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.”
“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.”
Camberwell Grammar School
VMware View enables Camberwell Grammar School to centralize its desktop management, reducing the time required to upgrade applications and deploy new ones
“VMware View has greatly reduced the time required to make new or upgraded applications accessible to students and staff.”
VMware Infrastructure Delivers A Dynamic, Flexible, Cost-Effective Solution That Eliminates The Need For Costly Datacenter Upgrades And Scales To Support Growth
“If you are looking at virtualization, VMware is number one on the list of products you should consider. Our experience has been so positive we are looking at virtualizing other areas of our infrastructure. VMware has been a real success story at the CBH Group and there are no regrets about the path we have taken.”
Center Grove Community School Corporation
At Center Grove, virtualization enhances educational excellence
“VMware is the future of education technology. By virtualizing our environment, we provide a streamlined infrastructure for students and teachers that allows them to access the educational resources they need from wherever they are. VMware changes the way schools think about everything, from IT support, to planning new projects, to budgeting. It seems like every time I turn around, something else good comes from launching our VMware virtualization projects.”
Central Community College of Nebraska
Desktop Virtualization Improves Academic Access at Central Community College of Nebraska
“Students understand the power of connectivity. They respond to it. And VMware virtualization helps our technology keep pace with those students.”
Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University’s College of Business Administration Virtualized Desktops Deliver an Innovative Learning Environment
“Given our college’s intensive use of technology in the classroom, one of my department’s most important jobs is to ensure that our students’ desktops are equipped with the right software, and that they run the way they should. With VMware View, we have the tools we need to be more responsive to professors’ requests around software deployment and accessibility. We can manage our college’s desktop environment more efficiently and focus our attention on meeting high standards of service.”
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.”
CharterCARE Health Partners
See how CharterCARE Health Partners implemented a VMware View® virtualized desktop environment to achieve its vision of offering IT-as-a-Service. The environment provides employees with device-independent access to applications anytime, from anywhere.
“Our VMware View users are ecstatic. I’ve had clinicians tell me it’s the best thing we’d ever done for CharterCARE, by far.”
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.”
China Merchants Securities (HK) Co., Ltd.
China Merchants Securities (HK) implemented a virtual desktop infrastructure to cut costs, improve data security and reduce its IT management load. Administration employees can now access their desktops from any location, while the IT team can now provision new desktops in 15 minutes, recover lost data within 30 minutes of a crash, and manage all user environments from a central location
City of Boston
Use VMware Infrastructure And VMware View To Save Money, Time And Energy
“We sometimes walk people through our datacenter, show them all the empty racks, and say, ‘This is what virtualization has done for us.’ Before we started using VMware Infrastructure, those racks were full. It’s a powerful way of making the point that that you don’t need to buy a server every time you need one. Instead, you can license VMware for a robust infrastructure of virtual machines that give you as much or more computing power as physical servers.”
City of Cockburn
VMware virtualization enables the City of Cockburn to centralize management and administration while reducing capital and operating expenses and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
“Deploying VMware virtualization has enabled us to reduce our total cost of ownership and limit our desktop risks while maintaining user service levels within our buildings and improving remote access.”
City of North Myrtle Beach
Beach uses VMware View to Provide Mobile Staff with Powerful Data Access using Virtual Desktops
“Virtualization using VMware software has been key to our ability to tackle new initiatives. From server consolidation and virtual desktops to disaster recovery, we continue to enhance our services and improve efficiency.”
City Of Pittsburgh
Learn how City of Pittsburgh's City Information Systems (CIS) department is using VMware View desktop virtualization software to provide employees with anytime, anywhere access to data and applications.
"Our users love VMware View - they ask for the product by name."
City University of Hong Kong
To deliver instant access to learning applications within any laboratory across its six academic departments, the City University of Hong Kong College of Business migrated its desktops to VMware Horizon View and deployed thin clients within its new laboratories.As a result, the University was able to deliver flexible learning spaces for all academic disciplines, decrease IT maintenance of desktops, develop new focus on service delivery to support academic performance and reduce total cost of ownership of their desktop infrastructure.
"Our academic staff realised that the thin clients with the virtual desktops in the new laboratories switch on and operate instantly which means they can focus on teaching and learning and not on the technology."
Clarion is a law firm based in Leeds in the United Kingdom. They understand what their clients want and make sure their services are tailored specifically to their requirements. Clarion are also very passionate about new, exciting products and services in the evolving IT landscape. vSphere is the foundation of Clarions growing IT infrastructure and provides them with the tools they need to meet the dynamic requirements of the business. New services and systems can now be deployed within minutes, whereas typically this would have taken several months to complete. This has given the business significant cost savings in terms of hardware maintenance, power & cooling. They also now have the capabilities of moving parts of the infrastructure easily into a private cloud which enables further resilience to the infrastructure moving forward. Next steps for the company are to use VMware Horizon Workspace to create a secure controlled environment for employees and clients to access, edit and send legal documents across the world and more importantly from any device. They will enable them to share large volumes of legal files in a highly secure manner, both internally and externally.
"Horizon workspace will give us back time. And chargeable time is essentially how lawyers make money."
Indonesian subsidiary of Chinese state-owned oil producer turns to a VMware virtual desktop infrastructure to improve business agility, efficiency and manageability. This project has halved the number of desktop support tickets, enabled the IT team to reduce the number of two-three day visits to remote locations to fix desktop problems, reduced the productivity impact of electricity blackouts, and ensured resource-hungry applications operate quickly
"We are working to give all our users more freedom as to how and where they access their desktop applications and information."
Colt Technology Services
Gideon Wilkins, Director of Strategic Partner Management at Colt Technology Services, explains how they have been using a broad range of VMware solutions, including Horizon Suite and vCloud Suite. The leading technology and services company has improved operations internally, as well as its external offering to customers, with Colt being able to support desktop-as-a-service and virtual data centers for both enterprise partners and the channel. The Software-Defined Data Center, in conjunction with vCloud Datacenter, will enable Colt to offer a feature rich service to its customers.
Columbia Memorial Hospital
VMware View provides a desktop virtualization solution that delivers applications more effectively while simplifying administration and reducing costs
“When I came on board as CIO, desktop virtualization was one of the major projects that we needed to implement—and so far our use of VMware View has been very, very successful within our organization.”