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Why you need DevOps engineering for your software

Great software is a “living” thing — and is never really done. This is especially true today for mobile apps and the web. Thousands of different devices, millions of applications, and levels of magnitude more software components all interface to deliver digital experiences. This complex ecosystem is constantly evolving. DevOps helps you build and manage the infrastructure necessary for scalable and reliable operations of your software products.

DevOps is a key component to every step of the software development lifecycle. From automating and accelerating new feature development through continuous integration, to scaling applications for growth while maintaining security and reliability. Investing in DevOps helps ensure superior customer experience and better quality products.

ArcTouch DevOps Engineering Services

ArcTouch offers DevOps engineering services to help companies define the tools, process, and teams needed to build and grow their apps and web sites. With more than a decade of experience building custom digital products for a broad range of clients, we understand the need for DevOps as it applies to both infrastructure and application development. Our experienced team of software architects and developers can work side-by-side with your teams to plan and execute the DevOps infrastructure you need for your projects to meet your business objectives.

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“ArcTouch’s ability to deliver a premium product while helping us to build a secure, stable and scalable infrastructure to support it was paramount to our success during the 2020 NFL Draft.”  

— Paige Dimakos, Chief Operating Officer at The Draft Network


 

ArcTouch is DevOps certified


Our DevOps engineering expertise

Infrastructure development

Using the most modern techniques and tools available, we build an infrastructure so your applications can deliver on their promise. This includes defining and deploying the best architecture for the backend, and a system that supports continuous integration — so that your code can be easily tested, deployed, and maintained over its lifecycle.

Autoscaling capacity planning

We ensure your infrastructure is ready for scale. We analyze the application’s technical needs and estimate the capacity required to support any growth scenario. We also define metrics to be measured and monitored.

Application migration

Does your application need a new home? We help migrate your backend to new providers and streamline your code to optimize performance along the way. We start by analyzing current hosting solutions and your business needs — from security to performance — and then execute the migration.

Application containerization & microservices

We prepare the infrastructure to run code within containers, enabling applications to be loosely coupled. This allows you to manage the code in a cloud-agnostic environment and simplifies the development process by allowing local testing. It also enables easy migration between cloud providers and running services securely on multiple providers simultaneously.

Log management and monitoring

You can only manage what you can see. We deploy monitoring tools to track and optimize performance over an app’s lifecycle. We configure application log concentration and search patterns, cloud admin tracing, and service monitoring. We create alerts to be notified immediately when services are unavailable or reach a threshold. We’ll also determine the relevant metrics to be extracted from any monitoring services — and create a real-time dashboard for stakeholders to track performance.

Security

Our team works to ensure your business data is secure and your customers’ data remains private. We build the infrastructure to protect the service against attacks by configuring firewalls and controlling access via IP address origin or geolocation. We develop an incident response plan, with clear actions to be taken in case of a security breach. And we ensure your service and your applications are safely backed up regularly.

Continuous integration

We create an infrastructure for continuous integration so engineering teams can collaborate efficiently and have fast feedback loops. We define minimum requirements for deployment and/or merging, including static analysis, automated tests, manual approvals, and code reviews. We establish rules around versioning control and history — and allow different environments to be used at the same time.

Source code static analysis

We automate the process of scanning source code to protect against vulnerabilities and ensure best practices. This helps ensure the source code is standardized and readable by anyone on the team.

Test automation

Bugs happen. But we create automated tests to catch bugs before they reach the production environment. We establish a structure to automatically run tests during all phases of development, easing the number of regression tests and manual QA tests.

 


Our DevOps tools

Cloud platforms

AWS
Azure
Google Cloud

Infrastructure as code

Ansible
Chef
CloudFormation
Terraform
SSM
OpsWorks

Automated testing

Selenium
Appium

Containerization and microservices

Kubernetes
Docker

High availability and scalability

ASG
ElasticBeanstalk

Automation and continuous integration

Jenkins (and Jenkins Pipeline)
Azure DevOps
Github Flow
Bitbucket Pipelines
Ant
Rake
Maven
Make
Gradle
Fastlane
SonarQube

Monitoring and log management

CloudWatch
Grafana
Graphite
Prometheus
Kibana
Sumologic
InfluxDB
ElasticSearch

 


Is your project derailed by your infrastructure? Get a DevOps assessment

If your infrastructure, toolset, and release process are slow and unpredictable, you need a DevOps engineering assessment. We’ll provide detailed recommendations and specific steps for you to create an efficient, scalable, and secure infrastructure for your software products.

We’ll analyze the following:

  • Application and infrastructure architecture
  • Toolset
  • Delivery pipeline
  • History of production issues
  • Technical security

Contact us to learn more about our DevOps engineering assessment.

Insights from ArcTouch’s DevOps experts