County Increases Resilience, Availability, Agility with Datacenter and Desktop Virtualization
“If some new project comes in—say a newly elected official wants different software or the state mandates a change—virtualization lets us implement quickly, in a stable, resilient environment.”
VMware® solutions empower Indiana’s Bartholomew County to do more with less. The county IT budget was $5,000 lower in 2010 than in 2001, yet the infrastructure today is more resilient, flexible and able to support greater workloads for vital functions from tax collection to 911 dispatches. Instrumental in the design and deployment of this infrastructure was VMware partner Network Storage Inc., an Indianapolis-based firm bringing expertise in storage, data protection and virtualization.
“With VMware technology, we’re not limited to any one physical server, location or desktop. Resources are more flexible, resilient and better able to support reliable, high-quality service to county citizens.”
Beaufort Memorial Hospital
See how Beaufort Memorial Hospital virtualized its datacenter applications using VMware vSphere and extended virtualization to the desktop by deploying VMware View coupled with Imprivata OneSign® Single Sign-On software.
“Desktop virtualization and single sign-on eliminate barriers to clinicians’ adoption of CPOE. One physician told me, ‘Finally you’re doing something for us instead of to us.’”
Belchertown Public Schools
Cash-Strapped School District Restores Classroom Computing, Improves Access with Virtual Desktops
“The success of desktop virtualization is clear in that teachers and students are using their computers now, whereas in the past, they weren’t because the computers were slow due to age and system restrictions.”
Benefis Health System
Benefis Health System enables bedside medication verification and charting with VMware AlwaysOn Point of Care. Through tap and go roaming of the desktop, providers can access patient information within seconds. The result: Clinical staff now view IT as something that can help, not hinder them in their work.
"If we were to remove the system right now, I don't know how people would react. I think they would melt down, because they've become so accustomed to being able to provide that care at the bedside. Being able to spend time with the patient and chart, and then go on to the next patient without having to run back to the nurse’s station for charting.
Berryessa Union School District
With VMware View, Berryessa Boosts Desktop Usability and Access—Cost-Effectively
“Before, it sometimes took weeks for us to respond to desktop support calls. Today, because we’ve implemented a VMware View virtual environment, we can resolve issues remotely. Users are back up and running within minutes.”
BFL CANADA is a fast growing international insurance broker and financial firm. Discover how local solution and service provider Softchoice has helped them transform their business through VMware virtualization.
"When we met Softchoice, we started discussing what possible options we had to improve our IT infrastructure. Right from the start, I felt really comfortable with VMware and Softchoice.”
BLDD Architects Enables Real-Time Collaboration in Secure Environment with Integrated Solutions from VMware and Bitdefender
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Learn how Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City is using VMware View desktop virtualization software to quickly deploy virtual desktops that meet security requirements outlined by HIPAA regulations while providing clinicians the anytime anywhere access they need to provide the best patient care possible.
"Citrix was very complicated and difficult to maintain. With VMware, it just works out of the box. We don't spend a lot of time keeping it up and running like we did with Citrix. And now I have time to do other things that I need to be working on instead of just keeping it up and running."
“VMware View and ThinApp virtual desktop infrastructure is not only easy to manage and cost-effective to scale, it has also freed up our IT team to focus its time on improving the end user experience rather than on constant firefighting. The opportunities View has opened up far more flexible ways of working not only improves the experience for staff and students, but also gives us a real competitive advantage in attracting new students to the College.”
Buffalo Public Schools
Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) is leveraging VMware technology to enable broad access to computing for their students. The “BPS Desktop” initiative not only enables access to coursework for students from their homes, but Buffalo Public Schools also worked with community centers and libraries to enable access for those students who didn’t have a computer at home as well.
"Looking to the future we see much more in the way of students being able to access their curriculum materials anytime, anywhere they are, contributing to their learning."
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
California State Agency Maximizes Cost Avoidance and Optimizes Disaster Recovery Plan Through Virtualization with VMware
“VMware virtualization has simplified and enhanced disaster recovery significantly by storing hardware configuration, firmware, operating system install and application install as data in just a few files on disk.”
California Natural Resources Agency
California Natural Resources Agency Gains Agility Across Multiple Agencies Through a Software-Defined Data Center Strategy
A Briefings Direct podcast on how a large state agency is harnessing virtualization to do more with less and remain agile and efficient.
“We consider VMware a strategic partner. We basically only want to work with business partners. We don’t want to work with vendors, because we don’t need someone to sell us something and walk away. VMware has been hand-in-hand with us for this whole journey.”
“From looking at VMware, virtualization is the standard. If you don’t take it on, then you really won’t be able to respond to business needs. When the official IT organization becomes obsolete, there are going to be ad-hoc IT organizations and those would become the norm. If you want to be relevant, you have to use every tool set that you can to provide the business needs.”
Camberwell Grammar School
VMware View enables Camberwell Grammar School to centralize its desktop management, reducing the time required to upgrade applications and deploy new ones
“VMware View has greatly reduced the time required to make new or upgraded applications accessible to students and staff.”
See how CENTCOM replaced an aging and cumbersome virtualized desktop environment with VMware View to improve manageability, more efficient allocation of storage hardware, and greater usability.
“Our desktop systems are as critical to CENTCOM’s mission as our F-18 fighters. We have to have 100 percent uptime, and with our VMware View environment, we do.”
Center Grove Community School Corporation
At Center Grove, virtualization enhances educational excellence
“VMware is the future of education technology. By virtualizing our environment, we provide a streamlined infrastructure for students and teachers that allows them to access the educational resources they need from wherever they are. VMware changes the way schools think about everything, from IT support, to planning new projects, to budgeting. It seems like every time I turn around, something else good comes from launching our VMware virtualization projects.”
Central Community College of Nebraska
Desktop Virtualization Improves Academic Access at Central Community College of Nebraska
“Students understand the power of connectivity. They respond to it. And VMware virtualization helps our technology keep pace with those students.”
Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University’s College of Business Administration Virtualized Desktops Deliver an Innovative Learning Environment
“Given our college’s intensive use of technology in the classroom, one of my department’s most important jobs is to ensure that our students’ desktops are equipped with the right software, and that they run the way they should. With VMware View, we have the tools we need to be more responsive to professors’ requests around software deployment and accessibility. We can manage our college’s desktop environment more efficiently and focus our attention on meeting high standards of service.”
CharterCARE Health Partners
“We’re blessed to be in the VMware 5 beta test user group and we’re loving what we see. We like the performance. The PC-over-IP expansion is amazing. VMware has written a great protocol there with their partners, and that is the technology that’s going to continue to drive the reinvention of the desktop.”
CharterCARE Health Partners
See how CharterCARE Health Partners implemented a VMware View virtualized desktop environment to achieve its vision of offering IT-as-a-Service. The environment provides employees with device-independent access to applications anytime, from anywhere.
“Our VMware View users are ecstatic. I’ve had clinicians tell me it’s the best thing we’d ever done for CharterCARE, by far.”