Avalon Announces DevOps Business Process Consulting Practice

Leading big data solutions consultancy now driving business efficiency across IT operations

PLANO, Texas — Dec. 17, 2016 — Avalon Consulting, LLC today announced the formal launch of its DevOps Business Process consulting practice. Through extensive client project work on enterprise Big Data, NoSQL, and Search implementations, Avalon discovered that while large organizations recognize the high value achievable through DevOps, they struggle to independently navigate the transition to an efficient DevOps culture on their own.   Avalon’s DevOps practice capitalizes on the company’s proven consulting expertise and immersion into a diverse range of development organization cultures. Tapping into this unique combination, Avalon’s clients are better able to effect a full transition to the necessary culture changes and technical processes to implement DevOps within their organization as a complete solution.

Avalon utilizes its deep background in process improvement in conjunction with the latest technologies to create implementable DevOps roadmaps. These roadmaps align operations and development with business objectives. Enterprises that implement highly performant DevOps teams achieve measurable benefits and results. In the 2016 State of DevOps Report offered by Puppet, some of these results were quantified as including:

  • 24x faster recovery from failures
  • 22% less time on unplanned work and rework
  • 50% less time remediating security issues
  • 200x more frequent deployments
  • 3x lower change rate failure

“We recognized the value that implementing DevOps would bring across our organization,” said Tom Lynch, Executive Director, Application Development, Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated.  “Avalon Consulting, LLC brought critical expertise that ensured the successful implementation of our initial framework for DevOps and established a roadmap for achieving even greater future benefits.”

The DevOps Business Process consulting offered by Avalon spans the full life-cycle of a DevOps implementation within an enterprise.  This includes the following:

  • Continuous Delivery / Infrastructure Automation / Infrastructure as Code
  • Logging / Monitoring
  • Configuration / Externalized Secure Configuration
  • Service Discovery
  • Microservice Architectures
  • Scheduling / Orchestration (Containerization, Kubernetes, Nomad)
  • Immutable Infrastructure
  • Cloud (AWS, Azure, Google)

“Our clients consistently say we provide exceptional value,” said Tom Reidy, Avalon CEO. “Through our DevOps consulting, Avalon can now deliver downstream, and lasting, productivity improvements to organizations as an extension to the high quality custom development consulting we are already doing.”

Avalon is able to engage with an organization at any stage within the lifecycle, whether at the beginning stages of tackling a strategic DevOps initiative or where a mature DevOps process already exists and fine-tuning can accelerate results. For further information on Avalon Consulting, LLC, and on how to get started down the path of better alignment between the business and your IT development and operations teams, visit our website.

About Casey Green

Casey Green is EVP of Business Development and an Owner of Avalon Consulting, LLC. He has over 25 years of software industry experience and is responsible for overall management of Avalon's partner selection and relationships, marketing, sales and business development.
Find his full profile here: http://www.avalonconsult.com/our-leaders#casey-green

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