Accelerating Merger & Acquisitions with Prosimo
Merging companies present both opportunities and challenges. Achieving a successful integration of people, processes, and technology is essential in determining the outcome of any large-scale merger or acquisition. The timelines for completing such integrations are often tight, with high expectations to meet.
Most acquisitions aim to create synergies that can result in incremental financial benefits beyond what each company can achieve independently. However, this approach can become much more complex when viewed through the lens of a CIO or CISO.
In modern times, the decision to adopt cloud computing by enterprises has become a business-oriented decision rather than being influenced by technology. In case of M&A activities, the decision-makers may not include IT leadership, but they will be responsible for executing the integration. Therefore, the success or failure of the integration process relies on the capability of the CIO/CISO and their teams to execute it efficiently. With proper planning and foresight in architecture, the integration process can be completed much more efficiently, resulting in a significant reduction in integration time. This shortened timeline can ultimately lead to the acceleration of revenue, potentially generating millions of dollars in additional income.
Fig 1. Merging Cloud environments from two companies is a complex challenge for acquiring IT Team
While M&A integration doesn’t have to bring business to a standstill, successful integration is essential for the acquisition to deliver value. The success of an acquisition depends heavily on the effective integration of the acquired company’s operations with that of the acquiring company. While IT integration can take time, it is crucial to ensure the long-term value of the acquisition.
The Prosimo Full Stack Cloud Transit Platform helps accelerate the integration process by simplifying cloud network and security infrastructure, embracing public cloud service providers, and providing a consistent network architecture, security, orchestration, and automation with operational visibility. It is important to have architectural foresight, whether preparing to merge, acquire, or be acquired, to create a consistent cloud network and security architecture that empowers the IT team to drive the integration process. Inadequate preparation can lead to an inability to accelerate integration, which can adversely affect the success of the acquisition.
Prosimo provides a streamlined solution to IT integration that reduces complexity and accelerates timelines. By leveraging Prosimo’s Full stack platform, customers can significantly reduce integration timelines from an average of 6+ months down to just weeks. This not only saves engineering teams valuable time and effort by minimizing manual IT configurations, but also enables the CIO and their team to accelerate the organization’s timelines and achieve business objectives tied to M&A activity. With Prosimo, customers can confidently approach M&A activities with a proven solution that delivers rapid and successful integrations, ultimately driving business growth and success.
One of the biggest technical challenges in an acquisition is integrating the technology systems of the two companies and enabling them to connect to shared resources and authorized resources on Day-1. This can include merging databases, consolidating user
identities, extending the software and shared IT tools to acquired companies, and ensuring that all systems are authorized and compatible with each other.
Unfortunately, organizations continue to use legacy methods, technology and processes when integrating cloud after a merger or acquisition—slowing operational connectivity while hamstringing the newly formed company with unnecessary network complexity and technical debt.
Acquisitions face significant challenges related to skills gaps and resource management, with personnel playing a critical role in the equation. Prosimo addresses these challenges by standardizing operational skills across multiple cloud platforms, enabling professionals to seamlessly deploy and manage network and security infrastructure across different cloud environments.
In addition, Prosimo streamlines the deployment of network and security infrastructure, automating routine delivery tasks to improve resource efficiency. This allows valuable resources to focus on critical integration and architectural tasks, freeing them up to drive better business outcomes. By providing these capabilities, Prosimo helps organizations optimize their resources and enhance their overall performance in multi-cloud environments.
The Prosimo Full Stack Cloud Transit Platform
Prosimo is a cloud-native solution for a modern approach to complex challenges.
Prosimo challenges the conventional approach to cloud networking by creating a secure network fabric at Layer 3 and – optionally – through Layer 7 at the application layer. This flexibility means that you may connect subnets within one cloud or across clouds with the flexibility to microsegment down to an individual IP address. Whether it is between CSP regions or crossing over to another cloud (public or private), Prosimo establishes secure transit with consistent policy in only minutes. This requires limited understanding of CSP services and zero need to understand or configure network policies at the L3/4 level which reduces your exposure to technical debt.
Prosimo’s full-stack cloud transit is the only cloud network built on an elastic Kubernetes architecture that understands and speaks the language of cloud-native infrastructure. Because Prosimo speaks cloud-native, it establishes connectivity by working in concert with the most efficient network services of individual CSPs without the bottlenecks of monolithic virtual appliances. Regardless of whether you are using Transit Gateway in AWS or VNet peering in Azure, Prosimo orchestrates the connectivity between functions and clouds, selects the best possible path, and then provides you with a global view of your cloud networks and apps. This is how Prosimo has become the first autonomous cloud networking platform: Prosimo manages all aspects of cloud transit network stack – including security and performance – without the operational baggage or downtime of conventional networking.
Fig 2. Prosimo helps to make network and security infrastructure deployment more efficient by automating routine tasks.
With Prosimo, organizations gain the flexibility to take advantage of the many networking services natively offered by a cloud to build on their network, our extensive capability provides flexibility to use our constructs across all clouds . In addition, they can implement a variety of use cases using advanced networking features native to the platform
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