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DevOps

Your Blueprint to Faster, Higher-Quality Application Delivery into the Cloud

The modern IT leader is faced with an impossible ask of speeding up innovation and reducing cost, all while maintaining stability and quality. Migrating to the cloud can help speed up innovation, though the traditional IT culture and workflows don’t fit into this new reality. IT Leaders need a better way to meet business demands using a new approach to software delivery and IT operations that works well in a cloud native world.

DevOps Transformation

A DevOps Transformation involves adopting a set of cultural values and organizational practices that improve business outcomes by increasing collaboration and feedback between Business Stakeholders, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Security. This includes an evolution of your company culture, automation and tooling, processes, collaboration, measurement systems, and organizational structure—in short, things that cannot be accomplished through automation alone.

The changes implemented during a DevOps Transformation all have a quantifiable impact on a company’s profit, productivity and market share.

Our Approach

AWS Partner - Premier Consulting Partner - DevOps CompetencyEvery organization’s DevOps journey is unique. 2nd Watch holds the AWS DevOps competency and has designed several DevOps transformational services for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud to align to your organization’s current state and desired progress and goals.

Our DevOps Transformation process begins with a complete assessment and strategy where we measure your current software development and operational maturity and develop a strategy for where and how to apply DevOps approaches. We assess your teams and processes using the CALMS Model covering:

Team upskilling is key to your DevOps success. We identify your current teams’ skills and readiness and then train them as we implement, providing instruction on DevOps basics, Infrastructure as Code best practices, Git, CI/CD, and how to use GitOps principles.

Tools are the key enabler to DevOps transformation, and our team is well versed in a variety of technologies to help you automate, manage, and monitor within your application lifecycle.

  • Agile Project Management
  • Source Code Management (SCM) and Version Control
  • Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Continuous Delivery (CD)
  • Security (DevSecOps)
  • Application Performance Monitoring (APM)
  • Visibility and Communication
  • Integration with your existing IT systems

By coaching your teams towards a continuous improvement culture, 2nd Watch helps your organization become self-sufficient while reaping the benefits of a DevOps Transformation:

 

  • Increase Operational Efficiencies
  • Deliver Better Products Faster
  • Reduce Security and Compliance Risk
  • Improve Product Quality, Reliability, and Performance

2nd Watch Service Offerings

DevOps Assessment and Strategy

We help you identify your unique strengths and opportunities and provide a clear roadmap to DevOps success that shows you where to focus your efforts to deliver software faster and more frequently, improve your operations and quality (MTTR, MTBF), while positively enhancing your security posture.

Infrastructure as Code Essentials

We design and implement the first step in your cloud and DevOps automation journey, Infrastructure as Code, by providing your team with key training and tooling to internalize the infrastructure elements from your application code while automating the process of deploying infrastructure from start to finish. 2nd Watch leverages tools such as Hashicorp Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, Azure Resource Manager, Hashicorp Packer, and GitLab CI/CD to enable your team to be successful.

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

We design and build automation into your application development lifecycle with secure machine images for cloud and a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline while maintaining compliance, security and governance throughout. 2nd Watch leverages tools such as AWS CodePipeline, Azure DevOps, and GitLab CI/CD to enable your team to be successful.

Cloud Native Application Modernization

We assess your existing applications and provide prescriptive guidance on how to modernize and leverage cloud native technologies such as serverless, containers/Kubernetes, and microservices architectures Our team is well versed in tools such as AWS Lambda, AWS Fargate, Amazon SNS, Kubernetes, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure Functions, Docker, and more to enable your team to be successful.

Managed DevOps

We fully manage your DevOps pipeline while providing ongoing cultural guidance and team upskilling, enabling your team to build, test, and deploy applications in the cloud in a continuous and automated way while decreasing your time to customer value. 2nd Watch leverages tools such as GitLab DevOps to enable your team to be successful.