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Fulton Financial Corporation

 

Fulton Financial Corporation Replaces VMware ESX With Vmware ESXi Due To Its Ultra-Thin Footprint, Improved Security And Reliability

“We were up to about 125 patches per quarter with ESX. Now that we’re running ESXi, I guess we do about three patches per quarter. So that’s made a huge difference for us.”

— Scott Armold, Engineering Manager

Fulton Financial Corporation

 

VMware vSphere Creates A Virtual Platform That Allows IT Services To Be Delivered Quickly And Easily, With Lower Costs And Administration

“Our VMware deployment has helped us to enhance our operations not just from a server management standpoint, but from a business continuity standpoint as well. It’s helped us do a lot more with less, which is huge in this economy.”

— Ed Jablonski, Senior Vice President and Information Technology Manager

Funtank

 

VMware vFabric Enterprise Ready Server Delivers Seamless Server Upgrades And Management To Candystand.com

“Comparing the time between using ERS vs. doing everything ourselves, including downloading source and compiling different versions of Apache, Tomcat and everything else, ERS reduces our administrative time on application servers by 75%.”

— Constantin Koumouzelis, Vice President of Technology

Future Group

 

Future Group deployed a virtualized infrastructure incorporating VMware vSphere™ and VMware ESXi™ running on Sun server hardware. The guest virtual machines are now running on 10 Sun Fire X4450 servers, leaving plenty of capacity within the Future Group datacenter to sustain future growth.

“Thanks to VMware, we have eliminated the constraints on our datacenter real estate and facilities while providing plenty of capacity to support future growth.”

— Neeraj Vetkar, Head – Data Center

Gainesville State College

 

Virtual Desktops Open a World of Possibilities for Gainesville State College

“Our basic need was to provide a 24x7 technical lab with campus and remote access for our students. But virtual desktops open a world of possibility. We use them to create GIS labs for middle-school students.”

— Brandon Haag, CIO

Gateway Bancorp

 

Financial Institution Sees Virtualization As A Gateway Towards Superior Service

“By helping to provide us with excellent uptime for our applications, the VMware and Intel virtualization solution has been a huge benefit for our company as a whole.”

— Wayne Wright, Senior Platform Engineer

Georgia Institute of Technology Distance Learning and Professional Education

 

Top Research University Gains Flexibility with VMware View

“For me personally, desktop virtualization means I can access my desktop wherever I go—from my home office or traveling in China, India or anywhere. For DLPE as an organization, desktop virtualization opens doors to innovative new customer services and worldwide collaboration.”

— Dr. Nelson Baker, Vice Provost, DLPE

GFO

 

When IT becomes a matter of life or death

“VMware is the only provider of virtualization solutions that meets our requirements. As the data center for a hospital, we depend on the absolute reliability of our systems. This must not be compromised in any way regardless of savings measures.”

— Hans Peter Klaus, System Service Divisional Director

Global Washington

 

Global Washington Helps Members Alleviate Poverty with the Help of Esri’s Mapping Solution and VMware Cloud

“With the help of Esri, VMware and BlueLock, we’re leveraging cloud technology to help our members increase the visibility of their activities and advocate more effectively for the causes they support.”

— Bookda Gheisar, Executive Director

Godfrey Phillips India

 

VMware vSphere virtualization enables Godfrey Phillips India to run several applications and a combination of Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems on fewer servers, increasing hardware utilization while reducing power, space and cooling costs.

“Deploying VMware vSphere has enabled us to achieve a 30 percent performance improvement when running business-critical applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 while achieving substantial overall cost savings and flexibility improvements.”

— Bala Subramanium, Chief Information Officer

Grant Thornton Australia 

 

Use VMware virtualization to deliver a centralized IT infrastructure that could cost-effectively support the rapid development of new applications to support the firm.

“Deploying VMware virtualization has provided us with a robust, dynamic platform to build and release new IT services such as system practice and financial management systems, a national intranet and an IT service desk.”

— Brad Bazley, Infrastructure and Services Manager

Green Mountain Power

 

Vermont-based utility company virtualizes Oracle applications, including databases.

“We have Oracle Application Testing Suite. And we have used that extensively to test out each and every application, functional as well as the lower. We've done several tests and we have not yet heard of any complaint as far as performance goes.”

— Nayab Saiyad, Sr. DBA and Architect

Green Mountain Power

 

Vermont-based utility company virtualizes Oracle applications, including databases, and keeps their virtual environment up and running through Hurricane Irene with help from VMware and NetApp

“We had 44 to 50,000 customers without power because of Hurricane Irene. So our systems were up and running, and our users were happy. Performance was great. People in our districts were getting the resources from our systems that they needed.”

— Paula Fortin, Systems Administrator

Greenbrier Companies

 

Leading Transportation Equipment and Services Company Virtualizes Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Dynamics AX

“After five years of successful datacenter virtualization, we knew that virtualizing our upgrade to Microsoft SharePoint 2010 would deliver high availability, lower cost and greater business agility.”

— Larry Bates, Senior Server Administrator

Groupe Adeo - Adeo Services

 

VMware vCloud Director supporting the deployement of a private cloud infrastructure de Cloud offering IAAS services

“With VMware vCloud Director, we now have a private Cloud infrastructure which enables us to provide our developers with test environments and pre-equipped development much quicker than before. The provisioning time of our IaaS services has been reduced from 2 weeks to less than 1 hour!”

— Benoît Mailliet, VMware Architect/ Administrator for Production Management and Support, ADEO Services

Gruppo Zucchetti

 

The challenge was to overcome the limitations of physical infrastructure in a data center that had reached the limits of space and required electricity costs for maintenance. The company also wanted to provide its services as cloud. VMware vSphere allows all business-critical applications to run, VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager provides security and reliability, while VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite simplifies IT activity.

"Our data center has always been a cost. In the last year, thanks to VMware, it's become a business. And everything seems to indicate that this will just keep getting better."

— Giorgio Mini, Vice-President of the Zucchetti Group

GTS Central Europe

 

The GTS Central Europe (GTS) Group is a leading telco operator with its own network and a provider of data center services in the Central and East European region. The group’s reach is mainly regional with dense local networks and thus offers a wide array of services in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania. GTS created a virtual data center to provide virtual hosting services for corporate clients, allowing companies to specifically and flexibly choose, allocate and move computer resources based on where they are truly needed. In less than one year after the launch of the service almost one-hundred corporate customers use GTS Group services from VMware for their virtual hosting.

„We wanted to provide companies a service that would truly help with their business. In our virtual IT environment they gain greater performance and reliability and can react very flexibly to changes in their needs; without any investment costs. It’s logical that this environment uses VMware technologies – it’s the world leader in virtualization and cloud computing.“

— Václav Molík, Director of Customer Projects, GTS Czech

Hay Group

 

Use VMware Technology To Improve The Availability Of Vital Applications While Paring Costs To The Tune Of Roughly $2.3 Million—And Moving Towards A Cloud Infrastructure For Even Greater Efficiencies

“Our primary datacenter is now 100 percent virtualized on vSphere 4. The upgrade went very smoothly and we are already beginning to take advantage of some of the exciting new features such as Fault Tolerance, vShield Zones, vStorage Thin Provisioning and Host Profiles. We are especially excited about Fault Tolerance because it will ensure zero downtime and zero data loss for applications most critical to the business.”

— Tuan Ngo, Director, Worldwide Network Operations Group

HDFC Bank Limited

 

HDFC Bank needed to launch hundreds of branches quickly to provide banking services to 40 million new customers from rural and regional India. The financial services company developed a ‘Branch in a VM’ concept to meet this objective and, between 2008 and 2012, opened more than 1,700 branches. The bank can now provision a new branch in less than 10 days.

"In the past it could take up to a couple of months to setup a new branch. With VMware virtualization, we can do this in under 10 days."

— Surya Prasad , Executive Vice President – IT

Hertz International

 

To improve operational efficiencies, Hertz International had a choice of either refreshing its existing infrastructure across its European locations at considerable expense, or implementing newer technologies. In addition to centralising the server estate, Hertz International wanted to simplify its complex desktop infrastructure, which constituted a considerable capital investment. Having over 4,000 PCs and laptops spread over 1,000 sites around Europe, upkeep and maintenance of these were real issue in terms of time, resource and cost. Following a review of the major offerings on the market, Hertz International decided to implement VMware View as it best suited the organisation’s needs and would easily integrate with its existing server virtualization infrastructure. It also made a decision to replace legacy desktop devices with zero client Wyse terminals.

“By virtualizing our server and desktop estate with VMware, we’ve cut costs, dramatically simplified our IT infrastructure and transformed how we support over 1000 desktops in our service centre in Dublin. We’re able to create and deliver even more innovative technology services to our users, while enhancing the experience we provide to our customers. The platform VMware has enabled us to build has given us extremely strong foundations to realise even greater benefits, as we add more and more services and extend the research of the programme internationally.”

— Paul Bermingham, Staff Vice President, Information Technology Services, Hertz International
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