DevOps and Automation

The movement of workloads to the cloud has generated new requirements for responsiveness and repeatability. Many IT departments have migrated to the cloud in the same manner that they ran IT on‐premise for the past 20 years. In this new era of micro services, automated testing, and infrastructure as code, IT’s success depends on its ability to work with stakeholders and adapt to changing requirements while maintaining reliable and automated results. DevOps and Automation are key to meeting these new expectations, but their success depends on a different approach and a change in culture.

Those who transition to the DevOps model and collaborate to integrate development and IT operations can rapidly pull away from their competitors in today’s fast‐paced market.


    Architecture Design & Technology Selection
    Maintenance & Support
    Architecture Design & Technology Selection
    Maintenance & Support

Keys to Success

When moving to an integrated DevOps model, the biggest change is often a cultural one. These guidelines will help you stay on the right track:

  • Speed Releases — Stay focused on the continuous delivery of applications and stop focusing on IT infrastructure and management.
  • Automated Processes — Stop building environments and executing tests manually; use an automated, continuous integration process instead.
  • Remove IT Barriers — Accelerate provisioning by using a templated catalog to build test and production environments.
  • Accelerate Testing —Instead of relying on lengthy and time‐consuming waterfall methods, design and build smaller pieces of functionality to test large systems.
  • Test First, Not Last — Write automated test cases prior to building code.
  • Plan Ahead — Build a culture where developers and IT operators collaborate throughout a process. Determine what infrastructure your application will need before the developers finish.

The Solutions

                    DevOps requires new skills, a new way of thinking, and a new place to start. To ease the transition, Aurum Data Solutions Inc (ADSI) has designed a DevOps service team. This team is comprised of experienced professionals who are ready to help with the following: 

DevOps Assessments:

Know how your company uses automation to maintain higher quality, align with development organizations, and produce quicker and more reliable deployments. Understand what technology and process changes will help your organization respond to business needs and provide continuous improvement of all IT services.

Process Automation:

Start with manual processes that consume the organization’s time. Automate daily manual tasks such as reboots, provisioning, and patching cycles. Eliminate manual errors and reduce downtime of all affected products and services.

Compliance and Configuration Management:

ADSI can automate your configuration deployment, maintain its compliance, and manage its lifecycle until the resources are returned to the pool using industry‐leading, open source tools. Take the first step in supporting an Infrastructure as Code paradigm and create the building blocks necessary to move into full continuous automation.

Advanced Virtualization Use Cases:

Take advantage of your existing VMWare spend. Cut your turnaround time from weeks to minutes on standardized and compliant virtual machines. Utilize your existing automation and configuration management processes within the context of a greater process. Turn automated provisioning into IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.

Continuous Improvement /Development for Infrastructure and Application Code :

Take an agile, iterative approach to the development of your infrastructure code. Form and manage your infrastructure code with the same processes and technology as your application code, and then deploy them together in a repeatable and manageable way. Deploy new features faster and more reliably with little manual interaction or cumbersome release management tools. 

DevOps and Extensible IT

Security – Security is the key to everything today. For security measures to be effective, a comprehensive and proven approach is needed. This puts you in a position to address security in a proactive manner, rather than always being caught taking reactionary measures or making decisions on fear. ADSI brings security to the forefront of your DevOps projects by leveraging our mature security practice.

Cloud — ADSI’s Hybrid Cloud Solutions are designed to organize and accelerate your cloud adoption initiatives strategically, enabling you to extract maximum value from your existing assets. Our certified experts know the best practices for hybrid cloud architectures and methodologies.

Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) — By virtualizing networking, servers, and storage, SDDC shifts control of the data center from hardware devices to software automation. Our SDDC Practice can help you transition to an infrastructure environment controlled by intelligent software that understands your business and technology objectives.

Service Management — Our approach to service management begins with assessment of your business objectives and policies and the maturity of your existing IT environment. We collaborate with you by using surveys, workshops, whiteboard sessions, and validation review meetings to design processes that follow best practices that are modified to work within your organization. Our service management practice helps you provide the stability that supports agility.