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.”
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
Motorcycle Manufacturer Improves Datacenter Efficiency And Reduces Cost With VMware vSphere
Use VMware Technology To Improve The Availability Of Vital Applications While Paring Costs To The Tune Of Roughly $2.3 Million—And Moving Towards A Cloud Infrastructure For Even Greater Efficiencies
“Our primary datacenter is now 100 percent virtualized on vSphere 4. The upgrade went very smoothly and we are already beginning to take advantage of some of the exciting new features such as Fault Tolerance, vShield Zones, vStorage Thin Provisioning and Host Profiles. We are especially excited about Fault Tolerance because it will ensure zero downtime and zero data loss for applications most critical to the business.”
HDFC Bank Limited
HDFC Bank needed to launch hundreds of branches quickly to provide banking services to 40 million new customers from rural and regional India. The financial services company developed a ‘Branch in a VM’ concept to meet this objective and, between 2008 and 2012, opened more than 1,700 branches. The bank can now provision a new branch in less than 10 days.
"In the past it could take up to a couple of months to setup a new branch. With VMware virtualization, we can do this in under 10 days."
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.”
HP Enterprise Services collaborates with VMware Technical Account Management Services to succeed with virtualization—and new customers. Working with a VMware Technical Account Manager, the company’s engineering group has built a center of expertise that helps HP customers move ahead with virtualization efforts. HP Enterprise Services provides a range of services, including consulting, outsourcing and integration, helping clients with technology-related initiatives involving everything from business transformation to the cloud, analytics and security. HP gains additional new business through this engagement and expertise in virtualization. Part of Hewlett Packard’s HP Enterprise strategic business unit, the organization has more than 139,000 employees in 60 countries.
“[The TAM] has had a huge part in helping us demonstrate the value of our solutions to customers and ultimately, in helping us build business.”
A private cloud based on VMware technologies.
“We selected VMware as the foundation of our private cloud as its products have a strong technology foundation and meet the reliability requirements of our business units.”
VMware Virtualization Enables Citrix Application Servers And Other Systems To Operate In Accordance With Business Requirements For Performance And Availability While Enhancing Redundancy And Manageability
“In 2006, virtualization was an emerging technology and we saw the benefits of installing a virtualized infrastructure. Using VMware we could reduce our costs while delivering a flexible, dynamic environment that has enabled us to improve the performance of key business applications and services, such as Citrix."
Hinduja Hospital embraces VMware Zimbra to improve collaboration and support world-class patient care
“We evaluated different solutions in addition to Zimbra. Though all the products offered all the features, we found that Zimbra was more user friendly, and quite easy to maintain. I think a lot of people will want to move to Zimbra when they understand the feature sets, simplicity and cost savings.”
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd
VMware Infrastructure Enabled HPCL To Reduce Hardware And Data Center Costs, While Improving Application Deployment Times
“The strategic objectives centered around enhancing the efficiencies of our virtual infrastructure. VMware technology has enabled us to run different services on the same box.”
Hoka Hoka Bento
Hoka Hoka Bento operates Japanese fast-food restaurants across Java and Bali in Indonesia. The company needed to establish a dynamic, highly available infrastructure to support its planned consolidation of critical business systems. By implementing VMware virtualization, Hoka Hoka Bento established a sound platform to deploy a Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning system in 2014.
"With our systems running in a reliable virtual infrastructure, we can continue to improve our performance and reputation, and look at ways of increasing turnover."
The IT Team at Holmes Place at its Fittest with VMware
“Today virtualization of servers is a no-brainer. Every IT manager in a large institution knows that this is the direction of the entire industry. The intelligent thing to do is to take the additional step and adopt other virtualization tools, in order to make IT maintenance more efficient.”
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 View.
"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."
Housing Finance Bank
In this video, Tirus Mutoru, Head of IT for Housing Finance Bank, outlines how his team have benefited from virtualization and the support from HP and VMware partners. His team has been able to dramatically reduce the time taken to provision servers – from 6 weeks to one hour.
“It was quite interesting because I was using both the Hyper-V and also VMware, but then based on experience on ease of use; me and my team finally settled on VMware.”
Diversified Global Optics Leader Based in Tokyo Virtualizes SAP to Reduce Costs, Increase Flexibility
“We successfully migrated eight production systems at the same time, which might be considered risky. But VMware software is known for its stability and it is fully supported by SAP. It would have been more risky not to virtualize.”
Hungarian National Bank (Magyar Nemzeti Bank)
Az MNB szervervirtualizációs projektje a VMware ESX Server 3.5-ös verziójával indult, de a platform legújabb, 4.0-s verzióra történő frissítése a HP-val kötött support szerződésnek is része. A virtualizált szerverek felügyeletére a jegybank a VMware vCenter megoldását vezette be. Az MNB a hardvererőforrások átlagosan 70 százalékos kihasználását tűzte ki célul, ami a projekt eredményeként a gyakorlatban megvalósult. A jegybank a VMware virtualizációs megoldásával ötödére csökkentette a szervergépek számát, amivel arányosan csökkent a kiszolgálók hely- és a hűtésigénye is. A magasabb rendelkezésreállású hardverkiszolgálók és az egységesen felügyelhető virtuális szerverek az üzemeltetés és karbantartás hatékonyságát is hasonló mértékben növelték, így az ezzel összefüggő költségek is csökkentek. Ezzel az MNB a VMware alapú virtualizációs projekt valamennyi sikerkritériumát eredménnyel teljesítette.
“Due to the extra importance of the national bank’s role, a virtualisation solution already well-proven in the market and providing high standards of support and having adequate references in Hungary could be considered only. VMware’s virtualisation technology met these strict requirements.”