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NSX Implementation

Client: Teranet
Industry: Distribution

Teranet is the Canadian leader in statutory registry services with an extensive expertise in land and commercial. Their innovative commercial solutions connect government, business and consumers through the delivery and transformation of registry services, data solutions and e-conveyancing, while always maintaining the highest standards of reliability and integrity.

Challenges

  • Effectively secure a new application that is fully virtualized in a micro-segmented environment

Our Contribution

A long-time partner of Teranet, ESI’s approach was a design based and architectural process to ensure the application installation was the right fit for the client.

ESI met on several instances with the Teranet team to get a better sense of the challenges that were being faced and assessing how best to accommodate them. ESI was granted access to the client’s IT storage and network to collect data to allow a thorough assessment.

This assessment determined that securing the virtual application was very important. When looking at the options for micro-segmentation (firewall around every single server) as the optimal solution, VMware NSX was the right way to go to answer Teranet’s needs.

This network virtualization platform is able to operate independently of the underlying physical topology. Entire networks are able to be spun up, moved, snapshot, or deleted with the same operational model of a VM.

Services

Strategic Advice
Virtualization Solution
Solution Integration

Outcomes

Monitoring of information to guarantee a general overview of the network and security functions. Networking decoupled from the physical device, and embedded directly into the hypervisor to gain performance. Networking and security positioned to see the physical network and the virtual environment, enabling dynamic, context-based decisions to be made or automated. Functionality distributed across the entire data center, where networking and security are available, enforceable, and adaptable everywhere in the environment.