A transportation data giant wanted to explore automation for deployments to increase the quality of their output and reduce manual intervention, which was resulting in quality issues, inability to recreate deployments and significant delays. The organization was not seeking another software vendor, but a technology-agnostic approach with honest, unbiased recommendations for tools and methodologies to enable infrastructure and realize the cost-saving benefits of automation and the cloud. UDig partnered with them to provide an assessment and action plan for leveraging DevOps.
Following a thorough audit of the organization’s existing processes, the UDig team found legacy processes were inhibiting the client with slow provisioning of environments, poor allocation of resources, environmental inconsistencies and inefficient utilization. In addition, the company’s dependence on physical equipment limited their overall capacity, preventing projects requiring additional resources from being completed. The UDig team recommended a multi-phased approach to provide incremental improvements with phased investment, including containerization to improve utilization density and more efficient deployment, <a href=”https://www.terraform.io/
“>Terraform</a> to provide visibility into all instances, and a combination of public and private cloud instances with automatic scaling. Our recommendation to take an iterative approach in implementing DevOps practices was practical for this client, and they received actionable roadmap to directly reduce deployment times and increase capacity in their data center while improving quality in their deployments and applications.
DevOps is all about delivering applications and services faster and more reliably. It’s automating your processes to increase productivity through a more efficient and effective system. It’s creating a more stable and secure environment. It’s forging the bridge between your IT and Operations teams to be better integrated and more collaborative. It’s decreased downtime through quicker resolution of issues and increased time to innovate. It’s continuous integration and continuous delivery.
UDig can ensure your organization’s implementation of DevOps practices is successful in both the long and short term – whether you’re only just beginning to consider this transition, or are mature in your processes.