cloudEQ is working with this global Fortune 500 client in the Retail Service industry to lead a POC, Pilot and subsequent global roll out of Azure SCCM CMG (Cloud Management Gateway) global deployment.
The client was in the process of a cloud migration lead by cloudEQ to consolidate services and retire physical data centers throughout the globe. As the client migrated the SCCM and SCOM environments to Azure they began encountering Intermittent MPLS (WAN) network service interruptions affecting other applications while deploying large packaged applications.
POC AND PILOT
To meet the initial goals, cloudEQ setup an Azure CMG – PaaS solution both domestically and internationally, establishing the initial footprint necessary for a POC. Working in conjunction with the local counties we established initial locations, security requirements, evaluation / success criteria, communication and testing timelines. Established a communication and risk mitigation strategy that includes:
Improve the download/deployment time of SCCM packages via CMG.
Increase the flexibility for large package distribution
Reduce requirements for WAN upgrades
Leverage lower cost network connectivity
The successful POC and Pilot solution took 6 months for requirements, build, evaluation and pilot deployment. The full This implementation gave them the capabilities to deploy packages via the store internet connection to Azure, increased efficiency of the deployments, in some cases upwards of 5 times faster. With this now deploying via the internet, we have eliminated the possible of MPLS network saturation.