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.
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.
MSC is a private shipping company, founded in 1970 it has grown rapidly to become the second largest shipping company in the world today. It operates 441 container ships transporting goods to customers around the world. When recently moving to new offices, MSC were faced with energy limitations set by the city and had to find a solution that would help them not only consume less energy but maintain the quality and efficiency their staff were used to. MSC chose VMware virtualization, this enabled them to easily set up the infrastructure required, providing an efficient and secure solution to all staff. VMware’s innovative technology has not only provided MSC with the energy efficiency they required but enabled a seamless, faster and safer solution to their end users.
"Users have really been thrilled... it is just quick and secure !"
CharterCARE Health Partners
CharterCARE Health Partners first implemented VMware virtualization technology for tactical reasons. The healthcare provider wanted to reduce its server footprint, improve its disaster-recovery capabilities and enable more-nimble scaling. Today, over 97 percent of the company’s applications are virtualized.
“VMware really is a strategic partner because it’s through VMware and its solutions that we can provide for disaster recovery and business continuity. We're also able to provision desktops through VMware View and provide for high availability for our most critical business applications such as our electronic medical healthcare record.”
Using VMware, insurance broker Myron Steves implemented a high-availability IT infrastructure and slashed costs across their business with the guidance and support of their local solution provider, SynchroNet.
"Our relationship with SynchroNet is strong because they provide awesome support. We have the expertise built in-house but there's some things that you just can't get to. They take it and solve it. The best thing about it is the planning, the insight. They're in the real world.”
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
Learn how Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre modernized its datacenter with a VMware vSphere environment, virtualizing critical and business applications while improving operational efficiency and agility for the long term.
“With VMware, we achieved a reliable, scalable, adaptable IT infrastructure. As a result, we’re not only running our own applications more efficiently, but now have a more robust and flexible environment for hosting applications for our partner hospitals.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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”
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.”
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”.
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.”
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."
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.”
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.”