Manufacturing requires 24/7 uptime and secure delivery of data and applications to locations all over the world. VMware server and desktop virtualization solutions help manufacturers maximize productivity and increase flexibility in today’s competitive global economy.



VMware Horizon 6, Cisco, and NVIDIA: Enabling Global Collaboration with 3D at SSOE

SSOE Group is an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management firm with 1200 employees located in 29 offices across 7 countries.

The manufacturing industry faces a unique set of IT challenges, including the need to often deal with unreliable electricity and network connections as well as higher chances of acquisitions and spinoffs. Server and desktop virtualization are ideal solutions to help you thrive in these conditions.

  • Eliminate planned downtime for upgrades and improve disaster recovery for maximum productivity.
  • Scale your business seamlessly up or down as needed.
  • Mobilize your workforce with full access to applications and data.
  • Collaborate with third-parties while protecting intellectual property and customer data.


VMware vSphere

Maximize uptime across your virtualized infrastructure by reducing unplanned downtime and eliminating planned downtime for server and storage maintenance.

VMware Horizon

Increase control of desktops, applications and data by delivering and managing them as centralized services. Deliver robust 3D graphics, applications and files to remote locations on any device for global collaboration and strategic outsourcing.

End User Computing 

Enabling Secure Collaboration with High Performance 3D

The manufacturing industry is undergoing significant change including globalization, outsourcing, complex 3D designs, joint ventures, and a shift to a more mobile workforce. The VMware Solution for Manufacturing provides a platform including technology from leading 3D graphics vendors that enables workers to collaborate securely on complex designs while supporting the new mobile workforce. 



Workforce Mobility – meet user demands while streaming IT

VMware Horizon Suite enables IT to deliver desktops, data and apps to mobile users while enforcing policies and lowering costs.

Manufacturing Industry Challenges and VMware Solutions

  • Manufacturing sites are often dispersed and located in countries where electricity and network connectivity are unreliable. Desktop virtualization using VMware Horizon 7 ensures that data and work are preserved in the data center whenever there are outages.
  • The manufacturing industry is characterized by a high degree of acquisitions, spinoffs and adjustments to business cycles. During these events, optimizing virtual desktops is essential to keep costs in check while enabling flexible scalability.
  • Manufacturers not only need desktops delivered to multiple geographic locations, they also require a high degree of mobility, from visiting customer sites to working on the shop floor. Desktop virtualization delivers anytime, anywhere access to data and applications.
  • Manufacturers often outsource work to third parties to control costs or leverage their expertise. Keeping intellectual property and customer data secure is critical when dealing with third parties. Desktop virtualization keeps data secure in the data center.
  • Manufacturers working on complex 3D designs need access to workstation-like graphics capabilities to get their job done. VMware has partnered with leading graphics vendors to deliver hardware accelerated graphics so users get the performance they need while still delivering the benefits of desktop virtualization.

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Solution Brief: Horizon Solution for Manufacturing

The VMware Horizon Solution for Manufacturing enables global collaboration on
graphics-intensive design projects while addressing security, availability, and graphics-performance challenges.