Housing Finance Bank
In this video, Tirus Mutoru, Head of IT for Housing Finance Bank, outlines how his team have benefited from virtualization and the support from HP and VMware partners. His team has been able to dramatically reduce the time taken to provision servers – from 6 weeks to one hour.
“It was quite interesting because I was using both the Hyper-V and also VMware, but then based on experience on ease of use; me and my team finally settled on VMware.”
Hungarian National Bank (Magyar Nemzeti Bank)
Az MNB szervervirtualizációs projektje a VMware ESX Server 3.5-ös verziójával indult, de a platform legújabb, 4.0-s verzióra történő frissítése a HP-val kötött support szerződésnek is része. A virtualizált szerverek felügyeletére a jegybank a VMware vCenter megoldását vezette be. Az MNB a hardvererőforrások átlagosan 70 százalékos kihasználását tűzte ki célul, ami a projekt eredményeként a gyakorlatban megvalósult. A jegybank a VMware virtualizációs megoldásával ötödére csökkentette a szervergépek számát, amivel arányosan csökkent a kiszolgálók hely- és a hűtésigénye is. A magasabb rendelkezésreállású hardverkiszolgálók és az egységesen felügyelhető virtuális szerverek az üzemeltetés és karbantartás hatékonyságát is hasonló mértékben növelték, így az ezzel összefüggő költségek is csökkentek. Ezzel az MNB a VMware alapú virtualizációs projekt valamennyi sikerkritériumát eredménnyel teljesítette.
“Due to the extra importance of the national bank’s role, a virtualisation solution already well-proven in the market and providing high standards of support and having adequate references in Hungary could be considered only. VMware’s virtualisation technology met these strict requirements.”
IBC Bank Changes VDI Economics with VMware Virtual SAN
By migrating data from more costly legacy solutions to VMware Virtual SAN, IBC Bank is enjoying significant cost savings and has changed the economics of their VDI deployment. With the new Virtual SAN solution in place, IBC Bank is able to simplify operations and more easily and cost-effectively expand its VDI footprint to deliver a more agile and budget-friendly solution.
“Virtual SAN lets us buy what we need, when we need it. With non-disruptive scaling, we can add more capacity or increase performance at any time without interrupting our operations. Virtual SAN enables us to be far more responsive to the constant changes in our environment.”
VMware vSphere provides a dynamic, manageable and cost-effective infrastructure to run critical applications. VMware ThinApp isolates legacy applications, minimizing disruption from patching and management activities.
"Using VMware has allowed us to keep running applications based on legacy environments such as Visual Basic and Internet Explorer 6 while providing the security, resilience and performance required for critical business applications.”
Main objectives for Jadransko osiguranje were: Improve efficiency and reduce cost associated with a decentralized and complex IT environment; provide an optimized IT system capable of supporting the business; securely provide 3rd party access to virtual desktops. To address this, Jadransko osiguranje decided to pursue a virtualization strategy and opted for a solution from market leaders VMware and Cisco. Business Impact were: Reduced capital expenditure by 20 percent; Increased IT resource efficiency by reducing maintenance burden; Maximized application and data security and enabled IT to focus on innovatively serving the business
“Server virtualization simplified the management of the entire IT infrastructure, cut equipment purchase costs by 20 percent, and cut energy consumption by as much as 70 percent.”
John Keells Group
VMware® virtualization has allowed JK Holdings to address all its IT challenges by providing ease of management, significant savings in CAPEX and OPEX and seamless integration with network and storage infrastructure.
“We have been able to reap the power of virtualization in our investment with Cisco, NetApp and VMware. The flexibility it has placed in our hands is invaluable as we look at innovative and sustainable means to delivering compelling new business capabilities and core competencies for the group.”
KGI Hong Kong
Deployed VMware technology to provide a more flexible, robust infrastructure that delivers the required system availability, scalability and performance.
“With the VMware platform, we can start new projects straight away ... we can now get new products to market 4 to 6 weeks faster.” KGI Asia
Lanka Orix Leasing Company
LOLC Technologies is using the VMware vCloud Suite to implement a cloud platform that enables LOLC businesses to diversify into new markets. The Sri Lankan organization is also establishing IT services on demand to non-LOLC customers.
Large U.S. Financial Institution
A large financial institution deployed the VMware vCenter Log Insight solution on four nodes supporting 450 hosts and more than 12,000 virtual machines. The solution manages millions of log messages every day. It replaced a homegrown log management environment that was inefficient and didn’t provide adequate visibility into the organization’s reporting infrastructure. Now, with the Log Insight solution, this organization can resolve challenges quickly and spot latent problems before they cause infrastructure issues that impact critical business applications.
“vCenter Log Insight is our primary troubleshooting tool. Root-cause analyses … are 50 percent faster, just given that we don’t have to wade through as many logs to find answers.”
Liquid Capital harnesses virtualization as key to innovation. In its charge to embrace tomorrow’s technology as a means to improve its customer’s experience, South African financial service provider to the motoring industry Liquid Capital, has made a significant investment in virtualizing its entire IT environment.
“You have to be brave, you have to have a business strategy and you must show results immediately as you build things for the future. If you need an effective disaster recovery solution it is simply a no brainer, you have to virtualize. It’s the catalyst for the future and without it you won’t be able to get to the cloud.”
Lombard Leasing Zrt.
Lombard Lízing Csoport has expanded its service portfolio considerably. Introducing products that are meant for new target groups presented a serious challenge for the IT team of the company. VMware based virtual environments were able to provide the business department with a new system in a day, including the installation and configuration of applications. It was precisely this kind of speed and flexibility that they wanted to achieve.
"Thanks to flexibility and availability achieved with VMware based virtualization Lombard Lízing Group can present itself to the customers as an agile, innovative and readily available financial service provider, and respond faster to changes on the market."
VMware View has allowed Mahesh Bank to deploy desktops as a managed service while automating administration and management processes and reducing total cost of ownership by 50 per cent.
“Deploying VMware View is allowing us to reduce our desktop total cost of ownership by almost 50% and centrally manage our user environments. Moreover, this is the first time in India’s banking industry that VMware has been integrated with ‘zero client’ desktop hardware to run a core banking application.”
Mashreq has one of the region’s largest investments in virtualization, with the strategy that the overwhelming majority of its servers will be virtualized.
“Our return-on-investment calculations gave us a compelling reason to deploy VMware and reduce the proliferation of hardware in our data center while securing all of the performance and cost-saving benefits of virtualization, including maximizing system availability for Mashreq’s customers. We believe that VMware is the de facto standard for virtualization – VMware delivered and we’re very pleased with the results.”
Meridian Credit Union
Meridian Credit Union Adopts Desktop Virtualization To Strengthen Sales And Service And Contribute To Its Corporate Social Responsibility Program
“Virtualization is one of the many ways IT is aligning our work with Meridian’s strategic initiatives. As we think ahead and implement this type of business-savvy technology, we provide our employees with the right tools they need to offer superior personalized service to our Members.”
Meritrust Credit Union
Faced with an aging physical IT infrastructure, Meritrust Credit Union sought a more stable foundation for its business-critical applications—especially for its Oracle database, which is central to its operations. By choosing Oracle RAC on FlexPod with VMware from Cisco and NetApp, the company realized better availability, performance and cost efficiency than it could achieve otherwise.
“The integration between VMware and the FlexPod platform from Cisco and NetApp is amazing. Every aspect has been designed to work together, which takes a lot of the guesswork out of everything from configuration to troubleshooting.”
Mirae Asset Life Insurance
Access Anywhere: VMware VDI Improves Desktop Manageability. Mirae Asset Life Insurance Inc., one of major life insurance companies in KR, replaced traditional desktops with virtual desktop environment.
Newedge UK Financial Limited
Newedge delivers enhanced post-trading platform using VMware’s vFabric solution suite. vFabric solutions suite was used to create an agile architecture able to respond to increasing demands in a dynamically evolving marketplace.
“We have successfully implemented the most advanced posttrading platform of the clearing industry. VMware’s vFabric enables us to abstract technology from the business layer providing us with a consistent, global, multi-asset platform.”
Nordea Bank Polska SA
Platforma VMware vSphere 4 umożliwiła stworzenie stabilnego środowiska wirtualnego, jednocześnie przyczyniając się do odzyskania wolnego miejsca w serwerowni i ograniczenia poboru energii. Dla działu IT bardzo istotną kwestią była też wygoda tworzenia środowisk testowych i możliwość prowadzenia tzw. testów pre-live. Dzięki wirtualizacji serwerów zwiększyła się elastyczność zarządzania zasobami i uprościło zarządzanie całym środowiskiem IT. Pozytywne doświadczenia z VMware vShpere 4 skłoniły dział IT w banku Nordea do wdrożenia rozwiązania VMware View 4 służącego do wirtualizacji desktopów. Środowisko to zostało uruchomione produkcyjnie we wrześniu 2010 r.
“Wdrożenie wirtualizacji przyniosło wymierne korzyści w zakresie zarządzania, m.in. zespół odpowiedzialny wcześniej za zarządzanie sprzętem mógł zająć się innymi projektami. Co więcej, jedna konsola VMware vCenter umożliwia nam zarządzanie platformą vSphere oraz nowym środowiskiem VMware View. To daje nam możliwość rozbudowany naszej infrastruktury bez powiększania działu IT.”
Northrim Bank believes that customers deserve the very highest level of service. VMware Horizon View is helping the bank meet its “Customer First Service” goals by enabling workforce mobility between headquarters and branch offices, and serving as a critical component of the bank’s “branch in a box” high-availability solution. Horizon View—together with Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and Atlantis Computing ILIO data-storage technologies—reduces costs, keeps the bank in compliance, and enables always-on access to applications for business-critical processes performed by management, bank tellers, and loan originators.
“With Horizon View, provisioning desktops, which used to be a very difficult, very manual task has become automated and it’s easy for us to deploy not just one or two, but 10 or 20 desktops within a few minutes. With the ability to have different snapshots, different versions and different gold images, we can tailor the user desktop to the business need.”