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Fuji Film

 

Fuji Film Uses VMware Fusion For Mac -based Customer Service Engineering

"We extensively build and test Clustered Computed Radiology Systems for our customers. We use VMware technology to create virtual machines dedicated to each customer site and each networked component. With VMware Fusion, my Macbook can now run Windows 2003 Advanced Server and Shared Virtual Hard Disk Drive arrays. Usually no less than two clustered servers, as well as domain controller, and user workstations. I now can use my Macbook for all my computing needs, and have shed 15 pounds of Windows laptop from the computer equipment I need to carry around daily. Thank you VMware!"

— Alex Fields , Customer Service Engineer

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

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 ViewTM.

"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

IBA

 

Alain Delaby, IT manager at IBA talks about his 10 years journey of using VMware virtualization and how it has helped him to have a good continuity of service with their main business applications.

“We are always looking what new features we can bring to our business to make it more reliable and easier to manage and that are the main interests. At this point, VMware is still meeting our expectations so we are continuing to work on that.”

— Alain Delaby, IT manager at IBA

Indiana Office of Technology

 

Indiana Office of Technology Drives Cost-Effective Application Management with VMware ThinApp

“VMware ThinApp has helped us keep our legacy applications functioning and move forward with new technologies even when we are faced by budget constraints.”

— Paul Baltzell, Deputy CIO Delivery Services

Infigen Energy

 

VMware View enables user desktop profiles to be hosted in the datacenter and ensures quick, reliable access from remote areas for travelling staff.

"VMware virtualization has allowed us to reliably deliver a desktop environment to our Australian users, who frequently need to work while not in the office."

— Jillian Carmody, IM&T Manager

Insurance.com

 

Insurance.Com Engaged Champion To Phase In A VMware Solution That Drastically Reduced Their Costs By Reducing Server Sprawl, Increasing CPU Utilization, And Increasing Efficiency By Eliminating Much Of The Time Needed To Reboot Machines And Test Applications

“Offering real-time insurance rate quotes from 15 companies to 46 states requires our computer systems to be up 99.99% of the year. Meeting those requirements takes a lot of discipline; VMware virtualization simplifies that.”

— Tom Lang, IT Manager

INX

 

VMware Partner INX Virtualizes to Improve Internal Operations, Provide Real-World Example for Clients

“Our VMware implementation gives us a showcase environment where we can demonstrate for clients the cost, performance and management advantages of virtualization.”

— Owen Zarum, Director of IT Operations

ITSAM

 

ITSAM in Sweden is an public sector organisation formed to provide IT support and services to educational establishments across 6 different municipalities. One of the main challenges they faced was having the ability to operate in such a large region. If a computer went down, they would send an engineer out to fix it, this proved to be very inefficient and costly. With unique desktops you get unique problems, so ITSAM implemented VMware View so that they could easily replicate desktops to hundreds of students. This has enabled their end users to access their desktops from any location at anytime. It has also enabled teachers to easily provide additional applications to support students that need extra tuition enabling the students to work on these from home. ITSAM have recently started a proof of concept with Horizon, to enable them to manage their applications more efficiently.

“The benefit to the end users is that they can access their own desktop from any client around the world, it does n’t matter where they are. Also the school can make sure they provide the correct applications to the right students at all times.”

— Thomas Sjoholm, IT Professional, ITSAM

Jadransko osiguranje

 

Main objectives for Jadransko osiguranje were: Improve efficiency and reduce cost associated with a decentralized and complex IT environment; provide an optimized IT system capable of supporting the business; securely provide 3rd party access to virtual desktops. To address this, Jadransko osiguranje decided to pursue a virtualization strategy and opted for a solution from market leaders VMware and Cisco. Business Impact were: Reduced capital expenditure by 20 percent; Increased IT resource efficiency by reducing maintenance burden; Maximized application and data security and enabled IT to focus on innovatively serving the business

“Server virtualization simplified the management of the entire IT infrastructure, cut equipment purchase costs by 20 percent, and cut energy consumption by as much as 70 percent.”

— Danijel Bara, IT Director, Jadransko osiguranje

Jenner & Block

 

Use VMware Infrastructure To Dramatically Consolidate Hosts While Beefing Up The Performance And Reliability Of Applications Like SQL Server

“This is a law firm, so most people here aren’t concerned about how our IT infrastructure’s set up. What they care about is, ‘Is it up?’ and ‘Is it fast?’ Since we’ve been running our key applications on VMware Infrastructure, the answer to those questions has basically been ‘yes,’ which makes our users—and us—very happy.”

— Brian Doyle, Network Specialist

Jinan Municipal Public Security Bureau

 

Over the next few years, cloud computing will be crucial in attempts by Chinese local government to improve efficiency by leveraging mobile working. To deliver a simple, easy-to-use desktop experience for BYOD users in its workforce, the Jinan Municipal Public Security Bureau (JMPSB – the body responsible for local police forces throughout the Jinan metropolitan area), embarked on an ambitious desktop visualization project based on a VMware vSphere cloud platform for all 20,000 officers.

"Following the opening of our cloudbased data centre, the launch of our VDI brings the benefits of the cloud to frontline operations. It supports the various operational environments used by the different local forces under the bureau’s control, and is one of the largest and most advanced integrated multi-force cloud platforms in China."

— Nan Yang,

JSR

 

“Virtualizing all our applications has provided us with a great foundation to expand our operations into the cloud and has given us a competitive edge by being able to offer our farming software as-a-service to our customers. Our old infrastructure was creaking at the seams, but we have now built a stable, reliable and highly scalable infrastructure that will stand the test of time.”

— Richard Hanson, Group IT Manager, JSR

Kindred Healthcare

 

Kindred Healthcare Continues Business Through Disaster

“As a healthcare provider, in the case of a disaster, it is of the utmost importance that Kindred Healthcare can continue to do business as usual. And that means making sure that our internal service providers can maintain operational readiness even during a disaster. We contract with SunGard to provide our IT staff with 250 offsite PCs in the case of a disaster. The hardware independence of VMware ACE gives our users seamless access to their specific ‘Kindred tool set,’ regardless of the x86 hardware SunGard provides us. Knowing our staff will be able to keep Kindred Healthcare doing business as usual, using their same day-to-day computing environment, is an enormous benefit.”

— Rob Rhodes, Technical Consultant

Kordia

 

VMware Desktop Virtualization Enables Creation Of Multiple Environments With Isolated Operating Systems And Services While Server Virtualization Constrains Hardware Sprawl And Delivers A Flexible Infrastructure At Minimal Cost

"While we invested an additional A$200,000 or so in upgraded storage, we saved about A$500,000 in combined storage and server hardware we would have had to purchase had we not implemented VMware.”

— Stephen Beckwith, Infrastructure Manager
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