Our Reference Architecture for a Secured, Cloud Scalable 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 popular trend of full-time or near full-time work from home, 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, Microsoft 365 and Check Point’s CloudGuard and Harmony 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 Firewall
  • Client Endpoint protection and VPN connections – Check Point Harmony Endpoint and Mobile Agent
  • Private WAN – Microsoft Express Route
  • Application Load Balancing and WAF – Azure App Gateway, Azure Load Balancer
  • Web Application Server as a Service – Azure App Service
  • Application Servers – Azure Apps, Azure Functions, 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, Azure Synapse and Data Explorer
  • IT Operations -Azure Monitor, Azure App Insights, Log Analytics​, Bastion Host, Backup, Automation, and Monitoring
  • Cloud Security Governance and SIEM – Check Point, Microsoft Defender for Cloud 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. ​​

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