GCP Marketplace Enables Seamless Migration for Ride-Hailing Platform

Executive Overview:

Converge and Palo Alto Networks worked with a global ride-hailing company to propose a solution to provide them support on remaining Firewall estate while getting them into an ELA/ESA on their new backbone environment.

The Challenge:

The client’s challenge was optimizing their massive PAN estate and figuring out how to best accommodate keeping the decommissioned, smaller FWs at their offices under support while migrating to the larger FWs in the new backbone data centers. All of this needed to be done while being cost-effective with increased security challenges and new associated licensing. Converge recommend using GCP Marketplace.

Converge Solution:

The solution provided the company’s Procurement and Finance teams predictable OPEX pricing over the next three years while they expand and deploy their new environment. Converge was also able to recommend using Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Marketplace as the procurement vehicle to execute this ELA/ESA.

The Result:

By taking advantage of the GCP Marketplace as the procurement vehicle for this ELA/ESA, the client was able to see a substantial benefit to their proposal. GCP provided additional PAN support services in the deal.