Transform your company’s digital development processes with cloud innovation
Cloud innovation and the flexible development resources in the cloud are a high-speed engine that can be fine-tuned to match your specific company needs
Time consumption, scaling and flexibility are some of the most important parameters when you sum up the business advantages of cloud innovation. Globeteam has the business insight as well as the technical resources to guide you all the way from the idea stage, through to the choice of tools and right up to profit realisation.
Cloud resources are by their very nature plastic. They do not act like software and hardware in a traditional datacentre, which are static resources with a 1:1 ratio between what you purchased and what you can deliver. Cloud resources can easily and quickly be leased, scaled, turned off, re-melted and become something else entirely.
Translated into the technical disciplines within digital development, this means that your work methods have to fit with the way you do cloud innovation. You cannot transfer past approaches and technology principles to the delivery models in hyper-cloud datacentres.
Agile cloud innovation
At Globeteam, we use the agile development method to organise your infrastructure and application projects. Scaled Agile Framework and Scrum provide a common concept apparatus to operate cloud innovation. For every 14 days’ sprint, we evaluate the progress of the project and adapt it to the ongoing work.
It is an approach designed for business innovation and explorative development. To many companies, time-to-market is of great significance to their competitiveness. This might be in relation to internal business methods or external stakeholders, where new technology can, for example, improve the user experience. The use of artificial intelligence is a good example of a technology that can be difficult and downright impossible to use in a traditional datacentre, but that can be delivered ready-made and ready to use in the cloud.
When you work with cloud technology, you get new opportunities to pursue a fail-fast strategy in your development processes. It is easy and fast to build a development environment in the cloud where you can test ideas, and it is just as easy and fast to shut it down again when the sprint is over.
Increased transparency with cloud innovation
A natural consequence of migrating from on-premise to cloud is a higher degree of transparency of costs. When you go from capacity costs in a traditional datacentre to operational costs in the cloud, it becomes clear who spends what and what the exact costs are. Scaling opportunities also make it easy to turn it up or down based on your needs, and you also detect any possible overconsumption of resources faster.
Another natural consequence of cloud innovation is a deeper insight into the time consumption related to a cloud project. Derived from the agile development method, the project is broken down into processes and use cases with estimated time statements, which is valuable for developers, business representatives and, not least, the finance people.
Connection between tool chain and platform
Globeteam also advises on the tool chain that is used in cloud projects. Technology paradigms and work processes are some of the factors in the cloud which require a connection across tools, meaning you need the right expert competencies in the project that know what they are doing and that have tried it before.
We turn to the Cloud Native principle when we develop and roll out cloud-based software applications. The construction of a flexible micro-service architecture, the use of containers for fast scaling are some examples of how cloud innovation sets a new type of challenge for the development team as well as the infrastructure team. The design has to be thought through and the tool chain you use has to be supported by the Cloud Native landscape that you base your IT on.
The modernisation itself of one or more of your applications can technically be carried out in several ways. Re-platforming and re-factoring are methods that change previous on-premise applications and make them capable of communicating with your cloud platform. Re-building is a process where we build the application from scratch based on the newest cloud standards and typically by incorporating new business requirements.
The transformation of your applications takes place by basing the technology on standards. Standards are the key to achieving a higher process speed and more technological robustness across the environment. Every time you have to build something new or modernise your cloud platform, the standards make for well-tested construction drawings that the software architects and developers can use to reach the project goals faster. With well-described processes, you can easily copy the technological setup and reuse it the next time it becomes relevant.
Our extensive knowledge on tool chains, cloud standards, integrations and general dos and don’ts in the cloud is a large part of the value created when we are involved in a cloud project. Globeteam has participated in numerous cloud projects for public as well as private companies. We pour out that insight and experience when we collaborate on a specific task, so that the organisation’s own employees can lift their skills level continuously throughout the project.
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