Central Michigan University’s College of Business Administration Virtualized Desktops Deliver an Innovative Learning Environment
“Given our college’s intensive use of technology in the classroom, one of my department’s most important jobs is to ensure that our students’ desktops are equipped with the right software, and that they run the way they should. With VMware View, we have the tools we need to be more responsive to professors’ requests around software deployment and accessibility. We can manage our college’s desktop environment more efficiently and focus our attention on meeting high standards of service.”
— Stan Pope, Director of Technology for the College of Business Administration
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
China Merchants Securities (HK) implemented a virtual desktop infrastructure to cut costs, improve data security and reduce its IT management load. Administration employees can now access their desktops from any location, while the IT team can now provision new desktops in 15 minutes, recover lost data within 30 minutes of a crash, and manage all user environments from a central location
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”
VMware's Software-Defined Data Center at Choice Hotels.
Choice Hotels International leverages VMware's Software-Defined Data Center architecture by implementing vCloud Suite Enterprise to optimize capacity, ensure business continuity and disaster recovery, and shorten the time to provision infrastructure and applications.
Choice Hotels Slashes IT Provisioning Times and Improves Performance with VMware vRealize Suite
Choice Hotels explains how implementing vRealize suite is saving their developers time, and their company money. Automation is simplifying access to environments and slashing wait times from 4-6 week down to 30 minutes. Operations is detecting issues before they cause problems, so they can be addressed proactively, saving downtime, money, and frustration.
Choice Hotels International is one of the world’s largest and most successful lodging companies. The firm currently franchises more than 6,300 hotels in more than 35 countries and territories, representing more than 500,000 rooms. Choice brands include Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Hotel & Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, and Ascend Hotel Collection.
“In day to day operations we’ve actually been able to find problems before they actually become downtime in our environments, so the tool has saved us money.”
“The release cycle was 4-6 weeks for an application stack to be stood up and handed over to the development teams. Today, using vRealize Automation, our java/middleware application stack is stood up inside of 30 minutes and requested by the end-user themselves, so infrastructure is no longer in the loop, and no longer seen as a roadblock by our application teams.”
— Joey Coco, Senior Virtualization Engineer, Choice Hotels International, Inc.
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.”
Asia Pacific’s leading ICT service provider implements a virtual datacentre to successfully launch its range of SmartCLOUD™ cloud computing solutions to businesses across the region. Business impact includes met growing market demand for cloud services, delivered software-defined services to customers, gained a flexible virtual datacentre platform for cloud services expansion, and able to on-board customers faster via rapid prototyping.
the customer requires a solution, we use
our virtual datacentre infrastructure to
build the entire customised service for
the customer and in doing so we have
changed the way that a system integrator
operates. We have created a hybrid
business model that combines both
system integration and services"
— Daniel Kwong, Head of IT and Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Security Services
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."