Future Group deployed a virtualized infrastructure incorporating VMware vSphere™ and VMware ESXi™ running on Sun server hardware. The guest virtual machines are now running on 10 Sun Fire X4450 servers, leaving plenty of capacity within the Future Group datacenter to sustain future growth.
“Thanks to VMware, we have eliminated the constraints on our datacenter real estate and facilities while providing plenty of capacity to support future growth.”
Gainesville State College
Virtual Desktops Open a World of Possibilities for Gainesville State College
“Our basic need was to provide a 24x7 technical lab with campus and remote access for our students. But virtual desktops open a world of possibility. We use them to create GIS labs for middle-school students.”
Gangnam Severance Hospital
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."
Financial Institution Sees Virtualization As A Gateway Towards Superior Service
“By helping to provide us with excellent uptime for our applications, the VMware and Intel virtualization solution has been a huge benefit for our company as a whole.”
GE Shipping Co. Limited
VMware® virtualization has allowed GE Shipping to meet and resolve the challenges laid out above including rapid provisioning of servers, consolidation of servers, reduction of power, cooling, and rack-space, and shortening of back up windows.
“The VMware solution has greatly improved the efficiency of our IT resources and applications and has been a significant return on our investment in terms of future need for new as well as upgraded physical servers, saving of power, rack space, and additional requirement of UPS etc. Most importantly, VMWare based Virtualization is absolutely trouble free. It has also helped us put a step forward into Green IT.”
VMware Technology Simplifies The Creation, Deployment, And Administration Of Virtual Machines That Save Time And Money
“For us, VMware isn’t just a technology; it’s a way of life. It’s made our life easier in so many different ways—from streamlining our own internal IT infrastructure, to allowing our consultants on the road to easily spin up IT environments when they meet with customers— that we can’t really imagine a world without VMware in it. VMware has been a great enabling technology. It’s something that allows me to sleep at night because I know that the technology works. I can rely on it.”
Georgia Institute of Technology Distance Learning and Professional Education
Top Research University Gains Flexibility with VMware View
“For me personally, desktop virtualization means I can access my desktop wherever I go—from my home office or traveling in China, India or anywhere. For DLPE as an organization, desktop virtualization opens doors to innovative new customer services and worldwide collaboration.”
Use VMware Software to Add Virtual Instead of Physical Machines, Processing the Workload of 25 Physical Servers with Less Than Half that Number
“The initial driver for virtualization was cost avoidance: we were able to do the work of 25 servers with just 12. Besides maximized hardware utilization, minimized disruptions, and the ability to consolidate and share resources, probably the biggest benefit I see from virtualization is saving a considerable amount of time, thanks to simplified management.”
When IT becomes a matter of life or death
“VMware is the only provider of virtualization solutions that meets our requirements. As the data center for a hospital, we depend on the absolute reliability of our systems. This must not be compromised in any way regardless of savings measures.”
Global Self-Service Technology Company
A global provider of self-service technology solutions leveraged VMware solutions to “run quicker, leaner, faster and cheaper.” Recently, the company implemented a cloud environment empowering developers worldwide to provision their own test and development resources. The company also is virtualizing its mission-critical applications, strengthening disaster recovery and looking ahead to the strategic advantages of workload flexibility in the hybrid cloud.
“We’re using virtualization to empower our developers worldwide to provision their own technology so they can reduce the time from product concept to offering for competitive time to market.”
Global Washington Helps Members Alleviate Poverty with the Help of Esri’s Mapping Solution and VMware Cloud
“With the help of Esri, VMware and BlueLock, we’re leveraging cloud technology to help our members increase the visibility of their activities and advocate more effectively for the causes they support.”
Godfrey Phillips India
VMware vSphere virtualization enables Godfrey Phillips India to run several applications and a combination of Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems on fewer servers, increasing hardware utilization while reducing power, space and cooling costs.
“Deploying VMware vSphere has enabled us to achieve a 30 percent performance improvement when running business-critical applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 while achieving substantial overall cost savings and flexibility improvements.”
Grant Thornton Australia
Use VMware virtualization to deliver a centralized IT infrastructure that could cost-effectively support the rapid development of new applications to support the firm.
“Deploying VMware virtualization has provided us with a robust, dynamic platform to build and release new IT services such as system practice and financial management systems, a national intranet and an IT service desk.”
Graydon, Head & Ritchey, LLP
Graydon, Head & Ritchey, LLP Migrates From Microsoft Hyper-V To VMware, Virtualizing Key Applications And Centralizing Management Of Their Virtual Environment
“VMware Fault Tolerance gives us the zero downtime we need for SQL Server and Exchange without using dedicated physical servers. The savings in software licenses next year will pay back half of our investment in VMware.”
Green Mountain Power
Vermont-based utility company virtualizes Oracle applications, including databases.
“We have Oracle Application Testing Suite. And we have used that extensively to test out each and every application, functional as well as the lower. We've done several tests and we have not yet heard of any complaint as far as performance goes.”
Green Mountain Power
Vermont-based utility company virtualizes Oracle applications, including databases, and keeps their virtual environment up and running through Hurricane Irene with help from VMware and NetApp
“We had 44 to 50,000 customers without power because of Hurricane Irene. So our systems were up and running, and our users were happy. Performance was great. People in our districts were getting the resources from our systems that they needed.”
Leading Transportation Equipment and Services Company Virtualizes Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Dynamics AX
“After five years of successful datacenter virtualization, we knew that virtualizing our upgrade to Microsoft SharePoint 2010 would deliver high availability, lower cost and greater business agility.”
Groupe Adeo - Adeo Services
VMware vCloud Director supporting the deployement of a private cloud infrastructure de Cloud offering IAAS services
“With VMware vCloud Director, we now have a private Cloud infrastructure which enables us to provide our developers with test environments and pre-equipped development much quicker than before. The provisioning time of our IaaS services has been reduced from 2 weeks to less than 1 hour!”
Mediaset is a telecommunications group that employs 5,800 people in Italy and Spain in free/pay TV media services and advertising.
“VMWARE has enabled us to realize our own private cloud, delivering excellent returns on investment and the guarantee of rapidity and flexibility of the virtual data center. The SAP ERP was also virtualized successfully. The huge savings in costs, time and resources amply demonstrate the effectiveness of VMware solutions for data center optimization.”
The challenge was to overcome the limitations of physical infrastructure in a data center that had reached the limits of space and required electricity costs for maintenance. The company also wanted to provide its services as cloud. VMware vSphere allows all business-critical applications to run, VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager provides security and reliability, while VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite simplifies IT activity.
"Our data center has always been a cost. In the last year, thanks to VMware, it's become a business. And everything seems to indicate that this will just keep getting better."