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We’re excited to announce that Deft has achieved the AWS DevOps Competency. AWS Competencies are granted to APN Partners that have demonstrated technical skill and customer success in a specialized solution area. For us, the DevOps Competency recognizes our expertise in:

  • helping customers implement continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) practices; and
  • automating infrastructure provisioning and management using AWS tools.

The AWS Competency Badge also differentiates Deft from other AWS partners for our technical proficiency and proven customer success in the areas of CI/CD, monitoring, logging, performance, infrastructure as code, and consulting.

DevOps in the wild

One such customer success is Metra, the largest and busiest commuter rail system outside of New York City:

“The DevOps approach contributes to PCI compliance because the automation process documents releases and deployments, and helps account for changes to the environment. With traditional, old-school deployments, systems and software engineers may have had to log in to servers and manually deploy/install new versions of custom software. By using a DevOps approach and continuous integration tools, Metra’s developers and engineers can simply rely on external processes to deploy new versions of software. Building solutions that keep these developers and engineers from logging into servers directly reduces the PCI burden and takes many of the access concerns out of scope.”

Another customer success has been Florence Corporation, the nation’s leading manufacturer of mailboxes:

“The real fun thing is how quickly we can update software now. It takes a matter of seconds, where previously it was hours. It’s awesome.”

While we love to help companies be more agile by leveraging the AWS platform and DevOps principles, there are so many ways you can implement a DevOps culture on your own. Here are a few of our favorite methods for achieving a DevOps culture.

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