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."
ABN AMRO N.V. Singapore
ABN AMRO business leaders talk about how they started their virtualisation journey with consolidation and DR, which led then to the current vCloud Suite implantation and the conclusion that any application can be virtualized. In partnership with Professional Services, provisioning time is reduced, DR recovery time slashed, and significant CAPEX savings have been made.
“We as a bank are now convinced that our strategy of moving to a virtual data centre is actually enabling our business to be more efficient and more profitable, and will enable our business to grow at a faster pace because we can [quickly] deliver solutions to market.”
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.”
VMware Infrastructure Reduced Application Deployment Time, Improved Availability And Enabled Remote Management.
“Our mantra was flexibility, flexibility and flexibility. VMware virtual infrastructure allows us to rapidly deploy highly critical new services and applications while managing the entire infrastructure remotely. VMware was a perfect fit for us.”
Australian Bureau of Statistics
VMware Virtualization Reduces Datacenter Costs While Enhancing Manageability And Performance.
“Deploying VMware has enabled us to eliminate the two-month delays that our business clients often experienced before gaining access to a piece of testing hardware, while ensuring we can optimize performance for databases and applications.”
Centaur Fund Services
VMware vSphere 4 Provides A Future-Proof Environment For Cost Effective Business Growth While VMware View 4 Provides Remote Working Capability
“As a start up business, choosing the right IT infrastructure for our business was absolutely crucial. We needed a scalable, resilient and affordable solution that would enable us to compete on a level playing field with more established competitors. We’re 100% confident we made the right choice in selecting VMware to provide our data centre and desktop technology. The remote working capabilities provided by View have given us the flexibility and responsiveness we need to deliver a fast, professional service to our clients.”
VMware Horizon Mirage provides Comverse with a complete backup solution, even for their remote employees.
"Due to many of our employees being located across the world, we needed to find a way to protect all of their data on their laptops. Mirage was the only solution that provides complete protection for all of our laptop information quickly and efficiently, while meeting our compliance needs".
Dunkel GmbH is the fi rst vCloud Powered Service Provider in Germany to draw on the full power of VMware vCloud to provide high-availability virtual data centers.
”Our cloud-based Virtual Data Center strengthens the customer’s position. The customer has control over everything with vCloud Director: management of the virtual environment, firewall protection, network configuration, through to cloud-compliant application management using vApps. This gives our customers greater freedom in making their decisions, and they can use their infrastructure more productively.”
EDS Turns to VMware Server Virtualization to Support Australian Customers
“The increasing maturity of virtualization and the growing support from independent software vendors is helping fuel deployment of VMware virtualization across production environments. This means more businesses are redeploying or disposing of inefficient hardware and consolidating their data center infrastructure onto multiple virtual server environments, thus contributing to a reduction in power consumption.”
EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne)
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is a Federal Institute of Technology based in Lausanne in Switzerland, they have over 9,000 students and 4,500 staff members. EPFL needed to design, implement and maintain a centralized virtual infrastructure to meet the needs of the entire school. They also needed to reduce total cost of ownership and lower power consumption. vCenter Operations has transformed the way their library storage requirements are supported enabling effective predictions for capacity and a hybrid cloud model has been adopted to provide the ability to extend their infrastructure into the public cloud. As well as a 33% reduction in TCO and 80% reduction in power consumption, EPFL have also experienced increased capacity and optimization through the effective management of their cloud infrastructure.
“We invested in vCenter Operations to support our large infrastructure of 500 VMs and 40 hosts. It has enabled us to predict capacity needs and to easily locate any performance issues.”
The challenge was to overcome the limitations of physical infrastructure in a data center that had reached the limits of space and required electricity costs for maintenance. The company also wanted to provide its services as cloud. VMware vSphere allows all business-critical applications to run, VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager provides security and reliability, while VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite simplifies IT activity.
"Our data center has always been a cost. In the last year, thanks to VMware, it's become a business. And everything seems to indicate that this will just keep getting better."
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.”
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.”
Linxdatacenter is constantly evolving in response to the growing needs of clients. Linxdatacenter decided to extend the portfolio of services provided to clients and to introduce Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) based on the FlexPod platform. The current and prospective clients, who are using typical ICT and collocation services, gained an opportunity to rent comprehensive virtual environments – a virtual data center. In practice this means that, with access to processing capacity, RAM and significant disk space, they are able to create and manage virtual servers on their own. The entire hardware solution is managed by VMware vCloud Suite 5.1 products.
“Clients want to make sure that their data is secure and they want to know where exactly the data is stored. LinxCloud meets both of these requirements. Our service, also called “the private cloud”, enables our clients to process and store data on a secure platform and at the same time reduce the costs of hardware and software administration and maintenance. Also, the cloud allows for flexible and immediate adjustment of the hardware platform performance to meet the current needs of the company. The same rule applies to software, which does not need to be bought. You can pay for its use in the same way you pay for electricity consumption. Such an option is much more affordable compared to the traditional licensing model”.
Major Telecommunications Provider
Major Telecom Provider Uses Virtualization To Give Customers Greater Flexibility And Lower Costs in Outsourced Datacenters
“Working with VMware Professional Services has definitely been one of the most rewarding projects I’ve completed in my 23 years in IT.”
Orange Business Services
Orange is a global telecommunications provider operating in 34 countries. They employ over 170,000 worldwide, including 104,000 employees in France. Orange Business Service is the B2B branch, serving integrated IT and telecoms solutions to over 4000 multinational customers. Their customers are looking for flexibility, agility, elasticity when it comes to their digital transformation. To develop their cloud offerings Orange Business Services chose VMware, to provide the key features for cloud, offering multi tenancy solutions and self-service solutions.
“If you want to deliver the ultimate promise of the cloud, of virtually unlimited capacity, you have to have a very smart capacity management tool or you will overspend. vCenter Operations is just that tool we need to be able to manage this very large estate without losing the visibility of individual behaviour of VMs that are critical to the business.”
Savvis is a managed hosting company and a cloud provider. Their business drivers are around delivering applications quicker to their cloud, helping customers bring their applications and work loads into the cloud environment and growing the cloud revenue. In the Savvis business unit for cloud, TAM is able to help them deliver services and bring in new technologies that they can take to their customers and to their partners. The most valuable part for them is the expertise that TAM brings to Savvis and able to tap into the rest of VMware to bring expertise to their problems and their customers problem.
The TAM program gives us access to an expert on VMware products that we can sit down and go through strategy and roadmap discussion with. Whenever we need a resource within VMware he is able to pull these resources from VMware quickly to help us answer questions.
TRW Turned To VMware Virtualization To Reduce Its Server Footprint And Save On Power And Cooling Costs Under A Company-Wide 'Green IT' Initiative
"Without virtualisation, we would have had to purchase more UPS systems, server racks and cooling units in our datacenters".
CMBI (Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics)
Met het High Performance Computing-cloudplatform beschikt het CMBI over de fl exibiliteit om snel van start te gaan met het berekenen van eiwitstructuren en onbeperkt op te schalen. Extra rekencapaciteit is eenvoudig en direct beschikbaar. Hierdoor bespaart het CMBI veel tijd en geld.
“Waar we vijf jaar geleden nog servers door heel Europa nodig hadden voor onze berekeningen, hebben we nu ruimschoots voldoende aan dit cloudplatform.”
DATIS IT-Services GmbH
DATIS IT-Services GmbH is a regional data center provider in Mannheim. Since 1969 they serve over 25 SMB customers. As data center provider they need a secure, robust and flexible technology in order to meet the demands of their customers. By virtualizing their IT infrastructure, they are able to meet these challenging demands.
"Today, companies cannot do without virtualization. With it organisation can reach an incredible flexibility. "