Our Reference Architecture for a Secured, Cloud Scalable Remote Work Solution​​​

Azure Solution Map for Cloud Scalable Network

​​The rmsource Professional and Managed Services teams have been working with our customers for quite some time to implement cloud/hybrid-cloud architectures. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, we thought it would be helpful to share our Best Practice Reference Architecture that we use when engaging with a new customer. ​rmsource has developed this unique set of tools and services to form our Solution Map. This approach allows us to be agile and secure in the support of many different types of workloads.

We bring together the power of the Microsoft Azure Cloud, Office 365 and Teams with Check Point’s CloudGuard and Sandblast Endpoint agent to enable your organization – no matter where your employees are accessing it. ​

Cloud Scalable Solution Map Components

  • Virtual Network protection and Site-to-Site VPN – Check Point CloudGuard IaaS
  • Client Endpoint protection and VPN connections – Check Point CloudGuard IaaS and Sandblast Agent
  • Private WAN – Microsoft Express Route
  • Application Load Balancing and WAF – Azure App Gateway
  • Web Application Server as a Service – Azure App Service
  • Application Servers – Azure VM and VM Scale Sets​
  • Data Storage as a Service – Azure Storage
  • Desktop as a Service – Windows Virtual Desktop
  • SQL Database and Data Warehouse as a Service – Azure SQL Managed Instance
  • IT Operations – Azure App Insights, Log Analytics​, Bastion Host, Backup, Automation, and Monitoring
  • Cloud Security Governance and SIEM – Azure Security Center and Sentinel

Additional companion components within the Microsoft 365 Cloud

  • Team Content Collaboration with Real-Time Co-Authoring – Microsoft Teams
  • Voice, Chat, Web Conferencing, Screen Sharing – Microsoft Teams
  • Phone System, Voicemail and PSTN calling plans – Microsoft Teams
  • Intranet and Extranet collaboration – SharePoint and Teams
  • Application Development and Automation – Azure DevOps, Data Factory, Power Platform
  • Email and Calendaring – Exchange Online

Regardless of where your organization is along the digital transformation journey, leveraging available solutions and feature sets can help your remote workforce better adjust to working from home. Staying focused on security, productivity, and most importantly, the health of your teams is key as we all work together through the COVID-19 pandemic. ​​

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