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Global Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Visibility in the Manufacturing Industry: A Case Study

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 Global Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Visibility in the Manufacturing Industry: A Case Study - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Drones - VTOL & VTOL Hybrid Drones
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Hybrid Cloud
Applicable Industries
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • National Security & Defense
Applicable Functions
  • Product Research & Development
Use Cases
  • Supply Chain Visibility
  • Tamper Detection
Services
  • Cloud Planning, Design & Implementation Services
The Challenge
The multinational manufacturer was grappling with a complex and unmanageable network infrastructure due to the presence of thousands of subscriptions on multiple clouds. The company's network was organized to support innovation across various verticals, but the lack of visibility into the cloud subscriptions posed a significant challenge. The cloud and networking teams needed to manage the allocation of IP addresses and namespaces to avoid conflicts and respond securely to queries across on-premises and the cloud. They also needed to track usage for service health, security, and compliance purposes. However, the cloud service providers (CSPs) were not cooperative in providing the multi-cloud visibility they required.
The Customer
About The Customer
The customer is a multinational manufacturer with a corporate structure and network designed to support world-class innovation across a number of verticals. The company had thousands of subscriptions on multiple clouds, which made their network infrastructure complex and difficult to manage. The lack of visibility into these subscriptions posed a significant challenge for the company's cloud and networking teams, who needed to manage the allocation of IP addresses and namespaces, respond securely to queries across on-premises and the cloud, and track usage for service health, security, and compliance purposes.
The Solution
Despite the lack of support from CSPs, the company's cloud, network infrastructure, and security teams collaborated to devise a solution. They decided to leverage DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI), a technology they were already using, to bridge the gap. In a discussion with BlueCat, their on-premises DDI vendor, they discovered that DDI could be used to extend central visibility and control to their cloud(s). The solution they developed with BlueCat provided visibility into their environment, enabled seamless multi-cloud and on-premises name resolution, improved the company's security and risk posture, and optimized traffic flow by enabling secure local internet breakout from cloud instances.
Operational Impact
  • The collaboration between the company's cloud and network architects and BlueCat's DDI experts resulted in a solution that provided much-needed visibility into their environment. This solution not only improved the company's security and risk posture but also optimized traffic flow by enabling secure local internet breakout from cloud instances. The case study underscores the importance of network teams having visibility and input into hybrid cloud design, as 88% of cloud and networking professionals agree. The company's experience demonstrates that DDI can be a valuable tool in addressing hybrid cloud's interconnectivity challenges.

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