The Innominds story about how a global hardware manufacturing company maintained business continuity with 100% uptime through DevOps services and multicloud deployments
Remote work has imposed an inadvertent dependency on cloud computing, as people moved their work from offices to the homes to keep businesses afloat. Seamless working conditions could only be facilitated through cloud apps and the internet during the pandemic. Cloud adoption was simply becoming inextensible when on-premise infrastructure and resources fell short, thus making it the new workplace norm.
However, with the new cloud adoption trend came difficulties in navigating the complexities of cloud deployments. Security and operations had to be an integral part of the transformation. Maintaining the regular uptimes with the new form of computing was yet another roadblock for organizations.
Gartner predicts that, by 2022, about 75% of enterprise customers using cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) will adopt a deliberate multicloud strategy, up from 49% in 2017. That’s a high figure in itself, but the recent covid pandemic could be fuelling further needs for cloud adoption as businesses find ways to move more and more resources to the cloud.
The need remains solid for adoption, but the above-mentioned complexities of migrating to the cloud while successfully deploying applications can slow down the progress.
Such roadblocks can be dealt with by using a DevOps strategy that relies on market-best tools to properly balance development with operations and security. Another major undertaking would be a multicloud deployment for apps in order to ensure optimal business continuity. This will leave businesses unaffected by the major shift in local server reliability.
A prime example of the shift to multicloud by involving DevOps that found success in an organization would be Innominds' timely intervention in a major hardware manufacturer’s migration of their apps and operations to the cloud.
The company needed to transition from an on-premise software solution to a cloud-based/ SaaS enterprise. Being a manufacturer of display hardware with software solutions for digital systems, they relied on ongoing customer services for daily earnings adding to their overall revenue.
The client needed help with operations management, cloud automation, and security during migration. To ensure regular operations without any downtime, they also needed to maintain a 100% uptime.
Automated security measures with a DevOps mindset from the Innominds team made this possible through multicloud adoption.
We also implemented self-healing systems which reduced the reliance on personnel to react rapidly in the case of a server crash.
Achieving 100% uptime and automated security with self-healing systems in SaaS deployments
Travel and hospitality, entertainment, product services, and more industries have been at the receiving end of the worst blows from the current pandemic. Scaling down infrastructure costs by shutting down instances with an on-premise setup is not easy, and most of the time it becomes impossible.
What was bothering the client in cloud adoption and migration was the same roadblock faced by every enterprise - they would shy away from such a huge maneuver because of the capital-intensive procedures, long migration roadmaps, and lack of in-house skills.
The worries of acquiring the right tools, investing in talents, and waiting to make the final deployment were not solved from an in-house venture.
But these problems are mitigated with DevOps acting as scalable workstations when it’s offered as a service. Cloud adoption offers the flexibility with increased scalability to reduce operational expenses.
When the company manufacturing and selling hardware opted for DevOps-as-a-Service (DaaS), we led the client from inception to the last mile of stable deployment through all the steps required to create a resilient development to delivery strategy.
Application development speeds could be accelerated up to 70% with a cloud-agnostic architecture that ensures the utmost reliability. This comes with the DevOps team’s expertise in practical applications of DevOps principles in cloud deployments.
Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) as a lifetime philosophy
Sometimes DevOps with Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) is seen as a one-time implementation instead of a lifetime commitment and philosophy. Integrating operations with development at each stage of SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) is the best-working strategy that top minds in the software industry have come up with thus far. And, for the right reasons when we look at the results.
As part of the main requirement of regular integration and creating an automated delivery pipeline, we implemented Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) for the client with the best-of-breed DevOps toolchain.
When data centers become more complex, problems with scalability and availability are mitigated with an Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) approach. This approach walks away from relying on the traditional configuration of tools and hardware.
Resultingly, we could ensure high availability and high application release velocity for the client software on the cloud. The more recent changes and features could be open to the users sooner, without spending weeks and months on correcting the backend and fixing glitches.
Opting for multicloud deployments to prevent vendor lock-ins and data-loss was just a cherry on top. Implementation of automated security measures with a DevOps mindset made the application delivery process much faster than it ever was. The self-healing systems in place could reduce the reliance on personnel to react rapidly. On top of it all, we ensured 100% uptime for the client servers.