Cisco Secure Workload
About the Client
One of the world's largest defense contractors with a business requirement for detailed
application visibility and granular security controls. The customer was migrating to a new
greenfield environment for the purpose of modernizing the data center and building out
a new private cloud architecture. They required deep application visibility for the
migration followed by an enhanced security model on the new infrastructure. Cisco Secure Workload was chosen for its unique ability to address these requirements. Business
Technology Architects (BTA) was chosen to deliver the Proof-of-Value (PoV) and adoption
Business Drivers for Product Purchase
To provide enhanced IT agility the customer planned to migrate existing workloads onto a greenfield private cloud architecture with enhanced service-catalogue capabilities. The two primary requirements for the migration were dependency visibility for the purpose of migration and enhanced agile security after migration.
CSW was chosen to provide insight into the
application migrations stage as well as workload
protection that could be deployed within the existing legacy environment then carried forward
seamlessly into the new private cloud environment.
Deciding Factors for Utilizing BTA for Adoption Services
BTA was engaged due to the existing relationship
with the customer built upon several successful new
technology adoption engagements. The customer
was familiar with BTA's full-suite adoptions service
and the business outcomes it drove. Additionally
BTA's operational offload service would allow the
customer to outsource the day-to-day operations of
Tetration to BTA during the 6-12 months where they
would be focusing on the data-center migration.
Cisco Secure Workload
The total engagement occurred over nine months. The first six months were dedicated to product deployment, and integration. Additionally, within those six months Tetration was used to model a migration plan based on existing application dependencies. Months 6-9 focused on policy discovery, build and deployment.
Because of the nature of CSW, specifically
workload level enforcement, all new policy was built
and tested in the legacy data center. Once verified in
the existing environment all policy would be
migrated naturally along with the workload
migration within the scheduled migration plan.
rules created &