ABB Grain Ltd
By Adopting VMware Virtualization, ABB Grain Was Able To Meet Its DR Requirements While Rapidly Integrating New Acquirees Into Its Business. The Organization Saved A$60,000 In Server Maintenance Costs While Implementing A Dynamic Infrastructure.
“VMware has delivered a robust, scalable, dynamic infrastructure that allows us to quickly integrate newly-acquired businesses and implement a standard corporate environment without making huge investments in new hardware.”
Germany’s ADAC e.V. is Europe’s largest automobile association with more than 18 million members using the company’s various services from roadside assistance to automobile insurance. ADAC decided to move several smaller offices into one main office location in Munich. This enabled them to introduce a new way for their employees to work. Employees now have the option to sit at any desk in any part of the building and can easily access their desktop wherever they are. VMware Mirage was selected as it was the only product with the ability to migrate all of the companies applications, application data, user data and operating system.
“We achieved a very smooth migration, 2.400 machines, 1,100 applications, we have the same look and feel as we did before and we did all this in only 3 weeks.”
ADAC e.V., Europe’s Largest Automobile Insurance Association Completes Desktop Migration. With VMware Mirage it migrated 2,400 existing desktop PCs, including user installed applications, files, and profiles to new laptops in a time constrained, three week timeframe.
“With Mirage we had exactly the same IT environment on the PC, but were able to migrate over everything that made that desktop personal to our users... IT was able to separate the IT images on the desktop PCs from the user space — applications, files, and personalization. ”
Amadeus Asia Ltd
Implemented VMware Virtualization To Enable The Business To Cut Costs, Improve Resource Usage, Reduce Provisioning Time, Lessen The Administration Load And Ensure Business Continuity For Critical Applications.
"VMware is the leader in the virtualization space today and that is one of the reasons why we decided to align ourselves with the company.”
Amway Uses VMware Infrastructure To Consolidate Hosts While Improving The Reliability And Manageability Of Its Technology Infrastructure, Both At Its Headquarters And Remote Offices Worldwide
“Besides server consolidation, I think the biggest advantage we get from VMware technology is in the area of disaster recovery. About two years ago we made a strategic decision to virtualize everything on our disaster-recovery source list, for instance, Tier 1 applications like EMC Documentum. We’ve identified virtualization as the key enabler to protect our most important applications.”
Insurance Giant Discovers A Unique And Trusted Partnership With Their VMware Technical Account Manager (TAM)
“Our TAM is absolutely essential to our success. He constantly delivers technical expertise, experience we couldn’t get anywhere else and a long-term vision for our infrastructure. Those skills, along with empathy and honesty, make him a trusted and valuable part of our team.”
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.”
City of Boston
Use VMware Infrastructure And VMware View To Save Money, Time And Energy
“We sometimes walk people through our datacenter, show them all the empty racks, and say, ‘This is what virtualization has done for us.’ Before we started using VMware Infrastructure, those racks were full. It’s a powerful way of making the point that that you don’t need to buy a server every time you need one. Instead, you can license VMware for a robust infrastructure of virtual machines that give you as much or more computing power as physical servers.”
VMware Virtualization Enables Centralized Management Of Servers And Desktops While Delivering A Dynamic, Responsive Infrastructure
“We have successfully brought our recovery time objective down from four hours to a few minutes, thanks to the ability to quickly bring up a new virtual machine in the event of a problem.”
VMware Desktop Virtualization Enables Creation Of Multiple Environments With Isolated Operating Systems And Services While Server Virtualization Constrains Hardware Sprawl And Delivers A Flexible Infrastructure At Minimal Cost
"While we invested an additional A$200,000 or so in upgraded storage, we saved about A$500,000 in combined storage and server hardware we would have had to purchase had we not implemented VMware.”
VMware vSphere Provides the Foundation for New Managed Video Network Services Offerings
“What do I think of the VMware solution? It’s employee retention in a box. I honestly don’t know how I could do my job without it.”
Nurses Board of Victoria
The Nurses Board of Victoria Adopted VMware Infrastructure Products to Virtualize 90 Percent of Its IT Environment
“VMware is simply the most feature-rich of all [virtualization solutions]. It has the widest range of client and virtual machine operating systems. Without a doubt, it has the highest support for high availability across hardware platforms, for disaster recovery and for automatic failover for any modern data center.”
Reliance General Insurance
By Moving To VMware Virtual Infrastructure, Reliance General Insurance Has Cut Operating Expenses By 30 To 35% In The Current Fiscal Year, Reduced Server Provisioning Times, Enhanced Application Performance And Uptime, And Eased The Administration Load On IT Staff
“To be a market leader, we have to consistently deliver a seamless working environment to our users and development and testing teams. VMware’s virtualization solutions enable us to provide the resources required for product development, while guaranteeing high system availability for our users.”
At the Forefront of Educational Excellence, Republic Polytechnic Uses VMware for Innovative Problem- Based Learning
“VMware Workstation and ESX Server have given us a platform to build a much larger infrastructure when we move to our new campus. In addition, they helped us save money on hardware and real estate without compromising our ability to deliver a real-world experience to our students.”
TRW Turned To VMware Virtualization To Reduce Its Server Footprint And Save On Power And Cooling Costs Under A Company-Wide 'Green IT' Initiative
"Without virtualisation, we would have had to purchase more UPS systems, server racks and cooling units in our datacenters".
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.”
ADAC e.V. in Germany is Europe's largest automobile association. With VMware Mirage they managed to fully migrate their 2.400 desktops , including personally installed applications, data and profiles , in just under three weeks from their old desktop PCs to new laptops. That all happened without business interruption and at low costs.
Mirage sorgte dafür, dass auf allen PCs genau dieselbe IT-Umgebung vorhanden war, wir jedoch alle Elemente und Einstellungen der persönlichen Desktops unserer Anwender migrieren konnten ... Die IT war in der Lage, die IT-Images auf den Desktop-PCs vom Anwenderbereich, d.h. Anwendungen, Dateien und personalisierten Einstellungen, zu trennen.
University of Óbuda, Neumann János Faculty of Information Technology
Az oktatókörnyezet szerver és desktop oldali virtualizálásával a Neumann János Informatikai Kar már az eddigiekben is javítani tudta a felügyelet és az energiafogyasztás hatékonyságát, így jövőbeni beruházásait, fejlesztéseit is ebben az irányban tervezi folytatni. Ennél is nagyobb előnyt jelent azonban, hogy a virtualizácó éles környezetben történő alkalmazásával az oktatók és a hallgatók az elméleti ismeretek elsajátítása mellett egyúttal értékes gyakorlati tudásra tesznek szert. Ez a virtualizált környezetek megtervezésén és felügyeletén túl a finomhangolásra, az erőforrás-kihasználás optimalizálására is kiterjed. A Neumann János Informatikai Kar számára kiemelten fontos, hogy a legfejlettebb IT-technológiákat ne csak elméleti szinten oktassa, hanem a gyakorlatban is alkalmazza, mivel ez az előfeltétele annak, hogy kurrens, a munkaerőpiacon értéket képviselő tudást adjon a hallgatóknak. A virtualizáció ezen technológiák között kiemelten fontos helyet foglal el. A VMware Magyarország szakmai tanácsok, előadások és szoftverlicencek formájában minden támogatást megad ezen a téren az Óbudai Egyetemnek.
„Kiemelten fontos számunkra, hogy az olyan fejlett technológiákat, mint a VMware View ne csak elméleti szinten oktassuk, hanem a gyakorlatban is alkalmazzuk, mivel hallgatóinknak csak így adhatunk kurrens, a munkaerőpiacon értéket képviselő tudást.”
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Teva's huge volume of servers, totaling about 1,700 servers in Israel and more than 1,500 servers globally, presents numerous challenges for the company in the fields of administration, maintenance, power consumption, air conditioning, floor space and backup. The transition to virtualization was inevitable, and Teva, as a company at the forefront of technology, was indeed one of the first companies in Israel to adopt the virtualization solution on such a large scale.
"We now have 1,700 servers in Israel, 70% of which are virtual, and throughout the world we have an additional 1,500 servers, 60% of which are virtual. It is now evident that due to this transition, we have succeeded in saving about 75% of the costs we would have incurred without virtualization - undoubtedly very significant savings".
ADAC e.V. de Alemania es la asociación automovilística más importante de Europa con más de 18 millones de miembros que utilizan los diversos servicios de la empresa, desde la asistencia en carretera hasta los seguros para automóviles. ADAC e.V. brinda soporte a una fuerza de trabajo de más de 2400 personas y ofrece varias funciones como servicios financieros y de viajes y ventas de automóviles y motocicletas usados.
“Gracias a Mirage, obtuvimos exactamente el mismo entorno de TI en la PC, pero pudimos realizar la migración de todos los aspectos que hacían que ese escritorio fuera personal para nuestros usuarios... El departamento de TI pudo separar las imágenes de TI que se encontraban en las PC de escritorio del espacio del usuario: aplicaciones, archivos y personalización”.