List of Top DevOps Consulting Service Providers | Best DevOps Companies
IntelliasGlobal Technology Partner
Intellias is a trusted technology partner to top-tier organizations and digital natives helping them accelerate their pace of sustainable digitalization. For over 20 years Intellias has been building mission-critical projects and delivering measurable outcomes that meet our clients’ business needs. We are contrib ... read more about Intellias"Intellias is great outsourcing company.. their efficiency in response and escalations are outstanding!"Ebbe Groes, CEO and Co-founder at Everymatrix Ltd$25 - $49/hr1,000 - 9,9992002United States
SlickCloudDevOps Cloud staff augmentation and services
We offer expert DevOps and Cloud Engineering services for cloud migration, management, and maintenance. Our Google-certified engineers excel in delivering even the most technical projects with exceptional results. We can also provide the best engineers for your project with our IT Staff Augmentation services."The project was completed successfully thanks to services provided by SlickCloud"Andrzej Gotlawski, Managing Director at Autona Mobile$25 - $49/hr10 - 492022Poland
AdvascaleExplore Your Benefits of Cloud and DevOps Services
Advascale Cloud Expert Team is helping cross-industry companies of all sizes to adopt, operate, and innovate in the public cloud. We cover any of your Cloud and DevOps needs and bring the most of the Cloud capabilities to strengthen your business growth and market position. If you want ... read more about Advascale"Advascale team has demonstrated a high level of expertise in this field delivering cutting-edge solutions."Aleksandr Sheremeta, Managing Partner, Co-Founder at DATAFOREST$100 - $149/hr10 - 492018Latvia
Radity GmbHDigital Solutions
You and us, together we will succeed. This is our motto. We started Radity with a simple mission: "Design and build digital products that create real value for users and businesses" Everyday, every project we work on, we work with that mission."Great company: reliable & very skilled development team"Alexander Sanders (we are hiring tech talents), CTO at TONI Digital$25 - $49/hr10 - 492008Switzerland
eTeamThe innovator's engineering team
eTeam is a seasoned digital product agency specializing in transformative growth for different types of businesses, from VC-backed startups to the largest company in the world, for the last decade. We're best known for translating the complex world of digital development into clear and easy-to-understand p ... read more about eTeam"A crucial partner"Andrii Ponomarov, Team Lead at at InComm$50 - $99/hr50 - 2492016Ukraine
Profil SoftwareWe transform experience into product confidence
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"High-quality SDLC process & deliverables, very professional team, excellent communication, very satisfied."Oleg Sinitsin$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492008Poland
Forte GroupYour full-spectrum software delivery partner
Forte Group is a full-spectrum software solutions and managed services resource for businesses seeking exceptional engineering talent and extraordinary software. We work with IT enterprises, business leaders, and technology companies to accelerate and evolve applications that consistently achieve valuable business outc ... read more about Forte Group"Great company to work for"Mariia Ostafiichuk$50 - $99/hr250 - 9992000United States, Ukraine
InfraProsCloud Solutions. Delivered.
InfraPros delivers Enterprise grade software solutions optimized for the cloud. We use our deep architecture and development expertise to strategize, design and quickly deliver cloud solutions that provide transformational business results. We can help companies that are just starting down the cloud path,&n ... read more about InfraPros"Cloud Transformation and Re-Platforming "Sathish Thirugnanavelu, Director of Technology Research at HireRight$100 - $149/hr10 - 49United States
Improveit Solutions UkraineFantastic SaaS, web and mobile solutions
ImproveIT Solutions creates fantastic web, mobile and SaaS solutions - from simple apps to enterprise systems. We also provide talented dedicated teams of engineers, who work directly for product companies from around the globe. Since 2016 we have been creating products used in 75 countries, and we've successfully ... read more about Improveit Solutions Ukraine"Improveit Solutions - great people we can count on, great service, great business partners! "Barbara Kucharczyk, Community (External Talent) Specialist at Netguru SA$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492016Ukraine
SoftEthicaWe enable the power of Cloud technologies
Cloud & DevOps as a service We enable the power of Artificial Intelligence & Cloud technologies, accelerating smart Companies. Service powered by professional ethics. Why you need the DevOps: 01 - Native Cloud Applications Development Your Company can significantly decrease the time-to-mar ... read more about SoftEthica"Mobile App Development "Tommaso Bagon$25 - $49/hr2 - 92019United States, Ukraine
IntspiritMake IT better!
Inspirit is organized in the way to provide maximum comfort to customers, and to solve the issues of complex development within agile projects. Our regular partners treat us as their own department. We stay open to new ideas and offer flexible conditions for a long-term collaboration. Numbers: — 1 ... read more about Intspirit"The team delivered the project on time and exactly to the specification."Max Gorbatenko, Sr. Software Engineer at Sunbasket$50 - $99/hr10 - 492009Russia, Armenia
ZibtekCustom Software Developers-Mixing Talent & Passion
Zibtek is a leading software development company led by industry technology veterans with the real-world experience of starting, building, and exiting multiple companies. That means our advantage is being your strategic partner; offering advice and ideas to make your project better, faster, and more effi ... read more about Zibtek"Zibtek is a fraud! They charge for "hours" with development team aren't qualified"Anonymous$50 - $99/hr10 - 492009United States
PalarkHolistic DevOps & SRE experts
Palark offers DevOps & SRE services leveraging Kubernetes and other cloud-native technologies. Our team has been building and supporting Linux-based infrastructure since 2008, using Kubernetes in production since 2017. We are Certified Kubernetes Administrators, Kubernetes organisation members, CNCF projects' ... read more about Palark"Extremely professional and prompt DevOps services and ongoing support"Mikhail Lindblad, CTO at Complai ASNA10 - 492022Germany
IncoraWeb and Mobile Development company
Ekkel Inc.Towards an Intelligent Tomorrow
Ekkel is a product development company working with startups and SMEs to realize their applications. The products that we've developed have been used by hundreds of thousands of users globally. Products such as Craftly and FuzionX have raised over $40M in seed rounds and made us proud. Our development teams ha ... read more about Ekkel Inc."Clear communication and the delivered product exactly what we had envisioned, a ready to launch SaaS application."Jasbir Singh, Digital Marketing Manager at Confidentials$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492020United States
Veritis is a global Information Technology (IT) services provider focused on delivering high value to clients through integrated, reliable and cost-effective solutions. We enable enterprises to overcome critical business challenges and have been a trusted partner to several small, medium and Fortune 500 companies for o ... read more about Veritis"Veritis services – quality experience and consultants with the right price"NepalisansarNA50 - 2492004United States
Envion SoftwareDevelopment with the Spirit
Envion Software is a global software partner that specializes in creating custom software solutions. How we do it is what makes us one of the top software firms in the Boston area. We approach each project as an opportunity to use our experience, creativity, intuition to deliver results that often exceed expectations. ... read more about Envion Software"Envion Software listened to my ideas, contributed their own ideas, sounded excited about the project and responsive to feedback. Reasonable pricing. "Dan Kent Blair, Licensed Marriage Counselor and Family Therapist at Blair Counseling and Mediation$25 - $49/hr50 - 2491984United States, Ukraine
Mifort Solutions is a dynamic IT company that provides product development and also outsourcing of web development services. Our company aims at helping companies to build business process.The main goals of the company are high quality of work and project in-time delivery. The qualified members of our team find an indi ... read more about Mifort Solutions"Blockchain Gaming Platfrorm"Hans Becker< $25/hr10 - 492015Estonia, Netherlands
SquareboatBest Web & Mobile Development Company
Squareboat is an IT company that provides best Web and app development services. Apart from Web and App Development we also provide DevOps services, UI/UX Design, Branding, Animation, Videography, Growth Hacking etc. We serve nothing less than perfect. With numerous successful projects, we have been ranke ... read more about Squareboat"Excellent Understanding of requirements and ability to convert that into a solution"Vishal Kapur, Founder at Cedarwood Eduventures Pvt Ltd$50 - $99/hr50 - 2492013India
InnomizeWe are an offshore, software development
We are an offshore software development and IT consulting company based in Vietnam. We are experts in Cloud computing, Software Development, DevOps Engineering, and Software Integration solutions that help you move fast and right direction. Our experienced engineering and development team are committed, passionate ... read more about Innomize"Thankful to work with Innomize"Mike Jentes, Project Manager at The Coral Edge< $25/hr10 - 492018Vietnam
Logiciel SolutionsEmpowering Business, Empowering Life
Building, launching, and scaling SaaS Products, Logiciel Solutions has been developing success stories for Startups since 2012. Our vision is to help startups to jumpstart their SaaS product and achieve sustainable, long-term growth. With a great hold on leading tech stacks, proven project management practices, and a c ... read more about Logiciel Solutions"Great experience"Steve Rossics, Operating Member at ERoofPro$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492011India
BKPlus SoftwareOur passion to work hard-deliver excellent results
BKplus is a software development & web application development outsourcing company that highlights on rigorous quality standards, meeting deadlines and cost-effective offshore software development solutions and services. The company has skilled software professionals that deliver quality, consistency, tractability, ... read more about BKPlus Software"They have high-quality and reliable software products that are widely used and respected in the industry."Daniel Finn< $25/hr10 - 492017Vietnam, France
UbimindsCustom-curated digital product teams.
For companies who want to secure digital product experts and build nearshore distributed teams, Ubiminds leads the tech recruitment industry with a custom-curated staff augmentation approach. Our #OneTeam approach means Ubiminders act just like full-time employees, embedded in your team and processes. Ubiminds pr ... read more about Ubiminds"Amazing Team! "Lluvia Hernandez$50 - $99/hr10 - 492017Brazil
We are Technology Company in Islamabad Pakistan with Passionate team of diverse skill sets. We have leadership of tech people with best industry experience. As a Company we have delivered and helped Startups with their cool ideas. We have a strong Portfolio in Machine Learning Apps, I.O.T Apps , Hybrid Mobile Apps, Bus ... read more about PanaceaLogics"Expertise in multiple domains"Pascal Rode, Founder | Investor at Today Zurich$25 - $49/hr10 - 492018Pakistan
Perficient Latin AmericaAdvanced Engineering at the Speed of Nearshore
Perficient Latin America (formerly PSL) provides advanced nearshore software engineering services to the world’s biggest brands. With more than 600 professionals operating out of offices in Medellín, Bogotá and Cali Colombia, Perficient Latin America is part of Perficient’s optimized global de ... read more about Perficient Latin America"Solid offshoring alternative"Yong Rhyu, Vice President, Applications Engineering at IPG Mediabrands$25 - $49/hr250 - 9991984Colombia, Mexico
TizbiYour Software Development Engine
Tizbi specializes in solving complex business problems with well-designed software solutions focused on Salesforce and MuleSoft integrations, IIoT, Artificial Intelligence solutions, Predictive Analytics. At Tizbi, we offer a full turn-key solution for all of our projects. Our complete team of infrastructure sp ... read more about Tizbi"Our Tizbi partners have truly become critical parts of our team!"Matthew Martin, CEO at Precision Health Reports, IncNA50 - 2491998United States
EverlinkYou have an idea, we make it Software
We are a custom software development company with 10+ years experience of delivering robust services. Our skills, and technology solutions continues to evolve to match that of the ever-changing tech landscape. Following our corporate principles of high quality, reliability and safety we build sustainable long-term part ... read more about Everlink"Great work, great price"Yakov Samsonov, IT Project and Delivery Manager at BPS International GmbH$25 - $49/hr10 - 492008Ukraine
ModelitWe implement Salesforce solutions
Our services include Salesforce Custom Development, Salesforce Configuration, and building apps for the Salesforce AppExchange. At Modelit, we take care of all the aspects to implement a new system, configure a current set up, or build an application. Our team of Salesforce Certified Developers, Administrators, QA A ... read more about Modelit"Second to None"Benjamin Burbridge, Senior Director of Technology Services at InnoCare and pt Health$25 - $49/hr10 - 492012Uruguay
FreySoft is an international custom software development agency that dives deep into the business and offers the most effective technical solutions. We improve and optimize business processes through great IT solutions not only for ourselves but also for clients from mid-size to large enterprises. We implement custom b ... read more about FreySoft" FreySoft is available and reliable, establishing a smooth workflow. The team is hard-working, communicative, and organized."Natalia Prygotska, Marketing Specialist at Goodwin$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492018Ukraine
AiolaneEnterprise Blockchain Development
Aiolane is focused on enterprise software development. We provide full-cycle Web Applications development with the use of latest technologies (Java, Kotlin, Typescript, GoLang, NodeJS and others) and Private Blockchain development based on the use of Hyperledger Fabric and R3 Corda frameworks. We can help you with your ... read more about Aiolane"Having a great customer experience working with the Aiolane company"Sergey Rysev$25 - $49/hr10 - 492018Georgia
PlatOps SecurityManaged Cloud Computing Solutions
PlatOps Security is a world-class Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) and Software Development firm with offices in Bethesda, MD and Washington, D.C. As an AWS Premier Consulting Partner and OCI Platinum Partner company provides a complete spectrum of cloud services for all types of businesses. From simplifying mi ... read more about PlatOps Security"Outstanding!"Valerie$50 - $99/hr10 - 492014United States
PT IDstar Cipta TeknologiService with Quality
IDstar is an IT Consultant that focused on Business Transformation Solution to any business on a global scale by providing IT Outsourcing, RPA Solutions and Data Extraction. Our team of 250+ specialized IT professionals is dedicated to providing top-notch IT outsourcing, RPA solutions, and data extraction serv ... read more about PT IDstar Cipta Teknologi"IDstar has been an invaluable partner, consistently delivering exceptional IT solutions that have gr"Deddy Ariesandy, Chief Executive Officer at Digital Center JakartaNA250 - 9992017Indonesia
Rocketlab is a Swiss-based company that provide experienced software test engineers to small to medium sized businesses within Switzerland, Germany and Europe. Headquartered in Tallinn (Estonia) - known as the most advanced technology spot in Europe, and Zurich (Switzerland) around 100 outstanding and experienced te ... read more about Rocketlab"Excellent QA partner for various projects"Peter Hans Baumann$50 - $99/hr50 - 2491994Switzerland, Estonia
Ardan LabsHigh-Performance Software Development and Training
Trusted by Start-ups to Fortune 500 Companies, Ardan Labs is a high-performance software development and training firm that has been delivering reliable solutions and applications since 2010. We are a group of passionate engineers, artists and business professionals focused on building and delivering reliable, secur ... read more about Ardan Labs"Ardan cares for its customers"Lazar Gintchin, Director of Software Engineering at CampMinder$100 - $149/hr10 - 492010United States
KoombeaLeading iOS, Android & Web App Development Partner
Koombea is a digital product development company that specializes in building world-class web and mobile apps for Startups and enterprise businesses. We've been crafting innovative digital experiences using our own custom agile development method for over a decade. Our proven track record makes us the ideal part ... read more about Koombea"Payix + Koombea = Success "Chris Chestnut, President at Payix, Inc.NA50 - 2492007United States, Colombia
Anika TechnologiesYour Transforming Partner
Anika Technologies is a technology and a management consulting company specializing in cutting edge services for BFSI, IT, ITES, E-Commerce, Retail, Internet, Telecom, Logistics and other industries. The first Indian company to be the knowledge partner at the World Tech Conference in Canada for Artificial Intellig ... read more about Anika Technologies"Technology prowess with sound execution skills"Ind an, Inside Sales at whatfix< $25/hr2 - 92016India
SudofyPlan. Execute. Succeed
Sudofy is an AWS Consulting Partner company dedicated to serve startups, SMEs and large enterprises with innovative cloud solutions. Our mission is to empower businesses in achieving their goals, by providing our expertise in AWS. We are a team of AWS certified individuals ready to tackle all kinds ... read more about Sudofy"Sudofy is a Great Company"Alexander De Ridder, Co-Founder at at INK$50 - $99/hr50 - 2492015Pakistan
Regumsoft Technologies LLCYour IT partner
The Regumsoft is a Cloud, Web and Mobile application development, web development & web design company established in 2015. Since its beginning The Regumsoft has been delivering the best suited solutions at a competitive cost across the world. We provide businesses and entrepreneurs with innovative & cu ... read more about Regumsoft Technologies LLC"Highly recommended to work with Regumsoft"Bhavinkumar Pareshbhai$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492015United States
Genie Software Solutions LLCIT Solution Providers
We are ISO 9001 approved IT Solutions Providers.The services we offer are Web Development,Software Development,Cloud Solutions,R&D projects,On-Job-Support etc.Email your projects over [email protected]"Excellent Cloud Computing services"Deepthi Ravipulli< $25/hr50 - 249United States
TCM STUNNER IT CONSULTANTS LLPTeam of Concept Makers
Our Introduction: We TCM STUNNER IT CONSULTANTS LLP a globally recognized and rapidly growing IT enabled services Company. The primary focus of the Organisation is to offer Website Development, Tailor-Made Web & Software Applications Development, Business Driven Mobile Application Development ... read more about TCM STUNNER IT CONSULTANTS LLP"Awesome and Best company to work with. Cooperative and Professional"deepanshu bhinda, CEO at CAMSEC.ai$25 - $49/hr10 - 492020India
Kostyl WorksWe Build Products
Kostyl Works is a full-stack product development company in the USA and Eastern Europe with a strong product development acumen, - expert in building innovative scalable products and solutions, from simple MVP to complex cloud platforms. We cover the entire product development lifecycle with remote product teams, adher ... read more about Kostyl Works"Accelerated me x10 from raw idea to ready to raise money product"Artem Nikolaev, CEO at Dabster$50 - $99/hr10 - 492018United States
Grazitti Interactive Inc.Marketing for Digital Natives
Grazitti Interactive is a digital innovation leader, powering businesses of all sizes with extensive experience in enriching customer interactions, designing engaged communities, enabling digital marketing, and driving data-driven decision support. Grazitti offers custom services and solutions for marketing automation, ... read more about Grazitti Interactive Inc."Consistent Quality Partner"Brooke Bartos$100 - $149/hr250 - 9992008India, United States
Xeven SolutionsBe Digitally Inspired
Xeven Solutions is an AI-driven IT solutions provider. Developing web & mobile apps, Custom Web Solutions, ERP Suites, and Cross-Platform compatible applications. Xeven is a highly talented, enthusiastic, and experienced team. We provide innovative IT-enabled web and mobile solutions and Enterprise Mobility Solu ... read more about Xeven Solutions"I had a wonderful experience working with them. They have a professional team, that is focused and competent and delivered the project on time. "Dr. Tazeen H. Rizvi, COO & CMIO at Mobihealth International$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492015Pakistan
Anviam SolutionsThe Programmable Logic Company
Anviam Solutions Private Limited is the leading software development company in India and USA offers the multiple utmost quality services like web development, automation, Digital marketing, android development, data science artificial Intelligence, and machine learning. We have been working in this field for the last ... read more about Anviam Solutions"I'm very grateful to have come across Aman Sharma and Anviam!"Tamer Auf, Founder & CEO at Selfbeam$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492016India, United States
Appmocx Pvt LtdWe make it happen
Appmocx ensures a single-partner-connect to all your digital transformation requirements. Our team is equipped to consult, build, deliver and manage as per the needs of your business. With a wide range of experience and consistency in high-performing results makes us ideal as your technology service partner."Professional and Reliable Partner for Application Development"Akshay< $25/hr10 - 492016India
Zestra TechnologiesBest Mobile App Development Company in Ahmedabad
Zestra Technologies is a fast-growing IT company in India that is specialized in website development, mobile applications, and digital marketing. With a culturally diverse research pool working behind the scenes, this best website & mobile apps development company keeps its approach wide and perspective global. ... read more about Zestra Technologies"Best Company, Great Experience in web and mobile app development"Blog Else, Owner at Blogelse< $25/hr2 - 92020India
KristasoftConversational RPA | Automation RPA
Kristasoft : Our mission is to Stop making people understand technology, and make technology that understands people. We have created Krista, a Conversational RPA, to achieve that mission. We make automation a conversation between people and systems. We are the future of process automation, a conversational ap ... read more about Kristasoft"RPA software helped"Jessica lilyNA2 - 92016United States
Creole StudiosDeveloping Mobile Innovation
Creole Studios is a top rated web, mobile and cloud app design and development studio with 35+ workforce serving clients in 20+ countries. Our team is expert in providing mobile apps, web apps and cloud apps in a different of modern technologies. We are bound to provide creative and innovative mobile business strategie ... read more about Creole Studios"A Good Team-friendly Mobile Developer"Mahammad Gani Shaik, Senior Software Test Engineer / Business Analyst at Aleph-Labs$25 - $49/hr10 - 492014India
Codiant Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd.Mobile App & Web Development Company
Codiant- A Yash Technologies Company, is a leading technology service provider that specializes in the field of Enterprise Mobility, Web Application Development, UI/UX Development, and Application Maintenance and support Services across various platforms. We’ve continually disrupted industries like Healthcare, ... read more about Codiant Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd."A very cordial and professional technology partner who builds a collaborative working environment to ensure the team is well informed, and helps the t"Benjamin Hochberger, Founder & CEO at BuildClinical$25 - $49/hr250 - 9992010United States, India
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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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.