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 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."
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."
The Mecklenburg County technical services team chose to deploy VMware Horizon Viewâ€”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 tablets and virtual desktops to securely access and input information on the go. Now more productive employees better reach and serve constituents while saving the county an average of $3.2 million per year.
"The benefits of using VMware Horizon View are in hardware cost and time savings. It equals out to be about $3.2 million savings per year for the organization. That's money that we can put back into services for the citizens of Mecklenburg County."
Mansfield District Council
VMware helped the Mansfield District Council to swiftly migrate its PCs and laptops from Windows XP to Windows 7, while at the same time providing a more flexible and secure working environment.
â€śAfter assessing the options available VMware Horizon View was the clear choice for us as it addressed all our business concerns, including mobility, cost control and migrating to Windows 7 in one go. It delivers a flexible infrastructure, streamlines operations and is easy to use. Phoenix Software was also a great team to work with and we couldnâ€™t have asked for a more efficient and helpful partner at this time.â€ť
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina chose to implement Horizon View and has reaped cost savings and avoidance of $1,000 per user in anticipated upgrades and $1.2 million annually in operation costs. Their unique implementation has dramatically increased the efficiency of their family services case workers and enabled them to add a layer of security while in the field.
"The Horizon product has revolutionized the way we do everything. We were just notified that we won the 2013 Digital Government Achievement award for our one to one initiative; one person one device device based on VMWare."
City of Melrose
Melrose IT leaders are reducing their total costs of supporting applications by embracing hybrid cloud computing built on VMware to become a specialized managed-services provider.
"Itâ€™s not that big of a stretch to get to that point where you say, 'I can do this for another city or town.' That was actually the thought process several years ago, as we started to do our own internal consolidation. The idea was that if we do it for ourselves, why canâ€™t we do it for others."
A New Zealand Government Department
New Zealand Government Department Reboots its Test and QA processes with vCloud Director. One of the New Zealand governmentâ€™s largest departments is migrating its software testing platform from the physical world to the virtual world, empowering its development teams to create and launch new testing environments in minutes.