Due to the poor Hyper-V experience, Cornerstone launched a thorough investigation into competitive virtualization offerings that would provide a stable and reliable architecture. In the end, the team chose VMware.
Cornerstone implemented VMware vSphere with Operations Management, deploying 45 hosts and almost 100 virtual machines to provide visibility into past and present asset health through a unique, centralized console, and enable superior platform-wide management.
“For the first time ever we’re able to capacity plan, to look ahead and forecast what we’re going to need for the next one, three, or five years. This allows us to act proactively and give the business a clear model of projected costs along with a timeline. Ability to forecast capacity usage has changed the way Cornerstone calculates IT budgets. It gives us the ability to invest in IT the proper way.”
— Ricky Caldwell , Director of Server Operations, Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc.
VMware virtualization has allowed
Corporate Express to improve the agility
and flexibility of its IT systems, and align
its technology closely with business
needs. It has also provided a powerful
reference for customers of its external IT
service delivery business unit.
“We have built an agile, dynamic infrastructure platform that supports our IT
team’s strategic approach to managing requests from our business units. We don’t have to go back and re-architect an environment every time because everything is virtualized.”
— Andrew Grech, Infrastructure and Operations Manager
IT Transformation at Covance with VMware vCloud Suite
Covance is on a journey to achieving its business goals by investing in IT, and the ultimate vision of the software-defined data center using IT to drive competitive advantage. Learn how Covance deployed several solutions from the vCloud Suite to enable their private cloud, including vCloud Automation Center and vCenter Operations Manager.
“What I see in VMware is a very coherent vision for the software-defined data center, a very good understanding of how the technology landscape will continue to evolve. And supporting that vision is a tremendous amount of intellectual capital to be able to recognize and realize that vision and actually deliver the products that I need as a Customer to service my internal Customers.”
— Michael Lebiedzinski, Director, Private Cloud Engineering
Learn how Creative Solutions in Healthcare, the largest owner and operator of skilled nursing facilities in the State of Texas, leverages VMware vCloud Air to cut costs by a third while delivering new services to care givers faster and more efficiently.
"This has been a total game changer for our company, and I think it's going to be a total game changer for the entire industry because if you can, for less than half the cost, if you can deploy solutions and you can do it in a fraction of the time, then what are you going to do? You're going to go out to your users from an IT perspective and you're going to say, bring it on."
— Shawn Wiora, Chief Information Officer, Creative Solutions in Healthcare
Deploying VMware Virtualization Has Enabled CS Energy To Achieve Near 100 Per Cent Availability, While The Additional Redundancy Provided By Tools That Move Running Virtual Machines Away From A Failing Host Provides Further Assurance To The Business.
“Implementing VMware virtualization has enabled us to deliver near 100 per cent availability and improved redundancy and performance of critical applications such as our SAP ECC6 enterprise resource planning system.”
Learn how Custom Window Systems uses vCloud Air to go to market faster with new applications, to develop and test applications more efficiently and cost effectively, and to reduce overall CapEx.
“vCloud Air has allowed us to rapidly increase or capacity for application testing and deployment, to empower our users to provision their own resources, and to increase the reliability of our self-hosted services…all while allowing us to leverage the VMware platform that we are already familiar with and trust.”
— Dan Maxwell, Senior Systems Engineer, Custom Window Systems
Custom Window Systems Relies on VMware vCloud Air to Deliver Services Faster, and Drive Down Costs
Custom Window Systems, a manufacturer of doors and windows for the consumer and commercial markets, was growing fast and needed a better way to quickly bring new products to customers and provide better services to their dealers. They turned to VMware and vCloud Hybrid Service, which allowed them to lower costs significantly while reducing time to market for new environments by 50 percent.
“VCloud Air has allowed us to reduce the time to market for new environments by at least fifty percent.”
“Our customers are telling us that the improved performance and the reduced time to market for requested services is very appreciable and really, VCloud air is another way that we're innovating against our competitors.”
“VCloud Air really helps us reduce costs, especially capital spending, and go to market with our services for our customers faster than ever before. I'm really excited personally about the products announced and the vision that VMware has for the future.”
— Daniel Maxwell, Senior Systems Administrator, Custom Window Systems
VMware customers discuss how vCloud Air is changing the way they do business by providing them with flexibility which enables them with new innovations.
A video featuring vCloud Air customers as they discuss how VMware changes the way they do business. Customers featured include: Perforce Software, Legacy Reserves, Custom Windows System, Cloud Business, Carisbrooke Shipping, Bluefin Solutions, Iatric and Nevro Corp.
Cybage deployed a virtualized infrastructure in January 2011 leveraging VMware ESX running on IBM servers with NetApp FC SAN storage.
“The most important thing we’ve achieved through VMware is peace of mind. I don’t have to worry about provisioning new servers or making space for them in our datacenter, or worry about downtime when patching or
Daiwa Capital Markets Hong Kong had rapidly expanded its datacenter to host more than 500 physical servers, which was becoming increasingly difficult to manage. The company wanted to ensure high availability of its financial services applications and deliver a disaster recovery solution that would eliminate downtime. After considering solutions from Microsoft and Red Hat, the organization chose to work with VMware partners HP and Systex International to design and implement a virtual infrastructure using VMware vCenter Server 5.1 to provide centralized management for VMware vSphere 5.1 Enterprise Plus and high availability through vSphere vMotion.
"Through VMware we have achieved 80 percent utilization of server resources. This means we can run significantly more server resources without increasing energy consumption."
Dalet Ensures Availability for Mission-Critical Customer Systems with VMware vFabric Hyperic.
Dalet solutions enable broadcasters and media professionals to create, manage and distribute content to both traditional and new media channels, including interactive TV, the Web and mobile networks.
“The Dalet MAM is a mission-critical solution, and we need to monitor the entire system 24/7 … There is no way our customers can go off the air, so it is critical that we monitor all the components in real-time and use the information gained to react quickly when there are potential issues. Hyperic enables us to meet this requirement.”
Partner testimonial as to how effectively the VOA assesments tool worked for their customers, providing quantifiable results on how much it has saved its customers.
Some typical feedback we got was that the customers saw that the SQL DBA insists on more memory, whereas VOA clearly indicated that they are not even using a quarter of that memory. It quickly highlighted to us what the root cause of performance problems were.
— Jay Dempsey & Marius Redelinghuis, , Solutions Architect
DECA Financial Services Cuts 91% of First Year Infrastructure Costs in the BlueLock Cloud
“We’re a technology-driven company. Having a robust infrastructure platform to run all of our processes, while not needing to manage the IT resources, people and costs ourselves was extremely important.”
VMware Virtualization Enabled More Predictable Application Performance And Uptime, Eased The Maintenance Load On IT Staff, And Enabled Servers To Be Quickly Provisioned To Meet Changing Business Requirements.
“As a healthcare provider, we never stop work. The virtualized infrastructure provides a degree of surety that the systems necessary for efficient, accurate and high quality patient care will always be available when we need them.”
“At its core, this educational institution is about helping people learn in the most effective way. Virtualizing the desktop with VMware View enables us to give students the tools they need to learn, along with the freedom to be anywhere and safely access those tools anytime.”
India’s number-one airport scores another first by adopting virtual desktops, improving availability and boosting employee efficiency
“We were excited to be entrusted
with the responsibility of rolling
out the virtual desktop initiative
at DIAL. The success of the
project was a matter of prestige
as well as challenge for DIAL, as
it would pave the way for similar
replication of technology across
Virtualizing On Dell Poweredge Servers Enables The Dell IT Team To Speed New Server Deployment, Use Data Centers More Efficiently, And Dramatically Reduce Server Costs
“Our analysis shows that every nonproduction virtual machine we deploy saves us about US$6,500 compared to deploying and running a physical server, and every production virtual
machine saves us about US$9,300 over a three year period.”
The Department of Transport (DoT) plans, develops and regulates an efficient and well-integrated transport system that contributes to the economic growth, quality of life and environmental sustainability of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. DoT serves the public interest by enhancing mobility and delivering safe, secure and environmentally responsible Aviation, Maritime, Public Transport and Highways sectors.
“VMware’s leadership, dedication, and sophisticated products helped the Department of Transport to virtualize its highly critical applications, thus enabling us to respond to our customers faster, power our Internal Corporate Services and Public transportation applications, and improve our services to the public in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi that encourages the use of public transportation.”
— Saeed Al Ghailani, Head, Infrastructure and Telecom