Global hotelier Marriott International is embracing the new reality of digital business to transform how employees work and how customers experience the brand. To facilitate its digital transformation, Marriott modernized its infrastructure using VMware solutions as part of an integrated compute, network, and storage environment. With VMware, Marriott has the foundation to significantly streamline data center operations and deliver more services faster to a growing customer base.
As a longtime VMware customer, it was important to Marriott that they take advantage of existing skillsets as they modernized their infrastructure. Marriott chose VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM Cloud to securely extend its on-premises data center into the public cloud and enable a variety of new digital experiences. With a powerful combination of data center and cloud technologies, Marriott has seen faster time to service delivery. They can shift resource consumption into the public cloud without compromising compliance or security—and without vendor lock-in.
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"Having a dynamic, agile infrastructure supporting our compute, network, storage, and security services is a necessity in the hyper-competitive hospitality industry. The integrated VMware environment cost-effectively meets our current needs and offers the scalability to grow with us"
Securing company and customer data, and enabling new mobile experiences for employees and guests, helps Marriott respond quickly to a changing marketplace. With VMware NSX, Marriott can simplify network management and enable higher levels of security by leveraging micro-segmentation. VMware Horizon Air supports virtual desktops and apps, while VMware AirWatch secures and speeds the mobile devices that create exciting new ways to serve its customers anytime, anywhere.
"Mobile, for us, is about delivering core sets of technologies that translate into an experience—whether it be in person, or on a watch."
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