Implementing a dual-cluster VMware infrastructure at less than one-third the cost of a physical disaster recovery environment enabled Challenger Limited to cut recovery time objectives from 24 hours to less than 4 hours and recovery point objectives from 24 hours to less than 90 minutes.
"Implementing VMware has enabled us to slash our recovery time and recovery point objectives, ensuring
core applications and critical information are quickly recoverable in the event of a datacenter disaster."
Charles River Labs virtualized business critical help desk application that typically handles 100-200 tickets per day. First application to prove concept of public cloud deployment of business critical applications. Business impact was mainly for Capex reduction: capping internal datacenter spending and to deploy new systems on the public cloud & migrate others over the next few years. Able to co-exist with existing VMware environment and taking existing apps to public cloud without re-writing.
“I see Cloud being key to our overall strategy moving forward. The days of us investing heavily all of our capital into building hardware and infrastructure are past now. With the options that are available now from cloud partners, they bring agility, flexibility and in some case cost savings as well, for using that model.”
“We’re blessed to be in the VMware 5 beta test user group and we’re loving what we see. We like the performance. The PC-over-IP expansion is amazing. VMware has written a great protocol there with their partners, and that is the technology that’s going to continue to drive the reinvention of the desktop.”
— Andy Fuss, Director of Technology and Engineering
See how CharterCARE Health Partners implemented a VMware View® virtualized desktop environment to achieve its vision of offering IT-as-a-Service. The environment provides employees with device-independent access to applications anytime, from anywhere.
“Our VMware View users are ecstatic. I’ve had clinicians tell me it’s the best thing we’d ever done for CharterCARE, by far.”
— Andrew Fuss, Director of Technology and Engineering
CharterCARE Health Partners first implemented VMware virtualization technology for tactical reasons. The healthcare provider wanted to
reduce its server footprint, improve
its disaster-recovery capabilities and enable more-nimble scaling. Today, over 97 percent of the company’s applications are virtualized.
“VMware really is a strategic partner because it’s through VMware and its solutions that we can provide for disaster recovery and business
continuity. We're also able to provision desktops through VMware View and provide for high availability for our most critical business applications such as our electronic medical healthcare record.”
CHARUSAT Selects VMware as the
Virtualization Partner to Build a Green and
“IT at CHARUSAT is the prime mover for the University’s
goals of achieving excellence in its functions of
administration, academics and industry interaction.
Cloud computing is the future for IT in academics, and the first step in that direction is virtualization. VMware has enabled us to achieve the goals we set for ourselves. The solution has helped us save on capital and operational costs and management time, while also giving us flexibility and convenience. Our TCO has come down by almost 20% with added advantage of high availability, better scalability, and reliability.”
— Ashok Patel, Hon Advisor (IT), Member Academic Council CHARUSAT
Chino Valley Unified School District modernizes with virtualized solutions.
“More with less” is finally getting easier: Server fleet reduced by half; virtualized student information system now fast-loading and secure; labs can be rebuilt in seconds instead of hours.
“For me virtualization is a no brainer, really, any company that has an IT department has an IT budget, and it is an absolute shame to waste any part of that budget which is what will happen if virtualization is not considered”
For Disaster Recovery, Christie Finds VMware Solution
“We started by virtualizing our enterprise applications, and now are implementing VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager as our disaster recovery solution. VMware gives us a rock-solid IT infrastructure without the crippling costs of a traditional DR architecture.”
City of Alexandria Virtualizes to Cut Costs, Save Time, Simplify Management: IT Staff of Seven Relies on VMware Technology to Provide Dozens of Applications to 750 End Users
“We saw the value of being able to get rid of the physical servers, virtualize the infrastructure and have one location that two people can manage. Through VMware vCenter, every server is at our fingertips. We don’t have to stand at a console at a datacenter across town. ”
Use VMware Infrastructure And VMware View To Save Money, Time And Energy
“We sometimes walk people through our datacenter, show them all the empty racks, and say, ‘This is what virtualization has done for us.’ Before we started using VMware Infrastructure, those racks were full. It’s a powerful way of making the point that that you don’t need to buy a server every time you need one. Instead, you can license VMware for a robust infrastructure of virtual machines that give you as much or more computing power as physical servers.”
— David Nero, Director of Infrastructure and Technology
VMware virtualization enables the City of Cockburn to centralize management and administration while reducing capital and operating expenses and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
“Deploying VMware virtualization has enabled us to reduce our total cost of ownership and limit our desktop risks while maintaining user service levels within our buildings and improving remote access.”
City of Fairfield virtualized business-critical applications with VMware to more efficiently deliver crucial City services
"Number one, in city government, our IT infrastructure continues to grow as people are laid off and departments want to automate more and more processes, which is the right way to go. The IT staff remains the same, but the infrastructure, the data, and the support continues to grow. So I'm trying to implement infrastructure that grows smarter, so we don’t have to work harder, but work smarter, so that we can do a lot more with less."
The City of Melrose uses vCloud Hybrid Service for backup, offloading test and development environments as well as creating new revenue streams.
“The difference between the vCloud Hybrid Service and a lot of the other providers that we looked at was the ability to move workloads around back and forth to and from the Cloud. The other providers simply didn't give us that capability."
— Jorge Pazos, Chief Information Officer in the City of Melrose
Melrose IT leaders are reducing their total costs of supporting applications by embracing hybrid cloud computing built on VMware to become a specialized managed-services provider.
"It’s not that big of a stretch to get to that point where you say, 'I can do this for another city or town.' That was actually the thought process several years ago, as we started to do our own internal consolidation. The idea was that if we do it for ourselves, why can’t we do it for others."
— Jorge Pazos, Chief Information Officer in the City of Melrose
Beach uses VMware View to Provide Mobile Staff with Powerful Data Access using Virtual Desktops
“Virtualization using VMware software has been key to our ability to tackle new initiatives. From server consolidation and virtual desktops to disaster recovery, we continue to enhance our services and improve efficiency.”
City of Pitt Meadows Implements Disaster Recovery Strategy with Help from Local Systems Integrator Sudden Technologies
“The citizens of Pitt Meadows can sleep easy knowing that the City’s data holdings are robustand recoverable. It’s rewarding to show real, tangible value from our investment in VMware and NetApp technologies.”
— Martin Brown, Network Services Specialist, City of Pitt Meadows
The City of Pittsburgh’s City Information Systems Department deployed VMware desktop virtualization and server consolidation solutions to support its nearly 3,000 users ranging from public safety, police, and fire to the various branches of local government including the Mayor’s Office, the City Council, and Controller’s Office.