University of Montreal
University of Montreal Takes Advantage of Needed Refresh to Virtualize Desktops. Virtualization Cuts Costs, Reduces Environmental Impact, Improves Service to Students and Faculty
“We had an aging desktop infrastructure, obsolete management tools and a limited budget for renewal. Our solution goals were to simplify management, cut costs, reduce environmental impact and improve service to end users. VMware View pays off on all of these fronts.”
University of Óbuda, Neumann János Faculty of Information Technology
By the server and desktop side virtualisation of the educational environment, the Neumann János Faculty of IT was able to improve the efficiency of monitoring and energy consumption, therefore it is planning to continue future investments and developments in the same direction. An even higher advantage is, however, that by using virtualisation in a live environment, the teachers and students have the opportunity to acquire practical knowledge at the same time as learning theoretical studies. This includes fine tuning and optimisation of resource utilisation apart beyond the design and monitoring of virtualised environments. It is of high importance to the Neumann János Faculty of Information Technology to be able to teach state-of-the-art IT technologies not just on the theoretical level but in practice, too, because this is the precondition to provide to the students up-to-date knowledge with value on the labour market. Virtualisation occupies a distinguished place among these technologies. VMware Hungary provides all support it can in this field to the University of Óbuda in the form of professional advice, presentations and software licences.
“It is of utmost importance to us to be able to teach highly developed technologies like WMware View not only on a theoretical level but in practice, too, since this is the only way we can provide up-to-date knowledge to our students representing value on the labour market.”
University of South Carolina Upstate
Learn how the University of South Carolina Upstate is improving the manageability of its desktop environment with VMware View. The university calculates that it has reduced its power costs by $6,862 annually.
“With VMware View, we can be more responsive to our faculty, so they can support active learning and do a better job engaging students.”
Discover how V3 Systems delivers a game-changing innovation: V3 drop-in Appliances for managing single or multiple sets of 50-400 virtual desktops that perform 2-8 times faster than physical desktops.
“The V3 Appliance enables organizations to fulfill the promise of desktop virtualization to streamline IT, increase agility and enhance worker productivity.”
Here, Sören Sandell, CIO at Vasakronan and Marcus Lindstedt, CEO of Excanto talk about Vasakronan’s journey of moving from a traditional office environment to an activity based offices and how Excanto helped in delivering their vision. In their new environment the individual is in the center, and through smart IT solutions that build on VMware vSphere and VMware View provides its employees the freedom to work whenever they want, wherever they want and on whichever device they choose, in a simple, accessible and secure IT environment.
Virtu d.o.o., NIL Group
Goals to be achieved through virtualization • Create, bring to market and support an EaaS service • Provide unlimited scalability, high availibility and self service provisioning • Ensure energy and cost efficiency Results achieved with VMware’s solution • Currently more than 300 workplaces supported • Sign up of the first international ISP customer • 100% customer retention over the first 2 years • Outstanding virtualization ratio at the data center: close to 600 virtual servers running on 10 physical servers • 50% more energy efficient infrastructure than any in-house data center • 10 times more energy saved on the customer side Features of the implemented VMware solution • VMware ESX • VMware vSphere 4.1 • VMware vCenter • VMware View VDI platform
“VMware is the kind of technology that makes a service like Flip IT not just possible but a success.”
Vitrociset Spa wanted to simplify desktop management via virtualization, enabling remote management of machines in terms of systems and applications. To offer new user services, such as portable client services, simultaneously reducing indirect costs associated with client maintenance. VMware Horizon Suite has made it possible to manage some 300 client devices, and their goal is to raise this to 600.
“Adopting VMware technology for desktop virtualization has been life-changing for us: it is an outstanding solution”.
VMware Enables VMworld 2010 Labs on Virtualized Desktops Running in Hybrid Cloud
“By implementing our VMworld 2010 labs in a hybrid cloud environment, we demonstrated that this is a mature technology that can deliver significant value to us and to our customers. The hybrid cloud environment was robust and stable. And it gave us the automation tools, horsepower and flexibility we needed to offer more labs to more people, without requiring more support staff.”
Vodacom chooses VMware to deliver cloud services
“We are lowering the cost and barriers to entry, and allowing our customers to focus on their core business and competency areas and not worry about management of the desktops within the company. We are laying down the value chain and positioning for uptake in our markets, especially in the SME sector. We believe an education process is essential to facilitate adoption of the technology and predict it will gather momentum over the next 12 months”
Washington Trust Bank
Learn How Washington Trust Bank Uses VMware View to Secure Data and Customer Information.
"The nice thing about running VMware View is that all the data stays in the secure data center. It doesn’t leave the data center at all. From a security perspective, implementing VMware View was a very large step forward in securing our data from a mobility perspective."
Washington Trust Bank
See how Washington Trust Bank uses VMware Horizon with View to enable seamless mobility for all employees to serve their customers. better
"Where we really crossed over the acceptance threshold, in my mind, is when I could sit in a meeting with some of our line of business managers and hear them discussing their business strategy and their business plans around virtual desktop infrastructure."
VMware View and VMware ThinApp enabled Wesfarmers to virtualize applications and run them in virtual desktops accessible by browser, eliminating conflicts with underlying operating systems.
“VMware has enabled us to run business-critical applications across multiple environments without conflicts, while reducing our desktop maintenance effort and improving our information security.”
Whatcom Community College
Datacenter, Desktop Virtualization Enable College to Accommodate Rising Enrollment, Shrinking Budget
“We wanted the same vendor for both server and desktop virtualization. It helps a lot with pricing, upgrades, compatibility and support. And VMware was the hands-down winner.”
VMware Technology Streamlines IT Administration, Reducing Overall Costs While Increasing Business Agility
“Right now, we are about 75 percent virtualized for all the servers in North America. This makes our IT infrastructure much easier to manage. The amount of time we spend managing the virtual machines is about a quarter of the time compared to what we’d spend managing physical servers.”
Winthrop & Weinstine
Virtualization Puts People First at Winthrop & Weinstine Flexibility of Virtualized Desktops Helps Attorneys Balance Work and Home While Still Meeting Clients’ Needs
“One way our law firm attracts exceptional talent is by cultivating a work environment that allows our staff to balance work and family. VMware View virtualization technology enables our attorneys and other staff to meet our clients’ needs while gaining more flexibility to balance those needs with their own. It has definitely contributed to our efforts to make Winthrop & Weinstine a great place to work.”
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Newly Formed State Agency Chooses Desktop Virtualization to Meet Employee Needs for Access, Mobility
“CIOs will have the best results if they give their staff the ability to come back with the toolsets that will serve them best. My team took me seriously when I asked them to find the best. They found VMware.”
Xtium provisions Tier-1 Apps and Virtual Desktops 30 times faster with Dell EqualLogic and VMware vSphere 4.1. Business opportunities for cloud providers are paving the way for new services to customers that go beyond cost savings and set the bar higher for speed and convenience in delivery of IT services.
“Customers are enjoying new services that are making them more efficient and providing new opportunities for revenue.”
Ziv Medical Center
Ziv Medical Center in Zefat previously had various distributed systems across the hospital and they wanted to unify them using a single solution which will be easy to manage, allow them to gain a unified view of all the systems simply and easily, and, of course, will be highly resilient. That's why they chose VMware View. The VMware view solution that they implemented at the zivMedical Center consists of two resilient storage systems that work in a cluster. This system caters for around 1,000 work stations. It's an environment that works as a 'Kiosk'. Their users enjoy a new work environment, a very fast one, with excellent response times. As a user logs in, he gets exactly what he needs. It's an environment that goes everywhere with him, it's dedicated to him - and roams with him. Doctors for example, may work in several different wards. They may finish work in one ward, log out, move to the next ward, log in - and receive a new environment that is adapted to their exact needs.
"The Ziv Medical Center in Zefat was founded roughly a century ago. It serves around 150,000 residents in the upper Galilee region, among them cities such as Karmiel, Kiryat Shmona, and Hatzor. This is the northernmost hospital in Israel and it therefore also often serves the IDF. They operate 1,000 PCs, 700 printers, and 80 servers, which are mostly VMware's. The vast majority of systems in the hospital are computerized. This includes labs, ORs, X Ray facilities, external infirmaries, hospital admissions, the trauma center and more. Our IT unit employs 11 people. One needs to understand that the systems we manage are life-supporting. These systems must be constantly up and running".
ASVZ heeft een grote groep ambulante medewerkers die bij de cliënt thuis toegang tot de applicaties moeten hebben, maar ook artsen die overal toegang tot de gegevens van cliënten moeten hebben. Dankzij desktopvirtualisatie van VMware met tweeweg-authenticatie hebben medewerkers overal toegang tot hun virtuele desktop. Hiermee heeft ASVZ het "any place, any time" en bijna "any device" gerealiseerd.
"Samen met onze partner hebben we binnen tien weken een productierijpe virtuele desktop omgeving opgezet. We hebben een zogenaamde ‘golden image’ ontwikkeld voor distributie en authenticatie. Hierdoor hebben medewerkers via hun desktop snel en veilig toegang tot de applicaties die zij voor hun werk nodig hebben."
Virtueel ICT-platform fundament voor snelle groei Audionova
Met VMware vSOM is Audionova in staat haar virtueel platform optimaal te benutten en snel aan te passen aan nieuwe eisen. Daarnaast benut het bedrijf VMware Horizon Mirage voor de uitrol van upgrades en nieuwe software naar de 1.300 winkels verspreid over Europa.
Audionova heeft nu maximaal inzicht in haar virtuele omgeving en kan daardoor snel anticiperen op nieuwe ontwikkelingen. Naast extra slagvaardigheid leidt deze aanpak tot aanzienlijke kostenbesparingen op hardware en beheer. Ondanks deze centrale ICT-aanpak is het bedrijf in staat software en updates één keer voor alle winkels in Europa uit te rollen. Op die manier werkt iedereen binnen de organisatie met de meest recente versie. Hierdoor weten klanten zeker dat de gehoortesten betrouwbaar zijn en dat hun hoortoestellen altijd optimaal zijn afgesteld.