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."
Virtualization Provides a Clear Path for Growth at Leading Consulting Firm
“We saw VMware and Intel technology as the ideal infrastructure to help grow our business. Without it, we would not have been able to expand as smoothly as we have.”
GTS Central Europe
The GTS Central Europe (GTS) Group is a leading telco operator with its own network and a provider of data center services in the Central and East European region. The group’s reach is mainly regional with dense local networks and thus offers a wide array of services in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania. GTS created a virtual data center to provide virtual hosting services for corporate clients, allowing companies to specifically and flexibly choose, allocate and move computer resources based on where they are truly needed. In less than one year after the launch of the service almost one-hundred corporate customers use GTS Group services from VMware for their virtual hosting.
„We wanted to provide companies a service that would truly help with their business. In our virtual IT environment they gain greater performance and reliability and can react very flexibly to changes in their needs; without any investment costs. It’s logical that this environment uses VMware technologies – it’s the world leader in virtualization and cloud computing.“
Fashion retailer gains affordable, secure redundancy and disaster recovery with VMware solutions
“Virtualization has really worked out for us—we saw immediate benefits from VMware solutions. Today we are 60-70% virtualized, with vSphere in our main data center. For our small offices, with very limited resources, we have deployed VMware ESX servers.”
The job of a 20-person IT team supporting 1,000 government employees gets more difficult when the County begins considering a major software upgrade. That’s what IT staff experienced in Hamilton County, located just north of Indianapolis. When Hamilton County had to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 and Office 2010, IT staff knew many of its PCs weren’t powerful enough to run them, so they looked to VMware and Unidesk solutions for help. In combination, VMware® Horizon View™, Unidesk, Dell storage and servers, and zero clients are enabling Hamilton County to achieve all of its desktop virtualization goals—from improved IT staff efficiency and enhanced workforce mobility to greater security and resiliency from desktop failure and disaster. The solution has increased IT agility by reducing provisioning times from hours to minutes, and improved anytime, anywhere employee access to data, applications, and desktops for all county employees.
“Desktop virtualization would allow us to reuse these PCs and extend their life. Plus, our public offices could introduce initiatives or application requirements at any time. Virtual desktops would give us a faster, easier way to respond to these requests while maintaining the high standards of security and service we are known for in our county.”
Harley-Davidson Leveraged VMware Professional Services During Its Wide-Scale Deployment Of The VMware vSphere 4 Upgrade For Quick And Successful Datacenter Upgrade
Motorcycle Manufacturer Improves Datacenter Efficiency And Reduces Cost With VMware vSphere
Use VMware Technology To Improve The Availability Of Vital Applications While Paring Costs To The Tune Of Roughly $2.3 Million—And Moving Towards A Cloud Infrastructure For Even Greater Efficiencies
“Our primary datacenter is now 100 percent virtualized on vSphere 4. The upgrade went very smoothly and we are already beginning to take advantage of some of the exciting new features such as Fault Tolerance, vShield Zones, vStorage Thin Provisioning and Host Profiles. We are especially excited about Fault Tolerance because it will ensure zero downtime and zero data loss for applications most critical to the business.”
HDFC Bank Limited
HDFC Bank needed to launch hundreds of branches quickly to provide banking services to 40 million new customers from rural and regional India. The financial services company developed a ‘Branch in a VM’ concept to meet this objective and, between 2008 and 2012, opened more than 1,700 branches. The bank can now provision a new branch in less than 10 days.
"In the past it could take up to a couple of months to setup a new branch. With VMware virtualization, we can do this in under 10 days."
To improve operational efficiencies, Hertz International had a choice of either refreshing its existing infrastructure across its European locations at considerable expense, or implementing newer technologies. In addition to centralising the server estate, Hertz International wanted to simplify its complex desktop infrastructure, which constituted a considerable capital investment. Having over 4,000 PCs and laptops spread over 1,000 sites around Europe, upkeep and maintenance of these were real issue in terms of time, resource and cost. Following a review of the major offerings on the market, Hertz International decided to implement VMware View as it best suited the organisation’s needs and would easily integrate with its existing server virtualization infrastructure. It also made a decision to replace legacy desktop devices with zero client Wyse terminals.
“By virtualizing our server and desktop estate with VMware, we’ve cut costs, dramatically simplified our IT infrastructure and transformed how we support over 1000 desktops in our service centre in Dublin. We’re able to create and deliver even more innovative technology services to our users, while enhancing the experience we provide to our customers. The platform VMware has enabled us to build has given us extremely strong foundations to realise even greater benefits, as we add more and more services and extend the research of the programme internationally.”
A private cloud based on VMware technologies.
“We selected VMware as the foundation of our private cloud as its products have a strong technology foundation and meet the reliability requirements of our business units.”
VMware Virtualization Enables Citrix Application Servers And Other Systems To Operate In Accordance With Business Requirements For Performance And Availability While Enhancing Redundancy And Manageability
“In 2006, virtualization was an emerging technology and we saw the benefits of installing a virtualized infrastructure. Using VMware we could reduce our costs while delivering a flexible, dynamic environment that has enabled us to improve the performance of key business applications and services, such as Citrix."
Hinduja Hospital embraces VMware Zimbra to improve collaboration and support world-class patient care
“We evaluated different solutions in addition to Zimbra. Though all the products offered all the features, we found that Zimbra was more user friendly, and quite easy to maintain. I think a lot of people will want to move to Zimbra when they understand the feature sets, simplicity and cost savings.”