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Factors to Consider While Choosing a DevOps Services Partner

As organizations increasingly go digital and shift to the cloud, DevOps services partners come into the picture to make this process smoother and more convenient for them. Choosing a DevOps culture can be intimidating for an organization which is just planning or starting to migrate to the cloud. That is where a DevOps services partner comes in to leverage their end-to-end managed services to expedite their journey and resolve bottlenecks at the earliest, with their experience. But one should be prudent about this decision – for which some factors should be evaluated beforehand.

Reasons for Adopting DevOps Services Partner

As the term goes, DevOps essentially aims at amalgamating development and IT operations to expedite a software’s life cycle. Often organizations try to adopt a DevOps approach using their in-house capabilities. However, not always does this become a go-to approach, especially for organizations which do not possess coherent expertise in the area. To elaborate more on the factors for choosing a DevOps services vendor:

  • External expertise: A DevOps partner leverages its niche expertise in the domain, eliminating the need to drive this approach in-house. This being said, to outsource or collaborate with a third-party DevOps vendor, organizations need to also carefully understand the technology stack and tools that the partner vendor would deploy – analyzing the need of particular technologies as per the organization’s needs and requirements.
  • Managed services: With an external DevOps partner, managed services come into being wherein end-to-end processes are taken care of by the DevOps services provider. This helps in outsourcing all major processes including architectural changes, cloud migration, maintenance and resource management by the DevOps partner itself – reducing in-house overheads.
  • Long term cost-effectiveness – Albeit, it may seem that going for a DevOps services partner can be financially daunting. However, with a long term perspective in mind, this strategy becomes more cost-effective than adopting this approach in-house with menial expertise. In-house processes in turn become more expensive with the amount incurred on more resources, learning different technologies and the approach as a whole.
  • Efficient deliverables – With an external DevOps partner, deliverables become much more efficient as the end-to-end process is taken care of by the vendor. This eliminates communication gaps, expedites processes and helps in achieving faster results.

The aforementioned reasons to adopt a DevOps partner would help organizations come up with a decision for their own business, based on their needs and requirements. Although these reasons give a much needed push to collaborate with a DevOps partner, it may not always be a lucrative idea. Organizations which have a fast-growing team can alternatively have their own in-house setup for DevOps – considering their own budgetary situation, technological capabilities and business requirements.

Thus, choosing a DevOps partner – and a right one for that matter – has become a growing need for organizations shifting to the cloud and even for revamping their legacy infrastructure. RTCTek offers end-to-end and customizable managed services – through our various engagement models – which help clients achieve efficiency in no time!