Eanes Independent School District
VMware View Provides A Platform For Desktop Virtualization That Helps School Districts Reduce Costs Of Desktop Environment
â€śVMware View extends the life of the technology we already have, so that our students arenâ€™t negatively impacted by the ups and downs of the economy and educational budget cycles.â€ť
Environmentally-friendly Organization Achieves 90% Reduction In Power Usage With VMware
â€ś We required a data centre that was scalable, could give performance and energy efficiency that was in line with the Earth Rangersâ€™ goal to become completely energy neutral, and would support our interactive, global scale business model that is data- and graphics-intensive. Meeting all these goals, plus a 90% reduction in power and cooling demands, is a huge success.â€ť
Eastern Washington University
Eastern Washington University Creates Virtual Labs Using VMware View to Give Students Remote Access to Software Virtual Desktops Deliver â€śAnytime, Anywhereâ€ť Computing
â€śThe biggest driver for our Virtual Labs desktop virtualization project was to provide students with remote access to course-related software applications. In addition, VMware View enables us to deploy new applications or patches quickly and simply.â€ť
EDS Turns to VMware Server Virtualization to Support Australian Customers
â€śThe increasing maturity of virtualization and the growing support from independent software vendors is helping fuel deployment of VMware virtualization across production environments. This means more businesses are redeploying or disposing of inefficient hardware and consolidating their data center infrastructure onto multiple virtual server environments, thus contributing to a reduction in power consumption.â€ť
Targets set with regard to virtualisation â€˘ establishing the central infrastructure â€˘ all virtualised applications shall be installed on this infrastructure â€˘ catastrophy-proof operational safety â€˘ cost eff ective operations Results achieved with VMwareâ€™s solution â€˘ agressive virtualisation (e.g. 170 virtual machines running on the 3 blade servers of the Microsoft cluster) â€˘ in general 40-50 virtual machines running on the other clusters on each physical host â€˘ resource utilization of more than 50 percent in general (70-80 percent on certain clusters) â€˘ more than 500 virtualised systems â€˘ the performance of the SAP company management system increased from twice 2000 SAPS to 12000 SAPS â€˘ more than 10 million Forints savings yearly in energy consumption â€˘ 15-20 percent reduction of licence costs â€˘ serving business demand in 1 week instead of 4-6 weeks â€˘ catastrophy-proof operational safety by means of the virtualised systems to be moved between host servers of each site
â€ťDue to the virtualised and centralised infrastructure, we save more than ten million forints yearly on energy costs.â€ť
Exceptional reliability had to be part of the plan, however, when it came to virtualizing a number of customer-facing quality assurance (QA) and user-acceptance testing (UAT) applications. For this set of highly visible applications, Stratus ftServer systems and VMware Infrastructure 3 were chosen to assure the flawless operation the company sought.
Stratus ftServer systems and VMware are an ideal mission critical combination
Emerson Innovation Center
Emerson Innovation Center - Pune, adopts VMware Virtualization to help consolidate physical servers while saving costs, power and cooling
"We benefitted from VMware virtualization while migrating physical servers to the virtual environment where we did not need to reconfigure a server on the new virtual environment. We could move physical servers to the virtual environment quickly with minimal / zero downtime."
VMware virtualization has allowed ENAM to address all IT challenges, including significant reduction in power, cooling and real estate costs. Consolidation of servers through virtualization has also provided significant ease of manageability.
â€śWe have had 100% uptime since virtualizing our environment with VMware and have also noted significant savings in power and coolingâ€ť
Implemented VMware vSphereâ„˘ to run SAP ECC6 and the business applications that comprise the Microsoft Office server platformâ€”Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office Communications Server and Microsoft Office SharePoint Serverâ€”at a centralized, co-location datacenter.
â€śVMware has enabled us to run our SAP enterprise resource planning systems and Microsoft Exchange Server email more cost-effectively, dynamically and reliably.â€ť
EPAM centralised infrastructure management in the first phase of the development process aiming at the establishment of an IT environment that would adapt more flexibly to business requirements. In the second phase of the developments in the summer of 2006, EPAM Systems decided to virtualise the development and test environments established for the projects. Thanks to VMware-based virtualisation, we are able to set up the development environment of a starting project several magnitudes faster, just under 1 hour instead of several days or weeks. The other big advantage of virtualisation is that development managers can take a snapshot of the environment before testing a new version or service pack of the software under development or before verifying the version compatibility of a new database manager. EPAM in recent years has achieved two-digit growth in revenues and employed staffs - which are also reflected in the cost of IT.
â€žThe snapshot function of VMware provides a high degree of security for development work. Using this system, it is faster and easier to test our software and we are able to provide an even higher standard of service to our customers. While our earlier infrastructure may have limited this process, our virtualised environment has become the drive behind our business.â€ť
EPFL (Ă‰cole Polytechnique FĂ©dĂ©rale De Lausanne)
Ă‰cole polytechnique fĂ©dĂ©rale de Lausanne (EPFL) is a Federal Institute of Technology based in Lausanne in Switzerland, they have over 9,000 students and 4,500 staff members. EPFL needed to design, implement and maintain a centralized virtual infrastructure to meet the needs of the entire school. They also needed to reduce total cost of ownership and lower power consumption. vCenter Operations has transformed the way their library storage requirements are supported enabling effective predictions for capacity and a hybrid cloud model has been adopted to provide the ability to extend their infrastructure into the public cloud. As well as a 33% reduction in TCO and 80% reduction in power consumption, EPFL have also experienced increased capacity and optimization through the effective management of their cloud infrastructure.
â€śWe invested in vCenter Operations to support our large infrastructure of 500 VMs and 40 hosts. It has enabled us to predict capacity needs and to easily locate any performance issues.â€ť
The competence gained during the implementation of VMware vSphere and the comments we have received from our customers, have enabled Ergomedia to launch public cloud services, based on the VMware vCloud Director. Limitations in Hyper-V drove them to choose VMware to deliver a cloud for their Microsoft Applications.
â€śIn our computing cloud, we provide customers with access to Microsoft applications, but it's VMware who helped us guarantee the top availability and stability of the entire environment. The use of the VMware virtualization software improves and accelerates our work. We do not need to employ additional administrator although the number of virtual machine keeps on growing.â€ť
ESSEC Business School
To ensure homogeneity of a fleet composed of 1200 computers, integrate the devices of students and teachers (BYOD) and lighten the IT maintenance expenses. Virtualization of 500 workstations (soon 700 and ultimately 1500) with virtualization of applications to eliminate the conflicts. Provisioning of non-persistent environments (which eliminates profile management). Cross-device portability.
â€śAn institution like ESSEC cannot escape the tidal wave of â€śBring your Own Device!â€ť Thanks to VMware, we were able to finally free ourselves from material constraints to offer our users access at any time, from anywhere and from all devices."
VMware Server Virtualization Enabled Essel Propack To Rapidly Deploy And Shut Down Multiple Machines On Fewer Physical Servers, Reducing Hardware Procurement Costs And Providing An Infrastructure Optimized To Meet Business Demand
"Looking at the x86 platform, no-one except VMware had a good track record. Other players did not have proven technologies."
VMware Infrastructure 3 With Failover And Seamless Virtual Machine Migration Functionality Reduced The Number Of Physical Servers Required And Ensured ETSA Utilitiesâ€™ Information Technology Staff Could Meet Business Requirements
"VMware offers a full infrastructure and this is critical to enabling an organization such as ours to implement virtualization with confidence.â€ť
ExecuJet Aviation Group
The ExecuJet Aviation Group is a global business aviation organisation, offering a diverse range of services, including aircraft sales, management and charter. ExecuJet runs four data centres in Johannesburg, Capetown, Zurich and Dubai that underpin the IT for the entire organisation. The South African data centre desperately needed to upgrade a large amount of legacy infrastructure, and the company decided to consolidate its server infrastructure using VMware. Following their successful server virtualisation project, the management team got fully behind the IT team to explore the benefits of implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure. They looked into a number of options, but due to our great experiences with VMware and the range of features on offer, they choose to implement VMware View. By using VMware View, ExecuJet employees are now able to run Windows 7 from any internet-enabled device.
â€śDealing with highly discerning clients means we have to be at the cutting edge of service and innovation. Being able to use Windows 7 on tablet devices with the help of VMware View has drastically increased flexibility and improved working practices across the board - from sales executives to pilots to maintenance engineers, all of which helps us deliver the best service possible to our customers.â€ť
eXimius N.V., a Thomson Reuters company
VMware vSphere 4.0 and VMware vMotion offer uninterrupted availability of IT applications, efficient IT management and generate savings on time, energy and costs.
â€śI have been monitoring technological developments in the area of virtualisation for some time. VMware was the first company, three years back, that was able to offer a fully-fledged virtualisation solution. I really do consider VMware as a forerunner and trendsetter in virtualisation.â€ť
Discover why Exostar switched to VMware and how they've improved capacity and performance management with vCenter Operations Management Suite
"It's critical that everyone understands at any given point and time how operations are running. Whether we have issues, and if we do have issues, what the next steps are. vCenter Operations Manager gives us that insight"
Experian demands constant innovation and nimble response to markets to maintain its profi tability and competitive edge. Its IT infrastructure team must support its developersâ€™ eff orts to meet the businessâ€™ aggressive time-to-market requirements. A cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service model for Experianâ€™s test and development environments will allow developers to quickly and fl exibly self-provision IT resources when they need them. Business Impact were: Provisioning times, already slashed from weeks to days through virtualization, now further cut to minutes; Developers can more easily collaborate; business units can leverage IT builds from other lines of business; Private cloud and VMware vShield security functionality ensure IT resources are controlled
â€śVMware vCloud technology will allow Experian to offer an internal, selfservice cloud to our development organization, leading to faster project turnaround and better levels of IT service.â€ť
Extreme Networks Aims to Migrate Oracle ERP to VMware Platform Network solutions firm consolidates datacenters, progresses to Oracle and desktop virtualization
â€śVirtualization works well for us. We donâ€™t shy away from virtualizing mission-critical applications, such as Oracle, in production as well as in test environments. VMware technology has proven itself.â€ť