Many medium to large organizations need greater business agility to respond to instantly changing market conditions, leverage technology that can help deliver better customer experience and structure processes to achieve operational productivity. They need to be agile in delivering application features that strongly align with their customer needs in a secure, and compliant manner.
Organizations go through massive digital transformations to keep up with this change, and predictably build solutions anticipating their customer’s upcoming needs. At the core of all these digital transformations, is a constant desire to “automate everything” to improve speed, agility, and efficiency in delivering value to the customers. Implementing DevOps is a well-established practice that technical teams follow to facilitate end-to-end automation especially as it relates to building or maintaining infrastructure on the cloud.
DevOps brings “development” and “operations” together as a moniker for company-wide collaboration that will improve business agility. The key DevOps traits are:
- Ops teams become an integral part of the development
- Focus on automating all aspects of the IT life cycle
- Continuous improvement
- Maturity of a self-service model
The Right DevOps Approach
The approach to DevOps should be of a culture-first mindset, that prioritizes shared goals, versioning, automation, measurement, and improvement at every step of your modernization journey. It focuses on a set of outcome-driven best practices that are tailored to power your business drivers.
There are three core tenants to a best-in-class DevOps approach:
- Migrations, and
Foundations form the core of our DevOps baseline. During this phase, we design and develop the DevOps platform to provide resiliency, governance, and scale. We identify the tools, services, IAC, and deployment architecture to build cloud-native blueprints supported by POCs.
Once the Foundations are established, Migration is the first step towards building, refactoring, or forming the infrastructure. It focuses on People, Processes, and Tools in a comprehensive way and results in a functioning MVP that reflects the working in an actual production environment. Most large-scale implementation follows through this phase to ensure a structured and standard setup is built into the new architecture.
Operations are an integral part of DevOps. As and when migration starts to take shape, we ensure observability plays a key role in ensuring visibility both from a security and compliance perspective. In this phase, we build and support ongoing security, monitoring, auditing, and alerting.
DevOps has been around for some time now. The central idea governing DevOps is “automating everything”. The constant change in the automation methodologies, tooling, and orchestration solutions results in questions that we often encounter. To state a few:
- How can I empower my application developers to get the infrastructure they want when they need it?
- How can I accelerate the time it takes to onboard new clients to my platform?
AWS and DevOps are our core technical strengths. We understand this space very well and with a long stint of delivering self-service-based automated solutions, we can deliver both technical and business values to our clients in a short timeframe. While every organization we work with is unique and presents its own business challenges, a commonality between most of our clients is the requirement to automate infrastructure provisioning and accelerate time to market. We commonly hear similar questions in the DevOps space such as
- Instead of having product and business teams focused on the next feature that needs to get out to customers, how do you go about joint ownership? How to work together with tech and business?
- How do I stay ahead of market-leading uptime?
As specialists, we translate the business drivers behind these questions into technical requirements for designing and architecting solutions that ultimately help build an automated and self-servicing infrastructure for your business.
Our solution concepts (TM) reflect how we view reusable and prescriptive AWS cloud solutions as code that can accelerate your automation journey.
Automation allows organizations to create and manage cloud infrastructure at scale. Key outcomes through our DevOps approach:
- Compliant cloud infrastructure that meets your application needs
The DevOps approach introduces security and compliance practices at every phase in the software development lifecycle, allowing development, security, and operations teams to collaborate more effectively. Automating the security and compliance processes also helps organizations significantly reduce the time to market.
- Quickly find and deploy multiple IT services on the cloud
DevOps ensures seamless release pipelines for applications and infrastructure across cloud computing environments.
- Centrally manage services Lifecycle
Organizations can worry less about setting up, installing, and operating infrastructure on their own. This lets them focus on their core product.
DevOps is the core of all digital initiatives. It needs expertise and a strategy to power your infrastructure that will become the foundation for your business. Businesses across industries need a partner with best-in-class DevOps capabilities and services for continuous software delivery that enables them to seize market opportunities and reduce time-to-customer feedback. SixthUp offers DevOps assessment, automation, and management solutions to help organizations across industries prioritize projects, set up automated release/build processes, and continuously monitor and manage infrastructure and application performance. At SixthUp, our DevOps teams have been a part of many applications’ modernization programs on AWS. We understand the difficulty in building a consistent and compliant infrastructure at a speed that many institutions desire to serve their business needs. Moreover, we understand the dependency the business can have on their internal DevOps teams.
Talk to our DevOps expert today.