CIO Joe Drouin manages connectivity and security for the PulteGroup home construction corporation, a company with branch offices across the United States. When he joined the company, PulteGroup relied on legacy technology that no longer supported the needs of its evolving business.
Drouin worked to move PulteGroup forward from its “accidental architecture” of legacy hardware, applications, and point solutions. The Pulte team developed a transformation roadmap for a cloud-centric, modular, flexible, elastic, scalable, API-centered architecture. The changes weren’t all technical: The team had to transform a culture of outdated, custom-developed, built-on-prem mindsets. After cloud transformation, PulteGroup stakeholders have reduced MPLS and maintenance expenses, accelerated performance with local internet breakouts, and reduced their administrative overhead.
Move forward from “accidental architecture”: legacy hardware, applications, point solutions
Reduce MPLS backhauling
Prioritize data-center, internet traffic with direct connectivity
Flexibility: Simplify systems management
Roadmap a cloud-centric, modular, flexible, elastic, scalable, API-centered architecture
Transform outdated DIY, built-on-prem culture
Shift on-prem .NET, SQL stacks to Azure
Roll out Office 365
Deploy local internet breakouts
Reduced costs: MPLS, on-prem hardware maintenance
Faster connectivity, user experience with local internet breakouts
More flexible architecture:
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