Granting Wishes Faster Through the Cloud

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As we continue to grow the partnership and work with VMware, it’s enabling us to become more efficient in our processes and allows us to grant more wishes.”

Travis Gibson, Director of IT Infrastructure, Security and Operations, Make-A-Wish America

Every year, approximately 27,000 children are diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the U.S. and in 50 countries worldwide. Global IT service provider and VMware Cloud Provider partner PhoenixNAP helped Make-A-Wish provide access to the same data across all chapters in real time, reducing the time required to fulfill wishes. With VMware cloud solutions, Make-A-Wish data is secure, the website can handle traffic spikes with elastic cloud services, and staffers can focus on making sick kids’ wishes come true.


NSX Data Center, VMware Cloud Director, VMware Cloud Provider, vSphere


Cloud Migration, Data Center Modernization, Scale on Demand, Virtual Cloud Network, Hybrid Cloud, Work from Anywhere

Jens Koegler

Jens Koegler is VMware's Healthcare Industry Director in EMEA. He is helping our healthcare customers develop and run modern applications to drive innovation and ensure better patient care through a digital foundation that includes data center, hybrid cloud, mobile, networking and security technologies. VMware plays a strategic role in the healthcare industry. Its leading innovations in enterprise software help ensure consistent patient care and reduce IT access time for healthcare professionals so they can spend more time with their patients. Jens plays a key role in helping customers understand how new applications, devices, the latest IT technologies and digital transformation are driving innovation in healthcare.