VMware customers discuss how vCloud Air is changing the way they do business by providing them with flexibility which enables them with new innovations.
A video featuring vCloud Air customers as they discuss how VMware changes the way they do business. Customers featured include: Perforce Software, Legacy Reserves, Custom Windows System, Cloud Business, Carisbrooke Shipping, Bluefin Solutions, Iatric and Nevro Corp.
Perforce Software enables global teams to speed development and lower cost with vCloud Air
The most innovative companies rely on Perforce to connect their teams, protect their intellectual property and support their development. Watch Perforce President and Founder Chris Seiwald discuss how vCloud Air has impacted this business. Their products are now a SaaS solution, giving their global customer base access to their intellectual property faster and more cost effectively.
“What we find is that the world is moving towards the cloud. Everybody knows that.”
“vCloud Air is unique in that it offers a virtual datacenter that can split across being on-premises and also in the cloud. And for us that is a critical factor because the way we manage our data requires some of it to be local and some of it to be centrally managed.”
Perforce Software experiences flexibility, cost savings, and faster time to market with vCloud Air
Perforce software is used to manage teams of developers and their software and hardware products across all industries. Ed Horst and David Ackerman describe the deployment and use of vCloud Air and how that benefits their global customers.
“One of the unique things about vCloud Air is their willingness to setup SLAs or guaranteed ability of that system for the ones that are running in the vCloud Air environment. That’s critical to us. It’s hugely critical to our customers. Many of them will walk away from cloud options around that issue alone.”
Peter Cremer North America
Peter Cremer Transforms Data Storage and Business Continuity with VMware Solution
Peter Cremer North America, a global chemicals supplier, revolutionized its data storage and business continuity with services provided by Appica, a VMware partner. Built around VMware products such as VMware Virtual SAN, VMware vSphere Replication, and VMware vSphere Data Protection, the solution has enabled Peter Cremer to respond to rapid business growth. The solution also transformed the company’s IT infrastructure into a competitive differentiator that will help drive new business going forward.
“We started the project from the perspective of risk management. But we soon realized it’s actually a competitive differentiator. Our IT infrastructure is now something we can show off to customers and prospects to drive sales.”
Phoenix Software increases sales whilst delivering cost savings to the public sector with VMware vSOM
Phoenix Software, a VMware Premier Partner, is working with public sector organisations to gain operational insight into the health of their virtual environment with VMware Operations Management. By providing this insight, hundreds of organisations are upgrading from VMware vSphere to vSphere with Operations Management, while opening up further sales opportunities for Phoenix Software. At the same time, VMware’s management tool is enabling public sector organisations to achieve more with their IT infrastructure at a lower cost, ultimately improving the efficiency of front line services.
“VMware vSphere with Operations Management has been an absolutely crucial part of our public sector offering, enabling us to deliver significant cost savings to local councils, NHS Trusts and higher education establishments, as well as a number of private sector businesses. At the same time, the outstanding results of vSOM have opened up fantastic sales leads, not only in terms of upgrades from pure vSphere to vSphere with Operations Management, but also for other solutions which span across the wider infrastructure including desktop and applications.”
PhoenixNAP, a VMware vCloud Service Provider, Enables SureTax to Provide Secure, Highly Available Tax Calculation Services
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.
“We have the experience and skills to manage the hardware in-house. By using cloud platform solutions from VMware, we could meet the service-level, security, and privacy requirements of SureTax’s clients. And because our infrastructure is built on commodity hardware, we could pass on significant savings to the customer.”
Pius X-College, Netherlands and International School & Stedelijk College
In this video, Martin Claassa, Biestien College Netherlands and Jos Wijiman, International School & Stedelijk College, Eindhoven outline how they have been using VMware solutions for past 5 to 6 years to consolidate hardware, making them flexible and scalable when needed.
“5 years ago when we had to decide what type of virtualization software we were going to need, we had a look at Microsoft, which was n’t mature enough and Xen from Citrix did not meet our requirements. The only product that gave us everything we needed was VMware.”
Pivotal Software Chooses Hybrid Cloud Platform to Connect Far-Flung Global Startup
As a joint venture of EMC and VMware, Pivotal Software was created with 1,400 employees, global operations, multiple mature business units and development projects, and no shared systems or facilities. The firm’s new IT group chose to deploy its core IT infrastructure on the VMware vCloud Air platform, connecting disparate parts and providing a foundation for shared systems and services.
Pivotal Software enables the creation of modern, cloud-native software applications that leverage big data and agile development practices. The company’s products combine apps, data, and analytics on an enterprise platform as a service powered by Cloud Foundry. Launched in 2013, Pivotal is a joint venture of EMC Corporation and VMware that brings together products, open source development projects, employees, and business units from both parent companies.
“If we had followed the traditional model of building or own physical infrastructure first, it would have diverted too much time, talent, and capital from the more important tasks of building the company. We were able to spin up the core IT infrastructure for a global organization very much quickly, with a minimal IT staff.”
“VMware vCloud Air is elastic, has lower-cost maintenance, has quicker deployment and has a global reach. It has been a solid start. Once we were up and running, it has been pretty seamless. VMware support is excellent and we will definitely continue to expand our use of VMWare vCloud Air to run more mission-critical apps for Pivotal.”
Discover how Mid-Market organizations have transformed their Business Operations by implementing VMware solutions.
"We needed another way to get there because the business environment was changing, our customers were looking for new ways to deploy our software and we figured out how to do that on VMware."
As an early adopter of VMware vCloud Air, Planview is looking to leverage hybrid cloud capabilities to support their DR strategy.
"The vCloud Air differentiators compared to other public clouds are pretty obvious for us. One is we're based on the VMware Hypervisor. To move those workloads, that compatibility needs to be there, where they're not with other public clouds."
Two companies, Press Ganey and Planview, are using aggressive cloud-computing strategies to deliver applications better to their end users via a VMware portfolio of products.
"We have vCloud Air now, and leveraging our existing code base, and then the whole suite of VMware products and services, we have transformed the company into a cloud provider. Today, 90 percent of all our new Planview customers are SaaS customers. It's been a big transition for us, but the technology from VMware has been right in the center of making it happen."
Discover how Planview uses vCloud Air Disaster Recovery to provide disaster recovery services to their customers without building, managing, and supporting their own virtual infrastructure in another location.
“With vCloud Air Disaster Recovery, it does not require us to spend capital to build a virtual infrastructure somewhere else. We’ll be able to offer our customers significantly better RPO and RTO without any additional costs.”
VMware Webcast Series: Cloud Based Disaster Recovery in Action
No business likes to be vulnerable to downtime or loss of data. However, the complexity and expense of traditional disaster recovery solutions force many businesses to make tradeoffs, and operate with only a limited or no disaster recovery plans. VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery introduces native cloud-based disaster recovery capabilities for VMware vSphere virtual environments. Join us for this webcast and learn how recovery-as-a-service solution is helping businesses protect their environment by using the cloud. Customers featured in this webcast include: MIT Media Lab, National Physicians Services (NPS) and Plainview.
“vCloud Air Disaster Recovery has been cost efficient, reliable and easy to use due to existing vSphere platform.”
Populous leverages NVIDIA GRID vGPU support for VMware Horizon® 6
Populous, international architecture and design firm, leverages VMware Horizon with NVIDIA GRID vGPU to enable its mobile workforce with 3D graphics applications.
“When you look at it from an IT manager's standpoint and keeping the lights on, I think it's going to allow us to grow as a company.”
“I think the virtualized desktop is really allowing us in IT to be looked at as thought leaders.”
Poznań Science and Technology Park
Poznań Science and Technology Park’s customers enjoy their private cloud with pay-as-you-go billing
"VMware NSX, the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center, enables our customers to create, save, delete and restore virtual networks on demand, without reconfiguring the physical network. It also provides a better security model."
In moving to a virtualised desktop environment with VMware Horizon View, the Premier League has increased staff mobility – both supporting bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives and giving users the option to access corporate information in the way that suits them best - and from any location.
“We take pride in equipping all staff with the latest and best technology to do their jobs in the most effective way possible. VMware Horizon View has enabled us to deliver flexible working and mobility for all staff, giving them access to the same applications and information as they have in the office, but from anywhere, on any device, as and when they may need to use them.”
Press Ganey Associates
Press Ganey Associates, Inc. is a recognized leader in performance improvement for health care organizations worldwide. They've implemented the VMware vCloud Suite to enhance the performance, management and efficiency of IT services they deliver to external and internal customers.
"The Vcloud suite supports our technology vision by helping us manage our service oriented architecture solutions, both dynamically and cost effectively."
Provident Financial Holding (Provident Zrt.)
Using VMware based virtualization, Provident wanted to reduce at least 40 percent of the floor area occupied by the servers. Nearly three years after the implementation of the project our server room now contains 65 servers operating on 4 multi-processor VMware nodes, which means that the number of our servers increased by more than 50 percent while they still have free base area. Provident has also used the VMware solution to virtualize business critical processes such as the Dynamics AX enterprise management system that supports bookkeeping, the Nexon HR payroll system as well as the arrears management and statement creation system. Strategic objective for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager is introduced, which for critical servers can operate in two locations simultaneously, making it one fails, virtually seamless business continuity is provided. In order to design host server configurations, Provident used the Capacity Planner tool of VMware. The VMware-based virtualization and achieved impressive results in a very positive experience for all Provident will continue to introduce new services and virtual environments. The parent company has already started on the project, which aims to virtualize the central accounting system.
"VMware has already proven its value a thousand times in systems like those that we have also been planning to virtualize. We regarded this as an assurance that VMware technology would allow us to implement our project at the lowest possible risk level. Experience gained from more than two years of live operation allows us to confirm that our decision to opt for the virtualization solution of VMware was the right one, and we are perfectly satisfied with it."
PT Jasa Raharja
Indonesian insurance service company completes journey to superior service that beats customer expectations
Social insurance plays a key role in maintaining a good quality of life. In Indonesia, PT Jasa Raharja is at the heart of the country’s social insurance program. It provides protection for passengers on private and public transport, in a country where three people are killed in road accidents every hour. As part of its remit, PT Jasa Raharja looks after the vehicle registration management system, SAMSAT, as well as handling compensation claims following accidents. This involves processing multiple forms as claimants provide documents from police authorities and health professionals as part of their request for assistance.
"Social insurance plays a key role in maintaining a good quality of life. In Indonesia, PT Jasa Raharja is at the heart of the country’s social insurance program. It provides protection for passengers on private and public transport, in a country where three people are killed in road accidents every hour. As part of its remit, PT Jasa Raharja looks after the vehicle registration management system, SAMSAT, as well as handling compensation claims following accidents. This involves processing multiple forms as claimants provide documents from police authorities and health professionals as part of their request for assistance."
Discover how Quark Software Inc. is able to better serve their customers and business partners with an IT infrastructure based on VMware.
"VMware has really propped up our ability to support our customers. We're able to use VMware solutions to build private cloud environments, in some cases, hybrid Cloud environments which allows our IT Staff to offer the business another alternative to present our Enterprise Solutions to our Customers that may or may not want to build their own infrastructure on premise"