We don't currently have a cloud adoption strategy. Applications are mainly in our own datacentres.
We’ve deployed in the hybrid cloud (i.e. public/private), as well as to our own datacentres.
We’ve deployed SaaS-based applications in the public cloud.
Network reliability – even if it comes at increased cost.
Agility – balancing cost, reliability and flexibility.
Cost – most applications are on cloud/SaaS and don't demand high reliability.
We’re currently undertaking cloud migration – and WAN transformation will follow in the longer term.
We’ve completed cloud migration and are actively working on our WAN transformation strategy for the midterm.
We’ve completed our WAN transformation projects.
A good percentage of our IT budget will be spent on WAN transformation.
We’ll be spending a portion of the IT budget on WAN transformation.
Most WAN transformation projects are complete, so there will be no additional budget available in the near term.
Mainly MPLS with Active/Standby.
Hybrid – MPLS and internet with Active/Standby.
Hybrid – mainly internet and some MPLS with Active/Active.
Regional breakout through regional DC or HQ site.
Each site has an MPLS and internet circuit. Internet breakout occurs locally.
Our WAN is mainly internet-based, with multiple internet connections (DIA/Broadband/4G) for local breakout through cloud-based SGW.
We manage in-house drawing upon multiple suppliers/technologies for our underlying network.
It’s partially managed, as we have multiple suppliers/technologies – some managed in-house and others through NSPs.
We have a one-stop-shop network service provider solution.
This is a major challenge we’re looking to resolve with our current architecture.
It needs some re-configuration of the current architecture.
Our current architecture responds quickly to changing business needs.
This is a major challenge given the current solution – one we currently need to address.
Our current provider and IT systems are unable to scale quickly and require additional investment.
Our current solution is globally scalable to manage multiple technologies and multiple underlying suppliers.
We currently have three to four branch devices addressing different network functions.
We’re actively looking at solutions to reduce branch complexities.
Most of the functions are cloud-based or consolidated in a single branch device.
We don't have complete visibility of all applications running on our network.
We statically configure latency/jitter sensitive applications for routing over MPLS. Other applications are routed over the Internet.
We have set up application-aware routing so that applications dynamically route via multiple paths based on their performance needs.
Our MPLS network is sized to support current bandwidth and to optimise the cost.
We have over-provisioning on our hybrid network to accommodate increased bandwidth needs.
We’re able to use low-cost internet technologies to achieve higher capacity and manage load balancing.
We currently rely on standard network SLAs such as packet loss, jitter, latency etc.
We’re looking at network analytics as part of our NSP's managed WAN solution.
We manage our network analytics platform internally for visibility and control of application performance.
Security is a top concern and is directly impacting our transformation initiatives.
We work with NSPs to provide security architecture that aligns to new IT infrastructure.
Security is not a concern. We have a continuous process for security assessment.
Our site or regional IT teams manage their own respective policies.
We manage network and security policy centrally by manually configuring individual sites.
We implement network and security policy using centralised policy management technology.
We rely on third party assessment.
We have an internal security compliance organisation which needs to sign off on new IT architecture solutions.
We work with our NSPs to ensure our managed solution is compliant with security and regulations.
We’ll keep our MPLS as primary and add internet as secondary.
We’re looking to reduce our MPLS bandwidth and increase adoption of business-grade DIA only to maintain user SLAs.
We’re looking to move towards internet-based WAN with increased use of DIA, as well as low-cost broadband, 4G LTE etc.
Complexities have increased due to the hybrid environment and are impacting productivity, as well as the cost of existing IT operations. We’re investing in scaling existing internal IT operations.
We’re currently evaluating managed solutions through MSPs/NSPs for simplifying IT operations.
We’ve experienced no major impact on internal operations. We can upskill IT operations and have the right MSPs to manage the new environment.
Working with existing suppliers to lower the cost of existing infrastructure with minimal technology changes.
Moving applications to cloud and branch sites with hybrid connectivity and DIY management.
Working with MSPs who specialise in cloud and WAN transformation with defined business objectives.
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