Global SD-WAN transformation in midst of business carve-out

A global service provider engaged Cavell engineering services to support a key client, drawing on Cavell’s expertise in complex migrations.

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Company Size





The client is a European multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company.

Key stakeholders
  • Global Director of Network & Perimeter Security Operations

  • Head of Network Architecture & Engineering

  • Senior Director Global Networks

  • Network & Security Architecture

  • Programme Management – Network Separation

  • Security & Risk

The Challenge

In the midst of an aggressive roll-out of SD-WAN to support cloud transformation, the client’s R&D and factories infrastructure had to be migrated (separated) with minimal downtime and impact to the availability of performance of the network. 

Client Needs

  • Cloud Adoption – Migration to Azure

  • Reduction in network and security costs

  • Increase in performance over the network

  • Network separation or the carve out



Global sites migrated to SD-WAN


Sites' global network separation

Our Responsibilities

  • Requirements & stakeholders management

  • Developing target architecture

  • Migration & implementation plan

  • Overseeing implementation & operation

The Outcome

Successful migration of 400 sites in different geographical regions (including China). The architecture and migration plan we developed and executed delivered the expected outcomes.

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