VMware Horizon Project at
the PNE

© 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
}  About Scalar
INTRODUCTION

}  Core Infrastructure
}  Security

}  Performance
}  Control

PORTFOLIO

}  Our Strat...
Founded in 2004
$105M in FY13
Revenues

Nationwide Presence

120 Employees
Nationwide

25% Growth YoY

Toronto | Vancouver...
}  The country’s most
skilled IT infrastructure
specialists, focused on
security, performance
and control tools
}  Deliv...
© 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
}  Top technical talent in Canada

–  Engineers average 15 years’ experience

}  We train the trainers

–  Only Authoriz...
Lloyd Dean
Director, Information Systems

© 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
}  100 years in operation
}  60 acres of parkland
– 
– 
– 
– 

Historical buildings
Playland amusement park
Pacific Coli...
© 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
© 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
}  First virtual desktop deployment - 2010
}  Today – 40 Windows 7 virtual desktops
}  Increasing to 170 deployed at pe...
}  Hardware:
–  Servers: 4 x SGI Altix 270e Dual Quad core 2.53mhz,
144Gb ram
–  Storage: NetApp 2040 & 2020 SAS/SATA mix...
}  Deploy 170 desktops for short periods of time
–  Maintain updates and deal with hardware issues prior to
deployment

}...
}  Started small – 10 user license POC
}  Deployed more as physical PC ‘died’
–  EVGA device $292.00
–  MS Windows licen...
}  Ease of deployment – Linked Clones
–  30-45 minutes for initial image
–  5-10 minutes for subsequent desktops
}  Ease...
}  Access from Anywhere
–  From any PNE office with EVGA device
–  Access to desktop while travelling
–  Access via multi...
}  Horizon Workspace
–  Domain users access to shared
files/folders - eliminated need
for previous FTP site
–  Access to ...
}  Before Horizon Workspace
–  Financial details and ongoing project information
outdated as soon as printed.
–  Costly d...
}  Benefits today
–  Access permissions can be granted to external groups
–  Vancouver City Council & PNE Board members
–...
}  Experience
}  POCs
}  Architecture/Design
}  Implementation
}  Migration/Upgrade

© 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not...
QUESTIONS?

© 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
THANK YOU.

© 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
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Scalar works with PNE to deploy VMware Horizon

  1. 1. VMware Horizon Project at the PNE © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  2. 2. }  About Scalar INTRODUCTION }  Core Infrastructure }  Security }  Performance }  Control PORTFOLIO }  Our Strategic Partners }  PNE PARTNERS & CUSTOMERS WHY SCALAR? }  Experience }  Innovation }  Execution © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  3. 3. Founded in 2004 $105M in FY13 Revenues Nationwide Presence 120 Employees Nationwide 25% Growth YoY Toronto | Vancouver Ottawa | Calgary | London Greater than 1:1 technical:sales ratio Background in architecting mission-critical data centre infrastructure © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  4. 4. }  The country’s most skilled IT infrastructure specialists, focused on security, performance and control tools }  Delivering infrastructure services which support core applications © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  5. 5. © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  6. 6. }  Top technical talent in Canada –  Engineers average 15 years’ experience }  We train the trainers –  Only Authorized Training Centre in Canada for F5, Palo Alto Networks, and Infoblox }  Our partners recognize we’re the best –  Brocade Partner of the Year – Innovation –  Cisco Partner of the Year – Data Centre & Virtualization –  VMware Global Emerging Products Partner of the Year –  F5 VAR Partner of the Year – North America © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  7. 7. Lloyd Dean Director, Information Systems © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  8. 8. }  100 years in operation }  60 acres of parkland –  –  –  –  Historical buildings Playland amusement park Pacific Coliseum Concert and exhibition venues }  2010 Olympics – Short Track / Figure Skating Venue }  Empire Stadium BC Lions/Vancouver Whitecaps 2010-2012 }  Fair at the PNE every summer }  170+ full-time year-round staff / 3500+ part time seasonal staff © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  9. 9. © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  10. 10. © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  11. 11. }  First virtual desktop deployment - 2010 }  Today – 40 Windows 7 virtual desktops }  Increasing to 170 deployed at peak time }  Cloud hosted lottery call centre © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  12. 12. }  Hardware: –  Servers: 4 x SGI Altix 270e Dual Quad core 2.53mhz, 144Gb ram –  Storage: NetApp 2040 & 2020 SAS/SATA mix, ISCSI attached –  Network: Cisco –  Thin Client hardware: Teradici PCoIP – EVGA / Dell FX-10 –  APEX 2800 Hardware Accelerator }  Software: –  VMware ESXi 5.1.0 –  VMware Horizon Suite 5.2 –  VMware View Composer 5.2 –  Microsoft Windows 7 64bit, Office 2010 © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  13. 13. }  Deploy 170 desktops for short periods of time –  Maintain updates and deal with hardware issues prior to deployment }  Store 130 desktops for 7 months –  Physical space, hands-on move twice per year }  Migrate from Windows 2003 Terminal Server environment –  Upgrade 250 TS CALs to Server 2008 – costly }  Provide personalized, better performing desktops –  User complaints about TS desktops © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  14. 14. }  Started small – 10 user license POC }  Deployed more as physical PC ‘died’ –  EVGA device $292.00 –  MS Windows license part of our existing EA –  VMware host hardware/software available –  Virtual refresh cycle more than double PC © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  15. 15. }  Ease of deployment – Linked Clones –  30-45 minutes for initial image –  5-10 minutes for subsequent desktops }  Ease of updating/maintaining software versions –  Single parent image ‘replicated’ to all desktops }  Users move from one office to another on site –  Not required to create new profiles on 2nd desktop –  Disconnect and reconnect without logoff / logon process © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  16. 16. }  Access from Anywhere –  From any PNE office with EVGA device –  Access to desktop while travelling –  Access via multiple device platforms ﹘  ﹘  ﹘  ﹘  iPad, iPhone Teradici device Windows Clients Mac Clients © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  17. 17. }  Horizon Workspace –  Domain users access to shared files/folders - eliminated need for previous FTP site –  Access to specific files via email message –  Data stored securely on site –  Grant and revoke permissions easily © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  18. 18. }  Before Horizon Workspace –  Financial details and ongoing project information outdated as soon as printed. –  Costly deliveries of binders filled with documents –  Green initiatives out of step with paper shuffle –  Up to date information not always available © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  19. 19. }  Benefits today –  Access permissions can be granted to external groups –  Vancouver City Council & PNE Board members –  Up-to-date file sharing and collaboration –  Access to latest documents via iPad while in chambers –  End user flexibility –  Login via PNE domain account –  Board members can access documents on multiple mobile devices © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  20. 20. }  Experience }  POCs }  Architecture/Design }  Implementation }  Migration/Upgrade © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  21. 21. QUESTIONS? © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience
  22. 22. THANK YOU. © 2013 Scalar Decisions Inc. Not for distribution outside of intended audience

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