Recently, Gartner Inc. published the 2012 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, positioning VMware in the Leaders Quadrant.*
Today, small and midsize businesses (SMBs) represent one of the fastest-growing segments of our customer base, with the majority of SMBs worldwide choosing VMware as their virtualization
provider. In the last three years, we have dramatically increased the number of customers we serve in the SMB segment by introducing solutions and services aimed specifically at the needs of our SMB customers.
And we continue to innovate on behalf of our customers… Less than a year ago, we announced the general availability of VMware vSphere 5 which delivered more than 200 new features and enhancements that help simplify the lives of our customers while delivering quick and tangible value to their organizations. Server virtualization with VMware vSphere provides real world advantages including, reduced costs, increased operational efficiencies, simplified and automated IT management, and enhanced disaster recovery options. These are all the building blocks that help SMBs transform their IT infrastructure and become ‘Cloud Ready’.
These advancements provide tangible business benefits to firms like Myron F. Steves and Company. A Houston-based insurance wholesaler, the IT team at Myron Steves has deployed virtualization and cloud solutions from VMware to help ensure that the company’s 200 employees can respond to customers should disaster strikes.
With their VMware virtualized architecture, Myron Steves is able to now reliably fail over to backup servers within hours instead of days and the company reduced IT costs significantly including:
- Eliminated $400,000 in annual costs for third-party disaster recovery service
- Saved $200,000 in yearly payroll costs in the IT department
- Reduced maintenance costs by $150,000 per year
- Deployed 100+ virtual desktops to enable employees to work from anywhere
When asked about the impact VMware has had on their business, Tim Moudry, Associate Director of IT for Myron Steves said, “With VMware vSphere and vCenter Site Recovery Manager, we know we can switch our business over to our backup datacenter anytime – and be up and running within a few hours. And it costs a fraction of what we paid for the third-party disaster recovery service we used before.”
These benefits can extend to almost all SMBs IT teams. So, rest assured we are not stopping here. Innovation on behalf of our customers – small and large – is what drives us.
Do you have a story about IT transformation leading to business results for your company? Let us know. We would love to profile your story and success.
Vice President, Mid-Market and Small Business Customer Segment
*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, Thomas J. Bittman, et al, June 11, 2012.
Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure
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