Royal Academy of Music
The Royal Academy of Music (RAM) needed to reduce its IT spending and the management burden of its physical IT estate, while providing more flexible ways of working for students and staff and freeing up more space for music practice and tutoring. The Royal Academy of Music selected VMware Horizon View and VMware vSphere to virtualize its servers and desktop PCs.
“Space is of a premium at the Royal Academy of Music, so we were under huge pressure to reduce the amount of space we were using for IT. Using VMware’s Horizon View was the obvious solution. The technology has had an instant impact and by virtualizing our desktop PCs, we have been able to free up two music rooms – 212 hours a week of practice and tuition time for our musicians - while allowing flexible working for staff and students and reducing our IT hardware bill by over £50k. The combination of a server and desktop virtualization project has also freed up a tremendous amount of time to focus on more strategic IT projects rather than hardware and software maintenance and troubleshooting.”
ABN AMRO N.V. Singapore
ABN AMRO's CTO, Dirk Sibiet, and the CCO of Private Banking, Hans-Peter Borgh, discuss how virtualising the end-user environment boosts security & compliance, significantly reduces costs, and opens up new opportunities for Relationship Managers to visit ABN AMRO Private Bank customers anywhere, anytime.
"Because at ABN AMRO Private Banking we have a lot of relationship managers who are private bankers and who meet their clients outside the offices. We will now be using virtual desktops to make our client conversations so much more relevant, by allowing our bankers, when they are on the road, to access the information they need and the tools they need to help our clients understand their [own] financial situation and financial opportunities better."
Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC)
Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) was one of the few companies in the region to deploy the comprehensive stack of Oracle E-business solutions with mission critical applications such as CRM, Business Intelligence and Oracle databases. This complex solution required stacks of hardware from several vendors, a lot of space, and expensive licenses. Today, with a custom designed VMware virtualization solution, ADPC has consolidated its IT infrastructure resulting in increased performance, savings on hardware maintenance and running costs, and enhanced scalability for further expansion.
“VMware’s dedication, support and expertise enabled Abu Dhabi Ports Company to execute one of the biggest virtualization projects in the region, Oracle E-business suite. The project resulted in a savings of US $ 1.2 million on hardware, power and licensing. We are now 100 percent virtualized and are able to serve our customers in minutes rather than weeks.”
VMware View Provides the Foundation for ACS Work at Home Program. Desktop Virtualization Solution Cuts Costs, Improves Productivity, and Speeds Server Deployments for Remote Users and Offshore Developers
“VMware View enables us to be quick to respond, quick to resolve, and quick to provision desktops to meet our clients’ urgent business needs.”
ADP Dealer Services
ADP Dealer Services needed a highly productive development environment that could spawn creativity amongst its two thousand software engineers, hardware engineers, and developers while providing a secure internal infrastructure. Using VMware server and desktop virtualization solutions, the company built a research and development environment using network segmentation, VMware vCenter: Lab Manager, and VMware View.
ADP Dealer Services
The company sought an end-user computing (EUC) solution from VMware to enable quick provisioning and de-provisioning of development environments. The ADP Dealer Services team chose VMware View for global deployment. With the View client, the developers access their remote workstations, either locally or remotely. The remote View workstation securely interacts with any ADP application from anywhere. The company has realized two great benefits – the ability for each administrator to manage 300-400 workstations, and the ability of the team to create and deploy workstations exceedingly fast, up to 50 or 60 a day.
"To give our team a space where they could be creative - where they could have a lot of flexibility in their personal compute - we started rolling out View.
Centrally Manage Desktops And Provide Users With Desktop Access Anytime, Anywhere, On Demand
“AGAR prides itself on using the best technology available to service our customers as well as separate us from our competitors. VMware View has enabled us to improve user productivity by increasing the availability of our desktops. In addition, it has enhanced network security, simplified management and lowered costs. We are thrilled with the product and highly recommend VMware View to businesses of all sizes."
Aledo Independent School District (ISD)
Aledo ISD Controls Expansion Costs, Delivers High-Quality Education through Desktop, Datacenter Virtualization. Cost Savings Return Vital Funds to School Coffers
“The more money we can save on the IT side, the more money goes into educating these kids. That’s why we’re here. VMware datacenter and desktop virtualization solutions enable us to slash costs, accommodate district growth, and deliver outstanding customer service to students, faculty and administrators—all without increasing the size of our IT staff.”
Aledo Independent School District (ISD)
For years, the IT team at Aledo Independent School District (ISD) managed thousands of standalone desktops across multiple campuses, laboriously updating software on a machine-by-machine basis. By virtualizing approximately 75 percent of its machines on the VMware® Horizon View™ virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), the district has vastly simplified IT management and streamlined online test administration while enhancing the end user’s experience.
"I would go into a computer lab, install software on 30 machines, connect to the server 30 times, and so on,” she says. “Then every summer, we’d send out a whole crew of IT folks to go computer by computer, cleaning up machines and doing general maintenance. It was incredibly time-consuming."
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."
Amway Uses VMware Infrastructure To Consolidate Hosts While Improving The Reliability And Manageability Of Its Technology Infrastructure, Both At Its Headquarters And Remote Offices Worldwide
“Besides server consolidation, I think the biggest advantage we get from VMware technology is in the area of disaster recovery. About two years ago we made a strategic decision to virtualize everything on our disaster-recovery source list, for instance, Tier 1 applications like EMC Documentum. We’ve identified virtualization as the key enabler to protect our most important applications.”
VMware View with PCoIP Protocol Enables Amway to Aggregate Americas Operations for Economies of Scale End Users in Costa Rica Gain High-Performance Access to Michigan Datacenter over WAN
“VMware View with PCoIP protocol delivers a LAN-like end-user experience to employees in Costa Rica accessing datacenter resources in Michigan.”
Ashdod port is virtualized using VMware solutions
"VMware virtualization solution has brought a million and a half dollars cost savings in the past four years, when 50% cane from savings in software licenses and 50% from electricity, conditioning and hardware such as servers and switches"
Associated Surgeons and Physicians
Mid-market health services provider Associated Surgeons and Physicians has rapidly adopted server and client virtualization and gained significant new benefits, including better mobile and bring your own device (BYOD) support as well as improved disaster recovery (DR).
"Upgrading to a virtual infrastructure has helped us considerably in maintaining and increasing meaningful use expectations, with the ability to be virtual and have the redundancy that gives, along with the fact that VMs seem to run a lot more efficiently virtually. We have better ways to collect data, a lot more uptime, and a lot more efficiency, so we can collect more data from our customers."
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics Charts National Trail to Cloud Infrastructure. Agency Deploys VMware Technology to Deliver Infrastructure-asa- Service (IaaS)
“By building and managing our own private cloud, ABS has pooled hardware, storage, network and virtualization resources to provide the flexible, dynamic and on-demand technology resources that enable us as a modern statistical organization to keep pace with varying demand and new initiatives.”
Insurance Giant Discovers A Unique And Trusted Partnership With Their VMware Technical Account Manager (TAM)
“Our TAM is absolutely essential to our success. He constantly delivers technical expertise, experience we couldn’t get anywhere else and a long-term vision for our infrastructure. Those skills, along with empathy and honesty, make him a trusted and valuable part of our team.”
Avon Community Schools
Virtualized desktops at Avon Community Schools spur use of ‘Bring Your Own Device’, allowing Always-On access to education resources. VMware partner Technology Integration Group (TIG) provides expertise in optimizing their environment.
“We’ll be looking at certainly over 50 percent next year, hopefully approaching 60-65 percent of our students bringing their own devices. When you consider that that is approximately 400 devices that the school district did not need to invest in, that’s a significant saving for us. “
Baltimore City Public Schools
Baltimore City Public Schools, with 85,000 students, leverages VMware Horizon to deliver their Common Core PARCC online testing as well as in their efforts to promote Digital Equality for all of their students.
“I was very pleased as we did our first pilot of VDI for PARCC testing. The state took notice of Baltimore City, and it was a complete success.”
“Digital equality is a key strategy for Baltimore City Public Schools.”
BancVue is one of the fastest growing companies in the financial space. Their charter is to help credit unions and small banks compete with mega banks by providing them innovative products and services.
“One of my goals as the VP of Systems Operations in the datacenter is to have a private cloud where we are fully in control of who touches the servers, what is being administered on the servers, and able to give those results to auditors upon request.”
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
In what is believed to be the world’s largest documented VDI deployments, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi-UFJ, in partnership with Wyse and IBM, has deployed over 50,000 virtual desktops as it continues a multi-year, multi-million dollar IT transformation project. A combination of View and ThinApp is supporting the Bank’s drive to lower CAPEX and OPEX while increasing security, availability and the delivery of business-critical services.
“Desktops are in many ways the lifeblood of the company’s daily work, so it makes sense to keep them on a central server where we can make sure nothing goes wrong. Being able to give users an optimum working environment, and helping them benefit from new advances in technology, is something that we as IT professionals find very motivating”