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."
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.”
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.”
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."
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.”
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."
Insurance.Com Engaged Champion To Phase In A VMware Solution That Drastically Reduced Their Costs By Reducing Server Sprawl, Increasing CPU Utilization, And Increasing Efficiency By Eliminating Much Of The Time Needed To Reboot Machines And Test Applications
“Offering real-time insurance rate quotes from 15 companies to 46 states requires our computer systems to be up 99.99% of the year. Meeting those requirements takes a lot of discipline; VMware virtualization simplifies that.”
Iowa Workforce Development
Discover how Iowa Workforce Development’s new virtualized desktops are easier and less expensive to maintain, more secure, and have enabled IWD to offer a richer menu of services.
“VMware View saves us money, and as a result—despite the budget cuts we’ve faced—we’ve been able to expand our services and help more Iowans than ever before.”
ITSAM in Sweden is an public sector organisation formed to provide IT support and services to educational establishments across 6 different municipalities. One of the main challenges they faced was having the ability to operate in such a large region. If a computer went down, they would send an engineer out to fix it, this proved to be very inefficient and costly. With unique desktops you get unique problems, so ITSAM implemented VMware View so that they could easily replicate desktops to hundreds of students. This has enabled their end users to access their desktops from any location at anytime. It has also enabled teachers to easily provide additional applications to support students that need extra tuition enabling the students to work on these from home. ITSAM have recently started a proof of concept with Horizon, to enable them to manage their applications more efficiently.
“The benefit to the end users is that they can access their own desktop from any client around the world, it does n’t matter where they are. Also the school can make sure they provide the correct applications to the right students at all times.”
Main objectives for Jadransko osiguranje were: Improve efficiency and reduce cost associated with a decentralized and complex IT environment; provide an optimized IT system capable of supporting the business; securely provide 3rd party access to virtual desktops. To address this, Jadransko osiguranje decided to pursue a virtualization strategy and opted for a solution from market leaders VMware and Cisco. Business Impact were: Reduced capital expenditure by 20 percent; Increased IT resource efficiency by reducing maintenance burden; Maximized application and data security and enabled IT to focus on innovatively serving the business
“Server virtualization simplified the management of the entire IT infrastructure, cut equipment purchase costs by 20 percent, and cut energy consumption by as much as 70 percent.”
Jinan Municipal Public Security Bureau
Over the next few years, cloud computing will be crucial in attempts by Chinese local government to improve efficiency by leveraging mobile working. To deliver a simple, easy-to-use desktop experience for BYOD users in its workforce, the Jinan Municipal Public Security Bureau (JMPSB – the body responsible for local police forces throughout the Jinan metropolitan area), embarked on an ambitious desktop visualization project based on a VMware vSphere cloud platform for all 20,000 officers.
"Following the opening of our cloudbased data centre, the launch of our VDI brings the benefits of the cloud to frontline operations. It supports the various operational environments used by the different local forces under the bureau’s control, and is one of the largest and most advanced integrated multi-force cloud platforms in China."