High Performance Web Development: Start with Good Infrastructure

By Flux7 Labs
July 30, 2014



We’re getting ready to kick off a series of interactive webinars focused on addressing issues we’ve uncovered during our recent IT assessments in regard to DevOps and the cloud. So, we thought now is a good time to share an article, featuring Flux7 CEO Aater Suleman, that sifts through how to successfully move to a DevOps culture.

The article, posted at DevOps.com, is entitled: “Q&A with Aater Suleman: Successfully Moving to DevOps,” and it answers the questions:

  1. What do teams need to do in order to move forward with good workflow?

  2. What are some of the common lessons learned in moving to DevOps?

  3. What are some of the ways enterprises often fail?

  4. What are some easy wins enterprises can achieve when it comes to being able to innovate more quickly?

Creating an optimized software development workflow is a key area we focus on during our IT assessments. We strongly believe it should be part of any IT infrastructure audit.

It’s essential for web-based businesses that use their sites to deliver services and transact business to shift their thinking about developing and delivering apps in the cloud. Web development workflow is a critical business factor. And creating a stable, secure site supported with a local development environment that streamlines developer workflow and requires minimal maintenance time can help get solutions to market faster.

As Aater (@futurechips) stated in the DevOps.com article: “A very strong focus on automation and continuous improvement is required. And to succeed there, you need to monitor developer workflows very cautiously.”

We all know that measuring is the first step to improvement. But who is really doing this? We’d love to hear your thoughts and comments. Just send them to us at info@flux7.com.

Aater also stated in the article: “When we interview developers and IT team members, it’s astonishing how much emerges out of these discussions. Companies learn that they really don’t know as much as they thought they did about their employee’s day-to-day activities and workflow.”

Our first webinar “Crash Course on AWS for Web Developers” will help participants understand how to improve performance and streamline web development workflows. This discussion is based on a presentation originally made at the Bleeding Edge Meetup earlier this summer.

Join us from 2PM to 3:30PM CT on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, when Aater will discuss and share the key element of workflow and give you a basic understanding of the infrastructure you are developing in or on.

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