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A Government Defence department improves its data and network architecture

Client and Project Introduction

Striving for top-of-the-line advancement throughout its course, the client had stacked changes of legacy Systems-Designs and Databases. Thus, resulting in challenging change & operations management.

Service/Solution Benefits

We aimed to set a clear base-line understanding of their envisioned IT environment,

  • including both physical & logical layers,
  • providing them with the right underlying building blocks to enhance their IT infrastructure.

To achieve this, MDS SI Proposed Consultancy Services with the main objective to

  • Perform a comprehensive assessment of the customer’s main and remote sites’ existing IT infrastructure,
  • Utilize best IT practices to analyze and deliver the targeted Customer objectives.
  • The solution was built based on the TOGAF Methodology approach and included the following major milestones:
    • Collect & review the current existing IT Infrastructure & IT Corporate Systems Health & Status
    • Assess the whole infrastructure compliance with the Customer’s current & future business & technological objectives.
    • Conduct a Gap Analysis and identify the IT Infrastructure & IT Corporate Systems Bottlenecks, and opportunities for improvements.
    • Analyze and break down the outcomes into multiple milestones, based on their urgency,
    • Assess the outcome initiatives and develop a 3-5 Years IT Enhancement Roadmap including the project’s initiatives descriptions and priorities.

Customer Need and Challenges Constraints

We understood that: for the client, to achieve optimum operational functionality, we needed to:

  • Upgrade their Inefficient, Unreliable IT
  • Set in Standard, Industry-Compliant Procedures
  • Balance out Infrastructural visibility

And had to do so horizontally, across

  • 70 Sites Distributed over 9 Regions in KSA
  • 2k+ Network Devices
  • Vague Design Architecture
  • 9 Independent Networks Silo, Each with its own DC