Creating a fully scalable, seamless network was imperative for Flex’s continued success.
Flex’s data centers in both Sacramento and Hong Kong are responsible for over $23 billion of their revenue. Each one of their customers in their factories around the world rely on secure access to these data centers in order to share designs and create products for manufacturing.
Our Key Challenge
Upgrading their data center network from old hardware and processes into a next-gen network that was software-defined, and as automated as possible.
Migrating from legacy and proprietary technology to a full ecosystem that was agile, flexible, secure, and scalable.
Implementing a robust and tiered out-of-band management network.
Our Pathway to a Solution
The updated Data Center needed to seamlessly connect the Flext business, its customers, and its partners.
To develop the best approach, we spent 12-months testing all technologies available. In testing, we used VXLAN in a massive scale to achieve layer 3 networking, while still supporting layer 2 at the rack level.
Then we built orchestration workflows for automating network operations and to explore available technologies and their modules.
Creating a Custom Solution for Flex
Throughout the project, the Armature sales and engineering teams collaborated to ensure they had a clear vision of what needed to be accomplished in the short amount of time. The Armature team always went above and beyond to ensure that Flex was satisfied with their services by working after and beyond the hours they were assigned.
Ongoing Support for Legacy Infrastructure
We created a full layer 3 network with VXLAN to support the current server layer.
We centralized management of all the network components for configuration and monitoring, using Arista Cloudvision and Palo Alto Panorama.
Automate Security Provisioning
We fully-automated networking and security-provisioning system using Ansible, with integrations built into ServiceNow and networking components to on-the-fly provision ports.
Develop the Right Policies
And we developed security policies they could utilize moving forward.
We are good at remediating and making sure our project is done successfully and on time. This is because our engineers are experienced in solving the unexpected problems originating from the legacy systems. We believe that our success is our customer’s success, which is why fixing problems that arise after the deployment is just as important as delivering the project itself.– Jacob Elziq, CEO