Our Approach

Nebulaworks approaches consulting services in an agile fashion. Engagements with our team achieve quantifiable results fast by working hands-on with you to educate teams, build pilots, deploy test applications, move into production, and provide ongoing support.


The backbone of Nebulaworks' consulting services is our Transformative Methodology. Our mission is to support your DevOps and cloud transition. This methodology is consistent and concise: Educate, Build, Adopt, and Operationalize.

Our experts identify constraints, areas impacted by change in application development, infrastructure consumption, business strategy, organizational structure, and financial impact. Drawing on our expertise in people, processes and tools, working together we design and deliver winning strategies which are implemented quickly and significantly improve team, technology, and business performance.


Nebulaworks Transformative Methodology

Transformative Methodology - Learn

EDUCATE

Transformative Methodology - Build

BUILD

Transformative Methodology - Adopt

ADOPT

Transformative Methodology - Operationalize

OPERATIONALIZE



Educate

Before we start on any real work, from assessment to deployment we provide education. Often times this for key stakeholders in projects, and typically spans from developers to operations team members. We've even had product teams take part in this phase of adoption!

Our engagement approch here takes three forms: Workshops, olfficial training and custom training. Depending on the focus of our engagement we may leverage any or all three. Official training which we teach on behalf of our partners, custom class material is created specifically for you. Workshops provide a less formal approach to baseline knowledge setting.

The goal from this phase of our work together is to set a common vocabulary so when we talk about a specific tool or process in a given context, we are all on the same page and we can streamline discussions and move through gating decisions quickly.

Build

Once we get to the point where collectively we are ready to begin work, we start the Build phase. This doesn't necessarily mean just building out a pilot (although it can), but it also represents the point where we build our knowledge of your environment as well as building on our Education phase.

Our engagment with you in the build phase can cover multiple aspects - from readiness assessments, advisory consulting, pilots, and bespoke services. These cover all of our focus areas: Containers, CI/CD Pipelines, Cloud Adoption, Enterprise DevOps, and Application Modernization.

Upon finishing this phase, we'll have gathered a considerable amount of knowledge, completed services to help explain to you the next steps in adopting a modern toolset or practices, or built out a toolchain, platform, or pipeline to your specification.

Adopt

When we complete our Build phase, we have completed the first step in getting you on the road to DevOps adoption and transformation. Now, we need to apply what we have collectively learned and created to create additional business value. This is the goal of the Adoption phase.

Together, we work through the initial use of processes, deployments, and migrations specific to your environment and goals, leveraging the work that we have completed previously. For example, in the adoption phase we could be taking a real application from virtual machine and migrating it to a container, along with networking data services into a CaaS platform. We work hand in hand, typically under time and materials so we can move quickly and answer many questions.

This extends the early work we completed, taking the step from test applications and services to your real code, real services. Additionally, it gives us the necessary data points to complete the last phase of our engagement, the Operationalizing your environment.

Operationalize

Now having your real code and real services in place, or having a real CI/CD/CD pipeline automatically taking commits to branch through test, delivery, and deployment, we need to work to move this from a proven test case to production use. This is the goal of the Operationalization phase.

By taking your specific needs from your environment into consideration along with the real-world working process, pipeline, or application we into production we will begin to see needs emerge. Items such as identifying performance issues, optimizing code test, build, and delivery, and acquiring adequate telemetry for root cause analysis all fall under Day 2 support. We work with you to identfy the solution to these emerging needs, and then put them into place quickly.

When we are complete with this phase, together we will have undertaken a transformation initiative and successfully completed it! Business value will have not only been theorized and discussed but now proven through production use. But we don't stop here...what we have built together may need to be iterated upon - it is part of having a great feedback mechanism - and we'll be there to help you with managed services.




Transformation as a Service

We don't quit once the implementation work is done. Continued access to our resources and ongoing maintenance of your environment and workflows is critical as your company adopts new technologies and practices. Our knowledge of your environment provides quick integration, accurate answers to questions and keeps everything operating at peak performance.


Nebulaworks takes a different approach to managed services. By combining your internal technical resources with the scalability of our consulting and partner network we are able to support more technologies at a lower cost. You don't need to spend the time, and money to hire and train new teams just to make a transition to a DevOps model. Our ongoing support helps bridge the knowledge gap with new tools and processes which make up container-based service deployment and orchestration, allowing your developers to focus on developing, not managing environments.

If you are not interested in building a team to continuously update and manage automation and platform technology, we have a solution: DevOps Subscription Services. By selecting a monthly service level, it allows you to consume the support that you require. We believe the entire Information Technology stack, both people and technology, are critical to keep DevOps methodologies running at their peak performance. As you move development closer to production support, to the extreme "NoOps" (where developers suppoprt their own microcservices, a.k.a. the "Netflix model") there are new challenges in supporting your platforms. The cost to keep staff on board, trained, and up to speed on all related technology is overwhelming.

By engaging Nebulaworks we provide the required expertise and skill to provide management and support of your platforms and expertise to your developers and internal resources. We can support all aspects of DevOps and operations, from the compute, storage, network, virtualization, operating system, containers, all the way to developer tools, platforms, and CI/CD tooling, leaving your team to keep the focus on the business.

Taking this a step further, as you make the transition to deploying services in a hybrid or public cloud, we extend the same benefits beyond the four walls of the data center providing the same insight across platforms and geographies.

For more information on how the Nebulaworks Managed Services offerings can help you save money, become more efficient, and scale effectively, Contact Us