Nuno Fernandes, IT Architect, eWorld Limited discusses how their customers truly appreciate the benefits of vCenter Operations Management, providing a really good bird’s eye view about what is happening on the whole datacentre in terms of resources, failures and what if scenario modelling. He also explains how being a VMware and HP partner helped them to grow as an organisation, being known and being very respected partner about integrated solutions in Malta.
The ExecuJet Aviation Group is a global business aviation organisation, offering a diverse range of services, including aircraft sales, management and charter. ExecuJet runs four data centres in Johannesburg, Capetown, Zurich and Dubai that underpin the IT for the entire organisation. The South African data centre desperately needed to upgrade a large amount of legacy infrastructure, and the company decided to consolidate its server infrastructure using VMware. Following their successful server virtualisation project, the management team got fully behind the IT team to explore the benefits of implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure. They looked into a number of options, but due to our great experiences with VMware and the range of features on offer, they choose to implement VMware View. By using VMware View, ExecuJet employees are now able to run Windows 7 from any internet-enabled device.
“Dealing with highly discerning clients means we have to be at the cutting edge of service and innovation. Being able to use Windows 7 on tablet devices with the help of VMware View has drastically increased flexibility and improved working practices across the board - from sales executives to pilots to maintenance engineers, all of which helps us deliver the best service possible to our customers.”
— Pieter Steyn, Infrastructure Services Manager, South Africa and Nigeria, ExecuJet Aviation Group
VMware vSphere 4.0 and VMware vMotion offer uninterrupted
availability of IT applications, efficient IT management and generate savings on time, energy and costs.
“I have been monitoring technological developments in the
area of virtualisation for some time. VMware was the first company, three years back, that was able to offer a fully-fledged virtualisation solution. I really do consider VMware as a forerunner and trendsetter in virtualisation.”
— Tom Jaspers, Senior System Engineer at Thomson Reuters
Discover why Exostar switched to VMware and how they've improved capacity and performance management with vCenter Operations Management Suite
"It's critical that everyone understands at any given point and time how operations are running. Whether we have issues, and if we do have issues, what the next steps are. vCenter Operations Manager gives us that insight"
Experian demands constant innovation and nimble response to markets to maintain its profi tability and competitive edge. Its IT infrastructure team must support its developers’ eff orts to meet the business’ aggressive time-to-market requirements. A cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service model for Experian’s test and development environments will allow developers to quickly and fl exibly self-provision IT resources when they need them. Business Impact were: Provisioning times, already slashed from weeks to days through virtualization, now further cut to minutes; Developers can more easily collaborate; business units can leverage IT builds from other lines of business; Private cloud and VMware vShield security functionality ensure IT resources are controlled
“VMware vCloud technology will allow Experian to offer an internal, selfservice cloud to our development organization, leading to faster project turnaround and better levels of IT service.”
Extreme Networks Aims to Migrate Oracle ERP to VMware Platform
Network solutions firm consolidates datacenters, progresses to Oracle and desktop virtualization
“Virtualization works well for us. We don’t shy away from virtualizing mission-critical applications, such as Oracle, in production as well as in test environments. VMware technology has proven itself.”
— Danny Ayala, IT Director, Infrastructure & Operations
Das Mail-und Kalendersystem der FH Salzburg hatte sein End of Life erreicht, zusätzlich erforderte die Verwaltung tausender User, davon allein 800 neue pro Jahr, immer mehr Ressourcen. Die neue Lösung VMware Zimbra erfüllt alle technischen und wirtschaftlichen Anforderungen: Unterstützung von Single Sign On mit Shibboleth und von ActiveSync, einfache Administration und günstigere Betriebskosten.
„Zimbra unterstützt damit ideal unsere Prozesse sowie die hervorragende Arbeit der Lehrenden und des Forschungspersonals“
— Raimund Ribitsch, Geschäftsführer der Fachhochschule Salzburg.
Based on VMware vSphere, Facilicom virtualised almost all its servers, including the company-critical SAP systems. VMware offers Facilicom more control over the central server environment which supports all the operational applications.
“With VMware vSphere and vMotion it’s a lot easier to transfer or upgrade applications. Now everything happens more quickly and with less downtime. Distributing server loads is also easier. That’s really useful when deploying applications which need a lot of CPU power temporarily. We are also hardware-independent and the environment is scalable enough to keep growing.”
— Anton Harder, IT Architect Technology and Innovation, Facilicom
Feather River College Virtualizes Datacenter, Desktops for Lower Cost, Improved Performance, Expanded Service to Students and Staff
“We’re under pressure to deliver more and better services every year, but the IT budget keeps shrinking. Our solution is virtualization with VMware software. Even if you’re tiny, you can still take advantage of the big boys’ tools.”
This Federal Government customer wanted to reduce complexity by utilizing a solution that integrates natively with their VMware vSphere® environment. They also wanted to improve the reliability and consistency of recovering critical applications like Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server. They found vSphere Data Protection Advanced very easy to use and noted that they could meet the needs of their application owners, providing granular backup and object-level recovery.
“vSphere Data Protection Advanced gave us a reliable solution to back up critical data while being easy to learn and deploy. It reduced storage requirements as well.”
The VMware Virtual Infrastructure Delivered Significant Hardware, Maintenance And Real Estate Cost Savings, Eased The Management Task, Extended Storage Capacity, Improved CPU Utilization And Shortened Server Provisioning Times.
"We wanted a solution that provides reliability, efficiency, flexibility, and security. The VMware product had already gone through one lifecycle so it was more established. No other solution was strong enough to contend with VMware’s offering.”
“The VMware TAM program is both profitable and beneficial for a large company such as Finanz Informatik. Through its detailed insight into a company, the TAM program can provide a better VMware-internal picture of the impact a problem is having on a customer.”
— Ralf Albers, Team Leader for Server Virtualization
First Marblehead Teams With VMware Professional Services To Migrate A Datacenter Without Lifting A Server
“VMware Professional Services helped us pull off a major Datacenter migration with a very lean team. The consultant who handled our engineering tasks contributed dozens of innovative ideas for solving problems and leveraging the VMware platform.”
See how Fitchburg State University turned to VMware View desktop virtualization technology to more effectively provision and upgrade its systems as well as support for the students’ computers.
“Our goal is to give students whatever it takes to earn their degrees and not let technology get in the way. With VMware View technology, our desktops are not only more reliable and less costly, but we have a desktop platform that works across the wide range of devices brought on campus.”
Implement VMware Infrastructure 3.5 To Facilitate IT Management, Improve Application Performance And Availability, Enhance Disaster Recovery, And Reduce Server Hardware, Maintenance, And Energy Costs
“Anything with Cerner in the title is like throwing the ace of spades on the table. If anything goes wrong with these applications, people all over the organization start to yell and scream. Cerner software is part of the infrastructure that Florida Hospital spent 60 million dollars on, in order to provide a safer environment for our patients and to comply with rigorous HIPAA standards for ensuring the security and privacy of healthcare information. Our Cerner applications our hosted by Cerner, and the fact that they ESX servers speaks volumes about our faith in VMware.”