Georgia Institute of Technology Distance Learning and Professional Education
Top Research University Gains Flexibility with VMware View
“For me personally, desktop virtualization means I can access my desktop wherever I go—from my home office or traveling in China, India or anywhere. For DLPE as an organization, desktop virtualization opens doors to innovative new customer services and worldwide collaboration.”
Use VMware Software to Add Virtual Instead of Physical Machines, Processing the Workload of 25 Physical Servers with Less Than Half that Number
“The initial driver for virtualization was cost avoidance: we were able to do the work of 25 servers with just 12. Besides maximized hardware utilization, minimized disruptions, and the ability to consolidate and share resources, probably the biggest benefit I see from virtualization is saving a considerable amount of time, thanks to simplified management.”
When IT becomes a matter of life or death
“VMware is the only provider of virtualization solutions that meets our requirements. As the data center for a hospital, we depend on the absolute reliability of our systems. This must not be compromised in any way regardless of savings measures.”
Global Self-Service Technology Company
A global provider of self-service technology solutions leveraged VMware solutions to “run quicker, leaner, faster and cheaper.” Recently, the company implemented a cloud environment empowering developers worldwide to provision their own test and development resources. The company also is virtualizing its mission-critical applications, strengthening disaster recovery and looking ahead to the strategic advantages of workload flexibility in the hybrid cloud.
“We’re using virtualization to empower our developers worldwide to provision their own technology so they can reduce the time from product concept to offering for competitive time to market.”
Global Washington Helps Members Alleviate Poverty with the Help of Esri’s Mapping Solution and VMware Cloud
“With the help of Esri, VMware and BlueLock, we’re leveraging cloud technology to help our members increase the visibility of their activities and advocate more effectively for the causes they support.”
Godfrey Phillips India
VMware vSphere virtualization enables Godfrey Phillips India to run several applications and a combination of Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems on fewer servers, increasing hardware utilization while reducing power, space and cooling costs.
“Deploying VMware vSphere has enabled us to achieve a 30 percent performance improvement when running business-critical applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 while achieving substantial overall cost savings and flexibility improvements.”
Grant Thornton Australia
Use VMware virtualization to deliver a centralized IT infrastructure that could cost-effectively support the rapid development of new applications to support the firm.
“Deploying VMware virtualization has provided us with a robust, dynamic platform to build and release new IT services such as system practice and financial management systems, a national intranet and an IT service desk.”
Graydon, Head & Ritchey, LLP
Graydon, Head & Ritchey, LLP Migrates From Microsoft Hyper-V To VMware, Virtualizing Key Applications And Centralizing Management Of Their Virtual Environment
“VMware Fault Tolerance gives us the zero downtime we need for SQL Server and Exchange without using dedicated physical servers. The savings in software licenses next year will pay back half of our investment in VMware.”
Green Mountain Power
Vermont-based utility company virtualizes Oracle applications, including databases.
“We have Oracle Application Testing Suite. And we have used that extensively to test out each and every application, functional as well as the lower. We've done several tests and we have not yet heard of any complaint as far as performance goes.”
Green Mountain Power
Vermont-based utility company virtualizes Oracle applications, including databases, and keeps their virtual environment up and running through Hurricane Irene with help from VMware and NetApp
“We had 44 to 50,000 customers without power because of Hurricane Irene. So our systems were up and running, and our users were happy. Performance was great. People in our districts were getting the resources from our systems that they needed.”
Leading Transportation Equipment and Services Company Virtualizes Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Dynamics AX
“After five years of successful datacenter virtualization, we knew that virtualizing our upgrade to Microsoft SharePoint 2010 would deliver high availability, lower cost and greater business agility.”
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!”
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.”
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."
Virtualization Provides a Clear Path for Growth at Leading Consulting Firm
“We saw VMware and Intel technology as the ideal infrastructure to help grow our business. Without it, we would not have been able to expand as smoothly as we have.”
GTS Central Europe
The GTS Central Europe (GTS) Group is a leading telco operator with its own network and a provider of data center services in the Central and East European region. The group’s reach is mainly regional with dense local networks and thus offers a wide array of services in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania. GTS created a virtual data center to provide virtual hosting services for corporate clients, allowing companies to specifically and flexibly choose, allocate and move computer resources based on where they are truly needed. In less than one year after the launch of the service almost one-hundred corporate customers use GTS Group services from VMware for their virtual hosting.
„We wanted to provide companies a service that would truly help with their business. In our virtual IT environment they gain greater performance and reliability and can react very flexibly to changes in their needs; without any investment costs. It’s logical that this environment uses VMware technologies – it’s the world leader in virtualization and cloud computing.“
Fashion retailer gains affordable, secure redundancy and disaster recovery with VMware solutions
“Virtualization has really worked out for us—we saw immediate benefits from VMware solutions. Today we are 60-70% virtualized, with vSphere in our main data center. For our small offices, with very limited resources, we have deployed VMware ESX servers.”
Hackensack University Medical
Hackensack University Medical Center delivers healthcare IT as a service with VMware vCloud for Healthcare. Providers are able to access Epic with "the right access at the right time to the right provider in the right format".
“Cloud computing is the game changer between the haves and the have-nots. We are now trying to analyze and understand how to make healthcare efficient. VMware cares about healthcare.”
The job of a 20-person IT team supporting 1,000 government employees gets more difficult when the County begins considering a major software upgrade. That’s what IT staff experienced in Hamilton County, located just north of Indianapolis. When Hamilton County had to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 and Office 2010, IT staff knew many of its PCs weren’t powerful enough to run them, so they looked to VMware and Unidesk solutions for help. In combination, VMware® Horizon View™, Unidesk, Dell storage and servers, and zero clients are enabling Hamilton County to achieve all of its desktop virtualization goals—from improved IT staff efficiency and enhanced workforce mobility to greater security and resiliency from desktop failure and disaster. The solution has increased IT agility by reducing provisioning times from hours to minutes, and improved anytime, anywhere employee access to data, applications, and desktops for all county employees.
“Desktop virtualization would allow us to reuse these PCs and extend their life. Plus, our public offices could introduce initiatives or application requirements at any time. Virtual desktops would give us a faster, easier way to respond to these requests while maintaining the high standards of security and service we are known for in our county.”
Harley-Davidson Leveraged VMware Professional Services During Its Wide-Scale Deployment Of The VMware vSphere 4 Upgrade For Quick And Successful Datacenter Upgrade