We are often asked by prospective customers about our remote approach to providing AWS DevOps consulting services as many enterprises are accustomed to working with service providers onsite. At Flux7, we believe that remote consulting provides distinct advantages that are important to pass along to the customer.
At Flux7 we truly embrace DevOps, and when coupled with cloud computing, remote delivery provides many benefits, including the following:
Pay for Skills, Not Travel
Remote delivery is more cost-effective as you pay for time, skills and expertise, not travel. Moreover, because we don’t need to spend time booking travel, on an airplane or driving to a location, we’re able to spend this important time working on our clients’ projects, helping customers get to the finish line faster.Skipping the downtime that inevitably occurs with travel means we can start projects faster with improved quality of delivery as our consultants haven’t spent all weekend traveling from one client site to another. They are fresh and eager to start your project!
Right Resource at the Right Time
Remote delivery allows us to recruit and hire the most skilled experts from all around the world, thereby giving our customers access to these very skilled resources. Unlike onsite delivery services, where clients will often get the next available resource able to fly to them, remote delivery allows us to dynamically call in resources as they are needed, providing customers with the right resource at the right time. In the end, customers have access to a far bigger pool of experts. Working in such an agile fashion translates into greater innovation and a faster time to market for our customers.
Remote delivery builds long-term customer relationships. At Flux7, we have a strong focus on delivering project outcomes that deliver on specific business-defined goals. Moreover, our consultants work hand-in-hand with our customers to teach them along the way how to manage, operate and extend their AWS DevOps infrastructure. This mentorship-style arrangement means that we forge long-lasting relationships with our customers. We are proud to be a three-time Modern Infrastructure Impact Award winner and even prouder to have the majority of our customers sign up for multiple back-to-back projects.Flux7’s strong corporate culture that is focused on humility, transparency, and innovation, sets our consulting team apart. We ensure our team has the resources they need to succeed, thus making them both more agile and happier. The Flux7 culture translates into greater employee retention and long-term customer relationships; consultants who are eager to share their knowledge and work on exciting new projects.
With all these benefits, we often get asked about potential roadblocks to remote delivery success, such as security controls that might require a consultant to be onsite. However, we find that the security requirements a consultant would require on-site are the same as what they would need off-site as we work in modern, cloud environments. Moreover, focused on security by design, Flux7 builds security in from the foundation of our projects. In the process we automate security policies for continuous compliance and security with agility that means build secure environments without slowing down the engineering teams’ work.
In addition to its cost-effectiveness, remote delivery speeds project completion as it assures that the right resources join the project at the right time; this effective use of consulting expertise serves to increase innovation, ensure scalability, and provide the team with a full-spectrum of knowledge needed to operate and manage the solution moving forward. At Flux7, our DevOps consulting services team has found remote delivery to be a highly successful model that allows us to meet the evolving needs of projects with a wide variety of skill sets on an as-needed basis.