, something that we hadn’t seen until recently. We implemented Site Recovery Manager (SRM) from VMware and we can now do that same recovery in about four hours."
— Josh Bauer, Senior Manager of Network Operations
Acorda Therapeutics is a rapidly growing midsized Biotech company who recently implemented a new disaster recovery strategy – instead of restoring from physical tapes which took an upwards of 24 hours, now with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) they can do the same recovery in about four hours.
“We no longer have to go to a cold sight and recover everything from tape and spend literally our entire weekends, doing the disaster recovery to meet the FDA’s guidelines. Now with SRM we we can do it from our own homes and just really create a test right then and there, within hours it’s up and running. We’ve proven that we can recover in disaster”
Discover what led Acorda Therapeutics to move to a 100% virtualized environment and how they proved to Oracle consultants that their applications run better on VMware.
“At this point we’ve virtualized 100 percent of our infrastructure, and some of those applications that I’m referring to would be Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, more recently Oracle databases, and several custom applications that are specific to our industry”
Challenge was to have a reliable cloud solution as part of service-oriented offerings meeting the needs of small and medium sized customers. Data Center as a Service based on VMware vCloud was the best solution.
“VMware vCloud offers great added value, especially for our small and medium-sized customers. Virtualized data centers let our customers benefit from technologies and security standards that they would not be able to achieve on their own.”
— Peter Zach, Member of the Managing Board of ACP IT Solutions AG