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When IT becomes a matter of life or death

“VMware is the only provider of virtualization solutions that meets our requirements. As the data center for a hospital, we depend on the absolute reliability of our systems. This must not be compromised in any way regardless of savings measures.”

— Hans Peter Klaus, System Service Divisional Director

Global Washington

 

Global Washington Helps Members Alleviate Poverty with the Help of Esri’s Mapping Solution and VMware Cloud

“With the help of Esri, VMware and BlueLock, we’re leveraging cloud technology to help our members increase the visibility of their activities and advocate more effectively for the causes they support.”

— Bookda Gheisar, Executive Director

Godfrey Phillips India

 

VMware vSphere virtualization enables Godfrey Phillips India to run several applications and a combination of Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems on fewer servers, increasing hardware utilization while reducing power, space and cooling costs.

“Deploying VMware vSphere has enabled us to achieve a 30 percent performance improvement when running business-critical applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 while achieving substantial overall cost savings and flexibility improvements.”

— Bala Subramanium, Chief Information Officer

Grant Thornton Australia 

 

Use VMware virtualization to deliver a centralized IT infrastructure that could cost-effectively support the rapid development of new applications to support the firm.

“Deploying VMware virtualization has provided us with a robust, dynamic platform to build and release new IT services such as system practice and financial management systems, a national intranet and an IT service desk.”

— Brad Bazley, Infrastructure and Services Manager

Green Mountain Power

 

Vermont-based utility company virtualizes Oracle applications, including databases.

“We have Oracle Application Testing Suite. And we have used that extensively to test out each and every application, functional as well as the lower. We've done several tests and we have not yet heard of any complaint as far as performance goes.”

— Nayab Saiyad, Sr. DBA and Architect

Green Mountain Power

 

Vermont-based utility company virtualizes Oracle applications, including databases, and keeps their virtual environment up and running through Hurricane Irene with help from VMware and NetApp

“We had 44 to 50,000 customers without power because of Hurricane Irene. So our systems were up and running, and our users were happy. Performance was great. People in our districts were getting the resources from our systems that they needed.”

— Paula Fortin, Systems Administrator

Greenbrier Companies

 

Leading Transportation Equipment and Services Company Virtualizes Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Dynamics AX

“After five years of successful datacenter virtualization, we knew that virtualizing our upgrade to Microsoft SharePoint 2010 would deliver high availability, lower cost and greater business agility.”

— Larry Bates, Senior Server Administrator

Groupe Adeo - Adeo Services

 

VMware vCloud Director supporting the deployement of a private cloud infrastructure de Cloud offering IAAS services

“With VMware vCloud Director, we now have a private Cloud infrastructure which enables us to provide our developers with test environments and pre-equipped development much quicker than before. The provisioning time of our IaaS services has been reduced from 2 weeks to less than 1 hour!”

— Benoît Mailliet, VMware Architect/ Administrator for Production Management and Support, ADEO Services

Gruppo Zucchetti

 

The challenge was to overcome the limitations of physical infrastructure in a data center that had reached the limits of space and required electricity costs for maintenance. The company also wanted to provide its services as cloud. VMware vSphere allows all business-critical applications to run, VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager provides security and reliability, while VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite simplifies IT activity.

"Our data center has always been a cost. In the last year, thanks to VMware, it's become a business. And everything seems to indicate that this will just keep getting better."

— Giorgio Mini, Vice-President of the Zucchetti Group

GTS Central Europe

 

The GTS Central Europe (GTS) Group is a leading telco operator with its own network and a provider of data center services in the Central and East European region. The group’s reach is mainly regional with dense local networks and thus offers a wide array of services in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania. GTS created a virtual data center to provide virtual hosting services for corporate clients, allowing companies to specifically and flexibly choose, allocate and move computer resources based on where they are truly needed. In less than one year after the launch of the service almost one-hundred corporate customers use GTS Group services from VMware for their virtual hosting.

„We wanted to provide companies a service that would truly help with their business. In our virtual IT environment they gain greater performance and reliability and can react very flexibly to changes in their needs; without any investment costs. It’s logical that this environment uses VMware technologies – it’s the world leader in virtualization and cloud computing.“

— Václav Molík, Director of Customer Projects, GTS Czech

Hay Group

 

Use VMware Technology To Improve The Availability Of Vital Applications While Paring Costs To The Tune Of Roughly $2.3 Million—And Moving Towards A Cloud Infrastructure For Even Greater Efficiencies

“Our primary datacenter is now 100 percent virtualized on vSphere 4. The upgrade went very smoothly and we are already beginning to take advantage of some of the exciting new features such as Fault Tolerance, vShield Zones, vStorage Thin Provisioning and Host Profiles. We are especially excited about Fault Tolerance because it will ensure zero downtime and zero data loss for applications most critical to the business.”

— Tuan Ngo, Director, Worldwide Network Operations Group

HDFC Bank Limited

 

HDFC Bank needed to launch hundreds of branches quickly to provide banking services to 40 million new customers from rural and regional India. The financial services company developed a ‘Branch in a VM’ concept to meet this objective and, between 2008 and 2012, opened more than 1,700 branches. The bank can now provision a new branch in less than 10 days.

"In the past it could take up to a couple of months to setup a new branch. With VMware virtualization, we can do this in under 10 days."

— Surya Prasad , Executive Vice President – IT

Hertz International

 

To improve operational efficiencies, Hertz International had a choice of either refreshing its existing infrastructure across its European locations at considerable expense, or implementing newer technologies. In addition to centralising the server estate, Hertz International wanted to simplify its complex desktop infrastructure, which constituted a considerable capital investment. Having over 4,000 PCs and laptops spread over 1,000 sites around Europe, upkeep and maintenance of these were real issue in terms of time, resource and cost. Following a review of the major offerings on the market, Hertz International decided to implement VMware View as it best suited the organisation’s needs and would easily integrate with its existing server virtualization infrastructure. It also made a decision to replace legacy desktop devices with zero client Wyse terminals.

“By virtualizing our server and desktop estate with VMware, we’ve cut costs, dramatically simplified our IT infrastructure and transformed how we support over 1000 desktops in our service centre in Dublin. We’re able to create and deliver even more innovative technology services to our users, while enhancing the experience we provide to our customers. The platform VMware has enabled us to build has given us extremely strong foundations to realise even greater benefits, as we add more and more services and extend the research of the programme internationally.”

— Paul Bermingham, Staff Vice President, Information Technology Services, Hertz International

Hexaware Technologies

 

A private cloud based on VMware technologies.

“We selected VMware as the foundation of our private cloud as its products have a strong technology foundation and meet the reliability requirements of our business units.”

— Nataraj, Chief Information Officer

Hills Industries

 

VMware Virtualization Enables Citrix Application Servers And Other Systems To Operate In Accordance With Business Requirements For Performance And Availability While Enhancing Redundancy And Manageability

“In 2006, virtualization was an emerging technology and we saw the benefits of installing a virtualized infrastructure. Using VMware we could reduce our costs while delivering a flexible, dynamic environment that has enabled us to improve the performance of key business applications and services, such as Citrix."

— Mike Radosav, Manager, Information Services, Operations and Infrastructure

Hoka Hoka Bento

 

Hoka Hoka Bento operates Japanese fast-food restaurants across Java and Bali in Indonesia. The company needed to establish a dynamic, highly available infrastructure to support its planned consolidation of critical business systems. By implementing VMware virtualization, Hoka Hoka Bento established a sound platform to deploy a Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning system in 2014.

"With our systems running in a reliable virtual infrastructure, we can continue to improve our performance and reputation, and look at ways of increasing turnover."

— Johan Sutrisno, IT Division Head

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."

— Kenny Ho, Senior Manager

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.”

— Tirus Mutoru, Head of IT, Housing Finance Bank

Hoya Corporation

 

Diversified Global Optics Leader Based in Tokyo Virtualizes SAP to Reduce Costs, Increase Flexibility

“We successfully migrated eight production systems at the same time, which might be considered risky. But VMware software is known for its stability and it is fully supported by SAP. It would have been more risky not to virtualize.”

— Yoshihiro Moriya, IT Group, Financial Department

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.”

— Gyula Pap, IT Director, Hungarian National Bank
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