County Increases Resilience, Availability, Agility with Datacenter and Desktop Virtualization
“If some new project comes in—say a newly elected official wants different software or the state mandates a change—virtualization lets us implement quickly, in a stable, resilient environment.”
VMware® solutions empower Indiana’s Bartholomew County to do more with less. The county IT budget was $5,000 lower in 2010 than in 2001, yet the infrastructure today is more resilient, flexible and able to support greater workloads for vital functions from tax collection to 911 dispatches. Instrumental in the design and deployment of this infrastructure was VMware partner Network Storage Inc., an Indianapolis-based firm bringing expertise in storage, data protection and virtualization.
“With VMware technology, we’re not limited to any one physical server, location or desktop. Resources are more flexible, resilient and better able to support reliable, high-quality service to county citizens.”
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine Ensures Integrity of Groundbreaking Scientific Research with VMware vFabric Hyperic
“Our response time has been reduced to minutes with Hyperic, instead of hours or days. Now I know about issues the minute they happen. It is nice to be in front of a problem, to know about it before anyone else does.”
Beaufort Memorial Hospital
See how Beaufort Memorial Hospital virtualized its datacenter applications using VMware vSphere and extended virtualization to the desktop by deploying VMware View coupled with Imprivata OneSign® Single Sign-On software.
“Desktop virtualization and single sign-on eliminate barriers to clinicians’ adoption of CPOE. One physician told me, ‘Finally you’re doing something for us instead of to us.’”
Belchertown Public Schools
Cash-Strapped School District Restores Classroom Computing, Improves Access with Virtual Desktops
“The success of desktop virtualization is clear in that teachers and students are using their computers now, whereas in the past, they weren’t because the computers were slow due to age and system restrictions.”
Benefis Health System
Benefis Health System enables bedside medication verification and charting with VMware AlwaysOn Point of Care. Through tap and go roaming of the desktop, providers can access patient information within seconds. The result: Clinical staff now view IT as something that can help, not hinder them in their work.
"If we were to remove the system right now, I don't know how people would react. I think they would melt down, because they've become so accustomed to being able to provide that care at the bedside. Being able to spend time with the patient and chart, and then go on to the next patient without having to run back to the nurse’s station for charting.
The VMware Solution Reduced The Number Of Physical Servers By 700%, Allowed IT To Reduce Its Procurement Cycle From Several Weeks To A Couple Of Hours, And, Allowed Bernalillo County To Realize $300,000 To $400,000 – And Counting – In Cost Savings
“From the C-level, executive view, it’s about dollars and cents and being able to provide service to our end-users as quickly as we can; and VMware is going to get us there.”
Berryessa Union School District
With VMware View, Berryessa Boosts Desktop Usability and Access—Cost-Effectively
“Before, it sometimes took weeks for us to respond to desktop support calls. Today, because we’ve implemented a VMware View virtual environment, we can resolve issues remotely. Users are back up and running within minutes.”
Best, Best & Krieger
VMware Has Allowed BB&K To Implement A Nearly 100% Virtual Solution Which, By Its Nature, Has Reduced The Storage Space Needed For Their Physical Servers, And Reduced Its Server Sprawl. Using VMware, BB&K Can Now Roll Out New Applications In Minutes, Saving The IT Staff, And Ultimately, The Attorneys, Valuable Time.
“I am always amazed when I hear somebody say their company is not virtual because it cannot afford it. I ask how can it not -- we are saving costs on just power and cooling every day. VMware has made it much easier for us to be successful at our mission. I can’t imagine going back to the old system.”
Beth Israel Deaconess Physician Organization
Physicians Confidently Leverage Cost-Effective Cloud Services
“By delivering secure, electronic health record applications via a private cloud to physicians, we’ve helped deliver on the vision of a healthcare system that puts the needs and values of the patient first, and gives patients and medical professionals the information they need to make clinical and economic decisions. VMware gives us the flexibility, scalability and cost savings needed to make this a reality.”
BLDD Architects Enables Real-Time Collaboration in Secure Environment with Integrated Solutions from VMware and Bitdefender
Bloomington Public Schools
Schools Put IT Savings Back into Kids and Classrooms with VMware NSX
To improve security, efficiencies, scalability and lower costs, IlliniCloud (Bloomington School District) turned to a VMware-powered Software-Defined Data Center underpinned by VMware NSX – the network virtualization and security platform.
“We estimate that each educational institution that joins our cloud can potentially cut its annual IT spending by 30 to 50 percent, freeing up money for other important educational needs while getting tighter security and data protection.”
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Learn how Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City is using VMware View desktop virtualization software to quickly deploy virtual desktops that meet security requirements outlined by HIPAA regulations while providing clinicians the anytime anywhere access they need to provide the best patient care possible.
"Citrix was very complicated and difficult to maintain. With VMware, it just works out of the box. We don't spend a lot of time keeping it up and running like we did with Citrix. And now I have time to do other things that I need to be working on instead of just keeping it up and running."
IT Solutions Provider Catches the Virtualization Wave
“Taking advantage of VMware and Intel’s virtualization technologies allows us to reduce the IT cost of ownership for our customers, while increasing stability, security, and scalability.”
Brandeis University Keeps Critical Applications Up and Running Across 350 Platforms with VMware vFabric Hyperic
“Time to resolve issues is significantly faster with Hyperic – at least twice as fast.”
Bruce & Merrilees
VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Creates A Virtual Infrastructure That’s Streamlined But Powerful—And Easy To Manage
“We’re very concerned with application availability and disaster recovery, so being able to move servers over if there’s hardware trouble—without losing any time or data—was a huge selling point for us. vSphere Essentials Plus and VMware High Availability give us peace of mind.”
Buffalo Public Schools
Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) is leveraging VMware technology to enable broad access to computing for their students. The “BPS Desktop” initiative not only enables access to coursework for students from their homes, but Buffalo Public Schools also worked with community centers and libraries to enable access for those students who didn’t have a computer at home as well.
"Looking to the future we see much more in the way of students being able to access their curriculum materials anytime, anywhere they are, contributing to their learning."
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
California State Agency Maximizes Cost Avoidance and Optimizes Disaster Recovery Plan Through Virtualization with VMware
“VMware virtualization has simplified and enhanced disaster recovery significantly by storing hardware configuration, firmware, operating system install and application install as data in just a few files on disk.”
California Department of Water Resources
The California Department of Water Resources has 28 departments, Including the Dept. of Water Resources. Learn how the department recently modernized their IT Infrastructure and created a new central datacenter standardizing their virtualization on products from VMware. The department recently modernized its IT infrastructure with VMware, saving $2.2M in maintenance costs: - Condensed 200+ server racks to 4 racks. - Reduced power consumption by 40% and cooling costs by 50%
California Natural Resources Agency
California Natural Resources Agency Gains Agility Across Multiple Agencies Through a Software-Defined Data Center Strategy
A Briefings Direct podcast on how a large state agency is harnessing virtualization to do more with less and remain agile and efficient.
“We consider VMware a strategic partner. We basically only want to work with business partners. We don’t want to work with vendors, because we don’t need someone to sell us something and walk away. VMware has been hand-in-hand with us for this whole journey.”
“From looking at VMware, virtualization is the standard. If you don’t take it on, then you really won’t be able to respond to business needs. When the official IT organization becomes obsolete, there are going to be ad-hoc IT organizations and those would become the norm. If you want to be relevant, you have to use every tool set that you can to provide the business needs.”