The IT Team at Holmes Place at its Fittest with VMware
“Today virtualization of servers is a no-brainer. Every IT manager in a large institution knows that this is the direction of the entire industry. The intelligent thing to do is to take the additional step and adopt other virtualization tools, in order to make IT maintenance more efficient.”
Hong Kong Housing Society
The Housing Society has offices throughout the city-state, and when swine flu reached Hong Kong in 2009, the organization realized it needed an alternative location to ensure some employees could still access vital tenancy information and critical services should there be an infectious disease epidemic or natural disaster. The organization virtualized its data center five years ago on VMware vSphere® to consolidate its sprawling physical infrastructure and has achieved 94 percent virtualization. All mission critical applications are now virtualized, including its iHousing system for tenancy management, Microsoft Exchange Server, and Oracle JD Edwards financial application. The organization worked with VMware to design and implement a virtual desktop infrastructure solution delivered by VMware® Horizon ViewTM.
A virtual desktop solution delivers greater flexibility to our employees because the data follows them rather than tying them to a single location. We had a strong relationship with VMware and existing expertise in the vSphere server virtualization software, and so it made good business sense to virtualize our desktops with VMware
Housing Finance Bank
In this video, Tirus Mutoru, Head of IT for Housing Finance Bank, outlines how his team have benefited from virtualization and the support from HP and VMware partners. His team has been able to dramatically reduce the time taken to provision servers – from 6 weeks to one hour.
“It was quite interesting because I was using both the Hyper-V and also VMware, but then based on experience on ease of use; me and my team finally settled on VMware.”
Hungarian National Bank (Magyar Nemzeti Bank)
Az MNB szervervirtualizációs projektje a VMware ESX Server 3.5-ös verziójával indult, de a platform legújabb, 4.0-s verzióra történő frissítése a HP-val kötött support szerződésnek is része. A virtualizált szerverek felügyeletére a jegybank a VMware vCenter megoldását vezette be. Az MNB a hardvererőforrások átlagosan 70 százalékos kihasználását tűzte ki célul, ami a projekt eredményeként a gyakorlatban megvalósult. A jegybank a VMware virtualizációs megoldásával ötödére csökkentette a szervergépek számát, amivel arányosan csökkent a kiszolgálók hely- és a hűtésigénye is. A magasabb rendelkezésreállású hardverkiszolgálók és az egységesen felügyelhető virtuális szerverek az üzemeltetés és karbantartás hatékonyságát is hasonló mértékben növelték, így az ezzel összefüggő költségek is csökkentek. Ezzel az MNB a VMware alapú virtualizációs projekt valamennyi sikerkritériumát eredménnyel teljesítette.
“Due to the extra importance of the national bank’s role, a virtualisation solution already well-proven in the market and providing high standards of support and having adequate references in Hungary could be considered only. VMware’s virtualisation technology met these strict requirements.”
VMware Infrastructure Enables Organizations to Reduce Physical Server Numbers and Implement a Robust, Cost-Effective, Dynamic Virtual Environment
“We assessed Microsoft Virtual Server but found VMware was more stable and used computing resources better in a virtual environment.”
Alain Delaby, IT manager at IBA talks about his 10 years journey of using VMware virtualization and how it has helped him to have a good continuity of service with their main business applications.
“We are always looking what new features we can bring to our business to make it more reliable and easier to manage and that are the main interests. At this point, VMware is still meeting our expectations so we are continuing to work on that.”
IBM Credits Virtualization With Solving Client’s Server Sprawl Issues
“Using VMware and Intel technologies has allowed us to deliver a first-rate virtualization solution for our client across multiple locations worldwide.”
VMware vSphere provides a dynamic, manageable and cost-effective infrastructure to run critical applications. VMware ThinApp isolates legacy applications, minimizing disruption from patching and management activities.
"Using VMware has allowed us to keep running applications based on legacy environments such as Visual Basic and Internet Explorer 6 while providing the security, resilience and performance required for critical business applications.”
"With VMware, the manageability of the infrastructure is very smooth. Getting an application is a lot easier today. Procurement of servers, installation and commissioning of servers, and time-to-market for applications is drastically faster."
VMware Professional Services, In Partnership With House Of Brick, Helped Indiana University Migrate One Of Its Largest Transaction Processing Database To VMware vSphere 4, And Demonstrated That The vSphere Platform Performed As Well As The IBM AIX Platform
“With the help of House of Brick and VMware Professional Services, we have been able to virtualize our most demanding Oracle Databases on x86 servers. Where initially we believed that these databases would be too demanding for a virtual machine, we now have the confidence that vSphere can handle our largest transaction-processing databases with ease.”
INDUS Raises IT Reliability, Availability with Virtacore Cloud Hosting Solution
“Reliability and availability of our critical systems; lower cost; simplified management: Those are the key benefits we get from our hosted cloud solution. If I were starting a new company today, I wouldn’t build a physical datacenter. I’d call someone like Virtacore, and leverage virtualization solutions from VMware.”
VMware Virtual Infrastructure Enables Efficient Server Consolidation, Reduced Capital And Operating Expenses, And Centralized IT Management
“After upgrading to vSphere 4.0, we measured a 30 percent increase in performance in our test and production environments. We’ve also improved our consolidation ratios. In production, we’re currently running about 40 virtual servers on each host, but we feel perfectly comfortable bumping up our consolidation thresholds to 50 to 1.”
Insurance.Com Engaged Champion To Phase In A VMware Solution That Drastically Reduced Their Costs By Reducing Server Sprawl, Increasing CPU Utilization, And Increasing Efficiency By Eliminating Much Of The Time Needed To Reboot Machines And Test Applications
“Offering real-time insurance rate quotes from 15 companies to 46 states requires our computer systems to be up 99.99% of the year. Meeting those requirements takes a lot of discipline; VMware virtualization simplifies that.”
Deploying a VMware private cloud to ensure high availability and quick recovery while reducing costs, lowering the burden on datacenter facilities and delivering a chargeback facility.
“Given its market-leading position and history of innovation, we chose VMware as our private cloud solutions partner. Working with them has been an exciting and rewarding experience.”
Iskandar Regional Development Authority
VMware Infrastructure Has Greatly Improved System Reliability, Reduced Costs And It Staffing Requirements, And Freed Time And Money For Software Development
“VMware helped us reduce the support time and monitor and maintain the system at a central location using the vCenter Server. We now think ‘virtual machine first whenever there is a new server to be installed. We also save time by provisioning new machines from template and save money by not having to purchase hardware.”
J&H Bunn Ltd
VMware vSphere Dramatically Reduces Capital And Operating Costs And Maximizes IT Efficiency
“VMware has helped our organisation to leave our limited physical IT infrastructure behind and build a system which is over 80% virtualized, is almost infinitely scalable and to which we have trusted our most business critical applications. Our business continuity capabilities have improved, our power consumption has been dramatically reduced but, most satisfying of all, is the ease with which our IT environment can now be managed. Time has been freed up for me to concentrate on delivering new IT projects which will help our company grow.”
Barriers Fall to Jackson Hospital Virtualization of McKesson HPF Virtualization Cuts Costs, Simplifies IT Management, & Frees Clinicians to Spend More Time with Patients
“Why did we virtualize with VMware vSphere? The question is, why wouldn’t we? Jackson Hospital is aiming for 100 percent datacenter virtualization on vSphere. The benefits are huge, including improved manageability, greater reliability, easier scaling, better leveraging of hardware and software investments, and lower cost.”
Main objectives for Jadransko osiguranje were: Improve efficiency and reduce cost associated with a decentralized and complex IT environment; provide an optimized IT system capable of supporting the business; securely provide 3rd party access to virtual desktops. To address this, Jadransko osiguranje decided to pursue a virtualization strategy and opted for a solution from market leaders VMware and Cisco. Business Impact were: Reduced capital expenditure by 20 percent; Increased IT resource efficiency by reducing maintenance burden; Maximized application and data security and enabled IT to focus on innovatively serving the business
“Server virtualization simplified the management of the entire IT infrastructure, cut equipment purchase costs by 20 percent, and cut energy consumption by as much as 70 percent.”
Jenner & Block
Use VMware Infrastructure To Dramatically Consolidate Hosts While Beefing Up The Performance And Reliability Of Applications Like SQL Server
“This is a law firm, so most people here aren’t concerned about how our IT infrastructure’s set up. What they care about is, ‘Is it up?’ and ‘Is it fast?’ Since we’ve been running our key applications on VMware Infrastructure, the answer to those questions has basically been ‘yes,’ which makes our users—and us—very happy.”
John C. Lincoln Health Network
Diagnosis: Overcrowded Data Center. Remedy: Virtualization
“Intel’s Xeon processors work with the VMware Infrastructure 3 platform to give us the maximum server consolidation per dollar. If our virtual infrastructure was a car, we’d be getting more than 100 miles per gallon.”