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VMware customers are making incredible things happen. Learn how customers are using VMware solutions to deliver digital workspaces, ensure access to critical business applications, protect endpoints, accelerate performance for remote connections, and provide elastic capacity to scale new users instantly. 


Tyler Independent School District

Product/Service: VMware Horizon & VMware vSphere

As the largest school district in Northeast Texas, Tyler Independent School District (ISD) maintains a total of 36 campus and auxiliary facilities and serves over 18,000 students. Tyler ISD prepares K-12 students for the future by incorporating technology into the learning experience.

By implementing VMware Horizon and VMware vSphere 6.7, Tyler ISD delivers an outstanding, employee-first faculty experience and offers students the flexibility to be successful. Tyler ISD estimates that over ten years, they are saving $4 million on both hardware and staffing.

“The enhanced mobility that VMware gives us has allowed teachers to access their content from anywhere on a device that they choose. We’re able to create an employee first culture at Tyler ISD by utilizing VMware software to ensure that teachers and staff, students always have the latest, greatest software.” – Joseph Jacks, CTO, Tyler ISD


Columbia Southern University

Product/Service: VMware AppDefense, VMware vSphere, Carbon Black

Columbia Southern University (CSU) serves 30,000 students participating in its online degree programs, making IT infrastructure reliability and security a top priority. VMware AppDefense and Carbon Black, now part of VMware, provide visibility and verification to help protect CSU’s critical data. Partnerships with VMware and Dell have allowed CSU to expand its IT footprint rapidly to serve more students.

“AppDefense, like Carbon Black, allows us to improve our security footprint and stay ahead of the curve so that we don’t end up in the news and we don’t have a tragic story of being breached or losing customer data.” – Jamie Andrews, Director of Network Operations, Columbia Southern University



Product/Service: VMware Cloud Foundation

For its large enterprise customers, CenturyLink wanted to reduce time and cost spent on architecting, lifecycle management and interoperability testing. CenturyLink used to test on their own – but now with VMware Cloud Foundation, they can deploy more quickly. With an integrated, pre-validated stack that combines storage, compute and networking, Cloud Foundation frees time and resources that CenturyLink can use to build and sell more value-added services such as disaster recovery and specialized networking solutions.

“VMware Cloud Foundation allows CenturyLink the flexibility to meet a much broader suite of solutions and opportunities for our customers.” – Steven Nolen, Senior Product Manager, CenturyLink


Nol-Tec Systems 

Product/Service: VMware HorizonVMware vSANVMware Workspace ONEVMware Cloud FoundationVMware NSX

Located in Minnesota, Nol-Tec Systems is a specialist engineering business for bulk materials handling and environmental solutions worldwide. Saddled with aging infrastructure needing expensive hardware, storage upgrades, and having a small IT department looking for ways to reduce complexity, patch times, and improve security and lifecycle management, finding a new solution was imperative.

Deploying VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Workspace ONE addressed their immediate needs and provided the foundation for growth. Nol-Tec has found tremendous value leveraging its partnerships with Dell, VMware and CDW plus VMware Professional Services.

“When trying to figure out what to do with our aging infrastructure, the VMware solutions looked like they fit our business challenges—vSphere, NSX, vSAN for storage, and then having vRealize Insight to have visibility into our environment. Cloud Foundation brought all of those products together and actually was the right solution for our company.” – Dustin Plank, Manager of Information Technology, Nol-Tec Systems.


Preferred Mutual

Product/Service: VMware vRealize SuiteVMware HorizonVMware Workspace ONEVMware NSXVMware vSphere

Preferred Mutual provides property and casualty insurance coverage to more than 232,000 individual and business customers through a network of more than 500 independent agents throughout New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Although Preferred Mutual maintains a staff of over 300 employees, many of them work remotely. The company needed a reliable and secure way to manage apps and endpoints.

With an array of software-defined solutions for hybrid cloud, mobility, virtualization and networking, Preferred Mutual maximizes remote employee and IT staff productivity while maintaining security over company data.

“Workspace ONE has been a life saver when it comes to managing our end points. It helps us address zero trust security by not having any data on the endpoint that the user’s accessing.”  Ben Moore, Lead Systems Engineer, Preferred Mutual


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