Colt Technology Services
Gideon Wilkins, Director of Strategic Partner Management at Colt Technology Services, explains how they have been using a broad range of VMware solutions, including Horizon Suite and vCloud Suite. The leading technology and services company has improved operations internally, as well as its external offering to customers, with Colt being able to support desktop-as-a-service and virtual data centers for both enterprise partners and the channel. The Software-Defined Data Center, in conjunction with vCloud Datacenter, will enable Colt to offer a feature rich service to its customers.
Columbia Memorial Hospital
Healthcare providers get 24/7 uptime with Stratus
“We were quick to recognize that Medical Grade ftServer systems offered the reliability, simple operation and VMware support necessary to underpin a private cloud model for EHRs.”
Columbia Sportswear's software-defined data center is built on VMware technology:
Columbia Sportswear is enabling the business by letting the business decide what performance criteria they need, where they need their data hosted, and then to rapidly configure and deploy those resources using VMware vCloud Suite and the software-defined data center architecture. From an IT perspective, Columbia can determine the right fit for its business, and is empowered to make resource decisions based on what the business is asking—without having to go back to its business teams and explain architecture limitations. Columbia’s application resources are available as needed, anywhere in the world.
VMware Horizon Mirage provides Comverse with a complete backup solution, even for their remote employees.
"Due to many of our employees being located across the world, we needed to find a way to protect all of their data on their laptops. Mirage was the only solution that provides complete protection for all of our laptop information quickly and efficiently, while meeting our compliance needs".
Global CRM, ERP Software IT Department Supports R&D Teams, Delivers SaaS Through VMware Technology, BlueLock Virtual Datacenters
“Consona’s need to be flexible and nimble is immense. VMware technology and BlueLock Virtual Datacenters in the public cloud enable fast deployment, management ease, and the ability to expand and shrink capacity as needed.”
Cork Institute of Technology
Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is a Third level college based in the south of Ireland in Cork. The challenges they were looking to address in CIT was in relation to the online delivery of cloud computing courses. VMware View allowed them to deploy virtual desktops to the students and also they choose vCloud Director Product to deploy labs to students as well. Since these students use their own vAPP; with vCloud director, the vAPPs are segregated and they are isolated from other vAPPS so they can manipulate these tools, test these tools and not affect the network surrounding.
"We have been forging industry links with VMware and we had worked quite closely with VMware in developing cloud computing academic programmes and it was through these links and through the positive experience we had with VMware products previously that we decided to choose VMware View as the desktop deployment solution and vCloud Director."
Cornerstone Community Bank
Cornerstone Community Bank chose VMware for its server virtualization and need for High Availability. Since using VMware the bank has experienced cost reduction in the purchase and maintenance of physical servers, and has implemented a disaster recovery plan that can be tailored to meet the ease-of-use but also scalability needs of a small IT staff.
“VMware is critical to our disaster recovery. It saves us many, many hours. At my previous place of employment, it took us about 12 to 14 hours to get a domain controller up in a disaster recovery test. With VMware, we're able to stand up our domain controller in about 4 hours.”
VMware virtualization has allowed Corporate Express to improve the agility and flexibility of its IT systems, and align its technology closely with business needs. It has also provided a powerful reference for customers of its external IT service delivery business unit.
“We have built an agile, dynamic infrastructure platform that supports our IT team’s strategic approach to managing requests from our business units. We don’t have to go back and re-architect an environment every time because everything is virtualized.”
Deploying VMware Virtualization Has Enabled CS Energy To Achieve Near 100 Per Cent Availability, While The Additional Redundancy Provided By Tools That Move Running Virtual Machines Away From A Failing Host Provides Further Assurance To The Business.
“Implementing VMware virtualization has enabled us to deliver near 100 per cent availability and improved redundancy and performance of critical applications such as our SAP ECC6 enterprise resource planning system.”
Digital News Site Gains Uptime, Speed, Flexibility Through VMware-Based Cloud Solution from Virtacore
“We broke our application out into stacked vertical tiers and put it on the cloud platform for flexible allocation of resources that can scale quickly to meet user and business demands.”
DaiWa Capital Markets Hong Kong Limited
Daiwa Capital Markets Hong Kong had rapidly expanded its datacenter to host more than 500 physical servers, which was becoming increasingly difficult to manage. The company wanted to ensure high availability of its financial services applications and deliver a disaster recovery solution that would eliminate downtime. After considering solutions from Microsoft® and Red Hat®, the organization chose to work with VMware® partners HP® and Systex International® to design and implement a virtual infrastructure using VMware vCenter Server™ 5.1 to provide centralized management for VMware vSphere® 5.1 Enterprise Plus and high availability through vSphere vMotion®.
"Through VMware we have achieved 80 percent utilization of server resources. This means we can run significantly more server resources without increasing energy consumption."
Dalet Ensures Availability for Mission-Critical Customer Systems with VMware vFabric Hyperic. Dalet solutions enable broadcasters and media professionals to create, manage and distribute content to both traditional and new media channels, including interactive TV, the Web and mobile networks.
“The Dalet MAM is a mission-critical solution, and we need to monitor the entire system 24/7 … There is no way our customers can go off the air, so it is critical that we monitor all the components in real-time and use the information gained to react quickly when there are potential issues. Hyperic enables us to meet this requirement.”
VMware Technology Creates A Scalable Virtual Infrastructure That Increases Scalability And Flexibility While Reducing Provisioning Time And Capital Costs
“Using VMware Infrastructure 3 to create a nearly 100 percent virtual environment, lets us scale to meet our customers’ needs while providing them solid performance and availability.”
Deutsche Telekom MNC realised it needed a software based solution for an improved Service Quality Management in order to ensure transparency in operator’s performance and provide high visibility for customers. They therefore decided to implement a system based on VMware’s IT Business Management Suite (ITBM).
“Our goals – higher efficiency and web-based reporting portal – could fully be reached with the implementation of VMware ITBM.”
Deutsche Telekom AG Commundo Tagungshotels
Challenges: Rollout for 50 PC seminar rooms with 132 desktops each at 8 hotel locations. Deployment of business-critical applications and software from a wide range of environments. Increasing demands on IT in provisioning the technical infrastructure. High security requirements. Observance of corporate compliance policies. Reduction in time, personnel and hardware costs. Increase flexibility for IT staff. Solution: Desktop virtualization with VMware View. Fat client desktops will be replaced with zero clients by June 30, 2012. VPN infrastructure will remain intact. Results: Time required for desktop deployment reduced by 84 percent. Installation time per seminar cut from 90 minutes to 10. Application and software rollout centralized and simplified. Standardized desktop environment.
"We no longer have to rely on on-site support from outside IT providers when performing rollouts. Using virtualized desktops, we can deploy applications and software packages from various environments very quickly from a central location. This has enabled us to significantly reduce our personnel costs."
Diákhitel Központ Zrt.
Student Loan Direct is an easy-to-use, user-friendly portal that also provides help and information functions. It enables users to create correct and properly completed documents required for the loan process. They can complete their loan applications and data update forms, view their loan agreements, balances, and repayment history, exchange messages with the Student Loan Center, and communicate using this channel instead of postal mail. The launch of the Student Loan Direct is a success story: 50 percent of all new loan applications already arrived through the portal started in September 2011. Since the virtualization of Student Loan Center, there were no unplanned server downtimes, and the server room requires less cooling and energy. The fault tolerance of the VMware-based environment, tested before implementing the Student Loan Direct portal, showed that operation continuity can be ensured if combined with regular data backups. The introduction of 7x24 service availability requires setting up a backup data center that Student Loan Center will implement using VMware’s disaster recovery solution.
"Using VMware's virtualization solution, we have set up a server environment with high-availability and load balancing to serve our Student Loan Direct portal. So our customers can rely on our services around the clock, 7 days a week."
VMware virtualization enabled Digiweb to ensure business continuity and recovery across its own infrastructure and virtualize customer environments so operations could continue following the earthquakes in Christchurch.
“Deploying VMware enabled us to provide robust, resilient hosting services to our customers and help them ensure business continuity following the devastating earthquakes of late 2010 and early 2011.”
Diocese of Lafayette
Desktop virtualization with VMware View eases deployment of new software at Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette. Virtualization enables cost-conscious Diocese to support 500 end users with just two IT staffers.
“I never dreamed just two of us could handle 500 end users dispersed through a wide geographic area. We can do it thanks to desktop virtualization with VMware View.”
Dorado Strengthens Customer Confidence in SaaS with VMware vFabric Hyperic
“Availability has gone up two-tenths of a percent – from 99.6% to 99.8% – over the last 12 months, which is when Hyperic was implemented.”
Dr Reddy's Laboratories
VMware virtualization enables the organization to cut management overheads and reduce the time and effort required to customize the SAP system to meet specific business requirements.
“VMware virtualization has enabled us to deliver our business-critical SAP applications reliably and at a low cost, while the ability to roll back to an operational ‘snapshot’ of a virtual server has reduced our development times and increased our responsiveness to the business.”