At the core, DevOps solutions are expected to completely remove or reduce the bottlenecks in software development to achieve continuous delivery of software-driven innovation. On many fronts, DevOps has been successful in fulfilling this task by applying lean and agile principles across the software lifecycle and fostering innovation that improves the customer experience. However, DevOps technology has a string of its own challenges too. The major challenge is the presence of silioed divisions, which make collaboration complex.
The next obstacle in line is aligned with the ownership of the program. There is often a hesitation in the sponsorship, as the benefits of DevOps need to be understood in a holistic manner. Addressing these challenges, Altimetrik, a Southfield, MI based firm provides collaboration and empowerment to engage the DevOps at one platform for one time investment. “We break the process chain for decision making and turn the focus from transactions to innovations that are the core purpose of DevOps,” states Madhavan Satagopan, CTO, Altimetrik.
Founded in 2012, Altimetrik is a part of $100 million Vattikuti ventures, which promotes research, technology amongst others in the space of Digital Health, Robotic Surgical Equipment, and Financial Inclusion. Altimetrik promotes three approaches in various DevOps engagements—Micro Services Architecture, Dockerisation and Chaos Monkey.
Micro service architecture enables organizations to make changes at the most granular level and provide finer controls in the production environment without affecting the experience. The frugal design framework—dockerisation is useful when creating a scalable architecture and performance design. Chaos Monkey approach helps users to increase their infrastructure robustness, “Chaos Monkey approach brings about the idea of randomly failing infrastructure to push you into a state where your code and infrastructure becomes anti-fragile,” affirms Satagopan.
We break the process chain for decision making and turn the focus from transactions to innovations that are the core purpose of the DevOps
Altimetrik has extended the DevOps philosophy beyond the construct phase or the coding phase. “Each block of code is built like an engineered Lego block with built-in design elements and interactions. This promotes the Engineer to order (ETO) philosophy. In the “DesignOps” approach of Altimetrik, design becomes part of the code along with the best practices of software management. This helps in catering to a large amount of customization and dynamic requirements—strongly promoting user-centric design and development culture.
Moreover, Altimetrik DevOps solutions help users to focus on their core business objectives, design framework, and to increase their operational efficiency, and help customers to reduce their Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) up to 10 to 15 percent. In addition, Altimetrik’s advanced DevOps framework brings tool-chain automation, infrastructure code based on DevOps adoption strategy.
Altimetrik also supports a wide set of open source technologies to run any piece of software technology based development and runs across Java/J2EE, Spring, Struts, PHP, AngularJS, jQuery, RoR, GoLang, MySQL, MongoDB, and .NET. Altimetrik’s solutions are based on four pillars—Design led engineering methodology, advanced technology, research and innovation, platform and solution.
The name Altimetrik has a double-barreled presence. The first syllable “Alti” refers to advanced technology, the context in which the firm provides solutions, and thereby value. It implies height and elevation but also a higher quality process and product. “The second syllable, ‘metrik’ speaks to precision, measurable results, and attention to detail—qualities inherent in how we work and what differentiates us in the market place,” informs Satagopan.