When the COVID-19 crisis hit, people were forced home, hospitals were quickly overwhelmed, and the economy dissolved into a recession. As companies are working hard to support their employees, serve their clients and survive, IT leaders are in the forefront now more than ever.
InterVision created and deployed the VPN accounts they needed quickly, so that normal business operations hardly missed a beat. While doing this, our team worked with the client to increase the integrity of their VPN accounts by adding several additional layers of security, such as AD authentication and MFA for their SSL VPN.
After engaging with InterVision, the client aligned upon Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to meet their company objectives for uptime following a disruption, as well as provide ongoing data protection.
InterVision worked closely with MSJC and AWS to determine the most appropriate autoscaling policies to both limit cost and ensure necessary resources were continually available. Within two days, we had completed a production environment deployment of their five initial applications on AppStream 2.0. MSJC subsequently trained more than 300 employees in the following two days, thereby allowing their staff and faculty access to the critical enterprise applications.
InterVision provisioned an AWS cloud architecture that included AWS WorkSpaces Desktop, Identity Management via Microsoft Active Directory, and AWS Transit Gateway using Palo Alto Networks firewalls for their complex networking and routing needs. In the end, most projects of this scale take approximately 3 months but COVID-19 brought the best out in both teams and our strong 24x7 collaboration, deep bench, and systemic automation allowed us to complete this project in one week.
InterVision's depth of expertise in remote workforce enablement made us a good fit for their project's objective. We worked closely with their IT team to provision a new VPN with Cisco's AnyConnect that not only connected employees to their IT systems remotely, but also emphasized the necessary security and compliance standards they needed.
InterVision's team migrated their colocation virtual machines (VMs) to our IaaS platform for improved capacity and reliability, a configuration and approach that was designed overnight and completed in a day.
InterVision has partnered with Strategic Blue and major organizations like AWS and UC San Diego to fight COVID-19 by delivering cloud migrations to companies that need fast transitions to a more accessible, flexible and scalable virtual environment for workloads, data storage and daily technology operations.