CONTAINER SERVICES

Business

Why build containerized platform

Deploying codes can be a tricky process resulting in a brief downtime of entire applications. Provisioning a service to your client can also be a time-consuming manual process resulting in human errors. The entire container technology is developed on automation of your entire application’s delivery in a quick and efficient way. In this smart world, it has become essential for real time deployment of your codes and services in an environment without affecting your client. The main advantage of containers is that they do not require any native interference in your application. The containers themselves are the platform. This means that the container is portable, without complex native interfaces or “getting locked” into any cloud or on-premise platform. Kubernetes is the most used orchestration tool for containers – it is Google’s third generation container management system. Kubernetes brings simplicity to your complex applications which requires lots of attention in building, deploying, and reverting your applications as per your terms.

USE CASES:

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USE CASE: REDUCTION OF REAL-TIME APPLICATION DOWNTIME FOR INSURANCE COMPANY

Problem

Our client is an insurance company in the West Coast that required real-time application deployments to reduce downtime. The existing process of the client contained too many manual interventions resulting in elongated downtime and human errors. The client was also facing issues in reverting the process if necessary, as a fail-safe mechanism.

Solutions

Pursuit Software, with its experience in implementing Containerized Services, took up this project of implementing a fully automated containerized platform and services. This would enable users to pursue the same process with minimal human interaction. We reviewed the existing process in detail to understand the requirement and set up a strategy to automate the entire processes keeping in mind the core requirement. We organized and realigned the existing team to match skillsets with required tasks. We shortlisted a set of tools and services and tested on a sample application. Once done we guided the client for a step by step implementation and deployed the stack in client’s infrastructure in a non-production environment and guided them throughout the production environment. We also provided the client with a simple web-based solution to carry on the operations of the technology stack we introduced in their infrastructure.

Outcome

After end-end implementation of the solution, the outcome included:
  • 55% Reduction in application downtime
  • Single click deployment and revert feature included in the web-based solution
  • 35% Reduction in Manhours; ability to divert their focus on the development rather than troubleshooting the delivery process