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Resorts World Sentosa

 

Datacenter-to-the-desktop virtualization based on VMware technologies enables Resorts World Sentosa to meet its application development and system availability requirements in a cost effective, environmentally friendly fashion.

“The VMware Professional Services Organization worked particularly hard to generate accurate, comprehensive documentation, and share best practices and knowledge with us.”

— Manager, IT Infrastructure Development and Support

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.”

— Duncan Malthouse-Hobbs, Head of Technology, Royal Academy of Music

SAIC and VMware

 

SAIC and VMware

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), based in McLean, Virginia, provides information technology, system integration, and e-business solutions worldwide. These solutions include big data and analytics, cloud computing, cybersecurity, IT managed services, networks and communications, and software and mobility services. SAIC’s primary customer is the United States government, but its 13,000 employees also deliver systems engineering and integration offerings to large-scale government and commercial projects across the globe.

What is unique about SAIC is their dedication to delivering quality mission-oriented technical services and solutions and to contributing to the security of our nation and the well-being of our local communities. They not only believe high ethical standards are essential to achieving individual and corporate goals but they can also apply their core values to all their interactions with their customers, fellow employees, suppliers and subcontractors, neighbors, and stockholders.

VMware on- and off-premises software-defined data center architecture powers fast deployment of applications and services. It includes the VMware vCloud Air solution and VMware vCloud Government Services, provided by Carpathia to enable them become more competitive in their environment. They have also added NSX to help with security.

"So within SAIC's partner taxonomy, VMWare is what we call an Alliance Partner which means we view VMWare as a partner that we can create truly differentiated solutions jointly with and bring those solutions to market together. Our goals for our partnership with VMWare are to create the next generation set of IT service delivery capabilities to address our Customers' needs.”

"So Cloud Computing and Automation Technologies are allowing us to do things more quickly, more efficiently, more consistently, more securely than we have ever been able to do before and watching the adoption and integration of all the new technologies like software defined data center."

— Coby Holloway, VP, Cloud Computing & Business Transformation, SAIC

SAIC – Training and Simulation Systems with VMware

 

SAIC – Training and Simulation Systems with VMware

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), based in McLean, Virginia, provides information technology, system integration, and e-business solutions worldwide. These solutions include big data and analytics, cloud computing, cybersecurity, IT managed services, networks and communications, and software and mobility services. SAIC’s primary customer is the United States government, but its 13,000 employees also deliver systems engineering and integration offerings to large-scale government and commercial projects across the globe.

SAIC has a successful track record of delivering training and simulation solutions that improve training proficiency, reduce operating costs, and maintain compliance for individuals, groups, and large, complex organizations. SAIC’s structured training, education, and simulated environments bring together the skills, subject matter expertise, and technology for defense and civilian organizations to succeed and enables users to practice emergency procedures without the risks of actual field training.

SAIC has joined forces with VMware to develop a Simulation-as-a-Service solution (SIMaaS) that removes the cost and access barrier for agencies. The joint SIMaaS solution, deployed on VMware® Horizon 6 over vCloud® Air™ and SAIC (SIMaaS) platform, is capable of delivering simulation trainings to any device without requiring powerful computers on-site at customer locations. SIMaaS can deliver training programs similar to what organizations get in a dedicated training facility without the prohibitive costs.

"At SAIC we are all about delivering value to our customers through innovation and our partnership with VMWare is enabling us to deliver a novel solution that is going to make a difference in the training and simulation community.”

— Bob Kleinhample, Vice President, Simulation and Training Systems, SAIC

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital

 

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital Enhances Healthcare Delivery with VMware’s Business Mobility and Virtualization Solutions

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, a part of Samitivej (Public) Company Limited, aims to be the leading healthcare provider in Thailand that offers 24/7 complete medical services with cutting-edge technology, an efficient management system and qualified staff and medical experts. The hospital virtualized its servers with VMware vSphere® and desktops with VMware Horizon®, empowering its more than 3,000 medical and administrative staff to better collaborate and work more efficiently. VMware’s solutions were easy and quick to deploy, with over 1,400 computers across various departments equipped with the solution in just two days. With over 95 percent of the hospital’s IT resources virtualized, Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital’s IT efficiency has been greatly enhanced.

“Virtualization has enabled the hospital to fully utilize IT investments to enhance organizational efficiency and employee mobility.”

— Dr. Panurat Thanyasiri, Chief Information Officer, Samitivej Hospital Group and BNH

Sinar Mas Land

 

VMware virtualization enables Sinar Mas Land to consolidate the operations of two merged commercial property businesses while providing a datacenter-to-the-desktop platform to support planned expansion.

“Thanks to VMware, our IT team is now equipped to support the business units as they look at expanding into new markets and geographies.”

— Irvan Yasni, CIO, Sinar Mas Land

Softcat

 

In this video, we hear from Sam Routledge, Solutions Director at Softcat, about how the solutions provider and reseller has been enabling its customers to move towards private and hybrid cloud and the Software-Defined Data Center with VMware.

"We work with VMware because they are really the standard in infrastructure virtualization. We had really really good times with them over the years. Our customers think it’s fantastic, the products rock solid, rarely any issues & by and large our customers just want to do more with VMware and with virtualization which is obviously great for us."

— Sam Routledge, Solutions Director at Softcat

Sogeclair Aerospace

 

Sogeclair Aerospace relies on VMware Horizon and VCE to guarantee flexibility and security for its transnational projects

"We opted for VCE Vblock, the joint package from Cisco, EMC and VMware, which runs VMware Horizon View (VDI) for virtualisation of workstations. This attractive package relies on a shared architecture, providing a machine that integrates hardware, software, storage and network connections, along with their associated maintenance needs. It is fully integrated, with all components mutually compatible. To start with, we virtualised 200 workstations in France. Eventually, users across 14 sites will benefi t from this technology. "

— Jacques Dejean, Information Seciurity Manager

Somerset School District

 

K-12 education has changed dramatically in recent years. According to Sara Eichten, principal at Somerset Middle School in Wisconsin, “The Common Core State Standards have drastically changed what we need to be doing with our students in both English language arts and mathematics, as well as focusing on disciplinary literacy in science, social studies, and other related arts classes.” So in May 2013 when Somerset School District was selected to participate in a pilot program to test the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) platform to meet the requirements of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, it looked to VMware for help. VMware Horizon View helped ease the deployment of the rigorous testing platform and deliver a seamless user experience to students.

"With VMware Horizon View, we didn’t experience any technical issues when we did the [Smarter Balanced] pilot. People were concerned about audio sound quality, videos, mouse movements—those things that are critical in high-stakes testing—but we saw no performance issues whatsoever in our environment. The virtual environment performed the way we expected it to, and we’re very happy with the results.”

— Ryan Sicard, Director of IT, Somerset School District

Southern States Cooperative

 

VMware Horizon 6 Helps Customers Streamline Their Business

VMware Horizon 6 delivers virtualized or hosted desktops and applications through a single platform to end users. Kroll Ontrack, BDP International, and Southern States Cooperative, discuss why they selected VMware over the competition and the impact of Horizon on their business.

“During our evaluation of virtual desktops, we chose to look at Citrix. We didn’t feel well about what we were seeing and we invited VMware in. The technicians and partners were able to stand the entire suite up in one week. To us, that spoke volumes.”

— Steve Tupponce, Manager, Infrastructure Delivery Services, Southern States Cooperative

Southern States Cooperative

 

Southern States Modernizes Retail Operations to Improve the Customer Experience

Southern States leverages VMware Horizon® 6 to deliver virtualized desktop and applications, supporting their mission of being customer-focused and the best at providing products, services and growing solutions for farms.

“Our users have definitely become more productive. We actually now have a standard with Horizon that we’re deploying to all the endpoints.”

“With the old way, it was taking days, if not weeks to onboard a new employee. We’re now able to onboard employees within one day.”

— Steve Tupponce, Manager, Infrastructure Delivery Services

Southern States Cooperative

 

Southern States Cooperative Deploys Hundreds of Virtual Desktops with VMware in Less Than a Month

Southern States Cooperative wanted to standardize application delivery and centralize resource access for retail and agronomy locations along with field sales teams. Lacking a standardized method for deploying applications or monitoring point-of-sale activity in real-time, Southern States sought a virtualized platform capable of supporting more than 200 locations along with corporate office staff, without slowdown. Leveraging VMware Horizon® 6 Enterprise Edition, VMware Mirage™ and VMware App Volumes™, Southern States successfully deployed a fully virtualized solution in just one month with minimal resources.

“VMware Horizon has given us the ability to deliver software faster across our retail and sales teams. By being able to standardize our point-of-sale and information systems on a single platform, we're able to guarantee what the end user experience will feel like.”

— Steven Tupponce, Manager of Infrastructure Delivery Services, Southern States Cooperative

SSOE Group

 

SSOE Group is an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management firm with 1200 employees located in 29 offices across 7 countries. SSOE leverages the best talent that they have to complete client projects no matter where that talent is located and this requires global collaboration in a 3D environment. SSOE selected a solution utilizing VMware Horizon View, Cisco, and NVIDIA to deliver the 3D graphics performance required from applications such as Autodesk Revit to complete projects in a virtualized desktop environment.

"I’d absolutely recommend the Cisco Invidia VMware Horizon View solution to other companies who are using graphically intensive applications. It's the best of all possible worlds. With Cisco you're getting the hardware, reliability, performance, price point. With Invidia, the graphics acceleration, simply unmatched in a solution like this. And obviously VMware Horizon View is producing the capability for me to get a global work force collaborating in one location, using disparate people from anywhere."

— Bill Case, Director of Computer & Information Systems, SSOE Group

SSOE Group

 

Collaboration with talent around the world is one of SSOE Group’s central business models. Horizon View enables employees and authorized contractors—from Toledo and Tennessee to Mumbai, Shanghai, and Singapore—to securely work together on graphically intense, centralized designs and 3D models. The solution brings everyone together virtually, increasing efficiency while protecting client and SSOE intellectual property.

St Edmund’s College

 

St Edmund’s College needed to increase the efficiency and reliability of its IT estate, while enabling a new BYOD solution for pupils and teachers within the school. Using VMware software, the school has virtualized 95% of its servers and 70% of its desktop PCs, providing a new, central platform for managing IT.

“We’re really excited by what VMware’s technology has brought to St Edmund’s College. By giving pupils the opportunity to use their own devices, the children have become much more engaged within lessons and are able to experience new ways of working. Being able to access the school network from home or within the boarding houses is also allowing them to become more efficient and independent learners. Alongside this, we’ve also seen some significant cost and environmental savings for the school through increased energy efficiency and reduced maintenance costs.”

— Paulo Durán, Headmaster, St Edmund’s College

STV Engineering

 

STV Engineering uses VMware Horizon along with NVIDIA GRID technology to deliver high performance 3D graphics performance to its workers. They use desktop virtualization to comply with their security policy when dealing with external workers and also use desktop virtualization in case workers are unable to come to the office due to a natural disaster such as what they experienced with Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

"Like many organization we have security concerns and compliance concerns we need to abide by. VDI allowed us to bring the data to one central location housed within STV, so we could provide access to external stakeholders. No matter where the client was, we knew where the data would be."

— Matt Dierolf, Manager Network Systems, STV

Sydney Adventist Hospital

 

Sydney Adventist Hospital is the largest single-campus private hospital in New South Wales. With the healthcare industry recognising client Electronic Medical Records (EMR) as a cornerstone of reforms, this hospital decided to review how it delivered systems and applications in a clinical environment. By deploying systems based on VMware Horizon View, the hospital has streamlined patient care and boosted the productivity and performance of its medical practitioners. In only two months, this leading Sydney specialist hospital transformed its processes from paper-based to paperless. In this case study and videos, a range of people, from the Head of IS to clinicians, talk about how VMware’s solutions have revolutionised the way the hospital runs. The benefits of access anywhere on any device became rapidly clear to everyone, and now the staff have full access to all patient data concurrently, and from any location and device.

TELUS Communications Company

 

Keeping customers satisfied is critical to business success. With business lines and subscribers growing, TELUS wanted to expand its customer support services using offshore workers while maintaining its reputation for delivering excellent customer experiences. Facing cost and security concerns, IT looked to a high-performance and flexible virtual desktop solution to support workloads moving offshore. IT looked to VMware. Today, VMware desktop virtualization securely and reliably delivers the same customer support applications used by its Canadian call center employees to offshore call center partners worldwide. A staff of just five IT workers supports the VMware Horizon View deployment, which has more than doubled in four years to nearly 3,000 concurrent users and 5,000 unique desktops.

“I would recommend VMware Horizon View for a virtual desktop service. We’ve looked at a lot of different virtual desktop services over the years and I believe that the architecture of the Horizon View service provides the most flexibility in delivering services to customers.”

— Chris Fedje, Workplace Services Manager, TELUS

Temasek Polytechnic

 

School at Singapore-based higher education institute has launched one of ASEAN’s largest Horizon View projects to allow students to learn anywhere using any device. The project has also enabled the school to reduce the costs and management involved in delivering desktops, and minimize its datacenter expenditure and environmental footprint.

The Oberoi Group

 

The luxury hotel and tourism operator needed to improve returns on its technology assets. Implementing VMware Horizon View with VMware vSphere has reduced operating costs and enabled centralized control and maintenance of desktops and servers, while enabling employees to continue providing high-quality services to guests and corporate clients

"VMware Horizon View and VMware vSphere have improved our TCO by significantly extending the life span of client terminals in our hotels, and mimimizing the carbon footprint of our datacenter and end-user computing environment"

— Ashish Khanna, Assistant Vice President Corporate IT
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