We provide cloud professional services. Our cloud engineers help clients architecting, implementing, and optimizing a stable and reliable development or production environment where applications can be released fast and frequently. As a result, our clients gain an increase in software quality while decreasing time to market. Our proven expertise with cloud professional services helps us solve specific challenges and have a fast response time.
Start building lightweight architectures and modular software products in an Agile collaboration with incremental delivery. Rely on Fortech’s team to implement a DevOps approach in your software applications. Take advantage of our DevOps outsourcing services to gain business agility and increase your code’s quality. Outsource to dedicated software development teams for timely delivery and high-quality results.
Our cloud professional services team enable businesses to maximize their cloud infrastructure and create an agile mindset. We understand the complexities of building an IT infrastructure that is scalable and cost-effective while ensuring that our clients make the best of the opportunities cloud infrastructure can offer.
With decades of experience working in development and operations, our DevOps outsourcing services teams are focused on increasing the delivery capacity, significantly decreasing go-to-market time, and improving costs.
The Shift in Application Delivery
In the traditional approach, software applications are developed project-based followed by maintenance. The software development teams work in silos from the operations and business ones. As a result, delivery environments become complex and inflexible. This leads to several gaps and challenges for companies, such as:
- Limited alignment between the teams and a lot of silo work;
- Quality gaps due to limited automation and human error;
- More time spent on testing and deploying that on conception and building.
Thus, this model often hinders companies from adapting fast to market requirements. The key to staying competitive is to transition from the traditional development of large-scale applications to the continuous evolution of applications.
Cloud Professional Services
Implementing agile processes for development and production in cloud environments might require a tailored approach. We help you bridge the gap between development and operations by assessing your current systems and processes and co-creating your next cloud deployment based on your targets and vision. This step enables us to identify the best-suited service model and approach for your business needs and software applications.
Second, we develop a cloud roadmap, a step-by-step guide for the roll-out of the cloud strategy, including the DevOps activities. Also, we provide on-demand training services tailored to your team needs to better understand Cloud Operations or DevOps as a practice and how it applies to your processes.
We offer DevOps outsourcing services as part of the software development projects we implement or as a stand-alone service. The services we provide include continuous integration, deployment automation, monitoring, infrastructure as a service, release management, security management, patch management, performance review, and maintenance and support.
In our usual working process, we start by determining the hardware resources and application scaling plans. This provides you with an assessment of the infrastructure requirements. Then, we conduct performance analysis and start creating automated processes. After, we develop the project’s DevOps systems, tools, and dashboards. As a result, we perform software releases for your project as needed.
Business success means also highly available apps and tools that your customers and stakeholders can rely on. Our cloud team can also help with achieving this goal, by assisting you from the architecting phase until operations in having a solid, reliable, and self-healing infrastructure. Monitoring and automating self-recovery decisions and steps are part of our operating culture and we strive to offer this experience to our customers as well.
Analyzing the infrastructure, services performance, and customer behaviors are revealing insights that can influence business decisions and approaches. We are looking for such insights in order to optimize the infrastructure/service architecture in a continuous effort to improve customer experience and the performance/cost ratio.
The Benefits of DevOps
DevOps (as the main pillar of the Cloud Professional Services) is about creating a culture and a delivery practice that bridges the gaps between business, development, and operations. Its purpose is to streamline application delivery and increase business agility. Among the most important benefits of adopting DevOps, we can find:
Reduced time to market
DevOps helps streamline software delivery through faster and more frequent releases and Cloud deployments.
Higher productivity & throughput
DevOps helps companies and teams increase productivity while reducing costs. By using a DevOps team, software engineers stay focused on developing code. All while DevOps engineers focus on deployment and setting up the delivery environment.
By automating processes, DevOps outsourcing services teams also help companies reduce human resources needs. This leads to lower costs and higher engagement among employees who are prone to be more motivated and have higher job satisfaction.
Stable, disciplined, and automated processes allow better risk management and higher code quality. They also reduce the risk of failure in delivery and eliminate the human error factors that might appear.
Cloud Professional Services Practices
- Reliable infrastructure
- Automatic scaling
- Clear process-based documentation for code updates
- Configuration management
- Continuous Integration / Deployment / Delivery
- Virtualization / Cloud / Containers
- Proactive monitoring, logs and metrics
- Reduced time-to-repair
- Optimal infrastructure to support business changes and requirements
Cloud Professional Services Tools and Technologies
Infrastructure support (All Unix like OS, Windows)
Programming (Python, Golang)
Network and Security (VPNs, VPCs, TLS, SSL, Security Groups, Access Control Lists, Nexpose, Qualys tests, OWASP, 3rd party providers for penetration testing, Salt Enterprise)
Servers (Apache, NGINX, Tomcat, etc)
Caching (Redis, MemCache)
Infrastructure as a Code:
- Configuration Management (Ansible, Puppet, Chef)
- Container (Docker, Podman)
- Container Orchestration (Kubernetes, Docker Swarm)
- Infrastructure Provisioning (Terraform, CloudFormation, Azure Templates)
- Service Mesh (Istio, Consul)
Continuous Integration, Deployment, Delivery (e.g., Jenkins, Azure, GitLab, TeamCity, BitBucket Pipelines, CruiseControl, Bamboo, Octopus Deploy, Travis, Circle CI, CloudPipeline, etc);
Cloud Architecture (e.g., Azure, Amazon AWS, Google Cloud);
Monitoring (e.g., Nagios, Zabbix, Catchpoint, Kibana, Elasticsearch, Prometheus and Grafana, LogicMonitor, Cloud provider monitoring, etc.);
Logging (e.g., Splunk, Sumo Logic, ELK, etc.);
Secret management (Vault, K8 Secrets)