ExecuJet Aviation Group
The ExecuJet Aviation Group is a global business aviation organisation, offering a diverse range of services, including aircraft sales, management and charter. ExecuJet runs four data centres in Johannesburg, Capetown, Zurich and Dubai that underpin the IT for the entire organisation. The South African data centre desperately needed to upgrade a large amount of legacy infrastructure, and the company decided to consolidate its server infrastructure using VMware. Following their successful server virtualisation project, the management team got fully behind the IT team to explore the benefits of implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure. They looked into a number of options, but due to our great experiences with VMware and the range of features on offer, they choose to implement VMware View. By using VMware View, ExecuJet employees are now able to run Windows 7 from any internet-enabled device.
“Dealing with highly discerning clients means we have to be at the cutting edge of service and innovation. Being able to use Windows 7 on tablet devices with the help of VMware View has drastically increased flexibility and improved working practices across the board - from sales executives to pilots to maintenance engineers, all of which helps us deliver the best service possible to our customers.”
eXimius N.V., a Thomson Reuters company
VMware vSphere 4.0 and VMware vMotion offer uninterrupted availability of IT applications, efficient IT management and generate savings on time, energy and costs.
“I have been monitoring technological developments in the area of virtualisation for some time. VMware was the first company, three years back, that was able to offer a fully-fledged virtualisation solution. I really do consider VMware as a forerunner and trendsetter in virtualisation.”
Experian demands constant innovation and nimble response to markets to maintain its profi tability and competitive edge. Its IT infrastructure team must support its developers’ eff orts to meet the business’ aggressive time-to-market requirements. A cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service model for Experian’s test and development environments will allow developers to quickly and fl exibly self-provision IT resources when they need them. Business Impact were: Provisioning times, already slashed from weeks to days through virtualization, now further cut to minutes; Developers can more easily collaborate; business units can leverage IT builds from other lines of business; Private cloud and VMware vShield security functionality ensure IT resources are controlled
“VMware vCloud technology will allow Experian to offer an internal, selfservice cloud to our development organization, leading to faster project turnaround and better levels of IT service.”
Extreme Networks Aims to Migrate Oracle ERP to VMware Platform Network solutions firm consolidates datacenters, progresses to Oracle and desktop virtualization
“Virtualization works well for us. We don’t shy away from virtualizing mission-critical applications, such as Oracle, in production as well as in test environments. VMware technology has proven itself.”
Based on VMware vSphere, Facilicom virtualised almost all its servers, including the company-critical SAP systems. VMware offers Facilicom more control over the central server environment which supports all the operational applications.
“With VMware vSphere and vMotion it’s a lot easier to transfer or upgrade applications. Now everything happens more quickly and with less downtime. Distributing server loads is also easier. That’s really useful when deploying applications which need a lot of CPU power temporarily. We are also hardware-independent and the environment is scalable enough to keep growing.”
“The VMware TAM program is both profitable and beneficial for a large company such as Finanz Informatik. Through its detailed insight into a company, the TAM program can provide a better VMware-internal picture of the impact a problem is having on a customer.”
First Marblehead Corporation
First Marblehead Teams With VMware Professional Services To Migrate A Datacenter Without Lifting A Server
“VMware Professional Services helped us pull off a major Datacenter migration with a very lean team. The consultant who handled our engineering tasks contributed dozens of innovative ideas for solving problems and leveraging the VMware platform.”
Florida Atlantic University College of Engineering and Computer Science
Focus on Green IT Leads Innovative Engineering School to VMware Virtualized Desktop Environment
“Virtualization is the key to providing the most cost- and energy efficient IT environments, and VMware is the leader in virtualization. That’s why we chose it as a long-term partner for the College.”
Implement VMware Infrastructure 3.5 To Facilitate IT Management, Improve Application Performance And Availability, Enhance Disaster Recovery, And Reduce Server Hardware, Maintenance, And Energy Costs
“Anything with Cerner in the title is like throwing the ace of spades on the table. If anything goes wrong with these applications, people all over the organization start to yell and scream. Cerner software is part of the infrastructure that Florida Hospital spent 60 million dollars on, in order to provide a safer environment for our patients and to comply with rigorous HIPAA standards for ensuring the security and privacy of healthcare information. Our Cerner applications our hosted by Cerner, and the fact that they ESX servers speaks volumes about our faith in VMware.”
Foley & Lardner LLP
Global legal services leader Foley & Lardner LLP has adopted virtual desktops and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) innovation to enhance end-user productivity across their far-flung operations.
"The ease of mobility and some of the productivity gains [from VMware View] make a big difference. The quicker we can get access to people and information for our attorneys, no matter where they are and no matter what the device they're using, is really important today. That does provide some additional benefit for our attorneys, when it comes to delivering the best possible service we can to our clients."
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”
Frontier Communications Solutions
Learn why Frontier Communications Solutions chose VMware Zimbra to deliver a unique and integrated communications system to their customers.
“If email is a strategic asset, you need to have control over it. . . . Zimbra has allowed us to control it.”
FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA
Fujifilm Medical Systems Rolls Out SaaS Offering of Synapse® PACS, Synapse RIS, Disaster Recovery and Remote Image Archiving to Customers
“Many health care providers, in particular, smaller hospitals and specialized clinics, don’t have the necessary capital to invest in infrastructure or IT staff to support their PACS and medical information management systems. By providing Synapse PACS, Synapse RIS, data storage and archive as managed services, we’re satisfying a need that many of our customers had. Plus, we’ve created opportunities to attract new customers who might otherwise not have considered our Synapse products.”
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 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.”
Gainesville State College
Virtual Desktops Open a World of Possibilities for Gainesville State College
“Our basic need was to provide a 24x7 technical lab with campus and remote access for our students. But virtual desktops open a world of possibility. We use them to create GIS labs for middle-school students.”