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Kaneka Corporation

 

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"

— Tetsuro Yabuki, Senior Manager, IT Application & Administration Team, Information Systems

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?’”

— Dave Gravender, Vice President and CIO

KGI Hong Kong

 

Deployed VMware technology to provide a more flexible, robust infrastructure that delivers the required system availability, scalability and performance.

“With the VMware platform, we can start new projects straight away ... we can now get new products to market 4 to 6 weeks faster.” KGI Asia

— Andrew Wu , IT Director, KGI Asia

Kindred Healthcare

 

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.”

— Rob Rhodes, Technical Consultant

KPIT Cummins

 

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."

— Mandar Marulkar, Associate VP & Head of IT & Systems

Kraš d.d.

 

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.”

— Goran Zadravec, Head of IT infrastructure, Kraš d.d.

Kronos Incorporated

 

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.”

— Michael Moran, Senior IT Systems Manager

Kürt Zrt.

 

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.”

— Zsolt Nagy, Head of R&D and Innovation Management, Kürt Zrt.

Lake Land College

 

VMware Desktop Solution Helps Community College Satisfy Users’ Soaring Demands, Slash Energy Use

“VMware virtual desktops are the answer to so many issues: supporting remote locations without adding IT staff, allowing faculty mobility and flexibility, and meeting all users’ need to run resource-heavy applications.”

— Lee Spaniol, Director of Information Systems and Services

Larimer County

 

Larimer County Provides Agile, Cost-Effective Services to Citizens with VMware Software

“Our virtualized environment delivers significant cost savings and allows us to improve performance and service delivery at the same time. Normally, these two things don’t go together — service or performance generally take a hit when you’re trying to reduce costs,. In our VMware environment, we’re able to do both, which makes our clients and the CIO very happy.”

— Steve Schneider, Infrastructure Group Manager

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.”

— Scott Goldman, IT Manager

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.”

— Shah Ardalan, Vice Chancellor/CIO, Office of Technology Services

Lone Star College

 

Lone Star College, in partnership with VMware, Cisco and EMC, deploys a private cloud to accommodate growth, going from 5% utility virtualization to 93% in eighteen months. In three years, their student population grew from 63,000 to 100,000, yet IT Services seamlessly accommodated that growth with no change in customer experience.

“We had six hundred thousand dollars in cap ex savings. So, in the end, we've been able to refresh the infra structure, take it to a level of high availability. “

— Link Alander, Vice-Chancellor of Technology Services

Lonza Biologics Tuas

 

Lonza Biologics Tuas Pte Ltd Cuts Power and Cooling Costs by 72 Percent and Investigates Desktop Virtualization

“Deploying VMware has enabled us to manage our IT infrastructure more efficiently and reduce costs while maintaining high standards of service delivery to our internal team.”

Spokesperson, Lonza Biologics Tuas Pte Ltd

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.”

— Maciej Paczesny, CIO

Lufthansa Systems

 

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.”

— Dr. Joerg Liebe, Chief Information Officer, Lufthansa Systems

Maharam

 

VMware Virtual Infrastructure Decreases Capital And Operational Expenses And Enables Efficient Server Consolidation To Extend The Life Of Your Data Center

“There are so many over-hyped products out there that do their job but never really meet your expectations. VMware vSphere is one of those rare products that actually exceed expectations. It definitely delivers on the promise.”

— Sal DeAugustino, IT Manager

Mahesh Bank

 

VMware View has allowed Mahesh Bank to deploy desktops as a managed service while automating administration and management processes and reducing total cost of ownership by 50 per cent.

“Deploying VMware View is allowing us to reduce our desktop total cost of ownership by almost 50% and centrally manage our user environments. Moreover, this is the first time in India’s banking industry that VMware has been integrated with ‘zero client’ desktop hardware to run a core banking application.”

— Milind Rajhans, Manager, IT

Mainfreight

 

VMware virtualization automates disaster recovery processes while boosting availability and providing a platform to implement utility and cloud computing.

“VMware has provided us with a flexible, reliable IT platform to support the business and deliver IT services in more responsive and cost-effective ways.”

— Kevin Drinkwater, Global CIO

managedhosting.de GmbH

 

Challenge • Automate provisioning • Faster provisioning of infrastructure and platforms (PaaS/IaaS) at guaranteed service level Solution • vCloud Director

"It's critical that we provide our customers with complex virtualized infrastructures very quickly and with a guaranteed SLA. vCloud Director is an excellent tool for this."

— Andreas Wolske, Managing Partner of managedhosting.de
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