Financial Services Provider Target a Secure, PCI DSS-Compliant, Virtualized Environment for Online Services
“Our goal was to come up with a scalable foundation that was compliant with the standards required in the insurance and finance industries... The answer was a VMware cluster of servers hosted by a local datacenter service provider and protected with Trend Micro security.”
VMware Virtualization Provides A Robust, Highly Available, Secure Infrastructure That Ensures Orbis Financial’s Systems Meet Stringent Requirements For Reliability And Performance And Can Be Marketed As An Asset To Investors.
“Implementing an infrastructure based on VMware virtualization has enabled us to project ourselves as a competitive service provider in the custodial market in India, by allowing us to meet the desired expectations of our clients under dynamic market conditions.”
Peoples Bancorp Inc.
Peoples Bancorp Virtualizes Business-Critical Systems to Improve Application Availability, Reduce IT Costs and Streamline Backup
“Virtualizing mission-critical applications has enabled our IT organization to become more responsive to all of our lines of business. Even more important, it has improved the uptime of applications that impact our customers.”
Discover how Mid-Market organizations have transformed their Business Operations by implementing VMware solutions.
"We needed another way to get there because the business environment was changing, our customers were looking for new ways to deploy our software and we figured out how to do that on VMware."
As an early adopter of the vCloud Hybrid Service, Planview is looking to leverage Hybrid Cloud capabilities to support their DR strategy.
"The vCloud Hybrid Service differentiators compared to other public clouds are pretty obvious for us. One is we're based on the VMware Hypervisor. To move those workloads, that compatibility needs to be there, where they're not with other public clouds."
Two companies, Press Ganey and Planview, are using aggressive cloud-computing strategies to deliver applications better to their end users via a VMware portfolio of products.
"We have vCloud Hybrid Service now, and leveraging our existing code base, and then the whole suite of VMware products and services, we have transformed the company into a cloud provider. Today, 90 percent of all our new Planview customers are SaaS customers. It's been a big transition for us, but the technology from VMware has been right in the center of making it happen."
Discover how Planview uses vcloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery to provide disaster recovery services to their customers without building, managing, and supporting their own virtual infrastructure in another location.
“With vCHS Disaster Recover, it does not require us to spend capital to build a virtual infrastructure somewhere else. We’ll be able to offer our customers significantly better RPO and RTO without any additional costs.”
Provident Financial Holding (Provident Zrt.)
Using VMware based virtualization, Provident wanted to reduce at least 40 percent of the floor area occupied by the servers. Nearly three years after the implementation of the project our server room now contains 65 servers operating on 4 multi-processor VMware nodes, which means that the number of our servers increased by more than 50 percent while they still have free base area. Provident has also used the VMware solution to virtualize business critical processes such as the Dynamics AX enterprise management system that supports bookkeeping, the Nexon HR payroll system as well as the arrears management and statement creation system. Strategic objective for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager is introduced, which for critical servers can operate in two locations simultaneously, making it one fails, virtually seamless business continuity is provided. In order to design host server configurations, Provident used the Capacity Planner tool of VMware. The VMware-based virtualization and achieved impressive results in a very positive experience for all Provident will continue to introduce new services and virtual environments. The parent company has already started on the project, which aims to virtualize the central accounting system.
"VMware has already proven its value a thousand times in systems like those that we have also been planning to virtualize. We regarded this as an assurance that VMware technology would allow us to implement our project at the lowest possible risk level. Experience gained from more than two years of live operation allows us to confirm that our decision to opt for the virtualization solution of VMware was the right one, and we are perfectly satisfied with it."
QIC Fails Systems Over Seamlessly and Continues Managing Client Portfolios During Brisbane Floods
“Ensuring our systems can be recovered within the timeframes set out in our disaster recovery and business continuity plans—and organising testing of those plans—is now much simpler and less time-consuming. I don’t have to organise a full weekend to test our systems—we can just do it when we need to.”
VMware Technology Creates A Virtual Environment That Maximizes CPU Utilization, Reverses Server Sprawl, Minimizes Energy Usage, And Reduces Carbon Footprint
“Perhaps the biggest thing VMware is allowing us to do is to extend the life of our data center by several years. The ability to increase server utilization, reclaim floor space, and decrease power usage has been immensely valuable.”
Like many companies that choose VMware virtualization technology, Raymond James Financial began with a server consolidation project that achieved impressive results. When the company decided to upgrade from Microsoft Exchange 2003 to 2010, it again turned to VMware, this time to support the business-critical project of upgrading the company's 18,000 Exchange mailboxes. Raymond James also kept VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) as its disaster recovery and replication technology within its new Exchange blueprint.
Raymond James Extends Virtualization to Microsoft Exchange Environment
“Microsoft Exchange is seen as a ‘canary in the coal mine’ when it comes to virtualization—one of the harder use cases. We’ve proven that peoples’ hesitation is unfounded. Exchange can be virtualized, it works, and it works well.”
VMware Infrastructure Enables Religare To Run Multiple Virtual Machines On Blade Servers, Reducing Rack Space, Heating And Cooling Requirements, While Meeting Demand Fuelled By Business Growth
“VMware has enabled us to support 600,000 clients, including 50,000 who conduct trades on a daily basis, while giving us headroom to support growth fuelled by an expected increase in branch numbers to 500 across India.”
Desktop Virtualization Transforms Tax Service Call Center At Republic Bank
“With desktop virtualization, we are able to support our Tax Refund Solutions business in a much more efficient, higher performance manner—while saving the company hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.”
Russell Investment Group
VMware Virtual Infrastructure Methodology Enables Russell Investment Group to Set up Scalable Lab Infrastructure
"Our business proposition to our clients is very strong. We've grown over the last 10 years and will continue to grow. The only way we can keep up on the technology side is to put tools like this in place so we're much more flexible, agile, and quicker to respond to our business needs."
Siam City Bank
VMware virtualization provides a dynamic, scalable and reliable infrastructure with enhanced disaster recovery to deliver mission-critical applications.
“Our priorities in deploying VMware were to improve ease of management, speed up development, support business growth, minimize our investment requirements and enhance business continuity. VMware met all of our requirements and we were particularly impressed with the ability of VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager to automate our disaster recovery processes.”
Stewart & Mackertich
VMware vSphere 4 lowered power consumption, reduced the administration load, cut datacenter real estate requirements and improved infrastructure flexibility and scalability.
“VMware® provided an agile infrastructure that has empowered us to dynamically allocate resources to our online trading and other applications and storage as required, while lowering our power, cooling, storage and administration costs, and reducing our datacenter real estate needs.”
Stock Exchange of Thailand
The Stock Exchange of Thailand virtualized its testing and development platform to release new online securities trading services to market faster by adopting VMware vCloud Suite. As a result, SET has reduced development time for online services by 80% and doubled concurrent user capacity, helping it improve global competitiveness. Moreover, as a result of virtualization, the organizatoin has decreased data center energy consumption by 20% and data center space consumption by 60%.
Any downtime for our system can cause a major disruption to the market, so we chose a technology that we can trust. The features of the VMware solution, such as the ability to create high availability clusters that are safeguarded by Fault Tolerance, help our operations team to maintain the system and meet our service levels
To keep pace with rapid business growth without making a costly investment in computing hardware, SureTax engaged the Flexible Data Center Solutions platform by Phoenix NAP, an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider offering cloud services based on VMware vCloud® technologies. SureTax, which provides enterprises with real-time software-as-a-service tax calculations, used the private cloud and virtualized solutions to meet the privacy, performance, and high availability needs of its growing client base while realizing a rapid return on investment.
"Our new infrastructure helps us reliably meet clients’ service-level requirements, which creates high customer satisfaction."
SVC is using VMware vSphere™ to run virtualization across two clusters. The first cluster of three servers supports about 20 virtual machines running head office applications. The second six-server cluster supports 15 virtual machines running the core banking application, which is accessed by about 1,000 staff.
“VMware has enabled us to move our entire core banking application onto a virtualized platform, improving the speed and management of our resources. It has also allowed us to create a cloud environment so that we can provide our core banking application to other banks as a managed service.”