NNE (formerly NNE Pharmaplan) is an international engineering company specializing in the life science industry. The company provides expertise and engineering services to pharmaceutical companies, the medical industry, biotechnology companies, and other related industries.
Among the various services offered by NNE are the design and construction of production facilities, process optimization and efficiency consulting, quality assurance and validation, and technical support. The company specializes in helping clients comply with the strict regulations in the life science industry.
One of the challenges for the organization was keeping track of the various Azure applications, including the difficulty in determining who was responsible for the systems, who they belonged to, whether the resources available in Azure were being used, and last but not least whether they were compliant. This often is a challenge for organizations that structure work in different teams and units with different needs and work with processes in many different ways without necessarily working together. Additionally, everything was consolidated into very few subscriptions, making it more difficult to separate billing/access. In addition to these very recognizable ownership challenges, the network setup was neither flexible nor scalable, and since the plan was to expand the network, a lot of development would be required to expand, which would be necessary since the strategy was to move more things to Azure.
NNE wanted to build a more reliable, cost-effective, and flexible Azure cloud IT architecture and establish a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) as the foundation for the company's future cloud journey and development. This required collaboration from different parts of the organization, including IT security, architecture, operations/development, and finance. It was crucial to establish a central cloud governance function in the form of a CCoE to ensure that all cloud services were used in a controlled and secure manner.