SEGA Europe Ltd.
SEGA wanted to develop a secure on-line game delivery system to share game builds with external testing studios globally and ensure capacity to meet spikes in demand during game development lifecycle. VMware solution of hybrid cloud provided a secure environment to mirror builds from internal systems onto 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.
“We have large capacity fluctuation requirements to do our product testing. The Colt vCloud solution allows us to have a very flexible infrastructure, which scales with the up and down of our business without the CAPEX and management burdens we previously had.”
This BriefingsDirect podcast discussion centers on how worldwide enterprise applications leader SAP has designed and implemented a private cloud infrastructure models that supports an internal consulting and training program. By standardizing on a VMware cloud platform, SAP has been able to slash provisioning times for multiple instances of its flagship application suite in the training setting, as well as set the stage for wider adoption of cloud models. Here to tell us about the technical and productivity benefits of private clouds is Dr. Wolfgang Krips, Senior Vice President of Global Infrastructure at SAP in Walldorf, Germany. The interview is conducted by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.
“We have a very good strategic relationship with VMWare – and with operational support, that’s necessary with challenges often more complex than in traditional settings.”
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!”
ACP IT Solutions AG
Challenge was to have a reliable cloud solution as part of service-oriented offerings meeting the needs of small and medium sized customers. Data Center as a Service based on VMware vCloud was the best solution.
“VMware vCloud offers great added value, especially for our small and medium-sized customers. Virtualized data centers let our customers benefit from technologies and security standards that they would not be able to achieve on their own.”
VMware solutions allow Triple C launching the country's largest public cloud with hybrid capabilities
"Thanks to cooperation with VMware, the new applications that we can offer to our customers at hybrid cloud field, marking the beginning of a new era in the cloud model"
PCMS VISION BeanStore Delivers Retail Point-of- Sale Services Conveniently to Customers with VMware Virtualization
“PCMS chose VMware virtualization technologies as an optimal platform to make it easy and efficient to provide centralized POS services to retail customers conveniently in a manner that is agile, and one that can be managed effectively.”
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Used in “Overall Infrastructure Optimisation Project” to Shorten Disaster Recovery Site Migration Times by 75%
"By switching to a virtualized environment based on VMware solutions, we reduced the number of physical servers we used by about 75%, and cut our overall IT operating costs by about 30%."
Revera Turns to VMware and Dell to Help Customers Reduce IT Costs While Meeting Demand.
“VMware has provided the foundation for us to diversify our product range to meet our customers’ changing demands and deliver services at increasingly competitive prices.”
Financial Services Provider Target a Secure, PCI DSS-Compliant, Virtualized Environment for Online Services
“Our goal was to come up with a scalable foundation that was compliant with the standards required in the insurance and finance industries... The answer was a VMware cluster of servers hosted by a local datacenter service provider and protected with Trend Micro security.”
Oxford University is one of the oldest universities in the world. Their Computing Service (OUCS) needed to administer a secure database-as-a-service (DBaaS) solution to manage and share research data. VMware’s Hybrid Cloud has enabled OUCS to build a DBaaS that is shared by Oxford Colleges and other research universities. Hybrid Cloud was the only solution able to overcome security restrictions on datasets which require on-premise location. Increased data protection and improved service levels have enhanced their reputation in research excellence and now proven in production, DBaaS will now be offered as a service to all major UK research universities.
“Access to information is critical to maintain our position as the world’s top university and we needed a flexible, scalable infrastructure. After doing our own research, we decided a Hybrid Cloud as best suited to our requirements. The vCloud datacentre service combined with Colt’s pedigree in information delivery, was the natural choice for us.”
Servier Hungária Kft.
Az üzleti igények gyorsabb és rugalmasabb kiszolgálása, a szerverkörnyezet költséghatékonyabb működtetése, a hardver- és szoftverberuházási költségek csökkentése érdekében a Servier Hungária IT-menedzsere 2009-ben szervervirtualizációs és -konszolidációs projekt megvalósítását javasolta, amelyet a cég vezetői, az elérhető előnyöket értékelve, jóváhagytak.A VMware alapú virtualizált szerverkörnyezetben a Servier Hungária IT-csapata összehasonlíthatatlanul jobban gazdálkodhat az erőforrásokkal, dinamikusan és rugalmasan oszthatja el a terhelést, és a karbantartást is elvégezheti munkaidőben, a szolgáltatások szüneteltetése nélkül.
“Our VMware based virtual server environment is not just more flexible and cost-effective, but also a lot more reliable and stable than an infrastructure built on dedicated servers. For users who are not familiar with the concept of virtualization, this may sound like a contradition at first, but practice has clearly delivered proof of its viability.”
Hungarian National Bank (Magyar Nemzeti Bank)
Az MNB szervervirtualizációs projektje a VMware ESX Server 3.5-ös verziójával indult, de a platform legújabb, 4.0-s verzióra történő frissítése a HP-val kötött support szerződésnek is része. A virtualizált szerverek felügyeletére a jegybank a VMware vCenter megoldását vezette be. Az MNB a hardvererőforrások átlagosan 70 százalékos kihasználását tűzte ki célul, ami a projekt eredményeként a gyakorlatban megvalósult. A jegybank a VMware virtualizációs megoldásával ötödére csökkentette a szervergépek számát, amivel arányosan csökkent a kiszolgálók hely- és a hűtésigénye is. A magasabb rendelkezésreállású hardverkiszolgálók és az egységesen felügyelhető virtuális szerverek az üzemeltetés és karbantartás hatékonyságát is hasonló mértékben növelték, így az ezzel összefüggő költségek is csökkentek. Ezzel az MNB a VMware alapú virtualizációs projekt valamennyi sikerkritériumát eredménnyel teljesítette.
“Due to the extra importance of the national bank’s role, a virtualisation solution already well-proven in the market and providing high standards of support and having adequate references in Hungary could be considered only. VMware’s virtualisation technology met these strict requirements.”
Texas A&M University Kingsville
Discover how Texas A&M University-Kingsville turned to VMware® View desktop virtualization for an agile and adaptive solution.
“VMware View allows us to maintain a competitive edge by providing the freshest applications and operating systems to users. If we had to run around and update our 4,000 PCs with the latest web browsers and versions of Microsoft Office, we’d never keep up.”
Iowa Workforce Development
Discover how Iowa Workforce Development’s new virtualized desktops are easier and less expensive to maintain, more secure, and have enabled IWD to offer a richer menu of services.
“VMware View saves us money, and as a result—despite the budget cuts we’ve faced—we’ve been able to expand our services and help more Iowans than ever before.”
The critical need to identify performance issues and outages prompted TUI InfoTec to improve troubleshooting, resulting in a 50 percent reduction in the time to identify issues.
“Now we have vCenter Operations on a single pane of glass that can roll down to the storage network and also the infrastructure CPU memory resources to have a clear overview of what could be the first root cause of an issue or performance."
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.’”
Lonza Biologics Tuas
Lonza Biologics Tuas Pte Ltd Cuts Power and Cooling Costs by 72 Percent and Investigates Desktop Virtualization
“Deploying VMware has enabled us to manage our IT infrastructure more efficiently and reduce costs while maintaining high standards of service delivery to our internal team.”
VMware virtualization has enabled Indosat M2 to reduce the total cost of ownership of its IT systems by up to 80 percent; deliver new server resources faster; implement a robust disaster recovery infrastructure; and plan to implement cloud computing.
“At the moment it would take us half a day to recover most of our systems to our secondary datacenter. With virtualization, we believe we can get this down to half an hour.”
VMware vSphere enabled BTPN to rapidly provision new virtual machines to meet demand. Consolidating branch IT infrastructure to a virtualized datacenter platform enables the organization to centralize management. Implementing virtualization also establishes a sound foundation for BTPN’s adoption of a private cloud.
“We were confident enough in the ability of the virtualized infrastructure to run applications that are very important to the business. Implementing VMware has also provided us with a robust foundation to move to a private cloud and adopt more efficient ways of delivering IT services to the business.”
Learn how using VMware View allowed Seattle University to virtualize their legacy campus computer devices and provide remote desktop access to students, faculty, staff and alumni.
"We wanted to find a solution that didn't require us to stay on that three-year refresh cycle to keep up with student technologies and student application needs."