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What is Managed DevOps?

What is Managed DevOps?

Bringing your software or platform to the market quickly, effectively and successfully is a tall order. Some people say, "You can have work that is quick, cheap, or good — but only two at a time." Managed DevOps seeks to break this stereotype. With the help of an outsourced DevOps team, a solution to the challenge of affordable, continuous delivery of software applications is within reach. Here is what you need to know about the benefits of managed DevOps and how to determine if it's right for your company. 

What is DevOps?

The merging of software development and operations, DevOps combines the important work of coding and development with efficient and accurate deployment. A big order, indeed. Teams that were once in their own silos are working in tandem under DevOps, with workers handling everything from development to testing to deployment and customer feedback. 

While DevOps can be a very effective and exciting way to do things, it also requires resources and know-how. For burgeoning companies, the prospect of combining development and operations may be out of reach. This is where managed DevOps comes into play. By outsourcing your DevOps tasks to an experienced company, you enjoy the benefits of this robust and comprehensive way of business without having to put the pieces together yourself.

When Does It Make Sense to Outsource DevOps?

Outsourcing your DevOps can be ideal in a variety of environments. It's especially sensible to enlist managed DevOps if you are on a budget, need a lot of flexibility or are a small company. Contrary to popular belief, it can actually be much more cost-effective to outsource your DevOps than hire an in-house staff. A few good engineers can eat up your budget for product development. With managed services, you can also eliminate costly in-house trial and error, replacing it with a guaranteed successful operation in the hands of a contracted team of pros. Some things Addo's managed DevOps service can assist with include:

  • Building and managing staging
  • Quality assurance (QA)
  • Support for application development cycles
  • Custom deployment scripts
  • Automated testing and bug identification

For Whom Has Managed DevOps Worked?

Outsourcing all or elements of DevOps to experts has worked for many companies large and small. Take Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso, for example, an Italian multimedia company that needs 24/7 monitoring and reliability for their site. Through managed DevOps and cloud services, the organization was able to handle unpredictable traffic and put a focus on innovation instead of constant maintenance. 

You don't have to run an international media organization to enjoy the same benefits. Whether you run a moderately sized e-commerce business or are just getting online with your rideshare company, a managed DevOps strategy opens up your resources to implement customer feedback or create new product and service offerings. 

Are you ready to explore managed DevOps? We're here to help. Contact us today for more information.


Sources:
https://newrelic.com/devops/what-is-devops
https://medium.com/@reactiveops/the-risks-and-rewards-of-outsourcing-devops-be981fdadbba
https://addo.io/services#devops
https://aws.amazon.com/solutions/case-studies/gruppo-editoriale-espresso/

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