Infrastructure Transformation Enables Timely Product Delivery
An American multinational automaker has been servicing clients for generations. As an established business for decades, the company amassed hundreds of technologies and platforms that are managed by various teams. It became clear to the company that, to increase relevancy and competitive stance, there needed to be changes in their IT stack and operations to deliver products and services to their customers faster and safer than before. To help them transform, they enlisted Chef and Indellient’s help to drive their DevOps journey.
The largest challenges in rapid innovation for this client are the complex regulations set by the industry combined with the vast number of technologies and differing processes used to manage their supporting infrastructure for new service and product development. The team manages several legacy systems along with Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) applications, increasing complexity. The vastness and complexity of their technology footprint required the dedication of entire teams to manage infrastructure day-to-day and continuously fight fires rather than focusing on new product development.
To push forward, the company started to look at how they can properly empower their teams to successfully execute their product development in a timely fashion.
We brought the company to new levels of efficiency and cost control by upgrading their processes and systems to deliver automation and consistency.
Long Duration to Provision Development Environments
Manual Processes and Inconsistencies Create Waste and Errors
Compliance Maintenance is Labor-Intensive
Software Teams Are Not Properly Enabled
Designing A Solution
The client needed to optimize how they were managing the lifecycle of several applications, improve scalability and transform their underlying infrastructure and operating system configurations.
With the help of Chef tools and our team at Indellient, we brought the company to new levels of efficiency and cost control by upgrading their processes and systems to deliver automation and consistency. Our team worked closely with Chef Architects to optimize how the client was using tools like Chef Automate and introduced Habitat by Chef for greater efficiencies.
With this project, Chef and Indellient helped achieve:
Quickly Provision Environments
Enable Consistent Processes and Reduce Cycle-Time
Reduce Compliance Risk
Improve Work Environment and Innovate Culture
The Road Ahead
The Road Ahead The Fortune 10 company is now one step closer to stepping into the future. With expertise from Indellient and Chef, the company will move hundreds of applications to meet modern standards and transform the organization from top to bottom. Together we are refining the overall DevOps pipeline and accelerating application onboarding. What will the client gain at the end of their journey? Thousands of hours per year along with the ability to bring new products and services to market faster at less cost and risk than ever before. Most importantly, they’ll attain peace of mind knowing that their applications are always up to spec. Rain or shine, the client is ready to achieve enterprise agility through a DevOps-first approach.