Making the transition to DevOps practices requires more than just a flip of a switch. It takes stakeholder buy-in and often requires cultural and business practice transformations that impact the entire organization. DevOps isn’t a product; it’s a methodology, and adoption takes preparation and planning. Many companies are eager to get started with DevOps, but are looking for guidance on how and where to begin.
When we launched the Rackspace DevOps Automation Service six months ago, a number of next-gen, forward looking companies such as AppBoy, Ranker, WePay and more leveraged the service to deploy new features more often and more consistently. We helped automate their application environments by treating their infrastructure like code and layering ongoing application performance monitoring on top of it. These cutting-edge companies were already on the path to DevOps transformation and they wanted to focus on building new features for their customers rather than building infrastructure automation skills in-house. With DevOps Automation Service, we provide the infrastructure automation skills to these companies, so they don’t have to worry about it.
There are organizations, however, that are still early in their DevOps adoption model. They recognize the benefits of DevOps, but adopting a DevOps methodology presents a number of new and unique challenges, including how to evolve the structure of their team and their culture; what tools to use; how to acquire the skills; and what best practices to adopt. These companies need additional advice and training to identify and understand opportunities, skills gaps and tools before they can undergo a DevOps transformation. Our new DevOps Advisory Service is designed to help organizations start their DevOps journey.
What is DevOps Advisory Service?
Rackspace DevOps Advisory Service is a one-time service where Rackspace DevOps specialists advise you on how to adopt a DevOps model and be more agile with infrastructure. These are the same specialists who you find speaking at industry-leading DevOps events, publishing whitepapers and hosting DevOps webinars. They have a wealth of DevOps expertise.
How can we help?
There are three distinct types of DevOps Advisory Services, all of which give you access to our DevOps specialists to plot your adoption of a DevOps model. They are:
How is DevOps Advisory Service different from DevOps Automation Service?
Which service should I choose?
You can choose DevOps Advisory Service as your first step toward DevOps Automation Service or toward building infrastructure automation skills in-house. This chart will help you choose the right service based on your business needs:
For more information on Rackspace DevOps Advisory Service, click here.