Bluefin Solutions unlocks hybrid cloud with VMware vCloud Air. Bluefin Solutions needs to swiftly move SAP applications from the test and development stage in the public cloud (off-premises), to a live environment in the private cloud (on-premises). They have been building these systems in the Amazon public cloud, but once the test and development stage is complete, there is no way of moving the SAP systems back to on-premises. Instead, the team has to entirely rebuild them, replicating days, weeks, or even months of work. vCloud Air is the first solution Bluefin Solutions has come across which enables almost instantaneous transfers between the two cloud environments. It will enable the consultancy to create a full hybrid cloud model based on a technology it knows and trusts.
“With vCloud Air, we can now seamlessly move data and applications freely across private and public cloud environments. As a global technology company, Bluefin Solutions has always been at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. With vCloud Air we can continue to drive innovation - new ways of doing business supported by new uses of technology. I can now create a full hybrid cloud model based on a technology I know and trust, in support of enterprise workloads such as SAP.”
VMware vCloud Air is the first service Bluefin Solutions has come across that enables almost instantaneous transfers between two cloud environments. It will enable the consultancy to create a full hybrid model based on a technology they know and trust.
IT Solutions Provider Catches the Virtualization Wave
“Taking advantage of VMware and Intel’s virtualization technologies allows us to reduce the IT cost of ownership for our customers, while increasing stability, security, and scalability.”
“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.”
Brandeis University Keeps Critical Applications Up and Running Across 350 Platforms with VMware vFabric Hyperic
“Time to resolve issues is significantly faster with Hyperic – at least twice as fast.”
Server Consolidation Yields More Than Just Cost Savings for Growing Australian City
“We’re extremely happy with how VMware ESX Server performs. We’re now moving to a two-step process to put the consolidated servers into production.”
Bruce & Merrilees
VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Creates A Virtual Infrastructure That’s Streamlined But Powerful—And Easy To Manage
“We’re very concerned with application availability and disaster recovery, so being able to move servers over if there’s hardware trouble—without losing any time or data—was a huge selling point for us. vSphere Essentials Plus and VMware High Availability give us peace of mind.”
BSN INET Co, Ltd.
Utilizing VMware virtualization infrastructure to join several datacenter business operators across Japan, BSN INET have built a disaster-proof distributed SaaS cloud. By using vCenter Site Recovery Manager, vCenter Operations Management Suite, and vShield Endpoint, automation and visualization of the recovery process has brought significant improvement of operation efficiency of the virtualized environment, and a robust, sophisticated disaster recovery solution.
"Implementation of vCenter Site Recovery Manager and vCenter Operations Management Suite allowed us to automate the disaster recovery process, to visualize each process completely, to strengthen security, and even to improve operation monitoring efficiency."
BT Global Services
Hear Phil Richards, CTO for BT Global Services talk about their need to focus on new technology capabilities to support their customers. BT has worked closely with VMware's Advisory Services and Professional Services Team with moving away from a legacy infrastructure to a new environment. They have not only created and modified their own internal estate, but now want to have the ability to provide their customers with a ‘software as a service’ model.
“We have moved to a modern infrastructure using VCE and BT. Next step is working out how our customers can recognise return on investment and benchmark it. We can already see the curve in a graph that basically shows return on their investment with faster to market.”
VMware vSphere enabled BTPN to rapidly provision new virtual machines to meet demand. Consolidating branch IT infrastructure to a virtualized datacenter platform enables the organization to centralize management. Implementing virtualization also establishes a sound foundation for BTPN’s adoption of a private cloud.
“We were confident enough in the ability of the virtualized infrastructure to run applications that are very important to the business. Implementing VMware has also provided us with a robust foundation to move to a private cloud and adopt more efficient ways of delivering IT services to the business.”
Buffalo Public Schools
Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) is leveraging VMware technology to enable broad access to computing for their students. The “BPS Desktop” initiative not only enables access to coursework for students from their homes, but Buffalo Public Schools also worked with community centers and libraries to enable access for those students who didn’t have a computer at home as well.
"Looking to the future we see much more in the way of students being able to access their curriculum materials anytime, anywhere they are, contributing to their learning."
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
California State Agency Maximizes Cost Avoidance and Optimizes Disaster Recovery Plan Through Virtualization with VMware
“VMware virtualization has simplified and enhanced disaster recovery significantly by storing hardware configuration, firmware, operating system install and application install as data in just a few files on disk.”
California Department of Water Resources
The California Department of Water Resources has 28 departments, Including the Dept. of Water Resources. Learn how the department recently modernized their IT Infrastructure and created a new central datacenter standardizing their virtualization on products from VMware. The department recently modernized its IT infrastructure with VMware, saving $2.2M in maintenance costs: - Condensed 200+ server racks to 4 racks. - Reduced power consumption by 40% and cooling costs by 50%
California Polytechnic State University
Learn how VMware Zimbra has become a key collaboration tool for students, faculty and staff at Cal Poly State University with its easy, intuitive and web-based email, calendaring, file sharing and task management features.
“VMware Zimbra from a business value proposition is a very solid investment. The price point is very competitive, the product itself is easy to use, simple to maintain, and we see it definitely growing in our environment and integrating well with the rest of our open-source architecture”.
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.”
Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics
Improved Utilization Of Storage, Increased Availability With Storage vMotion And Data Recovery, And Enhanced IT And Business Agility With The Ability To Quickly Deploy Applications
“vSphere 4 has allowed our business to grow with limited time, money, and IT staff. We have successfully built and delivered an enterprise class IT infrastructure to our staff and patients, thanks to great features like vStorage Thin Provisioning, Data Recovery, Storage vMotion, and Fault Tolerance.”
Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics
VMware Infrastructure 3 Creates A Virtualization Platform That Is Easy To Implement And Easy To Manage
“VMware is so far ahead of the competition, in terms of the maturity of their product. Choosing VMware Infrastructure 3 made all the sense in the world to us.”
Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics
Campbell Clinic Builds Resilient, Storage-Rich Virtualized Infrastructure
“With thin provisioning, we don’t have to deploy the physical storage we’ll need two years from now; we can provision it as needed on the fly and save ourselves a lot of expense.”
Campbell Union School District
It’s IT organization has virtualized the district’s infrastructure—including its Microsoft Exchange servers—as a VMware vSphere environment. And by doing that, Campbell delivers IT services beyond the expected as well.
“When I discovered VMware I was blown away by the maturity of the software. Now that we are running applications like Microsoft Exchange as virtualized implementations, our environment is easier to manage and costs our district less. VMware vSphere technology is well worth the investment.”
CapGemini wanted to leverage the value of virtualization for ERP customers within its managed services line of business. After a rigorous, year-long evaluation of virtualization technologies, it decided to build a cloud-based managed services platform using VMware vSphere technology. The new platform allows Capgemini clients to reduce their ERP capitalization costs. In addition, the platform allows Capgemini to offer more stringent SLAs to clients at lower price points than is possible with traditional hosting architectures.
“Companies today are looking to become more competitive and innovative, but to also achieve sustainable cost reductions. Our VMware cloud managed services offering lets our clients achieve those objectives.”