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Sports Relief

 

Comic Relief transforms donation handling for Sport Relief with VMware cloud technology. VMware vSphere provides a resilient system that can handle high volumes of web traffic. Hosting it in the cloud provides Comic Relief with the flexibility to scale up during peak time, and scale back during the rest of the year.

“The VMware-based cloud is the right solution for Comic Relief, allowing us the flexibility and scalability we need to support our complex payments platform. The vSphere technology provides a robust system that ensures 100 per cent reliability even when dealing with large and unpredictable levels of web traffic.”

— Caroline Lien, Strategy Director, Comic Relief

Minivegas

 

Minivegas was looking for flexible rendering capacity for their website www.firstcarstory.com to allow visitors to quickly create a personalized animated video. Within a short time a real-time online video-rendering solution in the cloud was developed. This high-performance environment is based on a physical infrastructure using VMware vSphere and vCloud products. The integration and control of the vCloud environment from the render infrastructure takes place via prefab vApps and VMware PowerCLI and the vCloud API. Payment based on consumption makes use of VMware Chargeback.

“With this VMware technology we were able to save a great deal of time on the project. Thanks to the application of the vApps we quickly had a working concept.”

— Ellen Utrecht, Executive Producer, Minivegas Studio

University of Óbuda, Neumann János Faculty of Information Technology

 

By the server and desktop side virtualisation of the educational environment, the Neumann János Faculty of IT was able to improve the efficiency of monitoring and energy consumption, therefore it is planning to continue future investments and developments in the same direction. An even higher advantage is, however, that by using virtualisation in a live environment, the teachers and students have the opportunity to acquire practical knowledge at the same time as learning theoretical studies. This includes fine tuning and optimisation of resource utilisation apart beyond the design and monitoring of virtualised environments. It is of high importance to the Neumann János Faculty of Information Technology to be able to teach state-of-the-art IT technologies not just on the theoretical level but in practice, too, because this is the precondition to provide to the students up-to-date knowledge with value on the labour market. Virtualisation occupies a distinguished place among these technologies. VMware Hungary provides all support it can in this field to the University of Óbuda in the form of professional advice, presentations and software licences.

“It is of utmost importance to us to be able to teach highly developed technologies like WMware View not only on a theoretical level but in practice, too, since this is the only way we can provide up-to-date knowledge to our students representing value on the labour market.”

— Dr. Tamás Schubert, Director, Institute of Information Systems, Neumann János Faculty of Information Technology, University of Óbuda

Repsol

 

Repsol needed to migrate its SAP application servers to a platform that allowed reduced deployment times, greater flexibility and reliability as well as cost reductions through virtualization, thereby fulfilling the company's internal policies for improving its management processes.

“Repsol has always been committed to IT innovation in order to offer the best possible service to its customers. The VMware solutions have provided flexibility, speed and solidity to the platform, and we have also been able to reduce costs thanks to improved hardware utilization”.

— Iker García Lafuente, VMware Platforms and Windows Server, Repsol

Deutsche Telekom AG Commundo Tagungshotels

 

Challenges: Rollout for 50 PC seminar rooms with 132 desktops each at 8 hotel locations. Deployment of business-critical applications and software from a wide range of environments. Increasing demands on IT in provisioning the technical infrastructure. High security requirements. Observance of corporate compliance policies. Reduction in time, personnel and hardware costs. Increase flexibility for IT staff. Solution: Desktop virtualization with VMware View. Fat client desktops will be replaced with zero clients by June 30, 2012. VPN infrastructure will remain intact. Results: Time required for desktop deployment reduced by 84 percent. Installation time per seminar cut from 90 minutes to 10. Application and software rollout centralized and simplified. Standardized desktop environment.

"We no longer have to rely on on-site support from outside IT providers when performing rollouts. Using virtualized desktops, we can deploy applications and software packages from various environments very quickly from a central location. This has enabled us to significantly reduce our personnel costs."

— Jürgen Daust, Director Quality, Personnel, IV & IT, Commundo Tagungshotels, Deutsche Telekom AG

Bank Andara

 

VMware virtualization enables Bank Andara to provide reliable services to its clients while lowering costs and responding quickly to business demands.

We selected VMware after evaluating alternative virtualization offerings. We were impressed that the product had been in the market and actively developed for more than five years, and that it.

— Ferdinandus Rudijanto, Head of IT, Bank Andara

University of Malaya Specialist Centre

 

VMware virtualization enables University of Malaya Specialist Centre (UMSC) to respond quickly to clinicians’ need to access various clinical information systems, by making desktops available via mobile devices and fixed terminals. It also simplifies the provisioning and management of servers and computing resources. In addition, VMware allows UMSC to make computing resources available to all other operational staff quickly and efficiently.

“VMware has enabled us to provision mobile, secure desktops that clinicians can access from thick, thin or mobile clients from anywhere in our hospital campus or via a virtual private network.”

— Leon Jackson, Head of IT, University of Malaya Specialist Centre

Néxica

 

Nexica needed a solution capable of accelerating the provisioning of new cloud services in order to offer the most customised service while retaining its simplified management and improved availability. Thanks to VMware's solutions, the company has been able to accelerate the provisioning of services, improve their management and integrate new models for supplying and invoicing these services by incorporating measurement of consumption into the invoicing system.

“Thanks to VMware's solutions, we have been able to accelerate the provisioning of services, optimise their management and improve their availability with a view to guaranteeing the maximum customization of our cloud services, and thus offering tailor-made solutions for our customers”.

— David Suárez, Director of Technology and Operations, Nexica

ESSEC Business School

 

To ensure homogeneity of a fleet composed of 1200 computers, integrate the devices of students and teachers (BYOD) and lighten the IT maintenance expenses. Virtualization of 500 workstations (soon 700 and ultimately 1500) with virtualization of applications to eliminate the conflicts. Provisioning of non-persistent environments (which eliminates profile management). Cross-device portability.

“An institution like ESSEC cannot escape the tidal wave of “Bring your Own Device!” Thanks to VMware, we were able to finally free ourselves from material constraints to offer our users access at any time, from anywhere and from all devices."

— Franck Polycarpe , Infrastructure Manager, Urbanism and Technical Architecture of IT, ESSEC.

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

Singapore Institute of Technology

 

The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) provides industry-focused degree programs to graduates of the country’s five polytechnics. Established in 2009, SIT enables diploma graduates from Singapore’s local polytechnics to obtain degrees in engineering and applied sciences, health science, design, interactive digital media, education and hospitality through reputable university partners from around the world.

"Virtualization is the backbone that allows our educational model to run seamlessly; it enables us to be more agile, responsive, and to scale in accordance to our vision."

— Ee Choon Huang, Director, Communications and Information Technology,

TUI InfoTec

 

TUI Infotec explain the benefits or a Technical Account Manager (TAM)

“With the TAM program we have the ability to join beta programs so we are early adopters for some of the solutions. We can then go to our business to show them how that can fit for the future and how that fits for their business.”

— Christian Rudolph, Infrastructure Architect at TUI InfoTec

YHMAN

 

YHMAN’s ‘Shared Virtual Date Centre (SVDC) Pathfinder’ Project would provide a secure shared virtual server and storage service, leveraging its regional Data Centres and existing resilient network. In order to meet these objectives, YHMAN chose VMware technology to run at the heart of Pathfinder. The first phase of the project utilises VMware vSphere technology to virtualise its infrastructure and allow for the consolidation and sharing of resources in a number of regional data centres in operation across the network. Having a secure, multi-tenancy environment was vital and YHMAN again turned to VMware for the solution, using vShield Edge to create secure, hardware-independent perimeters around its virtual data centre environments.

“VMware’s technology has played a critically important role in the development of our industry leading shared virtual data centre service. This not only offers the potential for cutting costs, through rationalisation and consolidation, but facilitates a reduction in our carbon footprint and an improvement in service levels for our clients. The vShield products, in particular, have been at the heart of our ability to deliver the security required of a shared service offering in the educational sector.”

— Ed Carter, Business Manager, YHMAN

PGNiG

 

Working with a Technical Account Manager reduces turnaround times for virtualization projects and delivers cost savings by eliminating the risk of poor investment decisions.

“With the VMware TAM service, we have been able to streamline the operation of our virtual infrastructure, and establish long-term plans for its development. Our Technical Account Manager has expertise and experience which are difficult to find elsewhere, and has been a valuable and trusted partner to us.”

— Łukasz Pociask, Virtualization Architect, PGNiG

SEGA Europe Ltd.

 

Sega worked with VMware and COLT to create a hybrid cloud through which Sega could enjoy a secure environment to mirror builds from internal systems onto a compatible external public cloud. The business impacts were: greater consistency and control of Q&A testing; and quicker time-to-market for new games & versions.

“Moving to a VMware hybrid cloud infrastructure has enabled us to improve the efficiency of our testing processes, giving us more time to test our games and provide a higher quality product to our customers. The Colt vCloud solution allows us to manage our infrastructure availability and costs far more easily, allowing us to scale up capacity when needed and reduce when not, and operate in a far more cost efficient way.”

— Stuart Wright, IT Director, SEGA

Facilicom

 

Based on VMware vSphere, Facilicom virtualised almost all its servers, including the company-critical SAP systems. VMware offers Facilicom more control over the central server environment which supports all the operational applications.

“With VMware vSphere and vMotion it’s a lot easier to transfer or upgrade applications. Now everything happens more quickly and with less downtime. Distributing server loads is also easier. That’s really useful when deploying applications which need a lot of CPU power temporarily. We are also hardware-independent and the environment is scalable enough to keep growing.”

— Anton Harder, IT Architect Technology and Innovation, Facilicom

Frontier Communications Solutions

 

Learn why Frontier Communications Solutions chose VMware Zimbra to deliver a unique and integrated communications system to their customers.

“If email is a strategic asset, you need to have control over it. . . . Zimbra has allowed us to control it.”

— Guy Philosoph, Vice President of Marketing

Kraš d.d.

 

Kras dd, is a leading manufacturer of confectionery products in South East Europe. In early 2008, the project was initiated by replacing series of old computers. The aim was to reduce operating costs and simplify management of IT infrastructures through virtualization of desktop computers. By implementing VMware's virtualization solutions Kras created a series of improvements: reduced costs of replacing computers for more than 30 percent, while the costs of maintaining PCs fell by 70 percent. In addition, the increased productivity of IT departments and the general level of data security. Virtualization Kras has achieved significant energy and financial savings.

“We achieved an almost immediate response to business requests thanks to VMware. Less than two hours pass between the moment when we receive a request for a new computer and the moment when the new computer is fully functional. New computers are made fully operational up to ten times more quickly than before and maintenance costs have been cut by 70 percent. In addition, virtualization resulted in considerable energy savings and reduced our CO2 emissions by three and a half times, by which we joined the Green IT initiative.”

— Goran Zadravec, Head of IT infrastructure, Kraš d.d.

Softbank Telecom

 

SOFTBANK TELECOM Delivers Enterprise Social Networking to its Business Customers Using BroadVision Clearvale in the Cloud

“SOFTBANK TELECOM’s vision of the ‘social business cloud’—an environment where employees, partners, and customers can freely connect and collaborate with one another via their wireless network—is both timely and compelling. By using BroadVision social networking in the cloud, powered by VMware, we can significantly improve business productivity and our customers’ ability to innovate across their entire business ecosystem.”

— Ken Miyauchi, COO

Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.

 

Charles River Labs virtualized business critical help desk application that typically handles 100-200 tickets per day. First application to prove concept of public cloud deployment of business critical applications. Business impact was mainly for Capex reduction: capping internal datacenter spending and to deploy new systems on the public cloud & migrate others over the next few years. Able to co-exist with existing VMware environment and taking existing apps to public cloud without re-writing.

“I see Cloud being key to our overall strategy moving forward. The days of us investing heavily all of our capital into building hardware and infrastructure are past now. With the options that are available now from cloud partners, they bring agility, flexibility and in some case cost savings as well, for using that model.”

— Steven Spiers, CTO
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