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 new technologies, changing digital requirements, or business growth.
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, managed DevOps, cloud migration and hosting, as well as the implementation of continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines.
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.
Whether you’re struggling with slow and unreliable software releases, are looking to increase developer performance and productivity, or want to kick-start an agile DevOps transformation that will enable you to benefit from modern software development methods and technology, our DevOps consulting services will deliver you the results you need.
We’ll begin by analysing your current setup, before recommending and implementing improvements to increase speed and confidence in delivery. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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