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.”
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.”
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."
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
“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.”
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.”
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.”
KPIT Cummins is India's leading technology solutions partner for global manufacturing corporations with special focus on Automotive, Energy & Utilities, Industrial Equipments, and Semiconductor industries. In 2012, KPIT Cummins concluded a service-transforming Private Cloud project. Using VCE's vBlock enabled KPIT to deploy a full-service Private Cloud with 100% Virtualisation of all applications. The project was so successful that KPIT expanded their virtualisation project to include end-users, enabling further IT initiatives such as BYOD. In these two videos, KPIT Cummins staff discuss why and how they implemented a Private Cloud solution, and how it is contributing to the success of their business.
We have 100% production applications running on this private cloud, 100%. All business critical applications, everything is running on the cloud infrastructure
Kras dd, is a leading manufacturer of confectionery products in South East Europe. In early 2008, the project was initiated by replacing series of old computers. The aim was to reduce operating costs and simplify management of IT infrastructures through virtualization of desktop computers. By implementing VMware's virtualization solutions Kras created a series of improvements: reduced costs of replacing computers for more than 30 percent, while the costs of maintaining PCs fell by 70 percent. In addition, the increased productivity of IT departments and the general level of data security. Virtualization Kras has achieved significant energy and financial savings.
“We achieved an almost immediate response to business requests thanks to VMware. Less than two hours pass between the moment when we receive a request for a new computer and the moment when the new computer is fully functional. New computers are made fully operational up to ten times more quickly than before and maintenance costs have been cut by 70 percent. In addition, virtualization resulted in considerable energy savings and reduced our CO2 emissions by three and a half times, by which we joined the Green IT initiative.”
Laurens County Healthcare System
Laurens County Health Care System wanted to attest to Stage 1 of Meaningful Use by summer 2013 but knew it couldn’t deploy Meditech in a physical data center environment because of cost and reliability concerns.
“Physicians are very excited that they can use their own devices from anywhere to access Meditech and review EMRs [electronic medical records] and patient data without physically having to come into the hospital,”
Macquarie Universitiy's iLab is a new approach to computer laboratories, enabling students to use Windows and Macintosh applications for their university work from anywhere on most kinds of personal computers, tablets and smartphones.
VMware View has allowed Mahesh Bank to deploy desktops as a managed service while automating administration and management processes and reducing total cost of ownership by 50 per cent.
“Deploying VMware View is allowing us to reduce our desktop total cost of ownership by almost 50% and centrally manage our user environments. Moreover, this is the first time in India’s banking industry that VMware has been integrated with ‘zero client’ desktop hardware to run a core banking application.”
Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd.
Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd., Chakan sets a benchmark for their datacenter with VMware virtualization and boosts productivity
“Deploying VMware really helped us in huge savings in terms of money, space, time, power requirements, and overall costs of running the datacenter. It has given us the flexibility, comfort and visibility, and we are 100% sure of its benefits.”
Challenge • Automate provisioning • Faster provisioning of infrastructure and platforms (PaaS/IaaS) at guaranteed service level Solution • vCloud Director
"It's critical that we provide our customers with complex virtualized infrastructures very quickly and with a guaranteed SLA. vCloud Director is an excellent tool for this."
Manchester Essex Regional School District
Virtualization Helps A Massachusetts School District Deliver Better Education While Reducing Costs, IT Staff Burdens And Environmental Impact.
“This change has really improved the quality of education. It's been a wonderful experience, and I can't tell you how many times a week teacher’s tell me how much they enjoy the new system and all the capabilities they get, thanks to VMware.”
Manitoba Liquor Control Commission (MLCC)
Manitoba Liquor Control Commission Devises Agile Methodology, Wins Over Stakeholders to Virtualize JD Edwards
“Myth: No one else is doing ERP on VMware. Reality: We found many companies that have successfully virtualized ERP. The performance of our JD Edwards application on VMware vSphere is stellar.”