Flushing Bank Eliminates Data Security Risks and Simplifies Desktop Management with VMware Horizon
Flushing Bank needed more robust security for the customer data on its employees’ desktop and notebook PCs. To eliminate potential data loss from a compromised client system, the bank implemented a desktop and application virtualization solution based on VMware Horizon®. By moving all storage and processing of customer data to a protected data center environment, the bank increased security, improved the user experience, simplified client system administration, reduced costs, and streamlined its desktop management.
“Our experience with VMware and Horizon has been predominantly positive. It’s a great product, very solid, and the support is absolutely outstanding. You can always get a VMware engineer to help you with a task.”
French Fire Department
French Fire Department has been using VMware for past 7 years because of its flexibility and ease of use. Franck Sauve shares his experience working with VMware products to support for their mission critical operations. He explains how Horizon View has helped fire helpline operators to keep their systems working all the time, while, vCenter Operations manager has helped him to plan and provide directions on the budget spent and has simplified IT operations with hardware.
Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Frimley Park Hospital has virtualized all of its A&E department desktops using VMware View technology, creating a secure and easy to manage unified system, which has resulted in time savings and a drop in energy bills.
“We pride ourselves in providing our patients with the best possible care and so keeping abreast of the latest innovations and developments is vital to our success. When we virtualised our ED department’s desktops we freed up the IT team’s and clinical staff’s time, paved the way for major energy savings and improved security across the board”
Fuji Keizai Co, Ltd.
To improve the security of sensitive data on its servers, Japanese market research company Fuji Keizai implemented a thin-client environment back in 2008. However, there were considerable issues around managing the thin clients and further problems supporting mobile devices. After exploring all options, the company switched to a VMware Horizon View client environment with support for multiple device types.
"VMware Horizon View is optimised for use in virtual desktop environments, and it also meets our needs by providing integrated management tools and full support for mobile devices."
Fujitsu TDS GmbH
Market advantage through virtualization
As a complete IT service provider and SAP system consultant, Fujitsu TDS GmbH, a subsidiary of the Fujitsu Group, offers medium-sized and large companies a wide variety of data centre services. In addition to IT outsourcing and application management, the focus of their services is on SAP. This includes certified SAP consulting and SAP hosting as well as SAP-based industry solutions and templates, and in-memory computing with SAP HANA. The portfolio also includes private cloud services, which Fujitsu provides from their own highly secure data centres in Germany. Well-known customers in the automotive, retail and processing industries, as well as banks and insurance companies, rely on its independent, competent support. Fujitsu manages the specific quality and security requirements of a variety of industries thanks to continuous further development. Its great capacity for implementation and its optimum results are based on the high qualifications of its IT consultants. To provide our customers with an optimum SAP infrastructure, it's essential that, in terms of technology, we always stay a step ahead of the competition. For this reason Fujitsu counted on virtualisation of SAP Sybase ASE with VMware vSphere.
"To provide our customers with an optimum SAP infrastructure, it's essential that, in terms of technology, we always stay a step ahead of the competition. With SAP virtualisation with VMware, that's exactly what we've done."
Fujitsu TDS GmbH
Fujitsu virtualizes SAP HANA based on VMware
The Fujitsu TDS GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Group and a full-service IT and SAP systems house and provides medium and large customers a wide range of data center services. One of Fujitsu's focus are offerings for SAP, and especially the offer for SAP HANA. This consists of a complete package, which includes the certified hardware, consulting and support in the implementation and servicing. Target of Fujitsu was to be able to offer SAP HANA from the Fujitsu private cloud, from a data center in Germany – cost-effective, fast and flexible as traditional SAP systems – and with optimized security.
"At Fujitsu we promise to make applications easier. To meet this commitment, the applications have to be easy to maintain and to operate. VMware helped us to achieve this goal. Today we can use the same processes and technologies for SAP HANA, that we use also for classical SAP systems."
Fulton County Schools
Fulton County Schools Optimize Personalized Learning with VMware Virtual SAN
“To put it in layman’s terms, my customer, what made them so happy is tasks they were running on the old environment were taking thirty to forty five minutes to complete. And on the new environment, with VSAN, it was sub-five minutes.”
Fulton County Schools
VMware NSX Helps Transform Security for Fulton County Schools
Fulton County Schools leverages VMware NSX micro-segmentation of virtual firewalls and be able to protect their horizontal traffic as well as the vertical traffic in and out of the virtual environment.
“We are putting a tablet device in every student’s hands at Fulton County Schools and better securing our environment with VMware NSX.”
Gangnam Severance Hospital
By moving to a VDI environment based on VMware View, GSH was able to comply with new data security requirements and improve mobile access to medical information, without requiring costly hardware upgrades.
"We tested old PCs with a view to minimising our procurement spend – and to our surprise, we found no significant performance difference between these and new machines in a VDI environment. So we were able to reduce expenses by continuing to use the current equipment."
Indonesia’s leading food and beverage company adopts an ambitious virtualization strategy to support its rapidly growing business
“Virtualizing SAP results in higher availability at a lower cost. Most importantly, it provides continuous access to the system for our users, boosting their productivity as well as our revenues. This is exactly the kind of stability our operations need.”
George Washington University
Standardizing IT Services and Delivering Faster with VMware NSX
GWU became a broker of IT enabling its students and faculty with secure access to everything they need including desktop virtualization in labs, development platforms, kiosks, and remote access. Delivering services now in minutes, GWU uses VMware NSX for security and multi-tenancy; as well as improving scalability by automating IT integrating vRealize Automation. GWU continues to expand uses including Horizon DaaS (Desktop as a Service) leveraging NSX to provide self-service.
“In order to become a service provider for the university, NSX gave us the final piece that we needed. We can now deliver scalable, logical, secure networks to all our tenants, whether it’d be other IT organizations or academic researchers.”
Golf Course Superintendents Association (GCSAA)
Learn How You can Use VMware Hybrid Cloud to Extend Your Existing Applications and For Development/Testing
Ever wondered how you can extend your existing applications from your data center into the public cloud to achieve agility and CAPEX savings for handling seasonal workloads, geographic expansion and data center transitions with ease? How can you deliver a truly hybrid platform, allowing you to free up valuable on-premises data center capacity while developing and testing new applications faster?
June 23rd, 2015 8.00 am PST, we hosted a Google+ Hangout event featuring VMware experts and our customers as they provide a deep-dive into the two most common use cases for VMware vCloud Air : Extend Existing Apps and Dev/Test.
“vCloud Air provided us an Agile solution to assist us in our cloud transformation.”
Golf Course Superintendents Association (GCSAA)
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) runs on VMware vCloud Air
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), with over 19,000 members in 72 countries, is the professional association for the men and women who manage and maintain the game’s most valuable resource — the golf course. Today, GCSAA and its members are recognized by the golf industry as one of the key contributors in elevating the game and business to its current state.
GCSAA’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf.
After deciding their IT strategy included transitioning to a Software Defined Data Center, they evaluated several vendors. They decided to go with VMware and EMC for server and storage consolidation and virtualization. They are currently 90% virtualized, with a 100% goal in the next couple of years. Currently 50% of their production applications are hosted in vCloud Air (Learning Management and Association Management apps) with a goal of 100%. These applications are important in helping GCSAA to get their customers to learn how to play golf better but also in achieving their goals of growing the business.
They also needed a cloud-based solution that would help them with international expansion rather than having to set up data centers in various countries.
"To stay competitive and to take advantage of new business opportunities, we have to be scalable but also have an environment that is reliable and redundant. And hosting our production environments in VMware vCloud Air has allowed us to grow in a rapid pace in order to fulfill the needs of our current members and our future ones.”
“The best thing that we have experienced with VMware vCloud Air is that we are able to do more with less. And what that means is that having a managed infrastructure up in VMware vCloud Air allows our engineers to basically spin up production test dev environment quickly than we would have had in our previous hosting provide.”
Group Health Centre
Group Health Centre delivers Access to Epic Hyperspace for 800 Care Providers in One Weekend with VMware AlwaysOn Point of Care
Group Health Centre (GHC) in Ontario, Canada, needed a comprehensive replacement of its user device infrastructure and a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). In the space of one weekend, GHC’s IT team deployed the VMware Horizon® platform and virtual desktops for 800 staff members, providing anytime, anywhere access to vital medical records, increasing doctors’ efficiency, easing the job of IT staff, and ensuring seamless provision of patient care.
“VMware just works better. It’s more reliable, easier, and performs better.”
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."
Hackensack University Medical
VMware Infrastructure 3 Creates a Flexible and Scalable Virtual Infrastructure That Frees Up Data Center Resources and Supports Growth
“Virtualization is no longer a ‘maybe’ for enterprise IT environments— it’s a necessity. We need to reduce costs and make more efficient use of resources, and VMware Infrastructure 3 helps us achieve that goal.”
Hackensack University Medical
Hackensack University Medical Center delivers healthcare IT as a service with VMware vCloud for Healthcare. Providers are able to access Epic with "the right access at the right time to the right provider in the right format".
“Cloud computing is the game changer between the haves and the have-nots. We are now trying to analyze and understand how to make healthcare efficient. VMware cares about healthcare.”
Halton Regional Police Service
Halton Regional Police Service Dramatically Improves Information Access for 911 Dispatch Operators and Expands Mobility with VMware Horizon and AirWatch
The job of 911 dispatchers is stressful by nature. The efficiency of Halton Regional Police dispatchers was being challenged by the service’s existing remote access system that continuously froze and/or locked dispatchers out, causing intolerable delays in receiving information.
Halton Regional Police Service deployed VMware Horizon to deliver reliable and flexible virtual desktops to its 911 dispatchers and reduce their stress. Additionally, they deployed AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management for secure mobility management.
"We’re one of the safest communities in Canada, and we rely on technology from VMware to provide that top-notch level of service.”
The job of a 20-person IT team supporting 1,000 government employees gets more difficult when the County begins considering a major software upgrade. That’s what IT staff experienced in Hamilton County, located just north of Indianapolis. When Hamilton County had to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 and Office 2010, IT staff knew many of its PCs weren’t powerful enough to run them, so they looked to VMware and Unidesk solutions for help. In combination, VMware Horizon View, Unidesk, Dell storage and servers, and zero clients are enabling Hamilton County to achieve all of its desktop virtualization goals—from improved IT staff efficiency and enhanced workforce mobility to greater security and resiliency from desktop failure and disaster. The solution has increased IT agility by reducing provisioning times from hours to minutes, and improved anytime, anywhere employee access to data, applications, and desktops for all county employees.
“Desktop virtualization would allow us to reuse these PCs and extend their life. Plus, our public offices could introduce initiatives or application requirements at any time. Virtual desktops would give us a faster, easier way to respond to these requests while maintaining the high standards of security and service we are known for in our county.”
Hartlepool College of Further Education
Hartlepool College saves £32k a year and increases student retention with VMware® Horizon™
Hartlepool College of Further Education was looking to improve the student and staff’s Virtual Desktop experience, in order to increase student retention, grow prospect numbers and offer remote working for the teaching and administrative staff.
To solve this, Hartlepool College deployed VMware Horizon to offer end-users a virtualized desktop solution. This would enable students to access their own applications from any virtual PC in the college, whilst greatly improving user experience and reliability and PC performance.
“You can’t overestimate the importance of technology within our college. For students, the level of IT we offer can make the difference between whether they stay on to graduate, or drop out. With our funding directly tied to student enrolment and course completion, we wanted to invest in an IT system that would impress prospects and enable current students to be more productive and achieve better grades. VMware Horizon did exactly that; while previously we spent all our time putting out fires and attempting to deal with the hundreds of help desk calls we received, we are now able to offer a smooth, reliable service for both students and staff. The IT department has gone from being an area of perennial complaint to one of the college’s most valuable assets. The feedback has been incredible and we have increased student retention rate.”