Transformational Business Capabilities with AWS DevOps

Nishant Sharma | 03 Sep 2018

A truly digitally transformed organization delivers unequivocal advantages—empowers organizations to be agile and collaborate among stakeholders. In the backdrop of extremely volatile business environment—characterized by ambiguity, uncertainly and complexities—business decisions must be quick, responsive and customer-centric.

AWS makes it easy for organizations to adopt DevOps with a range of services. This includes AWS CodeDeploy, CodePipeline, CodeCommit for continuous integration/continuous deployment; container services such as Elastic Container Service; infrastructure-as-code such as CloudFormation; and logging and monitoring services such as CloudTrail, Cloud Config, and AWS Lambda.

Umbrella has helped many customers take advantage of DevOps using AWS services. Some benefits our customers have experienced include

Technical Benefits

Systems Automation: DevOps practices automate release management process; standardize infrastructure deployment; and monitor logs and infrastructure.

Performance Assurance: Built in automation closely monitors infrastructure to ensure performance is always optimized.

Application Re-factoring: Changes in application can be rapidly made without affecting underlying functionality.

Unlimited Scalability: Container services make applications highly scalable enabling customers to focus on running high-performance applications without worrying about managing application environment.

DevOps CI/CD: IT teams work seamlessly to deploy new software releases continuously without bring downtime.

Continuous Compliance: Organizations have enhanced security with IAM based access to resources and close monitoring of account related activity.

Business Benefits

Faster time to market: Businesses are able to roll out new services faster with CI/CD practices with faster release and production cycles.

Business Agility: Businesses break down decision-making and rapidly incorporate systemic changes with automation. Applications are highly agile and scalable supporting responsiveness to regulatory changes, cater to customer preferences, exploit new opportunities.

Improved Collaboration: DevOps practices foster closer collaboration between different IT teams as well as business, as roles get blurred in continuous deployment resulting in better understanding of business requirements.

Easy roll back services: Teams are encouraged to experiment more and take more risks as defects are easily detected with improved collaboration and can be quickly and easily rolled back.

DevOps practices provide technology support to make dynamic decision-making with extreme agility built into its systems. DevOps enabled enterprises are better prepared to take risks, expand faster and launch new initiatives quicker. Transformational journeys have shorter cycles with the inherent agility and flexibility of DevOps practices.

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