Companies that build software products by implementing rigorous DevOps processes are consistently beating their competition: they release more stable products, and they get those products to market faster, ensuring happier customers. Recent research shows that the top 20 per cent of DevOps performers have a significant productivity advantage. They deploy software 200-times faster, deliver changes 100-times faster from commitment to deploy, are 2,500-time faster at recovering from incidents, and they have seven-times fewer failures.
DevOps is an expensive process to implement. You will need a team of experienced engineers. These engineers are rare, expensive and they are some of the most sought-after employees around. DevOps is all about automation. A typical DevOps team will build complex, bespoke automation tools for software builds, deployments, orchestration and infrastructure as code. However teams are repeatedly building the same patterns across companies and projects. The underlying tools and APIs are reused but the integration patterns are not.
Stackolater is a DevOps platform for the ‘other’ 80 per cent. It is based on the principle that a lot of the development of a DevOps automation suite can be standardised to be reused outside the ‘single company, single project’ environment. By providing a modular suite of ‘Infrastructure as Code’ stacks we significantly reduce the effort of building systems on the cloud. Stackolater’s orchestration and deployment platform works alongside the modular stacks and saves significant custom coding by DevOps engineers. These engineers can focus on the software build lifecycle instead. By implementing their DevOps process via the Stackolater platform, companies can save significantly on custom automation costs.