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Lufthansa Systems

 

Lufthansa systems provide IT for the airline & aviation industry, based in Frankfurt, they employ over 3,000 people based in 14 countries. They needed to develop a system to distribute mapping data to pilots across the globe. Flight charts are only current for 4 weeks and pilots are only given 10 days to download updates. It needed to be scalable to cope with huge peaks in demand of up to 800MB of data being downloaded by over 7,000 pilots at the same time. A VMware Hybrid Cloud solution enables them to utilise a public cloud solution with their existing private cloud, increasing scalability & agility while ensuring data security. It was the only solution to provide the capacity to handle peaks in traffic avoiding latency issues

"VMware enables us to use the capabilities and scalabilities of a Public Cloud Provider and at the same time ensuring data security and integrity.”

— Dr. Joerg Liebe, Chief Information Officer, Lufthansa Systems

Macquarie University

 

Macquarie Universitiy's iLab is a new approach to computer laboratories, enabling students to use Windows and Macintosh applications for their university work from anywhere on most kinds of personal computers, tablets and smartphones.

Mansfield District Council

 

VMware helped the Mansfield District Council to swiftly migrate its PCs and laptops from Windows XP to Windows 7, while at the same time providing a more flexible and secure working environment.

“After assessing the options available VMware Horizon View was the clear choice for us as it addressed all our business concerns, including mobility, cost control and migrating to Windows 7 in one go. It delivers a flexible infrastructure, streamlines operations and is easy to use. Phoenix Software was also a great team to work with and we couldn’t have asked for a more efficient and helpful partner at this time.”

— Christine Marsh, IT Manager at Mansfield District Council

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

 

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office uses VMware Horizon to optimize access, productivity and response in their 911 dispatch center, while maintaining high levels of criminal justice information (CJIS) security.

"One of the biggest benefits we’re recognizing from Horizon is flexibility and the ease of management. There is no learning curve so it was really easy to adopt. When it was time to migrate over, it was just a simple matter of standing up the new virtual desktops in the new center without any interruption."

— Chip Lemons, Senior Lead Systems Admin, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Mecklenburg County

 

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."

— Cliff Dupuy, Technical Services Director

Mecklenburg County

 

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."

— Cliff DuPuy, Director of Technical Services Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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."

— Cliff Dupoy, Director of Technical Services

Medi-IT

 

Craig Barlow, working in Medi-IT represents hospitals in Central Finland. They have been using VMware products for its reliability, flexibility and ease of use. He shares his personal experience with VMware & ESX dating back to version 2. He discusses about ESX environment running 5.1 and their View 5.2 environment. Their roadmap for the next year and the year after is to move as much of the healthcare servers into the virtualized environment.

Mellanox Technologies

 

As a global supplier of server and storage interconnects, Mellanox continuously has a need for real-time responsiveness to its customers. This high-level customer service and ongoing innovation led Mellanox to tremendous growth, and the company’s IT staff¬ encountered a crossroad on how to best manage and recover the laptops of its increasingly remote staff¬. The business decided to implement the VMware Horizon Mirage system. VMware Horizon Mirage provided Mellanox Technologies with a Comprehensive, Centralized Management and Recovery Solution.

“Using VMware’s Horizon Mirage technology has revolutionised the way our IT department operates. We’re able to have a team of just three manage the laptops of over 1000 employees so it’s amazingly cost effective. We get fantastic feedback from everyone from end users to our efficient IT staff.”

— Alexander Smirnov, Sr. Director of Global Strategy Planning, Mellanox

Menlo College

 

Menlo College Leverages VMware Horizon Desktop Virtualization to Support Multiple Use Cases

Menlo College, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, uses VMware Horizon virtual desktops for a variety of use cases including supporting computer labs, classroom instruction, financial administration, recruiting, and on-boarding new faculty and staff.

"VMware has clearly made a strong investment in education. I think VMware virtual desktops can be very powerful within institutions of any size."

— Allan Chen, CIO, Menlo College

Mentor Graphics

 

Mentor Graphics has been using VMware for past 7-8 years in their software development environment. Paddy Ryan of Mentor Graphics shares his experience working with VMware products where their software development environments are changeable depending on their development cycle. VMware gives him that flexibility because they can deploy machines instantly and only use them for number of weeks and then those resources that are consumed by those virtual machines are returned to the pool and reallocated to other product development groups.

“From my perspective the best thing about VMware product is the speed at which it allows us to deploy virtual machines. We can configure one virtual machine set it up exactly how we want it, create a template out of it and then deploy 20 30 40 machines based on that template in a number of minutes. We find VMware and our engagements with VMware excellent, products are really good and the support people’s understandings of those products are really good.”

— Paddy Ryan, EMEA Regional Datacentre Operations Team Lead, Mentor Graphics

Meralco (Manila Electric Company)

 

The Philippine electricity distributor needed to transform its IT function from a cost center to a driver of innovation, operational excellence and cost-effectiveness. Virtualizing its datacenters has enabled Meralco to cut the time needed to deliver applications such as a new pre-paid retail electricity system, automate key infrastructure processes, and ensure business continuity in the event of a major datacenter outage."

"The flexibility and resilience provided by our virtualized infrastructure means we can be more responsive to business requirements and make more effective use of our IT assets.”

— Marthyn Cuan, Vice President and CIO

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.”

— Cliff Shoff, Director of Information Technology, Meritrust Credit Union

Metal One

 

Pipe and tubular product supplier Metal One decided to implement VMware Horizon Mirage ahead of a company-wide migration project from Windows XP to Windows 7. With the VMware solution, the cost of the migration was 90% less than if it had been carried out manually, and the number of manhours associated was 65% lower. Horizon Mirage also delivered significant efficiency gains in the area of application management.

Micro Inks

 

Micro Inks Virtualizes Business-critical saP and Microsoft exchange systems to Maintain availability and Meet commercial targets.

Indian-headquartered ink business Micro Inks had run its SAP and Microsoft Exchange systems on a physical server infrastructure with direct-attached storage. However, data corruption cost the company three days worth of plant operations. To stop a similar event occurring again, the organization deployed VMware vSphere as part of a vBlock converged infrastructure, and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager to ensure fast, error-free disaster recovery.

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."

— Leon Ravenna, Vice President of IT and Operations and Information Security Officer

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.”

— Leon Ravenna, VP of Infrastructure & Operations, Information Security Officer

Minara Resources

 

VMware virtualization has enabled Minara Resources to ensure its employees can access a high-quality desktop environment at the Murrin mine or at other locations.

“Our users are now able to access the same desktop regardless of whether they are at our office in Perth, at our nickel mine at Murrin Murrin, or anywhere else in Australia or overseas.”

— Ross Dillon, IT Operations Leader

Mirae Asset Life Insurance

 

Access Anywhere: VMware VDI Improves Desktop Manageability. Mirae Asset Life Insurance Inc., one of major life insurance companies in KR, replaced traditional desktops with virtual desktop environment.

MIT Media Lab

 

MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts is one of the many independent research labs within MIT. During VMworld 2014, Michail Blatsas, who runs the group that takes care of computing infrastructure for the lab, talked about how they're exploring the use of cloud and hybrid cloud and seeing the benefits of VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery.

“A solution like the vCloud Air allows us to look at a real disaster scenario, where something really catastrophic happens at the campus, and we use it to keep certain critical databases, including all the access tools around them, in a farther-away location.”

— Michail Bletsas, Director of Computing, MIT Media Lab
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