Appenzell Ausserrhoden Informatik
NEW - Appenzell Ausserrhoden Informatik schafft fĂĽr den Kanton einen New Electronic Workplace
Der Arbeitsplatz der Zukunft ist flexibel und bietet individualisierte MĂ¶glichkeiten fĂĽr die Wahl des Arbeitsortes und der Arbeitszeit. Dieser Grundsatz ist im Personalleitbild der kantonalen Verwaltung des Kantons Appenzell Ausserrhoden verankert. Doch fĂĽhrt diese Anforderung umfassende Herausforderungen an die IT-Infrastruktur mit sich. Diese liegen vor allen Dingen in einer vereinheitlichten Hard- und Softwarelandschaft, denn nur so lĂ¤sst sich das Gesamtsystem langfristig effizient betreiben.
"Seit mehreren Jahren setzt der Kanton LĂ¶sungen von VMware ein, Unsere positiven Erfahrungen haben massgeblich zum Entscheid fĂĽr die Horizon View LĂ¶sung von VMware beigetragen."
Sicherheitsdirektion Kanton ZĂĽrich
Sicherheitsdirektion Kanton ZĂĽrich: Desktop-Virtualisierung und Fernzugriff
Mehrere Ă„mter der Sicherheitsdirektion des Kantons ZĂĽrich haben mit VMware Horizon View die Betreuung der Posten vereinfacht und den Fernzugriff erĂ¶ffnet.
Im Rahmen einer notwendigen Erneuerung der Arbeitsplatz-Umgebung bei einigen Ă„mtern der Sicherheitsdirektion wurden die PCs durch Terminals, sogenannte Zero-Clients, ersetzt und virtuell betrieben. Vorteile ergeben sich sowohl fĂĽr die Benutzer wie fĂĽr die Betreuer der IT. Sicherheit und FlexibilitĂ¤t des Systems wurden merklich erhĂ¶ht.
â€žDie neue Architektur erweist sich jetzt schon kosten- und personalmĂ¤ssig positiv aus. Die Kosten fĂĽr die Betreuung der Benutzer konnten merklich gesenkt werden.â€ś
Unlike most cities the management structure of the City of Hattingen is decentralized and distributed over ten locations. Since all locations are connected to a common LAN a stable and reliable IT infrastructure is essential. Since 2008 the City of Hattingen uses VMware vSphere. The next step was an overhaul of their IT in terms of their desktop management in order to make processes more efficient.
"With VMware Horizon View we now fully benefit from the virtual desktop infrastructure for the simplification of our desktop management."
Bundesamt fĂĽr Eich- und Vermessungswesen (BEV)
VMware Desktop Virtualisierung steigert die Effizienz im Bundesamt fĂĽr Eich- und Vermessungswesen (BEV). Sinkende Personalressourcen in den VermessungsĂ¤mtern verlangten nach modernen IT-gestĂĽtzten Methoden, um den komplexen Prozess â€žFĂĽhrung des Ă¶sterreichischen Katastersâ€ś effizient und service-orientiert fĂĽr die BĂĽrgerinnen und BĂĽrger abzuwickeln. Die IT wĂ¤hlte den Weg der Desktop-Virtualisierung. Die LĂ¶sung VMware Horizon ermĂ¶glicht flexibles Arbeiten an jedem der 55 Standorte und reduziert deutlich den Platzbedarf und den Wartungsaufwand.
â€śMit den VirtualisierungslĂ¶sungen von VMware haben wir das gesetzte Ziel erreicht, die Effizienz in der Verwaltung durch moderne Technologien nachhaltig zu steigern und damit das Service fĂĽr die BĂĽrgerinnen und BĂĽrger zu verbessern.â€ť
FĂĽr die IT-Abteilung sind die Herausforderungen vielfĂ¤ltig: Einerseits mĂĽssen die verschiedenen Standorte, die Meisteranlagen in Nette, MĂ¶nchengladbach-Neuwerk, Grefrath, Geldern, Goch und die Unternehmenszentrale in Viersen miteinander verbunden und die einkommenden Daten in Echtzeit allokiert werden. Auf der anderen Seite gilt es, die AuĂźendienstmitarbeiter, die entlang der Niers-Anlagen im Einsatz sind, mit einer optimalen Anbindung an das Unternehmensnetzwerk zu versorgen. Aufgrund der guten Erfahrungen bei der Server-Virtualisierung mit VMware vSphere setzt der Niersverband auch beim End-User Computing ganz mit VMware.
â€žDank der Desktop- Virtualisierung mit VMware Horizon View ist es unseren Mitarbeitern mĂ¶glich, von ĂĽberall und zu jeder Zeit auf ihren persĂ¶nlichen â€žvirtuellenâ€ś PC zuzugreifen. Unsere IT ist flexibel und skalierbar, in hĂ¶chstem MaĂźe ausfallsicher und gleichzeitig so effizient nutzbar.â€ť
City of Avondale
City of Avondale Improves Security with VMware NSX
With their VMware partnership and solutions such as VMware NSX, The City of Avondale is modernizing and securing their environment providing an improved level of service for their firefighters and police and protecting their citizensâ€™ information.
"NSX came into the picture and we found that we could provide even a better level of service for much cheaper price point. Which thereby gave the firefighters and the police officers the kind of information and, and data flow that they really needed."
"NSX allows us to block off unused, unnecessary, or even security holes within the servers to be able to prevent that malware from even contacting the servers to begin with. NSX has transformed the way we do security."
City of Avondale
The City of Avondale Protects Critical Data with VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery
After considering several cloud service providers, the City of Avondale chose vCloud Air Disaster Recovery for business continuity and protection of critical data and services.
â€śvCloud Air Disaster Recovery provides unlimited failover testing, which makes it easy. The test routine is built-in and I can see it working. Now that weâ€™re on vCloud Air Disaster Recovery, weâ€™ll be able to assure the city that we remember what we looked like before a disaster happens and that we have the ability to get back into running mode as quickly as possible.â€ť
California Natural Resources Agency
California Natural Resource Agency (CNRA) and VMware vCloud Air
As the worldâ€™s eighth largest economy with the largest parks system and the largest water delivery system in the United States, California is more like a small country than a state. Managing Californiaâ€™s precious resourcesâ€”from its coastlines to its parks, fish, wildlife, energy sources, and waterâ€” is the responsibility of the 30 organizations of the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA). They depend on real-time data and system access to make decisions and respond quickly to disasters like flood, fire, drought, and earthquakes. CNRAâ€™s mission is to restore, protect and manage the state's natural, historical and cultural resources for current and future generations. This responsibility impacts not only the people of California, but people around the world.
The goal of CNRAâ€™s IT organization is to provide timely information and services to their departments so that they can operate at the speed of business without technology being a constraint.
CNRA is currently using VCloud Air VPC and vCloud Air Disaster Recovery as a service for their critical applications such as Fire, water, waste, etc., but also for their department tenants within their data center. They are putting out their critical tier one through three applications in the vCloud Air Disaster Recovery as a service area for protection and front-ending that with the vCloud Air offering to run their core applications.
â€śOur experience with VMware vCloud Air has been great. We have actually worked with some great technicians at VMware who helped us onboard the service, who helped us get everything set up and be up and running and getting the plumbing for all of our applications and test it out and make sure that it all runs fine. Itâ€™s one of those things that we found pretty painless and I would recommend it to just about anybody and any company.â€ť
VMware Workspace Suite Improves the Mobility, Security, and Productivity of Mecklenburg County Workforce While Reducing Local Government Costs
The Mecklenburg County technical services team chose to deploy VMware Workspace Suiteâ€”over Citrix and Microsoft solutionsâ€”to securely mobilize and empower nearly 6,000 county employees. As part of the North Carolina countyâ€™s â€śOne Person, One Deviceâ€ť initiative, executives, Youth and Family Services social workers, Park and Recreation employees, and Food Service inspectors use phones, tablets and virtual desktops to securely access and input information on the go. Now more productive employees reach and serve constituents more effectively while delivering the county an average of $3.2 million per year in cost avoidance.
â€śThe benefits of using VMware Workspace Suite are in hardware cost avoidance and time savings. It equals out to be about $3.2 million cost avoidance per year for the organization. Thatâ€™s money that we can put back into services for the citizens of Mecklenburg County.â€ť
Rishon Le Zion municipality
LeZion Lezion is Israel's fourth largest city, with a population of 250,000 residents. It implemented VMware vSphere , upgraded it's DR site to be based on the VMware SRM solution and added another environment, which is the DMZ environment, and it is, too, based on VMware vSphere. Over 1.5 billion Shekels are handled by the system annually! In the coming work year they are planning to expand this to a hybrid cloud, in compliance with municipal regulations.
Rishon LeZion municipality set a strategic goal of improving services to its residents. VMware's solutions help us fulfill that goal in the best way possible.
Autopista Vespucio Norte (AVN)
Autopista Vespucio Norte deploys leading edge IT with VMware infrastructure
Autopista Vespucio Norte (AVN) has employed virtualization solutions since 2008 and has since updated its entire IT infrastructure. The migration of its platform with VSAN technology became a major challenge for the IT area. The company is currently supported by a fully virtualized and dynamic operation, which allows for significant and tangible savings in operating costs.
"Following a number of assessments, the platform of choice became increasingly clear, and VMware was chosen as the virtualization platform for our business.â€ť
City of Avondale
City of Avondale Establishes Business Continuity and Protection for Critical Services with vCloud Air Disaster Recovery and vSphere
After implementing a hybrid cloud solution based on vSphere, the city of Avondale determined that it was positioned to take a major leap with its backup and disaster strategy. The city had local backup services for fast recovery. However, it had aims for a regionally separate disaster recovery site in case of a major catastrophic event in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. City staff saw emerging as-a-service options as a means to allow Avondale to achieve its business resumption goals at a level of cost and ease unavailable in the past.
â€śWe reached our goal of 70 percent virtualization in just over a year within a year of using vSphere. VMware continuously advances its technology and provides options that allow us to build onto its solutions. As a CIO, that's critical when looking at strategic investments.â€ť
California Natural Resources Agency
California Natural Resources Agency Gains Agility Across Multiple Agencies Through a Software-Defined Data Center Strategy
A Briefings Direct podcast on how a large state agency is harnessing virtualization to do more with less and remain agile and efficient.
â€śWe consider VMware a strategic partner. We basically only want to work with business partners. We donâ€™t want to work with vendors, because we donâ€™t need someone to sell us something and walk away. VMware has been hand-in-hand with us for this whole journey.â€ť
â€śFrom looking at VMware, virtualization is the standard. If you donâ€™t take it on, then you really wonâ€™t be able to respond to business needs. When the official IT organization becomes obsolete, there are going to be ad-hoc IT organizations and those would become the norm. If you want to be relevant, you have to use every tool set that you can to provide the business needs.â€ť
Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Support
Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Support increases GP productivity and enhances patient care with VMwareÂ® Horizonâ„˘ 6
Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Support (YHCS) is a key driver of innovation across GP surgeries and health centres throughout the region. YHCS wanted to provide greater flexibility for GPs and clinicians to enhance both patient and GP experience. The YHCS IT team chose VMware Horizon 6 to deliver Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the ability for GPs to access clinical applications from any location. The solution has transformed patient experience and GPsâ€™ work/life balance whilst reducing the cost of desktop PCs.
â€śVMware Horizon 6 has been transformative on many levels. Enabling our GPs to access applications from any internet connected device means they can treat patients from the comfort of their own home, with the same speed and efficiency as if they were in the surgery.â€ť
Kingston University to transform student learning experience with mobile working and BYOD using VMwareÂ® Horizonâ„˘ 6 and Atlantis
As part of a campaign to position itself as the university of choice for todayâ€™s increasingly tech-savvy market, Kingston University is now using VMware Horizon 6 to transform the way IT services are delivered to its students and staff members. By allowing access to course materials and graphic intensive applications remotely and from any device, Kingston University has allowed its staff and students to work and study in the way which best suits them.
Additionally, the university has been able to manage its 7,000 physical desktops from a central management console, drastically cutting the time it takes to provide software updates including major operating system upgrades (Windows XP to Windows 7), bug fixes, repairs and full system recovery. The IT team is also able to start-up and recover individual desktops in less than a quarter of the time previously taken, enabling Kingston to devote IT resources towards innovative new projects. This VDI environment is supported by Atlantisâ€™ virtualized storage solution, ILIO to ensure optimum performance of the virtual PCs.
â€śTechnology is absolutely essential for both attracting students and ensuring they have the best academic experience. We strongly believe that universities have to constantly evolve their entire technology offering - from infrastructure and networking, to the applications they make available and how they are accessed - if they are going to remain competitive and meet the expectations of new and prospective students. VMware Horizon 6 allows us to give students the freedom to work from any location â€“ whether that is on campus or at home â€“ while still being able to access their university desktop, complete with all the applications they need for their course. With VMware Horizon, I believe Kingston University offers one of the countryâ€™s most complete and compelling access to learning environments in the UK.â€ť
Kent County Council
Kent County Council set to save over ÂŁ2.5 million while fast tracking XP migration with VMware
By moving to a virtualized desktop environment with VMware, Kent County Council is able to rapidly accelerate the migration of its 4,000 devices away from Microsoft XP â€“ saving over ÂŁ560,000 in the process and causing minimal disruption to staff. Its new virtual desktop environment is enabling the council to reduce IT management overheads, deploy zero clients and lower powered machines and save over ÂŁ2 million on hardware over the next three years. The roll out is also providing new levels of mobility, flexibility, security and integration across different departments, which delivers an enhanced service to the Kent community.
"VMware Horizon Suite will save us more than ÂŁ2 million on hardware over the next three years through zero clients and lower powered machines; plus ÂŁ160,000 in software rationalisation; and ÂŁ560,000 in saved technician time for our Windows XP migration, and critically freeing our IT staff for more strategic work â€“ such as management and web services - to enhance the all-round customer experience for the local community."
Kent County Council
By moving to a virtualized desktop environment with VMware, Kent County Council is able to rapidly accelerate the migration of its 4,000 devices away from Microsoft XP â€“ saving over ÂŁ560,000 in the process and causing minimal disruption to staff . Its new virtual desktop environment has also enabled the council to reduce IT management overheads while providing new levels of mobility, flexibility, security and integration across different council departments, which delivers an enhanced service to the Kent community.
â€śVMware Horizon Suite will save us more than ÂŁ2 million on hardware over the next three years through zero clients and lower powered machines; plus ÂŁ160,000 in software rationalisation; and ÂŁ560,000 in saved technician time for our Windows XP migration, and critically freeing our IT staff for more strategic work â€“ such as management and web services - to enhance the all-round customer experience for the local community.â€ť
Vitrociset Spa wanted to simplify desktop management via virtualization, enabling remote management of machines in terms of systems and applications. To offer new user services, such as portable client services, simultaneously reducing indirect costs associated with client maintenance. VMware Horizon Suite has made it possible to manage some 300 client devices, and their goal is to raise this to 600.
â€śAdopting VMware technology for desktop virtualization has been life-changing for us: it is an outstanding solutionâ€ť.
French Fire Department
French Fire Department has been using VMware for past 7 years because of its flexibility and ease of use. Franck Sauve shares his experience working with VMware products to support for their mission critical operations. He explains how Horizon View has helped fire helpline operators to keep their systems working all the time, while, vCenter Operations manager has helped him to plan and provide directions on the budget spent and has simplified IT operations with hardware.
Mecklenburg County chose Horizon View, over Citrix and Microsoft, to securely mobilize and empower nearly 6,000 county employees. This video takes a deeper look into Mecklenburg County's field workers, including Parks and Recreation and Youth and Family Services, who leverage mobile devices to access their virtual desktops while traveling throughout the county. Now they can securely access and input information on the go, to better protect and serve the community.
"Social workers have told us that getting immediate access to their applications and replacing their bulky paper case files with a small tablet has improved their safety. Without all of that paperwork, their risk of being targeting is lower. They enjoy coming to work more now. They say their travel time has been greatly reduced while their productivity and safety has been significantly increased."