Development Process Optimization and Software Delivery Automation ("DevOps")
HHG's development expertise encompasses the entire software development lifecycle, from requirements and architecture through deployment and maintenance. This is fundamentally a business process; our firm's heavy business-process, IT infrastructure and operations background, combined with our hands-on experience with complex custom software development, makes HHG one of the leading firms in the implementation of automated lifecycle management, sometimes referred to as DevOps. DevOps focuses on closing the gaps between the completion of development activities and actual production deployment to operations.
Starting from the coding in the Developers' IDE and then covering the all of the multiple iterations of Build, Package, Test, Defect Tracking, stage, Certify, Release and Production Operations, HHG works across traditional IT silos to support clear processes, developer and operation cooperation and maximum leverage of tooling for automation, including cloud-based infrastructures, tools integration with choreographed automation, practical governance, and business-focused release management.
HHG has worked with the leading tools from IBM/Rational, WebLayers and dozens of other companies, both open-source and proprietary, in the context of complex multi-national project structures.HHG consultants can help you:
- Integrate and automate your multiple tools under a common, practical governance structure.
- Automate deployments from the development environments onto complex corporate SOA IT infrastructures, with deployment choreography controlled by registries and repositories.
- Leverage public/private clouds to host all tooling, testing and non-production environments.
- Release, monitor and maintain, as well as enforce, business-relevant SLAs in complex, distributed production infrastructures.
HHG is an acknowledged leader in fully automating across any layers, bare-metal, platform, OS, middleware and custom-application software, as well as build-through provisioning of entire distributed applications using WebSphere, Rational and Tivoli tooling, so you can reliably create entire development, test or production environments, consistently, at the touch of a button.
HHG's innovative data center modeling and design techniques, combined with our financial expertise, help you create cost- and IT resource-optimal plans for migrating your applications in place, or from one facility to another, with or without the use of virtualization technologies. Our approach encompasses financial optimization with capacity planning, demand management and business-focused SLAs, combining the necessary multiple engineering disciplines and technology dimensions into the analysis & forecasting of new applications, as well as providing for the most virtualization and elasticity of individual applications at the platform, middleware and application layers. HHG helps you hit your financial targets, raise utilization, meet the required SLAs and maximize your operational flexibility.
Cloud Computing, Virtualization and Provisioning for the Platform, System, Middleware and Application Layers
HHG is the leading service provider of private clouds based on the WebSphere® CloudBurst technologies from IBM, including: requirements and design, systems engineering, scripting and choreography development, as well as IT business process consulting, for a complete and combined view of the technology layers and cross-technology layer processes.
HHG won the IBM WebSphere Award for Cloud Innovation in 2011.
We can help you plan, design and realize virtualization, automation and private clouds for X86, Power series and zSeries platforms while maintaining total financial, operational and security process integrity. HHG has direct experience creating private and hybrid clouds using IBM zVM, IBM PowerVMware and Citrix virtualization technologies under the most stringent operational and security SLAs.
Building on our expertise in IT infrastructure Operations and real-time monitoring, HHG has extensive experience within the most security-conscious large corporate customers, implementing information security monitoring & compliance automation with a variety of vendor tools, including IBM and Symantec, across multiple platforms and operating systems. HHG helps you raise information security and risk management while lowering compliance, monitoring and change management costs.