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The University of Auckland

 

VMware virtualization enables the university to securely, efficiently and cost-effectively run business-critical Oracle databases and associated applications.

"The university has a strategic goal of implementing innovative technologies to provide a world-class teaching, learning and research environment. Migrating our Oracle database environment from the legacy Sun Fire E25K systems to VMware vSphere has supported this goal by delivering a fivefold improvement in performance for our customers, while reducing infrastructure acquisition costs.”

— Elizabeth Coulter , IT Services Director

ABN AMRO N.V. Singapore

 

VMware vSphere enabled ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Singapore to consolidate 27 application environments, two separate email systems and two directory services, and automate disaster recovery processes between two datacenters.

“By running VMware virtualization based on Intel processor-based servers, we have avoided adding about 150 new physical servers at a cost of more than USD$600,000 and created a resilient virtual datacenter environment where we can cater for new business requirements.”

— Dirk Sibiet, Executive Director, Country Technology Officer, SIngapore and United Arab Emirates

Subaru of America, Inc. (www.firstcarstory.com)

 

To support the launch of the new 2012 Impreza, Subaru engaged marketing agency Carmichael Lynch to develop a revolutionary website to help drive their marketing campaign called firstcarstory.com it enables users to celebrate their first car experience and bring their story to life. By typing in the details, the site will automatically animate the story and provides the user with a personalised video that they could share through social media channels. A flexible rendering capacity was required to support the large numbers of visitors to their state of art real-time website. VMware Powered Service Provider Bitbrains was able to provide high performance computing nodes to help with simultaneous rendering. A hybrid cloud model based on VMware technology has provided a stable basis, within the first month the website had created over 10,000 animations. Videos are prepared and presented in less than 40 seconds.

“The campaign was very successful we had about 1.3 million visitors in the two months we were tracking media to it and we never had the site crash.”

— Siddhartha Chadda, Technical Architect, Carmichael Lynch

EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne)

 

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is a Federal Institute of Technology based in Lausanne in Switzerland, they have over 9,000 students and 4,500 staff members. EPFL needed to design, implement and maintain a centralized virtual infrastructure to meet the needs of the entire school. They also needed to reduce total cost of ownership and lower power consumption. vCenter Operations has transformed the way their library storage requirements are supported enabling effective predictions for capacity and a hybrid cloud model has been adopted to provide the ability to extend their infrastructure into the public cloud. As well as a 33% reduction in TCO and 80% reduction in power consumption, EPFL have also experienced increased capacity and optimization through the effective management of their cloud infrastructure.

“We invested in vCenter Operations to support our large infrastructure of 500 VMs and 40 hosts. It has enabled us to predict capacity needs and to easily locate any performance issues.”

— Eric Krejci , Systems Specialist, EPFL

ADAC e.V.

 

Germany’s ADAC e.V. is Europe’s largest automobile association with more than 18 million members using the company’s various services from roadside assistance to automobile insurance. ADAC decided to move several smaller offices into one main office location in Munich. This enabled them to introduce a new way for their employees to work. Employees now have the option to sit at any desk in any part of the building and can easily access their desktop wherever they are. VMware Mirage was selected as it was the only product with the ability to migrate all of the companies applications, application data, user data and operating system.

“We achieved a very smooth migration, 2.400 machines, 1,100 applications, we have the same look and feel as we did before and we did all this in only 3 weeks.”

— Stefan Brandstetter, Lieter ITO, ADAC e.V.

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

 

Discover how Acorda Therapeutics adopted VMware® virtualization technology to ensure its IT infrastructure is scalable and poised to support potentially rapid future growth.

"Committing to VMware virtualization technology gives us tremendous elasticity as a business, without an enormous up-front capital investment in hardware. It is a perfect fit for us.”

— Pasqual Zottola, Executive Director—Information Technology

Intracom Telecom

 

Intracom Telecom, capitalizing on its system integration and operation capabilities for ICT infrastructure, has strategically positioned itself as a leading regional Cloud Enabler. In accordance with its “best-of-breed” technology integration approach, Intracom selected VMware vCloud Suite and vCloud Automation Center Development Kit, and took just three months to build and go-to-market with three public cloud services: VMs, storage, and backup as a service. Now Intracom can use a single platform to manage all the systems required for its many cloud services, and its IT team has the tools needed to rapidly develop and deliver new custom cloud services without any professional services help, and quickly onboard new customers.

“VMware was better than any other vendor at providing the extensibility features required by both our engineering approach and business vision, enabling us to rapidly develop and deploy new cloud services.”

— Nicholas Apostolou, Manager, Cloud Project Director, Intracom Telecom

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.”

— Randy Dover, VP & Information Technology Officer

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
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