The DevOps culture
DevOps is not just another name for system administrators
Shifting the paradigm
DevOps is a progressive approach aimed at creating synergy between development and operations departments.
It enables the achievement of well balanced and predictable operation of the production environment, increases the frequency of releases, and raises the engagement of all engineers in processes.
Various organizational measures and technical solutions are needed to achieve the required shift in the culture of development:
The successful cooperation of development and operation teams depends on not only the technical competence, experience, and vast knowledge of engineers involved in the project, but also on the following fundamental qualities:
- Openness to cooperation;
- Continuous learning;
- Focus on business-oriented results.
Active interaction and mature workflow
also play a vital role in the culture shift.
From the technical point of view, convenient communication channels and the implementation of key systems that ensure continuous delivery serve as the basis for cooperation.
The delivery starts with the commit in the repository and ends with the smooth operation of the next release in the production (which implies its monitoring, scaling, and so on).
It is never too late! This approach is most effective when the cooperation starts at the earliest stages, such as planning the application design and choosing technologies. However, the full-fledged DevOps transformation is possible for the established projects as well.
DevOps as a Service
There are many approaches to implementing DevOps. You can choose the prolonged path to growing in-house DevOps team. Or you can grant an equal responsibility for the operation to developers and system administrators. Using IaaS platforms is another option. You can even consider creating a dedicated team for promoting DevOps values! Our approach is DevOps as an external service (DevOps-as-a-Service).
We offer DevOps as an external Service
It is an ideal solution for those who view DevOps as an essential yet somewhat supplementary tool for reaching primary business goals. Our service is aimed at those who cannot afford to waste time and dilute efforts to non-core activities.
By choosing a turn-key service provided by Flant, you’ll instantly experience the benefits of the DevOps-as-a-Service model:
The full-fledged product team
With us, you get the dedicated DevOps team with the appropriate interaction methods. Thus, you expand your developer team to a department maintaining your product through its full life cycle, from designing to operating.
Proven technical solutions
We provide the best available technologies and practices to support your developers and ensure the operation of the product. We are continuously honing our skills on a broad array of projects in production, as well as in our R&D department.
Confidence in the outcome
Working with us, you fully meet the requirements of the application whenever they appear, benefit from all the necessary competences, and ensure the desired service levels.
Since we provide all essential elements including experts, well-established processes, and turn-key solutions, the need for reorganizing the existing development team is minimized.
The standardization of our approaches, as well as their application on a large sample of projects, ensures the high quality of our services and affordable pricing that compares favorably with the paycheck of regular workers.
Reasonable time frame
Since DevOps, in addition to technical matters, involves changing approaches to development, the introduction of experienced specialists and ready-made solutions allows you to achieve the desired effect in the shortest possible time.