and reduce technical debt
Shorten Time To Market
Deliver new features and whole new applications in shortened timeframes
Lower costs for up-skilling and hiring for DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering
Avoid increasing friction with every change and spending more time on fixing issues
Challenges with Kubernetes
The evolving powerful capabilities of Kubernetes bring enormous complexity for businesses. Kubernetes is only one part of a much more complicated infrastructure puzzle: integrating additional software to create an enterprise-grade container platform. Kubernetes itself is easy to outsource by embracing a managed Kubernetes service, but this only solves a small part of the equation. You’re still left with the difficulty of choosing, integrating, operating, and updating all of the other pieces of the container platform.
A do-it-yourself (DIY) container platform building approach will not only take a lot of time but will also result in technical debt. DIY will lead to substantial initial and ongoing costs and will also slow down time to market, agility, and innovation. Otomi helps you to avoid this and achieve the following goals:
Shorten Time To Market
Are you under pressure to deliver new features and whole new applications in shortened timeframes, while constantly making adjustments in response to customer feedback? Increased development speed and agility are among the top reasons organizations adopt containers and Kubernetes. At the same time, both technologies introduce so much complexity into the system that teams can get bogged down.
Time spent on infrastructure management is time that isn’t spent using software to deliver value to your customers. The fastest-moving teams are those who choose to abstract away all the engineering tasks that don’t add differentiated value.
A DIY platform building approach to Kubernetes could become really expensive. The estimated amount of work involved in building a platform based on Kubernetes along with monitoring, logging, networking, security, and optimization could reach up to more than 12 man-months for initial work and up to 2 FTE per year for ongoing management.
Laying the right foundation for the modern cloud-native applications will immensely pay back in the long run and gets the initial deployments completed in a matter of hours instead of months.
Avoid technical debt
When choosing the DIY path, you’re left with the difficulty of selecting, integrating, operating, and updating all the other pieces of the container platform. The tension between spending time on toil and developing features builds up over time and will eventually lead to technical debt, making the platform harder to operate and making it less resilient and stable over time. This slowly locks teams into the platform, increasing friction with every change and forces them to spend more time on fixing issues and outages, configuration changes, and regular maintenance.
Technical debt greatly slows down agility and innovation. IT leaders must therefore lead the discussion to lower technical debt to become innovative and disruptive.
How Otomi helps to achieve these goals
Otomi is the fastest way for organizations to get Kubernetes speed and agility, with the smallest initial and ongoing investment in infrastructure management. It allows teams to start deploying within an hour.
Otomi offers an out-of-the-box enterprise-grade and production-ready container platform experience that acts as a value-added layer on top of Kubernetes and offers a suite of integrated and pre-configured industry-leading open source applications, combined with automation and self-service. It allows you to do Day 0 ‘Design’, Day 1 ‘Deploy’, and day 2 ‘Operations’ on the first day, reduce costs, and avoid technical debt. With Otomi, you can focus on building value for your company and become more agile and disruptive.