Server Consolidation Yields More Than Just Cost Savings for Growing Australian City
“We’re extremely happy with how VMware ESX Server performs. We’re now moving to a two-step process to put the consolidated servers into production.”
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
California State Agency Maximizes Cost Avoidance and Optimizes Disaster Recovery Plan Through Virtualization with VMware
“VMware virtualization has simplified and enhanced disaster recovery significantly by storing hardware configuration, firmware, operating system install and application install as data in just a few files on disk.”
California Department of Water Resources
The California Department of Water Resources has 28 departments, Including the Dept. of Water Resources. Learn how the department recently modernized their IT Infrastructure and created a new central datacenter standardizing their virtualization on products from VMware. The department recently modernized its IT infrastructure with VMware, saving $2.2M in maintenance costs: - Condensed 200+ server racks to 4 racks. - Reduced power consumption by 40% and cooling costs by 50%
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.”
See how CENTCOM replaced an aging and cumbersome virtualized desktop environment with VMware View to improve manageability, more efficient allocation of storage hardware, and greater usability.
“Our desktop systems are as critical to CENTCOM’s mission as our F-18 fighters. We have to have 100 percent uptime, and with our VMware View environment, we do.”
City of Alexandria
City of Alexandria Virtualizes to Cut Costs, Save Time, Simplify Management: IT Staff of Seven Relies on VMware Technology to Provide Dozens of Applications to 750 End Users
“We saw the value of being able to get rid of the physical servers, virtualize the infrastructure and have one location that two people can manage. Through VMware vCenter, every server is at our fingertips. We don’t have to stand at a console at a datacenter across town. ”
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.
“We 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.”
City of Boston
Use VMware Infrastructure And VMware View To Save Money, Time And Energy
“We sometimes walk people through our datacenter, show them all the empty racks, and say, ‘This is what virtualization has done for us.’ Before we started using VMware Infrastructure, those racks were full. It’s a powerful way of making the point that that you don’t need to buy a server every time you need one. Instead, you can license VMware for a robust infrastructure of virtual machines that give you as much or more computing power as physical servers.”
City of Chicago
The City of Chicago Keeps City Services Running With VMware vFabric Hyperic
“There have been multiple occasions where it would have taken us days to find and fix problems that we can now easily identify and resolve within hours with Hyperic.”
City of Cockburn
VMware virtualization enables the City of Cockburn to centralize management and administration while reducing capital and operating expenses and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
“Deploying VMware virtualization has enabled us to reduce our total cost of ownership and limit our desktop risks while maintaining user service levels within our buildings and improving remote access.”
City of Fairfield
City of Fairfield virtualized business-critical applications with VMware to more efficiently deliver crucial City services
"Number one, in city government, our IT infrastructure continues to grow as people are laid off and departments want to automate more and more processes, which is the right way to go. The IT staff remains the same, but the infrastructure, the data, and the support continues to grow. So I'm trying to implement infrastructure that grows smarter, so we don’t have to work harder, but work smarter, so that we can do a lot more with less."
City of Melrose
The City of Melrose uses vCloud Hybrid Service for backup, offloading test and development environments as well as creating new revenue streams.
“The difference between the vCloud Hybrid Service and a lot of the other providers that we looked at was the ability to move workloads around back and forth to and from the Cloud. The other providers simply didn't give us that capability."
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.
"It’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 can’t we do it for others."
City of North Myrtle Beach
Beach uses VMware View to Provide Mobile Staff with Powerful Data Access using Virtual Desktops
“Virtualization using VMware software has been key to our ability to tackle new initiatives. From server consolidation and virtual desktops to disaster recovery, we continue to enhance our services and improve efficiency.”
City of Pitt Meadows
City of Pitt Meadows Implements Disaster Recovery Strategy with Help from Local Systems Integrator Sudden Technologies
“The citizens of Pitt Meadows can sleep easy knowing that the City’s data holdings are robustand recoverable. It’s rewarding to show real, tangible value from our investment in VMware and NetApp technologies.”
City Of Pittsburgh
Learn how City of Pittsburgh's City Information Systems (CIS) department is using VMware View desktop virtualization software to provide employees with anytime, anywhere access to data and applications.
"Our users love VMware View - they ask for the product by name."
City of Ventura
Learn how the City of Ventura relies on VMware Zimbra to help maintain uninterrupted critical city services, connecting city employees with their email, contacts, files, calendars and other enterprise systems all in one user interface.
“Since deploying VMware Zimbra my staff are pretty happy, because they don't have to go to desktops anymore…They can do an upgrade, they can train, everything through the web. So it's just, it's just a lot easier for them… I’d recommend it, because I think it offers the best cloud model that, that's out there right now”.
Defense Educational Institution
Defense Educational Institution Delivers Security, Flexibility, Cost Savings with Desktop Virtualization
“At its core, this educational institution is about helping people learn in the most effective way. Virtualizing the desktop with VMware View enables us to give students the tools they need to learn, along with the freedom to be anywhere and safely access those tools anytime.”
DHDW Consulting LLC
DHDW Consulting LLC chose VMware View to enable efficient, centralized provisioning of an enterprise suite of applications across all associated user communities.
“Cost containment, agile service delivery and high availability are now a reality for this mission-critical organization.”
Diákhitel Központ Zrt.
Student Loan Direct is an easy-to-use, user-friendly portal that also provides help and information functions. It enables users to create correct and properly completed documents required for the loan process. They can complete their loan applications and data update forms, view their loan agreements, balances, and repayment history, exchange messages with the Student Loan Center, and communicate using this channel instead of postal mail. The launch of the Student Loan Direct is a success story: 50 percent of all new loan applications already arrived through the portal started in September 2011. Since the virtualization of Student Loan Center, there were no unplanned server downtimes, and the server room requires less cooling and energy. The fault tolerance of the VMware-based environment, tested before implementing the Student Loan Direct portal, showed that operation continuity can be ensured if combined with regular data backups. The introduction of 7x24 service availability requires setting up a backup data center that Student Loan Center will implement using VMware’s disaster recovery solution.
"Using VMware's virtualization solution, we have set up a server environment with high-availability and load balancing to serve our Student Loan Direct portal. So our customers can rely on our services around the clock, 7 days a week."