To support its global expansion, Japanese chemical manufacturer Kaneka Corporation decided to move to an integrated virtual IT infrastructure, managed via the VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite. Ongoing support from VMware consultants ensures any issues are rapidly resolved, while also helping to build the skills and knowledge of the company’s own IT staff.
"Crucially, our own staff learned from working alongside VMware Professional Services, meaning that this project greatly improved their knowledge of virtualized systems"
Kaseya wanted to have its entire hardware infrastructure hosted externally to reduce costs and improve flexibility. It was also keen to start delivering a SaaS offering to its customers. Kaseya made the move to the cloud and created a managed software-as-a-service platform, based on VMware technology.
“Working with VMware has enabled us to achieve the completely hardware-free environment we wanted. Our main driver for the switch to a cloud model was to cut costs, but we’ve realised so much more than that from our move – increased security and availability, improved flexibility and better customer service to boot!”
Kaweah Delta Health Care District
Kaweah Delta Health Care District is using VMware to Dramatically Improve Availability and Run Tier 1, Mission-Critical Applications—Plus Create a New Revenue Stream
“We are moving as many of our mission-critical applications to the VMware environment as we can. I see VMware as our primary platform. It gives me peace of mind about availability and performance because it just works. I never have to deal with it. And the improved utilization helps control costs. These days, the first thing we ask a new software vendor is, ‘Does it run on VMware?’”
Kindred Healthcare Continues Business Through Disaster
“As a healthcare provider, in the case of a disaster, it is of the utmost importance that Kindred Healthcare can continue to do business as usual. And that means making sure that our internal service providers can maintain operational readiness even during a disaster. We contract with SunGard to provide our IT staff with 250 offsite PCs in the case of a disaster. The hardware independence of VMware ACE gives our users seamless access to their specific ‘Kindred tool set,’ regardless of the x86 hardware SunGard provides us. Knowing our staff will be able to keep Kindred Healthcare doing business as usual, using their same day-to-day computing environment, is an enormous benefit.”
VMware Desktop Virtualization Enables Creation Of Multiple Environments With Isolated Operating Systems And Services While Server Virtualization Constrains Hardware Sprawl And Delivers A Flexible Infrastructure At Minimal Cost
"While we invested an additional A$200,000 or so in upgraded storage, we saved about A$500,000 in combined storage and server hardware we would have had to purchase had we not implemented VMware.”
KPIT Cummins is India's leading technology solutions partner for global manufacturing corporations with special focus on Automotive, Energy & Utilities, Industrial Equipments, and Semiconductor industries. In 2012, KPIT Cummins concluded a service-transforming Private Cloud project. Using VCE's vBlock enabled KPIT to deploy a full-service Private Cloud with 100% Virtualisation of all applications. The project was so successful that KPIT expanded their virtualisation project to include end-users, enabling further IT initiatives such as BYOD. In these two videos, KPIT Cummins staff discuss why and how they implemented a Private Cloud solution, and how it is contributing to the success of their business.
"We have 100% production applications running on this private cloud, 100%. All business critical applications, everything is running on the cloud infrastructure."
Kras dd, is a leading manufacturer of confectionery products in South East Europe. In early 2008, the project was initiated by replacing series of old computers. The aim was to reduce operating costs and simplify management of IT infrastructures through virtualization of desktop computers. By implementing VMware's virtualization solutions Kras created a series of improvements: reduced costs of replacing computers for more than 30 percent, while the costs of maintaining PCs fell by 70 percent. In addition, the increased productivity of IT departments and the general level of data security. Virtualization Kras has achieved significant energy and financial savings.
“We achieved an almost immediate response to business requests thanks to VMware. Less than two hours pass between the moment when we receive a request for a new computer and the moment when the new computer is fully functional. New computers are made fully operational up to ten times more quickly than before and maintenance costs have been cut by 70 percent. In addition, virtualization resulted in considerable energy savings and reduced our CO2 emissions by three and a half times, by which we joined the Green IT initiative.”
Integrate VMware Infrastructure Into The Corporate Data Center And Hosting And Managed Services, Thereby Increasing Consolidation And Utilization Rates, Facilitating IT Management, Enhancing Application Performance, And Enabling Fast And Easy Deployment Of Windows Images On Virtual Machines
“Approximately 70 to 80 percent of our SQL and Oracle databases are running on VMware. Some of the databases in our virtual environment are fairly large—60 to 100 GB, and performance has been great. They’re all running perfectly on VMware.”
VMware Infrastructure 3 Consolidates Physical Servers Into Virtual Machines, Reducing Data Center Footprint And Power & Cooling Requirements
“VMware Infrastructure 3 Is The ‘Cadillac’ Of Virtualization Suites. The VMotion, HA And DRS Features Alone Make The Investment In VMware Technology Worth It!”
In 2010, KÜRT decided to offer its information security products also in the form of cloud-based services. The purpose of the project is to build a cloud which provides an advanced, scalable and secure environment for new and enhanced business services. Results achieved with VMware’s solution: 2-3 times less hardware compared to an infrastructure built on physical servers, less operators and less energy needed, Ready-made functions for ensuring the uninterrupted availability of services provided to customers, Ready-made functions for measuring service consumption and for supporting billing, High availability, cost-efficient implementation of a disaster recovery site, Quick self-service provisioning of, development and test environments, Efficient vendor support, advantageous partner program
“The services we are about to introduce also incorporate academic knowledge, and security will be at the core of our VMware-based cloud infrastructure and its operation. This is what sets us apart from other similar service providers.”
In the past, operations in each country had their separate IT functions, but the company felt this set-up was too complex, costly and disparate. Leaseplan Infrastructure Services felt that virtualizing its infrastructure would be the only feasible way forward to ensure service levels, scalability, business flexibility and affordability for the multinational organisation.
“Consolidating the IT of thirty country operations into one location is no mean feat in itself; managing this mammoth infrastructure is even more of a challenge. It would be an impossible task without the help of VMware whose technology allows for fantastic levels of automation and control to ensure service levels are guaranteed.”
Linxdatacenter is constantly evolving in response to the growing needs of clients. Linxdatacenter decided to extend the portfolio of services provided to clients and to introduce Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) based on the FlexPod platform. The current and prospective clients, who are using typical ICT and collocation services, gained an opportunity to rent comprehensive virtual environments – a virtual data center. In practice this means that, with access to processing capacity, RAM and significant disk space, they are able to create and manage virtual servers on their own. The entire hardware solution is managed by VMware vCloud Suite 5.1 products.
“Clients want to make sure that their data is secure and they want to know where exactly the data is stored. LinxCloud meets both of these requirements. Our service, also called “the private cloud”, enables our clients to process and store data on a secure platform and at the same time reduce the costs of hardware and software administration and maintenance. Also, the cloud allows for flexible and immediate adjustment of the hardware platform performance to meet the current needs of the company. The same rule applies to software, which does not need to be bought. You can pay for its use in the same way you pay for electricity consumption. Such an option is much more affordable compared to the traditional licensing model”.
Liquid Capital harnesses virtualization as key to innovation. In its charge to embrace tomorrow’s technology as a means to improve its customer’s experience, South African financial service provider to the motoring industry Liquid Capital, has made a significant investment in virtualizing its entire IT environment.
“You have to be brave, you have to have a business strategy and you must show results immediately as you build things for the future. If you need an effective disaster recovery solution it is simply a no brainer, you have to virtualize. It’s the catalyst for the future and without it you won’t be able to get to the cloud.”
Lodgen, Lacher, Golditch, Sardi, Saunders, & Howard, LLP
CPA Firm Finds That the Numbers Add Up with Virtualization
“A marginal investment in VMware technology can result in huge gains in terms of productivity or competitive advantage—and having Intel technology helps ensure that you can get the most out of the investment you make.”
Lombard Leasing Zrt.
Lombard Lízing Csoport has expanded its service portfolio considerably. Introducing products that are meant for new target groups presented a serious challenge for the IT team of the company. VMware based virtual environments were able to provide the business department with a new system in a day, including the installation and configuration of applications. It was precisely this kind of speed and flexibility that they wanted to achieve.
"Thanks to flexibility and availability achieved with VMware based virtualization Lombard Lízing Group can present itself to the customers as an agile, innovative and readily available financial service provider, and respond faster to changes on the market."
London Borough of Hillingdon
We chose VMware for the maturity and breadth of its products and its market leading position.
“Virtualizing with VMware has placed IT right at the forefront of driving the Council’s business transformation objectives. Not only do we have the flexibility to deploy new services more quickly and effectively than ever before, but IT is now seen as an enabler for delivering savings and efficiencies across the Council in line with the demands of the Comprehensive Spending Review. Thanks to VMware, the IT department now spends about 80% of its time on the innovative, strategic projects that help make a real difference to the Council, and 20% on the standard ‘keeping the lights on’ activity, a complete reversal of where we were on our old infrastructure.”
Lone Star College
Lone Star College System Virtualizes 14 Campus Datacenters, Slashes IT Costs and Improves Disaster Recovery
“While most organizations were focusing on the recent economic crisis, Lone Star took calculated bold steps to build the technology infrastructure to support our vision of becoming the nation’s premier community college system. VMware provides flexibility and high availability while reducing operational costs.”
Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe
Brak fizycznej możliwości zainstalowania kolejnych serwerów skłonił dział IT w Lotniczym Pogotowiu Ratunkowym do decyzji o próbie wprowadzenia wirtualizacji do swojej infrastruktury. Brak miejsca hamował nie tylko rozwój usług świadczonych wewnątrz Lotniczego Pogotowia Ratunkowego, ale także ograniczał możliwość wdrożenia sprzętu potrzebnego do prowadzenia testów. Prowadzenie testów na fizycznych maszynach samo w sobie jest utrudnione i nieefektywne - przy maszynach wirtualnych wykonanie klona działającej maszyny wirtualnej lub stworzenie nowego serwera z wykonanego wcześniej wzorca to kwestia paru kliknięć myszką. W wyniku wdrożenia rozwiązań VMware firma uzyskała możliwość dalszego rozwoju dzięki skonsolidowaniu swoich serwerów. Ułatwione też zostało zarządzanie wirtualnymi serwerami oraz skrócono czas reakcji na potrzeby biznesowe. Ograniczono także pobór prądu elektrycznego, którego konsumpcja przy takiej liczbie fizycznych serwerów byłaby znacznie wyższa.
“Gdy wybieraliśmy oprogramowanie firmy VMware do wirtualizacji serwerów, nie było dla niego żadnej rozsądnej, stabilnej alternatywy. Dziś jesteśmy zadowoleni z tej decyzji i nie zamienilibyśmy go na rozwiązanie konkurencyjne.”
Lufthansa systems provide IT for the airline & aviation industry, based in Frankfurt, they employ over 3,000 people based in 14 countries. They needed to develop a system to distribute mapping data to pilots across the globe. Flight charts are only current for 4 weeks and pilots are only given 10 days to download updates. It needed to be scalable to cope with huge peaks in demand of up to 800MB of data being downloaded by over 7,000 pilots at the same time. A VMware Hybrid Cloud solution enables them to utilise a public cloud solution with their existing private cloud, increasing scalability & agility while ensuring data security. It was the only solution to provide the capacity to handle peaks in traffic avoiding latency issues
"VMware enables us to use the capabilities and scalabilities of a Public Cloud Provider and at the same time ensuring data security and integrity.”
Virtualization Frees Madison-Plains Budget for Student Technology. Modernizing Servers as VMware Virtual Machines Helps Rural District Afford VMware View Virtual Desktop Environment
“VMware vSphere technology not only enabled a highly reliable server infrastructure, it also allowed us to save enough money on our servers that we could move to the next step, a VMware View virtual desktop deployment. VMware virtualization therefore became a core technology that opened new doors, including opportunities to offer more educational technology to our students.”