Agile DevOps - People and Process then Automation!!!

Use Cloud and DevOps to build infrastructure by rapid agile iterative development using collaborative open source tools:
-Terraform or Cloud Formation for easy orchestration.
-chef cookbooks, puppet modules or ansible playbooks to build servers.
-Test Kitchen to deploy and test them.
-Packer for build server images or containers.
-EC2Dream a graphic user interface that provides a 'single pane of glass' to do agile devops primarily on cloud servers.
-Amazon AWS, Azure, Google Compute Engine, IBM, Openstack, Local and Hosted servers.

Projects

I do traditional on-site consulting and implementation via a negotiable daily rate as well as remote fixed-priced projects.

CLOUD DEVOPS PROJECTS

Argos
Moved their development servers to IBM Softlayer Cloud. Automated the development of Websphere Commerce Server, Websphere Message Broker and DB2 using Test-Kitchen, Chef and Jenkins CI. Dramatically reduced time to create servers and improved quality of builds via automation.

Reed Business Information
Setup Greenfield project for new functionality for Estates Gazettes website using Amazon AWS, Puppet and Test-kItchen. Developers moved from .NET to Nodejs and MongodDB.
Setup Agile development environment around atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence, Stash) and TeamCity for Continuous Integration on Amazon AWS.
Designed and setup the application environment around PM2, Nodejs, Sinopia and MongoDB. Successfully improved the agility of the devlopment team and automated the production deployment process.  

Thomas Cook Ecommerce
Worked with consultant from McKinsey to improve chef development processes which were error prone. Created a new process around test-kitchen, github, naming standards, separation of library and application cookbooks and implemented a new Tomcat application successfully. 

Government Digital Service
Providing DevOps consultancy to several projects at the UK Govt Home Office using vCloud and Puppet. 

PI Benchmark
Created Puppet Architecture for Centos Servers on a Virtual Nutanix platform. 

Deluxe Media Technologies
DevOps specialist for a team developing an enterprise media product. Administrating the build environment and platform and helped developers with debugging. Created an administration guide for their product. 

Entrago
Reviewed existing systems and designed chef scripts for the test and production systems for this media startup using Amazon AWS, Linux, Chef, Ruby, Redis, Nodejs, Wowza. 

Sky
Built a Jenkins build environment on Amazon AWS for an internet TV cloud project using Amazon AWS, Chef, Ruby, Subversion, Jenkins. 

King's College London
Reviewed the market for Cloud-based Disaster Recovery Solutions for the College website. Amazon AWS was the lowest cost provider and implemented an Amazon AWS solution. 

OMGO
Setup JBoss Clustering for an Adempiere System on Amazon AWS.

British Medical Journals
Setup Disaster Recovery on Amazon AWS for the BMJ website and applications. This is a multi-tier Java and Oracle application.

My1Login
Migrated the my1Logon website to Amazon EC2 so that they could respond to growth quickly. This is a PHP and MySQL application.

Future Route
Migrated the CreditPal application to Amazon AWS. This saved money compared to previous hosted solution. This is a multi-tiered Java and MySql application.



HPC PROJECTS


BNP Paribas
Supported their large datasynapse hpc grid platform.

Credit Suisse
Migrated their datasynapse applications to version 5.1. Further project to migrate to Platform Symphony.

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