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
VMware View Provides the Foundation for ACS
Work at Home Program.
Desktop Virtualization Solution Cuts Costs, Improves Productivity, and Speeds Server Deployments for Remote Users and Offshore Developers
“VMware View enables us to be quick to respond, quick to resolve, and quick to provision desktops to meet our clients’ urgent business needs.”
— Todd Coughlin, Vice President of End User Computing Strategy
Germany’s ADAC e.V. is Europe’s largest automobile association with more than 18 million members using the company’s various services from roadside assistance to automobile insurance. ADAC decided to move several smaller offices into one main office location in Munich. This enabled them to introduce a new way for their employees to work. Employees now have the option to sit at any desk in any part of the building and can easily access their desktop wherever they are. VMware Mirage was selected as it was the only product with the ability to migrate all of the companies applications, application data, user data and operating system.
“We achieved a very smooth migration, 2.400 machines, 1,100 applications, we have the same look and feel as we did before and we did all this in only 3 weeks.”
ADAC e.V., Europe’s Largest Automobile Insurance Association Completes Desktop Migration. With VMware Mirage it migrated 2,400 existing desktop PCs, including user installed applications, files, and profiles to new laptops in a time constrained, three week timeframe.
“With Mirage we had exactly the same IT environment on the PC, but were able to migrate over everything that made that desktop personal to our users... IT was able to separate the IT images on the desktop PCs from the user space — applications, files, and personalization. ”
Tackling rural poverty by encouraging the habit of saving with VMware vSphere
Adarsh Credit Cooperative Society launched in 1999 and has 800 branches across India. The company holds deposits totaling 3,685.41 crore in Indian Rupees (INR) and has made loans to the value of 3,816.99 crore INR, as of March, 2014. Headquartered in Rajasthan – India’s largest state, with its complete IT operations based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, the majority of its customers live in rural areas. VMware vSphere Enterprise and VMware vSphere for Operations Management enables Adarsh Credit Cooperative Society to continue its mission of helping improve the social and financial status of members through savings.
“Before we moved to VMware, server utilization was typically 20 to 25 percent. Today we are maximizing our utilization rates, enabling us to scale our services without adding any more servers. Take away VMware, and we would have had to buy at least five physical boxes, therefore adding to our cost base.”
ADP Dealer Services needed a highly productive development environment that could spawn creativity amongst its two thousand software engineers, hardware engineers, and developers while providing a secure internal infrastructure. Using VMware server and desktop virtualization solutions, the company built a research and development environment using network segmentation, VMware vCenter: Lab Manager, and VMware View.
The company sought an end-user computing (EUC) solution from VMware to enable quick provisioning and de-provisioning of development environments. The ADP Dealer Services team chose VMware View for global deployment. With the View client, the developers access their remote workstations, either locally or remotely. The remote View workstation securely interacts with any ADP application from anywhere. The company has realized two great benefits – the ability for each administrator to manage 300-400 workstations, and the ability of the team to create and deploy workstations exceedingly fast, up to 50 or 60 a day.
"To give our team a space where they could be creative - where they could have a lot of flexibility in their personal compute - we started rolling out View.
VMware Infrastructure 3 And VMware Site Recovery Manager Create An IT Environment That Is More Manageable, Available, And Recoverable
“VMware Site Recovery Manager makes managing and testing our recovery plans as easy as pushing a button. The fact that we can run tests as often as we want gives us a high degree of confidence in the recoverability of our systems.”
Adways Inc. runs a diverse and fast-growing portfolio of Internet businesses. To ensure its IT architecture is flexible and responsive enough to support the company's further expansion, Adways recently implemented a VMware-designed software-defined data centre (SDDC) architecture.
“Our software-defined data centre
based on VMware vCloud Suite is
indispensable to the global growth of
our business. We now have a proactive
IT infrastructure that is extremely flexible
— Masayuki Ito, Chief Systems Engineer, Information Systems
Centrally Manage Desktops And Provide Users With Desktop Access Anytime, Anywhere, On Demand
“AGAR prides itself on using the best technology available to service our customers as well as separate us from our competitors. VMware View has enabled us to improve user productivity by increasing the availability of our desktops. In addition, it has enhanced network security, simplified management and lowered costs. We are thrilled with the product and highly recommend VMware View to businesses of all sizes."
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star)
Deploy VMware virtualization to allocate
server resources to applications and services
as required while lowering costs and
improving return on hardware investment.
“To support our team’s work
testing, developing and releasing
into production applications that
support our scientific and business
goals, we deployed a virtualized
infrastructure that removed the
need to wait weeks to acquire new
Zimbra Collaboration Suite is used by over 3000 Agora users, employees mail boxes size increased 10x – at the same time, per mailbox maintenance and management costs decreased several times, optimized operation cost of the entire e-mail environment.
“Zimbra proved to be a very efficient system. The system is also very simple in operation – the number of helpdesk requests was decreased and we are able to solve reported problems very fast and very easily.”
— Krzysztof Madejski, Deputy Director, IT Division, Agora SA
“Using VMware and Intel technology to virtualize our data center
has been a huge success. We’re increasing our CPU utilization, decreasing our power and cooling costs, and using fewer staff hours to manage our IT infrastructure.”
Aledo ISD Controls Expansion Costs, Delivers High-Quality Education through Desktop, Datacenter Virtualization. Cost Savings Return Vital Funds to School Coffers
“The more money we can save on the IT side, the more money goes into educating these kids. That’s why we’re here. VMware datacenter and desktop virtualization solutions enable us to slash costs, accommodate district growth, and deliver outstanding customer service to students, faculty and administrators—all without increasing the size of our IT staff.”
For years, the IT team at Aledo Independent School District
(ISD) managed thousands of standalone desktops across
multiple campuses, laboriously updating software on a machine-by-machine basis. By virtualizing approximately 75 percent of its machines on the VMware Horizon View virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), the district has vastly simplified IT management and streamlined online test administration while enhancing the end user’s experience.
"I would go into a computer lab, install software on 30 machines, connect to the server 30 times, and so on,” she says. “Then every summer, we’d send out a whole crew of IT folks to go computer by computer, cleaning up machines and doing general maintenance. It was incredibly time-consuming."
Challenges: Multi-site private cloud for SAP systems and many other services. Expansion of an attractive cloud-based service portfolio. Solution: SAP systems running in vCloud. Managed Mail as SaaS. IaaS and SaaS on pay-per-use basis using Chargeback. Results: Higher availability and shorter maintenance windows on SAP systems. New flexible services such as Managed Mail. IaaS offers for customers. Further reduction in resource usage. Attractive pay-per-use billing models.
“For All for One Steeb, vCloud is the best way to continuously improve service quality while also offering attractive SaaS and IaaS plans to our medium-sized business customers. This led us to select an end-to-end private cloud infrastructure in our data centers.”
— Dr. Thorsten Hackfort, Head of Managed Services, All for One Steeb
“We did a proof-of-concept on
VMware View and it was very
well received. Our users said
VMware was much more user friendly
than other desktop
and their positive feedback
was a key reason for choosing
VMware.” - Luc Derix
Chief Information Officer
Allianz Global Assistance
— Luc Derix , Chief Information Officer, Allianz Global Assistance