DEVOPS SOLUTIONS

DevOps is not a goal, but a never-ending process of continual improvement.

DevOps is an approach based on agile and lean principles in which business owners, development, operations, and quality assurance team collaborate to deliver software in a continuous stable manner, it’s an environment that promotes cross practicality, shared business tasks and belief, it’s a movement that improves IT service delivery agility, it’s a culture that promotes better working relationship within the company, it’s a set of practices that provides rapid, reliable software delivery.

This is accomplished by improving business, IT and development collaboration while taking full advantage of automation technologies, end-to-end processes, micro-services architecture, and cloud infrastructure to accelerate development and delivery and enable innovation. This Curamet service provides insight, forecasts, and thought leadership to assist IT management, IT professionals, IT vendors, and service providers in creating compelling DevOps strategies and solutions.


Continuous practices are expected to provide several benefits such as:

01     Getting more and quick feedback from the software development process and customers.

02     Having frequent and reliable releases, which lead to improved customer satisfaction and product quality.

03     Through Continuous Delivery, the connection between development and operations teams is strengthened and manual tasks can be eliminated.

Continuous Integration

Curamet’s Continuous Integration (CI) practice focuses on getting companies in the habit of regularly merging your code and validating the results through unit tests. These merges can be done a few times a week, at a regular time each day, even automatically with every commit. The frequency depends on your particular process and needs, but the idea is that you integrate your code often so that you can minimize complicated merges. This sets your organization up for Continuous Delivery (CD) and a DevOps routine by speeding up your software development.

Key Benefits
  • Get your working code into needed environments as quickly as possible so that teams aren’t left waiting for manual processes to be executed.
  • Utilize automated testing to ensure software is working as expected and ready to go at any time.
  • Understand where your problems are sooner through an iterative process that allows you to isolate needed fixes more quickly
Continous Delivery (CD)

Curamet’s Continuous Delivery (CD) solution implements a methodology where teams working in very short cycles (“sprints” if you’re being Agile) automate the building and testing of their code so that they can deliver functioning software to needed environments at any time. Continuous Delivery is very similar to Continuous Deployment, which generally speaks to automating the deployment of your code to production environments. By leaning on Curamet’s Continuous Integration (CI) to deliver code changes more often, this downstream automation speeds up development and gives your teams the feedback loop they need to improve. True DevOps levels of efficiency and flexibility can be had when this approach is paired with a dynamic cloud infrastructure.

Key Benefits
  • Get your working code into needed environments as quickly as possible so that teams aren’t left waiting for manual processes to be executed
  • Utilize automated testing to ensure software is working as expected and ready to go at any time
  • Understand where your problems are sooner through an iterative process that allows you to isolate needed fixes more quickly
Test Automation

Curamet’s Test Automation practice builds companies a process of automating the formalized manual testing efforts that are repetitive and time consuming, allowing your team to discover issues right when code is initially being built. A Test Automation strategy is critical to your team’s ability to validate the quality and functionality of their software as manual testing fails to keep up with Continuously Integrated (CI) and Delivered (CD) code that sits across a dynamically changing infrastructure in a DevOps practice.

Key Benefits
  • Move more quickly by automating those testing tasks that required manual execution and analysis
  • Avoid delays in problem discovery brought on by separate build and test processes when the testing becomes an automatically executed part of your builds
  • Ensure better test coverage of your code with automated test case execution that prevents critical tests from being left behind
Continous Deployment

Continuous deployment can be thought of as an extension of continuous integration, aiming at minimizing lead time, the time elapsed between development writing one new line of code and this new code being used by live users, in production. To achieve continuous deployment, the team relies on infrastructure that automates and instruments the various steps leading up to deployment, so that after each integration successfully meeting these release criteria, the live application is updated with new code. Instrumentation is needed to ensure that any suggestion of lowered quality results in aborting the deployment process, or rolling back the new features, and triggers human intervention.

Key Benefits
  • earlier return on investment for each feature after it is developed, which reduces the need for large capital investments
  • earlier feedback from users on each new feature as it is released to production, which affords techniques such as parallel (or A/B) testing to determine which of two possible implementation is preferred by users
Monitoring

Curamet’s monitoring of a DevOps environment involves the automation of the deployment and configuration of your monitoring tools as well as the development practices ensures that your software is relaying the most critical information to validating proper operations. When Continuous Integration (CI) and Delivery (CD) combine to speed up your team’s activity and spread it out over many servers, you must have a way to ensure everything is is being tracked and operating as expected. Monitoring is among the most critical, and most often overlooked, pieces of a healthy software services practice and where Development and Operations (DevOps) truly meet.

Key Benefits
  • Find issues before you clients do by monitoring the key areas that are most critical
  • Reduce manual labor and tracking efforts by building monitoring into your automated processes
  • Develop better feedback loops and improved stability by bringing development teams closer to the details of how their code operates
Curamet Approach
  • People – Communication & Collaboration
  • Process – Source Control Check-ins, Code Review, Code Quality, Change Control, Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Tools – For Continuous Delivery (achieve by the combination of Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment and Continuous Testing) and Continuous Monitoring.

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Get Started

DevOps Assessment

Curamet will look at your current operations to evaluate the tools and procedures you currently utilize to better understand how well they work for you. Coupled with interviews to get a sense of where your organization wants to go, we craft a package of recommendations based on best practices and our experience of what is possible and how to get there.

Proof of Concept

Our technical support experts are long-term, dedicated experts, 10+ years of experience, knowledgeable and always dependable. Experience Deploying Complex Solutions. Complex test environment and Tested Methodology solutions.

Transformation and Training

Working with the results of the POC, Curamet’s will build (or help support) the rollout of that template across your organization. This will be done in conjunction with training for your team to help instill the practices and understanding of the tools that your organization is specifically adopting.

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