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The Unexpected ROI of DaaS

August 29, 2022 / by Daniel Morales

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The business world is constantly changing, and companies that want to stay competitive need to be able to adapt quickly. That’s where DevOps comes in. DevOps is a methodology that helps organizations speed up the process of software development and deployment. It enables companies to release updates and new features more quickly and efficiently, giving them a competitive edge in the marketplace.

But implementing DevOps can be expensive, and not every company has the resources to do it in-house. That’s where DaaS comes in. DaaS (DevOps as a Service) is a model where companies outsource their DevOps needs to a managed services provider (MSP). This is a cost-effective way for your company to get all the benefits of DevOps without investing in the infrastructure and personnel needed to implement it.

Automated Deployment

When it comes to the benefits of DevOps, many organizations focus on the speed at which they can deliver software updates and features. But there's another important aspect of DevOps that often goes overlooked: its ability to automate the software deployment process.

Consider the scenario of a company that releases a new software update manually. They must first send out a notification to all users, training them on the new features. They then have to go through the process of updating each individual server manually. This can be a time-consuming, error-prone process.

DevOps automates the software update process. Changes first deploy to a staging environment, where users can test them thoroughly. Once approved, the update is automatically pushed to production. This not only saves time but also reduces the risk of errors in the deployment process.


Reduced Costs

DevOps as a Service (DaaS) is quickly becoming a popular way for companies to reduce the cost of deploying and operating DevOps in-house. By outsourcing the DevOps process to an MSP, companies can take advantage of the economies of scale that come with working with a larger organization. MSPs have already invested in the people, processes, and tools necessary to successfully deploy and operate DevOps, so companies can avoid making these costly investments themselves.

In addition, by working with an MSP, you can benefit from the expertise and experience of the MSP’s team. The MSP can help you ramp up your DevOps operations quickly without wasting time and money on extensive training. This greatly benefits smaller companies that don’t have the resources to deploy and operate DevOps in-house.


No Point of Failure in the Deployment Process

When you implement DevOps through a service provider, there is no single point of failure in the deployment process. By working with an experienced MSP, you can reach your desired return on investment (ROI).

A key factor in achieving success with DevOps is having a reliable and responsive support network. When something goes wrong, it's critical to have someone who can help get things back on track quickly. With a DaaS provider, companies have access to experts who can help them resolve any issues. This ensures no downtime in the agile software development process, which can impact productivity and profitability.

Working with an MSP allows you to take advantage of the latest advancements in DevOps technology. By partnering with our experienced team, you get the most up-to-date tools and solutions available. Are you ready to stay ahead of the competition and maintain a strong competitive edge?


Increased Efficiency 

DevOps as a Service (DaaS) is a growing trend in the IT industry. Companies see the value in outsourcing their DevOps operations to an experienced MSP. Additionally, DaaS can also lead to increased efficiency within your organization.

There are several ways in which DaaS can lead to increased efficiency:

1) By outsourcing your DevOps operations, you can free up internal resources for other tasks. This allows your team to focus on their core competencies and reduces their need to learn new skills.

2) DaaS provides access to experts who have years of experience in DevOps. Leverage this expertise to help your team work more efficiently and effectively.

3) DaaS enables you to take advantage of best practices and the latest technologies. This helps you stay competitive and keeps your team up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry.

4) DaaS eliminates the need for you to invest in hardware and software or training for your team. This can save you a significant amount of money in the long run.


Improved User Experience

DevOps as a Service provider can help improve your user experience in several ways:

1. Increased speed and reliability of updates

With DevOps, updates are pushed out to users more quickly and reliably. This means that users are less likely to experience crashes or errors caused by outdated software. In addition, it also means that users will get new features and updates more quickly.

2. More frequent releases of new features

DevOps allows companies to release new features more frequently, meaning users enjoy a constantly evolving product. This can keep users engaged and interested in your product and prevent them from being tempted by competitors.

3. Improved communication between development and operations teams

DevOps improves communication between development and operations teams. This helps ensure that updates are properly tested before being released to users, minimizing the chances of disruptive errors. It also allows both teams to learn from one another, improving the overall quality of the product.


Deploying DevOps In-House vs Not Deploying at ALL

When it comes to implementing DevOps within a company, there are only two options: do it in-house or don’t do it at all. There’s no middle ground, and for good reason. DevOps is a huge undertaking that requires substantial resources, manpower, and expertise. It’s not something you can do half-heartedly—either you’re all-in or it’s not worth doing at all.

So, which is better, devoting the necessary resources to doing DevOps in-house, or leaving it to an outside party? To answer that, we need to compare the two options in detail.


In-House DevOps

When you’re in charge, you can tailor the implementation to your specific needs and requirements. You’re not reliant on anyone else, which means you can move at your own pace and make changes on the fly as needed.

In addition, doing DevOps in-house allows you to build up a team of experts who are intimately familiar with your company’s infrastructure and systems. This is a huge benefit because you won’t have to rely on outside help whenever something goes wrong. You’ll have a team of people who know your systems inside and out and can fix any problems.

Lastly, it’s generally less expensive than outsourcing the work to an outside party. When you outsource, you have to pay for the service provider’s time, which can add up quickly. 


Outsourcing DevOps

If you’re not devoting the necessary resources to doing DevOps in-house, you can use that time and manpower to work on other projects. This can be a huge benefit for companies that are already stretched thin.

Outsourcing DevOps also gives you access to a team of experts already familiar with the process. This can be incredibly helpful, especially if you’re new to DevOps or don’t have the necessary expertise on staff. Outsourcing can help you get up and running quickly and smoothly.

It’s worth noting that outsourcing DevOps is cheaper than doing it in-house. When you outsource, you only pay for the service provider’s time, saving you money in the long run.

So, what’s the best option for you? It depends on your specific needs and requirements. Many of our customers prefer to leave it to the experts and save the time, money, and stress needed to set it up in-house.


If you’re interested in learning more about Intertec’s offering as a DevOps as a Service provider, download our free whitepaper, Closing the Gap Between Development and Operations with DaaS.

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Tags: Software Development, DevOps, DaaS

Daniel Morales

Written by Daniel Morales

Daniel Felipe Morales is an AWS DevOps and Cloud Architect with more than seven years of experience deploying solutions with secure, scalable, and highly available infrastructure for startups and large companies using the las technologies like Kubernetes EKS, ECS, and Serverless technology. Daniel has several AWS certifications, including CCNA and Chaos Engineering. He is passionate about technology and cloud solutions and has led entire DevOps teams and certified companies as AWS partners. Daniel has a background in networking, development, and infrastructure knowledge, which are fundamental to this role.

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