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Columbia Sportswear

 

Starting in 2009, Columbia embarked on a company-wide initiative with VMware to virtualize its entire Tier 1 business critical SAP production environment. The objective was to create highly available, fault-tolerant, and disaster-proof business systems that could support faster time to market and reduce operating costs. The result is one of the most leading-edge IT infrastructures in the world. It provides Columbia Sportswear with a competitive advantage in a global market and aligns with the company’s aim of speed and innovation.

“It allows Columbia to compete in ways that none of our peers can. Our scalability enable us to respond to business demands at an industry-leading speed, and I don’t ever have to say no.”

— Suzan Pickett, Manager Systems Engineering, Columbia Sportswear

Oxford University

 

Oxford University is one of the oldest English speaking universities in the world. And it comprises 38 colleges and over 70 academic departments with around 21,000 students. Within the central IT services Oxford University already use vSphere and have done for a number of years. And recently moved to using vCloud Director and through the activate program with VMware moved to offering some services as a Hybrid Cloud Model to enable them to expand and use the capacity of other clouds.

CITIC Telecom CPC

 

Asia Pacific’s leading ICT service provider implements a virtual datacentre to successfully launch its range of SmartCLOUD™ cloud computing solutions to businesses across the region. Business impact includes met growing market demand for cloud services, delivered software-defined services to customers, gained a flexible virtual datacentre platform for cloud services expansion, and able to on-board customers faster via rapid prototyping.

"When the customer requires a solution, we use our virtual datacentre infrastructure to build the entire customised service for the customer and in doing so we have changed the way that a system integrator operates. We have created a hybrid business model that combines both system integration and services"

— Daniel Kwong, Head of IT and Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Security Services

Bank Al Bilad

 

In this video, Rene Van Den Bedem, CIO Advisor at Bank Al Bilad explains how the Saudi Arabian bank worked with VMware to virtualise its tier one, two and three workloads, doubling its working capabilities and allowing it to operate with more agility and better cost efficiencies. Rene also outlines the benefits the company has seen since joining the VMware Technical Account Management Program, which has up-skilled the IT department.

Mentor Graphics

 

Mentor Graphics has been using VMware for past 7-8 years in their software development environment. Paddy Ryan of Mentor Graphics shares his experience working with VMware products where their software development environments are changeable depending on their development cycle. VMware gives him that flexibility because they can deploy machines instantly and only use them for number of weeks and then those resources that are consumed by those virtual machines are returned to the pool and reallocated to other product development groups.

“From my perspective the best thing about VMware product is the speed at which it allows us to deploy virtual machines. We can configure one virtual machine set it up exactly how we want it, create a template out of it and then deploy 20 30 40 machines based on that template in a number of minutes. We find VMware and our engagements with VMware excellent, products are really good and the support people’s understandings of those products are really good.”

— Paddy Ryan, EMEA Regional Datacentre Operations Team Lead, Mentor Graphics

Stock Exchange of Thailand

 

The Stock Exchange of Thailand virtualized its testing and development platform to release new online securities trading services to market faster by adopting VMware vCloud Suite. As a result, SET has reduced development time for online services by 80% and doubled concurrent user capacity, helping it improve global competitiveness. Moreover, as a result of virtualization, the organizatoin has decreased data center energy consumption by 20% and data center space consumption by 60%.

Any downtime for our system can cause a major disruption to the market, so we chose a technology that we can trust. The features of the VMware solution, such as the ability to create high availability clusters that are safeguarded by Fault Tolerance, help our operations team to maintain the system and meet our service levels

— Thirapun Sanpakit, IT Manager

Cloud on Demand

 

When cloud vendor and Hybrid Cloud enablement partner, Cloud on Demand, looked for a solution that would pave the way for its business and provide the basis for the cloud and hybrid cloud services it sought to provide customers, the company elected to invest in the VMware SDDC (software-defined data centre) as its technology of choice.

“A huge benefit for us is that we have an immediate addressable market. Using the VMware technologies we have been instantly accepted in the market, without having to now educate and court them. This also extends to the training of our reseller base, who are already comfortable with the VMware technologies,”

— Jonathan Kropf, CEO at Cloud on Demand

Telefonica Spain

 

Telefonica are a leading integrated operator in the telecoms sector, providing communication, information and entertainment solutions. Operating in 25 countries, they have over 300 million customers. A Software Defined Data Centre approach has provided Telefonica with virtualized infrastructure services intelligence, to automate provisioning on demand. This integrated solution for hybrid cloud infrastructure simplifies the work of IT administrators while providing the best service level agreements for all applications.

"We selected VMware because we can cover the whole end-to-end solution, we are now able to fulfill all the different requirements from our customers."

— Francisco Hernansanz, Cloud Services Product Manager, Telefonica

Cork Institute of Technology

 

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is a Third level college based in the south of Ireland in Cork. The challenges they were looking to address in CIT was in relation to the online delivery of cloud computing courses. VMware View allowed them to deploy virtual desktops to the students and also they choose vCloud Director Product to deploy labs to students as well. Since these students use their own vAPP; with vCloud director, the vAPPs are segregated and they are isolated from other vAPPS so they can manipulate these tools, test these tools and not affect the network surrounding.

"We have been forging industry links with VMware and we had worked quite closely with VMware in developing cloud computing academic programmes and it was through these links and through the positive experience we had with VMware products previously that we decided to choose VMware View as the desktop deployment solution and vCloud Director."

— Irene Griffin, Cloud Computing Officer, Cork Institute of Technology

WorldPay

 

WorldPay wanted to create a completely automated environment to help customers provision infrastructure in a fast-paced environment. The company has completely overhauled its IT infrastructure. A major element of this was deploying network virtualization from VMware. Its estate is now 100% virtual.

“In finance, time to market is of the essence. Our customers rely on us being able to provide them with applications and infrastructure to support their payments in the quickest timeframe. VMware’s network virtualization has been crucial in allowing us to not just be fast, but instant.”

— Iain Blunden, Head Of Global Core Platform Application Development, WorldPay

Orange Business Services

 

Orange is a global telecommunications provider operating in 34 countries. They employ over 170,000 worldwide, including 104,000 employees in France. Orange Business Service is the B2B branch, serving integrated IT and telecoms solutions to over 4000 multinational customers. Their customers are looking for flexibility, agility, elasticity when it comes to their digital transformation. To develop their cloud offerings Orange Business Services chose VMware, to provide the key features for cloud, offering multi tenancy solutions and self-service solutions.

“If you want to deliver the ultimate promise of the cloud, of virtually unlimited capacity, you have to have a very smart capacity management tool or you will overspend. vCenter Operations is just that tool we need to be able to manage this very large estate without losing the visibility of individual behaviour of VMs that are critical to the business.”

— Christian Eychene, Vice President Orange Transformation, Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services

 

Orange is a global telecommunications provider operating in 34 countries. They employ over 170,000 worldwide, including 104,000 employees in France. Orange Business Service is the B2B branch, serving integrated IT and telecoms solutions to over 4000 multinational customers. Their customers are looking for flexibility, agility, elasticity when it comes to their digital transformation. To develop their cloud offerings Orange Business Services chose VMware, to provide the key features for cloud, offering multi tenancy solutions and self-service solutions.

“Cloud is a very strategic ambition for us, 500 million Euros by 2015. It’s a challenge when it comes to innovation it will come from new services from the capacity to integrate all of our customers requirements, both application and combining network infrastructure and cloud infrastructure. Of course, it will be done through our capacity to partner, among those partners VMware is definitely one of the key potential partner for the future.“

— Thierry Bonhomme, CEO, Orange Business Services

Lufthansa Systems

 

Lufthansa systems provide IT for the airline & aviation industry, based in Frankfurt, they employ over 3,000 people based in 14 countries. They needed to develop a system to distribute mapping data to pilots across the globe. Flight charts are only current for 4 weeks and pilots are only given 10 days to download updates. It needed to be scalable to cope with huge peaks in demand of up to 800MB of data being downloaded by over 7,000 pilots at the same time. A VMware Hybrid Cloud solution enables them to utilise a public cloud solution with their existing private cloud, increasing scalability & agility while ensuring data security. It was the only solution to provide the capacity to handle peaks in traffic avoiding latency issues

"VMware enables us to use the capabilities and scalabilities of a Public Cloud Provider and at the same time ensuring data security and integrity.”

— Dr. Joerg Liebe, Chief Information Officer, Lufthansa Systems

Nyherji

 

Nyherji was looking for a way of simplifying its data centre infrastructure while being able to offer its customers a true hybrid cloud environment. Nyherji implemented VMware vSphere to virtualise its server estate, followed by VMware vCloud Suite to create an Infrastructure as a Service and hybrid cloud environment for its customers.

“VMware has enabled us to be the only managed service provider in Iceland which is able to offer our customers Infrastructure as a Service and the option of a hybrid cloud. VMware is incredibly well respected and was, in my view, the only company which we would feel comfortable partnering with. Not only does it have a strong heritage within virtualization and provisioning cloud environments, but we also feel that it offers us tremendous value for money both in terms of the ROI which we see from using these solutions and the VSPP licensing model it offers to us.”

— Helgi Björgvinsson, Solutions Architect, Nyherji

kCura

 

Discover how kCura plans to use vCloud Hybrid Service for faster product delivery and improved customer service

"As an early adopter of vCloud Hybrid Service we were really surprised at how quickly we were able to get things up and running. The documentation was very solid for our team. We pushed a 100-gig VM out in about two hours and that definitely exceeded my expectations."

— Mike Decker, VP of IT

CMBI (Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics)

 

With the High Performance Computing cloud platform offers CMBI the flexibility to get started quickly calculating protein structures and scaling up indefinitely. Additional computing power is simple and immediately available. This saves the CMBI much time and money.

“Five years ago we would have needed servers across Europe for our calculations, but now this cloud platform suits our needs very well”.

— Professor Gert Vriend, Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics

Symantec

 

Symantec Embraces Software-Defined Data Center to Speed its Customer-First Business Transformation.

"Leads to Game-Changing IT Innovations for Symantec Customer Support and Product Development."

A New Zealand Government Department

 

New Zealand Government Department Reboots its Test and QA processes with vCloud Director. One of the New Zealand government’s largest departments is migrating its software testing platform from the physical world to the virtual world, empowering its development teams to create and launch new testing environments in minutes.

Navicure

 

Navicure a leading Internet-based medical claims clearinghouse that helps physician practices increase profitability through improved claims reimbursement and staff productivity. Discover how they plan on using vCloud Suite and vCenter Operations Management Suite to manage their virtual environment.

"vCenter Operations Manager will allow us to drill down into symptoms that we're seeing and be able to identify the root problem"

— Donald Wilkins, IT Director, Navicure

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."

— Greg Ericson, , Chief Innovation Officer, Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
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