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Barracuda NextGen Firewall for Azure Humanitas customer case

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Barracuda Networks • Humanitas DMH Deploys Barracuda NextGen Firewall F on Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to Enhance Security and Client Care Practices 2 To implement this ideal solution, Humanitas DMH had to answer some key logistical questions: Could they securely migrate certain workloads to the public cloud, and keep the rest on-premises? If so, how would they maintain visibility and security across all environments? Humanitas DMH realized it would be an early adopter of such technology in the Netherlands, so the company came up with a strategy to seamlessly deploy and maintain this new infrastructure across both on-premises and in cloud implementations. Synergetic Solutions Humanitas DMH decided to move most of its on-premises services to the cloud, leveraging both Microsoft Azure and Vancis (a local Dutch cloud). To increase security and visibility between both cloud deployments, Humanitas DMH began exploring different options to securely connect the two clouds. The company deployed Azure ExpressRoute, which creates private connections between its Azure data center deployment, on-premises environment, and Dutch cloud platform. Planning for the Future Humanitas DMH is currently in the process of rebuilding its IT infrastructure and migrating the rest of the workloads. By the end of summer 2016, Feenstra expects that 75% of their workloads will run on Azure, while 25% of the legacy systems and client data will remain on-premises. The company is also making the transition from Azure Service Management (ASM) to Azure Resource Manager (ARM) to group all aspects of their solution and consequently streamline management and monitoring. Results and Impact Humanitas DMH was the first company to deploy the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series in the Netherlands. This meant that the company had no access to local preferred suppliers to help install the firewall. Recognizing this gap, Barracuda reached out to offer them training and engineering resources to complete the setup. Currently, Humanitas DMH is utilizing the knowledge gained from Barracuda's training to implement the firewall to meet the requirements. The company will then work with a Barracuda engineer to ensure that everything runs correctly. In addition to the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series' pay-as-you-go (PAYG) structure, low setup cost, and bring-your-own-license (BYOL) capabilities, Azure also offered features that were especially attractive to Humanitas DMH. The customizable, remote applications set the stage for a more future- ready way of connecting healthcare professionals with clients. Barracuda has enabled IT innovation at Humanitas DMH. If it wasn't for the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series, we wouldn't have made the move to Azure. We wanted to have a contingency plan in place for connections and security, and Barracuda has changed the way we're looking at architecture. Kevin Feenstra IT Manager Humanitas DMH

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