BFL CANADA is a fast growing international insurance broker and financial firm. Discover how local solution and service provider Softchoice has helped them transform their business through VMware virtualization.
"When we met Softchoice, we started discussing what possible options we had to improve our IT infrastructure. Right from the start, I felt really comfortable with VMware and Softchoice.”
Biomni has managed to transform the speed and agility with which it can meet customers’ needs by adopting VMware vCloud Air. It can now set up new environments, develop new features and improve client services more efficiently than ever before.
“To set up new test and development environments could take several days or even weeks, as it could involve purchasing, configuring and installing new hardware,” comments Angus. “We also, on occasion, had to move staff from existing projects to help with more urgent priorities, as setting up these environments could be labour-intensive. This was hugely disruptive for a small business.”
Implement VMware vSphere 4 to dynamically allocate server resources, centralize management and minimize hardware requirements.
“Deploying VMware vSphere 4 has enabled us to provide a flexible, dynamic infrastructure that can support demand from our business while reducing costs and improving the return on our server hardware investment.”
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.”
— Jason Radford, Head of Cloud Operations, IlliniCloud/Bloomington School District
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."
Blue Dome Ensures Customer Confidence And Satisfaction With VMware vFabric Hyperic
“Hyperic saves 30% of our time, because we do not have to spend time researching the causes of problems, looking into log files or error files … This saves us time that we can spend more productively, improving the quality of our application management system, as well as our customers’ applications.”
Bluefin Solutions unlocks hybrid cloud with VMware vCloud Air. Bluefin Solutions needs to swiftly move SAP applications from the test and development stage in the public cloud (off-premises), to a live environment in the private cloud (on-premises). They have been building these systems in the Amazon public cloud, but once the test and development stage is complete, there is no way of moving the SAP systems back to on-premises. Instead, the team has to entirely rebuild them, replicating days, weeks, or even months of work. vCloud Air is the first solution Bluefin Solutions has come across which enables almost instantaneous transfers between the two cloud environments. It will enable the consultancy to create a full hybrid cloud model based on a technology it knows and trusts.
“With vCloud Air, we can now seamlessly move data and applications freely across private and public cloud environments. As a global technology company, Bluefin Solutions has always been at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. With vCloud Air we can continue to drive innovation - new ways of doing business supported by new uses of technology. I can now create a full hybrid cloud model based on a technology I know and trust, in support of enterprise workloads such as SAP.”
VMware vCloud Air is the first service Bluefin Solutions has come across that enables almost instantaneous transfers between two cloud environments. It will enable the consultancy to create a full hybrid model based on a technology they know and trust.
VMware customers discuss how vCloud Air is changing the way they do business by providing them with flexibility which enables them with new innovations.
A video featuring vCloud Air customers as they discuss how VMware changes the way they do business. Customers featured include: Perforce Software, Legacy Reserves, Custom Windows System, Cloud Business, Carisbrooke Shipping, Bluefin Solutions, Iatric and Nevro Corp.
“VMware View and ThinApp virtual desktop infrastructure is not only easy to manage and cost-effective to scale, it has also freed up our IT team to focus its time on improving the end user experience rather than on constant firefighting. The opportunities View has opened up far more flexible ways of working not only improves the experience for staff and students, but also gives us a real competitive advantage in attracting new students to the College.”
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.”
Utilizing VMware virtualization infrastructure to join several datacenter business operators across Japan, BSN INET have built a disaster-proof distributed SaaS cloud. By using vCenter Site Recovery Manager, vCenter Operations Management Suite, and vShield Endpoint, automation and visualization of the recovery process has brought significant improvement of operation efficiency of the virtualized environment, and a robust, sophisticated disaster recovery solution.
"Implementation of vCenter Site Recovery Manager and vCenter Operations Management Suite allowed us to automate the disaster recovery process, to visualize each process completely, to strengthen security, and even to improve operation monitoring efficiency."
Hear Phil Richards, CTO for BT Global Services talk about their need to focus on new technology capabilities to support their customers.
BT has worked closely with VMware's Advisory Services and Professional Services Team with moving away from a legacy infrastructure to a new environment. They have not only created and modified their own internal estate, but now want to have the ability to provide their customers with a ‘software as a service’ model.
“We have moved to a modern infrastructure using VCE and BT. Next step is working out how our customers can recognise return on investment and benchmark it. We can already see the curve in a graph that basically shows return on their investment with faster to market.”
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“We were confident enough in the ability of the virtualized infrastructure to run applications that are very important to the business. Implementing VMware has also provided us with a robust foundation to move to a private cloud and adopt more efficient ways of delivering IT services to the business.”
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."
— Bill Russo, Director of Instructional Technology, Buffalo Public Schools
Buffalo Public Schools Delivers Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device Access to Coursework with a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) was challenged by aging personal computers, out-of-date software, insufficient device access, and an inconsistent user experience across its campuses and classrooms. Many existing computers were slow to boot, required constant maintenance, and were difficult to upgrade. With a new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) based on VMware Horizon®, BPS students and teachers now enjoy powerful, personalized workspaces and the latest software tools, consistently available at any time, in any location, on any device.
“With the BPS desktop, our students can now continue working on their projects at home, at their own pace, or in groups with their friends. It’s available to them 24 hours a day.”
—Carmen Robles, Instructional Technology Coach, Buffalo Public Schools
"Our plan is to have BPS desktop installed in every computer lab and on every desktop in all of our campuses and administrative offices.”
— Bill Russo, Director of Instructional Technology, Buffalo Public Schools