TUI Infotec explain the benefits or a Technical Account Manager (TAM)
“With the TAM program we have the ability to join beta programs so we are early adopters for some of the solutions. We can then go to our business to show them how that can fit for the future and how that fits for their business.”
YHMAN’s ‘Shared Virtual Date Centre (SVDC) Pathfinder’ Project would provide a secure shared virtual server and storage service, leveraging its regional Data Centres and existing resilient network. In order to meet these objectives, YHMAN chose VMware technology to run at the heart of Pathfinder. The first phase of the project utilises VMware vSphere technology to virtualise its infrastructure and allow for the consolidation and sharing of resources in a number of regional data centres in operation across the network. Having a secure, multi-tenancy environment was vital and YHMAN again turned to VMware for the solution, using vShield Edge to create secure, hardware-independent perimeters around its virtual data centre environments.
“VMware’s technology has played a critically important role in the development of our industry leading shared virtual data centre service. This not only offers the potential for cutting costs, through rationalisation and consolidation, but facilitates a reduction in our carbon footprint and an improvement in service levels for our clients. The vShield products, in particular, have been at the heart of our ability to deliver the security required of a shared service offering in the educational sector.”
Working with a Technical Account Manager reduces turnaround times for virtualization projects and delivers cost savings by eliminating the risk of poor investment decisions.
“With the VMware TAM service, we have been able to streamline the operation of our virtual infrastructure, and establish long-term plans for its development. Our Technical Account Manager has expertise and experience which are difficult to find elsewhere, and has been a valuable and trusted partner to us.”
SEGA Europe Ltd.
Sega worked with VMware and COLT to create a hybrid cloud through which Sega could enjoy a secure environment to mirror builds from internal systems onto a compatible external public cloud. The business impacts were: greater consistency and control of Q&A testing; and quicker time-to-market for new games & versions.
“Moving to a VMware hybrid cloud infrastructure has enabled us to improve the efficiency of our testing processes, giving us more time to test our games and provide a higher quality product to our customers. The Colt vCloud solution allows us to manage our infrastructure availability and costs far more easily, allowing us to scale up capacity when needed and reduce when not, and operate in a far more cost efficient way.”
Based on VMware vSphere, Facilicom virtualised almost all its servers, including the company-critical SAP systems. VMware offers Facilicom more control over the central server environment which supports all the operational applications.
“With VMware vSphere and vMotion it’s a lot easier to transfer or upgrade applications. Now everything happens more quickly and with less downtime. Distributing server loads is also easier. That’s really useful when deploying applications which need a lot of CPU power temporarily. We are also hardware-independent and the environment is scalable enough to keep growing.”
Frontier Communications Solutions
Learn why Frontier Communications Solutions chose VMware Zimbra to deliver a unique and integrated communications system to their customers.
“If email is a strategic asset, you need to have control over it. . . . Zimbra has allowed us to control it.”
Kras dd, is a leading manufacturer of confectionery products in South East Europe. In early 2008, the project was initiated by replacing series of old computers. The aim was to reduce operating costs and simplify management of IT infrastructures through virtualization of desktop computers. By implementing VMware's virtualization solutions Kras created a series of improvements: reduced costs of replacing computers for more than 30 percent, while the costs of maintaining PCs fell by 70 percent. In addition, the increased productivity of IT departments and the general level of data security. Virtualization Kras has achieved significant energy and financial savings.
“We achieved an almost immediate response to business requests thanks to VMware. Less than two hours pass between the moment when we receive a request for a new computer and the moment when the new computer is fully functional. New computers are made fully operational up to ten times more quickly than before and maintenance costs have been cut by 70 percent. In addition, virtualization resulted in considerable energy savings and reduced our CO2 emissions by three and a half times, by which we joined the Green IT initiative.”
SOFTBANK TELECOM Delivers Enterprise Social Networking to its Business Customers Using BroadVision Clearvale in the Cloud
“SOFTBANK TELECOM’s vision of the ‘social business cloud’—an environment where employees, partners, and customers can freely connect and collaborate with one another via their wireless network—is both timely and compelling. By using BroadVision social networking in the cloud, powered by VMware, we can significantly improve business productivity and our customers’ ability to innovate across their entire business ecosystem.”
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.
Charles River Labs virtualized business critical help desk application that typically handles 100-200 tickets per day. First application to prove concept of public cloud deployment of business critical applications. Business impact was mainly for Capex reduction: capping internal datacenter spending and to deploy new systems on the public cloud & migrate others over the next few years. Able to co-exist with existing VMware environment and taking existing apps to public cloud without re-writing.
“I see Cloud being key to our overall strategy moving forward. The days of us investing heavily all of our capital into building hardware and infrastructure are past now. With the options that are available now from cloud partners, they bring agility, flexibility and in some case cost savings as well, for using that model.”
SEGA Europe Ltd.
SEGA wanted to develop a secure on-line game delivery system to share game builds with external testing studios globally and ensure capacity to meet spikes in demand during game development lifecycle. VMware solution of hybrid cloud provided a secure environment to mirror builds from internal systems onto compatible external public cloud. The business impacts were: greater consistency and control of Q&A testing; and quicker time-to-market for new games & versions.
“We have large capacity fluctuation requirements to do our product testing. The Colt vCloud solution allows us to have a very flexible infrastructure, which scales with the up and down of our business without the CAPEX and management burdens we previously had.”
This BriefingsDirect podcast discussion centers on how worldwide enterprise applications leader SAP has designed and implemented a private cloud infrastructure models that supports an internal consulting and training program. By standardizing on a VMware cloud platform, SAP has been able to slash provisioning times for multiple instances of its flagship application suite in the training setting, as well as set the stage for wider adoption of cloud models. Here to tell us about the technical and productivity benefits of private clouds is Dr. Wolfgang Krips, Senior Vice President of Global Infrastructure at SAP in Walldorf, Germany. The interview is conducted by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.
“We have a very good strategic relationship with VMWare – and with operational support, that’s necessary with challenges often more complex than in traditional settings.”
Groupe Adeo - Adeo Services
VMware vCloud Director supporting the deployement of a private cloud infrastructure de Cloud offering IAAS services
“With VMware vCloud Director, we now have a private Cloud infrastructure which enables us to provide our developers with test environments and pre-equipped development much quicker than before. The provisioning time of our IaaS services has been reduced from 2 weeks to less than 1 hour!”
ACP IT Solutions AG
Challenge was to have a reliable cloud solution as part of service-oriented offerings meeting the needs of small and medium sized customers. Data Center as a Service based on VMware vCloud was the best solution.
“VMware vCloud offers great added value, especially for our small and medium-sized customers. Virtualized data centers let our customers benefit from technologies and security standards that they would not be able to achieve on their own.”
VMware solutions allow Triple C launching the country's largest public cloud with hybrid capabilities
"Thanks to cooperation with VMware, the new applications that we can offer to our customers at hybrid cloud field, marking the beginning of a new era in the cloud model"
PCMS VISION BeanStore Delivers Retail Point-of- Sale Services Conveniently to Customers with VMware Virtualization
“PCMS chose VMware virtualization technologies as an optimal platform to make it easy and efficient to provide centralized POS services to retail customers conveniently in a manner that is agile, and one that can be managed effectively.”
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Used in “Overall Infrastructure Optimisation Project” to Shorten Disaster Recovery Site Migration Times by 75%
"By switching to a virtualized environment based on VMware solutions, we reduced the number of physical servers we used by about 75%, and cut our overall IT operating costs by about 30%."
Revera Turns to VMware and Dell to Help Customers Reduce IT Costs While Meeting Demand.
“VMware has provided the foundation for us to diversify our product range to meet our customers’ changing demands and deliver services at increasingly competitive prices.”
Financial Services Provider Target a Secure, PCI DSS-Compliant, Virtualized Environment for Online Services
“Our goal was to come up with a scalable foundation that was compliant with the standards required in the insurance and finance industries... The answer was a VMware cluster of servers hosted by a local datacenter service provider and protected with Trend Micro security.”
Oxford University is one of the oldest universities in the world. Their Computing Service (OUCS) needed to administer a secure database-as-a-service (DBaaS) solution to manage and share research data. VMware’s Hybrid Cloud has enabled OUCS to build a DBaaS that is shared by Oxford Colleges and other research universities. Hybrid Cloud was the only solution able to overcome security restrictions on datasets which require on-premise location. Increased data protection and improved service levels have enhanced their reputation in research excellence and now proven in production, DBaaS will now be offered as a service to all major UK research universities.
“Access to information is critical to maintain our position as the world’s top university and we needed a flexible, scalable infrastructure. After doing our own research, we decided a Hybrid Cloud as best suited to our requirements. The vCloud datacentre service combined with Colt’s pedigree in information delivery, was the natural choice for us.”
Servier Hungária Kft.
Az üzleti igények gyorsabb és rugalmasabb kiszolgálása, a szerverkörnyezet költséghatékonyabb működtetése, a hardver- és szoftverberuházási költségek csökkentése érdekében a Servier Hungária IT-menedzsere 2009-ben szervervirtualizációs és -konszolidációs projekt megvalósítását javasolta, amelyet a cég vezetői, az elérhető előnyöket értékelve, jóváhagytak.A VMware alapú virtualizált szerverkörnyezetben a Servier Hungária IT-csapata összehasonlíthatatlanul jobban gazdálkodhat az erőforrásokkal, dinamikusan és rugalmasan oszthatja el a terhelést, és a karbantartást is elvégezheti munkaidőben, a szolgáltatások szüneteltetése nélkül.
“Our VMware based virtual server environment is not just more flexible and cost-effective, but also a lot more reliable and stable than an infrastructure built on dedicated servers. For users who are not familiar with the concept of virtualization, this may sound like a contradition at first, but practice has clearly delivered proof of its viability.”