NorthBay’s commitment to a structured AWS DevOps deployment process provides our clients the ability to deliver applications, products and services at high-velocity, creating a competitive advantage and faster time-to-market. DevOps adoption for AWS helps to reduce your risks and costs while increasing agility and transparency.
NorthBay’s 7+ year partnership with AWS has enabled us to create real-world DevOps methodologies and best practices that we share with our clients to help improve their process and accelerate their success beyond the initial engagement.
As an AWS Strategic Consulting Partner for nearly a decade, NorthBay has developed methodologies and best practices that we share with our customers to continue to help improve their CI/CD pipelines and deployment processes, allowing them to extend these DevOps practices for future scale.
AWS re:Invent 2018 – Moving to DevOps the Amazon Way
NorthBay’s DevOps Toolkit
Transforming data and applications for our customers on AWS
Benefits of DevOps
Move at high velocity so you can innovate for customers faster, adapt to changing markets better, and grow more efficient at driving business results. The DevOps model enables your developers and operations teams to achieve these results. For example, microservices and continuous delivery let teams take ownership of services and then release updates to them quicker.
Increase the frequency and pace of releases so you can innovate and improve your product faster. The quicker you can release new features and fix bugs, the faster you can respond to your customers’ needs and build competitive advantage. Continuous integration and continuous delivery are practices that automate the software release process, from build to deploy.
Ensure the quality of application updates and infrastructure changes so you can reliably deliver at a more rapid pace while maintaining a positive experience for end users. Use practices like continuous integration and continuous delivery to test that each change is functional and safe. Monitoring and logging practices help you stay informed of performance in real-time.
Operate and manage your infrastructure and development processes at scale. Automation and consistency help you manage complex or changing systems efficiently and with reduced risk. For example, infrastructure as code helps you manage your development, testing, and production environments in a repeatable and more efficient manner.
Build more effective teams under a DevOps cultural model, which emphasizes values such as ownership and accountability. Developers and operations teams collaborate closely, share many responsibilities, and combine their workflows. This reduces inefficiencies and saves time (e.g. reduced handover periods between developers and operations, writing code that takes into account the environment in which it is run).
Move quickly while retaining control and preserving compliance. You can adopt a DevOps model without sacrificing security by using automated compliance policies, fine-grained controls, and configuration management techniques. For example, using infrastructure as code and policy as code, you can define and then track compliance at scale.