City of Avondale
City of Avondale Establishes Business Continuity and Protection for Critical Services with vCloud Air Disaster Recovery and vSphere
After implementing a hybrid cloud solution based on vSphere, the city of Avondale determined that it was positioned to take a major leap with its backup and disaster strategy. The city had local backup services for fast recovery. However, it had aims for a regionally separate disaster recovery site in case of a major catastrophic event in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. City staff saw emerging as-a-service options as a means to allow Avondale to achieve its business resumption goals at a level of cost and ease unavailable in the past.
“We reached our goal of 70 percent virtualization in just over a year within a year of using vSphere. VMware continuously advances its technology and provides options that allow us to build onto its solutions. As a CIO, that's critical when looking at strategic investments.”
City of Boston
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.”
City of Chicago
The City of Chicago Keeps City Services Running With VMware vFabric Hyperic
“There have been multiple occasions where it would have taken us days to find and fix problems that we can now easily identify and resolve within hours with Hyperic.”
City of Cockburn
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
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."
City of Melrose
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."
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."
City of North Myrtle Beach
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
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.”
City Of Pittsburgh
Learn how City of Pittsburgh's City Information Systems (CIS) department is using VMware View desktop virtualization software to provide employees with anytime, anywhere access to data and applications.
"Our users love VMware View - they ask for the product by name."
City of Ventura
Learn how the City of Ventura relies on VMware Zimbra to help maintain uninterrupted critical city services, connecting city employees with their email, contacts, files, calendars and other enterprise systems all in one user interface.
“Since deploying VMware Zimbra my staff are pretty happy, because they don't have to go to desktops anymore…They can do an upgrade, they can train, everything through the web. So it's just, it's just a lot easier for them… I’d recommend it, because I think it offers the best cloud model that, that's out there right now”.
City University of Hong Kong
To deliver instant access to learning applications within any laboratory across its six academic departments, the City University of Hong Kong College of Business migrated its desktops to VMware Horizon View and deployed thin clients within its new laboratories.As a result, the University was able to deliver flexible learning spaces for all academic disciplines, decrease IT maintenance of desktops, develop new focus on service delivery to support academic performance and reduce total cost of ownership of their desktop infrastructure.
"Our academic staff realised that the thin clients with the virtual desktops in the new laboratories switch on and operate instantly which means they can focus on teaching and learning and not on the technology."
Clal Insurance Holdings
"The server farm has become 100% virtual. All the Windows or Linux based servers run on VMware vSphere. We have 500 virtual servers. Actually, for all intents and purposes, I have a private cloud here."
When I am asked “Why VMware?” the answer is clear. In every test that we’ve made the other solutions were fighting yesterday’s battles. It’s like comparing the space shuttle to a racing car, even if the racing car is the best possible. The wealth of tools, the ease of management, the integration with the world of storage, and the advantage of the DR give me the ability to do everything better, cheaper, and more long lastingly. In my opinion we saved more than 50% as compared to physical servers and software.
Clal Insurance Holdings
Clal's rapid adoption of server virtualization enabled desktop virtualization that has spawned cloud and mobile computing benefits, clearly illustrating the multiplier effect of value and capabilities from such IT transformation efforts.
"We consider what we've done a private cloud. We're actually looking into ways of going into a hybrid cloud and pushing some of our systems to the public cloud in order to control the hybrid one … The plan is that by the end of next year, all of our employees could be working on VMware View. The ability to give the user the same experience on each device that he works on is priceless."
Clalit Health Services
Clalit Health services virtualized their IT environment using VMware solutions
"I see VMware's SDDC revolution as an evolution for the infrastructure of the private cloud. today, all the subject of storage management, security and network is taking a lot of resources. If we are able to virtualize and automate these components, there is no doubt we could improve our savings and deliver a better service for our customers".
Clarion is a law firm based in Leeds in the United Kingdom. They understand what their clients want and make sure their services are tailored specifically to their requirements. Clarion are also very passionate about new, exciting products and services in the evolving IT landscape. vSphere is the foundation of Clarions growing IT infrastructure and provides them with the tools they need to meet the dynamic requirements of the business. New services and systems can now be deployed within minutes, whereas typically this would have taken several months to complete. This has given the business significant cost savings in terms of hardware maintenance, power & cooling. They also now have the capabilities of moving parts of the infrastructure easily into a private cloud which enables further resilience to the infrastructure moving forward. Next steps for the company are to use VMware Horizon Workspace to create a secure controlled environment for employees and clients to access, edit and send legal documents across the world and more importantly from any device. They will enable them to share large volumes of legal files in a highly secure manner, both internally and externally.
"Horizon workspace will give us back time. And chargeable time is essentially how lawyers make money."
ClearSaleing Advanced Advertising Analytics Lets Customers Measure Their Advertising ROI with Its SaaS and Cloud-Based Tools
“Scalable and highly available cloud-based infrastructure is a necessity for our business to succeed. Partnering with VMware and Hosting.com to build and deploy solutions for our customers provides us with the flexibility we can rely on to meet rapidly changing infrastructure needs. With solutions designed for the VMware virtual platform and resources managed from Hosting.com’s public cloud infrastructure, we can rapidly provision our service and scale resources up and down based on individual customers’ seasonal or peak campaign needs.”
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Enhancing patient experience through technology
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi went into construction in March 2010 and is scheduled for completion in 2015. The hospital’s management wanted to provide a best-in-class digital environment for all patients in order to give them the best experience possible and to ensure their stay is a comfortable as possible from every aspect.
The IT team naturally has to play a key part in this vision and, as a result, deployed vCloud Automation Center for improved managed and oversight of its infrastructure. Thanks to VMware, the time it takes to deliver applications to the hospital will be reduced from two weeks to 15 minutes – or by 70% - due to the automation capabilities of VMware’s solution.
“The key to our IT strategy when we began our journey here was starting with private cloud and growing to a hybrid cloud or a software-defined datacentre. I think that the real drivers for that were increased agility and achieving better time to market for our customers, whether that’s physicians who may need data for research, of the ability for us to rapidly upgrade and enhance products, enabling new services.”
Discover how The Cleveland Indians plan to transform IT operations by adopting mobility and hybrid cloud strategies.
"My vision for mobility is, I don’t want users to have to depend on a laptop. I want to give users who are carrying a brick and mortar laptop device today, an iPad, or a Droid or some sort of tablet to take out of the building with them"
Cloud Business is a fast growing cloud consultant software company based in the UK. They needed UK hosting for their customers and to provide a platform that would allow their business to grow significantly over the next 10 years. When they were looking for a cloud solution, they needed 3 things: enterprise class, the data to be hosted in the UK, and a predictable pricing model. The only provider that could guarantee all 3 services was VMware vCloud Air.