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Chittenden Bank

 

Chittenden Bank Prepares To Grow Its Business— Not Its IT Staff—With Virtualization

“Our ‘go-to’ environment is a virtual platform based on VMware technology and Intel processors. We look at an application and decide why it shouldn’t be virtualized, rather than why it should.”

— Doug Nelson, Network Engineer

City of Alexandria

 

City of Alexandria Virtualizes to Cut Costs, Save Time, Simplify Management: IT Staff of Seven Relies on VMware Technology to Provide Dozens of Applications to 750 End Users

“We saw the value of being able to get rid of the physical servers, virtualize the infrastructure and have one location that two people can manage. Through VMware vCenter, every server is at our fingertips. We don’t have to stand at a console at a datacenter across town. ”

— Blake Rachal, Assistant Director of IT

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.”

— David Nero, Director of Infrastructure and Technology

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.”

— Jason DeHaan, Chicago’s first deputy CIO

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.”

— Jeff Jones, Manager, Information Services

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."

— Jorge Pazos, Chief Information Officer in the City of Melrose

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.

— Chaim Inger, CTO, head of Infrastructure Operations and Technologies

Clarion Solicitors

 

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."

— Duncan James, Infrastructure Manager

Cloud on Demand

 

When cloud vendor and Hybrid Cloud enablement partner, Cloud on Demand, looked for a solution that would pave the way for its business and provide the basis for the cloud and hybrid cloud services it sought to provide customers, the company elected to invest in the VMware SDDC (software-defined data centre) as its technology of choice.

“A huge benefit for us is that we have an immediate addressable market. Using the VMware technologies we have been instantly accepted in the market, without having to now educate and court them. This also extends to the training of our reseller base, who are already comfortable with the VMware technologies,”

— Jonathan Kropf, CEO at Cloud on Demand

CMBI (Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics)

 

With the High Performance Computing cloud platform offers CMBI the flexibility to get started quickly calculating protein structures and scaling up indefinitely. Additional computing power is simple and immediately available. This saves the CMBI much time and money.

“Five years ago we would have needed servers across Europe for our calculations, but now this cloud platform suits our needs very well”.

— Professor Gert Vriend, Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics

ColiPoste

 

Extension of the SAP environment and creation of new financial applications to improve ColiPoste’s flexibility in management, operations and its analysis capacity.

“As SAP-based financial systems become more and more critical for companies like ColiPoste, helping us streamline management and reporting tasks, the underlying IT infrastructure has become just as vital. With VMware, we have built a high-performance, responsive infrastructure which is also secure”

— David Bizien, Director of Financial Information Systems at ColiPoste

Colt Technology Services

 

We hear from Gideon Wilkins, Director of Strategic Partner Management at Colt Technology Services Group Limited, about how it has been using a broad range of VMware solutions, including the Horizon Suite and the vCloud Suite. The pan-European network services provider has improved operations internally, as well as its external offering to customers, with Colt being able to support desktop-as-a-service and virtual data centres for both enterprise partners and the channel. The Software-Defined Data Center, in conjunction with vCloud Datacenter, will enable Colt to offer a feature rich service to its customers.

Columbia Memorial Hospital

 

Healthcare providers get 24/7 uptime with Stratus

“We were quick to recognize that Medical Grade ftServer systems offered the reliability, simple operation and VMware support necessary to underpin a private cloud model for EHRs.”

— Cathy Crowley, Chief Information Officer

Columbia Sportswear

 

Columbia Sportswear's software-defined data center is built on VMware technology

Columbia Sportswear is enabling the business on by letting the business decide what performance criteria they need, where they need their data hosted, and then to rapidly configure and deploy those resources using VMware vCloud Suite and the software-defined data center architecture. From an IT perspective, Columbia can determine the right fit for its business, and is empowered to make resource decisions based on what the business is asking—without having to go back to its business teams and explain architecture limitations. Columbia’s application resources are available as needed, anywhere in the world.

Comverse

 

VMware Horizon Mirage provides Comverse with a complete backup solution, even for their remote employees.

"Due to many of our employees being located across the world, we needed to find a way to protect all of their data on their laptops. Mirage was the only solution that provides complete protection for all of our laptop information quickly and efficiently, while meeting our compliance needs".

— Haim Ziv, IT CTO Comverse

Consona

 

Global CRM, ERP Software IT Department Supports R&D Teams, Delivers SaaS Through VMware Technology, BlueLock Virtual Datacenters

“Consona’s need to be flexible and nimble is immense. VMware technology and BlueLock Virtual Datacenters in the public cloud enable fast deployment, management ease, and the ability to expand and shrink capacity as needed.”

— Kristen Hayes, Director of Global Infrastructure

Cork Institute of Technology

 

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is a Third level college based in the south of Ireland in Cork. The challenges they were looking to address in CIT was in relation to the online delivery of cloud computing courses. VMware View allowed them to deploy virtual desktops to the students and also they choose vCloud Director Product to deploy labs to students as well. Since these students use their own vAPP; with vCloud director, the vAPPs are segregated and they are isolated from other vAPPS so they can manipulate these tools, test these tools and not affect the network surrounding.

"We have been forging industry links with VMware and we had worked quite closely with VMware in developing cloud computing academic programmes and it was through these links and through the positive experience we had with VMware products previously that we decided to choose VMware View as the desktop deployment solution and vCloud Director."

— Irene Griffin, Cloud Computing Officer, Cork Institute of Technology

Cornerstone Community Bank

 

Cornerstone Community Bank chose VMware for its server virtualization and need for High Availability. Since using VMware the bank has experienced cost reduction in the purchase and maintenance of physical servers, and has implemented a disaster recovery plan that can be tailored to meet the ease-of-use but also scalability needs of a small IT staff.

“VMware is critical to our disaster recovery. It saves us many, many hours. At my previous place of employment, it took us about 12 to 14 hours to get a domain controller up in a disaster recovery test. With VMware, we're able to stand up our domain controller in about 4 hours.”

— Randy Dover, VP & Information Technology Officer

Corporate Express

 

VMware virtualization has allowed Corporate Express to improve the agility and flexibility of its IT systems, and align its technology closely with business needs. It has also provided a powerful reference for customers of its external IT service delivery business unit.

“We have built an agile, dynamic infrastructure platform that supports our IT team’s strategic approach to managing requests from our business units. We don’t have to go back and re-architect an environment every time because everything is virtualized.”

— Andrew Grech, Infrastructure and Operations Manager

CS Energy

 

Deploying VMware Virtualization Has Enabled CS Energy To Achieve Near 100 Per Cent Availability, While The Additional Redundancy Provided By Tools That Move Running Virtual Machines Away From A Failing Host Provides Further Assurance To The Business.

“Implementing VMware virtualization has enabled us to deliver near 100 per cent availability and improved redundancy and performance of critical applications such as our SAP ECC6 enterprise resource planning system.”

— Michael Power, IT Services Manager
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