Customer Success Stories
Below are several examples of the benefits of VMTurbo Operations Manager in action with detailed case studies available for download. A list of select VMTurbo customers can be found by clicking the industry links in the menu on the left.
Clifford Chance is one of the world’s leading law firms, with 35 offices in 25 countries and some 3400 legal advisers. The organization prides itself on combining the highest global standards with local expertise. Their business strategy is underpinned by the drive to provide their clients with a world-class service. The ‘one firm’ global business model they pioneered continues to stand out in the marketplace; they are still the only non-franchise law firm with a substantial footprint in all of the world’s major markets.
London School of Economics
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a specialist university with an international intake and a global reach. One of the foremost universities in the world, its research and teaching span the full breadth of the social sciences. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, the School has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence. LSE claims 16 Nobel Prize winners.
LSE has always put engagement with the wider world at the heart of its mission. From its location in the heart of London, the School links communities across the world, from formal academic partnerships to advisory work with governments and international organizations.
“We have been using VMTurbo in production for over a year now and within that timeframe we have made significant savings due to the software optimizing our resource allocations within each cluster. VMTurbo Operations Manager is doing exactly what we intended it to do for our VMware environment by right-sizing our clusters and ensuring we continually run with an optimal allocation of resources,” commented Ben Ashford, head of IT Capacity Planning at BT.
Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, and Tom’s of Maine. As a leading consumer products company, Colgate is deeply committed to advancing technology to create products that will improve the quality of life for consumers wherever they live.
In an effort to achieve greater IT efficiency, the Colgate Enterprise Service Center is consolidating fifty data centers around the world into one global data center in Piscataway, New Jersey. To succeed, this initiative requires strategic management of the company’s expanding virtual environment in order to optimize return on Colgate’s virtualization investments.
“Service level assurance is at the heart of CSC’s value proposition to enterprise cloud customers and VMTurbo’s intelligent placement of workloads and ability to allocate resources based on application performance and business priorities enables us to provide reliable commercial and government cloud services,” said Eli Almog, chief technology officer for CSC Cloud Services. “CSC BizCloud and CSC CloudCompute, both VMware vCloud Datacenter Services, provide infrastructure as a service for doing real business on the cloud. We did a thorough competitive analysis and determined that VMTurbo’s sophisticated analytics engine and its API integration to vCloud Director and Cisco UCS made it the right choice for CSC’s enterprise cloud.”
HD Supply is a leading wholesale distribution company, providing a broad range of products and services to professional customers in the infrastructure and energy, maintenance, repair and improvement and specialty construction markets. With a diverse portfolio of industry-leading businesses, HD Supply is one of the largest diversified wholesale distributors in North America, with approximately 765 locations.
HD Supply Director of Information Technology Bradford Cowles oversees two enterprise data centers with 540 VMs running on 53 physical ESX hosts, as well as four additional sites with another 20 hosts and 200 VMs for HA.
Indiana University is a major multi-campus public research institution, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education. Indiana University’s mission is to provide broad access to undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education for students throughout Indiana, the United States, and the world, as well as outstanding academic and cultural programs and student services.
In 2003, Indiana University made a strategic decision to find an x86 virtualization solution. Robert Reynolds, now the lead virtualization architect, was part of the University’s mainframe server administration group responsible for exploring new technologies that could help them transition to a distributed environment.
“At LifeLock, our mission is to protect our customer’s personal information, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, so having an efficient and reliable infrastructure management software is mission-critical for us,” said Patrick Pendleton, Chief Information Officer for LifeLock. “VMTurbo Operations Manager provides us with an effective solution that not only pinpoints potential problems, but takes it a few steps further by then identifying its impact, recommending the corrective actions and automating the execution of them to ensure our virtualized environment meets business demands and runs optimally. All of this information is provided to us in one centralized, easy-to-access location.”
L-3 Communications has grown very quickly into the sixth largest defense company in the United States, and is a leader and prime defense contractor in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), secure communications, government services, training and simulation and aircraft modernization and maintenance. The company also is a leading merchant supplier of guidance and navigation products and systems, sensors, scanners, fuzes, data links, propulsion systems, avionics, electro optics, satellite communications, electrical power equipment, encryption products, signal intelligence, antennas and microwave products.
L-3′s Lead Virtualization Architect David Snow manages systems for about 4,000 L3 users spread across several states. Split between production and development, Snow estimates that he has about 140 VMs running on 11 physical servers which run everything from SQL-based applications to Microsoft Exchange for the enterprise.
Anchor Hocking Company
Founded in 1905, Anchor Hocking is a leading marketer and manufacturer of a comprehensive line of glass products including beverageware, candle containers, servingware, ovenware, storageware, lighting components and other glass products sold under various brand names or as customized solutions for private label lines. Anchor Hocking is the second largest supplier of glassware in the United States. Its glassware products cross all price points through the retail, specialty (business-to-business), and hospitality channels.
Of the 1,500 people located in Anchor Hocking’s two primary production centers in Lancaster and Monaca PA, about 450 office workers depend upon their IT environment to support their use of the Microsoft suite, including Exchange 2010 as well as their Oracle ERP system to conduct their business.