Part 6: See How Customers Are Unlocking the Power of Hybrid Cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS

Narayan Bharadwaj
February 28, 2022

VMware Cloud on AWS has been helping customers for last 4+ years in accelerating their hybrid cloud journey. Customers across different industries and across different geographies have been using this service in their cloud migration and application modernization journey.

In this blog, let’s check out some of the recent customer stories and understand what customers want to talk about as far as their experience of using VMware Cloud on AWS is concerned. Also, check out Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4 and Part 5 of this blog series for some more customer stories across variety of use cases.

The College of New Jersey: The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) serves 7,400 students in the US. To deliver students a modern, high-caliber learning experience accessible from anywhere on or off campus, the college needed to embrace more cloud technology and establish a secure, virtual desktop infrastructure at scale. Partnering with non-profit technology services provider, NJ Edge, the team rolled out a “work from anywhere” solution with VMware Horizon on VMware Cloud on AWS. The college migrated its VMware vSphere clusters to VMware Cloud on AWS, leveraging VMware HCX to simplify and streamline the migration.

“VMware Cloud on AWS requires significantly fewer resources to manage than our on-premises environment. We can spin down resources when everything slows down after graduation in the summer.” Leonard Niebo, Associate Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology, TCNJ

Check out the case study to learn more about their experience of using VMware Cloud on AWS.

Kem One: Kem One, the second-largest PVC manufacturer in Europe, wanted to renew its ageing IT infrastructure, divided between two data centers in the Lyon region. With VMware HCX and VMware Cloud on AWS, Kem One migrated 280 virtual machines from on-premises to cloud with minimal downtime for their 900 SAP users.

“The migration of our information system to the AWS public cloud was completed in a matter of months, thanks to solutions from VMware and support from TeamWork. In the end, we save 26% on our infrastructure costs, gain agility and all without penalizing our 900 users for a single moment. ” Jean-Yves Pottier, Head of Infrastructures IT, Kem One

Learn more about Kem One’s experience of using VMware Cloud on AWS in this summary

Clark County: Clark County, Nevada governs one of the US’ largest counties, with jurisdiction over an area of 476 square miles including the Las Vegas Strip. Clark County provides services to more than 2.4 million citizens and 45 million visitors every year. With digital-first operating model, Clark County wanted to provided better experience to its citizens with modern digital services. Also, they wanted to provide “work from anywhere” option to its employees when COVID-19 pandemic hit. And for they opted in for VMware Cloud on AWS.

“We had really positive feedback after the rollout because with VMware, everything simply worked.” Martin Bennett, Technical Services Manager, Clark County

Check out this summary and watch the video to learn more about how they used VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware Horizon and VMware Workspace One to accelerate their digital transformation journey.

Sterling National Bank: Sterling National Bank serves consumers and business owners across New York and the Hudson Valley regions, as well as providing nationwide specialty financial services. To keep up with rapid growth and continue to offer competitive, digital services to clients, it needed to shut down on-premises data centers that were costly to maintain and migrate to the cloud. The bank partnered with Deloitte to implement VMware Cloud on AWS, to fully embrace the public cloud. This technology transformation from on-premises to cloud took place against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic but going from requirements gathering to migration was still completed in just 12 months. With this cloud migration initiative, Sterling National Bank is now able to get new products to clients faster, embrace exciting new technologies such as AI, and enhance back-office efficiency by up to 75 percent.

“Our migration to VMware Cloud on AWS was so seamless that our users and application owners were unaware any changes took place. There was no downtime at all,” Vesko Pehlivanov, Sr. Managing Director, Solution Strategy and Architecture, Sterling National Bank

Read more about their experience of using VMware Cloud on AWS in this summary

The Chilean Institute of Workplace Safety: The Chilean Institute of Workplace Safety (El Instituto de Seguridad Laboral de Chile, or ISL) is the public entity in charge of administering Social Security benefits that cover risks related to workplace accidents and illnesses. They were having difficulty maintaining operational continuity due to random power issues in their data center. They decided to extend its current private cloud to the public cloud using VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware Cloud Foundation along with VMware Cloud on AWS resolved key problems and allowed their IT team to work with the flexibility and scalability required to optimize how they support the business.

Read more about their experience of using VMware’s hybrid cloud solution in this summary.

SGB-SMIT Group: SGB-SMIT Group is the largest independent manufacturer of power transformers in Europe and its success hinges on its close proximity to customers and fast time-to-market. After doubling its global footprint in five years, the business was fragmented, hampering its ability to continue to scale and grow. With VMware Cloud on AWS, now the company has the scalability to support global business growth and deliver a consistent, virtualized desktop environment with VMware Horizon.

Check out the customer story here

National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE): The National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE), the second-largest electronic stock exchange in the world, needed a solution which would help to modernize its current IT platform, so it could keep up with the growth in trading volume and consistently innovate for new offerings to customers. With VMware Cloud on AWS, now NSE can easily extend its on-premises data center workloads to the public cloud and meet its resource scalability needs. It has also helped NSE to save on manpower training costs as they weren’t required to retrain the IT staff separately for AWS.

“With the VMware Cloud on AWS-based hybrid cloud infrastructure, we have been able to simplify administrative tasks; automate manual processes; scale up on-demand; and improve our business agility. This deployment has helped us to stay at the cutting edge of technology for years to come. Our infrastructure is now future-proof.” Shiv Kumar Bhasin, Chief Technology and Operations Officer, NSE

Read about NSE’s experience of using VMware Cloud on AWS in this summary

So don’t wait further. Start your cloud migration and application modernization journey with VMware Cloud on AWS. Learn, test-drive and purchase the service online by visiting VMware Cloud on AWS Get Started page. And don’t forget to check out more resources mentioned below.

Narayan Bharadwaj

Narayan leads the Cloud Solutions team at VMware in a general management role. The Cloud Solutions team builds and operates the VMware Cloud SaaS platform for our public cloud solutions…

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