Orange is a global telecommunications provider operating in 34 countries. They employ over 170,000 worldwide, including 104,000 employees in France. Orange Business Service is the B2B branch, serving integrated IT and telecoms solutions to over 4000 multinational customers.
Their customers are looking for flexibility, agility, elasticity when it comes to their digital transformation. To develop their cloud offerings Orange Business Services chose VMware, to provide the key features for cloud, offering multi tenancy solutions and self-service solutions.
“Cloud is a very strategic ambition for us, 500 million Euros by 2015. It’s a challenge when it comes to innovation it will come from new services from the capacity to integrate all of our customers requirements, both application and combining network infrastructure and cloud infrastructure. Of course, it will be done through our capacity to partner, among those partners VMware is definitely one of the key potential partner for the future.“
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."
Lufthansa systems provide IT for the airline & aviation industry, based in Frankfurt, they employ over 3,000 people based in 14 countries.
They needed to develop a system to distribute mapping data to pilots across the globe. Flight charts are only current for 4 weeks and pilots are only given 10 days to download updates. It needed to be scalable to cope with huge peaks in demand of up to 800MB of data being downloaded by over 7,000 pilots at the same time.
A VMware Hybrid Cloud solution enables them to utilise a public cloud solution with their existing private cloud, increasing scalability & agility while ensuring data security. It was the only solution to provide the capacity to handle peaks in traffic avoiding latency issues
"VMware enables us to use the capabilities and scalabilities of a Public Cloud Provider and at the same time ensuring data security and integrity.”
— Dr. Joerg Liebe, Chief Information Officer, Lufthansa Systems
Discover how Digital River is rapidly moving to a Software-Defined Data Center based on VMware technology.
"One of the big changes in the transformation with our teams, is with the Software-Defined Data Center, this is now enabling cross technology. Before, you would have a pool of people that were storage. Or you would have a pool of people that were network. Or you would have a pool of people that were a specific OS. With the Software-Defined, Data Center now you're allowing those teams to expand their knowledge base. You're reducing single points of failure, you're able to use technology that moves cleanly across those stacks."
— Christopher Rence, Senior Vice President and CIO, Digital River
Digital River is the leader in e-commerce services on a global basis. Discover how they plan to move to VMware vCloud Air to provide global flexibility, as needed and on demand.
"One of the major things that excites me around moving to VMware vCloud Air, is the enterprise scope of what it can do. So as we look at Digital River, we are running our global commerce capability on VMware. So all of our clouds are built to mimic what VMware’s doing in their hybrid cloud service. We’re able to work with our clients, work with VMware, as we expand and contract".
— Christopher Rence, Senior Vice President and CIO, Digital River
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
NTT Neomeit deploys, maintains and manages IT infrastructure for customers
throughout the West Japan region. Desktop virtualization is a key part of its roadmap
for improving security and management efficiency. However, the virtualization solution
that the company initially selected failed to deliver the expected performance and
stability, and was therefore jettisoned in favor of VMware Horizon View. The
combination of VMware’s proven technology and comprehensive support has resulted
in huge performance and stability gains, and significant reductions in operating costs
“With the support of VMware, we completely re-engineered our virtual desktop infrastructure. This delivered major improvements in performance and stability, resulting in a stress-free working experience for our users.”
— Katsuya Yoneda, Head of Virtualization Technology Centre
LOLC Technologies is using the VMware vCloud Suite to
implement a cloud platform that enables LOLC businesses to
diversify into new markets. The Sri Lankan organization is also establishing IT services on demand to non-LOLC customers.
Pipe and tubular product supplier Metal One decided to implement VMware Horizon Mirage ahead of a company-wide migration project from Windows XP to Windows 7. With the VMware solution, the cost of the migration was 90% less than if it had been carried out manually, and the number of manhours associated was 65% lower. Horizon Mirage also delivered significant efficiency gains in the area of application management.
Healthcare claims company Navicure is gaining better control and optimization across its IT infrastructure thanks to a comprehensive monitoring and operational management approach built on VMware.
"vCenter Operations Manager is key to understanding your infrastructure. If you don’t have it today, you're going to be very reactive to some of your pains and the troubles you're dealing with. It allows you to project where you're growing and where you need to put your money into resources, whether that's more storage, compute resources, or network resources."
Learn how Millennium Pharmacy has used advanced IT management and operational efficiency processes and systems to keep applications up to date, compliant, performant, and protected.
"Typically, if you're moving from a physical environment, VMware is a lot more efficient and it’s really kind of surprising seeing some of the reports that come back from vCenter Operations Management that tell you, realistically, you are running this server with six gigabytes of memory, but you are only really using one."
— Leon Ravenna, Vice President of IT and Operations and Information Security Officer
Nyherji was looking for a way of simplifying its data centre infrastructure while being able to offer its customers a true hybrid cloud environment. Nyherji implemented VMware vSphere to virtualise its server estate, followed by VMware vCloud Suite to create an Infrastructure as a Service and hybrid cloud environment for its customers.
“VMware has enabled us to be the only managed service provider in Iceland which is able to offer our customers Infrastructure as a Service and the option of a hybrid cloud. VMware is incredibly well respected and was, in my view, the only company which we would feel comfortable partnering with. Not only does it have a strong heritage within virtualization and provisioning cloud environments, but we also feel that it offers us tremendous value for money both in terms of the ROI which we see from using these solutions and the VSPP licensing model it offers to us.”
St Edmund’s College needed to increase the efficiency and reliability of its IT estate, while enabling a new BYOD solution for pupils and teachers within the school. Using VMware software, the school has virtualized 95% of its servers and 70% of its desktop PCs, providing a new, central platform for managing IT.
“We’re really excited by what VMware’s technology has brought to St Edmund’s College. By giving pupils the opportunity to use their own devices, the children have become much more engaged within lessons and are able to experience new ways of working. Being able to access the school network from home or within the boarding houses is also allowing them to become more efficient and independent learners. Alongside this, we’ve also seen some significant cost and environmental savings for the school through increased energy efficiency and reduced maintenance costs.”
"Sin Chew Media—a leading Chinese-language newspaper publisher in Malaysia—has implemented a virtualized infrastructure to run its editorial and workflow production system and meet newspaper print deadlines. The new IT environment has also helped the publisher support growing
demand for its online news services."
"New Zealand’s Computer Concepts Ltd (CCL) is using VMware vCloud Suite and VMware Horizon Suite to deliver pioneering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solutions. CCL launched its innovative IaaS solution in 2010 and now "
Discover how kCura plans to use vCloud Hybrid Service for faster product delivery and improved customer service
"As an early adopter of vCloud Hybrid Service we were really surprised at how quickly we were able to get things up and running. The documentation was very solid for our team. We pushed a 100-gig VM out in about two hours and that definitely exceeded my expectations."
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina chose to implement Horizon View and has reaped cost savings and avoidance of $1,000 per user in anticipated upgrades and $1.2 million annually in operation costs. Their unique implementation has dramatically increased the efficiency of their family services case workers and enabled them to add a layer of security while in the field.
"The Horizon product has revolutionized the way we do everything. We were just notified that we won the 2013 Digital Government Achievement award for our one to one initiative; one person one device device based on VMWare."
CMBI (Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics)
With the High Performance Computing cloud platform offers CMBI the flexibility to get started quickly calculating protein structures and scaling up indefinitely. Additional computing power is simple and immediately available. This saves the CMBI much time and money.
“Five years ago we would have needed servers across Europe for our calculations, but now this cloud platform suits our needs very well”.
— Professor Gert Vriend, Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics
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"