Liquid Capital harnesses virtualization as key to innovation. In its charge to embrace tomorrow’s technology as a means to improve its customer’s experience, South African financial service provider to the motoring industry Liquid Capital, has made a significant investment in virtualizing its entire IT environment.
“You have to be brave, you have to have a business strategy and you must show results immediately as you build things for the future. If you need an effective disaster recovery solution it is simply a no brainer, you have to virtualize. It’s the catalyst for the future and without it you won’t be able to get to the cloud.”
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.”
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.”
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. “
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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."
Manitoba Blue Cross
VMware vSphere Creates A Flexible, Portable Virtual Infrastructure That Increases Availability, While VMware Site Recovery Manager Automates Disaster Recovery Processes
“VMware Site Recovery Manager has turned disaster recovery from a manual process into a push-button operation. It’s hard to put a price tag on that kind of simplification.”
Manitoba Liquor Control Commission (MLCC)
Manitoba Liquor Control Commission Devises Agile Methodology, Wins Over Stakeholders to Virtualize JD Edwards
“Myth: No one else is doing ERP on VMware. Reality: We found many companies that have successfully virtualized ERP. The performance of our JD Edwards application on VMware vSphere is stellar.”
Manitoba Liquor Control Commission (MLCC)
“There’s a lot of fear around doing anything different with ERP. We started with ERP on vSphere…and it went just great.”
Mansfield District Council
VMware helped the Mansfield District Council to swiftly migrate its PCs and laptops from Windows XP to Windows 7, while at the same time providing a more flexible and secure working environment.
“After assessing the options available VMware Horizon View was the clear choice for us as it addressed all our business concerns, including mobility, cost control and migrating to Windows 7 in one go. It delivers a flexible infrastructure, streamlines operations and is easy to use. Phoenix Software was also a great team to work with and we couldn’t have asked for a more efficient and helpful partner at this time.”
VMware vSphere Provides the Foundation for New Managed Video Network Services Offerings
“What do I think of the VMware solution? It’s employee retention in a box. I honestly don’t know how I could do my job without it.”
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Explore how the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences uses VMware technology to virtualize its desktop and datacenter environments, providing outstanding service with a small IT staff.
“We need to implement tools that allow us to provide a high level of service with a small IT staff. Desktop virtualization lets us push applications out quickly and efficiently to transform the way students and faculty access and share information.”
Extend VMware vSphere to automate the allocation of computing resources, meeting delivery unit demands and ensuring usage is tracked and costed effectively.
“VMware vSphere is the perfect platform for Mastek to extend its server consolidation project to deploying a private cloud, which will allow us to provision new resources up to eight times faster and improve the efficiency of our IT spending.”
Mazda Virtualizes SAP Using VMware Cloud and Texperts’ Expertise
“By rehearsing our SAP upgrade on a VMware private cloud hosted by Texperts, we eliminated the chance that the upgrade would put our business operations at risk. Virtualizing our SAP environment has also reduced our capital and operating costs, improved availability, and simplified disaster recovery.”
Craig Barlow, working in Medi-IT represents hospitals in Central Finland. They have been using VMware products for its reliability, flexibility and ease of use. He shares his personal experience with VMware & ESX dating back to version 2. He discusses about ESX environment running 5.1 and their View 5.2 environment. Their roadmap for the next year and the year after is to move as much of the healthcare servers into the virtualized environment.