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."
Mecklenburg County chose Horizon View, over Citrix and Microsoft, to securely mobilize and empower nearly 6,000 county employees. This video takes a deeper look into Mecklenburg County's field workers, including Parks and Recreation and Youth and Family Services, who leverage mobile devices to access their virtual desktops while traveling throughout the county. Now they can securely access and input information on the go, to better protect and serve the community.
"Social workers have told us that getting immediate access to their applications and replacing their bulky paper case files with a small tablet has improved their safety. Without all of that paperwork, their risk of being targeting is lower. They enjoy coming to work more now. They say their travel time has been greatly reduced while their productivity and safety has been significantly increased."
Craig Barlow, working in Medi-IT represents hospitals in Central Finland. They have been using VMware products for its reliability, flexibility and ease of use. He shares his personal experience with VMware & ESX dating back to version 2. He discusses about ESX environment running 5.1 and their View 5.2 environment. Their roadmap for the next year and the year after is to move as much of the healthcare servers into the virtualized environment.
Medical Center of Central Georgia
Hospital Consolidates Datacenter Servers and Security for Compliance, Autofailover and Cost Reduction
“With VMware, we were not only able to consolidate our servers, but we gained built-in redundancy and failover in the event of any server. Along with failover, Trend Micro security has been key for increasing our confidence in the ability to avoid disruptions to patient-critical services.”
Meridian Credit Union
Meridian Credit Union Adopts Desktop Virtualization To Strengthen Sales And Service And Contribute To Its Corporate Social Responsibility Program
“Virtualization is one of the many ways IT is aligning our work with Meridian’s strategic initiatives. As we think ahead and implement this type of business-savvy technology, we provide our employees with the right tools they need to offer superior personalized service to our Members.”
Hear Metro Health CIO Bill Lewkowski and Technology Strategist Aivars Aspite explain the benefits of VMware View and Epic as the basis of their desktop virtualization strategy. Learn how the hospital is providing physicians and clinicians secure anytime, anywhere access to the data they need to provide the best possible patient care.
"When I look at our virtualization strategy, our cloud strategy, our technology infrastructure strategy moving forward and being innovative our key vendor in all of that is VMware. They have provided the virtualization in our data center, they are providing that virtualization in our desktop environment. We really look at it as a strategic advantage. It’s a way to extend who we are, to not let it constrain our vision and our strategies, and extend out beyond our four walls at Metro."
Health System Improves Efficiency, Clinician Experience, Face Time with Patients by Virtualizing Desktops
“What our clinicians know is that now technology is an enabler, an integral part of care delivery. Making it easier to process information allows them to focus more directly on patient care.”
Mirae Asset Life Insurance
Access Anywhere: VMware VDI Improves Desktop Manageability. Mirae Asset Life Insurance Inc., one of major life insurance companies in KR, replaced traditional desktops with virtual desktop environment.
Morgan County Schools
Georgia K–12 School District Virtualizes Desktops to Improve Student Services, Simplify IT Management, Embrace Change
“Desktop virtualization gives teachers and faculty a better desktop experience; eases IT repair and management; cuts costs; and enables the school district to adapt readily to advances in educational tools and methods.”
MSC is a private shipping company, founded in 1970 it has grown rapidly to become the second largest shipping company in the world today. It operates 441 container ships transporting goods to customers around the world. When recently moving to new offices, MSC were faced with energy limitations set by the city and had to find a solution that would help them not only consume less energy but maintain the quality and efficiency their staff were used to. MSC chose VMware virtualization, this enabled them to easily set up the infrastructure required, providing an efficient and secure solution to all staff. VMware’s innovative technology has not only provided MSC with the energy efficiency they required but enabled a seamless, faster and safer solution to their end users.
"Users have really been thrilled... it is just quick and secure !"
With VMware vSphere and VMware Site Recovery Manager, Myron Steves slashed disaster recovery costs by $400,000 annually.
"With VMware virtualization, we know we can switch our business over to our backup datacenter anytime - and be up and running within a few hours. And it costs a fraction of what we paid for the third-party disaster recovery service we used before."
New College Durham
VMware offers the most mature, easy-to-use and feature packed on the market and the best fit for our needs
“We did not really consider anyone else other than VMware. The benefits of a single, integrated virtualization platform from the datacenter to the desktop were compelling.”
Newcastle College Group
“VMware View has transformed our IT infrastructure and given us the control and centralized management capabilities we needed following a number of mergers and acquisitions. We now have a reliable, secure and resilient IT infrastructure in place which provides our end users with the flexibility they need to work wherever they work best. What could have been a time intensive, expensive, IT integration project has proved quick, pain free and, most importantly of all, has proved great value for money. Not only does our IT team now have a lot more time to concentrate on strategic projects to help drive the business forward, rather than worrying about maintenance issues, but we’ve actually saved ourselves over £7 million which is quite staggering.”
Nordea Bank Polska SA
Platforma VMware vSphere 4 umożliwiła stworzenie stabilnego środowiska wirtualnego, jednocześnie przyczyniając się do odzyskania wolnego miejsca w serwerowni i ograniczenia poboru energii. Dla działu IT bardzo istotną kwestią była też wygoda tworzenia środowisk testowych i możliwość prowadzenia tzw. testów pre-live. Dzięki wirtualizacji serwerów zwiększyła się elastyczność zarządzania zasobami i uprościło zarządzanie całym środowiskiem IT. Pozytywne doświadczenia z VMware vShpere 4 skłoniły dział IT w banku Nordea do wdrożenia rozwiązania VMware View 4 służącego do wirtualizacji desktopów. Środowisko to zostało uruchomione produkcyjnie we wrześniu 2010 r.
“Wdrożenie wirtualizacji przyniosło wymierne korzyści w zakresie zarządzania, m.in. zespół odpowiedzialny wcześniej za zarządzanie sprzętem mógł zająć się innymi projektami. Co więcej, jedna konsola VMware vCenter umożliwia nam zarządzanie platformą vSphere oraz nowym środowiskiem VMware View. To daje nam możliwość rozbudowany naszej infrastruktury bez powiększania działu IT.”
Norman Regional Health System
VMware View Provides A Scalable And Flexible Desktop Environment That Simplifies Administration While Providing Health Practitioners With Better Access To Applications And Patient Data
“VMware View makes it easier for us to create and maintain a highly available and easily accessible desktop environment for the doctors and nurses at our new hospital. Taking advantage of this technology frees up our staff to do what they do best: healing patients.”
North Carolina State University
There is no substitute for experience when it comes to operating powerful machines. As part of Naval ROTC training at NC State University, midshipmen learn how to drive any vessel in the U.S. Navy fleet. NC State University Libraries deployed VMware® Horizon View™ to securely deliver a virtual environment with the 3D graphics required for ROTC training. Authorized users can securely access the entire simulated training environment in software from a multipurpose creativity studio. Yet 3D virtualization isn’t just for training, NC State University students, faculty, and staff in other disciplines can also use virtual desktops to access critical 3D design software such as SolidWorks and AutoCAD.
“Naval ROTC is using Hunt Library resources for a simulation program that gives us the flexibility to build different scenarios, different classes of ships, train the students, and then tear that training down in an instant and move the resources over to something else. That flexibility is exactly what universities need in the future.”
North Carolina State University
Everywhere you look on today’s university campuses, you see devices—from laptops to smartphones to tablets. NC State University is no exception. It set the model for how to successfully embrace leading-edge technology and the bring your own device (BYOD) trend with the opening of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library in April 2013. In support of NC State University’s blended learning vision, VMware® Horizon View™ enables anytime, anywhere, any-device access to applications and data, including demanding 3D graphics applications. Desktop services are available anywhere they are needed—on or off the campus—fully supporting a distributed computing environment and student, faculty, and staff device preferences.
“The Hunt Library is the visible lighthouse that says this is a technology leader and it’s everything from the high resolution rooms where you can do innovation to the virtualized desktops that allow students, faculty, and staff to use their services anywhere, anytime they need them.”
Northrim Bank believes that customers deserve the very highest level of service. VMware Horizon View is helping the bank meet its “Customer First Service” goals by enabling workforce mobility between headquarters and branch offices, and serving as a critical component of the bank’s “branch in a box” high-availability solution. Horizon View—together with Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and Atlantis Computing ILIO data-storage technologies—reduces costs, keeps the bank in compliance, and enables always-on access to applications for business-critical processes performed by management, bank tellers, and loan originators.
“With Horizon View, provisioning desktops, which used to be a very difficult, very manual task has become automated and it’s easy for us to deploy not just one or two, but 10 or 20 desktops within a few minutes. With the ability to have different snapshots, different versions and different gold images, we can tailor the user desktop to the business need.”