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Enhancing Network Infrastructure: Case Study on SD WAN Rollout for a Leading global construction company

12 February 2024


Project Overview

On Demand supplied a team of three engineers to assist the leading global construction company with the rollout of their SD WAN project in Sydney and Melbourne. This team, including two field network security engineers with Palo Alto/Meraki expertise, was responsible for managing network setups, decommissions, and relocations for construction sites and head offices.

Service Scope

Network Setup and Management:

  • Ownership of network-related setups, decommissions, and relocations.
  • Collaboration with site setup coordinators and deskside teams for timely network service delivery.
  • Configuration and management of Meraki switches, MX devices, and Wireless access points.

Skill Requirements:

  • 4+ years’ experience with Cisco Meraki devices.
  • Network & security operations management experience, with proficiency in network management tools like SolarWinds.
  • Expertise in WAN technologies (SDWAN, MPLS, ADSL, LL, 4G/LTE).
  • Experience with telco vendor management for service connections and feasibility studies.
  • Strong understanding of networking principles, including routing protocols (OSPF, BGP), IP telephony, and video conferencing products.
  • Proficiency in Windows Server network server roles (DHCP, NPS, DNS) and troubleshooting skills.

Team Leadership:

  • The team lead, an expert in network resource management and cloud migration, reported directly to the global construction company.
  • Key focus on firewall rule determination for migrating applications to Azure, supporting migrations, and troubleshooting.

Key Skillset for Team Lead:

  • Advanced experience with network and security appliances, including Azure networking components.
  • Proficiency in IAC provisioning and vulnerability management.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to mentor and train junior staff.
  • Flexibility for out-of-hours works as part of a global team.

Project Impact

The deployment of a skilled team significantly contributed to the efficient and secure rollout of the SD WAN project. Through their expertise in network and security operations, cloud migration, and vendor management, On Demand effectively addressed the complex requirements of our client, ensuring a robust and reliable network infrastructure.

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