DevOps on AWS has always been a critical business decision for many businesses. Its becoming important for businesses to analyse when to use native tools and applications and when they need to turn to a third party partner to help them manage their infrastructure, especially if they are opting to use the public cloud for their devops strategy.
AWS has two key features like scalability and API automation which makes it the go to platform for a DevOps model. However, the challenge arises when enterprises using legacy systems for the longest time, treat Ops as a secondary decision in the business.
Sysfore Technologies, a Bangalore based cloud management provider and AWS partner, helps businesses move to DevOps on AWS.
“Sysfore’s transition from web hosting to cloud computing, and shifting from siloed working groups to DevOps, took some years to implement. We had many challenges from customer demand for newer services and getting people with the right skill set to gain the internal expertise required to manage this platform. But today, we have seen immense growth and we keep adding new products, services and functionalities in our AWS portfolio .Says Ajith Mathew George- CTO- Sysfore Technologies.
Even though AWS is considered to be the best option for DevOps, it has its own challenges.
- AWS has expanded its capabilities around automation and delivery pipelines, but many enterprises still rely on their own in-house tools to reduce lockin.
- AWS still lacks full featured monitoring and alerting system that helps increase user convenience.
- Security is still a growing concern. The issue isn’t specific to the AWS, but translating requirements imposed in a data center to the cloud can be difficult. In a traditional setup, an IT team sets up a firewall to take care of security concerns, but when it comes to AWS there is no hardware for users to touch in AWS, and a single point of failure defeats the purpose of the system architecture.
Having said that, startups and large enterprises have different strategies when it comes to DevOps. Its often presumed that startups have DevOps as part of their strategy when it comes to building applications and business growth.
And for larger organisations- the lift shift approach still works. DevOps comes into consideration when they look at higher-level services like a strategic architecture and a reliable operations platform.
However, what remains consistent regardless of the size of your business, is when companies decide to make the shift to DevOps on AWS, they need a clear plan on where their applications will be stored and and how the continuous integration and automation will work. At the same time take care of the security and compliance requirements.
Contact Sysfore’s AWS experts for your no obligation / no cost in depth analysis to see just how simple and cost effective it is to transition your Dev/ Ops on AWS. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +91-80-4110-5555 to know more.