AHEAD for DevOps

Agility, Meet Automation

Our Expertise in DevOps

Delivering one or two production builds per year won’t cut it. We’ll help you minimize the time that developers spend on integration and deployment, and maximize their time spent on creating new features.

AHEAD streamlines your build, test, and release processes to enable the continual release  of software in short iterations.

What is DevOps

But DevOps can be a daunting investment – not just in technology, but in people and change management. It’s a complex mix of cultural, process, and organizational change to build better software faster, eliminate technical debt and tool overload, while breaking down barriers to collaboration.

Using our Enterprise Cloud Delivery Framework, we combine operational, technical, and organizational perspectives, to help you bring a holistic approach to DevOps.

Three Ways to Jump Start Your DevOps Practice

In this webinar, you’ll hear strategies to help you build a plan, understand metrics for success, and learn how a successful DevOps practice contributes to business outcomes.

This isn’t a look into DevOps for the sake of DevOps—but a way to drive development operations and processes to truly bring about organizational change.

Continuous Integration and Deployment

Software development teams are constantly transforming their software operations to optimize for efficiency, quality, and reliability. By utilizing CI/CD, we help clients automate and streamline the build, test, and release processes to enable the continual production of software in short iterations.

  • Obtain user feedback and identify bugs more quickly to ensure you’re building and launching the right product the first time around.
  • Improve customer satisfaction and decrease risk with as-you-go testing processes and automatic rollbacks in case of error.
  • Improve productivity and efficiency by automatically provisioning test environments and pushing applications to production at the click of a button.
  • Accelerate your time-to-market with increased frequency and reliability of software releases and quality control measures.

Aligning the Application and Infrastructure Pipelines

DevOps Toolchain Development

Process optimization and automation solutions have evolved significantly over the last ten years, so there’s no better time to jump on the automation bandwagon. We help clients automate and optimize inefficient or manual tasks to improve the time-to-market, as well as the quality of application and infrastructure release cycles.

  • Orchestrate manual, repetitive tasks through automated workflows to allow your IT team to focus on mission-critical tasks and projects.
  • Boost productivity and agility while facilitating the design of flexible, customizable, and workflow-driven business applications.
  • Decrease risk and increase compliance with industry regulations by building in your security framework while developing and testing software.
  • Reduce your IT workforce and increase your testing reliability by automating the testing process and eliminating the need for error-prone manual tests.

Example DevOps Enterprise Toolchain

Process Optimization and Automation

Process optimization and automation solutions have evolved significantly over the last ten years, so there’s no better time to jump on the automation bandwagon. We help clients automate and optimize inefficient or manual tasks to improve the time-to-market, as well as the quality of application and infrastructure release cycles.

  • Orchestrate manual, repetitive tasks through automated workflows to allow your IT team to focus on mission-critical tasks and projects.
  • Boost productivity and agility while facilitating the design of flexible, customizable, and workflow-driven business applications.
  • Decrease risk and increase compliance with industry regulations by building in your security framework while developing and testing software.
  • Reduce your IT workforce and increase your testing reliability by automating the testing process and eliminating the need for error-prone manual tests.

AHEAD Recognized by Puppet as 2017 Partner MVP of the Year, and AHEAD’s Dan Wittenberg as Engineer of the Year.

Configuration Management

No two organizations are alike, so a successful configuration management plan needs to be a custom fit. We help clients enforce the consistency of infrastructure and application deployments, while providing compliance enforcement and environment state reporting.

  • Increase efficiencies, stability, and control by improving software visibility and tracking across your organization.
  • Enhance system reliability and compliance through rapid detection and correction of improper configurations.
  • Reduce costs and avoid unnecessary duplication by having detailed knowledge of all configuration areas.
  • Implement more effective change management, more agile problem resolution, and faster restoration of service.

Where DevOps and ServiceNow Connect

Client Results

AHEAD has served more than 500 clients in building and managing their enterprise clouds. Read more

Architecting the Hybrid Cloud

Consumers Energy applies VMware tools along with Puppet and GitHub to reduce costs and speed delivery.

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Using Automation to Reduce Provisioning Time

Rockwell reduces provisioning from eight weeks to 30 minutes.

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Modernizing Aging Infrastructure

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center upgrades its aging and costly infrastructure.

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Five Questions to Ask Yourself

  1. Is your organization delivering new software capabilities fast enough?
  2. Have you aligned and integrated your Dev and Ops pipelines?
  3. Do you have the metrics in place to determine if your DevOps work is succeeding?
  4. Is the cost of application delivery under scrutiny in your organization?
  5. Do you have a change management plan in place to help navigate the cultural change associated with DevOps?

Better Together

AHEAD partners with 60 technology providers, all geared toward optimizing the enterprise cloud.

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Chef aims to solve automation across the enterprise IT estate, and across functional roles, to provide an environment where a business can build, deploy, and manage any software, anywhere.

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CloudBees Core is a CI/CD automation engine with the flexibility to support diverse software portfolios and the unified governance required by growing organizations.

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AHEAD leverages GitHub tools to streamline your build, test, and release processes, enabling the continual release of software in shorter iterations.

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From Terraform to Vault, AHEAD is an expert on all things HashiCorp. AHEAD can help you integrate HashiCorp Vault to secure your cloud and leverage Terraform to provision any infrastructure for any application.

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AHEAD achieved the latest "Partner MVP Award, Americas," and its senior technical architect, Dan Wittenberg, received the "Engineer of the Year, Americas" award.

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