La Cité has implemented virtual desktops to deliver engineering and design applications with advanced 3D graphics to its student computer labs. Deployed with VMware, Dell, and NVIDIA technology, the solution provides workstation-level performance on a flexible and cost-effective mix of repurposed legacy desktops and new zero-client machines. It also expands student and faculty access to important applications and greatly reduces system management and administration workloads.
“When I’m preparing my class work at home, I can quickly access a virtual workstation and see exactly the same image the students are using. When I walk into class, I just reconnect and I’m ready to teach.”
Lake Land College
VMware Desktop Solution Helps Community College Satisfy Users’ Soaring Demands, Slash Energy Use
“VMware virtual desktops are the answer to so many issues: supporting remote locations without adding IT staff, allowing faculty mobility and flexibility, and meeting all users’ need to run resource-heavy applications.”
Lakeridge Health Network
Lakeridge Health is one of the largest community hospitals in Ontario, Canada, serving more than 600,000 residents of Durham Region. Consisting of three acute hospitals, one specialty hospital, and several off-site facilities, Lakeridge Health manages more than 540 inpatient beds and employs more than 4,000 staff and physicians. Lakeridge Health is coming out of a multi-year capital freeze affecting IT. By deploying VMware Horizon™ (with View), Lakeridge Health now offers physicians bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and new remote access capabilities. Lakeridge Health also implemented VMware vSphere® to bring its data center and Meditech clinical system hardware up to date. Benefits include improved patient privacy and hospital safety; improved physician satisfaction and remote access to systems; better data center performance; and hundreds of thousands of dollars of savings in hardware costs.
“When we evaluated the systems side-by-side on value—in terms of price for functionality—there was no question that VMware was the best choice. We’re talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars of difference.”
“The savings we’ve made have been impressive and immediate, including over £200,000 in hardware in the first year alone. We’re able to provision extra capacity very quickly and we’ve doubled the lifespan of our existing hardware and achieved a major reduction in downtime. The transition to a virtual desktop model has not only reduced hardware and management costs, but we have delighted our users with the significantly improved quality of the IT service we now deliver to them.”
Laurens County Healthcare System
Laurens County Health Care System wanted to attest to Stage 1 of Meaningful Use by summer 2013 but knew it couldn’t deploy Meditech in a physical data center environment because of cost and reliability concerns.
“Physicians are very excited that they can use their own devices from anywhere to access Meditech and review EMRs [electronic medical records] and patient data without physically having to come into the hospital,”
Le Moyne College
Le Moyne College worked with technology solutions provider Systems Management Planning, Inc. to make the journey to deep server virtualization and then the move to virtual desktop infrastructure in a structured and predictive fashion.
“Our relationship with SMP and the staff there has been critical from back in 2006-2007, when we began adopting server virtualization. With a new technology, you try to bring in a new environment. There are learning and assimilation curves. To get the value out of that, to get the bang for the buck as quickly as possible, we wanted to identify a partner to help us accelerate into leveraging that technology.”
Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter
Discover how Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter replaced its old desktops with Wyse Zero clients running VMware View. The virtualized desktop environment is less expensive to run and easier to manage.
“VMware View allowed us to clean up and centralize our desktop environment. It improved the manageability of our desktop systems, reduced our desktop costs, and delivered green benefits in the form of power savings.”
Macquarie Universitiy's iLab is a new approach to computer laboratories, enabling students to use Windows and Macintosh applications for their university work from anywhere on most kinds of personal computers, tablets and smartphones.
Virtualization Frees Madison-Plains Budget for Student Technology. Modernizing Servers as VMware Virtual Machines Helps Rural District Afford VMware View Virtual Desktop Environment
“VMware vSphere technology not only enabled a highly reliable server infrastructure, it also allowed us to save enough money on our servers that we could move to the next step, a VMware View virtual desktop deployment. VMware virtualization therefore became a core technology that opened new doors, including opportunities to offer more educational technology to our students.”
VMware View has allowed Mahesh Bank to deploy desktops as a managed service while automating administration and management processes and reducing total cost of ownership by 50 per cent.
“Deploying VMware View is allowing us to reduce our desktop total cost of ownership by almost 50% and centrally manage our user environments. Moreover, this is the first time in India’s banking industry that VMware has been integrated with ‘zero client’ desktop hardware to run a core banking application.”
Manchester Essex Regional School District
Virtualization Helps A Massachusetts School District Deliver Better Education While Reducing Costs, IT Staff Burdens And Environmental Impact.
“This change has really improved the quality of education. It's been a wonderful experience, and I can't tell you how many times a week teacher’s tell me how much they enjoy the new system and all the capabilities they get, thanks to VMware.”
Manitoba Liquor Control Commission (MLCC)
Manitoba Liquor Control Commission Devises Agile Methodology, Wins Over Stakeholders to Virtualize JD Edwards
“Myth: No one else is doing ERP on VMware. Reality: We found many companies that have successfully virtualized ERP. The performance of our JD Edwards application on VMware vSphere is stellar.”
Mansfield District Council
VMware helped the Mansfield District Council to swiftly migrate its PCs and laptops from Windows XP to Windows 7, while at the same time providing a more flexible and secure working environment.
“After assessing the options available VMware Horizon View was the clear choice for us as it addressed all our business concerns, including mobility, cost control and migrating to Windows 7 in one go. It delivers a flexible infrastructure, streamlines operations and is easy to use. Phoenix Software was also a great team to work with and we couldn’t have asked for a more efficient and helpful partner at this time.”
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office uses VMware Horizon to optimize access, productivity and response in their 911 dispatch center, while maintaining high levels of criminal justice information (CJIS) security.
"One of the biggest benefits we’re recognizing from Horizon is flexibility and the ease of management. There is no learning curve so it was really easy to adopt. When it was time to migrate over, it was just a simple matter of standing up the new virtual desktops in the new center without any interruption."
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Explore how the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences uses VMware technology to virtualize its desktop and datacenter environments, providing outstanding service with a small IT staff.
“We need to implement tools that allow us to provide a high level of service with a small IT staff. Desktop virtualization lets us push applications out quickly and efficiently to transform the way students and faculty access and share information.”
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
MCPHS liked the way thin-client architecture streamlined IT management and reduced client-hardware costs in the practice pharmacy lab. Therefore, the college decided to migrate all campus PCs to thin client technology backed by VMware View.
“With VMware View, we’re able to improve productivity by allowing our faculty, staff and students to access our virtual technology center from home, their iPads, their wireless laptops – they can access their desktop from anywhere in the world.”
McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital
A community healthcare network uses VMware View 4 to reduce IT administration burdens and accelerate patient care.
“VMware is helping us improve workflow, build a more secure environment, and reduce administrative overhead of the software—those are our three biggest successes by far.”
McMaster University Engineers Virtualized Computer Lab
“The success of our virtualized engineering computer lab speaks for itself. Our VMware View 4 environment delivers the processing power we need to support our engineering students’ CAD and 3D simulation applications. As a virtualized environment, it is also sustainable, requiring 91 percent less power and cooling than our last traditional lab. We see VMware View 4 as an ideal model for any future computer labs.”
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina chose to implement Horizon View and has reaped cost savings and avoidance of $1,000 per user in anticipated upgrades and $1.2 million annually in operation costs. Their unique implementation has dramatically increased the efficiency of their family services case workers and enabled them to add a layer of security while in the field.
"The Horizon product has revolutionized the way we do everything. We were just notified that we won the 2013 Digital Government Achievement award for our one to one initiative; one person one device device based on VMWare."
The Mecklenburg County technical services team chose to deploy VMware Horizon View—over Citrix and Microsoft solutions—to securely mobilize and empower nearly 6,000 county employees. As part of the North Carolina county’s “One Person, One Device” initiative, executives, Youth and Family Services social workers, Park and Recreation employees, and Food Service inspectors use tablets and virtual desktops to securely access and input information on the go. Now more productive employees better reach and serve constituents while saving the county an average of $3.2 million per year.
"The benefits of using VMware Horizon View are in hardware cost and time savings. It equals out to be about $3.2 million savings per year for the organization. That's money that we can put back into services for the citizens of Mecklenburg County."