Barnes Banking Company
Virtualization Helps Barnes Bank Prepare for a Second Century of Success
“Purchasing the Intel Modular Server to use with VMware Infrastructure 3 meant easier management, fewer pieces of hardware to worry about, and less money to spend. It was a pretty easy case to make.”
County Increases Resilience, Availability, Agility with Datacenter and Desktop Virtualization
“If some new project comes in—say a newly elected official wants different software or the state mandates a change—virtualization lets us implement quickly, in a stable, resilient environment.”
VMware® virtualization has allowed BASIX to protect its data with data recovery, backup and snapshots and to resolve all the other challenges laid out above
“Looks so easy and can be provisioned in 10 minutes. We have seen zero downtime and can sleep easy knowing that we have a robust DR environment in place.”
Beaufort Memorial Hospital
See how Beaufort Memorial Hospital virtualized its datacenter applications using VMware vSphere and extended virtualization to the desktop by deploying VMware View coupled with Imprivata OneSign® Single Sign-On software.
“Desktop virtualization and single sign-on eliminate barriers to clinicians’ adoption of CPOE. One physician told me, ‘Finally you’re doing something for us instead of to us.’”
Ireland’s Beaumont Hospital is using VMware’s vCenter Log Insight to deliver better IT services to its organisation through more efficient network usage and reduced downtime. It does this by delivering unparalleled visibility into its virtualized IT estate.
“As the hospital’s reliance on IT grew, the role of IT staff became steadily more complex. With all departments and every new project requiring some level of IT input, we realised we needed to run our infrastructure in a more efficient way. This meant investing in a solution which could offer us clear and comprehensive visibility into our server network. Using VMware vCenter Log Insight has allowed us to better track data centre trends and, as a result, make better, more informed decisions about our network to help increase efficiency and prolong the life-span of equipment. We’re also able to identify potential IT issues quicker than ever before meaning that downtime is almost non-existent and the end-user experience has improved.”
Beiersdorf Shared Services
From head to toe – Beiersdorf is virtualising its global server environment using VMware’s vCloud Suite
Beiersdorf Shared Services (BSS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Beiersdorf AG and as a partner of Beiersdorf, BSS shares its expertise with the entire Group. In particular, the BSS operates the entire IT and accounting of the company. In order to respond more quickly to requests from its parent company, the BSS decided to virtualize the entire server landscape at its headquarters in Hamburg and at 80 locations around the world. The biggest challenge was the virtualization of business-critical applications. Today, however, the BSS is able to reduce costs and speed up processes.
“IT is nowadays resulting in costs savings for us since a large number of processes can be accelerated. Investment in IT is enabling us to respond to business queries and to our competitors’ projects within one to two days – and not within four to six weeks as in the past.”
The VMware Solution Reduced The Number Of Physical Servers By 700%, Allowed IT To Reduce Its Procurement Cycle From Several Weeks To A Couple Of Hours, And, Allowed Bernalillo County To Realize $300,000 To $400,000 – And Counting – In Cost Savings
“From the C-level, executive view, it’s about dollars and cents and being able to provide service to our end-users as quickly as we can; and VMware is going to get us there.”
Best, Best & Krieger
VMware Has Allowed BB&K To Implement A Nearly 100% Virtual Solution Which, By Its Nature, Has Reduced The Storage Space Needed For Their Physical Servers, And Reduced Its Server Sprawl. Using VMware, BB&K Can Now Roll Out New Applications In Minutes, Saving The IT Staff, And Ultimately, The Attorneys, Valuable Time.
“I am always amazed when I hear somebody say their company is not virtual because it cannot afford it. I ask how can it not -- we are saving costs on just power and cooling every day. VMware has made it much easier for us to be successful at our mission. I can’t imagine going back to the old system.”
VMware virtualization enabled Betagro to eliminate datacenter facilities constraints while providing a faster, more responsive service to the business and enhancing disaster recovery.
“Deploying VMware has enabled us to consolidate our server fleet and reduce our datacenter power, cooling and real estate requirements, respond more quickly to business requirements and ensure operational continuity by improving our disaster recovery capabilities.”
Biomni has managed to transform the speed and agility with which it can meet customers’ needs by adopting VMware vCloud Air. It can now set up new environments, develop new features and improve client services more efficiently than ever before.
“To set up new test and development environments could take several days or even weeks, as it could involve purchasing, configuring and installing new hardware,” comments Angus. “We also, on occasion, had to move staff from existing projects to help with more urgent priorities, as setting up these environments could be labour-intensive. This was hugely disruptive for a small business.”
Implement VMware vSphere 4 to dynamically allocate server resources, centralize management and minimize hardware requirements.
“Deploying VMware vSphere 4 has enabled us to provide a flexible, dynamic infrastructure that can support demand from our business while reducing costs and improving the return on our server hardware investment.”
Blue Dome Ensures Customer Confidence And Satisfaction With VMware vFabric Hyperic
“Hyperic saves 30% of our time, because we do not have to spend time researching the causes of problems, looking into log files or error files … This saves us time that we can spend more productively, improving the quality of our application management system, as well as our customers’ applications.”
Bluefin Solutions unlocks hybrid cloud with VMware vCloud Air. Bluefin Solutions needs to swiftly move SAP applications from the test and development stage in the public cloud (off-premises), to a live environment in the private cloud (on-premises). They have been building these systems in the Amazon public cloud, but once the test and development stage is complete, there is no way of moving the SAP systems back to on-premises. Instead, the team has to entirely rebuild them, replicating days, weeks, or even months of work. vCloud Air is the first solution Bluefin Solutions has come across which enables almost instantaneous transfers between the two cloud environments. It will enable the consultancy to create a full hybrid cloud model based on a technology it knows and trusts.
“With vCloud Air, we can now seamlessly move data and applications freely across private and public cloud environments. As a global technology company, Bluefin Solutions has always been at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. With vCloud Air we can continue to drive innovation - new ways of doing business supported by new uses of technology. I can now create a full hybrid cloud model based on a technology I know and trust, in support of enterprise workloads such as SAP.”
VMware vCloud Air is the first service Bluefin Solutions has come across that enables almost instantaneous transfers between two cloud environments. It will enable the consultancy to create a full hybrid model based on a technology they know and trust.
Server Consolidation Yields More Than Just Cost Savings for Growing Australian City
“We’re extremely happy with how VMware ESX Server performs. We’re now moving to a two-step process to put the consolidated servers into production.”
Bruce & Merrilees
VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Creates A Virtual Infrastructure That’s Streamlined But Powerful—And Easy To Manage
“We’re very concerned with application availability and disaster recovery, so being able to move servers over if there’s hardware trouble—without losing any time or data—was a huge selling point for us. vSphere Essentials Plus and VMware High Availability give us peace of mind.”
BSN INET Co, Ltd.
Utilizing VMware virtualization infrastructure to join several datacenter business operators across Japan, BSN INET have built a disaster-proof distributed SaaS cloud. By using vCenter Site Recovery Manager, vCenter Operations Management Suite, and vShield Endpoint, automation and visualization of the recovery process has brought significant improvement of operation efficiency of the virtualized environment, and a robust, sophisticated disaster recovery solution.
"Implementation of vCenter Site Recovery Manager and vCenter Operations Management Suite allowed us to automate the disaster recovery process, to visualize each process completely, to strengthen security, and even to improve operation monitoring efficiency."
BT Global Services
Hear Phil Richards, CTO for BT Global Services talk about their need to focus on new technology capabilities to support their customers. BT has worked closely with VMware's Advisory Services and Professional Services Team with moving away from a legacy infrastructure to a new environment. They have not only created and modified their own internal estate, but now want to have the ability to provide their customers with a ‘software as a service’ model.
“We have moved to a modern infrastructure using VCE and BT. Next step is working out how our customers can recognise return on investment and benchmark it. We can already see the curve in a graph that basically shows return on their investment with faster to market.”
VMware vSphere enabled BTPN to rapidly provision new virtual machines to meet demand. Consolidating branch IT infrastructure to a virtualized datacenter platform enables the organization to centralize management. Implementing virtualization also establishes a sound foundation for BTPN’s adoption of a private cloud.
“We were confident enough in the ability of the virtualized infrastructure to run applications that are very important to the business. Implementing VMware has also provided us with a robust foundation to move to a private cloud and adopt more efficient ways of delivering IT services to the business.”
California Natural Resources Agency
California Natural Resources Agency Gains Agility Across Multiple Agencies Through a Software-Defined Data Center Strategy
A Briefings Direct podcast on how a large state agency is harnessing virtualization to do more with less and remain agile and efficient.
“We consider VMware a strategic partner. We basically only want to work with business partners. We don’t want to work with vendors, because we don’t need someone to sell us something and walk away. VMware has been hand-in-hand with us for this whole journey.”
“From looking at VMware, virtualization is the standard. If you don’t take it on, then you really won’t be able to respond to business needs. When the official IT organization becomes obsolete, there are going to be ad-hoc IT organizations and those would become the norm. If you want to be relevant, you have to use every tool set that you can to provide the business needs.”