A blog series for VMware champions and customers
VMware at Microsoft TechEd this Week
The VMware business critical applications team is exhibiting at Microsoft TechEd in Hot-lando, Florida, this week. They are there to connect with the many satisfied VMware-Microsoft customers who’ve virtualized their Windows and Microsoft applications on VMware vSphere and VMware View. In our last annual customer survey, greater than 50% of all SQL and Exchange instances in VMware customers are already virtualized on VMware, and 70% of SharePoint instances are virtualized. The percentages keeps going higher and higher every year!
If you’ll be at TechEd this week, come and visit the VMware team at the TechExpo booth 2137.
Get the Facts, Not the Microsoft Hyper-bole
When you’re the leader, everyone else compares themselves to you and claims about you. To all the VMware champions out there, there’s a new place to go to hear from VMware about these competitive claims. http://www.vmware.com/getthefacts/microsoft
Companies Share Why They Chose VMware
Want to hear why companies big and small continue to choose VMware? Check out these recent customer case studies where customers share their reasons for choosing VMware after evaluating other offerings.
Acxiom (6,000 employees)
“After researching virtualization vendors, Acxiom choose VMware due to the maturity of VMware’s solution portfolio. ‘We looked at all the add-on features and saw that, hands down, VMware offers the most complete and robust set of offerings—including VMware vShield™, since security is so important to us,’ says Brandon Nelson, Acxiom Team Leader and Systems Engineer.”
NYSE Euronext (3000 employees)
“…prior to architecting its Capital Markets Community Platform, the company analyzed available solutions to validate its selection of virtualization technology. The VMware cloud infrastructure suite emerged as the clear winner on every criterion NYSE Technologies identified. It is the world’s leading virtualization layer. All of the company’s major clients are comfortable with VMware. And VMware’s vision—to enable highly reliable infrastructure environments for mission-critical applications, along with complete user self-service access—dovetailed with NYSE Technologies’ vision for its new cloud offering.”
SEGA Europe (3000 employees)
“When deciding upon our cloud strategy we felt it was crucial to use an environment we were familiar with end-to-end. We were already very happy and comfortable with VMware technology, and because of its standardised cloud approach and the close integration with COLT which has such a wide data centre footprint globally, we had the perfect fit.” –Francis Hart, Systems Architect, Sega Europe
Myron F. Steves and Company (200 employees)
“The first virtualization platform they tested was Microsoft Hyper-V. They found the technology cumbersome. ‘It took us a month to get it working,’ says Tim Moudry, Associate Director of IT, Myron Steves, adding that a high-maintenance solution wasn’t an option. ‘Ten years ago, we had around 13 IT people on staff. Today we have six, and we’re supporting the same number of employees.’ Then they tried VMware vSphere. ‘Within two days, it was fully functional,’ Moudry notes.”
ParetoLogic (150 employees)
“’We considered other server virtualization platforms during our exploratory process,’ Brian Vizina, IT Manager at ParetoLogic says, ‘but security is a big concern for us and we felt that the secure foundation on which VMware’s ESXi platform is built upon, the ease of deployment and management, plus the number of applications per host density VMware offers made them the obvious choice,’ Brian also stated, ‘VMware is the brand that large and medium-size companies—in serious need of reliable virtual systems—choose. Beyond that, VMware solutions present remarkable benefits and are proven to be easy to integrate with most existing IT platforms.’”