Kindred Healthcare Continues Business Through Disaster
“As a healthcare provider, in the case of a disaster, it is of the utmost importance that Kindred Healthcare can continue to do business as usual. And that means making sure that our internal service providers can maintain operational readiness even during a disaster. We contract with SunGard to provide our IT staff with 250 offsite PCs in the case of a disaster. The hardware independence of VMware ACE gives our users seamless access to their specific ‘Kindred tool set,’ regardless of the x86 hardware SunGard provides us. Knowing our staff will be able to keep Kindred Healthcare doing business as usual, using their same day-to-day computing environment, is an enormous benefit.”
VMware Desktop Virtualization Enables Creation Of Multiple Environments With Isolated Operating Systems And Services While Server Virtualization Constrains Hardware Sprawl And Delivers A Flexible Infrastructure At Minimal Cost
"While we invested an additional A$200,000 or so in upgraded storage, we saved about A$500,000 in combined storage and server hardware we would have had to purchase had we not implemented VMware.”
KPIT Cummins is India's leading technology solutions partner for global manufacturing corporations with special focus on Automotive, Energy & Utilities, Industrial Equipments, and Semiconductor industries. In 2012, KPIT Cummins concluded a service-transforming Private Cloud project. Using VCE's vBlock enabled KPIT to deploy a full-service Private Cloud with 100% Virtualisation of all applications. The project was so successful that KPIT expanded their virtualisation project to include end-users, enabling further IT initiatives such as BYOD. In these two videos, KPIT Cummins staff discuss why and how they implemented a Private Cloud solution, and how it is contributing to the success of their business.
"We have 100% production applications running on this private cloud, 100%. All business critical applications, everything is running on the cloud infrastructure."
Kras dd, is a leading manufacturer of confectionery products in South East Europe. In early 2008, the project was initiated by replacing series of old computers. The aim was to reduce operating costs and simplify management of IT infrastructures through virtualization of desktop computers. By implementing VMware's virtualization solutions Kras created a series of improvements: reduced costs of replacing computers for more than 30 percent, while the costs of maintaining PCs fell by 70 percent. In addition, the increased productivity of IT departments and the general level of data security. Virtualization Kras has achieved significant energy and financial savings.
“We achieved an almost immediate response to business requests thanks to VMware. Less than two hours pass between the moment when we receive a request for a new computer and the moment when the new computer is fully functional. New computers are made fully operational up to ten times more quickly than before and maintenance costs have been cut by 70 percent. In addition, virtualization resulted in considerable energy savings and reduced our CO2 emissions by three and a half times, by which we joined the Green IT initiative.”
Integrate VMware Infrastructure Into The Corporate Data Center And Hosting And Managed Services, Thereby Increasing Consolidation And Utilization Rates, Facilitating IT Management, Enhancing Application Performance, And Enabling Fast And Easy Deployment Of Windows Images On Virtual Machines
“Approximately 70 to 80 percent of our SQL and Oracle databases are running on VMware. Some of the databases in our virtual environment are fairly large—60 to 100 GB, and performance has been great. They’re all running perfectly on VMware.”
VMware Infrastructure 3 Consolidates Physical Servers Into Virtual Machines, Reducing Data Center Footprint And Power & Cooling Requirements
“VMware Infrastructure 3 Is The ‘Cadillac’ Of Virtualization Suites. The VMotion, HA And DRS Features Alone Make The Investment In VMware Technology Worth It!”
In 2010, KÜRT decided to offer its information security products also in the form of cloud-based services. The purpose of the project is to build a cloud which provides an advanced, scalable and secure environment for new and enhanced business services. Results achieved with VMware’s solution: 2-3 times less hardware compared to an infrastructure built on physical servers, less operators and less energy needed, Ready-made functions for ensuring the uninterrupted availability of services provided to customers, Ready-made functions for measuring service consumption and for supporting billing, High availability, cost-efficient implementation of a disaster recovery site, Quick self-service provisioning of, development and test environments, Efficient vendor support, advantageous partner program
“The services we are about to introduce also incorporate academic knowledge, and security will be at the core of our VMware-based cloud infrastructure and its operation. This is what sets us apart from other similar service providers.”
La Cite is the largest French community college in Ontario with 5,000 students enrolled in over 90 programs. A variety of these programs require 3D graphics and computer labs, such as Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, and Interior Design. The college decided to virtualize desktops because the current workstations were aging. The price to replace those workstations was roughly the same as going to virtualization. La Cite chose Dell, NVIDIA, and VMware to deliver virtual desktops to these labs which resulted in reduced login times and more flexibility for both students and faculty.
“Virtualization helps me greatly when I’m preparing my classwork at home. I can quickly access the virtualization and see what the application looks like and prep my work around the same image that the students are using.”
La Cité has implemented virtual desktops to deliver engineering and design applications with advanced 3D graphics to its student computer labs. Deployed with VMware, Dell, and NVIDIA technology, the solution provides workstation-level performance on a flexible and cost-effective mix of repurposed legacy desktops and new zero-client machines. It also expands student and faculty access to important applications and greatly reduces system management and administration workloads.
“When I’m preparing my class work at home, I can quickly access a virtual workstation and see exactly the same image the students are using. When I walk into class, I just reconnect and I’m ready to teach.”
Lake Land College
VMware Desktop Solution Helps Community College Satisfy Users’ Soaring Demands, Slash Energy Use
“VMware virtual desktops are the answer to so many issues: supporting remote locations without adding IT staff, allowing faculty mobility and flexibility, and meeting all users’ need to run resource-heavy applications.”
Lakeridge Health Network
Lakeridge Health is one of the largest community hospitals in Ontario, Canada, serving more than 600,000 residents of Durham Region. Consisting of three acute hospitals, one specialty hospital, and several off-site facilities, Lakeridge Health manages more than 540 inpatient beds and employs more than 4,000 staff and physicians. Lakeridge Health is coming out of a multi-year capital freeze affecting IT. By deploying VMware Horizon™ (with View), Lakeridge Health now offers physicians bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and new remote access capabilities. Lakeridge Health also implemented VMware vSphere® to bring its data center and Meditech clinical system hardware up to date. Benefits include improved patient privacy and hospital safety; improved physician satisfaction and remote access to systems; better data center performance; and hundreds of thousands of dollars of savings in hardware costs.
“When we evaluated the systems side-by-side on value—in terms of price for functionality—there was no question that VMware was the best choice. We’re talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars of difference.”
LAMCO Leverages Flexibility and Scalability of BlueLock’s Cloud to Manage and Wind-Down Assets of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
“Cloud computing was the exact solution we were looking for. Often times, you build an infrastructure and then find that your assessment of on-demand needs are way off.”
“The savings we’ve made have been impressive and immediate, including over £200,000 in hardware in the first year alone. We’re able to provision extra capacity very quickly and we’ve doubled the lifespan of our existing hardware and achieved a major reduction in downtime. The transition to a virtual desktop model has not only reduced hardware and management costs, but we have delighted our users with the significantly improved quality of the IT service we now deliver to them.”
Lanka Orix Leasing Company
LOLC Technologies is using the VMware vCloud Suite to implement a cloud platform that enables LOLC businesses to diversify into new markets. The Sri Lankan organization is also establishing IT services on demand to non-LOLC customers.
Large U.S. Financial Institution
A large financial institution deployed the VMware vCenter™ Log Insight™ solution on four nodes supporting 450 hosts and more than 12,000 virtual machines. The solution manages millions of log messages every day. It replaced a homegrown log management environment that was inefficient and didn’t provide adequate visibility into the organization’s reporting infrastructure. Now, with the Log Insight solution, this organization can resolve challenges quickly and spot latent problems before they cause infrastructure issues that impact critical business applications.
“vCenter Log Insight is our primary troubleshooting tool. Root-cause analyses … are 50 percent faster, just given that we don’t have to wade through as many logs to find answers.”
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.”
Laurens County Healthcare System
Laurens County Health Care System wanted to attest to Stage 1 of Meaningful Use by summer 2013 but knew it couldn’t deploy Meditech in a physical data center environment because of cost and reliability concerns.
“Physicians are very excited that they can use their own devices from anywhere to access Meditech and review EMRs [electronic medical records] and patient data without physically having to come into the hospital,”
Le Moyne College
Le Moyne College worked with technology solutions provider Systems Management Planning, Inc. to make the journey to deep server virtualization and then the move to virtual desktop infrastructure in a structured and predictive fashion.
“Our relationship with SMP and the staff there has been critical from back in 2006-2007, when we began adopting server virtualization. With a new technology, you try to bring in a new environment. There are learning and assimilation curves. To get the value out of that, to get the bang for the buck as quickly as possible, we wanted to identify a partner to help us accelerate into leveraging that technology.”
In the past, operations in each country had their separate IT functions, but the company felt this set-up was too complex, costly and disparate. Leaseplan Infrastructure Services felt that virtualizing its infrastructure would be the only feasible way forward to ensure service levels, scalability, business flexibility and affordability for the multinational organisation.
“Consolidating the IT of thirty country operations into one location is no mean feat in itself; managing this mammoth infrastructure is even more of a challenge. It would be an impossible task without the help of VMware whose technology allows for fantastic levels of automation and control to ensure service levels are guaranteed.”