Reap the rewards of security, adaptability, and cost savings with our DevOps consulting and cloud hosting services.

When it comes to your DevOps and cloud setup, what you want is to know that your systems are robust and dynamic enough to cope with whatever’s around the corner, whether that’s emerging technologies, changing digital requirements, the implementation of a new digital transformation strategy, or overarching business growth.

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Our consultants can provide you with the assurance you need, drawing on experience built up over many years working across a wide range of industries. We’ll help you take advantage of the latest DevOps and cloud advances to safeguard the quality of your operations – maximising reliability, efficiency, observability, scalability and capability, while also reducing your overall cost base.

We deliver at a practical level too, offering expert support on the ground in the form of environment audits, solution architecture, systems consolidation, DevOps transformation, managed DevOps, cloud migration and hosting, and the implementation of continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines.

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And at all times we keep one eye on the road ahead, so that you’re able to quickly take advantage of emerging trends, tools and techniques – maintaining valuable competitive advantage.

DevOps transformation

Grow your DevOps maturity with a holistic DevOps transformation programme that introduces modern software development methods and technology into the heart of your processes, and delivers the structural and cultural refinements needed to embed the approach throughout your organisation.

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Box UK can support you wherever you are in your DevOps transformation journey, providing actionable recommendations to increase speed and confidence in delivery, and so give your teams more time to focus on innovation.

Our DevOps consultants will begin with a review of your current setup, analysing the existing systems, practices and processes you have in place as well as conducting interviews with your team members to provide a full picture of the as-is situation.

We can also support in the implementation of any recommendations, and offer coaching and training services for both team members and technology leaders to support the long-term sustainability of your strategy.

DevOps consultancy

Whether you’re struggling with slow and unreliable software releases, are looking to increase developer performance and productivity, or want to facilitate greater experimentation that will drive improvements to your products and services, our DevOps consulting services will deliver you the results you need.

From Infrastructure as Code to Configuration Management and Continuous Integration, our DevOps consultants will help design and build predictable and maintainable infrastructure platform deployments, and automate where possible to take the strain off your internal teams.

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Observability of platforms is another key feature of modern software, and so we can also deliver solutions that provide detailed insight into the health of your systems. With sophisticated monitoring, logging and alerting capabilities this will enable you to react quickly to incidents and anomalies, and to minimise disruption and potential downtime.

DevOps services at Box UK

We’ll tailor a programme of work to suit your specific context and goals, drawing on our wide range of DevOps services that includes:

  • Environment audits: we’ll review your technology ecosystem, development and deployment processes, team structures and tooling to build a shared understanding of your current level of DevOps maturity, comparing this to best practice principles to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • DevOps roadmap: recommendations are delivered in a clear report that can be easily understood by stakeholders and will be prioritised according to expected business value and implementation complexity, to give you a development roadmap that will start delivering results as quickly as possible.
  • Architecture and implementation: Box UK’s DevOps engineers can support you in the rollout of your roadmap by defining a solution architecture that supports future goals while addressing current challenges, along with a range of implementation services to help you build, manage and maintain your new ecosystem.
  • Team training: from advising on DevOps tooling and techniques, to delivering training in Agile ways of working, we’ll provide your team with the knowledge and skills needed to maintain and grow your DevOps capabilities.
  • Coaching and mentoring: our consultants can also provide targeted guidance to build your in-house DevOps capabilities, supporting senior leaders in taking ownership of the DevOps strategy and making informed decisions around the future roadmap.

Cloud hosting solutions

Considering moving your services to the cloud? As a partner to some of the world’s leading cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Rackspace, we’re ideally placed to define an appropriate cloud hosting solution and migration plan that will get you where you need to go.

After working to understand your unique requirements and constraints – whether this is the typical volume and location of your traffic, or GDPR and other industry legislation – we’ll design a bespoke hosting solution tailored around these, leveraging cloud, physical and hybrid technologies as appropriate.

We’re also experienced in managing the end-to-end cloud migration process for our clients, from coordinating procurement, logistics and capacity planning, to building resilience and redundancy into your platforms. Industry-leading tools such as the CloudFlare content delivery network can be implemented to further optimise performance, increasing the speed with which users can access your services while reducing the load on your servers.

With our cloud hosting services, too, you can be sure of the long-term security, stability and scalability of your environment. Our systems engineers will monitor those metrics, transactions and journeys that matter most to you (using tools such as Pingdom, Uptimerobot and Pagerduty), and work to continually optimise efficiency and performance. We’ll also help get you set up with dedicated cloud environments where you can test any changes before they’re made live, providing valuable peace of mind, and supporting ongoing improvements.

DevOps & Cloud Consultancy in Action

Investec

In moving Investec Asset Management’s 22 role- and region-specific sites from traditional servers to a cloud-based infrastructure, our team not only cut the client’s hosting costs by 45%, but also overhauled their underlying architecture to make everything more secure, stable and scalable.

Investec Asset Management now have the perfect platform from which to deliver complex, real-time information to their users, and – importantly – can do this much more quickly than ever before.

Thinkbox

Preparing the Thinkbox website for a major advertising campaign we ensured that, when facing a 7000% peak in traffic and intense bursts of server-hungry activity, it maintained the high levels of responsiveness needed to manage thousands of requests without issue.

The solution proved so valuable, in fact, that the client made the decision to keep it in place on a more permanent basis, to increase their confidence that content will always be delivered whenever and wherever it’s needed.

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