Regional Authority of South Moravia Rapidly Accelerates Shift to Remote Working

Posted on 04/05/2020 by vmwareemeasmt
DISCLAIMER: this article is older than one year and may not be up to date with recent events or newly available information.

The Regional Authority of the South Moravian Region has started to use VMware Horizon virtual desktops. The ongoing gradual transition from physical computers to new technology, which was originally scheduled towards the end of this year, was significantly accelerated by the March declaration of a state of emergency and the related closure of the Authority for public. The necessary transfer of a large amount of employees to the home office work mode meant the immediate implementation of virtual desktops. The new technology was launched in less than a day for almost 200 employees. Using VMware Horizon 7, more than half of the total 800 users can work from home. All critical services provided by the region – from health care to social services to transport – thus can be provided without any interruption.

“Due to the outbreak, we needed to react really quickly and shift to remote working. The use of virtual desktops running on the VMware Horizon platforms proved to be crucial, enabling us to make all important systems, applications and data available to employees now working from home. Employees who need internal information systems to work have full access to what they need and can perform their jobs well. This has allowed our organisation to keep providing services to the residents of South Moravia,” says Miroslav Vacula, Head of the IT Department of the Regional Authority of the South Moravian Region.

The goal of the entire migration process to VMware Horizon 7 virtual desktops is to minimize the need to replace the Office’s computers and to deploy thin clients in the future. Increasing the security of user data, enabling secure access to internal systems from external locations, simplifying IT administration and achieving financial savings are also key. An important aspect is also the easier possibility of future transfer of the systems to the cloud infrastructure.

The Regional Authority decided to implement the virtual desktops technology with regard to finances and the condition of client workstations. The transition process has been going on since 2018, when the speed of the Internet connection was increased to symmetrical 1 Gb / s and when the replacement of the server infrastructure was started. This continued in 2019, along with the acquisition and implementation of VMware Horizon 7 virtual desktops, the entire process was originally scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. VMware Horizon was implemented by VMware partners Com-Sys TRADE and Arrow ECS.


Category: News & Highlights

Tags: , , , , ,

Related Articles

Posted on 17/03/2020 by vmwareemeasmt

Differences Between Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: How VMware Horizon Can Help with Both

In light of current events, many organizations are feeling the effects of life’s unpredictability. With many organizations canceling in-person events and meetings and mandating temporary work-from-home policies, companies are quickly realizing just how prepared they really are in the wake of unexpected events. In the second blog of our business continuity series, we’ll identify the differences between disaster recovery and business continuity and the […]

Posted on 16/03/2020 by vmwareemeasmt

Business Continuity through Unexpected Events: Is Your Organization Prepared?  

We all know life is unpredictable. Unplanned events such as natural disasters, severe weather, illness, and travel restrictions make it nearly impossible to continue “business as usual.” Is your organization prepared for a scenario in which traditional ways of working aren’t feasible for a considerable amount of time? Will you need to make tradeoffs between security and business continuity? If you’re considering or already deploying a […]

Posted on 30/03/2020 by vmwareemeasmt

Using remote working to cut Rome’s traffic congestion

Rome has some of Europe’s most congested roads, and frustrated commuters. By deploying VMware Horizon® 7, Città metropolitana di Roma Capitale is helping to empower remote working for public sector employees. More people travel by car or scooter in Rome than in any other major European city, according to 2018’s Greenpeace report. It means Rome’s […]

Comments

No comments yet

Add a comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses cookies to improve the user experience. By using this site you agree to the privacy policy