Last week in the blog piece Are We There Yet? Getting from Traditional to Virtual Training, I talked about how the on-demand nature of cloud computing has given instructors access to large, shared pools of virtual machines that can be accessed whenever and wherever they are required. Using self-service classroom management applications, instructors and lab administrators are able to set up and tear down environments in minutes instead of manually configuring labs.
If your training organization is ready to explore cloud solutions, you may find some parallels to the challenges you are facing in one of the following case studies. These organizations have all successfully used the cloud as a solution for their virtual training needs.
OSIsoft™ delivers the PI System™, the industry standard in enterprise infrastructure, for management of real-time data and events. With installations in 110 countries spanning the globe, the PI System is used in manufacturing, energy, utilities, life sciences, data centers, facilities, and the process industries. This global-installed base relies upon the PI System to safeguard data and deliver enterprise-wide visibility into operational, manufacturing, and business data.
OSIsoft selected Skytap to support the ability to easily provision virtual environments to meet a spectrum of needs, including those of its development and test, virtual training, and technical support functional groups. Read the full case study
Binary Tree is a leading provider of software for migrating from Exchange 2003/2007 and Lotus Notes to on-premises and online versions of Exchange and SharePoint. Binary Tree selected Skytap to accelerate and improve the delivery of its partner certification courses, and provide instant access to demos and proof-of-concept projects. Read the full case study
Vertex provides tax technology solutions to increase efficiency, control, transparency and strategic decision making for Tax and Finance departments. The company has more than 10,000 customers—including SAP America, Inc., Toyota Financial Services, True Value Company, AEGON, ING Financial Holdings Corporation, and Olympus Corporate of the Americas. Vertex selected Skytap to provide a cloud-based training solution to expand, enhance, and scale its online training offerings. Read the full case study
Nuance Communications, Inc., is the leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its voice recognition technology and products are deployed at thousands of customer care sites globally, automating billions of calls in over 50 languages. Nuance Speech University is the company’s training organization for enterprise customers and channel partners. Nuance selected Skytap Cloud to expand, enhance and scale its online training offerings globally. Read the full case study