Virtualized desktops at Avon Community Schools spur use of ‘Bring Your Own Device’, allowing Always-On access to education resources. VMware partner Technology Integration Group (TIG) provides expertise in optimizing their environment.
“We’ll be looking at certainly over 50 percent next year, hopefully approaching 60-65 percent of our students bringing their own devices. When you consider that that is approximately 400 devices that the school district did not need to invest in, that’s a significant saving for us. “
B. Braun develop, manufacture, and sell premium category healthcare products, and their dialysis centers provide mission-critical healthcare services, so the IT services at the company that support the operation must meet very stringent requirements. Their server environment, virtualized and made disaster-resistant using VMware, enables them to meet business requirements at all times, and in a cost-efficient manner.
"In order to maintain the level of quality expected in healthcare, we use best-in-class hardware and software solutions. Hence when we decided to use server virtualization, VMware was the obvious choice."
— Ferenc Dián, IT Infrastructure Manager, B. Braun Medical Kft.
Discover how Babson College implemented a Vblock™ Infrastructure Platform featuring VMware vSphere™ which allowed Babson to transition quickly and cost-efficiently to a flexible, scalable IT infrastructure.
“Colleges must be ready with the capacity and processing power to accommodate the IT needs of their faculty, students and administrators. Vblock is therefore a great architecture for institutions of all sizes: it is cost-efficient, fast to deploy and meets the most demanding performance and storage needs.”
BancVue is one of the fastest growing companies in the financial space. Their charter is to help credit unions and small banks compete with mega banks by providing them innovative products and services.
“One of my goals as the VP of Systems Operations in the datacenter is to have a private cloud where we are fully in control of who touches the servers, what is being administered on the servers, and able to give those results to auditors upon request.”
Virtualization has allowed BancVue to reduce its physical servers, leading to cost reductions and efficiency gains across its business. Overall, BancVue has been able to reduce its hardware footprint by ten times.
“Our environment is very heterogeneous, and other virtualization solutions we looked into, native and open source, had synch problems and time-drift between systems. Many virtualization products worked great for some operating systems but did not have the same depth and support for other operating systems.”
Banking services provider BancVue has been able to provide business agility to its community bank consumers, enabling them to better compete against the megabanks on such critical areas as customer service and end-user portals.
"We knew that we could go to VMware and get the cloud solution, as well as the virtualization solution, because virtualization was just the first step to us to become fully virtualized in a private cloud environment, with software, security like vShield and vCenter Operations Manager."
— Sunny Nair, Vice President of IT and Systems Operations
VMware has provided Banglalink with a
solution to address all its IT challenges
including provisioning, scalability, ease of
management, and has provided significant
savings in operating and capital expenses.
“We are really happy with the
performance and support we are
getting from VMware and EMC. In
managing all the virtual machines
we found the software to be user
— Mohammed Moynul Haque, Senior Manager, Operations Support
VMware virtualization enabled Bank
OCBC NISP to increase productivity and
customer satisfaction by significantly
improving the reliability of core banking
system updates. It also helped the
institution consolidate its physical server
fleet and maintain application availability
and performance while reducing costs.
“We are no longer affected by network or electricity issues and our entire branch network opens every day without interruption.”
In what is believed to be the world’s largest documented VDI deployments, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi-UFJ, in partnership with Wyse and IBM, has deployed over 50,000 virtual desktops as it continues a multi-year, multi-million dollar IT transformation project. A combination of View and ThinApp is supporting the Bank’s drive to lower CAPEX and OPEX while increasing security, availability and the delivery of business-critical services.
“Desktops are in many ways the lifeblood of the company’s daily work, so it makes sense to keep them on a central server where we can make sure nothing goes wrong. Being able to give users an optimum working environment, and helping them benefit from new advances in technology, is something that we as IT professionals find very motivating”
VMware® solutions empower Indiana’s Bartholomew County to do more with less. The county IT budget was $5,000 lower in 2010 than in 2001, yet the infrastructure today is more resilient, flexible and able to support greater workloads for vital functions from tax collection to 911 dispatches. Instrumental in the design and deployment of this infrastructure was VMware partner Network Storage Inc., an Indianapolis-based firm bringing expertise in storage, data protection and virtualization.
“With VMware technology, we’re not limited to any one physical server, location or desktop. Resources are more flexible, resilient and better able to support reliable, high-quality service to county citizens.”
— Jim Hartsook, Director of Information Technology
Baylor College of Medicine Ensures Integrity of Groundbreaking Scientific Research with VMware vFabric Hyperic
“Our response time has been reduced to minutes with Hyperic, instead of hours or days. Now I know about issues the minute they happen. It is nice to be in front of a problem, to know about it before anyone else does.”
See how Beaufort Memorial Hospital virtualized its datacenter applications using VMware vSphere and extended virtualization to the desktop by deploying VMware View coupled with Imprivata OneSign® Single Sign-On software.
“Desktop virtualization and single sign-on eliminate barriers to clinicians’ adoption of CPOE. One physician told me, ‘Finally you’re doing something for us instead of to us.’”
— Edward Ricks, Vice President of Information Technology, CIO
Cash-Strapped School District Restores Classroom Computing, Improves Access with Virtual Desktops
“The success of desktop virtualization is clear in that teachers and students are using their computers now, whereas in the past, they weren’t because the computers were slow due to age and system restrictions.”
The VMware Solution Reduced The Number Of Physical Servers By 700%, Allowed IT To Reduce Its Procurement Cycle From Several Weeks To A Couple Of Hours, And, Allowed Bernalillo County To Realize $300,000 To $400,000 – And Counting – In Cost Savings
“From the C-level, executive view, it’s about dollars and cents and being able to provide service to our end-users as quickly as we can; and VMware is going to get us there.”
With VMware View, Berryessa Boosts Desktop Usability and Access—Cost-Effectively
“Before, it sometimes took weeks for us to respond to desktop support calls. Today, because we’ve implemented a VMware View virtual environment, we can resolve issues remotely. Users are back up and running within minutes.”
VMware Has Allowed BB&K To Implement A Nearly 100% Virtual Solution Which, By Its Nature, Has Reduced The Storage Space Needed For Their Physical Servers, And Reduced Its Server Sprawl. Using VMware, BB&K Can Now Roll Out New Applications In Minutes, Saving The IT Staff, And Ultimately, The Attorneys, Valuable Time.
“I am always amazed when I hear somebody say their company is not virtual because it cannot afford it. I ask how can it not -- we are saving costs on just power and cooling every day. VMware has made it much easier for us to be successful at our mission. I can’t imagine going back to the old system.”