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List of Top DevOps Consulting Service Providers | Best DevOps Companies

  • OpenXcell

    Hire the Best Mobile App Developers
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    Incorporated in 2009 and headquartered in USA, OpenXcell is a top resource hiring and software development company known for providing the top 1% of talent in the IT industry with highly skilled resources with over ten years of domain experience. Our inimitable talent recruitment practices ensure the best resource sele ... read more about OpenXcell

    "We have had a great experience working with OpenXcell. "
    Ansh Jain, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Dukaan Dost
    < $25/hr
    250 - 999
    2009
    United States, India
  • IT Svit

    DevOps and BigData service provider
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    IT Svit is a reliable Cloud Consulting, DevOps, and AI partner. Companies across the globe rely on us for all issues related to the design, management, and optimization of cloud infrastructure, and development of customized AI solutions.      IT Svit started in 2005 as a group of friends, who prov ... read more about IT Svit

    "AWS DevOps & Security for SAAS No-Code/Low-Code Platform"
    Vika Shkoda, Strategic Partnerships Development Manager at easternpeak
    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2005
    Ukraine, Estonia
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  • Tasrie IT Services

    Fast digital transformation with Cloud-DevOps
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    We are dedicated to helping businesses of all sizes harness the power of the cloud to drive growth and innovation. From Devops Consulting and cloud migration to custom cloud-native solutions, our team of experts has the knowledge and experience to help you achieve your goals. With a focus on security, scalability, and ... read more about Tasrie IT Services

    "Elevating Efficiency and Reliability: A Transformative Experience with Tasrie IT Services."
    Navin Subramanian, Economic Analyst at Portfolio Management Club at Portfolio Management Club
    $50 - $99/hr
    2 - 9
    2023
    United Kingdom
  • Quema

    Your infrastructure is our responsibility
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    We are a European company with a Ukrainian spirit specializing in DevOps services. Development and DevOps are crucial puzzle pieces in the software development world. We believe that the development team and DevOps roles should be connected to building the product and the IT infrastructure. Our team members make up a u ... read more about Quema

    "Fast and professional service from Quema saved me time and money. "
    Oleksii Marchuk, CEO at IConduct - Cloud Integration Platform
    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    1
    Estonia
  • Alpacked

    DevOps as a Service company
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    In ALPACKED we strongly believe that cloud technology is our future and we help our clients to keep pace with the ever changing digital world. We have established a team of top-notch cloud experts with solid experience of more than 8 years. And now we focus on DevOps and Cloud best practices to provide our ... read more about Alpacked

    "Impressed by their talent pool, professionalism, communication, availability, and expertise."
    Parham Akhavan, Cofounder and CTO at KUDO
    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2019
    Ukraine
  • Code&Care

    🚀Great Software Products for Your Business Ideas
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    Code & Care is a first-class development service enabling corporations and startups to build cutting-edge software by experienced and fast developers. Our team is at the forefront of technological advances and innovations, working with top-notch platforms and frameworks. We believe quality is more important than co ... read more about Code&Care

    "Excellent company, high quality staff, extremely dedicated and work to complete the task."
    Murray Rigluth, Head of Special Operations at at HUBX
    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2015
    United States
  • Our DevOps Services & Solutions Rationalize your software development process with DevOps technology that brings development and operations teams together to build and deliver software in fewer spans of time. ONjection is a key player in rendering DevOps services globally. Our versatile DevOps developers hast ... read more about Onjection Labs Private Limited

    "Overall experience "
    Poonam Bajaj, Founder at Spiritually Yours Pvt. Ltd
    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2013
    India
  • TopSquad

    Your business, our development force
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    At TopSquad, we specialize in delivering IT solutions and services that are customized to the unique needs of established companies seeking to achieve further business growth. Our team possesses extensive knowledge of modern technologies, transparent processes, and in-depth expertise across various business domains. We ... read more about TopSquad

    "4 years experience"
    John Sturgis, Developer at NFR
    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2008
    Vietnam
  • Dataforest

    Data Engineering and Web Product Development
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    DATAFOREST is a Data Engineering and Web Product Development agency focused on data-driven solutions. We apply Data Science and AI techniques combined with expertise in Business Automation, large-scale Data Analysis, and Advanced Software Engineering to improve performance outcomes for organizations and create add ... read more about Dataforest

    "Great outsource team of professionals, worked together on further automating the reporting as well as database restructuring."
    Dmitri Nedelchev, Risk Manager at ICU
    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2018
    Ukraine
  • TemaBit is a solution provider that solves everyday enterprise challenges such as scalability, redundancy, down timing. We provide business intelligence analytics, packaged software products as well as SW development, database development, mobile application development, UX/UI Design, QA Services.We work with body ... read more about TemaBit

    "Grocery click&collect lockers s/w development"
    Linas Svaikauskas, Project Manager at StrongPoint
    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    2013
    Ukraine
  • DevOps Enabler & Co. is an ISO 27001:2013 certified organisation and a Microsoft Gold partner in DevOps competency that provides software delivery automation to enable organisations to increase business growth.  We work with many of the startups and large enterprises to line up their Operations and Developm ... read more about DevOps Enabler & Co.

    "Excellent Communication Skills"
    Anonymous
    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2015
    India
  • IAMOPS

    DevOps for Startups
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    IAMOPS offers dedicated DevOps teams for start-ups and high-growth companies in Israel and the United States. We work with tech startups across various industries, including finance, telecom, entertainment, health, technology, education, defense, and security. OUR SERVICES    

    NA
    10 - 49
    2019
    Israel
  • Relout

    Site Reliability & DevOps
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    Relout is a Site Reliability and DevOps agency based in Central Europe (Poland) specializing in: SRE/DevOps Staff Augmentation - dedidacted teams and team extensions Managed Infrastructure Services - Cloud, Server and Kubernetes management, migrations and support Consulting & Advi ... read more about Relout

    "The team delivered on time on every stage."
    Adam Romanowski, Managing Director at J15 Digital
    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2021
    Poland
  • INOSTUDIO

    Pro software. Real solutions.
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    INOSTUDIO is a software development company providing clients with full cycle development services since 2006. Started as a company of two it has grown up to 80 people so far. We help small and medium businesses to increase profits by creating effective web&mobile solutions.The company portfolio comprises 285 ... read more about INOSTUDIO

    "Strong team with good communication skills"
    Rafael Moreno, R&D Team Leader - Software Engineer at XMPie
    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2006
    Russia
  • Nuage Biztech Pvt. Ltd.

    Transforming Business, One Step at a Time.
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    Nuage is a boutique tech provider focused on working with start-ups and small-medium businesses. We work with our customers to deliver business-aligned, cost-effective, efficient and secure solutions using our . Our Digital tech team helps uses Agile Development and DevSecOps to deliver Mobile Apps, Business Applica ... read more about Nuage Biztech Pvt. Ltd.

    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2014
    India
  • Devopsbay

    We create robust IT solutions and software
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    We build software tailored to your individual needs and offer world-quality engineers You imagine it We build it Focus on your product and user experience. Let our high quality talent augment your team to deliver. We offer: IT consulting - on project – solution – technology Tell us what you ... read more about Devopsbay

    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2018
    Poland
  • Perimattic LLC

    DevOps Automation | AWS Architecture Consulting
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    Perimattic is a Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP) focused on enabling businesses to migrate to the cloud, using AWS services to deliver its customer services. We’ve AWS Certified Architects, and we embrace the concept of Availability Zones to deliver your content with the least latency. We've catered to ... read more about Perimattic LLC

    < $25/hr
    2 - 9
    2018
    United States
  • AgileOps

    Atlassian, AWS, Kubernetes Services for Business
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    AgileOps focuses on helping transforming businesses around the world make the digital change. We are a team of certified professionals with proven expertise in DevOps, Agile, and ITSM. Whether it is development, implementation, or consulting, we’ve got you covered. As an Atlassian Solution Partner in Vietnam, Agi ... read more about AgileOps

    NA
    10 - 49
    2017
    Vietnam
  • Ignatiuz Software

    Compelling IT Solutions
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    Ignatiuz is modern software and services company offering technology solutions for customers keeping partner centric approach. The company is passionate to latest technologies & innovation. Our consulting led approach make our customers become partners & partner's transformation to global corporations. W ... read more about Ignatiuz Software

    NA
    50 - 249
    2012
    United States
  • Netframe

    IT Development Company
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    Welcome to Netframe, your premier provider of Software and Web development, Odoo CRM/ERP development, and DevOps services. We are a team of experienced software developers, DevOps engineers and ERP consultants who specialize in creating innovative and efficient software solutions for our clients.   Please, v ... read more about Netframe

    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2020
    Latvia
  • byVoice

    Streamline Your Business Communication Solutions
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    byVoice is a software development company specializing in building B2B solutions such as Cloud PBX, Cloud Unified Communications, Cloud Contact Centers, Conversation AI platforms, and AI-driven self-service solutions.  Our services include: * Telecom Software Development * Web Development * AI Development * ... read more about byVoice

    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2020
    Poland
  • Next Big Technology(NBT)

    Best Web & Mobile App Development Company
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    Next Big Technology (NBT) is a premium Web & App Development firm established in 2009. NBT always uses the latest technologies for Website & Mobile App development. As an applications development company, we know how to build websites and apps that utilize proper design and programming to build products that ... read more about Next Big Technology(NBT)

    "Very helpful, always quick to reply and help with any problems."
    Andrew McIlravey, Marketing & Business Support Associate at Sonas Systems
    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2009
    India
  • Successive Digital is a next-gen technology consulting services company purpose-built for the speed of modern business. We transform businesses across all touchpoints of customer experience with our digital transformation solutions.We strive to emerge as the long-term center of innovation and excellence partner fo ... read more about Successive Digital

    "Successive Digital showed exceptional technical expertise and collaboration skills."
    Sheetal Tiwari, Human Resources Business Partner at mPokket at mPokket
    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    2012
    India
  • XiztDevOps, with over 8+ years demonstrated competence in IT, is a team of professionals who provide successful strategy of implementing software development solutions and innovative solutions for any challenges you face. We are here to implement new capabilities, modernize legacy systems or achieve effectiveness, effi ... read more about Xiztdevops

    "Cloud Consulting for Interrior Design Company"
    Daniel Thorpe, Co-Founder at Hac Creativo
    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    Kazakhstan
  • Bluelight Consulting

    Nearshore DevOps & Software Development
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    A Nearshore DevOps & Software Outsourcing company that helps startups, SaaS, and enterprises with cutting-edge solutions

    "Rebuilding Engineering Culture and Operational Efficiency with DevOps"
    Daniele Perito, Co-Founder at Faire
    $100 - $149/hr
    10 - 49
    2019
    United States
  • Protonshub Technologies

    Award-Winning Mobile App & Web Development Company
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    Protonshub Technologies is a CMMI Level 5 mobile & web app development company, working towards building exceptional and innovative digital solutions for all types of businesses. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Indore. Protonshub Technologies has a team of skilled professionals, working t ... read more about Protonshub Technologies

    "Great Team"
    Rick Great
    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2018
    United States
  • SlashTEC is one of leading Managed Service Providers and Technology Consultancy. Our main activities are Over the Top technologies (OTT), Value Added Services (VAS), DevOps As A Service, Managed cloud hosting. We bring together people, processes, and technologies to enable more effective and dynamic use of information ... read more about SlashTec

    "Solid and professional deli"
    Tareq Abu Kaff, CTO at at el Grocer - Online Grocery Delivery
    $25 - $49/hr
    2 - 9
    2017
    UAE
  • Rootstrap, Inc.

    Outcome-driven development. At any scale.
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    At Rootstrap, we help enterprises scale people, processes, and products through outcome-driven development. We choose projects upon which we can make an impact and measure our own success by the success of our clients. Companies like Disney, Salesforce, Google, Spotify and MasterClass have trusted us to build innova ... read more about Rootstrap, Inc.

    "Great contract engineering firm that has provided excellent services for a variety of tasks."
    Ryan Yockey, VP of Engineering at The Farmers Dog
    $100 - $149/hr
    50 - 249
    2011
    United States
  • We believe that the key to success in the digital age is the ability to deliver value quickly and reliably. That's why we offer a comprehensive range of DevOps & Cloud services designed to help your organization for speed and agility. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing you with the tools, suppor ... read more about SquareOps Technologies Pvt Ltd

    "It was great working with the SquareOps team. Their tech team was so easy to work with."
    Mike Liu, CEO at FreeFuse
    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2019
    India
  • DevOpsProdigy

    DevOps, SRE and Monitoring Services
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    Welcome to DevOpsProdigy, where we believe in the power of optimization! Let us take infrastructure support off your shoulders so you can focus on product development! We provide an individually tailored strategic solution to each of our clients. No matter how unique your infrastructure complexity is—a coupl ... read more about DevOpsProdigy

    "They heed to our suggestions and discuss with us the best ways to improve the work processes."
    Anna Barinova
    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2008
    United States
  • SPEC INDIA

    Enterprise Software, Mobility & BI Solutions
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    SPEC INDIA is an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 company specializing in custom software development, web & mobile app development, BI and analytics solutions, automation & security testing, legacy software migration, product engineering, and IoT solutions. SPEC INDIA has a team of 300+ consultants committed to delivering q ... read more about SPEC INDIA

    "From the product roadmap to the development of the application's core, SPEC INDIA helped us create a market-ready product."
    Karam Sethi, CEO & Co-Founder at Terra Digital
    < $25/hr
    250 - 999
    1987
    India
  • PixelCrayons

    Software & Mobile App Development Company
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    We are an award-winning IT & Software Outsourcing Company based in India offering end-to-end solutions to Enterprises, ISVs, Digital Agencies, and Startups. Since our establishment in the year 2004, we have serviced 5400+ customers from 38+ countries. We are highly acknowledged among our clients for our agile/De ... read more about PixelCrayons

    "Amazing Application Design"
    Arif Rahman
    < $25/hr
    250 - 999
    2004
    India
  • Selleo Labs

    🎯 Your Trusted Software Development Partner
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    For over ten years Selleo has delivered professional services on more than 150+ software development projects for clients from Europe, the US, Canada, and Australia, designing and building a number of applications throughout a wide spectrum of business domains, industries, and technologies (Rub ... read more about Selleo Labs

    "Task: Develop MVP. Outcome: MVP delivered on time with quality above expectiations"
    Ludvig Sylvén, Co-Founder & COO at ClickAula
    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2007
    Poland
  • Profil Software

    We transform experience into product confidence
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    Profil Software (Python Software House) leverages deep technical experience and proven development processes to ensure successful outcomes and confidence in product development. More specifically, we're converting the idea into code and then shaping it into the actual product in the customer's hands. Our Py ... read more about Profil Software

    "Transforming TenderTracker: GULP's Modern Redesign Powered by Profil Software"
    Simon Denzel, Produktmanager at GULP
    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2008
    Poland
  • Relevant Software

    Web&Mobile Apps Development | Dedicated Engineers
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    Relevant is an international software development company that designs, builds and delivers products of world-class standard for Fortune 500 companies and promising startups. We provide software development teams made up of the best engineers from around the world, benefiting globalization and diversity.  More ... read more about Relevant Software

    "High professionalism, great resource management and engagement with the project"
    Julia Orlovska
    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2013
    Poland
  • HashCash is a global software company offering solutions in Blockchain, AI, Big Data, and IoT through its platforms, products & services. HashCash Blockchain products enable enterprises to move assets across borders in real-time for Remittances, Trade Finance, Payment Processing, and more. HashCash runs US-based di ... read more about HashCash Consultants

    "We hired HashCash Consultants to design and develop blockchain-based vendor payment systems"
    David Stewart
    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    United States
  • Brights

    Startup & Custom Software Development
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    Team of 100+ bright minds spotlighting your innovation with startup and enterprise custom software development services. Boost your tech capabilities by leveraging our 12 years of expertise in crafting life-enhancing services, user-adored digital products, business-savvy enterprise software, and websites that drive ... read more about Brights

    "SaaS Application Development"
    Tobias Hug, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) Consultant at Own Business
    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2011
    Poland
  • We develop custom software solutions using Ruby on Rails as core expertise. We help Startups, Enterprises and midsize companies to deliver great results. Ruby on rails development, Outsourcing Ruby developers, DevOps, DevOps solutions integration, DevOps outsourcing. Mon. - Fri. from 09: 00 to 19: 00 (Moscow ti ... read more about Rocket Development

    "They very carefully recognized our needs and understood the way our company and customer services"
    Joanne Jessica, SEA Training Manager at HUGO BOSS at HUGO BOSS
    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2021
    Russia
  • Goji Labs

    Build it Right the First Time
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    Goji Labs is a boutique app development studio with offices in Los Angeles and New York City. We are product and technology experts and specialize in reducing risk on behalf of our partners when bringing new software ventures to market. We believe no great venture should be held back by technical execution. Translat ... read more about Goji Labs

    "Medicines Patent Pool MedsPal"
    Patrick Aylward
    $100 - $149/hr
    10 - 49
    2014
    United States
  • Redwerk

    Software Development Agency
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    Redwerk is a software development agency recognized by Microsoft Partner Network as a tech leader showing consistent capability and commitment. Our high expertise is also acknowledged by leading tech listings like Clutch, GoodFirms, DesignRush, SoftwareWorld, and ITFirms. Since 2005, we've helped over 170 busine ... read more about Redwerk

    "Redwerk is a great partner for all of your web development needs!"
    Stephanie Levine, UI/UX Designer, Website Product Manager at Justin Alexander
    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2005
    Ukraine
  • ServerLT.com

    Cloud , DevOps, Cyber Security, CASB , DLP
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    Serverlt.com - an IT service provider is catering the clients as technology experts across the globe. Customer satisfaction is the mantra of success and we follow this without compromising on quality. In the last many years we have served the customers of US, UK Europe, South America, Asia, Africa & Middle East and ... read more about ServerLT.com

    "Helping us with Azure DevOps"
    Niyaz
    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2014
    India
  • Gart

    Empower Businesses with DevOps and Cloud Services
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    At Gart, we live and breathe transformative DevOps and Cloud solutions. Our team of highly skilled professionals is on a mission to revolutionize the way businesses thrive in the digital era. We understand the challenges and opportunities that arise in this ever-evolving landscape, and we're here to guide you towar ... read more about Gart

    "CI/CD Pipelines and Infrastructure for Website Builder"
    Illia Sosyniuk, COO at NoviBuilder
    $50 - $99/hr
    2 - 9
    2020
    Ukraine
  • GOPHERS LAB

    Best Golang Development Company
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    Gophers Lab is one of the most trusted Golang development services providers in the world. Our large Golang development team has been successfully delivering highly complex applications using Golang. Gophers Lab's Golang development team includes, Golang Architects, Golang Community Contributors and speakers. Mo ... read more about GOPHERS LAB

    "Golang developers for Centralized Cryptocurrency exchange "
    Archer Robbins
    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2017
    United States
  • AdaptNXT Technology Solutions

    Simplifying Digital Transformation for Businesses
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    AdaptNXT is a boutique technology solutions organization, simplifying the digital transformation for businesses. We closely engage with our customers, understand the requirements well and simplify the digital adaption for them which directly increases their bottomline.  

    "Head of Content Marketing "
    Giselle Schubert
    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2020
    India
  • Ulam Labs

    Fintech & Crypto Software Studio
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    Ulam Labs specializes in end-to-end product development within the crypto and FinTech space.   Let’s move your idea forward! We can help you shape it through discovery workshops; design the complete product experience and take care of the development to make it ready to launch. Our offering: &nda ... read more about Ulam Labs

    "Highly-skilled team of developers"
    Ben Schuldenfrei, Product Manager at Lendingblock
    NA
    50 - 249
    2016
    Poland
  • CoreQ

    #1 DevOps Consulting Partner
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    CoreQ is a team of crazy-good DevOps Engineers, with their expertise recognized by AWS: CoreQ is a member of AWS Partner Network. We help businesses build reliable, scalable, secure, and cost-efficient infrastructure and let them focus on building great products and achieving challenging goals. ◆ 200+ ... read more about CoreQ

    "K8S Architecture"
    Denis Derevyanchuk, Chief Technology Officer at AutoCarma
    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    Ukraine
  • Endurance Softwares is an information technology company that believes in client satisfaction through quality service and support. Our team has a proven reputation for delivering high-quality software solutions across a broad spectrum of technologies. We provide system integration and consulting services, where the use ... read more about Endurance Softwares

    "Perfection at its best"
    Gurpreet singh
    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2019
    India
  • Turf Dev Private Limited

    DevOps . Blockchain . Security . web-Development
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    Turf Dev is a preeminent technology solutions company, devoted to empowering businesses to thrive in the digital landscape. We specialize in providing comprehensive and dependable technology services that optimize operations, fortify security, and capitalize on growth opportunities. At Turf Dev, we envision a world whe ... read more about Turf Dev Private Limited

    "I am very satisfied with turf dev"
    Bhavesh Kalathiya, Business development manager at Sphereplugins
    $25 - $49/hr
    2 - 9
    India
  • We are Europe’s Python Powerhouse.  With over 350+ Python, JS, and Full-Stack developers we help CTOs, CEOs, and Heads of Engineering leverage external software development teams to help build outstanding digital products. Aside from Python/JS, our services include Product Design, DevOps, React Native Mob ... read more about STX Next

    "Working really well "
    Scott Priddy , VP, Software Engineering at Vyze
    $50 - $99/hr
    250 - 999
    2005
    Poland

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What is DevOps?

DevOps definition refers to the technology that aims to bridge the gap between the Development and Operations departments. This promotes a fluid communication channel between the two units, thus creating, testing, and deploying the product with enhanced effectiveness and agility. Additionally, it aims to shorten the development life cycle of the system while delivering frequent updates in close alignment with business goals.

Before the inception of DevOps technology, the most common software development methodologies were Waterfall and the Agile model. However, the biggest drawback of these systems was that any changes in the application were difficult to implement due to a linear process flow. Moreover, a lack of communication between the technical team and the client-front team resulted in a below-par product. The DevOps strategy follows an endless lifecycle from continuous development to continuous deployment. DevOps attempts to merge software development and implementation into a more streamlined operation. It also builds a culture of shared responsibility between the teams, facilitating transparency, faster innovation, and better results.

What Are the Benefits of DevOps?

Incorporating DevOps technology has several advantages, such as:

1. Speed

The technology offered by the above-mentioned DevOps service provider list improves the speed of the software development process, enabling faster innovation. This allows the developers to adapt to the changing industry better and become more proficient at accelerating business goals. 

2. Rapid Delivery

The DevOps consulting firms focus on increasing the pace and frequency of releases allowing you to boost the product's deployment. Quick sprints ensure the rapid release of new features while fixing any bugs, thus enabling you to respond to your customers' needs and gain competitive advantage. 

3. Reliability

DevOps ensures the quality of software updates and its infrastructure changes so you can assuredly deliver the product while maintaining a positive experience for end-users. Continuous integration and continuous delivery to test the application warrants that each modification is functional and safe.

4. Enhanced Collaboration: 

DevOps promotes teamwork between the developers and the operations team. This helps them communicate dynamically, improving the teams' flexibility and agility. Integrating DevOps also encourages cross-skilling and improvement within the functioning of individual departments. 

5. Risk Mitigation:

DevOps plays a substantial part in handling the persistent threat of interruptions and delays prompted due to undetected development errors. The system splits the development process into shorter sprints, enabling rapid rollback in case of a glitch. Hence, teams can reduce risks as they operate through the process.

What Are the Different Phases of DevOps Lifecycle?

DevOps is a non-stop process, where the phases repeat until the final product is flawless. The DevOps lifecycle consists of five segments, Continuous Development, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Continuous Deployment, and Continuous Monitoring. 

These segments are further segregated to understand the functioning of a DevOps model better.

1. Continuous Development:

a) Planning - This stage focuses on every aspect that transpires before the developing team initiates writing the code. The project's vision is decided during this phase, prompting the developers to develop the code for the software. The operations team gathers the requirements and feedback from stakeholders and customers to build an efficient product roadmap. The DevOps consulting firms employ a wide range of tools and technologies in this phase to plan out the achievable milestones and the project timeline.

b) Coding - Once all the specifications are determined, the developers can commence with their coding tasks. In addition to the standard coding toolkit, the software developers establish new sets of plugins required for this current project. The team helps execute consistent code-styling and prevents several security flaws and coding errors. This enables developers to implement good coding practices while providing consistency to the codebase.

2. Continuous Integration:

The continuous integration stage focuses on planning various tests that need to be implemented in the upcoming phase. It assists in determining whether the application suffices the desired requirements or not. This phase also deals with the addition of new codes to implement the latest functionalities as well as their integration into the existing code. Continuous integration helps exhibit the variances that end-users would encounter with the updated design.

3. Continuous Testing:

a) Build - Once the developers have concluded the task, they employ their code to a distributed code repository. The development unit merges its new codes with the shared codebase. A separate developer, within the DevOps service companies, subsequently reviews the changes made, and once it is ensured that there are no issues, the pull-requests are approved. By continuously reviewing code changes into the shared repository as well as running builds and tests, the developers minimize integration issues, highlighting breaking bugs early in the development lifecycle.

b) Testing - Once a build operates, it is deployed to a platform for more in-depth, out-of-band examination. A wide range of manual and automated tests are conducted once the application is rerouted to the test environment. An example of manual testing is User Acceptance Testing (UAT). In this, experts operate the software as the customer would, to identify any issues or refinements that must be addressed before sending it into production. Whereas, automated tests run security scans, checking for changes in the infrastructure, and compliance with best-practices.

4. Continuous Deployment:

a) Deploy - Once all the tests are executed successfully, the application is ready for the initial deployment. This release may contain some of the new, untested features that can be hidden from the users until they are available for action, using feature flags. The deployment can either be automatic, once the tests are concluded, or be manually scheduled to release only after the milestones are achieved.

b) Operate - This stage occurs after the end-users commenced working on the application. Now, the operations team must ensure that the entire application is running smoothly. Based on the hosting service configuration, the system environment automatically calibrates with the load to manage peaks and troughs in the number of active customers. This is also the stage where users offer feedback, which is then redirected to the development team to enhance the software's performance.

5. Continuous Monitoring:

The last phase of the DevOps lifecycle is to observe the environment. This is built on customer recommendations presented in the 'Operate' stage by gathering data and curating analytics on customer behavior, system performance, errors, and other instances. The DevOps consulting firms then present the complete data to the Product Manager, restarting the loop. The development team works on new codes to further evolve the software.

What Are the Different Types of DevOps Services?

There are three types of DevOps Services:

1. DevOps as a Service:

DevOps as a Service (DaaS) is a software delivery model that facilitates cooperation between the development team and the operations team of an organization. In this delivery module, DevOps consulting companies assemble the various tools that encompass multiple aspects of the overall process and unite these tools to work collectively as one unit. The principal objective of DevOps as a Service is to ensure that each action that occurs in the delivery of software is traceable. This system successfully adapts approaches such as continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) to ensure that the clients receive desired results. Moreover, DevOps as a Service offers feedback to the developers in case a problem is distinguished in the production environment. 

2. DevOps Automation:

DevOps Automation has a crucial role in eliminating manual errors while reducing dependency on humans to improve the accuracy and consistency of the application. Moreover, DevOps automation further minimizes the lead time, permitting the software's frequent and faster release. The entire DevOps pipeline is automated, from code generation to monitoring the application and system in production. Automation in DevOps encourages speed, consistency, higher accuracy, reliability, as well as an increase in the number of deliveries. The DevOps service companies automize each and every division of the phase, including software installation, environment configuration, code compilation, system deployment, etc.

3. DevOps Implementation:

DevOps implementation focuses on streamlining the processes in order to improve efficiency. DevOps implementation service empowers businesses in resolving problems with more agility and accuracy. It includes quick and frequent delivery cycles while ensuring a minimum recovery time. In addition to extensive opportunity to scale various functions as required, DevOps implementation also helps in bringing innovation into the business. Moreover, configuration management techniques, along with automated compliance strategies, offer added security to the entire application development process.

Which Are the Most Popular DevOps Tools?

The most prominent and useful DevOps tools are as follows:

1. Jenkins:

Jenkins, previously known as Hudson, is an open-source DevOps automation tool. It is coded in Java and includes plugins built to facilitate the Continuous Integration. Jenkins is employed to develop and test the software, which ultimately makes it convenient for developers to incorporate changes to the project. It additionally enables continuous delivery of the software through automation and a variety of testing and deployment technologies. This DevOps tool includes over 1000 plugins to support various development, testing, and deployment tools. Moreover,   Jenkins also provides developers the ability to create additional plugins and share them with the rest of the community.

2. Docker:

Docker is designed to simplify the process of creating, deploying, and operating software by utilizing containers. The docker engine has multiple containers that run the application individually. These separate containers have their own set of dependencies & libraries. This ensures each section is independent of the other, enabling developers to modify the applications without interference. In docker, the applications and the system use the same Linux kernel, which significantly boosts the system's performance while reducing the size of the software. Moreover, since it is an open-source technology, developers can modify their functionalities to fulfill their requirements.

3. Gradle:

Gradle is one of the top open-source DevOps tools that offers extreme flexibility while building any software. Gradle only runs tasks whose inputs or outputs are expected to change to avoid unnecessary work. It allows developers to build a cache that facilitates the reuse of task outputs from previous sprints. Gradle can efficiently run on different platforms since it operates on the JVM. Developers can also include standard Java APIs in the build logic if the system has a Java Development Kit (JDK) installed. Several major IDEs, such as Android Studio, Eclipse, NetBeans, etc., permit developers to import Gradle builds and create an interaction channel with them.

4. Kubernetes:

Similar to Docker, Kubernetes also functions in a containerization procedure. The main concept behind Kubernetes is that it manages the containers at a large scale and groups them into logical units. Kubernetes consists of two components, master and nodes. Master is a controlling device that operates as the primary management contact point for users, whereas containerized apps run on nodes. Kubernetes equips developers with a framework that helps run distributed systems compliantly. This system also supports automated rollouts and rollbacks of the containers at a controlled rate.

5. Chef:

Chef is an efficient automation tool that defines infrastructure as code. Chef performs some of the vital automation services such as infrastructure configuration, software deployment, and configurations management across the network. Chef can function with cloud-based platforms like Amazon EC2, Internap, Google Cloud Platform, OpenStack, Microsoft Azure, etc. to automatically procure and configure new instruments. Hence, it allows the DevOps developers to write and execute the chef infrastructure from any machine, irrespective of the operating system. In case of a failure, the chef server can adapt and recreate the system infrastructure as required due to its high availability and replication feature.

How to Choose a DevOps Consulting Services Provider?

Shortlisting the right DevOps company to manage the development of software can be notably tricky. Businesses must critique several aspects prior to choosing a particular service provider. The client company must evaluate each prospect on the following criteria to find the ideal partner:

1. Portfolio:

Evaluating the DevOps consultant's portfolio is the best means to better understand the working pattern and the past project types managed by them. This also enables clients to recognize the steps exercised by the DevOps consulting companies when facing certain hurdles during their prior contracts. You may ask for recommendations from previous customers to better identify the strengths and weaknesses of the DevOps service companies. It is recommended to explore autonomous, third-party reviews and rating platforms, such as GoodFirms, to receive an unbiased outlook. 

2. Budget:

Before finalizing a deal with DevOps service provider companies, businesses must scrutinize their budget. The main area of interest should include understanding how much you are willing to pay and for which specific features. Once you have a clear notion of your investment capabilities, search for a DevOps consulting services provider that coordinates with your prices. However, it would be best if you stay open to revisions in the budget as DevOps companies can offer certain added services to accomplish the desired goals at a slightly increased budget. It is advisable to obtain quotations from multiple vendors before finalizing the right associate.

3. Certifications:

To ensure that you have the best DevOps company, it is imperative to review the certifications earned by the prospective agencies. There is a vast range of certifications that can vouch for the quality of the services provided by the DevOps consultant. These certifications depend on the type of services you require. For instance, if you are looking for an expert in DevOps tools such as Docker, it is ideal to opt for a service provider that is a Docker Certified Associate. DevOps consulting companies may also hold certificates for professional DevOps courses from companies such as Amazon and Azure.

4. Team:

It is vital to know the experts who will be personally responsible for managing the complete development of your application. Moreover, it is also inevitable to analyze the perception and values of DevOps consulting firms to better attain your business goals. It is better to establish a communication channel with the experts who will act as a point of contact throughout your projects and get to know the team that will be handling the project. You may assess their professional profile on business platforms such as LinkedIn to evaluate their ability, expertise, and previous projects. 

5. Security:

While outsourcing to the most suitable DevOps consulting services provider, interview the team about their security protocols. Security is a vital part of the complete DevOps lifecycle, from inception to deployment and beyond. Analyze the policies concerning code analysis, configuration checks, scanning vulnerabilities, etc. Ask them regarding their plan of action to prevent the leak of crucial data such as APIs, SSH keys, privileged credentials, etc. Ensure that the DevOps company comprises a DevSecOps model, conducts frequent vulnerability management, and automates security processes and tools.

GoodFirms Research Process:

GoodFirms is a well-renowned research and review platform that analyzes the best DevOps consulting companies out of countless available agencies. The participating firms are evaluated on three fundamental parameters, namely Quality, Reliability, and Ability. The above-mentioned DevOps service provider list allows service seekers to examine and ascertain the ideal associate for their organization. GoodFirms' expert researchers have impartially judged the services provided by the DevOps service provider companies and created the list of top companies mentioned-above. The list is curated after a meticulous examination of each participating company's market discernment, portfolios, domain knowledge, and support services. The solutions offered are further assessed on the feedback and critique provided by their former clients.

GoodFirms welcomes market leaders as well as rising DevOps consulting companies to expand our list. If you feel you deserve a spot on our Research page, provide proof of your work and proficiency, and earn a chance to get listed.