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Aledo Independent School District (ISD)

 

For years, the IT team at Aledo Independent School District (ISD) managed thousands of standalone desktops across multiple campuses, laboriously updating software on a machine-by-machine basis. By virtualizing approximately 75 percent of its machines on the VMware Horizon View virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), the district has vastly simplified IT management and streamlined online test administration while enhancing the end user’s experience.

"I would go into a computer lab, install software on 30 machines, connect to the server 30 times, and so on,” she says. “Then every summer, we’d send out a whole crew of IT folks to go computer by computer, cleaning up machines and doing general maintenance. It was incredibly time-consuming."

— Gayla Gideon, IT Director

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

NTT Neomeit

 

NTT Neomeit deploys, maintains and manages IT infrastructure for customers throughout the West Japan region. Desktop virtualization is a key part of its roadmap for improving security and management efficiency. However, the virtualization solution that the company initially selected failed to deliver the expected performance and stability, and was therefore jettisoned in favor of VMware Horizon View. The combination of VMware’s proven technology and comprehensive support has resulted in huge performance and stability gains, and significant reductions in operating costs

“With the support of VMware, we completely re-engineered our virtual desktop infrastructure. This delivered major improvements in performance and stability, resulting in a stress-free working experience for our users.”

— Katsuya Yoneda, Head of Virtualization Technology Centre

St Edmund’s College

 

St Edmund’s College needed to increase the efficiency and reliability of its IT estate, while enabling a new BYOD solution for pupils and teachers within the school. Using VMware software, the school has virtualized 95% of its servers and 70% of its desktop PCs, providing a new, central platform for managing IT.

“We’re really excited by what VMware’s technology has brought to St Edmund’s College. By giving pupils the opportunity to use their own devices, the children have become much more engaged within lessons and are able to experience new ways of working. Being able to access the school network from home or within the boarding houses is also allowing them to become more efficient and independent learners. Alongside this, we’ve also seen some significant cost and environmental savings for the school through increased energy efficiency and reduced maintenance costs.”

— Paulo Durán, Headmaster, St Edmund’s College

Computer Concepts Ltd

 

"New Zealand’s Computer Concepts Ltd (CCL) is using VMware vCloud Suite and VMware Horizon Suite to deliver pioneering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solutions. CCL launched its innovative IaaS solution in 2010 and now "

Mecklenburg County

 

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina chose to implement Horizon View and has reaped cost savings and avoidance of $1,000 per user in anticipated upgrades and $1.2 million annually in operation costs. Their unique implementation has dramatically increased the efficiency of their family services case workers and enabled them to add a layer of security while in the field.

"The Horizon product has revolutionized the way we do everything. We were just notified that we won the 2013 Digital Government Achievement award for our one to one initiative; one person one device device based on VMWare."

— Cliff Dupuy, Technical Services Director

PBS Engineering and Environmental

 

Watch how PBS Engineering and Environmental has bolstered their business continuity and mobility, and has already cut 40 percent in energy costs.

“vCenter Operations Manager gives me incredible insight into my cloud. It gives me direct drill down, in-depth information on every aspect of my virtual center."

— Todd Leavitt, IT Manager, PBS Engineering and Environmental

Mirae Asset Life Insurance

 

Access Anywhere: VMware VDI Improves Desktop Manageability. Mirae Asset Life Insurance Inc., one of major life insurance companies in KR, replaced traditional desktops with virtual desktop environment.

Temasek Polytechnic

 

School at Singapore-based higher education institute has launched one of ASEAN’s largest Horizon View projects to allow students to learn anywhere using any device. The project has also enabled the school to reduce the costs and management involved in delivering desktops, and minimize its datacenter expenditure and environmental footprint.

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC)

 

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) was one of the few companies in the region to deploy the comprehensive stack of Oracle E-business solutions with mission critical applications such as CRM, Business Intelligence and Oracle databases. This complex solution required stacks of hardware from several vendors, a lot of space, and expensive licenses. Today, with a custom designed VMware virtualization solution, ADPC has consolidated its IT infrastructure resulting in increased performance, savings on hardware maintenance and running costs, and enhanced scalability for further expansion.

“VMware’s dedication, support and expertise enabled Abu Dhabi Ports Company to execute one of the biggest virtualization projects in the region, Oracle E-business suite. The project resulted in a savings of US $ 1.2 million on hardware, power and licensing. We are now 100 percent virtualized and are able to serve our customers in minutes rather than weeks.”

— Dr Saif Al Ketbi, Vice President of IT, Abu Dhabi Ports Company

Resorts World Sentosa

 

Datacenter-to-the-desktop virtualization based on VMware technologies enables Resorts World Sentosa to meet its application development and system availability requirements in a cost effective, environmentally friendly fashion.

“The VMware Professional Services Organization worked particularly hard to generate accurate, comprehensive documentation, and share best practices and knowledge with us.”

— Manager, IT Infrastructure Development and Support

Sinar Mas Land

 

VMware virtualization enables Sinar Mas Land to consolidate the operations of two merged commercial property businesses while providing a datacenter-to-the-desktop platform to support planned expansion.

“Thanks to VMware, our IT team is now equipped to support the business units as they look at expanding into new markets and geographies.”

— Irvan Yasni, CIO, Sinar Mas Land

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

Sydney Adventist Hospital

 

Sydney Adventist Hospital is the largest single-campus private hospital in New South Wales. With the healthcare industry recognising client Electronic Medical Records (EMR) as a cornerstone of reforms, this hospital decided to review how it delivered systems and applications in a clinical environment. By deploying systems based on VMware Horizon View, the hospital has streamlined patient care and boosted the productivity and performance of its medical practitioners. In only two months, this leading Sydney specialist hospital transformed its processes from paper-based to paperless. In this case study and videos, a range of people, from the Head of IS to clinicians, talk about how VMware’s solutions have revolutionised the way the hospital runs. The benefits of access anywhere on any device became rapidly clear to everyone, and now the staff have full access to all patient data concurrently, and from any location and device.

Associated Surgeons and Physicians

 

Mid-market health services provider Associated Surgeons and Physicians has rapidly adopted server and client virtualization and gained significant new benefits, including better mobile and bring your own device (BYOD) support as well as improved disaster recovery (DR).

"Upgrading to a virtual infrastructure has helped us considerably in maintaining and increasing meaningful use expectations, with the ability to be virtual and have the redundancy that gives, along with the fact that VMs seem to run a lot more efficiently virtually. We have better ways to collect data, a lot more uptime, and a lot more efficiency, so we can collect more data from our customers."

— Ray Todich, Systems Administrator at Associated Surgeons and Physicians, LLC.

Times Internet Ltd

 

Times Internet, the digital content delivery organisation of Times India, embarked on an aggressive Private Cloud deployment to deliver an elastic, scalable and highly reactive IT infrastructure. 3 datacentres were consolidated to two, and 800 physical servers consolidated to 100 VMs, all within months. With over 30 million unique visits every month, the Times Internet cloud brings high availability to media and content distribution.

"Two of the reasons for cloud were elasticity and scale. On Times of India if there is big news, you will see traffic growth to about 200 to 300%. At that point in time, if you didn’t have elastic infrastructure, you would have trouble in scaling that operation."

— Gautam Sinha, Chief Operating Officer & CTO

KPIT Cummins

 

KPIT Cummins is India's leading technology solutions partner for global manufacturing corporations with special focus on Automotive, Energy & Utilities, Industrial Equipments, and Semiconductor industries. In 2012, KPIT Cummins concluded a service-transforming Private Cloud project. Using VCE's vBlock enabled KPIT to deploy a full-service Private Cloud with 100% Virtualisation of all applications. The project was so successful that KPIT expanded their virtualisation project to include end-users, enabling further IT initiatives such as BYOD. In these two videos, KPIT Cummins staff discuss why and how they implemented a Private Cloud solution, and how it is contributing to the success of their business.

"We have 100% production applications running on this private cloud, 100%. All business critical applications, everything is running on the cloud infrastructure."

— Mandar Marulkar, Associate VP & Head of IT & Systems

Laurens County Healthcare System

 

Laurens County Health Care System wanted to attest to Stage 1 of Meaningful Use by summer 2013 but knew it couldn’t deploy Meditech in a physical data center environment because of cost and reliability concerns.

“Physicians are very excited that they can use their own devices from anywhere to access Meditech and review EMRs [electronic medical records] and patient data without physically having to come into the hospital,”

— Gina Driggers, IT Director at Laurens County Healthcare System

Macquarie University

 

Macquarie Universitiy's iLab is a new approach to computer laboratories, enabling students to use Windows and Macintosh applications for their university work from anywhere on most kinds of personal computers, tablets and smartphones.

ITSAM

 

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.”

— Thomas Sjoholm, IT Professional, ITSAM
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