County Increases Resilience, Availability, Agility with Datacenter and Desktop Virtualization
“If some new project comes in—say a newly elected official wants different software or the state mandates a change—virtualization lets us implement quickly, in a stable, resilient environment.”
VMware® solutions empower Indiana’s Bartholomew County to do more with less. The county IT budget was $5,000 lower in 2010 than in 2001, yet the infrastructure today is more resilient, flexible and able to support greater workloads for vital functions from tax collection to 911 dispatches. Instrumental in the design and deployment of this infrastructure was VMware partner Network Storage Inc., an Indianapolis-based firm bringing expertise in storage, data protection and virtualization.
“With VMware technology, we’re not limited to any one physical server, location or desktop. Resources are more flexible, resilient and better able to support reliable, high-quality service to county citizens.”
VMware® virtualization has allowed BASIX to protect its data with data recovery, backup and snapshots and to resolve all the other challenges laid out above
“Looks so easy and can be provisioned in 10 minutes. We have seen zero downtime and can sleep easy knowing that we have a robust DR environment in place.”
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine Ensures Integrity of Groundbreaking Scientific Research with VMware vFabric Hyperic
“Our response time has been reduced to minutes with Hyperic, instead of hours or days. Now I know about issues the minute they happen. It is nice to be in front of a problem, to know about it before anyone else does.”
Beaufort Memorial Hospital
See how Beaufort Memorial Hospital virtualized its datacenter applications using VMware vSphere and extended virtualization to the desktop by deploying VMware View coupled with Imprivata OneSign® Single Sign-On software.
“Desktop virtualization and single sign-on eliminate barriers to clinicians’ adoption of CPOE. One physician told me, ‘Finally you’re doing something for us instead of to us.’”
Ireland’s Beaumont Hospital is using VMware’s vCenter Log Insight to deliver better IT services to its organisation through more efficient network usage and reduced downtime. It does this by delivering unparalleled visibility into its virtualized IT estate.
“As the hospital’s reliance on IT grew, the role of IT staff became steadily more complex. With all departments and every new project requiring some level of IT input, we realised we needed to run our infrastructure in a more efficient way. This meant investing in a solution which could offer us clear and comprehensive visibility into our server network. Using VMware vCenter Log Insight has allowed us to better track data centre trends and, as a result, make better, more informed decisions about our network to help increase efficiency and prolong the life-span of equipment. We’re also able to identify potential IT issues quicker than ever before meaning that downtime is almost non-existent and the end-user experience has improved.”
Beiersdorf Shared Services
From head to toe – Beiersdorf is virtualising its global server environment using VMware’s vCloud Suite
Beiersdorf Shared Services (BSS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Beiersdorf AG and as a partner of Beiersdorf, BSS shares its expertise with the entire Group. In particular, the BSS operates the entire IT and accounting of the company. In order to respond more quickly to requests from its parent company, the BSS decided to virtualize the entire server landscape at its headquarters in Hamburg and at 80 locations around the world. The biggest challenge was the virtualization of business-critical applications. Today, however, the BSS is able to reduce costs and speed up processes.
“IT is nowadays resulting in costs savings for us since a large number of processes can be accelerated. Investment in IT is enabling us to respond to business queries and to our competitors’ projects within one to two days – and not within four to six weeks as in the past.”
Belchertown Public Schools
Cash-Strapped School District Restores Classroom Computing, Improves Access with Virtual Desktops
“The success of desktop virtualization is clear in that teachers and students are using their computers now, whereas in the past, they weren’t because the computers were slow due to age and system restrictions.”
Benefis Health System
Benefis Health System enables bedside medication verification and charting with VMware AlwaysOn Point of Care. Through tap and go roaming of the desktop, providers can access patient information within seconds. The result: Clinical staff now view IT as something that can help, not hinder them in their work.
"If we were to remove the system right now, I don't know how people would react. I think they would melt down, because they've become so accustomed to being able to provide that care at the bedside. Being able to spend time with the patient and chart, and then go on to the next patient without having to run back to the nurse’s station for charting.
Berryessa Union School District
With VMware View, Berryessa Boosts Desktop Usability and Access—Cost-Effectively
“Before, it sometimes took weeks for us to respond to desktop support calls. Today, because we’ve implemented a VMware View virtual environment, we can resolve issues remotely. Users are back up and running within minutes.”
VMware virtualization enabled Betagro to eliminate datacenter facilities constraints while providing a faster, more responsive service to the business and enhancing disaster recovery.
“Deploying VMware has enabled us to consolidate our server fleet and reduce our datacenter power, cooling and real estate requirements, respond more quickly to business requirements and ensure operational continuity by improving our disaster recovery capabilities.”
Beth Israel Deaconess Physician Organization
Physicians Confidently Leverage Cost-Effective Cloud Services
“By delivering secure, electronic health record applications via a private cloud to physicians, we’ve helped deliver on the vision of a healthcare system that puts the needs and values of the patient first, and gives patients and medical professionals the information they need to make clinical and economic decisions. VMware gives us the flexibility, scalability and cost savings needed to make this a reality.”
BFL CANADA is a fast growing international insurance broker and financial firm. Discover how local solution and service provider Softchoice has helped them transform their business through VMware virtualization.
"When we met Softchoice, we started discussing what possible options we had to improve our IT infrastructure. Right from the start, I felt really comfortable with VMware and Softchoice.”
Biomni has managed to transform the speed and agility with which it can meet customers’ needs by adopting VMware vCloud Air. It can now set up new environments, develop new features and improve client services more efficiently than ever before.
“To set up new test and development environments could take several days or even weeks, as it could involve purchasing, configuring and installing new hardware,” comments Angus. “We also, on occasion, had to move staff from existing projects to help with more urgent priorities, as setting up these environments could be labour-intensive. This was hugely disruptive for a small business.”
Implement VMware vSphere 4 to dynamically allocate server resources, centralize management and minimize hardware requirements.
“Deploying VMware vSphere 4 has enabled us to provide a flexible, dynamic infrastructure that can support demand from our business while reducing costs and improving the return on our server hardware investment.”
BLDD Architects Enables Real-Time Collaboration in Secure Environment with Integrated Solutions from VMware and Bitdefender
Bloomington Public Schools
Schools Put IT Savings Back into Kids and Classrooms with VMware NSX
To improve security, efficiencies, scalability and lower costs, IlliniCloud (Bloomington School District) turned to a VMware-powered Software-Defined Data Center underpinned by VMware NSX – the network virtualization and security platform.
“We estimate that each educational institution that joins our cloud can potentially cut its annual IT spending by 30 to 50 percent, freeing up money for other important educational needs while getting tighter security and data protection.”
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Learn how Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City is using VMware View desktop virtualization software to quickly deploy virtual desktops that meet security requirements outlined by HIPAA regulations while providing clinicians the anytime anywhere access they need to provide the best patient care possible.
"Citrix was very complicated and difficult to maintain. With VMware, it just works out of the box. We don't spend a lot of time keeping it up and running like we did with Citrix. And now I have time to do other things that I need to be working on instead of just keeping it up and running."
Blue Dome Ensures Customer Confidence And Satisfaction With VMware vFabric Hyperic
“Hyperic saves 30% of our time, because we do not have to spend time researching the causes of problems, looking into log files or error files … This saves us time that we can spend more productively, improving the quality of our application management system, as well as our customers’ applications.”
Bluefin Solutions unlocks hybrid cloud with VMware vCloud Air. Bluefin Solutions needs to swiftly move SAP applications from the test and development stage in the public cloud (off-premises), to a live environment in the private cloud (on-premises). They have been building these systems in the Amazon public cloud, but once the test and development stage is complete, there is no way of moving the SAP systems back to on-premises. Instead, the team has to entirely rebuild them, replicating days, weeks, or even months of work. vCloud Air is the first solution Bluefin Solutions has come across which enables almost instantaneous transfers between the two cloud environments. It will enable the consultancy to create a full hybrid cloud model based on a technology it knows and trusts.
“With vCloud Air, we can now seamlessly move data and applications freely across private and public cloud environments. As a global technology company, Bluefin Solutions has always been at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. With vCloud Air we can continue to drive innovation - new ways of doing business supported by new uses of technology. I can now create a full hybrid cloud model based on a technology I know and trust, in support of enterprise workloads such as SAP.”