Project Background

Automation Logic and Met Office established a partnership with DevOps principles at its core. Their joint goal, to develop and operate a Met Office cloud platform on AWS, delivered significant benefits in speed to market, cost reduction and increased security. 

A critical outcome of this partnership has been equipping the Met Offices Cloud Team with the DevOps and Agile delivery skills they need to continue this success into the future and become self-sustaining.

Adopting a DevOps culture and utilising cloud-based technology will support Met Office’s modernisation programme and ensure they can continue to innovate, providing essential, world-leading weather services to the public and businesses to help us stay safe and thrive. 

Goals

In early 2019, Automation Logic (AL) was engaged to help accelerate cloud adoption by helping form and lead a DevOps-focussed Cloud Team. Their shared goal was to help the Met Office mitigate risks of using cloud while simultaneously increasing the speed with which products and services were delivered to the platform.

This re-invigorated DevOps team is an enabler for cloud adoption. They;

– Create, collect and curate common code, patterns and best practice

– Automate common platform activities such as user management and account provisioning

– Develop centralised, reusable services

– Provide consultancy, reviews and assurance to other delivery teams

– Empower teams to develop the knowledge, skills and expertise to adopt DevOps practices and develop sustainable cloud-based services

Results

– Adoption of Agile and DevOps best practice in the Cloud Team and beyond

– Faster delivery through production of common code, patterns, components

– Faster project startup and development through consultancy, knowledge sharing and assurance

– Increased skills across the organisation through training, mentoring and knowledge transfer 

– Establishing a Cloud Community of Practice to encourage a culture of knowledge sharing and cross-functional collaboration

– Reduced cloud costs through more mature financial management

For more detailed information on our approach and what we delivered, please contact info@automationlogic.com 

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