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EPAM Systems

 

EPAM centralised infrastructure management in the first phase of the development process aiming at the establishment of an IT environment that would adapt more flexibly to business requirements. In the second phase of the developments in the summer of 2006, EPAM Systems decided to virtualise the development and test environments established for the projects. Thanks to VMware-based virtualisation, we are able to set up the development environment of a starting project several magnitudes faster, just under 1 hour instead of several days or weeks. The other big advantage of virtualisation is that development managers can take a snapshot of the environment before testing a new version or service pack of the software under development or before verifying the version compatibility of a new database manager. EPAM in recent years has achieved two-digit growth in revenues and employed staffs - which are also reflected in the cost of IT.

„The snapshot function of VMware provides a high degree of security for development work. Using this system, it is faster and easier to test our software and we are able to provide an even higher standard of service to our customers. While our earlier infrastructure may have limited this process, our virtualised environment has become the drive behind our business.”

— Tibor Borzák, IT research & development manager, EPAM Systems

MSC

 

MSC is a private shipping company, founded in 1970 it has grown rapidly to become the second largest shipping company in the world today. It operates 441 container ships transporting goods to customers around the world. When recently moving to new offices, MSC were faced with energy limitations set by the city and had to find a solution that would help them not only consume less energy but maintain the quality and efficiency their staff were used to. MSC chose VMware virtualization, this enabled them to easily set up the infrastructure required, providing an efficient and secure solution to all staff. VMware’s innovative technology has not only provided MSC with the energy efficiency they required but enabled a seamless, faster and safer solution to their end users.

"Users have really been thrilled... it is just quick and secure !"

— Andre Simha, CIO, MSC Group

CharterCARE Health Partners

 

CharterCARE Health Partners first implemented VMware virtualization technology for tactical reasons. The healthcare provider wanted to reduce its server footprint, improve its disaster-recovery capabilities and enable more-nimble scaling. Today, over 97 percent of the company’s applications are virtualized.

“VMware really is a strategic partner because it’s through VMware and its solutions that we can provide for disaster recovery and business continuity. We're also able to provision desktops through VMware View and provide for high availability for our most critical business applications such as our electronic medical healthcare record.”

— Mike Marsegilia, Network Engineer II

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."

— Chris Green, Vice President/Director IT Infrastructure Systems

Metro Health

 

Hear Metro Health CIO Bill Lewkowski and Technology Strategist Aivars Aspite explain the benefits of VMware View and Epic as the basis of their desktop virtualization strategy. Learn how the hospital is providing physicians and clinicians secure anytime, anywhere access to the data they need to provide the best possible patient care.

"When I look at our virtualization strategy, our cloud strategy, our technology infrastructure strategy moving forward and being innovative our key vendor in all of that is VMware. They have provided the virtualization in our data center, they are providing that virtualization in our desktop environment. We really look at it as a strategic advantage. It’s a way to extend who we are, to not let it constrain our vision and our strategies, and extend out beyond our four walls at Metro."

— Bill Lewkowski, CIO

BFL CANADA

 

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.”

— Patrick Marcil, Vice President of IT

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.”

— Andrew Fuss, Director of Technology and Engineering

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.”

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Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

 

The University of Bologna has chosen VMware to create state-of-the-art teaching laboratories equipped with Samsung ThinClient, with ThinApp and VMware View 5 based on Cloud infrastructure managed by vSphere 5

"At the software selection stage we looked at Citrix and other open-source offers, but the VMware solution turned out to be the best in terms of cost, efficiency and simplicity of infrastructure."

— Alessandro Cantelli, Manager of the University-CeSIA (SeRTA) Technical Relations Sector and Manager of the CESIA-Based Systems and Software Management Sector of the Alma Mater Studiorum Computer Services Center

Clal Insurance Holdings

 

Clal's rapid adoption of server virtualization enabled desktop virtualization that has spawned cloud and mobile computing benefits, clearly illustrating the multiplier effect of value and capabilities from such IT transformation efforts.

"We consider what we've done a private cloud. We're actually looking into ways of going into a hybrid cloud and pushing some of our systems to the public cloud in order to control the hybrid one … The plan is that by the end of next year, all of our employees could be working on VMware View. The ability to give the user the same experience on each device that he works on is priceless."

— Haim Inger, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Infrastructure Operations and Technologies at Clalbit Systems

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.”

— Dr. Tamás Schubert, Director, Institute of Information Systems, Neumann János Faculty of Information Technology, University of Óbuda

Deutsche Telekom AG Commundo Tagungshotels

 

Challenges: Rollout for 50 PC seminar rooms with 132 desktops each at 8 hotel locations. Deployment of business-critical applications and software from a wide range of environments. Increasing demands on IT in provisioning the technical infrastructure. High security requirements. Observance of corporate compliance policies. Reduction in time, personnel and hardware costs. Increase flexibility for IT staff. Solution: Desktop virtualization with VMware View. Fat client desktops will be replaced with zero clients by June 30, 2012. VPN infrastructure will remain intact. Results: Time required for desktop deployment reduced by 84 percent. Installation time per seminar cut from 90 minutes to 10. Application and software rollout centralized and simplified. Standardized desktop environment.

"We no longer have to rely on on-site support from outside IT providers when performing rollouts. Using virtualized desktops, we can deploy applications and software packages from various environments very quickly from a central location. This has enabled us to significantly reduce our personnel costs."

— Jürgen Daust, Director Quality, Personnel, IV & IT, Commundo Tagungshotels, Deutsche Telekom AG

BancVue

 

BancVue is one of the fastest growing companies in the financial space. Their charter is to help credit unions and small banks compete with mega banks by providing them innovative products and services.

“One of my goals as the VP of Systems Operations in the datacenter is to have a private cloud where we are fully in control of who touches the servers, what is being administered on the servers, and able to give those results to auditors upon request.”

— Sunny Nair, VP of IT and Systems Operations

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

 

MCPHS liked the way thin-client architecture streamlined IT management and reduced client-hardware costs in the practice pharmacy lab. Therefore, the college decided to migrate all campus PCs to thin client technology backed by VMware View.

“With VMware View, we’re able to improve productivity by allowing our faculty, staff and students to access our virtual technology center from home, their iPads, their wireless laptops – they can access their desktop from anywhere in the world.”

— Tom Scanlon, CIO

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.”

— Steve Swartz, CIO

Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter

 

Discover how Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter replaced its old desktops with Wyse Zero clients running VMware View. The virtualized desktop environment is less expensive to run and easier to manage.

“VMware View allowed us to clean up and centralize our desktop environment. It improved the manageability of our desktop systems, reduced our desktop costs, and delivered green benefits in the form of power savings.”

— Rob Stumpf, Director of Information Technology

ESSEC Business School

 

To ensure homogeneity of a fleet composed of 1200 computers, integrate the devices of students and teachers (BYOD) and lighten the IT maintenance expenses. Virtualization of 500 workstations (soon 700 and ultimately 1500) with virtualization of applications to eliminate the conflicts. Provisioning of non-persistent environments (which eliminates profile management). Cross-device portability.

“An institution like ESSEC cannot escape the tidal wave of “Bring your Own Device!” Thanks to VMware, we were able to finally free ourselves from material constraints to offer our users access at any time, from anywhere and from all devices."

— Franck Polycarpe , Infrastructure Manager, Urbanism and Technical Architecture of IT, ESSEC.

V3 Systems

 

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.”

— Dan Kormylo, Director of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships

Revlon

 

Two prime examples of organizations that have gleaned huge benefits from high degrees of virtualization and aggressive cloud computing adoption.

"What this cloud ecosystem has delivered for us is our ability to say 'yes', and get more done faster, better, cheaper. The correlating effect of that is we ... deliver projects for the business, because that’s really what business alignment is. I do what they want and I give them some counsel along the way."

— David Giambruno, Senior Vice President and CIO

Seven Corners

 

Seven Corners went beyond the typical efficiency and cost-conservation benefits of cloud to build innovative business services that generate whole new revenues.

"If you're in a privately held SMB, your goal is to identify a problem or an opportunity, categorize what it would cost to resolve it or achieve it, and show the return on investment (ROI). If you communicate that in a passionate, effective way with the ownership and the executive group, you come out of the room with authority to move forward."

— George Reed, CIO
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