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.”
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."
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."
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.”
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."
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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."
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.”
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."
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."
Le Moyne College
Le Moyne College worked with technology solutions provider Systems Management Planning, Inc. to make the journey to deep server virtualization and then the move to virtual desktop infrastructure in a structured and predictive fashion.
“Our relationship with SMP and the staff there has been critical from back in 2006-2007, when we began adopting server virtualization. With a new technology, you try to bring in a new environment. There are learning and assimilation curves. To get the value out of that, to get the bang for the buck as quickly as possible, we wanted to identify a partner to help us accelerate into leveraging that technology.”
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
See how Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital reduced costs, improved efficiency and boosted patient care by implementing a VMware View virtualized desktop environment.
“Considering the benefits of VMware View—the efficiency, the ease of management, and the way it allows us to improve standards of care—there is no reason why any hospital should not be virtualizing its desktops.”
Tennessee Technological University
Tennessee Tech knows that immersive, experiential academic environments help students succeed. Now a VMware View virtualized desktop environment allows the university to support that academic approach more cost-effectively.
“We are building a foundation to graduate the engineers of the future, and we’re using VMware View to do it. It is the future of academic computing.”
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."
Working with a Technical Account Manager reduces turnaround times for virtualization projects and delivers cost savings by eliminating the risk of poor investment decisions.
“With the VMware TAM service, we have been able to streamline the operation of our virtual infrastructure, and establish long-term plans for its development. Our Technical Account Manager has expertise and experience which are difficult to find elsewhere, and has been a valuable and trusted partner to us.”
See how CENTCOM replaced an aging and cumbersome virtualized desktop environment with VMware View to improve manageability, more efficient allocation of storage hardware, and greater usability.
“Our desktop systems are as critical to CENTCOM’s mission as our F-18 fighters. We have to have 100 percent uptime, and with our VMware View environment, we do.”
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.”