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Stadt Hattingen

 

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."

— Daniel Sievert, Administrator and Project Lead, Stadt Hattingen

Bundesamt fĂĽr Eich- und Vermessungswesen (BEV)

 

VMware Desktop Virtualisierung steigert die Effizienz im Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (BEV). Sinkende Personalressourcen in den Vermessungsämtern verlangten nach modernen IT-gestützten Methoden, um den komplexen Prozess „Führung des österreichischen Katasters“ effizient und service-orientiert für die Bürgerinnen und Bürger abzuwickeln. Die IT wählte den Weg der Desktop-Virtualisierung. Die Lösung VMware Horizon ermöglicht flexibles Arbeiten an jedem der 55 Standorte und reduziert deutlich den Platzbedarf und den Wartungsaufwand.

“Mit den Virtualisierungslösungen von VMware haben wir das gesetzte Ziel erreicht, die Effizienz in der Verwaltung durch moderne Technologien nachhaltig zu steigern und damit das Service für die Bürgerinnen und Bürger zu verbessern.”

— Thomas Matausch, Leiter der Informationstechnik

Niersverband

 

Für die IT-Abteilung sind die Herausforderungen vielfältig: Einerseits müssen die verschiedenen Standorte, die Meisteranlagen in Nette, Mönchengladbach-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 Außendienstmitarbeiter, 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.

„Dank der Desktop- Virtualisierung mit VMware Horizon View ist es unseren Mitarbeitern möglich, von überall und zu jeder Zeit auf ihren persönlichen „virtuellen“ PC zuzugreifen. Unsere IT ist flexibel und skalierbar, in höchstem Maße ausfallsicher und gleichzeitig so effizient nutzbar.”

— Jens Becker, Sachbereichsleiter Systemintegration Niersverband

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

 

Herausforderung: Digitalisierung des Bestands

Die Vorteile der VMware-Lösung sind aus unserer Sicht die Hochverfügbarkeit und Skalierbarkeit - die Dienste für unsere Nutzer und Leser können permanent aufrecht erhalten werden.

— Steffi Gräber, IT-Administrator, Staatbibliothek zu Berlin

Kommunale Informationsverarbeitung Reutlingen-Ulm (KIRU/IIRU)

 

Herausforderung: Termingerechter Rollout der Software für Ausweisbehörden bei der Einführung des Neuen Personalausweises, Standardisierung und Vereinfachung der Softwareauslieferung Lösung, ThinApp für die Anwendung LEWIS-DIGANT®, Einbettung der ThinApp in selbst entwickelte OberflächeResultate, Auslieferung der Software für den Neuen Personalausweis an die Meldebehörden pünktlich zum Stichtag 28.10.2010 trotz knapper Vorgaben, Einheitliche Bereitstellung für alle 3500 Clients in 570 Ausweisbehörden, Entlastung der Supportmitarbeiter wegen einheitlicher Softwarebasis

“Nur dank VMware Thinapp konnten wir bei den engen, politisch motivierten Terminvorgaben für den Neuen Personalausweis allen Personalausweisbehörden die neue Software bis zum Stichtag bereitstellen.” “Unsere Entscheidung für ThinApp fiel bereits vor dem Projekt für die LEWIS-DIGANT-Bereitstellung. Wie richtig sie war, zeigte sich in einer kritischen Phase des Projekts, als wir uns auf die Unterstützung des Engineerings von VMware voll und ganz verlassen konnten.”

— Harald Rathgeb, Fachbereichsleiter Service/Kundensysteme KIRU/IIRU

Inselverwaltung Gemeinde Sylt

 

Herausforderung: Verwaltung der IT-Infrastruktur vereinfachen, Zeitaufwand für Desktop-Administration senken, Flexibilität für schnell ändernde Anforderungen erhöhen, neue Applikationen implementieren, hohes Sicherheitsniveau gewährleisten, Kosteneinsparungen bei Strom und Kühlung, Lösung: Virtualisierung der Server und Desktops, Infrastruktur-Management mit vCenter erleichtert, Applikationen in View-Umgebung integriert, Einsparung von 90% der Strom- und Kühlkosten, 12 physikalische Server auf drei konsolidiert (Virtualisierungsgrad 1:4), Energiekosten um 90 Prozent gesenkt (400 Euro pro PC), 20 Tonnen CO2 nach 3 Jahren eingespart (32 Tonnen nach 5 Jahren), IT-Personalaufwand für Desktops von 25 auf 5 Prozent reduziert, Infrastruktur-Management mit vCenter einfacher und flexibler, Zeitaufwand für Desktop-Arbeitsplätze von vier Stunden auf zehn Minuten verkürzt, Applikationen für neue Personalausweise erfolgreich in View-Umgebung integriert, mehr Zeit und Flexibilität für steigende Anforderungen in der IT, Amortisierung der Virtualisierungskosten nach 3,5 Jahren

„Unsere Prozesse werden regelmäßig auf ihre Wirtschaftlichkeit überprüft. Wir achten stets darauf, so kostengünstig und effizient wie möglich zu arbeiten. Mit VMware View können wir nun langfristig erhebliche Kosten einsparen.“

— Constantin Freiherr von Dobeneck, Systemadministrator Gemeinde Sylt

Green Party

 

Im Fokus der Grünen Partei stand die Idee den österreichweiten Informationsaustausch zu optimieren. Neben einer einheitlichen, leicht zu administrierenden E-Mail-Lösung galt es ein Collaboration-Tool zu finden, um die Zusammenarbeit der AktivistInnen über die Ländergrenzen hinweg maßgeblich zu verbessern. Eine einheitliche, kompatible Plattform anstelle der bisherigen geschlossenen Insel-Lösung war das unbestrittene Ziel. Seit Mai 2009 arbeiten alle 3.150 grünen UserInnen mit ZIMBRA und nutzen bis auf den Instant Messenger alle Standardfunktionen der ZIMBRA Collaboration Suite: EMail, Kalender und Terminfunktionen, Aufgabenmanagement, Document- und File-Sharing, Social Media etc.

We started to virtualize our server environment with VMware 2008. Since then the IT-department in Vienna works like a Cloud Service Provider for the departments all over Austria. Sub-areas of the IT might be delegated by the individual states too. Through easy administration and high usability of the Zimbra solution, we have created further advantages.

— Thorsten RĂĽben, CEO Green Party

Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände (BDA)

 

Die Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände (BDA) virtualisiert Desktops für 120 Mitarbeiter auf ausfallsicherer Blade-Infrastruktur

“Mit virtualisierten Desktops haben unsere Mitarbeiter jederzeit und von jedem Ort aus Zugriff auf ihre personalisierte Arbeitsumgebung und ihre gesamten Ressourcen. So können sie noch schneller und flexibler auf aktuelle politische Herausforderungen reagieren.”

— Martin BrĂĽning, Referatsleiter Informations- und Kommunikationstechnik
English

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.

“We consider VMware a strategic partner. We basically only want to work with business partners. We don’t want to work with vendors, because we don’t need someone to sell us something and walk away. VMware has been hand-in-hand with us for this whole journey.”

“From looking at VMware, virtualization is the standard. If you don’t take it on, then you really won’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.”

— Michael Hom, Data Center Chief in the IT InfrastructureServices Branch for the California Department of Water Resources

Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Support

 

Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Support increases GP productivity and enhances patient care with VMware® Horizon™ 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 GPs’ work/life balance whilst reducing the cost of desktop PCs.

“VMware 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.”

— Melanie Daly, Enterprise Architecture and Innovation, Yorkshire & Humber

Kingston University

 

Kingston University to transform student learning experience with mobile working and BYOD using VMware® Horizon™ 6 and Atlantis

As part of a campaign to position itself as the university of choice for today’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 Atlantis’ virtualized storage solution, ILIO to ensure optimum performance of the virtual PCs.

“Technology 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 – whether that is on campus or at home – 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 country’s most complete and compelling access to learning environments in the UK.”

— Simon Harrison, CIO, Kingston University

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 – saving over £560,000 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 £2 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 £2 million on hardware over the next three years through zero clients and lower powered machines; plus £160,000 in software rationalisation; and £560,000 in saved technician time for our Windows XP migration, and critically freeing our IT staff for more strategic work – such as management and web services - to enhance the all-round customer experience for the local community."

— Glen Larkin, Lead Technical Architect, Kent County Council

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 – saving over £560,000 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.

“VMware Horizon Suite will save us more than £2 million on hardware over the next three years through zero clients and lower powered machines; plus £160,000 in software rationalisation; and £560,000 in saved technician time for our Windows XP migration, and critically freeing our IT staff for more strategic work – such as management and web services - to enhance the all-round customer experience for the local community.”

— Glen Larkin, Lead Technical Architect, Kent County Council

Vitrociset Spa

 

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.

“Adopting VMware technology for desktop virtualization has been life-changing for us: it is an outstanding solution”.

— Massimo Salati, ICT Manager of Vitrocise

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

 

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."

— Cliff Dupoy, Director of Technical Services

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."

— Kenny Ho, Senior Manager

Mecklenburg County

 

The Mecklenburg County technical services team chose to deploy VMware Horizon View—over Citrix and Microsoft solutions—to securely mobilize and empower nearly 6,000 county employees. As part of the North Carolina county’s “One Person, One Device” 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."

— Cliff DuPuy, Director of Technical Services Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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.

“After 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 couldn’t have asked for a more efficient and helpful partner at this time.”

— Christine Marsh, IT Manager at Mansfield District Council

Mecklenburg County

 

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."

— Cliff Dupuy, Technical Services Director
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