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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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."
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.’”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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."
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.”
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.”
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.”
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”.
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.”
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.”
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.”