IGNW: A Cisco DSI Driving Programmability Superiority

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Andrew Cadwell, CEO
"We are not a traditional partner with Cisco. IGNW is DSI or Digital Solution Integrator who does not directly sell Cisco hardware or solutions but creates an enormous amount of influence over the buying cycle by integrating Cisco products, software, and APIs with customer environments. Most importantly, it ensures certain practices like automation, orchestration, multi-cloud and DevOps,” begins Andrew Cadwell, CEO of IGNW. Rapid and holistic digital transformation is a significant hurdle that appears before businesses. In effect, firms need a well-designed and executed digital strategy to ensure the desired technical, operational, and financial outcomes. To this end, IGNW builds a strategic roadmap to facilitate customers’ digital journey, steering them through convoluted digital environments and customizes Cisco solutions through automation, software, and APIs to ultimately drive effective business outcomes. “We create northbound and southbound integration to either create business process automation or enhance the business operations. Our team solves a plethora of problems such as helping clients to integrate Cisco software tooling into their existing automation environments or enabling a Cisco partner to build software for their customer that might amalgamate with Cisco products to dispel manual configuration and provisioning processes,” says Cadwell.

Being a Cisco DSI partner, IGNW does not need to maintain a traditional sales team; instead, the Cisco account team or a partner directly introduces them to a customer to remediate a specific problem. Then, IGNW moves into a contract-based relationship through the partner or directly and devises relevant solutions. IGNW’s approach serves two-fold purposes. First, it disentangles the complicated riddles that clients come across and secondly, allows Cisco’s technology to be stickier, ensuring adoption and future-proofing. After the implementation of solutions, IGNW provides necessary support services. Most importantly, a nimble team of software engineers, DevOps and automation engineers, and cloud architects with a comprehensive understanding of practical scenario play a vital role in understanding and answering quandaries of clients.
With such a nonpareil and unwavering approach, IGNW has added several clients to its list, including giants such as global airlines, hedge funds, large utility firms, and big retailers. The story of a customer with a global network of ships best exhibits how IGNW’s offerings are tailored to tackle diverse needs. The client was in search of launching a cloud-based application, but it was challenging to having consistent connectivity to the cloud from the middle of the ocean. Engaging with the client, IGNW architected a way to let them ‘carry the cloud’ by leveraging cloud native deployment on Cisco Hyperflex and Cisco’s CCP Kubernetes distribution, with full CI/CD and automation tools across the solution. Finally, they enabled the client to easily access the cloud-based application while at sea, and exchange application updates when at port.


We reject the status quo in the industry and tackle the toughest problems, and our graph of success depends on that of our customers and partners like Cisco

Another client, a large public utility, was building software in the cloud and wanted network policy to expand from on-premises to cloud architecture. They were using different types of networking tools that seldom worked in sync. IGNW enabled them to use tools like Terraform to automatically provision Cisco ACI to automatically build immutable policy based, micro-segmented networks (and tear them down) on the fly and only when needed.

With such compelling accounts under their sleeves and customers from a wide array of industry verticals, IGNW has etched its niche from both innovation and efficacy perspectives. Cadwell believes that the Cisco ecosystem is becoming more mature, which will create diverse opportunities for IGNW and will enable them to deal with more challenging problems with cutting-edge technologies. “We reject the status quo in the industry and tackle the toughest problems, and our graph of success depends on that of our customers and partners like Cisco,” he concludes.

Company
IGNW

Headquarters
Lake Oswego, OR

Management
Andrew Cadwell, CEO

Description
Founded in 2016, IGNW builds a strategic roadmap to facilitate customers digital journey, steering them through convoluted digital environments and customizes Cisco solutions through automation, software, and APIs to ultimately drive effective business outcomes. Offering over 100 expert technologists, engineers and seasoned business consultants, IGNW provides quality and performances to their clients. IGNW, with relentless commitment to integrity, quality, services, responsiveness, find it easy to do business with clients, partners, consultants, and employees. IGNW ensures high performances, execution, creativity and implementation to bring success to the company

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