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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.”

— Billy van Zyl, General Manager IT, Liquid Capital

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

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.”

— Christine Marsh, IT Manager at Mansfield District Council



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.

Mellanox Technologies


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.”

— Alexander Smirnov, Sr. Director of Global Strategy Planning, Mellanox

Mentor Graphics


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.”

— Paddy Ryan, EMEA Regional Datacentre Operations Team Lead, Mentor Graphics

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.”

— Marthyn Cuan, Vice President and CIO

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.”

— Cliff Shoff, Director of Information Technology, Meritrust Credit Union

Micro Inks


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.

Neos Ventures GmbH


IT solutions provider helps boost system performance and security for travel industry leader with vShield implementation .

“VMware’s vShield technology provides an excellent solution to the new security challenges faced by organisations, particularly as they make the move to the cloud. The successful implementation of vShield within our customer, a leading global travel industry player, has also provided us with a best practice case study for our business automation cloud strategy proposition.”

— Hendrik van den Berg, Managing Director at Neos

NX Systems


NX Systems’ journey to the Software-Defined Data Center

NX Systems discusses how it has improved the flexibility of its infrastructure to handle more transactions by using VMware vCloud Suite. The company has increased the number of transactions processed per second from two to over two hundred.

“When you have a team of four to five hundred in other companies, our department was about sixty. Obviously we had to do the economies of scale and scale it out properly. However, where before the stress of the organisation was on the IT department keeping up with the sales team’s direction, their promises, with management targets, etc. now that we are focused on the technology and we have brought it up to speed, we are lowering much of our involvement on operations and doing much more of the R&D, optimisation and re-factoring.”

— Jonathan Bowman, CTO, NX Systems

NX Systems


NX Systems talks about its journey with VMware so far and the solutions it is looking forward to deploying from the latest software-defined data center suite of products.

“The vSphere 6 announcement is very exciting for me – it provides two new features which we’ve been looking forward to for years – long distance vMotion and multi-core Fault Tolerance. VMware’s tighter integration between product components with vRealize automation operations and the SDDC are going to allow us to have a much more hands-off approach for the care and feeding of our infrastructure.”

— Matthew Sherian, Head of Engineering, NX Systems



Nyherji was looking for a way of simplifying its data centre infrastructure while being able to offer its customers a true hybrid cloud environment. Nyherji implemented VMware vSphere to virtualise its server estate, followed by VMware vCloud Suite to create an Infrastructure as a Service and hybrid cloud environment for its customers.

“VMware has enabled us to be the only managed service provider in Iceland which is able to offer our customers Infrastructure as a Service and the option of a hybrid cloud. VMware is incredibly well respected and was, in my view, the only company which we would feel comfortable partnering with. Not only does it have a strong heritage within virtualization and provisioning cloud environments, but we also feel that it offers us tremendous value for money both in terms of the ROI which we see from using these solutions and the VSPP licensing model it offers to us.”

— Helgi Björgvinsson, Solutions Architect, Nyherji

Orange Business Services


Orange is a global telecommunications provider operating in 34 countries. They employ over 170,000 worldwide, including 104,000 employees in France. Orange Business Service is the B2B branch, serving integrated IT and telecoms solutions to over 4000 multinational customers. Their customers are looking for flexibility, agility, elasticity when it comes to their digital transformation. To develop their cloud offerings Orange Business Services chose VMware, to provide the key features for cloud, offering multi tenancy solutions and self-service solutions.

“Cloud is a very strategic ambition for us, 500 million Euros by 2015. It’s a challenge when it comes to innovation it will come from new services from the capacity to integrate all of our customers requirements, both application and combining network infrastructure and cloud infrastructure. Of course, it will be done through our capacity to partner, among those partners VMware is definitely one of the key potential partner for the future.“

— Thierry Bonhomme, CEO, Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services


Orange is a global telecommunications provider operating in 34 countries. They employ over 170,000 worldwide, including 104,000 employees in France. Orange Business Service is the B2B branch, serving integrated IT and telecoms solutions to over 4000 multinational customers. Their customers are looking for flexibility, agility, elasticity when it comes to their digital transformation. To develop their cloud offerings Orange Business Services chose VMware, to provide the key features for cloud, offering multi tenancy solutions and self-service solutions.

“If you want to deliver the ultimate promise of the cloud, of virtually unlimited capacity, you have to have a very smart capacity management tool or you will overspend. vCenter Operations is just that tool we need to be able to manage this very large estate without losing the visibility of individual behaviour of VMs that are critical to the business.”

— Christian Eychene, Vice President Orange Transformation, Orange Business Services

Oxford University


Oxford University is one of the oldest English speaking universities in the world. And it comprises 38 colleges and over 70 academic departments with around 21,000 students. Within the central IT services Oxford University already use vSphere and have done for a number of years. And recently moved to using vCloud Director and through the activate program with VMware moved to offering some services as a Hybrid Cloud Model to enable them to expand and use the capacity of other clouds.

PBS Engineering and Environmental


Watch how PBS Engineering and Environmental has bolstered their business continuity and mobility, and has already cut 40 percent in energy costs.

“vCenter Operations Manager gives me incredible insight into my cloud. It gives me direct drill down, in-depth information on every aspect of my virtual center."

— Todd Leavitt, IT Manager, PBS Engineering and Environmental

PBS Engineering and Environmental


PBS Engineering and Environmental Bolsters Virtualized Environment with Disaster Recovery Efforts and Cuts 40 Percent in Energy Costs

“By virtualizing with VMware and Dell, we’ve saved approximately 40 percent in our energy costs on IT infrastructure alone,”

— Todd Leavitt, IT manager, PBS Engineering and Environmental

Pea Soup Hosting


As fast growing Infrastructure-as-a-Service hosting provider, Pea Soup has built its business model on VMware’s Virtual SAN in order to offer a flexible, reliable and affordable cloud for their customers.

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Perforce Software


Video montage featuring customers using vCloud Air featured during Bill Fathers keynote session at VMWorld 2014. Customers featured include SAIC, Iatric Systems and Perforce Software as they discuss how vCloud Air is changing how they do business and how they have benefited from using vCloud solution.

“The ability to have vCloud Air be a transparent extension of our VMware environment allows us to prototype new applications internally and then deploy them to vCloud Air within a push of a button.”

— David Ackerman, Director of Technology, Perforce Software
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