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.
Medical Center of Central Georgia
Hospital Consolidates Datacenter Servers and Security for Compliance, Autofailover and Cost Reduction
“With VMware, we were not only able to consolidate our servers, but we gained built-in redundancy and failover in the event of any server. Along with failover, Trend Micro security has been key for increasing our confidence in the ability to avoid disruptions to patient-critical services.”
As a global supplier of server and storage interconnects, Mellanox continuously has a need for real-time responsiveness to its customers. This high-level customer service and ongoing innovation led Mellanox to tremendous growth, and the company’s IT staff¬ encountered a crossroad on how to best manage and recover the laptops of its increasingly remote staff¬. The business decided to implement the VMware Horizon Mirage system. VMware Horizon Mirage provided Mellanox Technologies with a Comprehensive, Centralized Management and Recovery Solution.
“Using VMware’s Horizon Mirage technology has revolutionised the way our IT department operates. We’re able to have a team of just three manage the laptops of over 1000 employees so it’s amazingly cost effective. We get fantastic feedback from everyone from end users to our efficient IT staff.”
Mentor Graphics has been using VMware for past 7-8 years in their software development environment. Paddy Ryan of Mentor Graphics shares his experience working with VMware products where their software development environments are changeable depending on their development cycle. VMware gives him that flexibility because they can deploy machines instantly and only use them for number of weeks and then those resources that are consumed by those virtual machines are returned to the pool and reallocated to other product development groups.
“From my perspective the best thing about VMware product is the speed at which it allows us to deploy virtual machines. We can configure one virtual machine set it up exactly how we want it, create a template out of it and then deploy 20 30 40 machines based on that template in a number of minutes. We find VMware and our engagements with VMware excellent, products are really good and the support people’s understandings of those products are really good.”
Meralco (Manila Electric Company)
The Philippine electricity distributor needed to transform its IT function from a cost center to a driver of innovation, operational excellence and cost-effectiveness. Virtualizing its datacenters has enabled Meralco to cut the time needed to deliver applications such as a new pre-paid retail electricity system, automate key infrastructure processes, and ensure business continuity in the event of a major datacenter outage."
"The flexibility and resilience provided by our virtualized infrastructure means we can be more responsive to business requirements and make more effective use of our IT assets.”
Meritrust Credit Union
Faced with an aging physical IT infrastructure, Meritrust Credit Union sought a more stable foundation for its business-critical applications—especially for its Oracle database, which is central to its operations. By choosing Oracle RAC on FlexPod with VMware from Cisco and NetApp, the company realized better availability, performance and cost efficiency than it could achieve otherwise.
“The integration between VMware and the FlexPod platform from Cisco and NetApp is amazing. Every aspect has been designed to work together, which takes a lot of the guesswork out of everything from configuration to troubleshooting.”
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
VMware Technology Creates A Flexible IT Infrastructure That Reduces Overall Costs While Simplifying Administration
“My interest is always to make sure we’re using technology to deliver as much benefit as we can to the students. VMware technology plays an important role in that endeavor by supporting our information portal, which helps us to reliably deliver information to approximately 800,000 students, parents, teachers, and administrators.”
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Leading Florida school district virtualizes business-critical applications with VMware
“You forget how it was in the old days with physical hardware. The scalability, resilience and cost advantages of VMware software are that huge. What’s more, the technology is so reliable we virtualize even our business-critical applications, including SAP software. We don’t create paychecks, produce gradebooks or teach students without relying on VMware technology. It is much faster and easier. The future is nothing but a virtual instance.”
Micro Inks Virtualizes Business-critical saP
and Microsoft exchange systems to Maintain
availability and Meet commercial targets.
Indian-headquartered ink business Micro Inks had run its
SAP and Microsoft Exchange systems on a physical server infrastructure with direct-attached storage. However, data corruption cost the company three days worth of plant operations. To stop a similar event occurring again, the
organization deployed VMware vSphere as part of a vBlock converged infrastructure, and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager to ensure fast, error-free disaster recovery.
Indian-headquartered ink business Micro Inks had run its SAP and Microsoft Exchange systems on a physical server infrastructure with direct-attached storage. However, data corruption cost the company three days worth of plant operations. To stop a similar event occurring again, the organization deployed VMware vSphere as part of a vBlock converged infrastructure, and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager to ensure fast, error-free disaster recovery.
Health System Improves Efficiency, Clinician Experience, Face Time with Patients by Virtualizing Desktops
“What our clinicians know is that now technology is an enabler, an integral part of care delivery. Making it easier to process information allows them to focus more directly on patient care.”
Minivegas was looking for flexible rendering capacity for their website www.firstcarstory.com to allow visitors to quickly create a personalized animated video. Within a short time a real-time online video-rendering solution in the cloud was developed. This high-performance environment is based on a physical infrastructure using VMware vSphere and vCloud products. The integration and control of the vCloud environment from the render infrastructure takes place via prefab vApps and VMware PowerCLI and the vCloud API. Payment based on consumption makes use of VMware Chargeback.
“With this VMware technology we were able to save a great deal of time on the project. Thanks to the application of the vApps we quickly had a working concept.”
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS)
Close cooperation with VMware Professional Services delivered shortened timelines and predicted savings through collaboration, monitoring, information sharing and training.
“In the course of our long-term cooperation, VMware Inc. became not only an MTS software supplier, but a strategic partner contributing to the company business development, based on forward-looking deployment of innovational IT technologies and cutting- edge virtualization solutions.”
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Delivers Manageable And Automated Disaster Recovery
“With VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, we no longer have to manually manage disaster recovery on a server-by-server basis. Site Recovery Manager gives you a single console capability that’s like ‘the big red button’: you hit the button and everything fails over.”
As Low-Cost, Open Architecture Platform, Zimbra Frees Monroe Clinic Resources to Invest in Quality Care
“By implementing Zimbra, we deliver world-class communication services to our employees, while achieving cost savings that we can reinvest in patient care and medical equipment.”
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Learn how the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is using VMware Zimbra to enhance collaboration and communication between its scientists, engineers and operations staff to further oceanographic research.
“If we go back to MBARI’s major goal of trying to work together on a peer level of scientist, engineer, operations to develop and utilize technology to address some of the key questions in oceanographic research. if we can provide tools such as Zimbra, then we can, essentially, do our part in helping that collaboration equation.”
MSC is a private shipping company, founded in 1970 it has grown rapidly to become the second largest shipping company in the world today. It operates 441 container ships transporting goods to customers around the world. When recently moving to new offices, MSC were faced with energy limitations set by the city and had to find a solution that would help them not only consume less energy but maintain the quality and efficiency their staff were used to. MSC chose VMware virtualization, this enabled them to easily set up the infrastructure required, providing an efficient and secure solution to all staff. VMware’s innovative technology has not only provided MSC with the energy efficiency they required but enabled a seamless, faster and safer solution to their end users.
"Users have really been thrilled... it is just quick and secure !"
Muskegon Area Intermediate School District
VMware Enables Muskegon Area Intermediate School District to Expand Technology Offerings Cost-Effectively
“Thanks to Data Strategy and VMware, we’ve achieved our goal of doing more with less. We can manage our infrastructure much more efficiently, while expanding the number of services we provide. The real beneficiaries, however, are the school districts that now have access to better technology services without increased costs.”
VMware Zimbra Allows MxToolbox to Offer Robust, Flexible Messaging Management Solution
“We chose VMware Zimbra as our messaging solution platform because it delivers the functionality and performance our customers need, and the scalability and administrative ease-of-use that we need.”
By moving to VMware virtual infrastructure, MyCNX has eased the administration load, ensured high availability and performance, cut server provisioning time and avoided the need to purchase new hardware for a disaster recovery site.
“We are a 24-hour global business and cannot wait hours for our systems to be recovered. VMware virtualization allows us to swap out the malfunctioning server without any impact on performance or availability.”
Using VMware, insurance broker Myron Steves implemented a high-availability IT infrastructure and slashed costs across their business with the guidance and support of their local solution provider, SynchroNet.
"Our relationship with SynchroNet is strong because they provide awesome support. We have the expertise built in-house but there's some things that you just can't get to. They take it and solve it. The best thing about it is the planning, the insight. They're in the real world.”