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.”
Barriers Fall to Jackson Hospital Virtualization of McKesson HPF Virtualization Cuts Costs, Simplifies IT Management, & Frees Clinicians to Spend More Time with Patients
“Why did we virtualize with VMware vSphere? The question is, why wouldn’t we? Jackson Hospital is aiming for 100 percent datacenter virtualization on vSphere. The benefits are huge, including improved manageability, greater reliability, easier scaling, better leveraging of hardware and software investments, and lower cost.”
Lake Land College
VMware Desktop Solution Helps Community College Satisfy Users’ Soaring Demands, Slash Energy Use
“VMware virtual desktops are the answer to so many issues: supporting remote locations without adding IT staff, allowing faculty mobility and flexibility, and meeting all users’ need to run resource-heavy applications.”
Virtualization Frees Madison-Plains Budget for Student Technology. Modernizing Servers as VMware Virtual Machines Helps Rural District Afford VMware View Virtual Desktop Environment
“VMware vSphere technology not only enabled a highly reliable server infrastructure, it also allowed us to save enough money on our servers that we could move to the next step, a VMware View virtual desktop deployment. VMware virtualization therefore became a core technology that opened new doors, including opportunities to offer more educational technology to our students.”
Mansfield District Council
VMware helped the Mansfield District Council to swiftly migrate its PCs and laptops from Windows XP to Windows 7, while at the same time providing a more flexible and secure working environment.
“After assessing the options available VMware Horizon View was the clear choice for us as it addressed all our business concerns, including mobility, cost control and migrating to Windows 7 in one go. It delivers a flexible infrastructure, streamlines operations and is easy to use. Phoenix Software was also a great team to work with and we couldn’t have asked for a more efficient and helpful partner at this time.”
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Explore how the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences uses VMware technology to virtualize its desktop and datacenter environments, providing outstanding service with a small IT staff.
“We need to implement tools that allow us to provide a high level of service with a small IT staff. Desktop virtualization lets us push applications out quickly and efficiently to transform the way students and faculty access and share information.”
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.”
Morgan County Schools
Georgia K–12 School District Virtualizes Desktops to Improve Student Services, Simplify IT Management, Embrace Change
“Desktop virtualization gives teachers and faculty a better desktop experience; eases IT repair and management; cuts costs; and enables the school district to adapt readily to advances in educational tools and methods.”
New College Durham
VMware offers the most mature, easy-to-use and feature packed on the market and the best fit for our needs
“We did not really consider anyone else other than VMware. The benefits of a single, integrated virtualization platform from the datacenter to the desktop were compelling.”
Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS)
Virtualization Enables Cash-Strapped Agency to Increase, Improve IT Services Despite Budget Cuts
“We took a 50 percent hit on our IT project budget, but leveraging VMware software to make our processes more efficient, we’ve actually been able to improve service to end users.”
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."
Rockford Public Schools
Virtualization Breathes New Life into Rockford Public Schools IT Economizing Doesn’t Mean Compromising
“Many school districts today are just starting to talk about virtualization. Our experience demonstrates that VMware technology is ready today, and not just for servers. With VMware View, desktop virtualization has matured to the point where districts can embrace virtualization in that environment as well. It’s a winning solution for any school district’s enterprise architecture.”
Explore how Seattle University improves IT Services with datacenter virtualization and VMware solutions. The university has improved the secure access and delivery of applications to both staff and students.
“In the past, deploying new applications to all the campus desktops was a week’s work for several people four times a year. Now it takes just one person a matter of hours, and we haven’t had to replace the legacy devices.”
Learn how using VMware View allowed Seattle University to virtualize their legacy campus computer devices and provide remote desktop access to students, faculty, staff and alumni.
"We wanted to find a solution that didn't require us to stay on that three-year refresh cycle to keep up with student technologies and student application needs."
Southeast Financial Credit Union
Southeast Financial Credit Union has a highly manageable, user-friendly desktop environment that delivers business critical applications to 170 branch employees. The VMware View platform is secure: If users make alterations to their desktops, or in the event of a virus infection, Southeast Financial can delete the compromised desktop and quickly provision a new virtual desktop.
“Our VMware desktop virtualization solution is more stable and easier to manage than our old virtualization environment—yet requires less RAM, which saved our firm $12,000.00. We’re also spending far less time diagnosing and troubleshooting our desktop systems, which means we have more time to deliver value to the business.”
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.”
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.
TELUS Communications Company
From Legacy Applications To Cloud Services: Virtualization Helps TELUS Build Secure, Reliable, Infrastructure And Desktop Services For Internal And External Customers
“As a large organization that provides information and communication solutions to Canadian businesses, cost, performance, and reliability are key factors in how we deliver products to our customers. Virtualization is an enabler to do that.”
TELUS Communications Company
Keeping customers satisfied is critical to business success. With business lines and subscribers growing, TELUS wanted to expand its customer support services using offshore workers while maintaining its reputation for delivering excellent customer experiences. Facing cost and security concerns, IT looked to a high-performance and flexible virtual desktop solution to support workloads moving offshore. IT looked to VMware. Today, VMware desktop virtualization securely and reliably delivers the same customer support applications used by its Canadian call center employees to offshore call center partners worldwide. A staff of just five IT workers supports the VMware Horizon View deployment, which has more than doubled in four years to nearly 3,000 concurrent users and 5,000 unique desktops.
“I would recommend VMware Horizon View for a virtual desktop service. We’ve looked at a lot of different virtual desktop services over the years and I believe that the architecture of the Horizon View service provides the most flexibility in delivering services to customers.”
“Working with VMware has made us a more agile business and given us the capability to react and adapt to our changing business needs. We have made huge savings across our IT estate in terms of cost avoidance and achieved ROI in a very short space of time. VMware’s server and desktop virtualization solutions have enhanced the performance and availability of our key business applications and our business continuity and disaster recovery plans and processes have been transformed. VMware will continue to play a crucial role in delivering strategic solutions to areas critical to the development of our business.”