The IT team at Dierbergs Markets experienced five major outages in its data center in one year using Microsoft Hyper-V, which was supposed to be a cost-effective approach to virtualizing systems. That prompted Dierbergs to move to VMware vSphere® software.
“With the VMware solutions, we spend more of our day focusing on strategic initiatives, which in turn helps IT drive real value back into the business.”
Digital River is the leader in e-commerce services on a global basis. Discover how they plan to move to VMware vCloud Air to provide global flexibility, as needed and on demand.
"One of the major things that excites me around moving to VMware vCloud Air, is the enterprise scope of what it can do. So as we look at Digital River, we are running our global commerce capability on VMware. So all of our clouds are built to mimic what VMware’s doing in their hybrid cloud service. We’re able to work with our clients, work with VMware, as we expand and contract".
Discover how Digital River is rapidly moving to a Software-Defined Data Center based on VMware technology.
"One of the big changes in the transformation with our teams, is with the Software-Defined Data Center, this is now enabling cross technology. Before, you would have a pool of people that were storage. Or you would have a pool of people that were network. Or you would have a pool of people that were a specific OS. With the Software-Defined, Data Center now you're allowing those teams to expand their knowledge base. You're reducing single points of failure, you're able to use technology that moves cleanly across those stacks."
DIRECTV leverages Socialcast to boost productivity and accelerate innovation
The DIRECTV Latin America leadership team wanted a way to break down geographical communication barriers and facilitate information sharing across the region. Socialcast made it easier to share best practices, find answers fast, and align executives and employees.
“I find Socialcast to be a highly effective communication tool for a global workforce.”
Drenthe College saves more than one million Euros on their yearly IT costs with VMware Horizon
Drenthe College has 18 locations, 11.000 students and 1.000 employees. In this video the IT Manager of Drenthe College explains how they support Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for their students and how VMware Horizon helped them to cut IT costs by more than one million Euros per year.
“We have only IT administrator for the whole environment.”
Edogawa City Council
Edogawa City Council consolidated its physical servers into the Edogawa Shared Information Platform (e-SHIP) some time ago. But only with the deployment of VMware vCenter Operations Manager was it able to get full benefit from this investment; now it is able to utilize resources and identify and resolve problems within this virtual environment much more effectively. With infrastructure systems virtualized, the council is now planning to virtualize all 4,000 workstations across its various offices by incorporating the back-end server resources that were freed up.
“VMware vCenter Operations Manager is a highly effective tool for optimizing the virtual infrastructure across all the council’s offices. It improves reliability and performance, and supports our efforts to rationalize our hardware.”
The educational institution was looking for a reliable solution to back up critical data. They chose vSphere Data Protection because it was easy to use and integrated with their vSphere platform.
“It is very important that our backup and recovery solution be well integrated with our VMware infrastructure.”
EMC implements VMware IT Business Management and IT Benchmarking to expand financial transparency and to deliver a true Bill of IT. The path to financial transparency and business insight is a dynamic journey. EMC needed a better solution that adapted with their changing needs, VMware ITBM provided that solution.
"We want to be able to make great decisions and deliver superior results, and a strong ITBM solution helps us do that."
Computer data storage company EMC deployed several components of VMware vRealize Suite to deliver database as a service (DBaaS). The solution dramatically accelerated database deployment, slashing delivery times by 99 percent. It also makes ongoing management of databases more effective, allowing administrators to quickly and easily make necessary changes. And it allows IT staff to be more responsive to business needs and strategic goals.
"With our database-as-a-service framework built on the VMware solutions, the business can get what it needs, when it needs it."
EMC Corporation Consulting and IT Services for Life Sciences
EMC Consulting for Life Sciences helps customers meet critical challenges by improving collaboration, which ensures compliance and boosts operational efficiency. EMC Consulting leverages its Life Sciences industry expertise to provide the following services:
“My experience with the vCloud Air team has been terrific. When required, their support team replies quickly and they make sure to get our issues solved.”
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.”
Nuno Fernandes, IT Architect, eWorld Limited discusses how their customers truly appreciate the benefits of vCenter Operations Management, providing a really good bird’s eye view about what is happening on the whole datacentre in terms of resources, failures and what if scenario modelling. He also explains how being a VMware and HP partner helped them to grow as an organisation, being known and being very respected partner about integrated solutions in Malta.
ExecuJet Aviation Group
The ExecuJet Aviation Group is a global business aviation organisation, offering a diverse range of services, including aircraft sales, management and charter. ExecuJet runs four data centres in Johannesburg, Capetown, Zurich and Dubai that underpin the IT for the entire organisation. The South African data centre desperately needed to upgrade a large amount of legacy infrastructure, and the company decided to consolidate its server infrastructure using VMware. Following their successful server virtualisation project, the management team got fully behind the IT team to explore the benefits of implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure. They looked into a number of options, but due to our great experiences with VMware and the range of features on offer, they choose to implement VMware View. By using VMware View, ExecuJet employees are now able to run Windows 7 from any internet-enabled device.
“Dealing with highly discerning clients means we have to be at the cutting edge of service and innovation. Being able to use Windows 7 on tablet devices with the help of VMware View has drastically increased flexibility and improved working practices across the board - from sales executives to pilots to maintenance engineers, all of which helps us deliver the best service possible to our customers.”
Discover why Exostar switched to VMware and how they've improved capacity and performance management with vCenter Operations Management Suite
"It's critical that everyone understands at any given point and time how operations are running. Whether we have issues, and if we do have issues, what the next steps are. vCenter Operations Manager gives us that insight"
Fachhochschule Salzburg GmbH
Das Mail-und Kalendersystem der FH Salzburg hatte sein End of Life erreicht, zusätzlich erforderte die Verwaltung tausender User, davon allein 800 neue pro Jahr, immer mehr Ressourcen. Die neue Lösung VMware Zimbra erfüllt alle technischen und wirtschaftlichen Anforderungen: Unterstützung von Single Sign On mit Shibboleth und von ActiveSync, einfache Administration und günstigere Betriebskosten.
„Zimbra unterstützt damit ideal unsere Prozesse sowie die hervorragende Arbeit der Lehrenden und des Forschungspersonals“
Fastweb taps into new market opportunities, achieving 100% ROI within the first year while reducing the Total Cost of Ownership of Virtual Desktops with VMware Horizon Air
With revenues in excess of €1.5m and nearly two million customers, Fastweb is the largest alternative operator of fixed-line telecommunications and ICT solutions in Italy. Fastweb delivers business value added services such as cloud computing, security and converging communications to residential and business customers.
“Previously, when a customer asked for virtual desktops, we would need to set up their own physical infrastructure and configure the necessary software, which was very costly and time intensive; so much so that many SMBs could not see the financial advantage of virtual desktops. However by delivering through VMware Horizon Air we can provide desktops ‘on-demand’ with businesses only paying for what they need and when they need it. Multi-tenancy is a must for successful cloud delivery and partnering with VMware therefore became essential to achieving this.”
This Federal Government customer wanted to reduce complexity by utilizing a solution that integrates natively with their VMware vSphere® environment. They also wanted to improve the reliability and consistency of recovering critical applications like Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server. They found vSphere Data Protection Advanced very easy to use and noted that they could meet the needs of their application owners, providing granular backup and object-level recovery.
“vSphere Data Protection Advanced gave us a reliable solution to back up critical data while being easy to learn and deploy. It reduced storage requirements as well.”
Flushing Bank Enhances Security and Modernizes Branch Banking with VMware Horizon
Flushing Bank leverages VMware virtual desktops to address one of the most important challenges in banking today – ensuring customer data is as secure as possible.
"VMware was the key to resolving our security concerns with desktops. Our experience has been positive and we’re looking forward to more deployments with VMware."
French Fire Department
French Fire Department has been using VMware for past 7 years because of its flexibility and ease of use. Franck Sauve shares his experience working with VMware products to support for their mission critical operations. He explains how Horizon View has helped fire helpline operators to keep their systems working all the time, while, vCenter Operations manager has helped him to plan and provide directions on the budget spent and has simplified IT operations with hardware.
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”