ExecuJet Aviation Group
The ExecuJet Aviation Group is a global business aviation organisation, offering a diverse range of services, including aircraft sales, management and charter. ExecuJet runs four data centres in Johannesburg, Capetown, Zurich and Dubai that underpin the IT for the entire organisation. The South African data centre desperately needed to upgrade a large amount of legacy infrastructure, and the company decided to consolidate its server infrastructure using VMware. Following their successful server virtualisation project, the management team got fully behind the IT team to explore the benefits of implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure. They looked into a number of options, but due to our great experiences with VMware and the range of features on offer, they choose to implement VMware View. By using VMware View, ExecuJet employees are now able to run Windows 7 from any internet-enabled device.
“Dealing with highly discerning clients means we have to be at the cutting edge of service and innovation. Being able to use Windows 7 on tablet devices with the help of VMware View has drastically increased flexibility and improved working practices across the board - from sales executives to pilots to maintenance engineers, all of which helps us deliver the best service possible to our customers.”
Feather River College
Feather River College Virtualizes Datacenter, Desktops for Lower Cost, Improved Performance, Expanded Service to Students and Staff
“We’re under pressure to deliver more and better services every year, but the IT budget keeps shrinking. Our solution is virtualization with VMware software. Even if you’re tiny, you can still take advantage of the big boys’ tools.”
FICO Controls Costs, Boosts Flexibility With VMware Virtualization Technology
"With capabilities like virtualization and cloud computing in our toolbox, we’re improving performance for both client and staff, and building a stronger IT infrastructure for the future."
Fitchburg State University
See how Fitchburg State University turned to VMware View desktop virtualization technology to more effectively provision and upgrade its systems as well as support for the students’ computers.
“Our goal is to give students whatever it takes to earn their degrees and not let technology get in the way. With VMware View technology, our desktops are not only more reliable and less costly, but we have a desktop platform that works across the wide range of devices brought on campus.”
Fitchburg State University
With VMware View, Fitchburg State University is able to more easily roll out specific software and configurations to different locations and with less time and fewer IT staff.
“Not only do we reduce some costs in the thin client adventure but we’ve also started to generate revenue for our university which is not traditionally something IT is involved in.”
Florida Atlantic University College of Engineering and Computer Science
Focus on Green IT Leads Innovative Engineering School to VMware Virtualized Desktop Environment
“Virtualization is the key to providing the most cost- and energy efficient IT environments, and VMware is the leader in virtualization. That’s why we chose it as a long-term partner for the College.”
Foley & Lardner LLP
Discover how VMware View supports a desktop-as-a-service model, allowing Foley to improve system uptime and reduce its mobile device costs by 22 percent.
“VMware View let us move to desktop-as-a-service, which is easier for IT to manage. And our lawyers have more flexible access to the desktops. Anywhere in the country or globally, and no matter where they are, they get the exact desktop they have in the office.”
Foley & Lardner LLP
Foley leveraged VMware View to offer desktops as a service. The new architecture also enables a bring-your-own-device mobile computing model so that end users, instead of IT, now procure and set up mobile devices.
“Another great benefit that VDI brings to the Bring Your Own Device program at Foley is that the virtual desktop resides in the data center behind our secure infrastructure so when attorneys connect there's very little information that has to go back to the endpoint device and that's a great security model for the era of BYOD."
VMware View With VMware ESX 3.5 Centralizes User Desktop Environments To A Virtual Server Cluster Hosted In The Datacenter, Enhancing Security And Enabling Patching And Upgrading From A Master Image. The Virtual Servers Are Also Managed From A Central Console.
“VMware View enables us to secure our corporate and customer information while patching and updating our user desktop environments from a master image hosted in our datacenter. This is giving us peace of mind and greatly reducing our desktop management task.”
French Fire Department
French Fire Department has been using VMware for past 7 years because of its flexibility and ease of use. Franck Sauve shares his experience working with VMware products to support for their mission critical operations. He explains how Horizon View has helped fire helpline operators to keep their systems working all the time, while, vCenter Operations manager has helped him to plan and provide directions on the budget spent and has simplified IT operations with hardware.
Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Frimley Park Hospital has virtualized all of its A&E department desktops using VMware View technology, creating a secure and easy to manage unified system, which has resulted in time savings and a drop in energy bills.
“We pride ourselves in providing our patients with the best possible care and so keeping abreast of the latest innovations and developments is vital to our success. When we virtualised our ED department’s desktops we freed up the IT team’s and clinical staff’s time, paved the way for major energy savings and improved security across the board”
Fuji Keizai Co, Ltd.
To improve the security of sensitive data on its servers, Japanese market research company Fuji Keizai implemented a thin-client environment back in 2008. However, there were considerable issues around managing the thin clients and further problems supporting mobile devices. After exploring all options, the company switched to a VMware Horizon View client environment with support for multiple device types.
"VMware Horizon View is optimised for use in virtual desktop environments, and it also meets our needs by providing integrated management tools and full support for mobile devices."
Gainesville State College
Virtual Desktops Open a World of Possibilities for Gainesville State College
“Our basic need was to provide a 24x7 technical lab with campus and remote access for our students. But virtual desktops open a world of possibility. We use them to create GIS labs for middle-school students.”
Gangnam Severance Hospital
By moving to a VDI environment based on VMware View™, GSH was able to comply with new data security requirements and improve mobile access to medical information, without requiring costly hardware upgrades.
"We tested old PCs with a view to minimising our procurement spend – and to our surprise, we found no significant performance difference between these and new machines in a VDI environment. So we were able to reduce expenses by continuing to use the current equipment."
Georgia Institute of Technology Distance Learning and Professional Education
Top Research University Gains Flexibility with VMware View
“For me personally, desktop virtualization means I can access my desktop wherever I go—from my home office or traveling in China, India or anywhere. For DLPE as an organization, desktop virtualization opens doors to innovative new customer services and worldwide collaboration.”
Global Self-Service Technology Company
A global provider of self-service technology solutions leveraged VMware solutions to “run quicker, leaner, faster and cheaper.” Recently, the company implemented a cloud environment empowering developers worldwide to provision their own test and development resources. The company also is virtualizing its mission-critical applications, strengthening disaster recovery and looking ahead to the strategic advantages of workload flexibility in the hybrid cloud.
“We’re using virtualization to empower our developers worldwide to provision their own technology so they can reduce the time from product concept to offering for competitive time to market.”
Groupe Adeo - Adeo Services
VMware vCloud Director supporting the deployement of a private cloud infrastructure de Cloud offering IAAS services
“With VMware vCloud Director, we now have a private Cloud infrastructure which enables us to provide our developers with test environments and pre-equipped development much quicker than before. The provisioning time of our IaaS services has been reduced from 2 weeks to less than 1 hour!”
The job of a 20-person IT team supporting 1,000 government employees gets more difficult when the County begins considering a major software upgrade. That’s what IT staff experienced in Hamilton County, located just north of Indianapolis. When Hamilton County had to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 and Office 2010, IT staff knew many of its PCs weren’t powerful enough to run them, so they looked to VMware and Unidesk solutions for help. In combination, VMware® Horizon View™, Unidesk, Dell storage and servers, and zero clients are enabling Hamilton County to achieve all of its desktop virtualization goals—from improved IT staff efficiency and enhanced workforce mobility to greater security and resiliency from desktop failure and disaster. The solution has increased IT agility by reducing provisioning times from hours to minutes, and improved anytime, anywhere employee access to data, applications, and desktops for all county employees.
“Desktop virtualization would allow us to reuse these PCs and extend their life. Plus, our public offices could introduce initiatives or application requirements at any time. Virtual desktops would give us a faster, easier way to respond to these requests while maintaining the high standards of security and service we are known for in our county.”
To improve operational efficiencies, Hertz International had a choice of either refreshing its existing infrastructure across its European locations at considerable expense, or implementing newer technologies. In addition to centralising the server estate, Hertz International wanted to simplify its complex desktop infrastructure, which constituted a considerable capital investment. Having over 4,000 PCs and laptops spread over 1,000 sites around Europe, upkeep and maintenance of these were real issue in terms of time, resource and cost. Following a review of the major offerings on the market, Hertz International decided to implement VMware View as it best suited the organisation’s needs and would easily integrate with its existing server virtualization infrastructure. It also made a decision to replace legacy desktop devices with zero client Wyse terminals.
“By virtualizing our server and desktop estate with VMware, we’ve cut costs, dramatically simplified our IT infrastructure and transformed how we support over 1000 desktops in our service centre in Dublin. We’re able to create and deliver even more innovative technology services to our users, while enhancing the experience we provide to our customers. The platform VMware has enabled us to build has given us extremely strong foundations to realise even greater benefits, as we add more and more services and extend the research of the programme internationally.”
The IT Team at Holmes Place at its Fittest with VMware
“Today virtualization of servers is a no-brainer. Every IT manager in a large institution knows that this is the direction of the entire industry. The intelligent thing to do is to take the additional step and adopt other virtualization tools, in order to make IT maintenance more efficient.”