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Hungarian National Bank (Magyar Nemzeti Bank)

 

Az MNB szervervirtualizációs projektje a VMware ESX Server 3.5-ös verziójával indult, de a platform legújabb, 4.0-s verzióra történő frissítése a HP-val kötött support szerződésnek is része. A virtualizált szerverek felügyeletére a jegybank a VMware vCenter megoldását vezette be. Az MNB a hardvererőforrások átlagosan 70 százalékos kihasználását tűzte ki célul, ami a projekt eredményeként a gyakorlatban megvalósult. A jegybank a VMware virtualizációs megoldásával ötödére csökkentette a szervergépek számát, amivel arányosan csökkent a kiszolgálók hely- és a hűtésigénye is. A magasabb rendelkezésreállású hardverkiszolgálók és az egységesen felügyelhető virtuális szerverek az üzemeltetés és karbantartás hatékonyságát is hasonló mértékben növelték, így az ezzel összefüggő költségek is csökkentek. Ezzel az MNB a VMware alapú virtualizációs projekt valamennyi sikerkritériumát eredménnyel teljesítette.

“Due to the extra importance of the national bank’s role, a virtualisation solution already well-proven in the market and providing high standards of support and having adequate references in Hungary could be considered only. VMware’s virtualisation technology met these strict requirements.”

— Gyula Pap, IT Director, Hungarian National Bank

Texas A&M University Kingsville

 

Discover how Texas A&M University-Kingsville turned to VMware® View desktop virtualization for an agile and adaptive solution.

“VMware View allows us to maintain a competitive edge by providing the freshest applications and operating systems to users. If we had to run around and update our 4,000 PCs with the latest web browsers and versions of Microsoft Office, we’d never keep up.”

— Robert Miller, Associate CIO

Iowa Workforce Development

 

Discover how Iowa Workforce Development’s new virtualized desktops are easier and less expensive to maintain, more secure, and have enabled IWD to offer a richer menu of services.

“VMware View saves us money, and as a result—despite the budget cuts we’ve faced—we’ve been able to expand our services and help more Iowans than ever before.”

— Gary Bateman, CIO

TUI InfoTec

 

The critical need to identify performance issues and outages prompted TUI InfoTec to improve troubleshooting, resulting in a 50 percent reduction in the time to identify issues.

“Now we have vCenter Operations on a single pane of glass that can roll down to the storage network and also the infrastructure CPU memory resources to have a clear overview of what could be the first root cause of an issue or performance."

— Christian Rudolph, Infrastructure Architect at TUI InfoTec

Beaufort Memorial Hospital

 

See how Beaufort Memorial Hospital virtualized its datacenter applications using VMware vSphere and extended virtualization to the desktop by deploying VMware View coupled with Imprivata OneSign® Single Sign-On software.

“Desktop virtualization and single sign-on eliminate barriers to clinicians’ adoption of CPOE. One physician told me, ‘Finally you’re doing something for us instead of to us.’”

— Edward Ricks, Vice President of Information Technology, CIO

Lonza Biologics Tuas

 

Lonza Biologics Tuas Pte Ltd Cuts Power and Cooling Costs by 72 Percent and Investigates Desktop Virtualization

“Deploying VMware has enabled us to manage our IT infrastructure more efficiently and reduce costs while maintaining high standards of service delivery to our internal team.”

Spokesperson, Lonza Biologics Tuas Pte Ltd

Indosat M2

 

VMware virtualization has enabled Indosat M2 to reduce the total cost of ownership of its IT systems by up to 80 percent; deliver new server resources faster; implement a robust disaster recovery infrastructure; and plan to implement cloud computing.

“At the moment it would take us half a day to recover most of our systems to our secondary datacenter. With virtualization, we believe we can get this down to half an hour.”

— Sidik Kurniawan, IT Operations Manager

BTPN

 

VMware vSphere enabled BTPN to rapidly provision new virtual machines to meet demand. Consolidating branch IT infrastructure to a virtualized datacenter platform enables the organization to centralize management. Implementing virtualization also establishes a sound foundation for BTPN’s adoption of a private cloud.

“We were confident enough in the ability of the virtualized infrastructure to run applications that are very important to the business. Implementing VMware has also provided us with a robust foundation to move to a private cloud and adopt more efficient ways of delivering IT services to the business.”

— Gunawan Santoso, VP of IT Implementation

Seattle University

 

Learn how using VMware View allowed Seattle University to virtualize their legacy campus computer devices and provide remote desktop access to students, faculty, staff and alumni.

"We wanted to find a solution that didn't require us to stay on that three-year refresh cycle to keep up with student technologies and student application needs."

— Matt Byers, System Administrator

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

 

Explore how the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences uses VMware technology to virtualize its desktop and datacenter environments, providing outstanding service with a small IT staff.

“We need to implement tools that allow us to provide a high level of service with a small IT staff. Desktop virtualization lets us push applications out quickly and efficiently to transform the way students and faculty access and share information.”

— Tom Scanlon, CIO

Green Mountain Power

 

Vermont-based utility company virtualizes Oracle applications, including databases, and keeps their virtual environment up and running through Hurricane Irene with help from VMware and NetApp

“We had 44 to 50,000 customers without power because of Hurricane Irene. So our systems were up and running, and our users were happy. Performance was great. People in our districts were getting the resources from our systems that they needed.”

— Paula Fortin, Systems Administrator

Green Mountain Power

 

Vermont-based utility company virtualizes Oracle applications, including databases.

“We have Oracle Application Testing Suite. And we have used that extensively to test out each and every application, functional as well as the lower. We've done several tests and we have not yet heard of any complaint as far as performance goes.”

— Nayab Saiyad, Sr. DBA and Architect

California Polytechnic State University

 

Learn how VMware Zimbra has become a key collaboration tool for students, faculty and staff at Cal Poly State University with its easy, intuitive and web-based email, calendaring, file sharing and task management features.

“VMware Zimbra from a business value proposition is a very solid investment. The price point is very competitive, the product itself is easy to use, simple to maintain, and we see it definitely growing in our environment and integrating well with the rest of our open-source architecture”.

— Johanna Madjedi, Associate Vice Provost, Information Technology

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

 

Learn how the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is using VMware Zimbra to enhance collaboration and communication between its scientists, engineers and operations staff to further oceanographic research.

“If we go back to MBARI’s major goal of trying to work together on a peer level of scientist, engineer, operations to develop and utilize technology to address some of the key questions in oceanographic research. if we can provide tools such as Zimbra, then we can, essentially, do our part in helping that collaboration equation.”

— Pat Allen, Information Systems Administrator

Virtu d.o.o., NIL Group

 

Goals to be achieved through virtualization • Create, bring to market and support an EaaS service • Provide unlimited scalability, high availibility and self service provisioning • Ensure energy and cost efficiency Results achieved with VMware’s solution • Currently more than 300 workplaces supported • Sign up of the first international ISP customer • 100% customer retention over the first 2 years • Outstanding virtualization ratio at the data center: close to 600 virtual servers running on 10 physical servers • 50% more energy efficient infrastructure than any in-house data center • 10 times more energy saved on the customer side Features of the implemented VMware solution • VMware ESX • VMware vSphere 4.1 • VMware vCenter • VMware View VDI platform

“VMware is the kind of technology that makes a service like Flip IT not just possible but a success.”

— Robert Turnšek, Special Projects Director

FrieslandCampina Hungária Zrt.

 

Targets set with regard to virtualisation • Increasing the availability of services • Improving the response times and effectivity of IT operations • Avoiding the need to increase the floor space rented in the data centre of the hosting service provider, establishing an in-house server room • Decreasing the costs of operation Results achieved with VMware’s solution • no shutdowns due to malfunction • maintenance and improvements without restricting the services • due to remote supervision, a smaller operational staff perform tasks • almost 80 virtual servers • 11 blade servers at two sites • 75 percent hardware resource utilization • hardware purchases decreased by 75 percent • cessation of data centre rentals • establishment of in-house server room with an investment return of three years

„The virtualisation solution of VMware proved to be an excellent choice in every respect. Since it was introduced, we had no shutdowns due to any malfunction, we have been able to perform developments during continuous service in a way transparent to the users, while our hardware procurements and operatings costs fell significantly.”

— Tamás Nagy, IT operations team leader, FrieslandCampina Hungária Zrt.

EGIS

 

Targets set with regard to virtualisation • establishing the central infrastructure • all virtualised applications shall be installed on this infrastructure • catastrophy-proof operational safety • cost eff ective operations Results achieved with VMware’s solution • agressive virtualisation (e.g. 170 virtual machines running on the 3 blade servers of the Microsoft cluster) • in general 40-50 virtual machines running on the other clusters on each physical host • resource utilization of more than 50 percent in general (70-80 percent on certain clusters) • more than 500 virtualised systems • the performance of the SAP company management system increased from twice 2000 SAPS to 12000 SAPS • more than 10 million Forints savings yearly in energy consumption • 15-20 percent reduction of licence costs • serving business demand in 1 week instead of 4-6 weeks • catastrophy-proof operational safety by means of the virtualised systems to be moved between host servers of each site

”Due to the virtualised and centralised infrastructure, we save more than ten million forints yearly on energy costs.”

— Ferenc Gazdag, IT Operations Department Leader, EGIS Nyrt.

Clal Insurance Holdings

 

"The server farm has become 100% virtual. All the Windows or Linux based servers run on VMware vSphere. We have 500 virtual servers. Actually, for all intents and purposes, I have a private cloud here."

When I am asked “Why VMware?” the answer is clear. In every test that we’ve made the other solutions were fighting yesterday’s battles. It’s like comparing the space shuttle to a racing car, even if the racing car is the best possible. The wealth of tools, the ease of management, the integration with the world of storage, and the advantage of the DR give me the ability to do everything better, cheaper, and more long lastingly. In my opinion we saved more than 50% as compared to physical servers and software.

— Chaim Inger, CTO, head of Infrastructure Operations and Technologies

managedhosting.de GmbH

 

Challenge • Automate provisioning • Faster provisioning of infrastructure and platforms (PaaS/IaaS) at guaranteed service level Solution • vCloud Director

"It's critical that we provide our customers with complex virtualized infrastructures very quickly and with a guaranteed SLA. vCloud Director is an excellent tool for this."

— Andreas Wolske, Managing Partner of managedhosting.de

Southwest Airlines

 

“Southwest Airlines is the customer service champ in the industry. Taking excellent care of our customers is just as important as filling our planes with fuel. It’s really what makes us go. So as we are taking a look and trying to be what travelers want in an airline, and we are constantly looking for ways to improve Southwest Airlines and make it better for our customers, that's really where virtualization and IT as a service comes into play.”

— Bob Young, VP and Chief Information Technology
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