United is a financial holding company with 275 employees. Its two subsidiaries are community banks that provide personal and business banking services. The company adopted a virtualization-first policy as part of its strategy to improve customer service and operational efficiency, reduce IT expenses, and strengthen application and system resiliency. United is currently running its core banking and trust applications, business-critical database systems, and Internet banking site on VMware virtualization infrastructure.
When we looked at virtualization solutions, nobody came close to matching VMwares reliability, manageability, tool set, and support, said Arell Chapman, Assistant Vice President for Network Administration at United Bancorp.