Virtualization Cures Frederick Memorial Healthcare’s Server Ills
“It used to take two to three weeks to procure a server, rack it, cable it, and get the operating system laid down. We can now deploy a server in about 30 minutes. That’s just one of the ways that virtualization has been a big feather in the cap of the engineering department here at the hospital.”
French Fire Department has been using VMware for past 7 years because of its flexibility and ease of use. Franck Sauve shares his experience working with VMware products to support for their mission critical operations. He explains how Horizon View has helped fire helpline operators to keep their systems working all the time, while, vCenter Operations manager has helped him to plan and provide directions on the budget spent and has simplified IT operations with hardware.
Targets set with regard to virtualisation
• Increasing the availability of services
• Improving the response times and effectivity of IT operations
• Avoiding the need to increase the floor space rented in the data centre of the hosting service provider, establishing an in-house server room
• Decreasing the costs of operation
Results achieved with VMware’s solution
• no shutdowns due to malfunction • maintenance and improvements without restricting the services
• due to remote supervision, a smaller operational staff perform tasks
• almost 80 virtual servers
• 11 blade servers at two sites
• 75 percent hardware resource utilization
• hardware purchases decreased by 75 percent
• cessation of data centre rentals
• establishment of in-house server room with an investment return of three years
„The virtualisation solution of VMware proved to be an excellent choice in every respect. Since it was introduced, we had no shutdowns due to any malfunction, we have been able to perform developments during continuous service in a way transparent to the users, while our hardware procurements and operatings costs fell significantly.”
— Tamás Nagy, IT operations team leader, FrieslandCampina Hungária Zrt.
Frimley Park Hospital has virtualized all of its A&E department desktops using VMware View technology, creating a secure and easy to manage unified system, which has resulted in time savings and a drop in energy bills.
“We pride ourselves in providing our patients with the best possible care and so keeping abreast of the latest innovations and developments is vital to our success. When we virtualised our ED department’s desktops we freed up the IT team’s and clinical staff’s time, paved the way for major energy savings and improved security across the board”
— Jon Petre, Infrastructure Lead, Frimley Park Hospital
Schnelle Bereitstellung und transparente Abrechnung der
IT-Ressourcen in der Cloud
“Um von allen Vorteilen einer privaten Cloud-Umgebung zu profitieren, war eine Projektumsetzung mit dem VMware vCloud Director die erste Wahl. Damit sind wir in der Lage, den jeweiligen Unternehmensbereichen sehr schnell isolierte virtuelle Rechenzentren zur Verfügung zu stellen.”
— Martin Drissner, Brandleader Virtualization Solutions / System-Integration
Fuji Film Uses VMware Fusion For Mac
-based Customer Service Engineering
"We extensively build and test Clustered Computed Radiology Systems for our
customers. We use VMware technology to create virtual machines dedicated to each customer site and each networked component.
With VMware Fusion, my Macbook can now run Windows 2003 Advanced Server and Shared Virtual Hard Disk Drive arrays. Usually
no less than two clustered servers, as well as domain controller, and user workstations. I now can use my Macbook for all my
computing needs, and have shed 15 pounds of Windows laptop from the computer equipment I need to carry around daily. Thank
— Alex Fields , Customer Service Engineer
Fuji Keizai Co, Ltd.
To improve the security of sensitive data on its servers, Japanese market research company Fuji Keizai implemented a thin-client environment back in 2008. However, there were considerable issues around managing the thin clients and further problems supporting mobile devices. After exploring all options, the company switched to a VMware Horizon View client environment with support for multiple device types.
"VMware Horizon View is optimised for use in virtual desktop environments, and it also meets our needs by providing integrated management tools and full support for mobile devices."
Fujifilm Medical Systems Rolls Out SaaS Offering of Synapse® PACS, Synapse RIS, Disaster Recovery and Remote Image Archiving to Customers
“Many health care providers, in particular, smaller hospitals and specialized clinics, don’t have the necessary capital to invest in infrastructure or IT staff to support their PACS and medical information management systems. By providing Synapse PACS, Synapse RIS, data storage and archive as managed services, we’re satisfying a need that many of our customers had. Plus, we’ve created opportunities to attract new customers who might otherwise not have considered our Synapse products.”
— Jim Morgan, Vice President of Medical Informatics
VMware vSphere Creates A Virtual Platform That Allows IT Services To Be Delivered Quickly And Easily, With Lower Costs And Administration
“Our VMware deployment has helped us to enhance our operations not just from a server management standpoint, but from a business continuity standpoint as well. It’s helped us do a lot more with less, which is huge in this economy.”
— Ed Jablonski, Senior Vice President and Information Technology Manager
VMware Infrastructure enabled Fundtech India to reduce its hardware footprint and allocate resources to applications on an ‘as needs’ basis, improving return on investment, eliminating facilities strain and providing head room to support continued business growth.
“Implementing VMware has enabled us to dramatically reduce our environmental footprint and datacenter congestion while providing the flexibility to dynamically allocate resources to applications. Apart for speed and reliability the solution also provides additional backup and redundancy in the event of a hardware problem – meaning I can sleep better at night."
VMware vFabric Enterprise Ready Server Delivers Seamless Server Upgrades And Management To Candystand.com
“Comparing the time between using ERS vs. doing everything ourselves, including downloading source and compiling different versions of Apache, Tomcat and everything else, ERS reduces our administrative time on application servers by 75%.”
— Constantin Koumouzelis, Vice President of Technology
Future Group deployed a virtualized infrastructure incorporating
VMware vSphere™ and VMware ESXi™ running on Sun server hardware. The guest virtual machines are now running on 10 Sun Fire X4450 servers, leaving plenty of capacity within the Future Group datacenter to sustain future growth.
“Thanks to VMware, we have eliminated the constraints on our datacenter real estate and facilities while providing plenty of capacity to support future growth.”
Virtual Desktops Open a World of Possibilities for Gainesville State College
“Our basic need was to provide a 24x7 technical lab with campus and remote access for our students. But virtual desktops open a world of possibility. We use them to create GIS labs for middle-school students.”
By moving to a VDI environment based on VMware View™, GSH was able to comply with new data security requirements and improve mobile access to medical information, without requiring costly hardware upgrades.
"We tested old PCs with a view to
minimising our procurement spend – and
to our surprise, we found no significant
performance difference between these
and new machines in a VDI environment.
So we were able to reduce expenses by
continuing to use the current equipment."
— Sung-Il Kim, Director, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University
Indonesia’s leading food and beverage company adopts an ambitious virtualization strategy to support its rapidly growing business
“Virtualizing SAP results in higher
availability at a lower cost.
Most importantly, it provides
continuous access to the system
for our users, boosting their
productivity as well as our
revenues. This is exactly the kind
of stability our operations need.”
— Mr Eddy Sutisna, Chief of Corporate Information Technology
VMware® virtualization has allowed GE
Shipping to meet and resolve the challenges
laid out above including rapid provisioning
of servers, consolidation of servers,
reduction of power, cooling, and rack-space,
and shortening of back up windows.
“The VMware solution has greatly
improved the efficiency of our IT
resources and applications and
has been a significant return
on our investment in terms of
future need for new as well
as upgraded physical servers,
saving of power, rack space, and
additional requirement of UPS etc.
Most importantly, VMWare based
Virtualization is absolutely trouble
free. It has also helped us put a step
forward into Green IT.”
VMware Technology Simplifies The Creation, Deployment, And Administration Of Virtual Machines That Save Time And Money
“For us, VMware isn’t just a technology; it’s a way of life. It’s
made our life easier in so many different ways—from streamlining our own internal IT infrastructure, to allowing our consultants on the road to easily spin up IT environments when they meet with customers— that we can’t really imagine a world without VMware in it. VMware has been a great enabling technology. It’s something that allows me to sleep at night because I know that the technology works. I can rely on it.”