Supporting the Cloud Journey
Entrust Datacard is a privately held security company serving customers in 150 countries, managing billions of transactions annually. Daryl Robbins, senior enterprise cloud architect for Entrust Datacard, leads the evolution of enterprise solutions into the cloud while addressing critical security and compliance requirements. Robbins and his team are modernizing operations, taking a DevOps approach to monitoring and automation to proactively address issues before they occur — delivering software faster that better responds to customers’ needs.
Entrust Datacard is a unique player in the security market, offering integrated solutions consisting of hardware, software and services. In 2015, Robbins’ team was charged with delivering Entrust Datacard IntelliTrustTM Authentication Service, a new cloud authentication and identity service running in AWS. This effort was not the company’s first SaaS offering, but it was both its first cloud-native architecture and foray into the public cloud.
“When we first started building IntelliTrust, we needed three different infrastructure monitoring tools to cover everything,” says Robbins. “Now, with Splunk® Enterprise and the Splunk App for Infrastructure, we can do it all. We are in the process of moving all metrics data into Splunk.”
A significant number of Entrust Datacard’s workloads have compliance and regulatory requirements — from PCI-CP for card production to WebTrust for certificates and FedRAMP for federal workloads — and the Splunk platform accommodates the need to configure and deploy workloads in different ways to address those requirements. For example, Entrust Datacard’s cloud and heavily regulated on-premises deployments have very different requirements. “Splunk was the only solution that we found that could easily address these variable requirements, both in the cloud and on premises,” Robbins says.