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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.”

— Mahesh Neelakanta, Director, Technical Services Group

Flushing Bank

 

Flushing Bank Enhances Security and Modernizes Branch Banking with VMware Horizon

Flushing Bank leverages VMware virtual desktops to address one of the most important challenges in banking today – ensuring customer data is as secure as possible.

"VMware was the key to resolving our security concerns with desktops. Our experience has been positive and we’re looking forward to more deployments with VMware."

— Alex Gellerman, Vice President, Systems Infrastructure, Flushing Bank

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.”

— Doug Caddell, CIO

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."

— Rick Varju, Director of Engineering and Operations

Forbes Marshall

 

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.”

— Sharat M. Airani, Manager – IT

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”

— Jon Petre, Infrastructure Lead, Frimley Park Hospital

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."

— Akira Sasaki, Chief of Systems Department

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.”

— Brandon Haag, CIO

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."

— Sung-Il Kim, Director, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University

GarudaFood

 

Indonesia’s leading food and beverage company adopts an ambitious virtualization strategy to support its rapidly growing business

“Virtualizing SAP results in higher availability at a lower cost. Most importantly, it provides continuous access to the system for our users, boosting their productivity as well as our revenues. This is exactly the kind of stability our operations need.”

— Mr Eddy Sutisna, Chief of Corporate Information Technology

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.”

— Dr. Nelson Baker, Vice Provost, DLPE

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.”

IT Architect

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!”

— Benoît Mailliet, VMware Architect/ Administrator for Production Management and Support, ADEO Services

Hamilton County

 

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.”

— Chris Mertens, Director of IT for Hamilton County, Indiana

Hertz International

 

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.”

— Paul Bermingham, Staff Vice President, Information Technology Services, Hertz International

Holmes Place

 

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.”

— Rafi Burtz, manager of information systems

Hong Kong Housing Society

 

The Housing Society has offices throughout the city-state, and when swine flu reached Hong Kong in 2009, the organization realized it needed an alternative location to ensure some employees could still access vital tenancy information and critical services should there be an infectious disease epidemic or natural disaster. The organization virtualized its data center five years ago on VMware vSphere to consolidate its sprawling physical infrastructure and has achieved 94 percent virtualization. All mission critical applications are now virtualized, including its iHousing system for tenancy management, Microsoft Exchange Server, and Oracle JD Edwards financial application. The organization worked with VMware to design and implement a virtual desktop infrastructure solution delivered by VMware Horizon View.

"A virtual desktop solution delivers greater flexibility to our employees because the data follows them rather than tying them to a single location. We had a strong relationship with VMware and existing expertise in the vSphere server virtualization software, and so it made good business sense to virtualize our desktops with VMware."

— Kenny Ho, Senior Manager

IBA

 

Alain Delaby, IT manager at IBA talks about his 10 years journey of using VMware virtualization and how it has helped him to have a good continuity of service with their main business applications.

“We are always looking what new features we can bring to our business to make it more reliable and easier to manage and that are the main interests. At this point, VMware is still meeting our expectations so we are continuing to work on that.”

— Alain Delaby, IT manager at IBA

Infigen Energy

 

VMware View enables user desktop profiles to be hosted in the datacenter and ensures quick, reliable access from remote areas for travelling staff.

"VMware virtualization has allowed us to reliably deliver a desktop environment to our Australian users, who frequently need to work while not in the office."

— Jillian Carmody, IM&T Manager
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