National Democratic Institute: vCloud Director and Bluelock Virtual Datacenters

July 25, 2011 by Alicia Gaba

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, DC and works in every region of the world to strengthen democratic institutions, safeguard elections, advance citizen engagement, and support open and accountable government.  In a recent joint nonprofitcase study with Bluelock and VMware, NDI highlighted some major technology improvements they experienced after moving to VMware vCloud Director using Bluelock Virtual Datacenters.

Chris Spence of NDI commented:
"VMware vCloud Director helps us better serve our users, including those in developing countries. We can configure virtual servers, point to URLs, and fire up applications within a matter of minutes. It’s less costly for us and less time-consuming, and because it’s a virtualized deployment, the hosting costs are low."

NDI needed to deliver applications to users across the globe who lack the infrastructure and resources to host them. The organization was also charged to drive efficiencies in the application delivery process so that it can focus on core activities; an important effort for a nonprofit organization. By using vCloud Director with Bluelock VDCs, NDI is now able to act quickly by provisioning new, stable environments within minutes, they’ve minimized hosting costs and freed up their engineers to focus on higher value tasks.

Read the full case study.

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