DevOps Services and Solutions

With business landscapes drastically changing due to disruptive technologies, the software development lifecycle has moved on from traditional project-based implementations and periodic maintenance to rapid delivery and continuous improvements. As a result, business owners need solutions that are agile, flexible, and quickly scalable to remain competitive in today’s market.

What is DevOps and what are the business benefits?

DevOps is a software engineering approach that enables the collaboration of business, development, and operations teams together to enhance IT and streamline processes.

Up and Running Software has extensive experience with DevOps and leverages this expertise to provide clients with comprehensive DevOps services spanning consulting, implementation, and managed services. Whether it is infrastructure deployment, rigorous testing, or application monitoring, we offer best-in-class developmental frameworks that are highly scalable and robust in nature. Our DevOps engineers deliver strategies and solutions that help our clients maximize the benefits of their DevOps investment.

Up and Running’s DevOps solutions help organizations align with their goals, rapidly and reliably producing high-quality software-based products and services, allowing you to get new features and products to market faster with fewer bugs, improved customer experience, and greater cost savings that can be invested elsewhere in your business.

Ready to benefit from DevOps? Then let us be your DevOps partner.

Our DevOps Services

Up and Running’s DevOps services are designed with collaboration, automation, and integration in mind. The main objective during the development process is to guarantee that there are no bottlenecks in the software we develop, ensuring agile delivery and rapid software prototyping for our custom-built solutions. Our DevOps solutions are vast and varied and fill the gaps between software development, quality assurance, and IT operations, enabling you to quickly produce software products and services, while improving operational performance significantly.

Benefits of an Integrated Approach

While DevOps is powerful in its own right, its benefits are maximized when applied in combination with other elements such as the Agile methodology and organizational change management (OCM). At Up and Running we apply this holistic approach to software delivery, integrating automation at all stages of software engineering, making the whole greater than the sum of its parts. The results are optimal outcomes in all stages of the development lifecycle, ultimately leading to shorter and more accurate development cycles to help you achieve maximum business value.

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)

Continuous delivery and integration is the ability to get changes of all types—including new features, configuration changes, bug fixes, and experiments—into production, or into the hands of users, safely and quickly in a sustainable way. Benefits of the CI/CD pipeline include low-risk releases, faster time to market, higher quality, lower costs, and better products. Our DevOps services include solutions with continuous integration and delivery using a variety of tools such as Bluemix, Jenkins, TeamCity, and Bitbucket Pipeline.

Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is an approach to manage data center server, storage, and networking infrastructure. It is meant to significantly simplify large-scale configuration and management, improving productivity and reliability because it eliminates manual configuration steps. Our team is experienced with various configuration management tools, such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef, and Terraform, having built automated/scripted Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure infrastructures for many clients.

Cloud Management (AWS, Google, Azure, Tencent, etc.)

DevOps in the cloud is the migration of your tools and processes for continuous delivery to a hosted virtual platform. The delivery pipeline collapses to a single silo where developers, testers, and operations professionals collaborate as one, and as much of the deployment process as possible is automated. Our experience with cloud providers includes, but is not limited to, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Tencent Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. (If you’d like a comprehensive list of particular services of those providers we’ve used, please just ask. It continues to expand as new services are released.)

We prefer working with open source tools for cloud infrastructure management because these provide elasticity, on-demand usage and costing, and a high level of flexibility and customization. This enables us to modify the platforms to meet our clients’ particular needs.

Continuous Logging

Effective use of logs is key to leveraging the benefits associated with DevOps and the implementation of continuous delivery. Logs are a crucial part of an efficient DevOps workflow. Log collection and analysis helps organizations to optimize their DevOps practices in a number of ways including facilitating effective communication within the team, continuous visibility, the flexibility to move between platforms, and faster testing through log analytics. The tools we use to store and view log data include the following, as examples: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana (ELK).

Continuous Monitoring

Continuous monitoring of applications in production environments is usually implemented with application performance management (APM) solutions that intelligently monitor and manage cloud, on-premise, and hybrid applications and IT infrastructure. These APM solutions enable you to monitor your users’ experiences and improve the stability of your application infrastructure. It helps identify the root causes of issues quickly to proactively prevent outages, keeping users satisfied. Our developers are proficient in the tools used for continuous monitoring, such as Prometheus, Grafana, AlertManager, Zabbix, and Nagios.

DevSecOps and Continuous Security

DevSecOps means integrating security practices within the DevOps process as early as possible so that more secure applications are deployed into production. This in turn delivers fewer vulnerabilities for potential compromise, and facilitates the ability to quickly fix many security issues before they can be compromised.

To help prevent security breaches, automated penetration testing tools can be implemented to find vulnerabilities in applications, enabling development teams to resolve issues before hackers can exploit them. In contrast to manual penetration tests, automated penetration testing tools do not require additional staff resources to be managed, reducing costs while at the same time providing the same results.

In addition, continuous fuzz tests can be implemented to help make the software more secure and stable. Continuous fuzzing makes it possible to proactively find and eliminate bugs, ultimately keeping our clients more secure.

Service Virtualization and Orchestration

Service virtualization mimics or simulates behaviors of components that are unavailable or difficult to access while testing, providing opportunities for both developers and testers to improve quality throughout the entire software development lifecycle. Orchestration management goes hand-in-hand with service virtualization, and enhances the outcome of tests so they can be executed completely, reliably, and continuously. Service virtualization removes dependencies which in turn reduces time to market, costs, and allows developers to deliver high-quality features for clients. The tools utilized to achieve this include technologies such as Docker, DC/OS, Kubernetes, and Amazon ECS, which we’ve successfully implemented for many clients.

DevOps Consulting Services

Our DevOps consulting services help organizations integrate their development and operations teams through the adoption of technologies that streamline and automate workloads. As a result, fast, secure, and flexible systems are created that can swiftly adapt to changing markets. We provide DevOps consultation and can help in any part of the process, from assessment to implementation.