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Australian Hearing

 

Implementing a hosted disaster recovery service based on VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager has enabled Australian Hearing to avoid AUD$450,000 in costs, recover its critical applications in three hours or less and test its business continuity capabilities without disrupting the organisation.

“Our business continuity and disaster recovery plans refer to a 48-hour recovery time as an absolute maximum. We can now recover all our key applications in no more than three hours.”

— Peter Gasparovic , Chief Information Officer, Australian Hearing

A Large American University

 

VMware Infrastructure 3 Provides A Platform For Creating A Scalable And Flexible Virtual Infrastructure That Reduces Costs And Eases Administration

“VMware technology has played a critical role in helping us modernize our central IT environment. VMware is creating a true partnership that isn’t just about selling licenses—it’s about giving us what we need to be successful in our goals.”

— Anonymous, Chief Information Officer

A Large University in Texas

 

VMware vSphere 4 Creates An IT Environment That Is Easier To Manage, Easier To Keep Available, And Easier To Recover—All While Lowering Overall Costs

“VMware vSphere has been a huge benefit to us. It saves time, it saves money, and it makes our critical applications more available and recoverable. It’s hard to think of an aspect of IT where vSphere isn’t playing an important supporting role for us.”

— Anonymous, Systems Administrator

ABB Grain Ltd

 

By Adopting VMware Virtualization, ABB Grain Was Able To Meet Its DR Requirements While Rapidly Integrating New Acquirees Into Its Business. The Organization Saved A$60,000 In Server Maintenance Costs While Implementing A Dynamic Infrastructure.

“VMware has delivered a robust, scalable, dynamic infrastructure that allows us to quickly integrate newly-acquired businesses and implement a standard corporate environment without making huge investments in new hardware.”

— Tony Garland, Infrastructure Projects Supervisor

ABN AMRO N.V. Singapore

 

VMware vSphere enabled ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Singapore to consolidate 27 application environments, two separate email systems and two directory services, and automate disaster recovery processes between two datacenters.

“By running VMware virtualization based on Intel processor-based servers, we have avoided adding about 150 new physical servers at a cost of more than USD$600,000 and created a resilient virtual datacenter environment where we can cater for new business requirements.”

— Dirk Sibiet, Executive Director, Country Technology Officer, SIngapore and United Arab Emirates

ABN AMRO N.V. Singapore

 

ABN AMRO business leaders talk about how they started their virtualisation journey with consolidation and DR, which led then to the current vCloud Suite implantation and the conclusion that any application can be virtualized. In partnership with Professional Services, provisioning time is reduced, DR recovery time slashed, and significant CAPEX savings have been made.

“We as a bank are now convinced that our strategy of moving to a virtual data centre is actually enabling our business to be more efficient and more profitable, and will enable our business to grow at a faster pace because we can [quickly] deliver solutions to market.”

— Dirk Sibiet , Country Technology Officer ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Singapore & ABN AMRO Private Banking Asia and Middle East

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC)

 

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) was one of the few companies in the region to deploy the comprehensive stack of Oracle E-business solutions with mission critical applications such as CRM, Business Intelligence and Oracle databases. This complex solution required stacks of hardware from several vendors, a lot of space, and expensive licenses. Today, with a custom designed VMware virtualization solution, ADPC has consolidated its IT infrastructure resulting in increased performance, savings on hardware maintenance and running costs, and enhanced scalability for further expansion.

“VMware’s dedication, support and expertise enabled Abu Dhabi Ports Company to execute one of the biggest virtualization projects in the region, Oracle E-business suite. The project resulted in a savings of US $ 1.2 million on hardware, power and licensing. We are now 100 percent virtualized and are able to serve our customers in minutes rather than weeks.”

— Dr Saif Al Ketbi, Vice President of IT, Abu Dhabi Ports Company

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

 

Discover what led Acorda Therapeutics to move to a 100% virtualized environment and how they proved to Oracle consultants that their applications run better on VMware.

“At this point we’ve virtualized 100 percent of our infrastructure, and some of those applications that I’m referring to would be Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, more recently Oracle databases, and several custom applications that are specific to our industry”

— Josh Bauer, Senior Manager Network Operations

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

 

Discover how Acorda Therapeutics adopted VMware® virtualization technology to ensure its IT infrastructure is scalable and poised to support potentially rapid future growth.

"Committing to VMware virtualization technology gives us tremendous elasticity as a business, without an enormous up-front capital investment in hardware. It is a perfect fit for us.”

— Pasqual Zottola, Executive Director—Information Technology

ACP IT Solutions AG

 

Challenge was to have a reliable cloud solution as part of service-oriented offerings meeting the needs of small and medium sized customers. Data Center as a Service based on VMware vCloud was the best solution.

“VMware vCloud offers great added value, especially for our small and medium-sized customers. Virtualized data centers let our customers benefit from technologies and security standards that they would not be able to achieve on their own.”

— Peter Zach, Member of the Managing Board of ACP IT Solutions AG

ADAC e.V.

 

Germany’s ADAC e.V. is Europe’s largest automobile association with more than 18 million members using the company’s various services from roadside assistance to automobile insurance. ADAC decided to move several smaller offices into one main office location in Munich. This enabled them to introduce a new way for their employees to work. Employees now have the option to sit at any desk in any part of the building and can easily access their desktop wherever they are. VMware Mirage was selected as it was the only product with the ability to migrate all of the companies applications, application data, user data and operating system.

“We achieved a very smooth migration, 2.400 machines, 1,100 applications, we have the same look and feel as we did before and we did all this in only 3 weeks.”

— Stefan Brandstetter, Lieter ITO, ADAC e.V.

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.

Adventist Health System Information Services

 

VMware Infrastructure 3 And VMware Site Recovery Manager Create An IT Environment That Is More Manageable, Available, And Recoverable

“VMware Site Recovery Manager makes managing and testing our recovery plans as easy as pushing a button. The fact that we can run tests as often as we want gives us a high degree of confidence in the recoverability of our systems.”

— Kenneth Newball, Senior Disaster Recovery Administrator

Adways Inc.

 

Adways Inc. runs a diverse and fast-growing portfolio of Internet businesses. To ensure its IT architecture is flexible and responsive enough to support the company's further expansion, Adways recently implemented a VMware-designed software-defined data centre (SDDC) architecture.

“Our software-defined data centre based on VMware vCloud Suite is indispensable to the global growth of our business. We now have a proactive IT infrastructure that is extremely flexible and responsive.”

— Masayuki Ito, Chief Systems Engineer, Information Systems

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star)

 

Deploy VMware virtualization to allocate server resources to applications and services as required while lowering costs and improving return on hardware investment.

“To support our team’s work testing, developing and releasing into production applications that support our scientific and business goals, we deployed a virtualized infrastructure that removed the need to wait weeks to acquire new physical servers.”

— Loong Fong Lai , Deputy Director

AIA New Zealand

 

AIA New Zealand replaced its physical firewalls with VMware vCNS with immediate results; significant CAPEX savings, reduced downtime and an agile disaster recovery solution

"VMware has enabled us to undertake a fundamental transformation in how we operate. At this stage we have really only started the journey and there is a lot more to come. It’s very exciting."

— Brannan Hunter, Chief Information Officer

All for One Steeb AG

 

Challenges: Multi-site private cloud for SAP systems and many other services. Expansion of an attractive cloud-based service portfolio. Solution: SAP systems running in vCloud. Managed Mail as SaaS. IaaS and SaaS on pay-per-use basis using Chargeback. Results: Higher availability and shorter maintenance windows on SAP systems. New flexible services such as Managed Mail. IaaS offers for customers. Further reduction in resource usage. Attractive pay-per-use billing models.

“For All for One Steeb, vCloud is the best way to continuously improve service quality while also offering attractive SaaS and IaaS plans to our medium-sized business customers. This led us to select an end-to-end private cloud infrastructure in our data centers.”

— Dr. Thorsten Hackfort, Head of Managed Services, All for One Steeb

Allianz Global Assistance

 

Allianz Global Assistance

“We did a proof-of-concept on VMware View and it was very well received. Our users said VMware was much more user friendly than other desktop virtualization technologies, and their positive feedback was a key reason for choosing VMware.” - Luc Derix Chief Information Officer Allianz Global Assistance

— Luc Derix , Chief Information Officer, Allianz Global Assistance

Allied Electronics

 

VMware Technology Creates A Virtual Infrastructure That Simplifies IT Administration And Increases Availability And Redundancy Of Core Applications

“Like most companies, we started with virtualization as a way to eliminate server sprawl and get better utilization out of our servers. Now, our VMware and Intel based virtualization solution is playing a serious role in our disaster recovery discussions.”

— David McCombs, Systems Engineer

Amway

 

Amway Uses VMware Infrastructure To Consolidate Hosts While Improving The Reliability And Manageability Of Its Technology Infrastructure, Both At Its Headquarters And Remote Offices Worldwide

“Besides server consolidation, I think the biggest advantage we get from VMware technology is in the area of disaster recovery. About two years ago we made a strategic decision to virtualize everything on our disaster-recovery source list, for instance, Tier 1 applications like EMC Documentum. We’ve identified virtualization as the key enabler to protect our most important applications.”

— Tom Van Harn, Systems Support Advisor
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