Personal Care & Consumer Health Goods

Puppet configuration management for personal health and care.

An Overview

The Challenge

This multi-national consumer packaged goods (CPG) corporation was challenged to react and scale its IT environment in response to business transformation initiatives. Lacking the in-house expertise to implement software management tools across a multi-cloud environment, this CPG corporation sought an experienced partner to efficiently and effectively implement a powerful infrastructure automation and delivery capability tool to drive the rapid deployment of compute nodes.

The Solution

2nd Watch designed and deployed a Puppet Enterprise (PE) Configuration Management solution to satisfy the CPG corporations desired end state of a fully automate computed node deployment with full configuration management tools.

The Outcome

By developing and deploying a multi-cloud configuration management solution, this CPG company enabled faster deployment and enhanced security controls for its cloud environments enabling it to react to business transformation initiatives allowing developers and operations to perform at higher efficiencies.

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About the Business

This multi-national consumer packaged goods corporation specializes in a wide range of personal health/consumer health and personal care and hygiene products organized into several segments including beauty, grooming, health care, fabric & home care, and baby, feminine, & family care.

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The Business Problem

After establishing a significant AWS and Azure instance footprint, the consumer goods corporation needed a partner to help support its cloud environment by deploying a Puppet Enterprise (PE) Configuration Management solution.

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The Solution

2nd Watch worked with the company to review Puppet Enterprise design requirements, including access and security, certificate, reporting, logging, tagging methodology, high availability, DR strategy, shell scripting, and repository. 2nd Watch then designed and deployed the Puppet configuration management architecture, configuring and testing the HA configuration and testing and validating the PE environment. 2nd Watch developed a test plan for each of the company’s modules as well system end-to-end testing for the entire cloud environment.

Implementing the Puppet modules, this CPG company requested 2nd Watch perform “hands-on keyboard” development and implementation within its Azure subscription. 2nd Watch then created a Best Practice Guide for module creation and implementation and provided a skeleton for module design.

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Delivering the Business Benefits

By developing and deploying a multi-cloud configuration management solution, this CPG company enabled faster deployment and enhanced security controls for its cloud environments enabling it to react to business transformation initiatives allowing developers and operations to perform at higher efficiencies. 2nd Watch also deployed new and Improved tagging and logging methodologies and provided post-engagement support to help train the company’s staff on configuration and management changes.