Roadmap & Vendor Review

Building Success Together

In order to provide the best value of our services to our customers, we strongly feel the foundation of a long term mutually beneficial relationship begins with a shared view of the road map. Ideally, we like to learn about our customer’s business road map first and technology road map after that. Learning your company’s vision helps us tremendously in aligning the right tools for the job to help you get there.

Our philosophy is that technology roadmaps should be living, breathing documents that grow and evolve. Often, roadmaps are rigid or worse, rushed to be done before fiscal start and not reviewed until the end of the fiscal year. This puts the technology team in a reactive state which in-turn limits flexibility for the next roadmap. We work in partnership to review the technology roadmap with our customers on a quarterly basis to ensure key milestones were achieved and we have manoeuvrability available based on any upcoming business needs. This methodology also keep the technology teams focused on achieving those milestones within the set time frame.

As a company grows so does their list of vendors in all areas due to the increased complexities of business. We work closely with our customer to help streamline that communication and procurement funnel where possible while ensuring competitive pricing is achieved across the board. We aim to provide agility on our end so your internal workflows are not disturbed on the purchasing, invoicing and accounting sides.

Real life example:

Prepare

A global customer with a large MPLS deployment was looking to reduce cost and complexity for intra-site connectivity in the various hub and spoke regions.

Plan

Upon extensive assessment, the data across the MPLS planes was analyzed and evaluated for the DMVPN usage.

Design

Network diagrams along with appropriate hardware, licensing and an implementation road map were created for multi-tier approvals within the customer environment.

Implementation

After a detailed POC (proof of concept) was approved, DMVPN was rolled out in one of the regions.

Operate

DMVPN was further assessed for other use cases for a combination of hub and spoke along with mesh configurations to provide faster intra site connectivity with reducing cost and complexity.

Optimise

Ongoing feedback was gathered from the sites to ensure consistency in performance and reliability.

In summary:

The entire cost of the DMVPN solution was a fraction of the existing MPLS infrastructure costs. The solution not only recovered its investment in under six months but also provided much faster speeds to end users’ application experience. The solution ultimately proved to be more reliable and less complex to manage, enabling a roll out across the organisation.

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