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the last two years. Overall, it's been a
challenging transition, because we are
in a sense changing the wheels on the
running train while also laying down
new tracks. Generally, you do one or the
other, but we have had to do both at
once.
Challenges and
Opportunities
Among other things, we have moved
many of our internal systems to public
cloud, and migrated our custom
development from one platform to
another set of platforms. We also had
to change our go-to-market systems,
especially in the areas of subscription
quoting, subscription billing, and
creating our marketplace.
Much of this work has proceeded
quickly. When we introduced our SaaS
subscription management solution,
for example, we rolled it out in four
months-and this is a process that
generally takes 18 months. We also
put Prisma Cloud, our first product,
on a new subscription management
system, a new billing system, a new
order management system, and a new
marketplace -also in just four months.
What made these projects still more
challenging was that we also had to
integrate our new acquisitions at a rapid
pace. We have acquired nine companies
in 2+ years, and in most cases we
achieved our goal of integrating them
into a common set of systems and
processes within 90 to 180 days of the
product's purchase.
Now we are halfway done. We run
only single instances of our main
applications, and have common data
sources and a common data lake, which
enables us to go fast, gives our reps a
common set of sales tools, and makes
updates much easier.
The new architecture is also opening up
interesting opportunities. For instance,
we are now using machine learning in
our Cortex product to find anomalous
behavior, a capacity that we believe will
be increasingly important over time.
We have built a massive data lake where
we are pulling in product data from our
network, from all our endpoints, and
from the cloud, then comparing those
anomalies with each other, so that we
can immediately inoculate our client
against them across the board.
We knew this transition
would be more
difficult for us ...
we had to shift our
hardware business to a
subscription model.
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