DevOps

Pythian DevOps services introduces cultural changes, best practices, and new technologies to improve collaboration between business, development, and operations and create an agile application lifecycle. Enhanced teamwork models, innovative process methodologies, and repetitive task automation results in higher quality, more innovative services, delivered faster.

We use business metrics—velocity, efficiency, security, performance, and availability—to assess your current IT capabilities and create an agile transformation plan. Our continuous transformation approach integrates business requirements to track process, development, and operations in one ecosystem. It’s a breakthrough methodology that allows your entire organization to keep innovating.

We then work with you to prioritize your plan and implement the changes in manageable blocks. Once the new processes, technologies, and tools are in place and fully functional, we continue to manage your systems to deliver ongoing operational excellence—focusing on continuous, incremental improvements to your systems’ health and quality for higher productivity, lower costs, and improved performance.

Benefits of working with Pythian

  • Boost revenue by getting products and services to market faster
  • Protect brand and revenue by reducing security and compliance risk
  • Lower service costs by improving IT efficiencies
  • Integrate new technologies quickly and easily for better competitive differentiation
  • Improve service availability for a better customer experience
  • Resolve recurring problems through the strategic use of automation

Specializations

  • Infrastructure: Amazon Web Services, VMware, RackSpace, Microsoft Azure, KVM, Heroku, Amazon OpsWorks, Amazon ElasticBeanstalk, Docker, Vagrant
  • Web / Application Architecture / Site Performance / Load Balancing: Apache, NGINX, JBoss, Apache Tomcat, Rails, Node.js, DJango, PHP, Amazon CloudFront, Akamai, Amazon AutoScaling, Varnish Software, Memcached, Redis, Amazon ElastiCache, Red Hat Cluster Suite, F5 LTM (Local Traffic Manager) & GTM (Global Traffic Manager), Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, HAProxy
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Access Control OpenLDAP: RSA Authentication, Radius Authentication, MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication)/Google Authenticator, Centrify/Powerbroker, SAML, OAuth
  • Environment Build and Deployment: Packer, PXE, Foreman, Red Hat Kickstart, Spacewalk, RedHat Satellite Service, Mrepo, Pulp
  • Orchestration / Service Discovery: Consul, Registrator, Consul Template, Shipyard, CloudFormation, Terraform
  • Configuration Management / Automation: Puppet, Chef, SaltStack, Ansible, Beaker, TestKitchen, ServerSpec, Berkshelf, r10k
  • Big Data Operations: Apache Hadoop, Cloudera, MapR, Hortonworks, Kafka, Storm, Oozie, Sqoop, Pig


  • Operational Visibility (Service Health Monitoring, Capacity Planning, and Reporting): Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Splunk, Graphite, Grafana, Cacti, SNMP, Diamond, CollectD, NRPE, Nagios, Sensu, CloudWatch
  • Release Management: GIT, SVN, Stash, GitLab, GitHub, BitBucket, Docker Registry Hub / Private Registry, Jenkins, Bamboo, TravisCI
  • Message Queuing: RabbitMQ, ZeroMQ, ActiveMQ, Amazon SQS,
  • Storage: NFS File Server, iSCSI, Fiber Channel, NAS / SAN, Netapp, 3par, EMC, Multipath / MPIO, device-mapper, PowerPath
  • Security: Host based Firewalls (Iptables), SSL VPN (OpenVPN), IPSEC VPN (OpenSwan, LibraSwan), Amazon VPC, IAM, Security Groups & ACLs, SELinux, Auditing and hardening Linux servers
  • ITIL Service Operations (Incident, Problem, and Event Management): Design and implement change control solutions, Design and implement disaster recovery solutions, Design and implement business continuity solutions, Root-cause analysis investigation, Linux Kernel performance troubleshooting and tuning, Application performance troubleshooting and tuning
  • Backup and Recovery: Tivoli – TSM, HP DataProtector, Bacula, NetBackup, BackupExec, Rsync-based solutions