MIT Media Lab
VMware Webcast Series: Cloud Based Disaster Recovery in Action
No business likes to be vulnerable to downtime or loss of data. However, the complexity and expense of traditional disaster recovery solutions force many businesses to make tradeoffs, and operate with only a limited or no disaster recovery plans. VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery introduces native cloud-based disaster recovery capabilities for VMware vSphere virtual environments. Join us for this webcast and learn how recovery-as-a-service solution is helping businesses protect their environment by using the cloud. Customers featured in this webcast include: MIT Media Lab, National Physicians Services (NPS) and Plainview.
“VMware vCloud Air is easy to use and requires minimal maintenance.”
Montgomery County Deploys Desktop Virtualization and Mobility to Better Serve Its Citizens
Montgomery County needed to respond to mobile and remote access demands from various employee constituencies—from field health workers to judges and sheriffs. It needed an environment where employees could access all their desktops, applications, and online services remotely and securely, from any device on any platform, with single sign-on. It found just that with VMware Horizon, a desktop and application virtualization solution, and AirWatch by VMware, an enterprise mobility management platform to ease desktop and device management for Montgomery County’s IT while boosting employee productivity, protecting sensitive citizen data and cutting costs.
“I never needed to sell this technology to anyone—it sells itself. Users never notice the system is virtual. We have no complaints about speed or performance.”
MVS consulting is an IT consulting company and their goals were to improve business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) capabilities. They needed a reliable solution to back up critical data while providing flexibility and granularity. They were also interested in reducing storage costs by using enterprise-class deduplication technology at a low price point. While using VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced solutions, they found that the VMware integration and storage efficiency were important advantages over other solutions. These capabilities led to overall cost savings and ease of use. They found that vSphere Data Protection Advanced was a good solution to help them meet line of business needs in an agile manner.
“It improved our agility to meet line of business needs and it is easy to deploy.”
National Informatics Centre
VMware helps the Indian government revolutionize service delivery to citizens
National Informatics Centre (NIC) is the premier ICT organization of the Indian Government. It works closely with central & state government departments, agencies, and district administration to deliver e-governance services. The organization has undertaken the largest-ever deployment in the Indian government to establish a VMware-powered private cloud. This enabled NIC to reduce the time required to provision ICT resources for government projects from six months to a few days, further lowering costs by consolidating its technology infrastructure & enabling government departments to focus on innovation rather than administration.
“The six months required to procure, commission, and install hardware is a thing of the past. Departments simply send us an online request and the infrastructure they need is available in a day or two from the National Cloud.”
NAV, the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration, experienced that increased user demands and heavy traffic surpassed their system’s capacity. By implementing cloud and virtualization solutions from VMware, NAV developed a dedicated cloud environment that would support increasing demands, offer easier administration and better security.
«We haven’t found any other product that is as good for surveillance of our virtual environment as VMware vCenter Operations Manager»
Navicure a leading Internet-based medical claims clearinghouse that helps physician practices increase profitability through improved claims reimbursement and staff productivity. Discover how they plan on using vCloud Suite and vCenter Operations Management Suite to manage their virtual environment.
"vCenter Operations Manager will allow us to drill down into symptoms that we're seeing and be able to identify the root problem"
Healthcare claims company Navicure is gaining better control and optimization across its IT infrastructure thanks to a comprehensive monitoring and operational management approach built on VMware.
"vCenter Operations Manager is key to understanding your infrastructure. If you don’t have it today, you're going to be very reactive to some of your pains and the troubles you're dealing with. It allows you to project where you're growing and where you need to put your money into resources, whether that's more storage, compute resources, or network resources."
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience(NIN) offers students stable and flexible workstations with Horizon (with View)
Desktop virtualization based on Horizon (with View) offers students who are working temporarily at the institution a stable and flexible workstation. They have access to complete functionality for data analysis, research and producing reports. At the same time the environment can easily be managed centrally using an image, so that installation and updates are rolled out centrally. Automatic replication of servers using Site Recovery Manager (SRM) also o¬ffers the institution easy and reliable contingency fallback. In the case of disaster, research can quickly be resumed from different locations.
“We now offer students 40 complete workstations they may freely use. Managing them has been set up centrally based on one image. So we can implement changes and updates quickly, and remotely”
Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum (Netherlands Maritime Museum)
National Maritime Museum reduces log-in times and energy consumption with VMware
The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam holds the most important collection of historic maritime documents in the world. Its historic premises are also often rented for large-scale events. The Museum wanted to reduce its employees’ log-in times dramatically. In addition, they needed a solution that could specifically support the live streaming of large video files. Finally, the National Maritime Museum wanted to save energy, in order to comply with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) guidelines. VMware Horizon and UEM were the solution to these problems.
“Two departments depend substantially on multimedia. Now these staff can work easily with heavy applications, wherever they are and whatever device they are using. Everything also runs a lot faster.”
Neos Ventures GmbH
IT solutions provider helps boost system performance and security for travel industry leader with vShield implementation .
“VMware’s vShield technology provides an excellent solution to the new security challenges faced by organisations, particularly as they make the move to the cloud. The successful implementation of vShield within our customer, a leading global travel industry player, has also provided us with a best practice case study for our business automation cloud strategy proposition.”
NetApp delivers secure, seamless virtualized desktops and applications for nearly 10,000 users in 12 days using VMware Horizon
NetApp® wanted to improve its security within the engineering environment with secure virtual desktops to enhance employee productivity and provide access to resources from anywhere. The company needed centralized desktop management to quickly deliver a robust desktop environment to employees and enable employee workflow simplification. Leveraging VMware Horizon®, NetApp successfully deployed virtualized environments globally to nearly 10,000 users in 12 days. Users have secure access to internal resources within a familiar desktop experience across devices and NetApp corporate offices.
“We’ve been able to increase productivity by enabling engineers to start and stop work whenever they need to. Engineers don’t have to be chained to their desks in order to get work done securely. Whether building code on a work laptop or reading internal wikis on a phone, employees can access a secure environment from all devices without a diminished experience.”
This video montage, which aired during Bill Fathers keynote session at VMworld 2014, features customers using vCloud Air. SAIC, Iatric Systems and Perforce Software discusses how VMware vCloud Air is changing the way they do business and how they have benefited.
“The ability to have vCloud Air be a transparent extension of our VMware environment allows us to prototype new applications internally and then deploy them to vCloud Air within a push of a button.”
VMware customers discuss how vCloud Air is changing the way they do business by providing them with flexibility which enables them with new innovations.
A video featuring vCloud Air customers as they discuss how VMware changes the way they do business. Customers featured include: Perforce Software, Legacy Reserves, Custom Windows System, Cloud Business, Carisbrooke Shipping, Bluefin Solutions, Iatric and Nevro Corp.
Nexinto discusses its role as a premium vCAN partner, and how it uses VMware solutions to enable customers to keep their business operations running at all times.
“For Nexinto customers, it’s key that the business is always on, as every minute the customer is not available, they are losing a lot of money. So the vCAN program is providing us with the opportunity to cover such challenges without investing in fixed platforms, and gives us the capability of an excellent OPEX model.”
“We offer our own financial services, but are also offering our own platform-as-a-service. So having vSAN looking at NSX and getting the automation portal together is helping us to bring up [our platform] in different locations, so even when customers out of the blue tell us they want our platform in a PCI environment, we use all the bits and pieces coming from the product to actually give them an environment that is fully controlled and still monitored by us.”
Node Africa leads Africa to be a ‘Cloud First’ continent – deploying a greenfield data centre infrastructure in six weeks
“The amount of money we have saved on networking equipment as a result of using NSX as the basis of our network has been amazing. We saved $10,000 on just our initial network infrastructure investment, that’s big for a green fields start-up.”
North Carolina State University
There is no substitute for experience when it comes to operating powerful machines. As part of Naval ROTC training at NC State University, midshipmen learn how to drive any vessel in the U.S. Navy fleet. NC State University Libraries deployed VMware Horizon View to securely deliver a virtual environment with the 3D graphics required for ROTC training. Authorized users can securely access the entire simulated training environment in software from a multipurpose creativity studio. Yet 3D virtualization isn’t just for training, NC State University students, faculty, and staff in other disciplines can also use virtual desktops to access critical 3D design software such as SolidWorks and AutoCAD.
“Naval ROTC is using Hunt Library resources for a simulation program that gives us the flexibility to build different scenarios, different classes of ships, train the students, and then tear that training down in an instant and move the resources over to something else. That flexibility is exactly what universities need in the future.”
North Carolina State University
Everywhere you look on today’s university campuses, you see devices—from laptops to smartphones to tablets. NC State University is no exception. It set the model for how to successfully embrace leading-edge technology and the bring your own device (BYOD) trend with the opening of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library in April 2013. In support of NC State University’s blended learning vision, VMware Horizon View enables anytime, anywhere, any-device access to applications and data, including demanding 3D graphics applications. Desktop services are available anywhere they are needed—on or off the campus—fully supporting a distributed computing environment and student, faculty, and staff device preferences.
“The Hunt Library is the visible lighthouse that says this is a technology leader and it’s everything from the high resolution rooms where you can do innovation to the virtualized desktops that allow students, faculty, and staff to use their services anywhere, anytime they need them.”
Northrim Bank believes that customers deserve the very highest level of service. VMware Horizon View is helping the bank meet its “Customer First Service” goals by enabling workforce mobility between headquarters and branch offices, and serving as a critical component of the bank’s “branch in a box” high-availability solution. Horizon View—together with Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and Atlantis Computing ILIO data-storage technologies—reduces costs, keeps the bank in compliance, and enables always-on access to applications for business-critical processes performed by management, bank tellers, and loan originators.
“With Horizon View, provisioning desktops, which used to be a very difficult, very manual task has become automated and it’s easy for us to deploy not just one or two, but 10 or 20 desktops within a few minutes. With the ability to have different snapshots, different versions and different gold images, we can tailor the user desktop to the business need.”
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.”
NTTコミュニケーションズ株式会社 (NTT Communications)
VMware NSX Reduces Migration Man-Hours by 70%
NTT Communications Corporation, a subsidiary of the NTT Group, provides a variety of IT services. Prominent among these are cloud services for global customers. To ensure cloud migrations with its Enterprise Cloud can be completed without requiring customers to change IP addresses, NTT Communications recently adopted the VMware NSX network virtualization platform. As a result, migrations typically now take 70% fewer man-hours to complete.
“The VMware NSX network virtualization platform seamlessly integrates cloud and on-premise resources. We found it significantly reduced the number of man-hours needed both to design cloud services for customers and to carry out the actual migration.”