BFL CANADA is a fast growing international insurance broker and financial firm. Discover how local solution and service provider Softchoice has helped them transform their business through VMware virtualization.
"When we met Softchoice, we started discussing what possible options we had to improve our IT infrastructure. Right from the start, I felt really comfortable with VMware and Softchoice.”
Cornerstone Community Bank
Cornerstone Community Bank chose VMware for its server virtualization and need for High Availability. Since using VMware the bank has experienced cost reduction in the purchase and maintenance of physical servers, and has implemented a disaster recovery plan that can be tailored to meet the ease-of-use but also scalability needs of a small IT staff.
“VMware is critical to our disaster recovery. It saves us many, many hours. At my previous place of employment, it took us about 12 to 14 hours to get a domain controller up in a disaster recovery test. With VMware, we're able to stand up our domain controller in about 4 hours.”
CARCO Group, Inc.
CARCO Group, Inc. is a leader in the security industry providing investigative and security consulting services and supporting approximately ten thousand active users a day. With the implementation of VMware and NetApp they have been able to significantly reduce costs and scale their infrastructure.
“We're probably saving a half million dollars a year with the implementation of NetApp and VMware. And, for a business our size, that's a significant number.”
Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
Discover what led Acorda Therapeutics to move to a 100% virtualized environment and how they proved to Oracle consultants that their applications run better on VMware.
“At this point we’ve virtualized 100 percent of our infrastructure, and some of those applications that I’m referring to would be Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, more recently Oracle databases, and several custom applications that are specific to our industry”
Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
Acorda Therapeutics is a rapidly growing midsized Biotech company who recently implemented a new disaster recovery strategy – instead of restoring from physical tapes which took an upwards of 24 hours, now with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) they can do the same recovery in about four hours.
“We no longer have to go to a cold sight and recover everything from tape and spend literally our entire weekends, doing the disaster recovery to meet the FDA’s guidelines. Now with SRM we we can do it from our own homes and just really create a test right then and there, within hours it’s up and running. We’ve proven that we can recover in disaster”
CharterCARE Health Partners
See how CharterCARE Health Partners implemented a VMware View® virtualized desktop environment to achieve its vision of offering IT-as-a-Service. The environment provides employees with device-independent access to applications anytime, from anywhere.
“Our VMware View users are ecstatic. I’ve had clinicians tell me it’s the best thing we’d ever done for CharterCARE, by far.”
A year later, learn how Revlon’s global and comprehensive cloud has matured, and how the benefits from aggressively embracing the cloud have evolved to produce expanding positive consequences from their IT architecture.
"We have the ability to look at all of our data, a couple of petabytes, in the same place. Because the cloud let us look at it all, we can bring up all of Revlon in our disaster recovery (DR) test environments and have our developers work with it at no cost. We have disconnected that cost and effort."
Dunkel GmbH is the fi rst vCloud Powered Service Provider in Germany to draw on the full power of VMware vCloud to provide high-availability virtual data centers.
”Our cloud-based Virtual Data Center strengthens the customer’s position. The customer has control over everything with vCloud Director: management of the virtual environment, firewall protection, network configuration, through to cloud-compliant application management using vApps. This gives our customers greater freedom in making their decisions, and they can use their infrastructure more productively.”
National Insurance Board of The Bahamas
Failing and ‘end of life’ hardware prompts the National Insurance Board of The Bahamas to enter virtualization era.
“We will continue to harness the benefits of cost and power reduction and at the same time, be receptive to the new game-changing technologies offered by VMware”.
Newedge UK Financial Limited
Newedge delivers enhanced post-trading platform using VMware’s vFabric solution suite. vFabric solutions suite was used to create an agile architecture able to respond to increasing demands in a dynamically evolving marketplace.
“We have successfully implemented the most advanced posttrading platform of the clearing industry. VMware’s vFabric enables us to abstract technology from the business layer providing us with a consistent, global, multi-asset platform.”
B. Braun Medical Kft.
B. Braun develop, manufacture, and sell premium category healthcare products, and their dialysis centers provide mission-critical healthcare services, so the IT services at the company that support the operation must meet very stringent requirements. Their server environment, virtualized and made disaster-resistant using VMware, enables them to meet business requirements at all times, and in a cost-efficient manner.
"In order to maintain the level of quality expected in healthcare, we use best-in-class hardware and software solutions. Hence when we decided to use server virtualization, VMware was the obvious choice."
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.”
Travel insurance provider Seven Corners transformed their business by embracing VMware Cloud Management solutions.
“Then there's vCloud Director. Five, six years ago, the cloud was a buzzword that everybody feared. The fact is it allows you to control the resources that you spend a lot of money on without having any possible negative impact on your customers.”
Cloud Management Customers - Montage
Learn how VMware vCloud customers like Columbia Sportswear, Catholic Health Initiatives, MicroStrategy and ABM Industries are using VMware cloud management solutions to efficiently provision virtual machines, improve performance and reliability within their IT environment, comply with industry-specific standards such as HIPAA, and report accurately the costs of processing IT requests within the organization.
Banking services provider BancVue has been able to provide business agility to its community bank consumers, enabling them to better compete against the megabanks on such critical areas as customer service and end-user portals.
"We knew that we could go to VMware and get the cloud solution, as well as the virtualization solution, because virtualization was just the first step to us to become fully virtualized in a private cloud environment, with software, security like vShield and vCenter Operations Manager."
All for One Steeb AG
Challenges: Multi-site private cloud for SAP systems and many other services. Expansion of an attractive cloud-based service portfolio. Solution: SAP systems running in vCloud. Managed Mail as SaaS. IaaS and SaaS on pay-per-use basis using Chargeback. Results: Higher availability and shorter maintenance windows on SAP systems. New flexible services such as Managed Mail. IaaS offers for customers. Further reduction in resource usage. Attractive pay-per-use billing models.
“For All for One Steeb, vCloud is the best way to continuously improve service quality while also offering attractive SaaS and IaaS plans to our medium-sized business customers. This led us to select an end-to-end private cloud infrastructure in our data centers.”
Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
The University of Bologna has chosen VMware to create state-of-the-art teaching laboratories equipped with Samsung ThinClient, with ThinApp and VMware View 5 based on Cloud infrastructure managed by vSphere 5
"At the software selection stage we looked at Citrix and other open-source offers, but the VMware solution turned out to be the best in terms of cost, efficiency and simplicity of infrastructure."
The competence gained during the implementation of VMware vSphere and the comments we have received from our customers, have enabled Ergomedia to launch public cloud services, based on the VMware vCloud Director. Limitations in Hyper-V drove them to choose VMware to deliver a cloud for their Microsoft Applications.
“In our computing cloud, we provide customers with access to Microsoft applications, but it's VMware who helped us guarantee the top availability and stability of the entire environment. The use of the VMware virtualization software improves and accelerates our work. We do not need to employ additional administrator although the number of virtual machine keeps on growing.”
Columbia Sportswear Embarks on Disaster Recovery and SAP Virtualization Journey: Columbia reduced costs right away by running and supporting less physical hardware. With fewer machines to power, run and cool, energy and operational costs declined, leading to hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings.
“It’s the inherent ability for us to scale resources rapidly, on-demand, that VMware provides us. We don’t have that any other way.”
CHARUSAT Selects VMware as the Virtualization Partner to Build a Green and Cloud-Ready Campus
“IT at CHARUSAT is the prime mover for the University’s goals of achieving excellence in its functions of administration, academics and industry interaction. Cloud computing is the future for IT in academics, and the first step in that direction is virtualization. VMware has enabled us to achieve the goals we set for ourselves. The solution has helped us save on capital and operational costs and management time, while also giving us flexibility and convenience. Our TCO has come down by almost 20% with added advantage of high availability, better scalability, and reliability.”