Infrastructure Automation

Deploying complex infrastructure in the cloud can be a complicated affair, if you don’t have the management tools to maintain control.

With the right orchestration and configuration management solutions in place though, deploying and scaling infrastructure becomes straight forward.

ASSURANCE IN THE CLOUD

Public cloud environments offer organisations significant advantages. But it’s crucial that you’re able to bring disparate elements together safely, if you want to manage, amend and enhance your infrastructure. Orchestration tools provide that assurance.

In effect, orchestration defines your architecture in code. It’s, therefore, not vulnerable to the idiosyncrasies of individuals – who, via a web interface, may implement infrastructure in their own unique way. This provides a level of consistency that has numerous benefits.

Code can be shared, edited and versioned, and this allows for greater automation in deployment. Furthermore, because code is documented, it’s easier to review – so resolving problems becomes quicker.

This all results in faster deployment, and maintenance, at lower costs.

SCALING SAFELY

Orchestration really comes into its own when organisations begin to scale up in public cloud environments. Given that a small amendment can have a ripple effect when scaling, organisations need a reliable set of management tools that allow them to deploy with confidence.

Open source tools like Terraform provide that level of control within any public cloud environment – be that AWS, Google Cloud or Azure.

Configuration management tools, such as Puppet or Ansible, also provide the ability to talk directly to individual servers and tell them what to do. They go into the operating systems, be that Linux or Windows, to deploy specific code and manage their dependencies.

WHY ENGAGE A CONSULTANCY TO HELP?

With any deployment in cloud environments there are levels of complexity that require expertise. Having the right tools in place is a good starting point. But understanding how these can work together effectively requires knowledge and experience.

It can take time to build up the in-house skills needed to deploy infrastructure safely within public cloud environments, such as AWS, Google Cloud or Azure. This will not only eat up resources, it can distract your team from their main focus – developing feature rich products and services that will benefit your customers.

What’s more, looking after the operational side (monitoring and maintenance) of business-critical platforms requires engineers to be available 24×7 for any service-affecting issues.

WHY STEAMHAUS?

With our customer-centric approach, we’ll become your complete outsourced operations partner, working closely with your in-house team.

We’re a team of AWS-certified engineers with a massive amount of experience in the server hosting industry. As a consultancy, rather than a hosting company, we’re much better placed to work with you on an individual basis, rather than trying to fit you into a box or hosting package.

Find out more about us and our ethos.

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