DevOps-as-a-Service: Why You Should Consider DevOps Outsourcing

Irek Bagautdinov

Irek Bagautdinov

Head of DevOps Department

Dedicated Team
Jul 22, 2022
7 minutes to read
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The buzzword DevOps has been widely discussed in the information technology world in the last few years. Combining software development and operations has led to an increase in the speed at which products are developed, deployed, and put on the market. And this new trend in software development has been continuously and successfully used by companies like WhatsApp, Slack, Amazon, Netflix, Nordstrom, Facebook, Adobe, and many more. However, not everyone seems to be quite clear on what DevOps outsourcing is and how it can help businesses maximize efficiency and speed up their new software products’ release to market. This article will discuss why outsourcing DevOps services could be the best choice for businesses looking to get an extra edge over competitors and build their products faster than ever before.

What is DevOps?

DevOps – short for Development and Operations – is a set of processes and techniques aiming to expertly shorten the software development life cycle and make it more agile. According to GMI Research on DevOps, the market exceeded $7 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow by 20% from 2022 to 2028, reaching nearly $30 billion.

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DevOps integrates the two areas, intertwining and combining the components, i.e. technology, methodology, and people, of both into one smooth, continuous development and operations process. The practice itself was born out of two concepts — continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) — and has evolved into something bigger than just the next big thing; it has spawned entire departments within companies dedicated to providing expert DevOps consulting services.

DevOps teams are, therefore, made up of top talent engineers experienced in both software development and operations – resulting in well-oiled, collaborative, and expert machines working together on everything from design and development to product releases and support.

A DevOps operation's primary practices include design, automation, testing, cloud services, monitoring and logging, releasing, and configuration management.

Why companies choose DevOps

Traditionally companies kept these two silos separated, measuring their success and progress individually. But this also meant two teams, disconnected communication, and a prolonged back and forth when working on the same product, meaning a lengthy process before launching a product to market.

Companies utilizing DevOps enjoy the following advantages:

  • Technical benefits: quicker release, better product, faster response time, etc.;
  • Business benefits: focus on quality, improved relationships with end-users, efficiency, agility, etc.;
  • Company-culture benefits: better communication, collaboration, and a move away from silo mentality.

However, the most important benefits are technical – combining development and operations within DevOps allows for:

  • Continuous integration;
  • Continuous delivery;
  • Continuous deployment.

All in all, combining the two helps simplify and shorten the time to release the product to the market, fix bugs, ensure security and address concerns in real-time.

What is DevOps outsourcing?

Outsourcing services, otherwise known as DevOps-as-a-service, are available to those who would like to benefit from them without taking on all of the challenges of hiring an in-house team.

Going with a trusted outsourcing provider will mean getting only the best and most experienced DevOps engineers and all the tools needed for every part of the process. It's pretty simple – just imagine a group of highly skilled expert DevOps engineers ready to handle unique business needs with all the technical tools needed from beginning to end and available for hire based on project needs, length, and company budget.

Why your business needs DevOps outsourcing

There are many reasons a business would choose outsourcing DevOps services rather than hiring an in-house team – let's go over the main ones:

Better hiring process

Firstly, hiring engineers from a DevOps outsourcing company allows a business to leave it up to the provider to choose the best team for the job, saving time and money for companies.

Quality and varied levels of talent

As well as having engineers of different levels of experience and a more comprehensive range of skill sets, outsourcing companies ensure that all engineers receive professional training, adhere to the latest standards, work and develop well in teams, and maintain all relevant certifications.

Fast delivery and a better end product

When choosing DevOps outsourcing solutions, a business can rest assured that the engineers live and breathe DevOps methodology, working on hundreds of projects and being a part of a DevOps environment day-to-day. Therefore, when working on your specific assignment, everyone is already well-versed in the process and maintains existing professional dynamics.

Reduce risks and costs

An outsourced team made up of experienced experts can easily predict potential risks and avoid making mistakes which could cost a new team a lot of company money. Experience, therefore, is everything and can save businesses thousands of dollars that a new team would lose during an inevitable trial and error phase.

Outsourcing DevOps avoids spending thousands, scouring the Internet for experts, and saves your business hours and hours of wasted time. And that's not to mention, when you work with a well-established DevOps team you know you're getting the best talent with plenty of experience. For instance, at Andersen our engineers previously collaborated on a system migration project and a larger-scale enterprise-level migration project.

DevOps outsourcing technology stack

When outsourcing, a DevOps services company will provide tailored services with comprehensive technology stacks that cover your specific assignment needs. Therefore, a trusted DevOps-as-a-Service provider will ensure they include everything in their stack from tools for database management, integration, monitoring and logging, configuration management, orchestration, cloud storage, code analysis, and anything extra.

For example, at Andersen, you can outsource a full suite of software and tools to implement your business’s IT initiatives.

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How to get started with DevOps outsourcing

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