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EPAM Systems

 

EPAM centralised infrastructure management in the first phase of the development process aiming at the establishment of an IT environment that would adapt more flexibly to business requirements. In the second phase of the developments in the summer of 2006, EPAM Systems decided to virtualise the development and test environments established for the projects. Thanks to VMware-based virtualisation, we are able to set up the development environment of a starting project several magnitudes faster, just under 1 hour instead of several days or weeks. The other big advantage of virtualisation is that development managers can take a snapshot of the environment before testing a new version or service pack of the software under development or before verifying the version compatibility of a new database manager. EPAM in recent years has achieved two-digit growth in revenues and employed staffs - which are also reflected in the cost of IT.

„The snapshot function of VMware provides a high degree of security for development work. Using this system, it is faster and easier to test our software and we are able to provide an even higher standard of service to our customers. While our earlier infrastructure may have limited this process, our virtualised environment has become the drive behind our business.”

— Tibor Borzák, IT research & development manager, EPAM Systems

ESSEC Business School

 

To ensure homogeneity of a fleet composed of 1200 computers, integrate the devices of students and teachers (BYOD) and lighten the IT maintenance expenses. Virtualization of 500 workstations (soon 700 and ultimately 1500) with virtualization of applications to eliminate the conflicts. Provisioning of non-persistent environments (which eliminates profile management). Cross-device portability.

“An institution like ESSEC cannot escape the tidal wave of “Bring your Own Device!” Thanks to VMware, we were able to finally free ourselves from material constraints to offer our users access at any time, from anywhere and from all devices."

— Franck Polycarpe , Infrastructure Manager, Urbanism and Technical Architecture of IT, ESSEC.

ExecuJet Aviation Group

 

The ExecuJet Aviation Group is a global business aviation organisation, offering a diverse range of services, including aircraft sales, management and charter. ExecuJet runs four data centres in Johannesburg, Capetown, Zurich and Dubai that underpin the IT for the entire organisation. The South African data centre desperately needed to upgrade a large amount of legacy infrastructure, and the company decided to consolidate its server infrastructure using VMware. Following their successful server virtualisation project, the management team got fully behind the IT team to explore the benefits of implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure. They looked into a number of options, but due to our great experiences with VMware and the range of features on offer, they choose to implement VMware View. By using VMware View, ExecuJet employees are now able to run Windows 7 from any internet-enabled device.

“Dealing with highly discerning clients means we have to be at the cutting edge of service and innovation. Being able to use Windows 7 on tablet devices with the help of VMware View has drastically increased flexibility and improved working practices across the board - from sales executives to pilots to maintenance engineers, all of which helps us deliver the best service possible to our customers.”

— Pieter Steyn, Infrastructure Services Manager, South Africa and Nigeria, ExecuJet Aviation Group

Fastweb

 

Fastweb taps into new market opportunities, achieving 100% ROI within the first year while reducing the Total Cost of Ownership of Virtual Desktops with VMware Horizon Air

With revenues in excess of €1.5m and nearly two million customers, Fastweb is the largest alternative operator of fixed-line telecommunications and ICT solutions in Italy. Fastweb delivers business value added services such as cloud computing, security and converging communications to residential and business customers.

“Previously, when a customer asked for virtual desktops, we would need to set up their own physical infrastructure and configure the necessary software, which was very costly and time intensive; so much so that many SMBs could not see the financial advantage of virtual desktops. However by delivering through VMware Horizon Air we can provide desktops ‘on-demand’ with businesses only paying for what they need and when they need it. Multi-tenancy is a must for successful cloud delivery and partnering with VMware therefore became essential to achieving this.”

— Matteo Frare Barutti, ICT Solutions Architect, Fastweb

FICO

 

FICO Controls Costs, Boosts Flexibility With VMware Virtualization Technology

"With capabilities like virtualization and cloud computing in our toolbox, we’re improving performance for both client and staff, and building a stronger IT infrastructure for the future."

— Tom Grahek, Director of Platform Engineering

Flushing Bank

 

Flushing Bank Enhances Security and Modernizes Branch Banking with VMware Horizon

Flushing Bank leverages VMware virtual desktops to address one of the most important challenges in banking today – ensuring customer data is as secure as possible.

"VMware was the key to resolving our security concerns with desktops. Our experience has been positive and we’re looking forward to more deployments with VMware."

— Alex Gellerman, Vice President, Systems Infrastructure, Flushing Bank

Foley & Lardner LLP

 

Discover how VMware View supports a desktop-as-a-service model, allowing Foley to improve system uptime and reduce its mobile device costs by 22 percent.

“VMware View let us move to desktop-as-a-service, which is easier for IT to manage. And our lawyers have more flexible access to the desktops. Anywhere in the country or globally, and no matter where they are, they get the exact desktop they have in the office.”

— Doug Caddell, CIO

Forbes Marshall

 

VMware View With VMware ESX 3.5 Centralizes User Desktop Environments To A Virtual Server Cluster Hosted In The Datacenter, Enhancing Security And Enabling Patching And Upgrading From A Master Image. The Virtual Servers Are Also Managed From A Central Console.

“VMware View enables us to secure our corporate and customer information while patching and updating our user desktop environments from a master image hosted in our datacenter. This is giving us peace of mind and greatly reducing our desktop management task.”

— Sharat M. Airani, Manager – IT

French Fire Department

 

French Fire Department has been using VMware for past 7 years because of its flexibility and ease of use. Franck Sauve shares his experience working with VMware products to support for their mission critical operations. He explains how Horizon View has helped fire helpline operators to keep their systems working all the time, while, vCenter Operations manager has helped him to plan and provide directions on the budget spent and has simplified IT operations with hardware.

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.

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

 

Frimley Park Hospital has virtualized all of its A&E department desktops using VMware View technology, creating a secure and easy to manage unified system, which has resulted in time savings and a drop in energy bills.

“We pride ourselves in providing our patients with the best possible care and so keeping abreast of the latest innovations and developments is vital to our success. When we virtualised our ED department’s desktops we freed up the IT team’s and clinical staff’s time, paved the way for major energy savings and improved security across the board”

— Jon Petre, Infrastructure Lead, Frimley Park Hospital

FRITZ & MACZIOL

 

Schnelle Bereitstellung und transparente Abrechnung der IT-Ressourcen in der Cloud

“Um von allen Vorteilen einer privaten Cloud-Umgebung zu profitieren, war eine Projektumsetzung mit dem VMware vCloud Director die erste Wahl. Damit sind wir in der Lage, den jeweiligen Unternehmensbereichen sehr schnell isolierte virtuelle Rechenzentren zur Verfügung zu stellen.”

— Martin Drissner, Brandleader Virtualization Solutions / System-Integration

Fuji Keizai Co, Ltd.

 

To improve the security of sensitive data on its servers, Japanese market research company Fuji Keizai implemented a thin-client environment back in 2008. However, there were considerable issues around managing the thin clients and further problems supporting mobile devices. After exploring all options, the company switched to a VMware Horizon View client environment with support for multiple device types.

"VMware Horizon View is optimised for use in virtual desktop environments, and it also meets our needs by providing integrated management tools and full support for mobile devices."

— Akira Sasaki, Chief of Systems Department

Gainesville State College

 

Virtual Desktops Open a World of Possibilities for Gainesville State College

“Our basic need was to provide a 24x7 technical lab with campus and remote access for our students. But virtual desktops open a world of possibility. We use them to create GIS labs for middle-school students.”

— Brandon Haag, CIO

Gangnam Severance Hospital

 

By moving to a VDI environment based on VMware View, GSH was able to comply with new data security requirements and improve mobile access to medical information, without requiring costly hardware upgrades.

"We tested old PCs with a view to minimising our procurement spend – and to our surprise, we found no significant performance difference between these and new machines in a VDI environment. So we were able to reduce expenses by continuing to use the current equipment."

— Sung-Il Kim, Director, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University

GarudaFood

 

Indonesia’s leading food and beverage company adopts an ambitious virtualization strategy to support its rapidly growing business

“Virtualizing SAP results in higher availability at a lower cost. Most importantly, it provides continuous access to the system for our users, boosting their productivity as well as our revenues. This is exactly the kind of stability our operations need.”

— Mr Eddy Sutisna, Chief of Corporate Information Technology

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!”

— Benoît Mailliet, VMware Architect/ Administrator for Production Management and Support, ADEO Services

Gruppo Mediaset

 

Mediaset is a telecommunications group that employs 5,800 people in Italy and Spain in free/pay TV media services and advertising.

“VMWARE has enabled us to realize our own private cloud, delivering excellent returns on investment and the guarantee of rapidity and flexibility of the virtual data center. The SAP ERP was also virtualized successfully. The huge savings in costs, time and resources amply demonstrate the effectiveness of VMware solutions for data center optimization.”

— Cristiano Fumagalli, Project Manager and System Architect

Hertz International

 

To improve operational efficiencies, Hertz International had a choice of either refreshing its existing infrastructure across its European locations at considerable expense, or implementing newer technologies. In addition to centralising the server estate, Hertz International wanted to simplify its complex desktop infrastructure, which constituted a considerable capital investment. Having over 4,000 PCs and laptops spread over 1,000 sites around Europe, upkeep and maintenance of these were real issue in terms of time, resource and cost. Following a review of the major offerings on the market, Hertz International decided to implement VMware View as it best suited the organisation’s needs and would easily integrate with its existing server virtualization infrastructure. It also made a decision to replace legacy desktop devices with zero client Wyse terminals.

“By virtualizing our server and desktop estate with VMware, we’ve cut costs, dramatically simplified our IT infrastructure and transformed how we support over 1000 desktops in our service centre in Dublin. We’re able to create and deliver even more innovative technology services to our users, while enhancing the experience we provide to our customers. The platform VMware has enabled us to build has given us extremely strong foundations to realise even greater benefits, as we add more and more services and extend the research of the programme internationally.”

— Paul Bermingham, Staff Vice President, Information Technology Services, Hertz International

Hong Kong Housing Society

 

The Housing Society has offices throughout the city-state, and when swine flu reached Hong Kong in 2009, the organization realized it needed an alternative location to ensure some employees could still access vital tenancy information and critical services should there be an infectious disease epidemic or natural disaster. The organization virtualized its data center five years ago on VMware vSphere to consolidate its sprawling physical infrastructure and has achieved 94 percent virtualization. All mission critical applications are now virtualized, including its iHousing system for tenancy management, Microsoft Exchange Server, and Oracle JD Edwards financial application. The organization worked with VMware to design and implement a virtual desktop infrastructure solution delivered by VMware Horizon View.

"A virtual desktop solution delivers greater flexibility to our employees because the data follows them rather than tying them to a single location. We had a strong relationship with VMware and existing expertise in the vSphere server virtualization software, and so it made good business sense to virtualize our desktops with VMware."

— Kenny Ho, Senior Manager
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