KARYA’s DevOps Service Offerings – 2017

DevOps mirrors the Customer Digital Needs and provide IT enabled innovations which acts a key differentiator for companies of different size and business requirements. DevOps combines the best of Development and Operations best practices promoting Software Development and Delivery Excellence. KARYA offers end-to-end solutions for your DevOps Ecosystem accelerating your DevOps adoption enabling Continuous Planning, Integration, Testing, Deployment and Monitoring.

KARYA’s versatile team of DevOps Professionals include Best Talents drawn from various IT specialties comprising majorly of DevOps Architects, Automation & Integration Consultants, Application Architects, Open Source Technocrats, Cloud Orchestrators, DBAs, QA Professionals, and Delivery Managers.

DevOps Advisory: We provide Assessments & Readiness Analysis for DevOps. We recommend the right Organization Structure, People, Processes & Tools to increase the success, sustenance and Continuous Improvement of DevOps.

DevOps Delivery: We help in Setting Up, Configuring and Operating Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Testing, Continuous Monitoring, Provisioning and Automations.

DevOps Support: We assist in maintaining a stable 24×7 DevOps Environment.

Our DevOps Technology Stack: We recommend and implement the best of the breed Tools & Technologies for DevOps based on your IT Infrastructure and Application Portfolio.

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Why KARYA for DevOps?

  • KARYA Technologies is ranked among the Top 15 DevOps Solution Provider in the world
  • KARYA is very sound in basics
    • Broad Application Development Experience across various application patterns such as Package Software, Custom Web & Mobile Applications, Data & Application Integration and Legacy Systems.
    • Deep Infrastructure experience in installing and maintaining all components including Hardware, Operating System, Software, Network, Virtualization and Cloud.
  • Ability to support Full Life Cycle Management – Design, Build, Test, Deploy and Maintain
  • Strong abilities in Setting Up Processes with Automation and Reusability.
  • Top-notch problem solving skills in Diagnosis and Remediation.
  • Advanced Competencies in System Integration, Open Source Technologies and Cloud.
  • We have an efficient Global Delivery Model. We provide 24x7x365 Support for your DevOps Environment.

To learn more about KARYA Technologies’ DevOps Service, please contact info@karyatech.com

DevOps – 2017

DevOps may be the way forward for Agile Software Delivery but the road to Development and Operational Excellence could get bumpy if not handled properly. DevOps is a Software Development Methodology that necessitates changes in the Organizational Structure, Collaborative Mindset, and requires New Metrics, New Skills and New Tools in place. DevOps has always taken a holistic view of the system than any other traditional Software Development Methodologies. DevOps Approach is based on the Agile and Lean Principles and it boosts Software Delivery in continuous stable manner collaborating extensively with various teams including Business Owners, Development, Quality Assurance, Deployment and Operations. DevOps helps in breaking Traditional Barriers, Boosting Innovation and Faster Deployment without compromising on the quality of the Deliverables.

KARYA’s comprehensive DevOps Services drives Transformation and enables IT Agility quickly meeting customer expectations.

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Why DevOps?

DevOps is way of thinking and it eliminates the blockade between Development, Quality Assurance and Operation Team thereby enabling better, faster and custom outcomes as desired by the customer.

Factors that drive the need for DevOps:

  • Pressures from the Business to release Applications more quickly to meet customer demand or enter new markets
  • Complex IT Infrastructure with a mix of Data Center and Cloud
  • Increasing need to develop or deploy Cloud-based Applications
  • Simultaneous Deployment across Different Platforms
  • Increasing use of Mobile Devices (Smartphones/Tablets)
  • To reduce IT costs and enhance optimization
  • Pressures from the Business to release Applications more quickly to meet customer demand or enter new markets

Benefits of DevOps

  • Collaborative Environment: DevOps establishes a culture of Collaboration, eliminates working in silos and boost Faster Deployment meeting the customer Agile Requirements
  • Room to Experiment: Institutionalize the idea of Fail Fast
  • Automation: Automate traditional Development and Operational Responsibilities
  • Reduce Cost/Time to Deliver: Deploy Faster with repeatable and reliable processes and guidelines.
  • Minimizes Rollbacks: With clarity of customer expectations, rollbacks can be averted.

Conclusion

DevOps is enabling companies move successfully from Agile Development to Agile Delivery. It encourages a One Team Culture leading to greater Collaboration and Visibility with all Major Stakeholders. It promotes quick corrections and adjustments to drive continuous and improved delivery. Today DevOps is no longer an option but it is an essential aspect of IT Infrastructure and Application Management for companies to remain agile and responsive.

Choose KARYA Technologies (ranked among the TOP 15 DevOps Solution Provider in the world) as your DevOps Partner to help you implement and sustain DevOps. For more information on our DevOps Services, please visit us at Karya DevOps Services page. or email us at: info@karyatech.com

5 Myths About DevOps Busted

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DevOps as a service complements the Agile Software Methodology by promoting the communication and collaboration between Development, Quality Assurance and Operations, thereby enhancing the IT Organization’s Capabilities in accommodating rapid changes to Production and Remediating Production Issues as they occur.

But, most of the time, the Core Principle about DevOps is not understood properly. Some of general Misconception/Myth that are associated with DevOps are:

1. Operations + Development = DevOps:

Combining team members from Operation and Development can establish a DevOps operation. This is just a myth. The fact is DevOps is a combination of Processes and Practices that are adopted for the entire delivery pipeline and covers various stakeholders, where two key practices are adopted such as Continues Integration (CI) and Continues Delivery (CD).

2. Complete Automation is DevOps:

DevOps is all about Completely Automating the Build and Release Process. Automation in DevOps forms an integral part of the process, but implementation of Automation is not the only activity associated with DevOps. In DevOps, Process Automation is achieved by using tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Etc., which are available in the market. It has to be noted that Implementation of Automation should be limited to an extent where it remains under control. Implementation of Complex Automation Scripts in Complex Server can simply end up as a road block, rather than being a solution.

3. DevOps is a Tool:

Implementation of Configuration Management Tools is DevOps. Actually, DevOps has nothing to do with tools implementation. It is just part of the process and as said earlier it helps in Process Automation. Experts often feel that tools in reality undermine the DevOps potential. Automation and Tools form only part of DevOps and the core remains with combining and increasing end-to-end practices of collaboration with CI or CD.

4. No More Traditional IT Roles with DevOps

Each and every role needs to be handled by all the members of a DevOps Team Eliminating any Individual Roles. The real objective of DevOps is to Eliminate the collaboration barrier and not to ask everyone to work by adopting to roles. To make the Support Operation Effective, Specialized Skills and Traditional Roles are valuable for DevOps.

5. DevOps needs a Dedicated Team:

DevOps requires a dedicated DevOps team. This is not true and DevOps gives more importance to the processes rather than focusing on a dedicated team or dedicated role. There are some occasions when the mission of the DevOps team in not defined properly and having a dedicated team leads to more problems. There are even occasions when a temporary DevOps team makes more sense to help streamlining processes.

The fact remains that DevOps as a concept is still evolving and it is bound to get buried under myths. All efforts should be directed towards bursting these misconceptions and align organizational goals with the DevOps principles to maximise ROI.

KARYA’s DevOps Offerings:

Our versatile team of DevOps professionals include top-notch Architects, Automation & Integration Specialists, Application Architects, Open Source Technologists, Cloud Orchestrators, System & Database Administrators, Quality Assurance Professionals, Build / Release / Deployment Managers can help you improve Code Quality, Integrate Continuously, and Deliver Faster. To find out more about KARYA’s approach to achieve Continuous Software Delivery CLICK HERE.

(About the Author:- Praveen Kumar Rajendran works as a Senior Consultant- Presales at KARYA Technologies. He holds Masters’ Degree in International Business from La Trobe University and has wide experience in Business Consulting on various technologies. He loves to write on latest trends in IT and his areas of interest include Mobility, Cloud and Enterprise Solutions.)

What You Must Know About Devops

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DevOps is a suite of technologies that lets an organization align its Development and Operations Teams in order to improve Code Quality, Integrate Continuously, and Deliver Faster.

Today, IT has become so competitive that you need to deliver high-quality products, in less time. This is the reason why continuous integration tools are so important today. Which explains the presence of DevOps service providers in the industry.

The Challenges

Continuous Integration and Delivery is the basis of DevOps Paradigm, and is a service promise from DevOps service providers like us. Many organizations continue to use manual processes in delivering their software—a tedious, costly process that only hampers the code quality and time-to-market. After the application goes live, it’s sure to create issues, which then requires a similar time-consuming bug-fixing process.

Why not automate this with the help of a DevOps Service Provider and make Deployment and Delivery a continuous process?

Reliable, high-quality Continuous Integration pipelines will make your organization faster and more efficient in embracing challenges. More importantly, professional DevOps Service Provider like KARYA Technologies knows and abide by the Agile Philosophy of emphasizing on Customer Satisfaction.

The industry-leading DevOps tools, such as Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, Vagrant, Packer, etc. plays a vital role in this sophisticated world.

KARYA’s Offerings in DevOps include:

  • Automated Infrastructure Provisioning
  • Continuous Integration and Delivery Pipelines
  • Custom Development of Dashboards, Tools, Connectors, and Accelerators
  • Training and Consulting Services

Continuous Integration Tools have been able to deliver Software Products up to 30 times more frequently. DevOps achieves about 33 percent improvement in Infrastructure, while traditional operations are 41 percent more time consuming.

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DevOps and Infrastructure Automation

DevOps is a collection of strategies built around the fact all facets of your organization must be aligned towards the goal of rapidly and reliably producing high-quality software-based products and services while breaking down silos, removing bottlenecks and eliminating inefficiencies.

The DevOps point-of-view is that your technology organization should be enabled in a way such that the business can react quickly to ever-changing market forces and out-win the competition. Automation is the single biggest enabler for DevOps.

Automated Infrastructure Provisioning

KARYA Technologies enables customers with the ability to Deploy, Refresh and rectify their complete Application Infrastructure – in a repeatable, model-based policy driven manner. It has deep expertise in Architecting and Deploying full-stack provisioning solutions including bare metal provisioning (using Razor, Crowbar), cloud provisioning (using jcloud, fog, libcloud etc.) to operating system and application configurations (using Chef, Puppet, CloudFormation and Salt) and associated services.

KARYA Technologies works with customers to understand their existing processes and requirements, define their roadmap for Automation and Implement Solutions in a phased manner. Learn more about our DevOps Offerings.

Continuous Integration and Delivery Pipelines

Continuous Delivery provides Automated Feedback of the readiness of an Application Release Build for Production every time a change is applied to Application Code, Configuration, Infrastructure and Data. KARYA Technologies has deep expertise in designing and deploying Continuous Integration and Delivery Pipelines including:

  • One Click Build and Deployment Automation
  • Automated Testing
  • Defining Promotion Processes for Release Candidates
  • Custom Dashboards for Cross Team Visibility.

KARYA Technologies works with customers to Design and Deploy Continuous Integration/Delivery Pipelines, Develop Automated Test Suites and Automate Code/Build Management. Learn more about our recommended Best Practices for a Mature Continuous Delivery Pipeline

Custom Development: Dashboards, Tools, Connectors and Accelerators

The DevOps and Infrastructure Automation Ecosystem consists of several open and closed source tools that provide Bootstrapping, Provisioning, Orchestration, Reporting and Monitoring Solutions. Based on the Business Requirements, Custom Workflows can be built that integrate these tools to provide end-to-end Automation with Simplified Management.

KARYA Technologies has built Custom Dashboards to easily monitor production readiness of release candidates across product lines. KARYA Technologies has also built several tools, connectors and extensions integrating several tools to work a unified manner.

KARYA Technologies Expertise In DevOps

Learn more about KARYA’s DevOps Services at www.karyatech.com. You may also email us at info@karyatech.com.

KARYA Technologies Launches New DevOps Services Practice

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KARYA Technologies has launched DevOps services division that offers assessment, consulting and implementation to large enterprises and organizations with complex infrastructure set up. KARYA is one of the few independent services companies to create a dedicated practice to help organizations looking to transition to the DevOps model.

DevOps complements the Agile Software Development by promoting the communication and collaboration between Development, Quality Assurance and Operations, thereby enhancing the IT organization’s capabilities in accommodating rapid changes to production and remediating production issues as they occur.

“With years of IT industry experience in delivering numerous Infrastructure, Development and Production Support Services, KARYA Technologies is well-positioned to assess, strategize, plan and deliver end-to-end DevOps solutions,” said Venkatkumar Navaneethakrishnan, VP Global Services, KARYA Technologies .

According to a recent press release from Gartner, “By 2016, DevOps will evolve from a niche strategy employed by large cloud providers to a mainstream strategy employed by 25% of Global 2000 organizations.”

KARYA’s versatile team of DevOps professionals includes the best talents drawn from various IT silos who work in unison to achieve the objectives. This elite team comprises of top-notch DevOps Architects, Automation & Integration Specialists, Application Architects, Open Source Technologists, Cloud Orchestrators, System & Database Administrators, Quality Assurance Professionals, Build / Release / Deployment Managers.

To learn more about DevOps Services from Karya, email us at info@karyatech.com

DevOps: Ignore at Your Own Peril

DevOps is now being frequently linked with enterprise’s profitability and market capitalization. But can the DevOps live up to the expectations? How companies are reacting to the new paradigm? Organizations around the world are beginning to realise that there is a lot to be achieved when development and operations teams collaborate. It is a new cultural change that brings customers and businesses together.

When it comes to code deployment and lead time, DevOps teams are witnessing a high level of success. There has been instances where companies that adopted DevOps has been able to reduce the lead time from months to week. The popularity of agile methodology and cloud adoption are fuelling the growth of DevOps. The areas where the companies stand to gain most are

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Deployment Frequency :

According to a study, companies that are following DevOps practices the longest were shipping code up to 30 times faster — and completing deployments up to 8,000 times faster.

Speed of Deployment :

In an IT survey, more than 25% of the companies reported that their teams were able to accelerate time-to-deployment to less than a day. Some Fortune 500 companies have reported that they are now able to move code from developer’s machine to production within hours.

Failure Rate :

A few companies have reported 50% fewer failures from code changes. One of the leading multi-national in the US reported just 0.001% outages from deployment.

Recovery from Failed Deployment :

Almost 75% of the respondents were able to restore service in less than an hour and about 28% were able to restore services within few minutes.

So, whether your company is releasing codes frequently for production or not, DevOps can still be used. Even companies that don’t have frequent releases, are experiencing huge reduction in the cost. Though development, integration, testing, and deployment are key for any software development, the idea behind DevOps is to automate the entire process in order to deliver value to the end user. Recent studies and surveys reveal that there’s a compelling business case for DevOps, with a typical the return on investment (ROI) ranging from about 10 to 100 times.

To learn more about DevOps Services from Karya, email us at info@karyatech.com