DaiWa Capital Markets Hong Kong Limited
Daiwa Capital Markets Hong Kong had rapidly expanded its datacenter to host more than 500 physical servers, which was becoming increasingly difficult to manage. The company wanted to ensure high availability of its financial services applications and deliver a disaster recovery solution that would eliminate downtime. After considering solutions from Microsoft and Red Hat, the organization chose to work with VMware partners HP and Systex International to design and implement a virtual infrastructure using VMware vCenter Server 5.1 to provide centralized management for VMware vSphere 5.1 Enterprise Plus and high availability through vSphere vMotion.
"Through VMware we have achieved 80 percent utilization of server resources. This means we can run significantly more server resources without increasing energy consumption."
University of Dammam Achieves Seamless Operations with VMware
The University of Dammam had a heterogeneous and fragmented IT infrastructure, containing servers from various vendors including Dell, HP and Sun. Each section of the university, including registration, transcripts, grading, was running on different servers. The server architecture was expensive to operate and maintain, with limited capability and computational resources. Upgrades were difficult and pricy, and with low system resources, there was no high availability. This together with an overall slow system caused less than satisfactory experience from the students and faculty.
“Through thorough investigation and comparison with competitors, Vmware was the only provider of end-to-end solutions, from cloud to the desktop, which met all the university’s requirements. The University of Dammam has a long standing relationship with VMware in Saudi Arabia with our first vSphere deployment, and we feel that VMware provides the best technology and service to enhance the productivity of the university as we reap the benefits of cloud computing.”
University of Dammam Delivers Centralized, On-Demand Desktops and Applications with VMware
University of Dammam labs contain over 2000 units of physical PC desktops and laptops. A lot of resources were wasted on maintenance and support of these devices as any application installation or hardware issues were needed to be solved individually. Lab arrangements every semester needed to be done physically, through ghost images - a process that normally took over 3 days to complete. Additionally, the PCs were idle most of the day and needed to be replaced every 3 years.
"VMware Horizon View was the most cost effective solution to create and deliver desktops to our faculty and students. With VMware, we have significant cost savings on licenses, hardware requirements, and staff resources. Students, faculty and administrators have noted the improvement in desktop performance and the quality of service with faster changes with VMware Horizon View."
Partner testimonial as to how effectively the VOA assesments tool worked for their customers, providing quantifiable results on how much it has saved its customers.
Some typical feedback we got was that the customers saw that the SQL DBA insists on more memory, whereas VOA clearly indicated that they are not even using a quarter of that memory. It quickly highlighted to us what the root cause of performance problems were.
Dayton Superior Corporation
Dayton Superior Sees Concrete Benefits by Switching to a Virtual Desktop Solution with Guidance from VMware Professional Services
Dayton Superior worked with VMware Professional Services—including a VMware Dedicated Technical Account Manager—to deploy virtual desktops via VMware Horizon™ 6 Enterprise Edition for greater mobility, productivity, customization, and reliability for its workforce.
“From design and planning to deployment, VMware Professional Services was extremely responsive and focused on our needs at all times. Plus our VMware Dedicated TAM guided us throughout the project and continues to help us with ongoing planning and implementation.”
Dayton Superior Corporation
VMware Professional Services Helps Dayton Superior Achieve its Mobility Initiatives and Business Goals
Dayton Superior worked with VMware Professional Services to deploy virtual desktops via VMware Horizon™ 6 Enterprise Edition for greater mobility, productivity, customization, and reliability for its workforce.
“After bringing on VMware Professional Services, we were able to successfully implement the project. where it would have taken us weeks or months with internal resources.”
Delhi International Airport
India’s number-one airport scores another first by adopting virtual desktops, improving availability and boosting employee efficiency
“We were excited to be entrusted with the responsibility of rolling out the virtual desktop initiative at DIAL. The success of the project was a matter of prestige as well as challenge for DIAL, as it would pave the way for similar replication of technology across the group.”
Department of Transport - Abu Dhabi
The Department of Transport (DoT) plans, develops and regulates an efficient and well-integrated transport system that contributes to the economic growth, quality of life and environmental sustainability of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. DoT serves the public interest by enhancing mobility and delivering safe, secure and environmentally responsible Aviation, Maritime, Public Transport and Highways sectors.
“VMware’s leadership, dedication, and sophisticated products helped the Department of Transport to virtualize its highly critical applications, thus enabling us to respond to our customers faster, power our Internal Corporate Services and Public transportation applications, and improve our services to the public in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi that encourages the use of public transportation.”
Designer Pages and VMware vCloud Air
Designer Pages was conceived in 2007 with a crude napkin sketch and a lofty vision to reshape the way the architecture and design industries do business. They build tools that help designers find great products and connect with the manufacturers that make them. Designer Pages is located in New York City, which is the largest design market in the world and it’s the hub of all architects and designers. Being located in New York has made it easier for customers to access their solutions.
Having seen the problem with large firms in New York City that were struggling enormously with information management, specifically around products being selected for buildings, Designer Pages decided to deliver for these design firms by providing a product selection and specification platform that would serve as knowledge portal for firms so that every single product selection was accessible indefinitely.
Designer Pages is currently using VMware vCloud Air to host their main company’s website – customer facing as well as other app servers such as load balancer and SQL.
"We wanted to focus on building something that would be valuable for our customers. We did not want to focus our time dealing with technical infrastructure that we knew we would be able to scale ourselves. We decided to move our software to VMware because we knew it would ultimately make us a better business."
Deutsche Telekom MNC realised it needed a software based solution for an improved Service Quality Management in order to ensure transparency in operator’s performance and provide high visibility for customers. They therefore decided to implement a system based on VMware’s IT Business Management Suite (ITBM).
“Our goals – higher efficiency and web-based reporting portal – could fully be reached with the implementation of VMware ITBM.”
The Flexible Cloud-Based Workplace
Telecommunication providers face an increasing need to enter new markets in order to remain competitive. The Deutsche Telekom Germany has set itself the goal to act as a more powerful IT provider for small and medium-sized businesses. With VMware, as a long-term technology partner, has helped to develop an innovative cloud workplace solution for medium-sized enterprises. Managed Workplace is based on VMware Horizon DaaS and allows employees to quickly and easily work in a familiar environment and access to corporate data. The new collaboration was not only an innovative workplace solutions to be put on the market, but also the partnership with VMware are increasingly strengthened - for both companies a win-win situation.
“For many clients, we are already the logical, on-site partner for voice communication. This is precisely what we wish to achieve for the IT sector and consequently, for cloud services. Unlike our competitors, we accept end-to-end responsibility for all of our products. We provide the applications, run them in highly secure, ISO-certified data centres in Germany, and handle service and invoicing. Furthermore, we provide our customers with the desired network connection upon request.”
The Flexible Cloud-Based Workplace
With 143 million mobile telephone customers, 31 million landline customers and more than 17 million broadband connections, Deutsche Telekom is one of the leading telecommunications companies worldwide. The company has been active in innovation and growth areas for years – especially in the IT sector. Thanks to cooperation with technology partner VMware, the Managed Workplace service was launched at the beginning of the year – with the clear goal of entrenching the subsidiary company, Telekom Deutschland GmbH, as a more powerful IT provider for small and medium-sized businesses.
“With the partnership between Telekom and VMware we have succeeded in launching our workplace model Managed Workplace on the market in a very short time.”
Diákhitel Központ Zrt.
Student Loan Direct is an easy-to-use, user-friendly portal that also provides help and information functions. It enables users to create correct and properly completed documents required for the loan process. They can complete their loan applications and data update forms, view their loan agreements, balances, and repayment history, exchange messages with the Student Loan Center, and communicate using this channel instead of postal mail. The launch of the Student Loan Direct is a success story: 50 percent of all new loan applications already arrived through the portal started in September 2011. Since the virtualization of Student Loan Center, there were no unplanned server downtimes, and the server room requires less cooling and energy. The fault tolerance of the VMware-based environment, tested before implementing the Student Loan Direct portal, showed that operation continuity can be ensured if combined with regular data backups. The introduction of 7x24 service availability requires setting up a backup data center that Student Loan Center will implement using VMware’s disaster recovery solution.
"Using VMware's virtualization solution, we have set up a server environment with high-availability and load balancing to serve our Student Loan Direct portal. So our customers can rely on our services around the clock, 7 days a week."
The IT team at Dierbergs Markets experienced five major outages in its data center in one year using Microsoft Hyper-V, which was supposed to be a cost-effective approach to virtualizing systems. That prompted Dierbergs to move to VMware vSphere® software.
“With the VMware solutions, we spend more of our day focusing on strategic initiatives, which in turn helps IT drive real value back into the business.”
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".
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."
DIRECTV leverages Socialcast to boost productivity and accelerate innovation
The DIRECTV Latin America leadership team wanted a way to break down geographical communication barriers and facilitate information sharing across the region. Socialcast made it easier to share best practices, find answers fast, and align executives and employees.
“I find Socialcast to be a highly effective communication tool for a global workforce.”
Drenthe College saves more than one million Euros on their yearly IT costs with VMware Horizon
Drenthe College has 18 locations, 11.000 students and 1.000 employees. In this video the IT Manager of Drenthe College explains how they support Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for their students and how VMware Horizon helped them to cut IT costs by more than one million Euros per year.
“We have only IT administrator for the whole environment.”
EASY BUY, Thailand’s Leading Provider of Consumer Financial Services, Revolutionizes IT Infrastructure to Optimize Customer Services Delivery
EASY BUY leveraged VMware’s virtual desktops by deploying VMware® Horizon™ Enterprise Edition to enhance enterprise mobility and customer service delivery. The company also selected VMware vCloud® Suite to centralize IT infrastructure in order to better manage IT systems with fewer resources, reduce costs, increase reliability and disaster recovery capabilities while delivering ITaaS. The new software-defined IT model streamlined EASY BUY’s infrastructure and processes ensuring business continuity at a much lower cost. With the deployment of VMware’s solutions, EASY BUY’s annual operational cost was reduced by 20 million Baht.
“VMware technology is easy to deploy and seamlessly compatible with our existing infrastructure. Moreover, over 1,600 of our call center sta¬ff can work with higher agility. The work is centralized which significantly reduces complexities and streamlines management.”
Edogawa City Council
Edogawa City Council consolidated its physical servers into the Edogawa Shared Information Platform (e-SHIP) some time ago. But only with the deployment of VMware vCenter Operations Manager was it able to get full benefit from this investment; now it is able to utilize resources and identify and resolve problems within this virtual environment much more effectively. With infrastructure systems virtualized, the council is now planning to virtualize all 4,000 workstations across its various offices by incorporating the back-end server resources that were freed up.
“VMware vCenter Operations Manager is a highly effective tool for optimizing the virtual infrastructure across all the council’s offices. It improves reliability and performance, and supports our efforts to rationalize our hardware.”