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A*Star (Agency for Science, Technology and Research)

 

Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research wanted to improve the efficiency of reporting, management and utilization of its VMware infrastructure ahead of a likely move to cloud computing. By deploying VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite, the agency has achieved its objectives, including supporting a 30 percent increase in virtual machine numbers without adding to its datacenter hardware.

ABN AMRO N.V. Singapore

 

ABN AMRO's CTO, Dirk Sibiet, and the CCO of Private Banking, Hans-Peter Borgh, discuss how virtualising the end-user environment boosts security & compliance, significantly reduces costs, and opens up new opportunities for Relationship Managers to visit ABN AMRO Private Bank customers anywhere, anytime.

"Because at ABN AMRO Private Banking we have a lot of relationship managers who are private bankers and who meet their clients outside the offices. We will now be using virtual desktops to make our client conversations so much more relevant, by allowing our bankers, when they are on the road, to access the information they need and the tools they need to help our clients understand their [own] financial situation and financial opportunities better."

— Hand-Peter Borgh, Chief Commercial Officer, Private Banking

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC)

 

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) was one of the few companies in the region to deploy the comprehensive stack of Oracle E-business solutions with mission critical applications such as CRM, Business Intelligence and Oracle databases. This complex solution required stacks of hardware from several vendors, a lot of space, and expensive licenses. Today, with a custom designed VMware virtualization solution, ADPC has consolidated its IT infrastructure resulting in increased performance, savings on hardware maintenance and running costs, and enhanced scalability for further expansion.

“VMware’s dedication, support and expertise enabled Abu Dhabi Ports Company to execute one of the biggest virtualization projects in the region, Oracle E-business suite. The project resulted in a savings of US $ 1.2 million on hardware, power and licensing. We are now 100 percent virtualized and are able to serve our customers in minutes rather than weeks.”

— Dr Saif Al Ketbi, Vice President of IT, Abu Dhabi Ports Company

ACS

 

VMware View Provides the Foundation for ACS Work at Home Program. Desktop Virtualization Solution Cuts Costs, Improves Productivity, and Speeds Server Deployments for Remote Users and Offshore Developers

“VMware View enables us to be quick to respond, quick to resolve, and quick to provision desktops to meet our clients’ urgent business needs.”

— Todd Coughlin, Vice President of End User Computing Strategy

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.

ADAC e.V.

 

ADAC e.V., Europe’s Largest Automobile Insurance Association Completes Desktop Migration. With VMware Mirage it migrated 2,400 existing desktop PCs, including user installed applications, files, and profiles to new laptops in a time constrained, three week timeframe.

“With Mirage we had exactly the same IT environment on the PC, but were able to migrate over everything that made that desktop personal to our users... IT was able to separate the IT images on the desktop PCs from the user space — applications, files, and personalization. ”

— Stefan Brandstetter, IT Manager, ADAC e.V.

ADP Dealer Services

 

ADP Dealer Services needed a highly productive development environment that could spawn creativity amongst its two thousand software engineers, hardware engineers, and developers while providing a secure internal infrastructure. Using VMware server and desktop virtualization solutions, the company built a research and development environment using network segmentation, VMware vCenter: Lab Manager, and VMware View.

— Bill Naughton, CIO

AGAR Supply

 

Centrally Manage Desktops And Provide Users With Desktop Access Anytime, Anywhere, On Demand

“AGAR prides itself on using the best technology available to service our customers as well as separate us from our competitors. VMware View has enabled us to improve user productivity by increasing the availability of our desktops. In addition, it has enhanced network security, simplified management and lowered costs. We are thrilled with the product and highly recommend VMware View to businesses of all sizes."

— Steve Weber, Network Administrator

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

 

The University of Bologna has chosen VMware to create state-of-the-art teaching laboratories equipped with Samsung ThinClient, with ThinApp and VMware View 5 based on Cloud infrastructure managed by vSphere 5

"At the software selection stage we looked at Citrix and other open-source offers, but the VMware solution turned out to be the best in terms of cost, efficiency and simplicity of infrastructure."

— Alessandro Cantelli, Manager of the University-CeSIA (SeRTA) Technical Relations Sector and Manager of the CESIA-Based Systems and Software Management Sector of the Alma Mater Studiorum Computer Services Center

Amway

 

Amway Uses VMware Infrastructure To Consolidate Hosts While Improving The Reliability And Manageability Of Its Technology Infrastructure, Both At Its Headquarters And Remote Offices Worldwide

“Besides server consolidation, I think the biggest advantage we get from VMware technology is in the area of disaster recovery. About two years ago we made a strategic decision to virtualize everything on our disaster-recovery source list, for instance, Tier 1 applications like EMC Documentum. We’ve identified virtualization as the key enabler to protect our most important applications.”

— Tom Van Harn, Systems Support Advisor

Atea

 

Atea chose VMware Socialcast to support bold new business targets and connect 6,500 employees across the Nordic region The implementation of SocialCast supports Atea’s aggressive growth strategy by making sure that their 6,500 employees can easily connect and learn, leveraging not only people skills but the organisation as a whole. It no longer matters which of the seven countries the employees are based or on what device they chose to work on.

“This is a completely different type of environment compared to the intranets which companies have been struggling with over the last couple of decades. Socialcast taps into peoples’ natural curiosity and need to communicate in a plain yet powerful way.”

— Henrik Arndt, CIO, Atea

Atos Origin

 

Atos Origin spart mit VMware View über 1.000 Desktop-PCs ein und erhöht Flexibilität beim Off shoring

“Über den Einsparungseffekt für Hardware und Energie hinaus, bietet uns der Einsatz von VMware View einen ganz entscheidenden Vorteil: Dank virtueller Desktops können wir viel schneller als bisher für neue Kunden die administrative Verantwortung übernehmen. Ein entscheidender Wettbewerbsvorteil im hart umkämpften Outsourcing- Markt.”

— Ludger Demming, Teamleiter Virtualisierung

Australian Bureau of Statistics

 

Australian Bureau of Statistics Charts National Trail to Cloud Infrastructure. Agency Deploys VMware Technology to Deliver Infrastructure-asa- Service (IaaS)

“By building and managing our own private cloud, ABS has pooled hardware, storage, network and virtualization resources to provide the flexible, dynamic and on-demand technology resources that enable us as a modern statistical organization to keep pace with varying demand and new initiatives.”

— Tony Marion, Director Infrastructure

Australian Catholic University

 

VMware virtualization has enabled ACU to consolidate its physical server fleet, reducing costs and improving manageability. ACU also gained a platform on which to build its cloud computing capability.

“VMware has given us a lot of flexibility and the confidence that we can move to our disaster recovery environment when we need to. We have also saved on time, effort, procurement and energy costs and can now quickly deploy new virtual servers to meet our business needs.”

— Paul Campbell, IT Director

Bank Al Bilad

 

In this video, Rene Van Den Bedem, CIO Advisor at Bank Al Bilad explains how the Saudi Arabian bank worked with VMware to virtualise its tier one, two and three workloads, doubling its working capabilities and allowing it to operate with more agility and better cost efficiencies. Rene also outlines the benefits the company has seen since joining the VMware Technical Account Management Program, which has up-skilled the IT department.

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

 

In what is believed to be the world’s largest documented VDI deployments, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi-UFJ, in partnership with Wyse and IBM, has deployed over 50,000 virtual desktops as it continues a multi-year, multi-million dollar IT transformation project. A combination of View and ThinApp is supporting the Bank’s drive to lower CAPEX and OPEX while increasing security, availability and the delivery of business-critical services.

“Desktops are in many ways the lifeblood of the company’s daily work, so it makes sense to keep them on a central server where we can make sure nothing goes wrong. Being able to give users an optimum working environment, and helping them benefit from new advances in technology, is something that we as IT professionals find very motivating”

— Jun Nishi, Senior Manager, Global Communication

Bartholomew County

 

VMware® solutions empower Indiana’s Bartholomew County to do more with less. The county IT budget was $5,000 lower in 2010 than in 2001, yet the infrastructure today is more resilient, flexible and able to support greater workloads for vital functions from tax collection to 911 dispatches. Instrumental in the design and deployment of this infrastructure was VMware partner Network Storage Inc., an Indianapolis-based firm bringing expertise in storage, data protection and virtualization.

“With VMware technology, we’re not limited to any one physical server, location or desktop. Resources are more flexible, resilient and better able to support reliable, high-quality service to county citizens.”

— Jim Hartsook, Director of Information Technology

Berryessa Union School District

 

With VMware View, Berryessa Boosts Desktop Usability and Access—Cost-Effectively

“Before, it sometimes took weeks for us to respond to desktop support calls. Today, because we’ve implemented a VMware View virtual environment, we can resolve issues remotely. Users are back up and running within minutes.”

— Najeeb Qasimi, Network Engineer

BFL CANADA

 

BFL CANADA is a fast growing international insurance broker and financial firm. Discover how local solution and service provider Softchoice has helped them transform their business through VMware virtualization.

"When we met Softchoice, we started discussing what possible options we had to improve our IT infrastructure. Right from the start, I felt really comfortable with VMware and Softchoice.”

— Patrick Marcil, Vice President of IT

Bolton College

 

“VMware View and ThinApp virtual desktop infrastructure is not only easy to manage and cost-effective to scale, it has also freed up our IT team to focus its time on improving the end user experience rather than on constant firefighting. The opportunities View has opened up far more flexible ways of working not only improves the experience for staff and students, but also gives us a real competitive advantage in attracting new students to the College.”

— Irfan Patail, Technical Services Leader
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