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.”
Northwestern Mutual Achieves Business Outcomes with VMware From Consolidation to the Cloud—Virtualization Milestones at Northwestern Mutual
“We try to leverage some of the newest technologies to reduce expenses and costs, and offer better value—not to do things because we can do them, but choosing the ones with really great value return.”
NX Systems’ journey to the Software-Defined Data Center
NX Systems discusses how it has improved the flexibility of its infrastructure to handle more transactions by using VMware vCloud Suite. The company has increased the number of transactions processed per second from two to over two hundred.
“When you have a team of four to five hundred in other companies, our department was about sixty. Obviously we had to do the economies of scale and scale it out properly. However, where before the stress of the organisation was on the IT department keeping up with the sales team’s direction, their promises, with management targets, etc. now that we are focused on the technology and we have brought it up to speed, we are lowering much of our involvement on operations and doing much more of the R&D, optimisation and re-factoring.”
NX Systems talks about its journey with VMware so far and the solutions it is looking forward to deploying from the latest software-defined data center suite of products.
“The vSphere 6 announcement is very exciting for me – it provides two new features which we’ve been looking forward to for years – long distance vMotion and multi-core Fault Tolerance. VMware’s tighter integration between product components with vRealize automation operations and the SDDC are going to allow us to have a much more hands-off approach for the care and feeding of our infrastructure.”
NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext, has launched a cloud services offering for the financial services industry, their Capital Markets Community Platform. Their industry-first community cloud platform is able to extend to clients of any size the opportunity to maximize their computing resources, while maintaining record low-latency transmissions and global market access with industry-standard security and platform reliability.
From VMworld NYSE Euronext on hybrid cloud vision and strategy behind the capital markets community platform vertical cloud
NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext leveraged VMware virtualization technology to create the new Capital Markets Community Platform to respond to changes within the global capital markets industry.
“Today’s markets are both electronically fragmented and highly volatile. The stage is set for new, collaborative technologies that will allow our clients to achieve the business results they seek—whether that means capitalizing on current conditions or developing whole new products or markets.”
After a year leveraging VMware infrastructure, NYSE's cloud-based Capital Markets Community Platform of vertical industry services is successfully meeting the needs of Wall Street IT leaders.
"We knew that we were going out well ahead of everybody else and we were very keen to do so, because we see and understand the cloud vision that VMware and EMC in particular have been promoting over the past few years. We agree with it fully. We feel like we're uniquely positioned within the capital markets industry as the neutral party."
In 2011 NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext, launched their cloud-based Capital Markets Community Platform using VMware technology. Today they have expanded this offering worldwide; learn how providing cloud services as a business has evolved and how this innovative cloud and groundbreaking business model has been received in the financial services industry.
“With the advances in virtualization and the capabilities that VMware brings to the table, we're now able to offer to our clients more of the same services that they're used to internally, only now in a much more dynamic and agile manner that's outsourced.”
Financial Services Provider Target a Secure, PCI DSS-Compliant, Virtualized Environment for Online Services
“Our goal was to come up with a scalable foundation that was compliant with the standards required in the insurance and finance industries... The answer was a VMware cluster of servers hosted by a local datacenter service provider and protected with Trend Micro security.”
VMware Virtualization Provides A Robust, Highly Available, Secure Infrastructure That Ensures Orbis Financial’s Systems Meet Stringent Requirements For Reliability And Performance And Can Be Marketed As An Asset To Investors.
“Implementing an infrastructure based on VMware virtualization has enabled us to project ourselves as a competitive service provider in the custodial market in India, by allowing us to meet the desired expectations of our clients under dynamic market conditions.”
Peoples Bancorp Inc.
Peoples Bancorp Virtualizes Business-Critical Systems to Improve Application Availability, Reduce IT Costs and Streamline Backup
“Virtualizing mission-critical applications has enabled our IT organization to become more responsive to all of our lines of business. Even more important, it has improved the uptime of applications that impact our customers.”
Discover how Mid-Market organizations have transformed their Business Operations by implementing VMware solutions.
"We needed another way to get there because the business environment was changing, our customers were looking for new ways to deploy our software and we figured out how to do that on VMware."
As an early adopter of VMware vCloud Air, Planview is looking to leverage hybrid cloud capabilities to support their DR strategy.
"The vCloud Air differentiators compared to other public clouds are pretty obvious for us. One is we're based on the VMware Hypervisor. To move those workloads, that compatibility needs to be there, where they're not with other public clouds."
Two companies, Press Ganey and Planview, are using aggressive cloud-computing strategies to deliver applications better to their end users via a VMware portfolio of products.
"We have vCloud Air now, and leveraging our existing code base, and then the whole suite of VMware products and services, we have transformed the company into a cloud provider. Today, 90 percent of all our new Planview customers are SaaS customers. It's been a big transition for us, but the technology from VMware has been right in the center of making it happen."
Discover how Planview uses vCloud Air Disaster Recovery to provide disaster recovery services to their customers without building, managing, and supporting their own virtual infrastructure in another location.
“With vCloud Air Disaster Recovery, it does not require us to spend capital to build a virtual infrastructure somewhere else. We’ll be able to offer our customers significantly better RPO and RTO without any additional costs.”
VMware Webcast Series: Cloud Based Disaster Recovery in Action
No business likes to be vulnerable to downtime or loss of data. However, the complexity and expense of traditional disaster recovery solutions force many businesses to make tradeoffs, and operate with only a limited or no disaster recovery plans. VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery introduces native cloud-based disaster recovery capabilities for VMware vSphere virtual environments. Join us for this webcast and learn how recovery-as-a-service solution is helping businesses protect their environment by using the cloud. Customers featured in this webcast include: MIT Media Lab, National Physicians Services (NPS) and Plainview.
“vCloud Air Disaster Recovery has been cost efficient, reliable and easy to use due to existing vSphere platform.”
Provident Financial Holding (Provident Zrt.)
Using VMware based virtualization, Provident wanted to reduce at least 40 percent of the floor area occupied by the servers. Nearly three years after the implementation of the project our server room now contains 65 servers operating on 4 multi-processor VMware nodes, which means that the number of our servers increased by more than 50 percent while they still have free base area. Provident has also used the VMware solution to virtualize business critical processes such as the Dynamics AX enterprise management system that supports bookkeeping, the Nexon HR payroll system as well as the arrears management and statement creation system. Strategic objective for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager is introduced, which for critical servers can operate in two locations simultaneously, making it one fails, virtually seamless business continuity is provided. In order to design host server configurations, Provident used the Capacity Planner tool of VMware. The VMware-based virtualization and achieved impressive results in a very positive experience for all Provident will continue to introduce new services and virtual environments. The parent company has already started on the project, which aims to virtualize the central accounting system.
"VMware has already proven its value a thousand times in systems like those that we have also been planning to virtualize. We regarded this as an assurance that VMware technology would allow us to implement our project at the lowest possible risk level. Experience gained from more than two years of live operation allows us to confirm that our decision to opt for the virtualization solution of VMware was the right one, and we are perfectly satisfied with it."
QIC Fails Systems Over Seamlessly and Continues Managing Client Portfolios During Brisbane Floods
“Ensuring our systems can be recovered within the timeframes set out in our disaster recovery and business continuity plans—and organising testing of those plans—is now much simpler and less time-consuming. I don’t have to organise a full weekend to test our systems—we can just do it when we need to.”
VMware Technology Creates A Virtual Environment That Maximizes CPU Utilization, Reverses Server Sprawl, Minimizes Energy Usage, And Reduces Carbon Footprint
“Perhaps the biggest thing VMware is allowing us to do is to extend the life of our data center by several years. The ability to increase server utilization, reclaim floor space, and decrease power usage has been immensely valuable.”