NX Systems discusses its journey with VMware so far and the SDDC solutions it has deployed to help improve the scalability, continuity and flexibility of its payments platform
“vSAN is helping us to achieve the scalability that we always wanted to achieve. First we looked at the software-designed, and then we looked at the hardware design and the virtualization, and the three of them are coming nicely together to actually give the business what it wants.” “We offer our own financial services, but are also offering our own platform-as-a-service. So having vSAN looking at NSX and getting the automation portal together is helping us to bring up [our platform] in different locations, so even when customers out of the blue tell us they want our platform in a PCI environment, we use all the bits and pieces coming from the product to actually give them an environment that is fully controlled and still monitored by us.”
Node Africa leads Africa to be a ‘Cloud First’ continent – deploying a greenfield data centre infrastructure in six weeks
“The amount of money we have saved on networking equipment as a result of using NSX as the basis of our network has been amazing. We saved $10,000 on just our initial network infrastructure investment, that’s big for a green fields start-up.”
Cardinal Health’s Shared Services IT Increases Efficiencies with Help from VMware’s Technical Account Manager Improving Customer Access to Growing Healthcare Services
Cardinal Health relies upon their VMware TAM to drive strategic plans and implementation, support the Shared Services IT department and provide for existing and future growth so the business can better service its customers and their patients.
“As an expanding Shared Services IT organization within Cardinal Health, we continue to partner with VMware for both virtualization technology and VMware Professional Services expertise. Our customers demand reliable and timely products and services to best serve their patients. Our IT team makes this available and with VMware’s help is better positioned to support all the ongoing acquisitions and future plans.”
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."
Accelerating processes and facilitating global collaboration
Siemens employees securely network internally from any user device without being impeded by schedules and time zones, which leads employees to engage in richer, more meaningful, real-time conversations.
King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST)
VMware empowers King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology’s Internet Services Unit to provide reliable, secure, high performance quality cloud services.
King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology’s (KACST) Internet Services Unit (ISU) needed to build a reliable, secure, scalable Public Cloud service that is automated and on-demand. It also needed to provide seamless operations for their customers, which includes all of the academic institutions and government organizations in Saudi Arabia. ISU was able to satisfy this requirement by deploying VMware NSX for network and security virtualization and VMware vRealize Automation to automate the service creation and delivery of personalized infrastructure and applications to its customers.
“A complete and secure cloud service was the top priority, VMware has proved to be the trusted partner time and time again to provide compelling and reliable solutions.”
Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum (Netherlands Maritime Museum)
National Maritime Museum reduces log-in times and energy consumption with VMware
The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam holds the most important collection of historic maritime documents in the world. Its historic premises are also often rented for large-scale events. The Museum wanted to reduce its employees’ log-in times dramatically. In addition, they needed a solution that could specifically support the live streaming of large video files. Finally, the National Maritime Museum wanted to save energy, in order to comply with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) guidelines. VMware Horizon and UEM were the solution to these problems.
“Two departments depend substantially on multimedia. Now these staff can work easily with heavy applications, wherever they are and whatever device they are using. Everything also runs a lot faster.”
VMware Hyper-Converged technology Helps Baystate Health Provide a Higher Level of Care While Cutting IT Expenses
Baystate Health, one of the leading healthcare providers in the nation, must evolve continuously to offer the highest-quality care. To support this mission, Baystate embarked on an update of its entire IT infrastructure in 2014. It turned to VMware technology, specifically vSphere, Virtual SAN, NSX and Horizon to design and build a new virtualized data center, and to deploy 10,000 virtual desktops to allow clinicians and administrative personnel to access the corporate network while on the go.
“Based on the requirements of up-time, integration of all the different siloes and essentially the seamlessness of the architecture, VMware is, as far as we’re concerned, the proper choice – pretty much the most solid approach to hyperconvergence.”
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."
OGL Computer Services
OGL Computer Uses VMware App Volumes Solution to Grow Services and Save Costs in Citrix Environment
Small to medium-size enterprises in the United Kingdom rely on OGL Computer for a range of cloud services, on-premises solutions, and IT support. But OGL’s launch of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) services was stymied by the overhead of its Citrix solution and the limited functionality of other VDI delivery technologies. By implementing the VMware App Volumes™ application management solution, OGL built a multitenant VDI environment that delivers an extensive range of applications to customers in real time, with full application functionality on any device. It also reduces OpEx and CapEx.
“A really big thing for us is that App Volumes gives all applications 100 percent functionality, just as if they were installed natively to the underlying OS. App Volumes delivers huge advantages in provisioning, ongoing support, and customer satisfaction.”
Clover School District
Clover School District Rejuvenates Aging Computer Labs with VMware Horizon and VMware Virtual SAN
Clover School District had all but abandoned its computer labs in favor of personal iPads and MacBook Air laptops for every student. Then the state of South Carolina announced new, mandatory Windows-based standards for online testing. Instead of a massive capital investment in new desktop PCs, the district opted for a virtual desktop environment based on the VMware Horizon® 6 platform, and a new hosting platform powered by VMware Virtual SAN™ hyperconverged storage. The results: Like-new desktop performance, a secure and compliant test environment, lower capital and operating costs, and a more resilient infrastructure.
"I am a huge fan of VSAN. Traditional SANs require a lot of babysitting, we noticed we had TBs of overprovisioned storage. With VSAN we were able to buy just what we need. We cut costs by 75% and don’t need to babysit storage anymore. System resiliency is great – VSAN allows the show to continue without disruption in case of hardware downtime."
Women's College Hospital
Women's College Hospital Gives Caregivers Fast, Reliable Clinical Information with EpicCare Ambulatory EMR and a VMware Private Cloud and VDI
Women's College Hospital was building a medical center to pioneer new ambulatory treatment practices. It needed an IT environment to make clinical information and systems easily accessible to caregivers. By launching a new EpicCare electronic medical records (EMR) solution on a VMware private cloud and delivering it to users through a VMware Horizon® 6 Standard Edition virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), the hospital cut data delivery times for clinicians and enabled its lean IT team to easily manage the environment.
"If your virtual infrastructure isn't rock solid, you're going to spend cycles trying to fix it. But that's the last thing on my mind with this environment. It is rock solid."
City Clinic Bulgaria
City Clinic taps VDI technology to save lives and cut costs
City Clinic implements an innovative cloud-based mobile telemedicine solution combining state-of-the-art medical instrumentation and proven virtual desktop technology from VMware to expand the reach and lower the cost of medical examination. Applications include disaster response, prevention programs, chronic condition monitoring, distributed first-contact care, home care and many more. City Clinic blazes the trail for both private and public healthcare organizations, gaining the ability to provide high quality care to more people, faster and cheaper – all at the same time – and with existing human resources.
“We were not interested in integrating many single-purpose, often proprietary solutions. Rather, we wanted to see an open platform enabling us to perform a multitude of medical examination procedures as well as tests remotely. That essentially meant having one solution integrating many medical instruments. We also stressed the need to tightly integrate remote examination with centralized, standards-based Electronic Medical Record systems. Without such integration, the solution would not be much of an improvement for our doctors’ productivity.”
VMware virtualization solutions help innovative businesses to evolve towards production automation and smart working
Whether it’s cans, boxes, tubes or capsules, supermarket shelves are constantly inundating us with colorful packaging and the brands they promote. To create and customize this packaging, industrial lithography techniques and special coatings have been developed for food containers, and the Metlac Group is a leading player in this industry, as well as one of the most important producers of coatings and inks for the internal protection and external decoration of all types of metal packaging.
“We have embraced the philosophy of virtualization and we are applying it at all levels, from server systems to messaging and collaboration applications, from management and production systems to the Mobility and BYOD”.
Mansfield Oil Uses VMware vSphere with Operations Management to Increase IT Utilization with Visibility into the Health of IT Systems
Mansfield Oil, a large, fast-growing leader in the energy supply, logistics, and services industry, relies on VMware vSphere® with Operations Management™ to virtualize its IT resources and monitor the health and utilization of its IT systems. The company is now able to fix IT issues proactively, before they become problems; identify underutilized resources and reclaim them as needed; and accurately forecast the need for additional IT resources.
"The flexibility and scalability we have gained from VMware enables us to be a true partner to the business."
"Capacity planning drove our adoption of VMware vSphere with Operations Management, and we now know where we stand in terms of IT capacity and utilization, and where we are headed."
Perfect Health: OSIS Provides 100 Percent Uptime for Its Healthcare Clients with VMware
OSIS cannot tolerate downtime. Community health centers rely on OSIS to host their healthcare applications, and if those are unavailable, patient care will suffer. After struggling with outages for years on the Microsoft Hyper-V platform, OSIS migrated to VMware vSphere with Operations Management and achieved 100 percent uptime of IT systems.
“We had bad experiences with Hyper-V. Practically my first day on the job, one of my first questions was, ‘Why don’t we have VMware?'"
"Moving to VMware has freed up a lot of time for the entire team.”
Agropur Ingredients Improves Performance and Reduces Downtime by Deploying VMware Virtual SAN Solution
Agropur Ingredients operates a network of plants to make cheese and other ingredients for food-industry customers. Each plant operates its own data center to ensure that cheese and ingredient making continue around the clock. When an aging and out-of-capacity physical storage solution began to slow operations and hinder system maintenance, the company turned to the VMware Virtual SAN™ solution. The result: more capacity for less cost and improved system and application performance.
“In the past, we had no ability to add storage or scale to meet our growing needs. Today with Virtual SAN, I can add more disk on the fly without even thinking about it, and memory upgrades have become a breeze.”
Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ)
Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) chose vCloud NFV for Omnibus services
IIJ transformed to a cloud-based deployment of telecoms services for enterprise customers using the multi-vendor and multi-domain capabilities of the vCloud NFV platform. In doing so IIJ can automate customer services to provide increased customer satisfaction and service margins and mitigate some of the security challenges associated with managing on-premise customer equipment. Customers are provided secure dedicated resources to run network functions specific to their business needs on a shared IIJ service infrastructure.
DLA ICT/ Comfoor vCloud Air Network video
Comfoor explains how it works with vCloud Air Network partner DLA ICT to equip itself with a robust and reliable Disaster Recovery solution in the form of vCloud Air.
“Working with DLA, together with vCloud Air, has been very important for Comfoor. It means that we can make our data recovery more efficient, and we don’t have to pay for a redundant service when we don’t use it.”
“Using vCloud Air, we can deliver a more reliable service to our customers.”
Smartvie/DARZ vCloud Air Network video
Smartvie explains how, by working with VMware vCloud Air Network partner DARZ, it uses vCloud Air to provide scalability and flexibility to its retail customers using its services.
“VMware is one of the leaders in virtualization software, so the combination of working with DARZ and VMware for us means that we can have the advantages of data storage at DARZ, and the computation on the cloud. This allows us to really scale up when it’s needed, and have full flexibility as well as data security.
With the solution by DARZ and VMware, we store customers’ data securely, and have no problem with the rules and regulations set by the government.
We can be fast and agile, as well as stable and reliable for our customers.”