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ADAC e.V.

 

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. ”

— Stefan Brandstetter, IT Manager, ADAC e.V.

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

 

The University of Bologna has chosen VMware to create state-of-the-art teaching laboratories equipped with Samsung ThinClient, with ThinApp and VMware View 5 based on Cloud infrastructure managed by vSphere 5

"At the software selection stage we looked at Citrix and other open-source offers, but the VMware solution turned out to be the best in terms of cost, efficiency and simplicity of infrastructure."

— Alessandro Cantelli, Manager of the University-CeSIA (SeRTA) Technical Relations Sector and Manager of the CESIA-Based Systems and Software Management Sector of the Alma Mater Studiorum Computer Services Center

Anonymous Financial Institution UK

 

The financial services industry is a fast-moving and highly competitive market where things can change in an instant and gaining ‘first-mover’ advantage can often be crucial. Being aware of sudden movements in the market, and having the ability to react accordingly are therefore two of the biggest challenges facing financial sector organisations today. For this major multi-national financial services organisation dealing with corporate, private and retail investments and holding many thousands of portfolios, ensuring it has both access to real-time data and a scalable, flexible and reliable IT infrastructure are paramount.

“VMware vFabric GemFire has dramatically improved the speed with which we can react to changing market conditions. We can now manage risk in real-time, and run calculations 60 times faster than ever before - all of which has made a major impact on our business.”

— CTO, leading financial services organisation

Associated Newspapers

 

Associated Newspapers Keeps Websites Competitive with VMware vFabric tc Server™

“Test and live deployments are taking the developers literally a couple of minutes with tc Server — where they used to take up to two hours on web logic.”

Atea

 

Atea chose VMware Socialcast to support bold new business targets and connect 6,500 employees across the Nordic region The implementation of SocialCast supports Atea’s aggressive growth strategy by making sure that their 6,500 employees can easily connect and learn, leveraging not only people skills but the organisation as a whole. It no longer matters which of the seven countries the employees are based or on what device they chose to work on.

“This is a completely different type of environment compared to the intranets which companies have been struggling with over the last couple of decades. Socialcast taps into peoples’ natural curiosity and need to communicate in a plain yet powerful way.”

— Henrik Arndt, CIO, Atea

Baylor College of Medicine

 

Baylor College of Medicine Ensures Integrity of Groundbreaking Scientific Research with VMware vFabric Hyperic

“Our response time has been reduced to minutes with Hyperic, instead of hours or days. Now I know about issues the minute they happen. It is nice to be in front of a problem, to know about it before anyone else does.”

— Justin King, Operations Administrator

Biomni

 

Biomni has managed to transform the speed and agility with which it can meet customers’ needs by adopting VMware vCloud Hybrid Service solution. It can now set up new environments, develop new features and improve client services more efficiently than ever before.

“To set up new test and development environments could take several days or even weeks, as it could involve purchasing, configuring and installing new hardware,” comments Angus. “We also, on occasion, had to move staff from existing projects to help with more urgent priorities, as setting up these environments could be labour-intensive. This was hugely disruptive for a small business.”

— Angus Gregory, CEO, Biomni

Blue Dome

 

Blue Dome Ensures Customer Confidence And Satisfaction With VMware vFabric Hyperic

“Hyperic saves 30% of our time, because we do not have to spend time researching the causes of problems, looking into log files or error files … This saves us time that we can spend more productively, improving the quality of our application management system, as well as our customers’ applications.”

— Marcel Ravenshorst, Commercial Director

Brandeis University

 

Brandeis University Keeps Critical Applications Up and Running Across 350 Platforms with VMware vFabric Hyperic

“Time to resolve issues is significantly faster with Hyperic – at least twice as fast.”

— Nick Ragusa, Systems Engineering Manager

BT Global Services

 

Hear Phil Richards, CTO for BT Global Services talk about their need to focus on new technology capabilities to support their customers. BT has worked closely with VMware's Advisory Services and Professional Services Team with moving away from a legacy infrastructure to a new environment. They have not only created and modified their own internal estate, but now want to have the ability to provide their customers with a ‘software as a service’ model.

“We have moved to a modern infrastructure using VCE and BT. Next step is working out how our customers can recognise return on investment and benchmark it. We can already see the curve in a graph that basically shows return on their investment with faster to market.”

— Phil Richards, CTO for BT Global Services

Casablanca INT

 

Casablanca INT is a leading provider of internet, data and voice services for the Czech Republic. A recently launched Public Cloud project called the ‘BIG BLUE ONE’ using VMware vCloud technologies, has enabled them to react to customer needs by providing a range of services via a public cloud for ICT, internet, on-line projects and applications. Casablanca INT now has the ability to offer customers not wanting to invest in physical hardware, the services of a public cloud. They are able to lease unlimited computing output for their applications for as long as they choose.

“When selecting our partners, we do not settle for compromises. We want to work only with the best – stable companies that are leaders in their field. Use of VMware technology, with which we have only the best past experiences, was an absolute given.”

— Ing. Michal Mráz, CIO, Casablanca INT

Casablanca INT

 

Casablanca INT is a leading provider of internet, data and voice services for the Czech Republic. Due to the demands of an expanding business they needed to upgrade their existing email system. They needed a flexible, powerful and efficient solution. Company management began with a clear vision of the requirements – it was necessary to find an efficient solution, that could offer a wide range of auxiliary functions, that could be easily synchronized with mobile devices, and connect to other corporate systems. They chose VMware Zimbra, as it surpassed its competitors, not only in terms of functionality, but also in price.

“We searched for an e-mail solution that could satisfy our needs for advanced sharing of information and incorporation with other systems in our company. After a series of tests, we opted to use VMware Zimbra, which surpassed the competition not only in terms of functionality, but also thanks to its affordable price.”

— Ing. Michal Mráz, CIO, Casablanca INT

City of Chicago

 

The City of Chicago Keeps City Services Running With VMware vFabric Hyperic

“There have been multiple occasions where it would have taken us days to find and fix problems that we can now easily identify and resolve within hours with Hyperic.”

— Jason DeHaan, Chicago’s first deputy CIO

Cloud on Demand

 

When cloud vendor and Hybrid Cloud enablement partner, Cloud on Demand, looked for a solution that would pave the way for its business and provide the basis for the cloud and hybrid cloud services it sought to provide customers, the company elected to invest in the VMware SDDC (software-defined data centre) as its technology of choice.

“A huge benefit for us is that we have an immediate addressable market. Using the VMware technologies we have been instantly accepted in the market, without having to now educate and court them. This also extends to the training of our reseller base, who are already comfortable with the VMware technologies,”

— Jonathan Kropf, CEO at Cloud on Demand

Cloudera

 

Cloudera ensures data availability and reliability with VMware vFabric Hyperic Cloudera is a technology start-up that provides enterprise-level products and services to users of Apache Hadoop, the popular open source implementation of MapReduce, a tool designed for in-depth analysis of very large data sets.

“If we didn’t have a monitoring tool like Hyperic, our engineers would most likely be the ones to tell us when a machine is down and that would mean significant changes to our uptime. We would go from the 4-9s that we get with Hyperic to 2-9s or even 1-9, depending on how long it took our engineers to tell us about issues.”

— Alex Loddengaard, Software Engineer

CMBI (Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics)

 

With the High Performance Computing cloud platform offers CMBI the flexibility to get started quickly calculating protein structures and scaling up indefinitely. Additional computing power is simple and immediately available. This saves the CMBI much time and money.

“Five years ago we would have needed servers across Europe for our calculations, but now this cloud platform suits our needs very well”.

— Professor Gert Vriend, Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics

ColiPoste

 

Extension of the SAP environment and creation of new financial applications to improve ColiPoste’s flexibility in management, operations and its analysis capacity.

“As SAP-based financial systems become more and more critical for companies like ColiPoste, helping us streamline management and reporting tasks, the underlying IT infrastructure has become just as vital. With VMware, we have built a high-performance, responsive infrastructure which is also secure”

— David Bizien, Director of Financial Information Systems at ColiPoste

Colt Technology Services

 

Gideon Wilkins, Director of Strategic Partner Management at Colt Technology Services, explains how they have been using a broad range of VMware solutions, including Horizon Suite and vCloud Suite. The leading technology and services company has improved operations internally, as well as its external offering to customers, with Colt being able to support desktop-as-a-service and virtual data centers for both enterprise partners and the channel. The Software-Defined Data Center, in conjunction with vCloud Datacenter, will enable Colt to offer a feature rich service to its customers.

Comverse

 

VMware Horizon Mirage provides Comverse with a complete backup solution, even for their remote employees.

"Due to many of our employees being located across the world, we needed to find a way to protect all of their data on their laptops. Mirage was the only solution that provides complete protection for all of our laptop information quickly and efficiently, while meeting our compliance needs".

— Haim Ziv, IT CTO Comverse

Cork Institute of Technology

 

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is a Third level college based in the south of Ireland in Cork. The challenges they were looking to address in CIT was in relation to the online delivery of cloud computing courses. VMware View allowed them to deploy virtual desktops to the students and also they choose vCloud Director Product to deploy labs to students as well. Since these students use their own vAPP; with vCloud director, the vAPPs are segregated and they are isolated from other vAPPS so they can manipulate these tools, test these tools and not affect the network surrounding.

"We have been forging industry links with VMware and we had worked quite closely with VMware in developing cloud computing academic programmes and it was through these links and through the positive experience we had with VMware products previously that we decided to choose VMware View as the desktop deployment solution and vCloud Director."

— Irene Griffin, Cloud Computing Officer, Cork Institute of Technology
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