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Raymond James

 

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.”

— Bruce Philipoom, VP, Information Technology

Raymond James

 

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.

— Bruce Philipoom, VP, IT Engineering Services

Raymond James

 

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.”

— Sue Werner, Systems Engineer

Record Bank

 

Record Bank migrates to Windows 7 and implements a VDI environment based on VMware Horizon

Record Bank has migrated to Windows 7 and implemented VDI. This way they can centrally manage all the desktops, support BYOD, ensure business continuity and improve the data security.

“We have implemented a set of security rules which ensure that our data does not leave the datacenter. This way we were able to improve the security with VDI.”

— Louis Mahy, CIO, Record Bank

Religare Securities

 

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.”

— Saurabh Srivastava, Head—Infrastructure (IT)

Republic Bank

 

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.”

— Sean O’Mahoney, Vice President and Senior Manager of Technology Services

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."

— Scott Gray , Systems Integration Manager

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.”

— Rungsimont Pongsamart, First Vice President

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.”

— Atul Bansal, AVP-IT

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

— Thirapun Sanpakit, IT Manager

SureTax

 

To keep pace with rapid business growth without making a costly investment in computing hardware, SureTax engaged the Flexible Data Center Solutions platform by phoenixNAP, 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."

— Mike Sanders, Chief Product Strategist, SureTax

SVC Bank

 

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.”

— Ravikiran Mankikar, General Manager IT

Swedbank

 

Swedbank Cuts Costs, Ensures Continuity and Increases Agility with VMware Compelling Business Case Wins Management Support

“Swedbank undertook virtualization as a technology project that delivers profound business advantages including reduced cost, improved service levels and increased agility for the bank to respond quickly to changing market demands.”

— Mart Nael, Head of Core Infrastructure

Synergent

 

Synergent Taps VMware NSX for Micro- Segmentation and IT Automation in the Software-Defined Data Center

Synergent created a cloud-based multi-tenant environment built on VMware vCloud Suite Advanced and deploy VMware NSX to virtualize its network.

“Given our work in the financial sector, security is very important to us, and the ability to do micro-segmentation was critical to our selection of VMware NSX,” says Jackson. “We explored doing this at the hardware level, but quickly realized it was not feasible. The proven success of the NSX platform, and the integration of other industry leaders such as Arista Networks and Palo Alto Networks, helped solidify our decision.”

— Trever Jackson, Enterprise Infrastructure Architect, Synergent

The Hut Group

 

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.”

— Schalk vd Merwe, IT Director, The Hut Group

The Hut Group

 

Hut Group deploys VMware vCloud Air for more scalable, flexible and secure environment

The Hut Group is the UK’s leading, multi-website online retailer with rapidly growing international operations. The company’s websites are a crucial part of the business and need to be kept up and running at all times. The Hut Group is therefore using vCloud Air to make sure it’s infrastructure is flexible and scalable – giving the IT team the ability to get more capacity during peak periods and to reduce it down during quieter periods, so that customers have the same responsiveness and experience even when the sites are at their busiest.

“(DRaaS) enables us to grow faster than we are growing currently, and really enables us to be more efficient and flexible in what we are doing. Instead of having to keep two different data centers up and running, to ensure there is an up or down, or cold or hot data center, this enables us to ensure that it is the efficiency that we gain by only having to do the exercise once.”

— Schalk Van der Merwe, IT Director, The Hut Group

Thiel Capital

 

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.”

— Ryan Conley, System Administrator, Thiel Capital

Threadneedle

 

“Working with VMware has made us a more agile business and given us the capability to react and adapt to our changing business needs. We have made huge savings across our IT estate in terms of cost avoidance and achieved ROI in a very short space of time. VMware’s server and desktop virtualization solutions have enhanced the performance and availability of our key business applications and our business continuity and disaster recovery plans and processes have been transformed. VMware will continue to play a crucial role in delivering strategic solutions to areas critical to the development of our business.”

— Phil Whittock, Head of Infrastructure Architecture

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.”

— Schalk vd Merwe, IT Director, The Hut Group

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