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.
FrieslandCampina Hungária Zrt.
Targets set with regard to virtualisation • Increasing the availability of services • Improving the response times and effectivity of IT operations • Avoiding the need to increase the floor space rented in the data centre of the hosting service provider, establishing an in-house server room • Decreasing the costs of operation Results achieved with VMware’s solution • no shutdowns due to malfunction • maintenance and improvements without restricting the services • due to remote supervision, a smaller operational staff perform tasks • almost 80 virtual servers • 11 blade servers at two sites • 75 percent hardware resource utilization • hardware purchases decreased by 75 percent • cessation of data centre rentals • establishment of in-house server room with an investment return of three years
„The virtualisation solution of VMware proved to be an excellent choice in every respect. Since it was introduced, we had no shutdowns due to any malfunction, we have been able to perform developments during continuous service in a way transparent to the users, while our hardware procurements and operatings costs fell significantly.”
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”
Fulton Financial Corporation
Fulton Financial Corporation Replaces VMware ESX With Vmware ESXi Due To Its Ultra-Thin Footprint, Improved Security And Reliability
“We were up to about 125 patches per quarter with ESX. Now that we’re running ESXi, I guess we do about three patches per quarter. So that’s made a huge difference for us.”
Fulton Financial Corporation
VMware vSphere Creates A Virtual Platform That Allows IT Services To Be Delivered Quickly And Easily, With Lower Costs And Administration
“Our VMware deployment has helped us to enhance our operations not just from a server management standpoint, but from a business continuity standpoint as well. It’s helped us do a lot more with less, which is huge in this economy.”
VMware Infrastructure enabled Fundtech India to reduce its hardware footprint and allocate resources to applications on an ‘as needs’ basis, improving return on investment, eliminating facilities strain and providing head room to support continued business growth.
“Implementing VMware has enabled us to dramatically reduce our environmental footprint and datacenter congestion while providing the flexibility to dynamically allocate resources to applications. Apart for speed and reliability the solution also provides additional backup and redundancy in the event of a hardware problem – meaning I can sleep better at night."
VMware vFabric Enterprise Ready Server Delivers Seamless Server Upgrades And Management To Candystand.com
“Comparing the time between using ERS vs. doing everything ourselves, including downloading source and compiling different versions of Apache, Tomcat and everything else, ERS reduces our administrative time on application servers by 75%.”
Future Group deployed a virtualized infrastructure incorporating VMware vSphere™ and VMware ESXi™ running on Sun server hardware. The guest virtual machines are now running on 10 Sun Fire X4450 servers, leaving plenty of capacity within the Future Group datacenter to sustain future growth.
“Thanks to VMware, we have eliminated the constraints on our datacenter real estate and facilities while providing plenty of capacity to support future growth.”
Indonesia’s leading food and beverage company adopts an ambitious virtualization strategy to support its rapidly growing business
“Virtualizing SAP results in higher availability at a lower cost. Most importantly, it provides continuous access to the system for our users, boosting their productivity as well as our revenues. This is exactly the kind of stability our operations need.”
Financial Institution Sees Virtualization As A Gateway Towards Superior Service
“By helping to provide us with excellent uptime for our applications, the VMware and Intel virtualization solution has been a huge benefit for our company as a whole.”
VMware Technology Simplifies The Creation, Deployment, And Administration Of Virtual Machines That Save Time And Money
“For us, VMware isn’t just a technology; it’s a way of life. It’s made our life easier in so many different ways—from streamlining our own internal IT infrastructure, to allowing our consultants on the road to easily spin up IT environments when they meet with customers— that we can’t really imagine a world without VMware in it. VMware has been a great enabling technology. It’s something that allows me to sleep at night because I know that the technology works. I can rely on it.”
Use VMware Software to Add Virtual Instead of Physical Machines, Processing the Workload of 25 Physical Servers with Less Than Half that Number
“The initial driver for virtualization was cost avoidance: we were able to do the work of 25 servers with just 12. Besides maximized hardware utilization, minimized disruptions, and the ability to consolidate and share resources, probably the biggest benefit I see from virtualization is saving a considerable amount of time, thanks to simplified management.”
When IT becomes a matter of life or death
“VMware is the only provider of virtualization solutions that meets our requirements. As the data center for a hospital, we depend on the absolute reliability of our systems. This must not be compromised in any way regardless of savings measures.”
Godfrey Phillips India
VMware vSphere virtualization enables Godfrey Phillips India to run several applications and a combination of Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems on fewer servers, increasing hardware utilization while reducing power, space and cooling costs.
“Deploying VMware vSphere has enabled us to achieve a 30 percent performance improvement when running business-critical applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 while achieving substantial overall cost savings and flexibility improvements.”
Grant Thornton Australia
Use VMware virtualization to deliver a centralized IT infrastructure that could cost-effectively support the rapid development of new applications to support the firm.
“Deploying VMware virtualization has provided us with a robust, dynamic platform to build and release new IT services such as system practice and financial management systems, a national intranet and an IT service desk.”
Graydon, Head & Ritchey, LLP
Graydon, Head & Ritchey, LLP Migrates From Microsoft Hyper-V To VMware, Virtualizing Key Applications And Centralizing Management Of Their Virtual Environment
“VMware Fault Tolerance gives us the zero downtime we need for SQL Server and Exchange without using dedicated physical servers. The savings in software licenses next year will pay back half of our investment in VMware.”
Groupe Adeo - Adeo Services
VMware vCloud Director supporting the deployement of a private cloud infrastructure de Cloud offering IAAS services
“With VMware vCloud Director, we now have a private Cloud infrastructure which enables us to provide our developers with test environments and pre-equipped development much quicker than before. The provisioning time of our IaaS services has been reduced from 2 weeks to less than 1 hour!”
The challenge was to overcome the limitations of physical infrastructure in a data center that had reached the limits of space and required electricity costs for maintenance. The company also wanted to provide its services as cloud. VMware vSphere allows all business-critical applications to run, VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager provides security and reliability, while VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite simplifies IT activity.
"Our data center has always been a cost. In the last year, thanks to VMware, it's become a business. And everything seems to indicate that this will just keep getting better."
Virtualization Provides a Clear Path for Growth at Leading Consulting Firm
“We saw VMware and Intel technology as the ideal infrastructure to help grow our business. Without it, we would not have been able to expand as smoothly as we have.”
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