DevOps Consulting
Transform Your IT Operations
Skalex offers holistic DevOps consulting based on modern methodologies to deliver high-quality software at a faster pace. Our consultants are experts in applying infrastructure as code (IaC) as well as implementing continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) approaches.
Our DevOps team will help you align your development and operations to increase the frequency of your software releases while improving reliability.
What Our DevOps Consulting Services Include
We’ve designed our DevOps approach to be suitable for all companies regardless of their level of maturity in automated operations. Whether you’re just starting your cloud journey or you’re looking for advanced automation technologies, our broad range of expertise is at your disposal. We offer a complete range of DevOps and development services, including:
Technical Consulting
Our DevOps experts can design a CI/CD pipeline for your business and help you set it up correctly. To ensure successful implementation we install and configure the appropriate DevOps-specific tools, regarding:
  • CI/CD (e.g., Jenkins, Gitlab, Bitbucket)
  • IT infrastructure automation (e.g., Ansible, Terrarform, CloudFormation)
  • Containerization (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes, Proxmox, OpenStack)
  • Test automation (e.g., API customized, Zephyr, Gitlab, Bitbucket)
  • Monitoring and Alerting (e.g., Icinga, Prometheus, Grafana, ElasticSearch, Graylog, Logstash)
  • Hosting provider support (AmazonWebServices, GoogleCloud, bare metal servers)
DevOps Implementation
Our expert team is also able to take care of the initial technical implementation of your organization’s DevOps. We conduct strategic planning, develop a detailed DevOps implementation roadmap, and assist in setting up your DevOps solution.
When implementing DevOps you may encounter several difficulties. For instance, employees could have knowledge gaps about using certain tools, or your automated testing coverage could be insufficient in its speed and /or efficiency. Our DevOps consultants are ready to analyze any problems you have, apply solutions to your DevOps strategy and tune processes like application monitoring or CI/CD tools, to reduce the risk of additional problem occuring.
Maintenance & Support
After completion of the DevOps implementation, skalex’s consultants are here to train your in-house team on maintaining the DevOps approach independently and, if necessary, dealing with and supporting technical issues (e.g., CI/CD configuration errors) that may arise.
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End-to-End DevOps Implementation Process
Plan the Strategy
Before we start your project, we want to get to know your company and develop an in-depth understanding of your goals. Doing so allows us to find out how you can use and implement DevOps most efficiently. To start, our experts analyze your application portfolio, available IT resources, and the size and characteristics of your IT infrastructure. This first strategic step includes:
  • Presenting the strategic benefits that a DevOps implementation can bring to your software delivery process, depending on your business priorities, current situation and industry specifics.
  • Defining the business objectives for the DevOps approach that we will target. These objectives may address improved application reliability, increased software release frequency, improved user experience, or some combination of them all.
  • Estimating the organizational effort required to implement DevOps and defining how the DevOps initiative will affect cross-departmental dynamics.
  • Developing a DevOps strategy in direct collaboration with your IT management.
Develop a DevOps Implementation Roadmap
Planning and implementing the right solution is critical to success. We provide you with a customized roadmap by:
  • Designing the containerization approach. We apply containerization to achieve software portability in the cloud and on-premises, to ensure that your software works consistently in development, testing and production environments. We place all executables, libraries, and configuration files inside containers created with Docker or PXC, or other similar tools to enable easy and consistent application deployment. Our DevOps consultants suggest using container orchestration tools like Kubernetes to simplify the deployment of containerized applications.
  • Developing a CI/CD solution. We define and configure a set of CI/CD tools (e.g., Jenkins, Gitlab) to increase transparency across the development pipeline, automate and accelerate software delivery, find and fix application errors early in the development phase, and improve software quality.
  • Advising on software test automation. To automate function, integration, performance and load testing, our experts help set up tools such as Zephyr. By using these tools, you can accelerate the delivery of software to your users and increase its overall quality. Further QA consulting can help you determine the necessary level of test automation as well as improve the quality of your testing.
  • Designing a way to integrate infrastructure automation with CI/CD tools. Our DevOps team helps integrate infrastructure automation tools like Ansible, Terraform and Puppet with CI/CD tools such as GoCD, Gitlab. These integration allow you to deploy new software releases and implement infrastructure changes more quickly than you otherwise would be able to.
  • Building a solution for application monitoring. To ensure the proper performance of your applications and detect errors quickly, we can assist in the configuration of an application performance monitoring tool such as Nagios, Prometheus, Grafana, Graylog, Logstash or rsyslog. Your DevOps practitioners can then use these tools to detect post-release errors before your users encounter them.
  • Creating a comprehensive plan for implementing DevOps in your IT environment. Our consultation team will assess your overall readiness to move to DevOps and define the most beneficial way to adopt CI/CD and IaC, align development and testing environments with production, arrange a code repository with version control, and automate development and operations processes.
  • Defining DevOps-specific challenges and developing solutions. Our experts help companies like yours outlining DevOps-specific challenges (e.g., missing competencies, hard-to-containerize legacy applications) throughout a successful DevOps implementation. More importantly though, they also create a comprehensive plan to avoid or mitigate them moving forward.
Deploy the DevOps Solution
Once we’ve drawn up the implementation plan, skalex’s DevOps experts assist you in implementing the DevOps approach correctly. We help you by:
  • Training your IT Sysadmins, developers, software testing engineers, and other DevOps practitioners.
  • Introducing the IaC approach to automate and simplify the configuration of new infrastructures for software development as well as align the development, testing and production environments.
  • Consulting and supporting the implementation and configuration of CI/CD and testing automation tools.
Support DevOps In the Production Stage
We support you throughout the entire process of integrating DevOps into your existing company IT structure. Our experts:
  • Assist your DevOps practitioners until all goals are achieved.
  • Help maintain the functionality of your software infrastructure.
  • Ensure an appropriate load distribution within your IT environment.
Why choose skalex?
Our team has many years of experience in the development and implementation of DevOps solutions for global corporations. This experience enables us to fully understand and evaluate the requirements and challenges associated with delivering new, innovative technologies to companies. We work side by side with our clients and place great emphasis on long-term relationships. As a relatively young company we understand the pressure of start-ups, and the need for innovation, rapid deployment and stellar delivery.
Certified

Certified

Team consists of AWS Certified SysOps Admins, Red Hat Certified System Admins (RHCSA), Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP).

Technical Expertise

Technical Expertise

30 years of experience in IT consulting and software development. More than 8 years in DevOps.

Highest Security and Quality Standards

Highest Security and Quality Standards

Our DevOps consultants are located in Munich and meet highest quality requirements.

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