VMware vSphere helps reduce datacenter footprint while improving the manageability and reliability of SMR’s IT infrastructure, both at its primary datacenter and remote plants worldwide.
“The virtualization project with VMware has helped improve the reliability and manageability of our datacenters, and ensured 24x7 uninterrupted production for our manufacturing facilities, thereby saving significant cost for us each year,” Gaurav Gulati, Global CIO, SMR Automotive Services
Subaru of America, Inc. (www.firstcarstory.com)
To support the launch of the new 2012 Impreza, Subaru engaged marketing agency Carmichael Lynch to develop a revolutionary website to help drive their marketing campaign called firstcarstory.com it enables users to celebrate their first car experience and bring their story to life. By typing in the details, the site will automatically animate the story and provides the user with a personalised video that they could share through social media channels. A flexible rendering capacity was required to support the large numbers of visitors to their state of art real-time website. VMware Powered Service Provider Bitbrains was able to provide high performance computing nodes to help with simultaneous rendering. A hybrid cloud model based on VMware technology has provided a stable basis, within the first month the website had created over 10,000 animations. Videos are prepared and presented in less than 40 seconds.
“The campaign was very successful we had about 1.3 million visitors in the two months we were tracking media to it and we never had the site crash.”
EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne)
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is a Federal Institute of Technology based in Lausanne in Switzerland, they have over 9,000 students and 4,500 staff members. EPFL needed to design, implement and maintain a centralized virtual infrastructure to meet the needs of the entire school. They also needed to reduce total cost of ownership and lower power consumption. vCenter Operations has transformed the way their library storage requirements are supported enabling effective predictions for capacity and a hybrid cloud model has been adopted to provide the ability to extend their infrastructure into the public cloud. As well as a 33% reduction in TCO and 80% reduction in power consumption, EPFL have also experienced increased capacity and optimization through the effective management of their cloud infrastructure.
“We invested in vCenter Operations to support our large infrastructure of 500 VMs and 40 hosts. It has enabled us to predict capacity needs and to easily locate any performance issues.”
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.”
Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
Discover how Acorda Therapeutics adopted VMware® virtualization technology to ensure its IT infrastructure is scalable and poised to support potentially rapid future growth.
"Committing to VMware virtualization technology gives us tremendous elasticity as a business, without an enormous up-front capital investment in hardware. It is a perfect fit for us.”
Intracom Telecom, capitalizing on its system integration and operation capabilities for ICT infrastructure, has strategically positioned itself as a leading regional Cloud Enabler. In accordance with its “best-of-breed” technology integration approach, Intracom selected VMware vCloud Suite and vCloud Automation Center Development Kit, and took just three months to build and go-to-market with three public cloud services: VMs, storage, and backup as a service. Now Intracom can use a single platform to manage all the systems required for its many cloud services, and its IT team has the tools needed to rapidly develop and deliver new custom cloud services without any professional services help, and quickly onboard new customers.
“VMware was better than any other vendor at providing the extensibility features required by both our engineering approach and business vision, enabling us to rapidly develop and deploy new cloud services.”
BFL CANADA is a fast growing international insurance broker and financial firm. Discover how local solution and service provider Softchoice has helped them transform their business through VMware virtualization.
"When we met Softchoice, we started discussing what possible options we had to improve our IT infrastructure. Right from the start, I felt really comfortable with VMware and Softchoice.”
Cornerstone Community Bank
Cornerstone Community Bank chose VMware for its server virtualization and need for High Availability. Since using VMware the bank has experienced cost reduction in the purchase and maintenance of physical servers, and has implemented a disaster recovery plan that can be tailored to meet the ease-of-use but also scalability needs of a small IT staff.
“VMware is critical to our disaster recovery. It saves us many, many hours. At my previous place of employment, it took us about 12 to 14 hours to get a domain controller up in a disaster recovery test. With VMware, we're able to stand up our domain controller in about 4 hours.”
CARCO Group, Inc.
CARCO Group, Inc. is a leader in the security industry providing investigative and security consulting services and supporting approximately ten thousand active users a day. With the implementation of VMware and NetApp they have been able to significantly reduce costs and scale their infrastructure.
“We're probably saving a half million dollars a year with the implementation of NetApp and VMware. And, for a business our size, that's a significant number.”
Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
Discover what led Acorda Therapeutics to move to a 100% virtualized environment and how they proved to Oracle consultants that their applications run better on VMware.
“At this point we’ve virtualized 100 percent of our infrastructure, and some of those applications that I’m referring to would be Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, more recently Oracle databases, and several custom applications that are specific to our industry”
Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
Acorda Therapeutics is a rapidly growing midsized Biotech company who recently implemented a new disaster recovery strategy – instead of restoring from physical tapes which took an upwards of 24 hours, now with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) they can do the same recovery in about four hours.
“We no longer have to go to a cold sight and recover everything from tape and spend literally our entire weekends, doing the disaster recovery to meet the FDA’s guidelines. Now with SRM we we can do it from our own homes and just really create a test right then and there, within hours it’s up and running. We’ve proven that we can recover in disaster”
CharterCARE Health Partners
See how CharterCARE Health Partners implemented a VMware View® virtualized desktop environment to achieve its vision of offering IT-as-a-Service. The environment provides employees with device-independent access to applications anytime, from anywhere.
“Our VMware View users are ecstatic. I’ve had clinicians tell me it’s the best thing we’d ever done for CharterCARE, by far.”
A year later, learn how Revlon’s global and comprehensive cloud has matured, and how the benefits from aggressively embracing the cloud have evolved to produce expanding positive consequences from their IT architecture.
"We have the ability to look at all of our data, a couple of petabytes, in the same place. Because the cloud let us look at it all, we can bring up all of Revlon in our disaster recovery (DR) test environments and have our developers work with it at no cost. We have disconnected that cost and effort."
Dunkel GmbH is the fi rst vCloud Powered Service Provider in Germany to draw on the full power of VMware vCloud to provide high-availability virtual data centers.
”Our cloud-based Virtual Data Center strengthens the customer’s position. The customer has control over everything with vCloud Director: management of the virtual environment, firewall protection, network configuration, through to cloud-compliant application management using vApps. This gives our customers greater freedom in making their decisions, and they can use their infrastructure more productively.”
National Insurance Board of The Bahamas
Failing and ‘end of life’ hardware prompts the National Insurance Board of The Bahamas to enter virtualization era.
“We will continue to harness the benefits of cost and power reduction and at the same time, be receptive to the new game-changing technologies offered by VMware”.
Newedge UK Financial Limited
Newedge delivers enhanced post-trading platform using VMware’s vFabric solution suite. vFabric solutions suite was used to create an agile architecture able to respond to increasing demands in a dynamically evolving marketplace.
“We have successfully implemented the most advanced posttrading platform of the clearing industry. VMware’s vFabric enables us to abstract technology from the business layer providing us with a consistent, global, multi-asset platform.”
B. Braun Medical Kft.
B. Braun develop, manufacture, and sell premium category healthcare products, and their dialysis centers provide mission-critical healthcare services, so the IT services at the company that support the operation must meet very stringent requirements. Their server environment, virtualized and made disaster-resistant using VMware, enables them to meet business requirements at all times, and in a cost-efficient manner.
"In order to maintain the level of quality expected in healthcare, we use best-in-class hardware and software solutions. Hence when we decided to use server virtualization, VMware was the obvious choice."
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.”
Travel insurance provider Seven Corners transformed their business by embracing VMware Cloud Management solutions.
“Then there's vCloud Director. Five, six years ago, the cloud was a buzzword that everybody feared. The fact is it allows you to control the resources that you spend a lot of money on without having any possible negative impact on your customers.”
Cloud Management Customers - Montage
Learn how VMware vCloud customers like Columbia Sportswear, Catholic Health Initiatives, MicroStrategy and ABM Industries are using VMware cloud management solutions to efficiently provision virtual machines, improve performance and reliability within their IT environment, comply with industry-specific standards such as HIPAA, and report accurately the costs of processing IT requests within the organization.