Leveraging cloud infrastructure

A labour intensive approach to IT service delivery is no longer an option and those that persist are already behind. Automating your processes and systems will reduce your cycle times and provide your business with the competitive advantage to keep ahead.

Moving to the cloud is a great way for organisations to achieve scale and resilience. Engineering the cloud requires the ability to write code for constrained infrastructure. This will raise the bar for your delivery teams, requiring architectural approaches along with software delivery practices that achieve resilience by baking quality into the development lifecycle.

Good software delivery practices

It’s no secret that Cloud is here to stay. Be it your favourite’s coffee shop, academic institutions, insurance provider, medical services or financial institution - scaling business, acquiring new customers and ensuring uptime is key to a successful business. Engaging customers via a compelling digital touch point such as web, mobile, kiosk, intelligent bots are increasingly crucial in keeping a healthy and happy customer base.

At Cevo, we recognise this and have been at the forefront of delivering cloud solutions for our customers. We offer a variety of services including cloud migration, cloud first and a hybrid approach of on-premise and cloud infrastructure. We understand that cloud by itself will not solve all challenges, thus we also consult with our customers around build their software “cloud friendly” right from the beginning. We believe that infrastructure automation and software architecture are the underpinning of a solid cloud strategy. We do not believe in a build and transfer approach to our delivery. We work closely with customer teams across software development, project planning and operations to ensure that we build solutions that suits the needs of the business.

We do not believe in keeping it to ourselves and are big promoters of open source software. We believe that knowledge shared is knowledge gained. Our blogs and presence at various conferences is a testimony to our beliefs.

What our customers say about cloud services

Cevo were engaged to build a set of automated controls that would give both us and APRA the confidence that we were building a cloud environment that met our compliance obligations. The Cevo team came up with an innovative approach to this, making use of native AWS services to implement the controls. The controls are individually testable and can be versioned in source control. They could also easily be deployed consistently across the 40+ AWS accounts that we have with no additional work, meaning that all new workloads that come onto the platform are immediately subject to the same standards.

  • -- Dave Coombes
  • Head of Group Technology, IAG

As a startup in a challenging domain, reducing time-to-market and getting fast feedback from our customers was paramount to our success. Cevo have contributed significantly in setting us up to be able learn, adapt and pivot quickly. They were instrumental in arming the team with the right skills, tools and practices to allow us to confidently and easily release production changes early and often. Their strong AWS expertise meant that we were able to quickly launch a secure, scalable platform that allowed us to quickly prove our business model.

  • -- Nish Mahanty
  • Head of Development, irexchange

Stan Yudin from Cevo has been exceptional. He delivered way ahead of original estimate and has really helped remove some key challenges on a major project. Thanks Stan!

  • -- Andy Owens
  • Senior Project Manager, Tab Wagering

Thanks to the Baymax team (Nikita, Owen and Amy) who provided an on demand version of one of Tabcorp’s legacy Host systems. With a very well planned roadmap on how they would achieve this, they were able to provide the Rubix team a version of Host which was hosted in AWS and allowed the Rubix team to start work earlier on a key business initiative. The ability for the team to use multiple versions on the Host at once allowed each developer to have a local environment to use and also create an integration environment for the scrum team to use that would not impact our primary test environment. The Baymax team have been very helpful and open to suggestions to improve the solution. We are now currently working on replacing a our Primary Host in our test environment with this solution allowing us to decommission up to 11 physical servers in our primary environment.

  • -- Francis Marino
  • Delivery Team Leader, Tabcorp

Cevo have been invaluable in accelerating the adoption of CI/CD practices within Tabcorp, and in helping us improve our test automation capabilities. Their ability to engage at multiple levels of the business, identify the work of greatest value and execute on it has really helped us to deliver great results within our organisation and to our customers

  • -- Olga Seremetis
  • Engineering Manager, TCH Wagering Technology, Tabcorp

Our developers could have gone through self-training to learn the AWS framework which would have taken a few weeks, however the methodology that Cevo took us through in the 3 days allowed our solution to be deployed to AWS’s infrastructure in time for client testing. During the 3 days with Cevo our team also gained enough knowledge to maintain and further solidify the solution through Continuous Integration … Without Cevo’s assistance we would have spent almost three weeks getting up to speed with AWS.

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