NTT Data North America uses VMware Technologies to Optimize Infrastructure and Deliver a Private Cloud
Headquartered in the United States, NTT Data North America provides consulting, staffing, outsourcing, and cloud services. In 2008, NTT Data North America’s India development center virtualized its infrastructure to reduce server sprawl and reclaim datacenter real estate. As cloud based infrastructure as a service models matured, NTT Data North America’s India development center decided to transform the way it provided infrastructure resources to developers. The business used VMware IT Business Management to optimize its infrastructure investments. By late 2015, the center was preparing to launch a private cloud based on VMware vCloud Suite into production.
“VMware IT Business Management also enables us to customize values to more accurately reflect the returns we are achieving on our investments. For example, I can calculate and input a higher value for a server purchased in 2015 than a server purchased in 2010, and add the necessary changes to the cost of a virtual machine being used by a particular business unit.”
Leonardo-Finmeccanica: the digital transformation of infrastructure starts with a software-defined data center
The Security & Information Systems division at Leonardo-Finmeccanica has embarked on a transformation. It begins with the development of infrastructure technology to achieve agility and simplicity in the provision of IT services. Leonardo-Finmeccanica has selected VMware as the provider of the best technology solutions and advisory services to create a software-defined data center.
“It is a decisive project for us, and this was the best time to implement it. VMware has proven to be the right partner to do it with, and they have provided support of the highest quality.”
California Natural Resources Agency
Hybrid Cloud Management Unifies California Natural Resources Agency
The California natural resources agency is a collection of 28 different agencies many which had their own dedicated IT departments. The goal was to consolidate and share a common infrastructure yet give each group has their own autonomy in terms of resources, security, network traffic, etc. The Central IT group became an independent provider of infrastructure and application services that resided both on premise and in the public cloud. The ability to dynamically place workloads and stretch their infrastructure by utilizing vCloud Air was extremely beneficial to delivering IT service more efficiently. vRealize Suite automated the delivery of services and then allow proactive monitoring while allowing IT to better understand costs and share that info with the business. The result is IT being perceived as a business enabler while at the same time reducing operational costs by 30% and increasing capacity by 300%.
California Natural Resources Agency
CNRA Changes the Way They Do Networking with VMware NSX and vRealize Automation
The California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) needed to find a way to meet the rapidly growing needs of 33 different organizations for secure, reliable and high performing infrastructure and applications. CNRA infrastructure is based on VMware’s Software Defined Data center to configure compute, storage, networking and security services. VMware NSX allows network and security to be configured dynamically to meet the unique needs of each business. vRealize Automation provides the appropriate governance regarding networking and security policies. The combination not only allows CNRA IT to accelerate time to market for their different organizations while also improve reliability of the services delivered and lowering costs. CNRA has been able to increase technology delivery capabilities by 300% while reducing costs by 30%.
California Natural Resources Agency
IT Transformation at California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA)
The California Natural Resources Agency’s mission is to protect and manage the natural resources in the State of California. CNRA is a collection of 33 different agencies which had their own dedicated IT departments. The goal was to consolidate and share a common infrastructure yet give each group has their own autonomy in terms of resources, security, network traffic, etc. VMware has been on the journey with CNRA from day one. The result is IT being perceived as a business enabler while at the same time reducing operational costs by 30%, increasing capacity by 300% and faster time to market.
ATS Automation Accelerates VDI Performance by 7x with VMware Virtual SAN at One-Fifth the Cost of Competing Solutions
ATS Automation wanted to expand their virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) but found that doing so with their existing SAN would be cost prohibitive. By implementing VMware Virtual SAN™ to support their VMware Horizon® virtual desktop infrastructure, ATS was able to improve VDI performance by 7x, enabling remote workers to use demanding 3D CAD programs for the first time. Moreover, the cost for the solution was only one-fifth the cost of competitor offerings.
“From no one wanting to use VDI, we’ve evolved to now everyone wants it, and they are happy. It enabled our remote workers to do something they couldn’t reliably do before. It really improved their ability to work with performance-hungry apps.”
Phoenix Software delivers SaaS service run on VMware vCloud Air
Phoenix Software is a UK Solution Provider partner which owns a traditional software company, an ISV, called License Dashboard. License Dashboard wants to deliver a SaaS service and as the software already runs on VMware the easiest way forward is to deliver this software from vCloud Air. A further advantage is that License Dashboard will be able to deliver SaaS services around the world by using vCloud Air’s datacenters across the globe.
A.T. Still University
A.T. Still University greatly improves firewall performance and security with cost-effective VMware NSX solution
ATSU revolutionized its schools and clinics with the cost-effective security solution, VMware NSX, which increases firewall performance, meets HIPAA compliance, automates services, and improves agility, resulting in more affordable tuition and better healthcare services.
“VMware NSX is the most revolutionary development in our data center security in more than a decade. Not only do we save a significant amount of money in hardware costs, the micro-segmentation available through VMware NSX provides a dramatically more secure design than we could get with a physical firewall with DMZs.”
Secure-24 Lowers Costs, Speeds Deployment, and Gains Flexibility by Virtualizing SAP HANA with VMware vSphere Solution
As a certified SAP partner, managed cloud services provider Secure-24 has hosted systems using the SAP HANA in-memory database since it was released in 2010. Yet unlike the majority of the applications Secure-24 hosts, SAP HANA was only available as a dedicated physical appliance—until recently, when SAP opened the door to virtualizing SAP HANA via the VMware vSphere® platform. Today, Secure-24 offers a more flexible SAP HANA service at a significantly reduced cost utilizing vSphere virtualization. Founded in 2001 in Southfield, Michigan, Secure-24 provides managed hosting and private cloud services to medium and large global enterprises. With a focus on application hosting, Secure-24 relies on more than 500 employees and a network of Tier IV and Tier IV+ data centers to deliver highly secure and highly available services that scale to meet clients’ evolving business and budget requirements.
“There’s a clear and growing desire in the marketplace to be able to take advantage of the power of SAP HANA without a huge capital outlay. VMware allows us to fulfill that desire by offering a virtualized solution.”
National Informatics Centre
VMware helps the Indian government revolutionize service delivery to citizens
National Informatics Centre (NIC) is the premier ICT organization of the Indian Government. It works closely with central & state government departments, agencies, and district administration to deliver e-governance services. The organization has undertaken the largest-ever deployment in the Indian government to establish a VMware-powered private cloud. This enabled NIC to reduce the time required to provision ICT resources for government projects from six months to a few days, further lowering costs by consolidating its technology infrastructure & enabling government departments to focus on innovation rather than administration.
“The six months required to procure, commission, and install hardware is a thing of the past. Departments simply send us an online request and the infrastructure they need is available in a day or two from the National Cloud.”
Zettagrid Improves Availability by Easing Public Cloud Management with VMware Virtual SAN Solution
Operating the easiest, fastest, and most highly available public cloud in its market, Zettagrid is constantly looking for ways to improve the infrastructure and services it provides to customers. When it came time to future-proof its architecture to ensure performance and service delivery, it turned to the VMware Virtual SAN™ solution to increase storage capacity. In the process it gained operational efficiencies, lowered operating costs, and became agile enough to grow its IT environment with the business.
“Virtual SAN allows us to have the best-of-breed HCI technology. The simplicity and flexibility is such a massive factor. It makes it easy for our cloud operations team to manage storage along with our VMware environment, and it also allows us to scale as and when we need it.”
Delivering an innovative mobile-first working environment for Kingston University
Students and staff at Kingston University explain how, by using VMware technology, the university is able to provide a modern, efficient and highly flexible working environment for it students.
“Students expect the same level of technology they have at home. Horizon allows us to deliver the technology experience our students really need – IT is seen as an enabler in helping students, our main customers, to concentrate solely on their studies."
"I fully believe that Kingston University now offers one of the best IT services of any university within the UK – it’s something we’re immeasurably proud of and our IT service offerings now play a key role in our marketing and retention propositions.”
Sungard Availability Services
VMware Expertise and Professional Services Speed Time to Market for Sungard AS
With help from a VMware Dedicated Enterprise Technical Account Manager, Sungard AS stays ahead of the technology curve to bring agile, resilient, and innovative new services to market quickly.
“We work with our TAM on everything from aligning technology roadmaps to getting educated on new products that VMware is developing. The goal is to continually improve our existing offerings, while introducing new services that benefit our customers.”
NX Systems discusses its journey with VMware so far and the SDDC solutions it has deployed to help improve the scalability, continuity and flexibility of its payments platform
“vSAN is helping us to achieve the scalability that we always wanted to achieve. First we looked at the software-designed, and then we looked at the hardware design and the virtualization, and the three of them are coming nicely together to actually give the business what it wants.” “We offer our own financial services, but are also offering our own platform-as-a-service. So having vSAN looking at NSX and getting the automation portal together is helping us to bring up [our platform] in different locations, so even when customers out of the blue tell us they want our platform in a PCI environment, we use all the bits and pieces coming from the product to actually give them an environment that is fully controlled and still monitored by us.”
Node Africa leads Africa to be a ‘Cloud First’ continent – deploying a greenfield data centre infrastructure in six weeks
“The amount of money we have saved on networking equipment as a result of using NSX as the basis of our network has been amazing. We saved $10,000 on just our initial network infrastructure investment, that’s big for a green fields start-up.”
Cardinal Health’s Shared Services IT Increases Efficiencies with Help from VMware’s Technical Account Manager Improving Customer Access to Growing Healthcare Services
Cardinal Health relies upon their VMware TAM to drive strategic plans and implementation, support the Shared Services IT department and provide for existing and future growth so the business can better service its customers and their patients.
“As an expanding Shared Services IT organization within Cardinal Health, we continue to partner with VMware for both virtualization technology and VMware Professional Services expertise. Our customers demand reliable and timely products and services to best serve their patients. Our IT team makes this available and with VMware’s help is better positioned to support all the ongoing acquisitions and future plans.”
Poznań Science and Technology Park
Poznań Science and Technology Park’s customers enjoy their private cloud with pay-as-you-go billing
"VMware NSX, the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center, enables our customers to create, save, delete and restore virtual networks on demand, without reconfiguring the physical network. It also provides a better security model."
Accelerating processes and facilitating global collaboration
Siemens employees securely network internally from any user device without being impeded by schedules and time zones, which leads employees to engage in richer, more meaningful, real-time conversations.
King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST)
VMware empowers King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology’s Internet Services Unit to provide reliable, secure, high performance quality cloud services.
King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology’s (KACST) Internet Services Unit (ISU) needed to build a reliable, secure, scalable Public Cloud service that is automated and on-demand. It also needed to provide seamless operations for their customers, which includes all of the academic institutions and government organizations in Saudi Arabia. ISU was able to satisfy this requirement by deploying VMware NSX for network and security virtualization and VMware vRealize Automation to automate the service creation and delivery of personalized infrastructure and applications to its customers.
“A complete and secure cloud service was the top priority, VMware has proved to be the trusted partner time and time again to provide compelling and reliable solutions.”
Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum (Netherlands Maritime Museum)
National Maritime Museum reduces log-in times and energy consumption with VMware
The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam holds the most important collection of historic maritime documents in the world. Its historic premises are also often rented for large-scale events. The Museum wanted to reduce its employees’ log-in times dramatically. In addition, they needed a solution that could specifically support the live streaming of large video files. Finally, the National Maritime Museum wanted to save energy, in order to comply with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) guidelines. VMware Horizon and UEM were the solution to these problems.
“Two departments depend substantially on multimedia. Now these staff can work easily with heavy applications, wherever they are and whatever device they are using. Everything also runs a lot faster.”