Platform Services

Every company has unique capabilities and requirements. At Stark & Wayne, we are prepared to handle every nuance of your infrastructure and platform. While we're happy to recommend our favorite tools and processes, we want to make sure you are using your preferred tools effectively.


Platform Management

Give someone a Cloud Foundry,
They deploy it for a day.
Run a Cloud Foundry for someone,
They deploy it forever.

Stark & Wayne can manage your Cloud Foundry platform with a subscription to our Pivotal Cloud Foundry Managed Services. We take care of upgrades, maintenance, and provide pro-active health checks on a regular basis to ensure that your platform runs smoothly with minimal downtime.

Click here to learn more about our Pivotal Cloud Foundry Managed Service.


Platform Enablement

Stark & Wayne believes that a well-constructed training program can provide your team of operators the foundation they need to manage your Cloud Foundry platform(s) efficiently and effectively. Our proven experience and deep system know-how are the basis for the training programs we develop to make your platform operators successful. We understand what operators need and design our training programs accordingly.

We can also be called on to help your team set up their Cloud Foundry properly or assist with any facet of Cloud Foundry platform management.

  • Design Leadership - Stark & Wayne works with you to ensure that the right capabilities are incorporated into your platform and that they meet or beat industry standards.
  • Enablement - We teach our industry-leading methodology and architecture to the team so they can manage their own Cloud Foundry platform(s).
  • Vision - We advise on how to create a forward-looking backlog so that companies can focus on their competitive advantages instead of getting bogged down unexpected platform problems.
  • Implementation - We drive success and work alongside your team to streamline implementation, using a balanced approach of onsite, remote, and pairing models that are efficient and effective.



Platform Automation

Stark & Wayne runs dozens of production pipelines for our open source software and client projects. We can improve your company's pipelining to maximize continuous delivery. Learning Concourse CI in a few hours will empower your company and introduce new efficiencies through automation.

Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery/Deployment (CD) should be the backbone of every successful organization. With Stark & Wayne's help, your company can master CI/CD.

Listed below are some of the benefits of pipelining:

  • Rapid feedback for your DevOps Team - Code/development changes can be merged and tested in an automated fashion, freeing up your DevOps, QA staff, and program managers from repetitive and time wasting tasks like code check-in, and sign off.
  • Visibility - You can show that issues and requests from customers, program managers, and DevOps staff are actively being worked on, tested, and integrated with your existing projects and code bases. This type of instant feedback from pipelines promotes your organization's urgency to meet the needs of customers.
  • Speed - Take issues, enchantments, and new features from concept, to code, to working release in a very rapid timeframe. What used to take days to weeks now may only take hours with the assurance that these changes won't break your product or platform.
  • Automated Change Control - Pipelines bring an automated and repeatable standard operating procedure (SOP). With education on the CI/CD pipeline process, the concerns and process of your audit and change control teams can be met to reduce production change stress, anxiety, and timeframes, helping to free up staff to handle other tasks and speed time to delivery.



Disaster Recovery

No matter how much you think your application, database, or platform is bulletproof, the possibility that any of those can fail still exists. When one or more of them fail, Stark & Wayne can help you minimize downtime and get you on the road to recovery. Once recovered, Stark & Wayne can help you plan ahead to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your recovery strategy to help minimize the risk of future occurrences and help you focus more on service performance and leveraging the best options than worrying about reliability and recovery issues.


Runbooks

Each enterprise client has unique requirements for documentation. Stark & Wayne can author and maintain client runbooks that satisfy each client requirement while adhering to compliance and audit standards, financial management responsibilities, and methodical change management practices. These runbooks are designed to be living, digital, dynamic documents instead of using traditional documentation methods.

Runbooks are, in essence, the "bible" to your DevOps staff and service organization. Stark & Wayne understands that without the proper documentation, having the best platforms and services are meaningless if they aren't maintained. With runbooks created and maintained by Stark & Wayne, these living dynamic digital documents serve multiple purposes:

  • Baseline Documentation - Your traditional layer of documentation including software packages, release versions, patch levels, platform-specific info, etc.
  • Training Materials - DevOps staff are in constant transition, so having a set of specific and timely training protocols and resources allow new DevOps members to get up to speed quickly and follow established methods of platform administration for consistency, reliability, and user experience.
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) - DevOps teams live, breathe, and die by SOPs. From day to day tasks, change control documentation, and audit remediation, your SOPs need to be a comprehensive resource to handle all aspects of your platform.
  • Efficiency - Being a complete fluid resource, your runbooks allow your DevOps staff to work quickly with repeatability and accountability to allow you to get more done with less.


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