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Insurance.com

 

Insurance.Com Engaged Champion To Phase In A VMware Solution That Drastically Reduced Their Costs By Reducing Server Sprawl, Increasing CPU Utilization, And Increasing Efficiency By Eliminating Much Of The Time Needed To Reboot Machines And Test Applications

“Offering real-time insurance rate quotes from 15 companies to 46 states requires our computer systems to be up 99.99% of the year. Meeting those requirements takes a lot of discipline; VMware virtualization simplifies that.”

— Tom Lang, IT Manager

Iowa Workforce Development

 

Discover how Iowa Workforce Development’s new virtualized desktops are easier and less expensive to maintain, more secure, and have enabled IWD to offer a richer menu of services.

“VMware View saves us money, and as a result—despite the budget cuts we’ve faced—we’ve been able to expand our services and help more Iowans than ever before.”

— Gary Bateman, CIO

ITSAM

 

ITSAM in Sweden is an public sector organisation formed to provide IT support and services to educational establishments across 6 different municipalities. One of the main challenges they faced was having the ability to operate in such a large region. If a computer went down, they would send an engineer out to fix it, this proved to be very inefficient and costly. With unique desktops you get unique problems, so ITSAM implemented VMware View so that they could easily replicate desktops to hundreds of students. This has enabled their end users to access their desktops from any location at anytime. It has also enabled teachers to easily provide additional applications to support students that need extra tuition enabling the students to work on these from home. ITSAM have recently started a proof of concept with Horizon, to enable them to manage their applications more efficiently.

“The benefit to the end users is that they can access their own desktop from any client around the world, it does n’t matter where they are. Also the school can make sure they provide the correct applications to the right students at all times.”

— Thomas Sjoholm, IT Professional, ITSAM

Jadransko osiguranje

 

Main objectives for Jadransko osiguranje were: Improve efficiency and reduce cost associated with a decentralized and complex IT environment; provide an optimized IT system capable of supporting the business; securely provide 3rd party access to virtual desktops. To address this, Jadransko osiguranje decided to pursue a virtualization strategy and opted for a solution from market leaders VMware and Cisco. Business Impact were: Reduced capital expenditure by 20 percent; Increased IT resource efficiency by reducing maintenance burden; Maximized application and data security and enabled IT to focus on innovatively serving the business

“Server virtualization simplified the management of the entire IT infrastructure, cut equipment purchase costs by 20 percent, and cut energy consumption by as much as 70 percent.”

— Danijel Bara, IT Director, Jadransko osiguranje

Jinan Municipal Public Security Bureau

 

Over the next few years, cloud computing will be crucial in attempts by Chinese local government to improve efficiency by leveraging mobile working. To deliver a simple, easy-to-use desktop experience for BYOD users in its workforce, the Jinan Municipal Public Security Bureau (JMPSB – the body responsible for local police forces throughout the Jinan metropolitan area), embarked on an ambitious desktop visualization project based on a VMware vSphere cloud platform for all 20,000 officers.

"Following the opening of our cloudbased data centre, the launch of our VDI brings the benefits of the cloud to frontline operations. It supports the various operational environments used by the different local forces under the bureau’s control, and is one of the largest and most advanced integrated multi-force cloud platforms in China."

— Nan Yang,

Karunya University

 

University in India delivers virtual desktop infrastructure to attract the brightest and the best students, and to succeed in a competitive market

Karunya University is a fully residential university located at Siruvani in southern India, close to the city of Coimbatore. It serves around 8,000 students and has a teaching faculty of more than 450, and around 250 members of staff. The university is best known for its engineering, management and science-based study programs and offers undergraduate courses as well as postgraduate and PhD level tuition. The university is meeting students' IT expectations and has successfully reduced desktop infrastructure management by adoption VMware Horizon.

“Karunya University can continue to develop and attract some our country’s brightest students safe in the knowledge that we have a scalable and reliable VDI from VMware, to meet their needs.”

— A.J Jeys, Chief Technology Officer, Karunya University

Kent County Council

 

By moving to a virtualized desktop environment with VMware, Kent County Council is able to rapidly accelerate the migration of its 4,000 devices away from Microsoft XP – saving over £560,000 in the process and causing minimal disruption to staff . Its new virtual desktop environment has also enabled the council to reduce IT management overheads while providing new levels of mobility, flexibility, security and integration across different council departments, which delivers an enhanced service to the Kent community.

“VMware Horizon Suite will save us more than £2 million on hardware over the next three years through zero clients and lower powered machines; plus £160,000 in software rationalisation; and £560,000 in saved technician time for our Windows XP migration, and critically freeing our IT staff for more strategic work – such as management and web services - to enhance the all-round customer experience for the local community.”

— Glen Larkin, Lead Technical Architect, Kent County Council

Kettering Health Network

 

Explore how Kettering Health Network deployed a VMware View virtual desktop environment making it easy for clinicians to adopt their new Epic EMR system.

“By streamlining logins, our VMware View environment functions as a technology accelerator, complementing our Epic implementation to transform how we provide patient care.”

— Bill Hudson, Director of Information Technology

KGI Hong Kong

 

Deployed VMware technology to provide a more flexible, robust infrastructure that delivers the required system availability, scalability and performance.

“With the VMware platform, we can start new projects straight away ... we can now get new products to market 4 to 6 weeks faster.” KGI Asia

— Andrew Wu , IT Director, KGI Asia

Kingston University

 

Kingston University to transform student learning experience with mobile working and BYOD using VMware® Horizon™ 6 and Atlantis

As part of a campaign to position itself as the university of choice for today’s increasingly tech-savvy market, Kingston University is now using VMware Horizon 6 to transform the way IT services are delivered to its students and staff members. By allowing access to course materials and graphic intensive applications remotely and from any device, Kingston University has allowed its staff and students to work and study in the way which best suits them.

Additionally, the university has been able to manage its 7,000 physical desktops from a central management console, drastically cutting the time it takes to provide software updates including major operating system upgrades (Windows XP to Windows 7), bug fixes, repairs and full system recovery. The IT team is also able to start-up and recover individual desktops in less than a quarter of the time previously taken, enabling Kingston to devote IT resources towards innovative new projects. This VDI environment is supported by Atlantis’ virtualized storage solution, ILIO to ensure optimum performance of the virtual PCs.

“Technology is absolutely essential for both attracting students and ensuring they have the best academic experience. We strongly believe that universities have to constantly evolve their entire technology offering - from infrastructure and networking, to the applications they make available and how they are accessed - if they are going to remain competitive and meet the expectations of new and prospective students. VMware Horizon 6 allows us to give students the freedom to work from any location – whether that is on campus or at home – while still being able to access their university desktop, complete with all the applications they need for their course. With VMware Horizon, I believe Kingston University offers one of the country’s most complete and compelling access to learning environments in the UK.”

— Simon Harrison, CIO, Kingston University

KishHealth System

 

KishHealth System Chose VMware Horizon View for Security & Remote Location Performance

KishHealth System Chose VMware Horizon View for excellent remote location bandwidth, performance, security, management and reliability.

Kordia

 

VMware Desktop Virtualization Enables Creation Of Multiple Environments With Isolated Operating Systems And Services While Server Virtualization Constrains Hardware Sprawl And Delivers A Flexible Infrastructure At Minimal Cost

"While we invested an additional A$200,000 or so in upgraded storage, we saved about A$500,000 in combined storage and server hardware we would have had to purchase had we not implemented VMware.”

— Stephen Beckwith, Infrastructure Manager

KPIT Cummins

 

KPIT Cummins is India's leading technology solutions partner for global manufacturing corporations with special focus on Automotive, Energy & Utilities, Industrial Equipments, and Semiconductor industries. In 2012, KPIT Cummins concluded a service-transforming Private Cloud project. Using VCE's vBlock enabled KPIT to deploy a full-service Private Cloud with 100% Virtualisation of all applications. The project was so successful that KPIT expanded their virtualisation project to include end-users, enabling further IT initiatives such as BYOD. In these two videos, KPIT Cummins staff discuss why and how they implemented a Private Cloud solution, and how it is contributing to the success of their business.

"We have 100% production applications running on this private cloud, 100%. All business critical applications, everything is running on the cloud infrastructure."

— Mandar Marulkar, Associate VP & Head of IT & Systems

Kraš d.d.

 

Kras dd, is a leading manufacturer of confectionery products in South East Europe. In early 2008, the project was initiated by replacing series of old computers. The aim was to reduce operating costs and simplify management of IT infrastructures through virtualization of desktop computers. By implementing VMware's virtualization solutions Kras created a series of improvements: reduced costs of replacing computers for more than 30 percent, while the costs of maintaining PCs fell by 70 percent. In addition, the increased productivity of IT departments and the general level of data security. Virtualization Kras has achieved significant energy and financial savings.

“We achieved an almost immediate response to business requests thanks to VMware. Less than two hours pass between the moment when we receive a request for a new computer and the moment when the new computer is fully functional. New computers are made fully operational up to ten times more quickly than before and maintenance costs have been cut by 70 percent. In addition, virtualization resulted in considerable energy savings and reduced our CO2 emissions by three and a half times, by which we joined the Green IT initiative.”

— Goran Zadravec, Head of IT infrastructure, Kraš d.d.

La Cité

 

La Cite is the largest French community college in Ontario with 5,000 students enrolled in over 90 programs. A variety of these programs require 3D graphics and computer labs, such as Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, and Interior Design. The college decided to virtualize desktops because the current workstations were aging. The price to replace those workstations was roughly the same as going to virtualization. La Cite chose Dell, NVIDIA, and VMware to deliver virtual desktops to these labs which resulted in reduced login times and more flexibility for both students and faculty.

“Virtualization helps me greatly when I’m preparing my classwork at home. I can quickly access the virtualization and see what the application looks like and prep my work around the same image that the students are using.”

— Francois Barbarie, CAD Instructor, La Cité

La Cité

 

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.”

— Francois Barberie, CAD Instructor, La Cité

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.”

— Lee Spaniol, Director of Information Systems and Services

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.”

— Colin Stairs, CIO and Chief Privacy Office

Land Securities

 

“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.”

— Danny Nicholson, Infrastructure Solutions Manager

Langs Building Supplies

 

Langs Building Supplies Empowers Workforce with VMware Horizon, NVIDIA GRID, and the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform

Langs Building Supplies is a leading supplier of timber and hardware products and a fabricator of roof trusses, wall frames, and door and window joinery for the construction industry. Based in Queensland, Australia, Langs is privately owned with a global workforce of nearly 400 employees. To better support its global workforce, Queensland-based Langs Building Supplies recently moved to an integrated virtual IT infrastructure using VMware Horizon, NVIDIA GRID Cards, and Nutanix Converged Infrastructure.

“The whole engagement – from the very first meeting to the proof of concept – was simply fantastic. They bent over backwards to support us. It’s very rare to find a product that actually does what it says it’s going to do. We found that with Nutanix and VMware.”

— Matthew Day, IT Manager, Langs Building Supplies
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