The Oberoi Group
The luxury hotel and tourism operator needed to improve returns on its technology assets. Implementing VMware Horizon View with VMware vSphere has reduced operating costs and enabled centralized control and maintenance of desktops and servers, while enabling employees to continue providing high-quality services to guests and corporate clients
"VMware Horizon View and VMware vSphere have improved our TCO by significantly extending the life span of client terminals in our hotels, and mimimizing the carbon footprint of our datacenter and end-user computing environment"
The VMware VMworld Mobile App
VMworld Connects, Engages, and Impresses Conference Attendees with a Next-Generation Mobile App
The VMworld organizing team wanted a best in class mobile app that would enable the best possible experience for conference attendees. They wanted an app that would set new benchmarks for ease of information access, personalized communication, real-time content delivery, and user engagement. The app also needed to be radically scalable, secure, and easy to integrate with on-premises corporate information systems and cloud-based services. Raw Engineering met the challenge by building a new mobile app with its built-io mobile backend-as-a-service platform and the VMware® vCloud® Air™ platform.
“@TheBurdweiser – The #VMworld #VMworld2014 mobile app is great this year! Very easy to navigate.
@craigeherring – #vmworld nice vmworld app!
@Hekl – Loving the #VMworld14 app! Fantastic for keeping track of all the events happening! #nolimits
@JULIAN_WOOD – The #VMworld app has a Twitter client embedded that prepopulates tweets with #vmworld. Cool!
@HANSDELEENHEER – #vmworldselfie hahaha (taken from within #VMworld iOS app) http://t.co/ZOe4jvAMNd
@AmyJordana – Lovin the #VMworld mobile app! T-minus 2 days til lift off! #tradeshowlife
@PeteAtLTG – @VMworld app looks much improved this year. “
The Waddington Group
A rapidly expanding group of manufacturing companies, The Waddington Group met the challenge of growth by leveraging VMware vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM) to reduce time integrating backend systems by 80%. In addition, vSphere Data Protection Advanced increased reliability of backup and disaster recovery systems.
“The organization has been crying out for quicker implementation of new applications. Using vSphere with Operations Management, we can bring up new virtual hosts and deploy applications much more rapidly than in the past.”
Thiel Capital is an investment firm founded by Peter Thiel. Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, Thiel Capital provides strategic and operational support for Peter’s many investment initiatives and entrepreneurial endeavors. Related organizations include Clarium, Founders Fund, Mithril, Valar Ventures, and The Thiel Foundation.
“We use vCloud Air Disaster Recovery, and so far we have had a positive experience. VMware’s team kept in good contact before, during, and after the installation. The product was pretty straightforward, despite Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) being a new offering.”
TiAuto (Pty) Ltd.
Full visibility, improved performance and ability to further sweat IT assets
TiAuto was looking for a system that would enable it to deploy a charge back functionality across all of its seven divisions. It needed a system that would give the IT team a view of what each department was running, how much hardware they were using and in short summarize if the systems / servers it had in place were in fact healthy. After rolling out vSOM, the company had an instant view of its some 120 virtual machines and the benefits to the business were immediate as the TiAuto IT department could instantly identify which machines hadn’t been provisioned properly as well as where there was fault or capacity in its systems which could then be optimized.
“vSOM has been fantastic for the business as we can now benefit from adding more virtual machines on what we already have as we can resize our existing environment without running the risk of oversizing the storage. From a management perspective IT can now provide our executive team a visual report that shows them exactly how much hardware we use across the group. It goes as granular as defining what each hardware component is doing and in turn we can justify what we need and can qualify each infrastructural investment.”
Times Internet Ltd
Times Internet, the digital content delivery organisation of Times India, embarked on an aggressive Private Cloud deployment to deliver an elastic, scalable and highly reactive IT infrastructure. 3 datacentres were consolidated to two, and 800 physical servers consolidated to 100 VMs, all within months. With over 30 million unique visits every month, the Times Internet cloud brings high availability to media and content distribution.
"Two of the reasons for cloud were elasticity and scale. On Times of India if there is big news, you will see traffic growth to about 200 to 300%. At that point in time, if you didn’t have elastic infrastructure, you would have trouble in scaling that operation."
Transact Payment System
Cloud Based Disaster Recovery is Changing how VMware Customers do Business
Have you ever wondered how a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy could be implemented in the cloud? What applications can you protect in the cloud? Can you simplify your environment at a lower cost? What are the core benefits achieved as a result of implementing disaster recovery in the cloud, verses an on-premises solution? On March 25th, 2015 8.00 am PST, we hosted a Google+ Hangout event featuring VMware experts and our customers as they provide a technical deep-dive into the VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery service. They shared some of the challenges they faced as well as best practices for solutions to those challenges and ways the service has helped their various businesses.
“The cost difference between doing it yourself versus hosting it on VMware was really something that was attractive to us. And it only took us about six months from the day I joined The Hut Group to the day that we were able to stand up and test a fully functioning website. We never failed a production but we were able to replicate the full production databases out of the full production website and to do that within 6 months makes me feel very good but it also gave the executives comfort that they knew that we now had a solution which would be useful and known when we came to have a disaster.”
Business Transformation at Tribune Media
Tribune Media has over 42 owned or operated TV Stations, WGN Cable, Gracenote for Entertainment Metadata and Tribune Movie Studios, and is one of the nation’s largest independent broadcasters. VMware has really helped Tribune Media stop the conversations around technology, focusing instead on the outcomes it needs to operate the business. Now they can concentrate on increasing security capabilities, decreasing costs and responding to customer needs faster. Tribune Media can grow the business and go after new markets, and that translates into more revenue per customer.
“VMware has been really critical to drive the fluidity back to the business. My head of engineering has literally a saying over his door. It says, ‘If we can’t automate it we don’t need it’. If we deploy an application in our infrastructure to automate processes, we give that time back. What ends up showing up to the business is our ability to do more projects and do them faster, cheaper and better.”
See How Tribune Media Succeeds with VMware Automation
See how Tribune Media tripled its productivity and kept staffing costs in check with the VMware vRealize Cloud Management Platform, including vRealize Automation. Application setup and configure times are now measured in minutes instead of days, all with help from VMware's Cloud Management Platform.
"We looked at the whole technical landscape, and we came to a really simple conclusion. We knew we were going to build an internal cloud to put our core internal operation platforms on. How do we operate faster, cheaper, better, and more secure? VMware was the choice.”
“In five months, we set up this infrastructure. We moved 141 apps onto the infrastructure and we had 9 helpdesk calls. So guess what? It works. It really works.”
“We have gone from the Flintstones to the Jetsons in less than 18 months."
“It’s literally ‘click a button’ to provide services and capabilities out to the business. We operate in minutes and seconds, not days and weeks.”
Tribune Media chooses vRealize Suite: Realizes Huge Productivity Gains
See how Tribune Media used the vRealize Suite to double their productivity and more. Listen to how they evaluated vRealize vs. OpenStack and chose vRealize for their cloud management platform.
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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue near Portland, Oregon leverages the VMware RealTime Mobile Response Solution to deliver critical information to mobile first responders and public affairs personnel.
"I would recommend VMware Horizon virtual desktop technology to other agencies facing the same challenges. The benefits that we’ve seen in administration and extending our enterprise network into the mobile and field environment have just been incredibly valuable and incredibly successful."
U.S. Government Agency
U.S. Government Agency Choses VMware Virtual SAN as the hyperconverged infrastructure platform for Cloud Service Delivery
A departmental headquarters of a U.S. government agency needed to evolve its partially virtualized IT environment into an efficient, low-cost infrastructure-as-a-service platform. Building on its success with VMware vSphere® server virtualization, the IT team virtualized its hardware-based storage tier with VMware Virtual SAN™ technology to reduce capital and administrative costs, simplify management, improve performance, and enhance scalability.
“With Virtual SAN being integrated into the hypervisor, I think it will scale easily. You just pick up another server and add some drives. This is going to fit our environment perfectly, especially as we start providing private cloud services.”
Union Hospital Boosts Business Critical Application Performance on VMware Virtual SAN
Faced with aging hardware and maxed-out resources, Union Hospital preferred to replace its existing SAN and migrate to a different and better platform for its Tier-1 VM storage, Virtual SAN, a hyper-converged solution that provides scale-out capabilities and the best integration with the entire VMware stack. The decision not only saved money and helped right size their storage environment, it also solved key application performance challenges and freed up operational resources, positioning Union Hospital for future expansion.
“We actually had clinics calling us up to say how much faster the apps were running once they were in a pure Virtual SAN environment. … It seems like the more things we migrate to Virtual SAN, the more people are begging to be on it.”
Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
UTeM needed to improve the availability of its critical business applications and deliver them cost-effectively; make infrastructure resources available for research projects faster and more efficiently and provide students with mobile access to desktops so they could learn anytime from any location. By deploying end-to-end VMware virtualization, the university has cut its datacenter infrastructure costs by 45 percent, and is implementing student mobility programs and a private cloud
"By providing a reliable, environmentally friendly, agile infrastructure at a reasonable cost, VMware has put itself at the heart of our current and future planning."
University of Derby
The University of Derby wanted technology to improve the running of its IT estate, including its business critical applications running Oracle Databases. Having virtualized a number of smaller applications to start with by early 2012, the University of Derby decided to move its Oracle PeopleSoft applications across to its virtual infrastructure to help increase the efficiency and agility of services.
“We virtualised our most critical business applications with VMware and completely rely on it to keep them agile. We started virtualizing with VMware to save costs, but now it has become an absolutely crucial technology to support our current and future IT infrastructure”
University of Massachusetts Lowell
UMass Lowell Uses Virtual Desktop Solution Designed for High-Performance Graphics to Drive Academic Accessibility and Success
University of Massachusetts Lowell is one of five campuses in the University of Massachusetts system. With a rapidly growing engineering program and an enrollment approaching 20,000 students by 2018, UMass Lowell needed more classroom space.
At the same time, the university wanted to make engineering education more accessible. In the past, courses required expensive workstations or laptops as well as software licenses, creating a barrier to entry for some students.
“All the students in the class can now pull out a device and start practicing what they just learned. The time from lecture to practice was reduced from weeks to seconds.”
University of New Mexico
The University of New Mexico comprises approximately 45,000 faculty, staff, and students with 100 departments and affiliates, and running about 660 VMs across the organization. Learn how the University of New Mexico is moving to a streamlined and automated private cloud model on VMware vRealize to gain a proper degree of centralization for infrastructure efficiency, while preserving a sufficient culture of decentralization for agility, innovation, and departmental-level control. Brian Pietrewicz, Director of Computing Platforms at UNM discusses the latest ways to manage cloud architectures and processes to attain the best of cloud efficiencies, while empowering improved services delivery and process agility.
“We're running a VMware stack and we're also running vRealize Automation. We've deployed the Self-Service Portal. We give departments, faculty members, or departmental IT folks the ability to go into the portal and deploy their own machines at will. Then, they are administrators of that machine. They also have additional management features through the vRealize Automation console so that they can effectively do whatever they need to do with the server, but not have to worry about any of the underlying infrastructure.”
University of New Mexico
University of New Mexico Takes IT to the Cloud to Centralize Services While Maintaining Departmental Autonomy
University of New Mexico (UNM) Central IT implemented VMware vRealize Automation to enable department IT organizations to consume infrastructure as a service. As a result, UNM automated formerly manual tasks, reduced deployment times for new machines, and decreased operating costs while delivering personalized IT services.
“We looked at the manual processes and found steps that could be easily automated. That’s when we turned to VMware vRealize Automation.”
“With the help of VMware solutions, we’ve transformed an extremely inconsistent service process into an experience that’s the equivalent of going into McDonald’s and ordering a Big Mac.”
University of New Mexico
University of New Mexico Improves Security and Compliance with NSX and vRealize Automation
Watch and learn how the University of New Mexico uses VMware vRealize Automation and NSX to provide a self-service environment where departments can build out compute and network environments that meet their distinct needs. vRealize Automation and NSX allows all this to happen even in the face of regulatory regimes like HIPAA and FERPA. Listen to UNM's Director of Computing Platforms talk about the success they've had with VMware's Software Defined Data Center vision and products.
“For all the benefits that (vRealize) Automation provides: reduced maintenance and operations, more consistency, what we didn’t have were the things to support multi-tenancy, to be able to automate as part of the deployment of systems through LoboCloud. It really became a no-brainer to implement NSX.”
University of Zurich
The University of Zurich was considering modifications to its in-house infrastructure which would permit it to react to potential disruptions in the OLAT system with more agility. The solution focused on VMware vFabric tc Server, since it was critical for the migration that the integration be able to proceed problem-free. The operations team now has a central console for monitoring and management of the application server. As a result, potential problems can now be detected before they occur, so that timely action can be taken before users are impacted.
“VMware vFabric tc Server has significantly accelerated the deployment of new application servers, reducing time to market of new functionality.”