Centaur Fund Services
VMware vSphere 4 Provides A Future-Proof Environment For Cost Effective Business Growth While VMware View 4 Provides Remote Working Capability
“As a start up business, choosing the right IT infrastructure for our business was absolutely crucial. We needed a scalable, resilient and affordable solution that would enable us to compete on a level playing field with more established competitors. We’re 100% confident we made the right choice in selecting VMware to provide our data centre and desktop technology. The remote working capabilities provided by View have given us the flexibility and responsiveness we need to deliver a fast, professional service to our clients.”
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.”
Center Grove Community School Corporation
At Center Grove, virtualization enhances educational excellence
“VMware is the future of education technology. By virtualizing our environment, we provide a streamlined infrastructure for students and teachers that allows them to access the educational resources they need from wherever they are. VMware changes the way schools think about everything, from IT support, to planning new projects, to budgeting. It seems like every time I turn around, something else good comes from launching our VMware virtualization projects.”
Centra Construction Group Ltd.
A Flexible And Powerful Virtual Infrastructure Based On VMware vSphere Essentials, That Is Cost-Efficient And Easy To Manage
“VMware vSphere Essentials will change the way you think about servers, infrastructure and what you can do with information technology. It allows you to save on hardware costs and serverdeployment time, and lets you set up test environments on the fly. Because it makes everything easier and cheaper, vSphere will definitely change your world.”
Central Clearing House and Depository (Budapest) Ltd. (KELER ZRT.)
The clearing house started a project in 2009 with the title KIÚT (KELER Infrastructure Redesign) with the goals of consolidating the IT environment, increasing its availability and flexibility, achieving supplier-independence and reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO). According to its business mission and vision, KELER is intending to provide continuous competitive and client-focused services, active utilisation of business opportunities, flexible management of changes and effective operations. The higher reliability, flexibility achieved through the VMware-based virtualisation of the server environment, the higher efficiency of testing and easier monitoring, accountable working operations are all indispensable for achieving these goals and putting the company philosophy into practice. For example, this server environment allowed KELER to provide services available through the web (e.g. online ISIN code issuance), but also enables the planned introduction of the document management system and the switchover to using e-accounts.
“The reliable working operation called forth by the VMware-based virtualisation of our server environment is now simply indispensable in achieving our business goals set out in our enterprise strategy."
Central Community College of Nebraska
Desktop Virtualization Improves Academic Access at Central Community College of Nebraska
“Students understand the power of connectivity. They respond to it. And VMware virtualization helps our technology keep pace with those students.”
Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University’s College of Business Administration Virtualized Desktops Deliver an Innovative Learning Environment
“Given our college’s intensive use of technology in the classroom, one of my department’s most important jobs is to ensure that our students’ desktops are equipped with the right software, and that they run the way they should. With VMware View, we have the tools we need to be more responsive to professors’ requests around software deployment and accessibility. We can manage our college’s desktop environment more efficiently and focus our attention on meeting high standards of service.”
Implementing a dual-cluster VMware infrastructure at less than one-third the cost of a physical disaster recovery environment enabled Challenger Limited to cut recovery time objectives from 24 hours to less than 4 hours and recovery point objectives from 24 hours to less than 90 minutes.
"Implementing VMware has enabled us to slash our recovery time and recovery point objectives, ensuring core applications and critical information are quickly recoverable in the event of a datacenter disaster."
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.
Charles River Labs virtualized business critical help desk application that typically handles 100-200 tickets per day. First application to prove concept of public cloud deployment of business critical applications. Business impact was mainly for Capex reduction: capping internal datacenter spending and to deploy new systems on the public cloud & migrate others over the next few years. Able to co-exist with existing VMware environment and taking existing apps to public cloud without re-writing.
“I see Cloud being key to our overall strategy moving forward. The days of us investing heavily all of our capital into building hardware and infrastructure are past now. With the options that are available now from cloud partners, they bring agility, flexibility and in some case cost savings as well, for using that model.”
CharterCARE Health Partners
“We’re blessed to be in the VMware 5 beta test user group and we’re loving what we see. We like the performance. The PC-over-IP expansion is amazing. VMware has written a great protocol there with their partners, and that is the technology that’s going to continue to drive the reinvention of the desktop.”
CharterCARE Health Partners
See how CharterCARE Health Partners implemented a VMware View virtualized desktop environment to achieve its vision of offering IT-as-a-Service. The environment provides employees with device-independent access to applications anytime, from anywhere.
“Our VMware View users are ecstatic. I’ve had clinicians tell me it’s the best thing we’d ever done for CharterCARE, by far.”
CharterCARE Health Partners
CharterCARE Health Partners first implemented VMware virtualization technology for tactical reasons. The healthcare provider wanted to reduce its server footprint, improve its disaster-recovery capabilities and enable more-nimble scaling. Today, over 97 percent of the company’s applications are virtualized.
“VMware really is a strategic partner because it’s through VMware and its solutions that we can provide for disaster recovery and business continuity. We're also able to provision desktops through VMware View and provide for high availability for our most critical business applications such as our electronic medical healthcare record.”
CHARUSAT Selects VMware as the Virtualization Partner to Build a Green and Cloud-Ready Campus
“IT at CHARUSAT is the prime mover for the University’s goals of achieving excellence in its functions of administration, academics and industry interaction. Cloud computing is the future for IT in academics, and the first step in that direction is virtualization. VMware has enabled us to achieve the goals we set for ourselves. The solution has helped us save on capital and operational costs and management time, while also giving us flexibility and convenience. Our TCO has come down by almost 20% with added advantage of high availability, better scalability, and reliability.”
Children’s Hospital Central California
VMware vSphere Provides A Flexible And Efficient Virtualization Platform That Reduces The Costs Of Deploying And Managing Critical IT Systems, While Increasing Reliability And Performance
“By reducing the time and costs associated with maintaining our IT infrastructure, VMware vSphere allows us to put more resources towards creating a superior patient experience.”
China Merchants Securities (HK) Co., Ltd.
China Merchants Securities (HK) implemented a virtual desktop infrastructure to cut costs, improve data security and reduce its IT management load. Administration employees can now access their desktops from any location, while the IT team can now provision new desktops in 15 minutes, recover lost data within 30 minutes of a crash, and manage all user environments from a central location
Chino Unified School District
Chino Valley Unified School District modernizes with virtualized solutions. “More with less” is finally getting easier: Server fleet reduced by half; virtualized student information system now fast-loading and secure; labs can be rebuilt in seconds instead of hours.
“For me virtualization is a no brainer, really, any company that has an IT department has an IT budget, and it is an absolute shame to waste any part of that budget which is what will happen if virtualization is not considered”
Chittenden Bank Prepares To Grow Its Business— Not Its IT Staff—With Virtualization
“Our ‘go-to’ environment is a virtual platform based on VMware technology and Intel processors. We look at an application and decide why it shouldn’t be virtualized, rather than why it should.”
Choice Hotels International, Inc.
VMware's Software-Defined Data Center at Choice Hotels. Choice Hotels International leverages VMware's Software-Defined Data Center architecture by implementing vCloud Suite Enterprise to optimize capacity, ensure business continuity and disaster recovery, and shorten the time to provision infrastructure and applications.
Choice Hotels International, Inc.
Choice Hotels Slashes IT Provisioning Times and Improves Performance with VMware vRealize Suite
Choice Hotels explains how implementing vRealize suite is saving their developers time, and their company money. Automation is simplifying access to environments and slashing wait times from 4-6 week down to 30 minutes. Operations is detecting issues before they cause problems, so they can be addressed proactively, saving downtime, money, and frustration.
Choice Hotels International is one of the world’s largest and most successful lodging companies. The firm currently franchises more than 6,300 hotels in more than 35 countries and territories, representing more than 500,000 rooms. Choice brands include Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Hotel & Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, and Ascend Hotel Collection.
“In day to day operations we’ve actually been able to find problems before they actually become downtime in our environments, so the tool has saved us money.”
“The release cycle was 4-6 weeks for an application stack to be stood up and handed over to the development teams. Today, using vRealize Automation, our java/middleware application stack is stood up inside of 30 minutes and requested by the end-user themselves, so infrastructure is no longer in the loop, and no longer seen as a roadblock by our application teams.”
For Disaster Recovery, Christie Finds VMware Solution
“We started by virtualizing our enterprise applications, and now are implementing VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager as our disaster recovery solution. VMware gives us a rock-solid IT infrastructure without the crippling costs of a traditional DR architecture.”