Cloud & DevOps
Consulthink offers itself as the partner of choice to guide companies and organizations wanting to improve their Application Lifecycle Management to make it more effective and closer in line with opportunities offered by new technology trends (Cloud) and methodologies (DevOps) which improve the synergy between Development and Operations departments.
Most importantly, the DevOps is a cultural movement which invites software developers (Dev team) and members of the Ops team (their activities are connected with the production and operation of the software) to collaborate and communicate. Thanks to the collaboration between our professionals, Consulthink develops more efficient applications and services in less time with the ultimate goal of satisfying the end user. In this way Consulthink Clients obtain a greater competitiveness in the market.
The DevOps is not an evolution of Agile methodology, but emerged from it: in a context such as Consulthink where this methodology is widely used, implementing the DevOps allows Consulthink to achieve outstanding results. In fact, we are able to reduce the risks of software malfunctions, and of continuous and huge changes to the application as well. This is possible because from the start our Dev Team and Ops Team work in synergy and they are always aware of what is happening in the other team. Obviously, we are also able to sustain companies which are still working in a traditional environment, and illustrate to them the advantages obtained using a DevOps methodology, encouraging them towards innovation.
Thanks to the development model of the “continuous delivery”, a fundamental feature of DevOps methodology, our software developers are able to analyze more in-depth updates, detecting any problems to be corrected. In this situation, changes to the code of the application are applied to a build, then tested and approved by our DevOps group, after which they are ready for release into production. This process flows automatically. Testing includes many parameters, such as API reliability, interfaces and loading.
We specialize in Cloud services, services which support DevOps methodology, especially in their PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service) sense. Cloud technology lightens the work load for the Ops Team, leaving them time to develop applicative and managerial knowledge, skills which were not necessary in the past, but which are clearly very useful now. In this way, Consulthink offers Clients new and more innovative solutions.
Our DevOps Evangelist, DevOps Architects and Security Experts offer support to companies approaching this new way of thinking about IT.
Perform an ALM Assessment in use and verify process and technological gap to adopt a complete DevSecOps cycle.
Before introducing a new operating mode and change in the cultural approach typical of DevOps in a business reality, it is appropriate to proceed with an assessment of the processes and the Lifecycle Management Application tools in use, in order to obtain an overview of both the end-to-end path of the production of an application, as well as all that will be necessary to keep it running smoothly.
This is necessary not only to check any process or technology gaps present to adopt a comprehensive DevSecOps cycle, but, above all, to ensure that the proposed changes are as consistent as possible with the company situation in which they are introduced.
The DevOps experts at Consulthink carry out the assessment according to the methodological rules and standards of the most authoritative DevOps institutions.
Train staff in the correct understanding of what the adoption of the methodology implies.
The adoption of DevOps especially implies, above all, a cultural change in the way to approach the creation and the implementation of their products. It is therefore necessary to train Staff in the correct understanding of what the adoption of DevOps methodology entails and the best way to approach new processes and new tools introduced, while experiencing change as a natural evolution and not as an forced imposition.
In this sense, Consulthink helps business realities through webinars, seminars and thematic workshops.
Select and introduce the technological tools necessary to implement effective ALM DevSecOps.
The evolution of software development technologies, the advent of Cloud and Mobility and a new focus on User Experience, have changed the paradigms used in the construction and operation of applications. This has involved, among other things, a significant increase in the supply of tools in support of the software life cycle, and a fragmentation of components that have specialized in various aspects of the life cycle.
Selecting and filling-in the correct technological tools to support effective implementation of ALM DevSecOps has become an integral part of the process of review and analysis for the introduction of this methodology.
Consulthink’s extensive experience in the field of Open Source platforms and “best of breed” market products allows us to analyze and select the correct tools for the specific task, without interference or conflicts of interest.