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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 ViewTM.

"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

Indiana Office of Technology

 

Indiana Office of Technology Drives Cost-Effective Application Management with VMware ThinApp

“VMware ThinApp has helped us keep our legacy applications functioning and move forward with new technologies even when we are faced by budget constraints.”

— Paul Baltzell, Deputy CIO Delivery Services

Iowa Workforce Development

 

Discover how Iowa Workforce Development’s new virtualized desktops are easier and less expensive to maintain, more secure, and have enabled IWD to offer a richer menu of services.

“VMware View saves us money, and as a result—despite the budget cuts we’ve faced—we’ve been able to expand our services and help more Iowans than ever before.”

— Gary Bateman, CIO

Iskandar Regional Development Authority

 

VMware Infrastructure Has Greatly Improved System Reliability, Reduced Costs And It Staffing Requirements, And Freed Time And Money For Software Development

“VMware helped us reduce the support time and monitor and maintain the system at a central location using the vCenter Server. We now think ‘virtual machine first whenever there is a new server to be installed. We also save time by provisioning new machines from template and save money by not having to purchase hardware.”

— Lennox Cheok, Assistant Vice President, Business Transformation

ITSAM

 

ITSAM in Sweden is an public sector organisation formed to provide IT support and services to educational establishments across 6 different municipalities. One of the main challenges they faced was having the ability to operate in such a large region. If a computer went down, they would send an engineer out to fix it, this proved to be very inefficient and costly. With unique desktops you get unique problems, so ITSAM implemented VMware View so that they could easily replicate desktops to hundreds of students. This has enabled their end users to access their desktops from any location at anytime. It has also enabled teachers to easily provide additional applications to support students that need extra tuition enabling the students to work on these from home. ITSAM have recently started a proof of concept with Horizon, to enable them to manage their applications more efficiently.

“The benefit to the end users is that they can access their own desktop from any client around the world, it does n’t matter where they are. Also the school can make sure they provide the correct applications to the right students at all times.”

— Thomas Sjoholm, IT Professional, ITSAM

Larimer County

 

Larimer County Provides Agile, Cost-Effective Services to Citizens with VMware Software

“Our virtualized environment delivers significant cost savings and allows us to improve performance and service delivery at the same time. Normally, these two things don’t go together — service or performance generally take a hit when you’re trying to reduce costs,. In our VMware environment, we’re able to do both, which makes our clients and the CIO very happy.”

— Steve Schneider, Infrastructure Group Manager

London Borough of Hillingdon

 

We chose VMware for the maturity and breadth of its products and its market leading position.

“Virtualizing with VMware has placed IT right at the forefront of driving the Council’s business transformation objectives. Not only do we have the flexibility to deploy new services more quickly and effectively than ever before, but IT is now seen as an enabler for delivering savings and efficiencies across the Council in line with the demands of the Comprehensive Spending Review. Thanks to VMware, the IT department now spends about 80% of its time on the innovative, strategic projects that help make a real difference to the Council, and 20% on the standard ‘keeping the lights on’ activity, a complete reversal of where we were on our old infrastructure.”

— Roger Bearpark, Assistant Head of ICT

Manitoba Liquor Control Commission (MLCC)

 

Manitoba Liquor Control Commission Devises Agile Methodology, Wins Over Stakeholders to Virtualize JD Edwards

“Myth: No one else is doing ERP on VMware. Reality: We found many companies that have successfully virtualized ERP. The performance of our JD Edwards application on VMware vSphere is stellar.”

— Jeff Franz-Lien, Manager, Infrastructure Services

Manitoba Liquor Control Commission (MLCC)

 

“There’s a lot of fear around doing anything different with ERP. We started with ERP on vSphere…and it went just great.”

— Jeff Franz-Lien, Manager, Infrastructure Services

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

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

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

National Democratic Institute

 

VMware vCloud Director Helps NDI Speed Technology Delivery Within Efforts that Support Democracy

“VMware vCloud Director helps us better serve our users, including those in developing countries. We can configure virtual servers, point to URLs, and fire up applications within a matter of minutes. It’s less costly for us and less time-consuming, and because it’s a virtualized deployment, the hosting costs are also low.”

— Chris Spence, Chief Technology Officer

National Insurance Board of The Bahamas

 

Failing and ‘end of life’ hardware prompts the National Insurance Board of The Bahamas to enter virtualization era.

“We will continue to harness the benefits of cost and power reduction and at the same time, be receptive to the new game-changing technologies offered by VMware”.

— Dave Forbes, Senior Manager IT Operations

Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI)

 

Deploy VMware Technology To Run More Than 350,000 Exchange 2003 Mailboxes And Other Key Applications On VMware Infrastructure In Production, Significantly Improving Reliability And Manageability While Cutting Costs

“I was surprised by how well VMware Infrastructure handles Exchange Server. We all know that Exchange is a CPU-intensive program, but our virtualized implementation has been very successful. I’ve been impressed—especially given the 350,000 mailboxes that we’ve been able to support, the redundancy we’ve built in, and all the other demands we’ve put on it.”

— Jeff Smith, Platforms Manager, EDS

Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI)

 

Deploy VMware Technology To Make The Military’s Vast Network Greener And Leaner

“The virtualization of an environment as large and complex as the NMCI has never been attempted before. We are working hand in hand with VMware to ensure it’s a success.”

— Greg Burke, Director Of Network Operations Center Services

New South Wales Fire Brigades

 

VMware Virtualization Enables NSW Fire Brigades To Share Enterprise Systems With Other Agencies While Boosting Its Own Internal Efficiencies

“The new virtualized infrastructure enables us to scale to deliver growth while ensuring we constrain server sprawl and upgrade our disaster recovery capabilities.”

— Matthew Robey, Manager, Operations

NTUC

 

NTUC Takes A First Step Towards Utility Computing Future With VMware Virtual Infrastructure and Saves Millions While Enhancing Service

“We eventually want to move to a utility-computing model with computing power and services on tap. That way, we pay for what we use rather than being hampered with underused resources that rapidly depreciates in value. VMware virtual infrastructure is a key step to reaching that goal. VMware virtual infrastructure provides the foundation for next-generation systems infrastructure, which will put us in a good place for future growth.”

— Martin Tsang , Chief Information Officer

Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS)

 

Virtualization Enables Cash-Strapped Agency to Increase, Improve IT Services Despite Budget Cuts

“We took a 50 percent hit on our IT project budget, but leveraging VMware software to make our processes more efficient, we’ve actually been able to improve service to end users.”

— Rudy Rodriguez, CIO

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