Chittenden Bank Prepares To Grow Its Business— Not Its IT Staff—With Virtualization
“Our ‘go-to’ environment is a virtual platform based on VMware technology and Intel processors. We look at an application and decide why it shouldn’t be virtualized, rather than why it should.”
Choice Hotels International, Inc.
VMware's Software-Defined Data Center at Choice Hotels. Choice Hotels International leverages VMware's Software-Defined Data Center architecture by implementing vCloud Suite Enterprise to optimize capacity, ensure business continuity and disaster recovery, and shorten the time to provision infrastructure and applications.
For Disaster Recovery, Christie Finds VMware Solution
“We started by virtualizing our enterprise applications, and now are implementing VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager as our disaster recovery solution. VMware gives us a rock-solid IT infrastructure without the crippling costs of a traditional DR architecture.”
City of Boston
Use VMware Infrastructure And VMware View To Save Money, Time And Energy
“We sometimes walk people through our datacenter, show them all the empty racks, and say, ‘This is what virtualization has done for us.’ Before we started using VMware Infrastructure, those racks were full. It’s a powerful way of making the point that that you don’t need to buy a server every time you need one. Instead, you can license VMware for a robust infrastructure of virtual machines that give you as much or more computing power as physical servers.”
City of Cockburn
VMware virtualization enables the City of Cockburn to centralize management and administration while reducing capital and operating expenses and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
“Deploying VMware virtualization has enabled us to reduce our total cost of ownership and limit our desktop risks while maintaining user service levels within our buildings and improving remote access.”
Clal Insurance Holdings
"The server farm has become 100% virtual. All the Windows or Linux based servers run on VMware vSphere. We have 500 virtual servers. Actually, for all intents and purposes, I have a private cloud here."
When I am asked “Why VMware?” the answer is clear. In every test that we’ve made the other solutions were fighting yesterday’s battles. It’s like comparing the space shuttle to a racing car, even if the racing car is the best possible. The wealth of tools, the ease of management, the integration with the world of storage, and the advantage of the DR give me the ability to do everything better, cheaper, and more long lastingly. In my opinion we saved more than 50% as compared to physical servers and software.
Clarion is a law firm based in Leeds in the United Kingdom. They understand what their clients want and make sure their services are tailored specifically to their requirements. Clarion are also very passionate about new, exciting products and services in the evolving IT landscape. vSphere is the foundation of Clarions growing IT infrastructure and provides them with the tools they need to meet the dynamic requirements of the business. New services and systems can now be deployed within minutes, whereas typically this would have taken several months to complete. This has given the business significant cost savings in terms of hardware maintenance, power & cooling. They also now have the capabilities of moving parts of the infrastructure easily into a private cloud which enables further resilience to the infrastructure moving forward. Next steps for the company are to use VMware Horizon Workspace to create a secure controlled environment for employees and clients to access, edit and send legal documents across the world and more importantly from any device. They will enable them to share large volumes of legal files in a highly secure manner, both internally and externally.
"Horizon workspace will give us back time. And chargeable time is essentially how lawyers make money."
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,”
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”.
VMware virtualization enabled CMI FPE to provide a robust, resilient infrastructure to run business-critical applications such as SAP ECC6 while lowering costs and supporting growth.
“VMware vSphere 4 has enabled us to almost triple the performance of our SAP application and eliminate the performance degradation we experienced when a physical server in our SAP cluster failed.”
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”
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.
Global CRM, ERP Software IT Department Supports R&D Teams, Delivers SaaS Through VMware Technology, BlueLock Virtual Datacenters
“Consona’s need to be flexible and nimble is immense. VMware technology and BlueLock Virtual Datacenters in the public cloud enable fast deployment, management ease, and the ability to expand and shrink capacity as needed.”
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."
VMware virtualization has allowed Corporate Express to improve the agility and flexibility of its IT systems, and align its technology closely with business needs. It has also provided a powerful reference for customers of its external IT service delivery business unit.
“We have built an agile, dynamic infrastructure platform that supports our IT team’s strategic approach to managing requests from our business units. We don’t have to go back and re-architect an environment every time because everything is virtualized.”
Deploying VMware Virtualization Has Enabled CS Energy To Achieve Near 100 Per Cent Availability, While The Additional Redundancy Provided By Tools That Move Running Virtual Machines Away From A Failing Host Provides Further Assurance To The Business.
“Implementing VMware virtualization has enabled us to deliver near 100 per cent availability and improved redundancy and performance of critical applications such as our SAP ECC6 enterprise resource planning system.”
DaiWa Capital Markets Hong Kong Limited
Daiwa Capital Markets Hong Kong had rapidly expanded its datacenter to host more than 500 physical servers, which was becoming increasingly difficult to manage. The company wanted to ensure high availability of its financial services applications and deliver a disaster recovery solution that would eliminate downtime. After considering solutions from Microsoft® and Red Hat®, the organization chose to work with VMware® partners HP® and Systex International® to design and implement a virtual infrastructure using VMware vCenter Server™ 5.1 to provide centralized management for VMware vSphere® 5.1 Enterprise Plus and high availability through vSphere vMotion®.
"Through VMware we have achieved 80 percent utilization of server resources. This means we can run significantly more server resources without increasing energy consumption."
Daughters of Charity Health System
Virtualization With VMware Technology Enables The DCHS IT Department To Provide High Availability And High Performance Within Strict Budgetary Constraints
“The fact that we virtualized our mission-critical emergency room application shows the confidence we have in VMware technology.”
Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital And Research Center
VMware Virtualization Enabled More Predictable Application Performance And Uptime, Eased The Maintenance Load On IT Staff, And Enabled Servers To Be Quickly Provisioned To Meet Changing Business Requirements.
“As a healthcare provider, we never stop work. The virtualized infrastructure provides a degree of surety that the systems necessary for efficient, accurate and high quality patient care will always be available when we need them.”
Virtualizing On Dell Poweredge Servers Enables The Dell IT Team To Speed New Server Deployment, Use Data Centers More Efficiently, And Dramatically Reduce Server Costs
“Our analysis shows that every nonproduction virtual machine we deploy saves us about US$6,500 compared to deploying and running a physical server, and every production virtual machine saves us about US$9,300 over a three year period.”