CLOUD DEVOPS SERVICES
DevOps is both a process and a cultural practice that will lead to:
- Open Communication
- Reduced Internal Friction
- Lean Governance
- Use of Updated Tools
- Increased Ownership
- Honest Feedback
- More Automation
- Improved Efficiency
Your organization needs a streamlined process right from concept to implementation. Whether you run in a physical, virtual, or cloud environment, you require smooth and rapid code deployment to succeed in a competitive environment. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to maintain close collaboration and clear communication between Developers, QA, and Operations.
Most importantly, implementing DevOps will ensure that your overall delivery process becomes standardized with high predictability, tight security, and ultimately lead to increased client satisfaction and better business.
Time to Market: Speed things up and stay relevant in these changing times.
Response to Market Fluctuations: Quick response could even lead to discovery of new revenue streams and help you venture into new markets.
Failure Rate of New Releases: We know you don’t like failure. We don’t either!
Mean Time to Recovery: Get back on your feet, real quick!
Thought to Target: You get the idea, and build the product; let devops move it to the market.
Return on Investment: We ensure that you get your money’s worth!
USE CASE: BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES – AUTOMATION OF TASKS, QUALITY IMPROVEMENT, AND CENTRALIZED DEPLOYMENT
Our client is a small bank in the Mid-West that asked us to help out with several problems. Numerous tasks were manual and redundant, and were thus prone to error. There was severe lack of stability as their software had multiple configurations as well as versions. There was no coherence across the enterprise, and thus no proper communication. The deployment process posed a security risk, and was not centralized.
Pursuit Software, when called to solve the problem, applied the nine-step Pursuit Way to address the issues and improve the overall process in the company. We reviewed the existing process by speaking with the personnel, as well as performing our independent assessment of the situation. Based on our understanding of the problem, we developed a strategy of change. This was followed by realignment of the team to make sure that the right skill-set met with the new tasks that we were suggesting. One of the major changes we effected was automation of the several manual, redundant, and error-prone tasks. We completed our POC and R&D and selected the best tools available in the industry to provide the solutions. Based on our selection, we mentored the users, deployed the tools for three projects right from development environment and slowly growing up to production.
The client succeeded in doubling the rate of deployment based on superior process, product functionality, and improved support. Time to market improved due to continuous software delivery. The client also recorded a return on investment of 75%.
USE CASE: INSURANCE – IMPLEMENTATION OF SINGLE TOUCH DEPLOY, AUTOMATION, AND INFORMATION FLOW
Our client is a small insurance agency on the East Coast. The main challenges that they were facing were having too many manual and redundant processes, lack of proper development and testing tools, and quality issues with web as well as native applications.
Pursuit Software, with its experience in implementing DevOps in insurance, asset management, and financial services sectors, took up this project of implementing major changes in the company. We applied the Pursuit Way and approached the problem from multiple angles. We reviewed the system in detail to understand the challenges, and set up a strategy to automate processes, allow for clear flow of information, implement single touch display, and ensure proper quality control. Based on the requirements of the task, we organized and realigned the existing team to match skill-sets with required tasks. The next step involved selecting the appropriate tools for the job. We shortlisted a set of tools, and then, by ranking the uses and matching them with our requirements, selected the right tools. These tools were deployed to the development environment project, after which we got feedback, and tuned these tools to exactly fit into the requirement bucket. We then used the tools on one more development environment project to ensure that the tools were a good fit. Finally, based on successful results, we officially implemented the tools and processes.
The customer, after implementation of our processes, was able to implement strong source control as well as have single touch build and deploy capability. They were very satisfied with increased testing frequency, robust automation, and have a API-first service architecture. The quality of products turned out to be much more improved, and the customer recorded an ROI of 54%.