Virtualization

Business are reaping the rewards of faster, simplified and efficient infrastructures through virtualization.

  • Case Studies // Dec 2009

    VMware Case Study: Newcastle College

    Newcastle College Group is a 175m business which brings together over 40,000 learners, over 3,800 staff, across three divisions at over 100 sites, to form one of the largest educational, training, and employability organisations in the UK. Newcastle College wanted to quickly deploy a standardized, centralized IT infrastructure following multiple...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    VMware Case Study: Northern Brewer, Ltd

    Northern Brewer, Ltd (Northern Brewer) is a home brewing and winemaking retailer headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, where it has had a retail store since 1993, and a separate warehouse for its mail-order business since 2004. Northern Brewer wanted to scale IT infrastructure to meet needs of growing business. ESXi...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Better Access to Applications, Less IT Support Calls With VMware View

    With a network of five hospitals and eleven immediate care centers, Norton Healthcare (Norton) is the largest health care system in the Louisville, Kentucky region. Hospital staff requires access to increasing number of applications and functionality and disruption of access to critical healthcare applications leads to support calls. In the...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    Teradata Deploys a Private Cloud Based on vSphere While Streamlining Their Cloud Administration With VMware VCenter Lab Manager

    Since being spun off from NCR in 2007, Teradata has deployed more than 2.000 implementations of its software and hardware solutions in 60 countries worldwide. Its customer base comprises more than 900 companies, including 3M, British Airways, Coca Cola, ICICI Bank, Poste Italiane, the United States Air Force, Verizon, and...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    VMware Case Study: TGC-1

    TGC-1 was established in 2005 as a part of government plan of electric power industry reformation. At the beginning the main part of corporate business-services was outsourced. The construction of corporate IT infrastructure started in the middle of 2007. TGC-1 wanted economy of energy resources and reduction of data center...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    VMware Case Study: Thomas Memorial Hospital

    Thomas is a 261-bed, not-for-profit hospital, located in South Charleston, West Virginia. Thomas wanted to reclaim real estate, reduce hardware and software costs, reduce power consumption, and create a Disaster Recovery strategy. VMware infrastructure enables enterprise class performance, while saving money on space, hardware and power consumption, and preventing true...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    VMware Case Study: Threadneedle

    Threadneedle is an award-winning global asset manager, providing investment solutions to institutional and retail clients across the globe. It actively manages ?59bn of assets (as at December 2009) from equities and bonds to property and alternative investments. Threadneedle wanted to reduce datacenter costs and improve business continuity and disaster recovery...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    Virtualization Benefits Consulting Firm and Clients Alike

    Headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, Todd Herman Associates has been providing information technology and business process improvement services to a variety of clients for more than 20 years. Todd Herman Associates wanted to improve reliability of IT systems by switching over to a virtual infrastructure. Herman Associates deployed VMware and...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    VMware vCenter Stage Manager and VMware VCenter Lifecycle Manager Provide Scalability and Flexibility for Leading Software-as-a-Service Provider

    TradeBeam, a global trade management software and services company, streamlines global trading processes for enterprises and their partners. Software testing and validation requires extensive physical resources and Configuring new environments for pre-production requires hours of staff time. TradeBeam knew there was a more efficient way to manage this process and...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    Transit Authority Uses Virtualization to Keep Things Moving

    The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) helps to explore and implement transportation opportunities that enhance the social, economic and environmental well being of the greater Louisville, Kentucky community. TARC wanted to streamline IT costs at federally-funded transit authority. TARC deployed VMware and Intel technology to create a virtual infrastructure...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    VMware Case Study: TBZ - The Original

    Established in 1864 and headquartered in Mumbai, Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri - The Original (TBZ) is a retailer of quality jewellery throughout India. It operates 15 locations across the country and employs 950 staff. TBZ wanted to consolidate a distributed server architecture to a central location to reduce management load while...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    VMware Case Study: Trilliant Incorporated

    Founded in 1985, Trilliant Incorporated (Trilliant) is a "Smart Grid" company that supplies software and hardware networking solutions to utilities, to help them drive down costs and manage energy use through their whole enterprise. Trilliant wanted to create a more stable and scalable infrastructure for delivery of IT applications. VMware...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2009

    VMware Case Study: TRUST National Bank

    TRUST National Bank offers a full range of retail banking services, small and medium business credit services, corporate, cash services etc. TRUST is rated by the Central Bank of Russia among the 30 largest Russian financial institutions and has one of the largest regional networks: it has a total of...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    VMware Capacity Planner Security

    VMware Capacity Planner is a business and IT capacity planning tool that provides an integrated set of analysis, planning, and decision support functions to enable faster, measurable, and more accurate infrastructure assessment services. Delivered as a hosted application service, Capacity Planner enables the consultants working with the consultants from the...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Server Virtualization: One Path That Leads to Cloud Computing

    Virtualization is much more than a tactical cost-cutting trend. Virtualization must be seen strategically as a catalyst of overall IT change and modernization. These changes position IT more as a service provider for the business, helps IT behave more like a cloud provider, and prepares the business to be a...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Magic Quadrant for X86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure

    Virtualization of x86 architecture servers has been an extremely dynamic market (and a major trend) since VMware introduced its server products in 2001. For several years, competition was very limited. However, since 2006 (with the first commercial versions of Xen) and 2008 (with the release of Microsoft's Hyper-V), very viable...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Virtualization & Cloud Technology

    The virtualization and cloud computing industries are getting large attention in the market due to their clear value proposition. They are providing a simple and unified platform upon which companies can build their entire infrastructure and simultaneously realize large cost savings with hardware, labor, and management resource reductions. The question...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Virtualization Leader Turns to Its Own Product to Optimize Its Test Lab Infrastructure

    VMware is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter. VMware wanted to test environments require complex configuration and difficult to maintain a comprehensive library of customer and production system environments. Single instance of application makes it difficult to scale testing efforts. VMware vCenter Lab Manager,...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    VMware Professional Services Helps Architect Comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan

    VMware is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter - bringing cloud computing to businesses of all sizes. VMware Professional Services wanted to create and implement a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in conjunction with a datacenter consolidation project. VMware Professional Services deployed VMware consultants worked...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    VMware Case Study: Walton County Public Schools

    Located in Walton County, Georgia, Walton County Public Schools (WCPS) consists of nine elementary, three middle, and two high schools plus one alternative school, a performance learning center, and the Walton Career Academy. Educational institutions have limited IT resources and application deployment requires multiple lengthy installations. The School computers can...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    VMware Technology Allows Disruption-Free Upgrade of 911 Call Center

    Southwestern Pennsylvania's Washington County has a population of 208,000 within its land area of 863.6 square miles. Washington County wanted to upgrade 911 call center facilities without disrupting service. VMware Infrastructure 3 creates a virtual platform that can be leveraged to create a highly redundant and resilient public safety system.

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    Squeezing Every Last Drop From Virtualization

    Welch's is the world's leading marketer of Concord and Niagara-based grape products, with over 400 items ranging from refrigerated juices and sparkling juice cocktails to jams, jellies and more. Welch wanted to reduce server sprawl to avoid outgrowing existing data center. VMware and Intel technology creates a flexible virtualization platform...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    VMware Case Study: Whirlpool Corporation

    Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool) is the world's leading maker of major home appliances, marketing products under such popular brand names as Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air and Amana. Whirlpool wanted to streamline management of IT infrastructure across datacenters. Whirlpool deployed VMware technology which streamlines IT administration, reducing overall costs while increasing business agility.

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    VMware Case Study: Wright State University

    Wright State University (WSU) is a public university located in Dayton, Ohio. Serving nearly 17,000 students, the University offers more than 100 undergraduate and 50 Ph.D., graduate, and professional degrees. WSU wanted to consolidate servers and transition beyond limitations of physical IT infrastructure. WSU deployed VMware technology which creates a...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    VMware Case Study: WWF-Australia

    The Australian arm of the world's largest and most influential conservation organization, WWF-Australia focuses on eight key areas: climate change, weeds and feral animals, land and forests, marine protection, species, water management, sustainable industry and business partnerships. WWF-Australia wanted future-proof the WWF-Australia datacenter infrastructure while reducing the organization's carbon emissions....

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    VMware Case Study: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP

    Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects (ZGF) is a nationally recognized architecture, planning and interior design firm, with five locations throughout the United States. ZGF wanted to incorporate virtualization into select IT functions within company. Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects deployed VMware ESXi which provides a free, lightweight solution for experiencing the benefits...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Virtualizing Business-Critical Applications With Confidence

    Within any business, a number of applications exist that are critical to the success of the business. As a result, these applications and the systems they run on require a higher level of availability. One of the most common methods used to increase the availability of a business-critical application in...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    The Answer Is Simple for Simplot Australia: Embrace Virtualization

    Founded in 1995, Simplot Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J R Simplot Company, a privately held food and agribusiness corporation based in Boise, Idaho with annual sales of more than $US3 billion. Simplot Australia wanted to shift IT infrastructure towards virtualization. VMware and Intel technology creates an...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    VMware Case Study: SpamTitan

    SpamTitan provides a comprehensive solution to email threats by enabling its customers to run a virtual email appliance using existing virtual infrastructure, offering protection from viruses, spam, malware, phishing and unwanted content. Hardware appliances and the geographical limitations and cost factors they posed prevented SpamTitan from recruiting new channel partners...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2009

    VMware Case Study: Sripatum University

    Founded as an education college in 1970, Sripatum University is now one of the most prestigious private universities in Thailand. Sripatum University wanted to cost-effectively transform the datacenter infrastructure to ease management and support growth. VMware virtualization increased hardware utilization and enabled the rapid provisioning of new servers to meet...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    VMware Case Study: Standard Bank

    Standard Bank is a leading African banking group focused on emerging global markets. With assets exceeding US$162 billion [Y08], it is the largest banking group in Africa (by market capitalisation) and operates in 33 countries worldwide. Standard Bank wanted to reduce desktop management support costs and achieve power consumption targets...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    VMware Helps Sunrise Senior Living Reduce Service Desk Call Center Volume by More Than 50 Percent

    Through its 382 communities in the United States, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom, Sunrise Senior Living strives to fulfill its mission to provide the highest quality care and services to seniors while simultaneously encouraging independence and preserving dignity. Sunrise Senior Living wanted to accelerate growth resulting in an overcrowded...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    VMware Case Study: SunTrust Banks, Inc.

    SunTrust Banks, Inc., (SunTrust) is one of the nation's largest and strongest financial holding companies. SunTrust wanted to increase operational efficiencies within IT department to meet company-wide goals for reducing expenses. VMware Infrastructure 3 makes it possible to achieve significantly higher resource utilization and reduce costs with a flexible virtual...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    VMware Case Study: Tampa Bay Rays

    The Tampa Bay Rays are a Major League Baseball team based in St. Petersburg. Florida. In addition to the baseball players, the organization has approximately 230 employees. The IT department is responsible for a wide array of services, ranging from the email and business applications that keep the organization running,...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    Virtualization Keeps the IT Systems Running and the Water Flowing in Tampa Bay

    Tampa Bay Water is an agency of the State of Florida that supplies water to nearly 2.5 million people in the Tampa Bay Area - the 19th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Tampa Bay Water wanted Data center to push limits of power, cooling, and rack space. Tampa...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    VMware Case Study: TELUS Communications Company

    One of Canada's leading national telecommunications companies, TELUS delivers data, IP, voice, entertainment and video services over 12 million consumer connections, and offers business customers and service providers IT services ranging from server and storage hosting through IT consulting services to fully managed desktop, server, and datacenter solutions. TELUS wanted...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    VMware vSphere: The CPU Scheduler in VMware ESX 4.1

    The CPU scheduler in VMware vSphere 4.x (ESX 4.x) is crucial to providing good performance in a consolidated environment. Because most modern processors are equipped with multiple cores per processor, or Chip MultiProcessor (CMP) architecture, it is easy to build a system with tens of cores running hundreds of virtual...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    The Design and Evaluation of a Practical System for Fault-Tolerant Virtual Machines

    The paper has implemented a commercial enterprise-grade system for providing fault-tolerant virtual machines, based on the approach of replicating the execution of a primary Virtual Machine (VM) via a backup virtual machine on another server. The paper has designed a complete system in VMware vSphere 4.0 that is easy to...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Increase Longevity of IT Solutions With VMware vSphere

    Many businesses need to run applications for as long as possible without making any changes to them. Most organizations replace hardware every 3 to 5 years. New hardware may require upgrades to operating systems. Newer operating systems may not be able to run older applications. VMware vSphere virtual machines provide...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Performance on VMware vSphere 4.1

    One of the key benefits of virtualization is the ability to consolidate multiple applications onto a single physical server. The importance of this can be seen clearly with multi-tier applications, where the load placed on the servers by the individual tiers often varies widely, leaving many servers under-utilized. Virtualization allows...

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