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.
From VMworld NYSE Euronext on hybrid cloud vision and strategy behind the capital markets community platform vertical cloud
NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext, has launched a cloud services offering for the financial services industry, their Capital Markets Community Platform. Their industry-first community cloud platform is able to extend to clients of any size the opportunity to maximize their computing resources, while maintaining record low-latency transmissions and global market access with industry-standard security and platform reliability.
Wall Street Systems
Wall Street Systems Boosts SaaS Success with Help from Savvis and VMware
“With the cloud model, I have infrastructure-on-demand. For me, that’s enabled Wall Street Systems to scale our business in a way that we would not normally have been able to do in the past.”
VMware vSphere provides a dynamic, manageable and cost-effective infrastructure to run critical applications. VMware ThinApp isolates legacy applications, minimizing disruption from patching and management activities.
"Using VMware has allowed us to keep running applications based on legacy environments such as Visual Basic and Internet Explorer 6 while providing the security, resilience and performance required for critical business applications.”
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.”
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.”
Mashreq has one of the region’s largest investments in virtualization, with the strategy that the overwhelming majority of its servers will be virtualized.
“Our return-on-investment calculations gave us a compelling reason to deploy VMware and reduce the proliferation of hardware in our data center while securing all of the performance and cost-saving benefits of virtualization, including maximizing system availability for Mashreq’s customers. We believe that VMware is the de facto standard for virtualization – VMware delivered and we’re very pleased with the results.”
Nordea Bank Polska SA
Platforma VMware vSphere 4 umożliwiła stworzenie stabilnego środowiska wirtualnego, jednocześnie przyczyniając się do odzyskania wolnego miejsca w serwerowni i ograniczenia poboru energii. Dla działu IT bardzo istotną kwestią była też wygoda tworzenia środowisk testowych i możliwość prowadzenia tzw. testów pre-live. Dzięki wirtualizacji serwerów zwiększyła się elastyczność zarządzania zasobami i uprościło zarządzanie całym środowiskiem IT. Pozytywne doświadczenia z VMware vShpere 4 skłoniły dział IT w banku Nordea do wdrożenia rozwiązania VMware View 4 służącego do wirtualizacji desktopów. Środowisko to zostało uruchomione produkcyjnie we wrześniu 2010 r.
“Wdrożenie wirtualizacji przyniosło wymierne korzyści w zakresie zarządzania, m.in. zespół odpowiedzialny wcześniej za zarządzanie sprzętem mógł zająć się innymi projektami. Co więcej, jedna konsola VMware vCenter umożliwia nam zarządzanie platformą vSphere oraz nowym środowiskiem VMware View. To daje nam możliwość rozbudowany naszej infrastruktury bez powiększania działu IT.”
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
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”
John Keells Group
VMware® virtualization has allowed JK Holdings to address all its IT challenges by providing ease of management, significant savings in CAPEX and OPEX and seamless integration with network and storage infrastructure.
“We have been able to reap the power of virtualization in our investment with Cisco, NetApp and VMware. The flexibility it has placed in our hands is invaluable as we look at innovative and sustainable means to delivering compelling new business capabilities and core competencies for the group.”
Northwestern Mutual Achieves Business Outcomes with VMware From Consolidation to the Cloud—Virtualization Milestones at Northwestern Mutual
“We try to leverage some of the newest technologies to reduce expenses and costs, and offer better value—not to do things because we can do them, but choosing the ones with really great value return.”
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.”
DECA Financial Services
DECA Financial Services Cuts 91% of First Year Infrastructure Costs in the BlueLock Cloud
“We’re a technology-driven company. Having a robust infrastructure platform to run all of our processes, while not needing to manage the IT resources, people and costs ourselves was extremely important.”
Implementing a dual-cluster VMware infrastructure at less than one-third the cost of a physical disaster recovery environment enabled Challenger Limited to cut recovery time objectives from 24 hours to less than 4 hours and recovery point objectives from 24 hours to less than 90 minutes.
"Implementing VMware has enabled us to slash our recovery time and recovery point objectives, ensuring core applications and critical information are quickly recoverable in the event of a datacenter disaster."
Westpac Institutional Bank
The new virtualized infrastructure eliminates 20 individual servers and several storage devices.
We take comfort in the hardware resiliency Stratus provides, and the software resiliency of VMware
Meridian Credit Union
Meridian Credit Union Adopts Desktop Virtualization To Strengthen Sales And Service And Contribute To Its Corporate Social Responsibility Program
“Virtualization is one of the many ways IT is aligning our work with Meridian’s strategic initiatives. As we think ahead and implement this type of business-savvy technology, we provide our employees with the right tools they need to offer superior personalized service to our Members.”
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.”
VMware View has allowed Mahesh Bank to deploy desktops as a managed service while automating administration and management processes and reducing total cost of ownership by 50 per cent.
“Deploying VMware View is allowing us to reduce our desktop total cost of ownership by almost 50% and centrally manage our user environments. Moreover, this is the first time in India’s banking industry that VMware has been integrated with ‘zero client’ desktop hardware to run a core banking application.”
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.”