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Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

 

Discover what led Acorda Therapeutics to move to a 100% virtualized environment and how they proved to Oracle consultants that their applications run better on VMware.

“At this point we’ve virtualized 100 percent of our infrastructure, and some of those applications that I’m referring to would be Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, more recently Oracle databases, and several custom applications that are specific to our industry”

— Josh Bauer, Senior Manager Network Operations

Dunkel GmbH

 

Dunkel GmbH is the fi rst vCloud Powered Service Provider in Germany to draw on the full power of VMware vCloud to provide high-availability virtual data centers.

”Our cloud-based Virtual Data Center strengthens the customer’s position. The customer has control over everything with vCloud Director: management of the virtual environment, firewall protection, network configuration, through to cloud-compliant application management using vApps. This gives our customers greater freedom in making their decisions, and they can use their infrastructure more productively.”

— Axel Dunkel, CEO of Dunkel GmbH

National Insurance Board of The Bahamas

 

Failing and ‘end of life’ hardware prompts the National Insurance Board of The Bahamas to enter virtualization era.

“We will continue to harness the benefits of cost and power reduction and at the same time, be receptive to the new game-changing technologies offered by VMware”.

— Dave Forbes, Senior Manager IT Operations

Newedge UK Financial Limited

 

Newedge delivers enhanced post-trading platform using VMware’s vFabric solution suite. vFabric solutions suite was used to create an agile architecture able to respond to increasing demands in a dynamically evolving marketplace.

“We have successfully implemented the most advanced posttrading platform of the clearing industry. VMware’s vFabric enables us to abstract technology from the business layer providing us with a consistent, global, multi-asset platform.”

— Alain Courbebaisse, Group CIO

B. Braun Medical Kft.

 

B. Braun develop, manufacture, and sell premium category healthcare products, and their dialysis centers provide mission-critical healthcare services, so the IT services at the company that support the operation must meet very stringent requirements. Their server environment, virtualized and made disaster-resistant using VMware, enables them to meet business requirements at all times, and in a cost-efficient manner.

"In order to maintain the level of quality expected in healthcare, we use best-in-class hardware and software solutions. Hence when we decided to use server virtualization, VMware was the obvious choice."

— Ferenc Dián, IT Infrastructure Manager, B. Braun Medical Kft.

All for One Steeb AG

 

Challenges: Multi-site private cloud for SAP systems and many other services. Expansion of an attractive cloud-based service portfolio. Solution: SAP systems running in vCloud. Managed Mail as SaaS. IaaS and SaaS on pay-per-use basis using Chargeback. Results: Higher availability and shorter maintenance windows on SAP systems. New flexible services such as Managed Mail. IaaS offers for customers. Further reduction in resource usage. Attractive pay-per-use billing models.

“For All for One Steeb, vCloud is the best way to continuously improve service quality while also offering attractive SaaS and IaaS plans to our medium-sized business customers. This led us to select an end-to-end private cloud infrastructure in our data centers.”

— Dr. Thorsten Hackfort, Head of Managed Services, All for One Steeb

Ergomedia

 

The competence gained during the implementation of VMware vSphere and the comments we have received from our customers, have enabled Ergomedia to launch public cloud services, based on the VMware vCloud Director. Limitations in Hyper-V drove them to choose VMware to deliver a cloud for their Microsoft Applications.

“In our computing cloud, we provide customers with access to Microsoft applications, but it's VMware who helped us guarantee the top availability and stability of the entire environment. The use of the VMware virtualization software improves and accelerates our work. We do not need to employ additional administrator although the number of virtual machine keeps on growing.”

— Przemysław Skowroński, Managing Director, Ergomedia

NYSE Euronext

 

After a year leveraging VMware infrastructure, NYSE's cloud-based Capital Markets Community Platform of vertical industry services is successfully meeting the needs of Wall Street IT leaders.

"We knew that we were going out well ahead of everybody else and we were very keen to do so, because we see and understand the cloud vision that VMware and EMC in particular have been promoting over the past few years. We agree with it fully. We feel like we're uniquely positioned within the capital markets industry as the neutral party."

— Feargal O'Sullivan, Global Head of Alliances

Foley & Lardner LLP

 

Global legal services leader Foley & Lardner LLP has adopted virtual desktops and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) innovation to enhance end-user productivity across their far-flung operations.

"The ease of mobility and some of the productivity gains [from VMware View] make a big difference. The quicker we can get access to people and information for our attorneys, no matter where they are and no matter what the device they're using, is really important today. That does provide some additional benefit for our attorneys, when it comes to delivering the best possible service we can to our clients."

— Rick Varju, Director of Engineering & Operations

Sports Relief

 

Comic Relief transforms donation handling for Sport Relief with VMware cloud technology. VMware vSphere provides a resilient system that can handle high volumes of web traffic. Hosting it in the cloud provides Comic Relief with the flexibility to scale up during peak time, and scale back during the rest of the year.

“The VMware-based cloud is the right solution for Comic Relief, allowing us the flexibility and scalability we need to support our complex payments platform. The vSphere technology provides a robust system that ensures 100 per cent reliability even when dealing with large and unpredictable levels of web traffic.”

— Caroline Lien, Strategy Director, Comic Relief

Minivegas

 

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.”

— Ellen Utrecht, Executive Producer, Minivegas Studio

University of Óbuda, Neumann János Faculty of Information Technology

 

By the server and desktop side virtualisation of the educational environment, the Neumann János Faculty of IT was able to improve the efficiency of monitoring and energy consumption, therefore it is planning to continue future investments and developments in the same direction. An even higher advantage is, however, that by using virtualisation in a live environment, the teachers and students have the opportunity to acquire practical knowledge at the same time as learning theoretical studies. This includes fine tuning and optimisation of resource utilisation apart beyond the design and monitoring of virtualised environments. It is of high importance to the Neumann János Faculty of Information Technology to be able to teach state-of-the-art IT technologies not just on the theoretical level but in practice, too, because this is the precondition to provide to the students up-to-date knowledge with value on the labour market. Virtualisation occupies a distinguished place among these technologies. VMware Hungary provides all support it can in this field to the University of Óbuda in the form of professional advice, presentations and software licences.

“It is of utmost importance to us to be able to teach highly developed technologies like WMware View not only on a theoretical level but in practice, too, since this is the only way we can provide up-to-date knowledge to our students representing value on the labour market.”

— Dr. Tamás Schubert, Director, Institute of Information Systems, Neumann János Faculty of Information Technology, University of Óbuda

Repsol

 

Repsol needed to migrate its SAP application servers to a platform that allowed reduced deployment times, greater flexibility and reliability as well as cost reductions through virtualization, thereby fulfilling the company's internal policies for improving its management processes.

“Repsol has always been committed to IT innovation in order to offer the best possible service to its customers. The VMware solutions have provided flexibility, speed and solidity to the platform, and we have also been able to reduce costs thanks to improved hardware utilization”.

— Iker García Lafuente, VMware Platforms and Windows Server, Repsol

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."

— Jürgen Daust, Director Quality, Personnel, IV & IT, Commundo Tagungshotels, Deutsche Telekom AG

Bank Andara

 

VMware virtualization enables Bank Andara to provide reliable services to its clients while lowering costs and responding quickly to business demands.

We selected VMware after evaluating alternative virtualization offerings. We were impressed that the product had been in the market and actively developed for more than five years, and that it.

— Ferdinandus Rudijanto, Head of IT, Bank Andara

University of Malaya Specialist Centre

 

VMware virtualization enables University of Malaya Specialist Centre (UMSC) to respond quickly to clinicians’ need to access various clinical information systems, by making desktops available via mobile devices and fixed terminals. It also simplifies the provisioning and management of servers and computing resources. In addition, VMware allows UMSC to make computing resources available to all other operational staff quickly and efficiently.

“VMware has enabled us to provision mobile, secure desktops that clinicians can access from thick, thin or mobile clients from anywhere in our hospital campus or via a virtual private network.”

— Leon Jackson, Head of IT, University of Malaya Specialist Centre

Néxica

 

Nexica needed a solution capable of accelerating the provisioning of new cloud services in order to offer the most customised service while retaining its simplified management and improved availability. Thanks to VMware's solutions, the company has been able to accelerate the provisioning of services, improve their management and integrate new models for supplying and invoicing these services by incorporating measurement of consumption into the invoicing system.

“Thanks to VMware's solutions, we have been able to accelerate the provisioning of services, optimise their management and improve their availability with a view to guaranteeing the maximum customization of our cloud services, and thus offering tailor-made solutions for our customers”.

— David Suárez, Director of Technology and Operations, Nexica

ESSEC Business School

 

To ensure homogeneity of a fleet composed of 1200 computers, integrate the devices of students and teachers (BYOD) and lighten the IT maintenance expenses. Virtualization of 500 workstations (soon 700 and ultimately 1500) with virtualization of applications to eliminate the conflicts. Provisioning of non-persistent environments (which eliminates profile management). Cross-device portability.

“An institution like ESSEC cannot escape the tidal wave of “Bring your Own Device!” Thanks to VMware, we were able to finally free ourselves from material constraints to offer our users access at any time, from anywhere and from all devices."

— Franck Polycarpe , Infrastructure Manager, Urbanism and Technical Architecture of IT, ESSEC.

GTS Central Europe

 

The GTS Central Europe (GTS) Group is a leading telco operator with its own network and a provider of data center services in the Central and East European region. The group’s reach is mainly regional with dense local networks and thus offers a wide array of services in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania. GTS created a virtual data center to provide virtual hosting services for corporate clients, allowing companies to specifically and flexibly choose, allocate and move computer resources based on where they are truly needed. In less than one year after the launch of the service almost one-hundred corporate customers use GTS Group services from VMware for their virtual hosting.

„We wanted to provide companies a service that would truly help with their business. In our virtual IT environment they gain greater performance and reliability and can react very flexibly to changes in their needs; without any investment costs. It’s logical that this environment uses VMware technologies – it’s the world leader in virtualization and cloud computing.“

— Václav Molík, Director of Customer Projects, GTS Czech

Singapore Institute of Technology

 

The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) provides industry-focused degree programs to graduates of the country’s five polytechnics. Established in 2009, SIT enables diploma graduates from Singapore’s local polytechnics to obtain degrees in engineering and applied sciences, health science, design, interactive digital media, education and hospitality through reputable university partners from around the world.

"Virtualization is the backbone that allows our educational model to run seamlessly; it enables us to be more agile, responsive, and to scale in accordance to our vision."

— Ee Choon Huang, Director, Communications and Information Technology,
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