DevOps keeps the wheels of development turning
In addition to introducing a new platform, Varma also rethought how to integrate its systems in the future. Agile development and the DevOps model, in which development and production work go hand in hand, were brought up during the consulting phase.
“Although we mainly focused on traditional SOA integration in the actual delivery project, we also talked to the consultants about future trends, such as API management and cloud integration. We wanted to ensure that we're prepared for these as well.”
Varma first made use of the DevOps model during the integration platform change project. Digia’s experts were on hand to help with its introduction.
“Digia's personnel had clearly mastered the DevOps approach and were able to implement it to full effect.”
Thanks to these positive experiences, the DevOps approach can now be seen in Varma's other projects. Although the DevOps model can be used to make cost savings, its primary goal is to achieve continual development and maintain an up-to-date integration centre.
“With the aid of the DevOps model, we can keep the wheels of development turning and make sure that our activities and technology will no longer get outdated,” Asuja says.
“The benefits will also be clearly visible to our customers. An agile operating model will enable us to accelerate service development and make new services available to our customers more quickly. For example, we immediately started building our new Pension Estimate Calculator service on top of our oven-fresh platform, and our customers are already using it.”