Netsmartz’s expertise facilitated the seamless transition of a product-based company from virtual machines to Kubernetes, leveraging Terraform, GitHub Actions, and Amazon EKS for end-to-end automation.
About The Company
The client, a product-based company, recognized the need to modernize their infrastructure and embrace Kubernetes for enhanced scalability and automation. Seeking a reliable DevOps partner, they approached us to guide their transition from virtual machines (VMs) to Kubernetes while ensuring end-to-end automation.
The Tech Stack
7 Developers, 2 DevOps Engineers
While undertaking this endeavor, we recognized multiple challenges like:
- Ensuring that all elements of the cluster were reproducible and aligned with best practices required a strategic approach, especially given the complexity of Kubernetes configurations.
- Migrating applications from traditional VMs to containerized environments involves potential compatibility issues, data transfer challenges, and the need for rigorous testing.
- Ensuring that applications functioned correctly within Kubernetes and addressing any migration-related issues was a key challenge.
Netsmartz followed the following process to fulfill the requirements of the client:
Mapping & Identifying Appropriate Resources
At Netsmartz, we conducted a detailed analysis of the project’s scope and requirements to determine the appropriate resources to be assigned to the project.
The team was provided training for a week before they started working with the client. This involved understanding the client’s niche and requirements. The learning curve enabled them to generate 95% accuracy.
Consistent Client Feedback & Action
At Netsmartz, we prioritize listening to our client’s feedback and concerns. We responded promptly to client feedback, acknowledging receipt and providing action updates. This allowed us to maintain a strong client relationship and ensured that we addressed any concerns or issues they may have promptly and effectively.
Netsmartz successfully migrated the client’s VMs to Kubernetes, ensuring uninterrupted operations and harnessing Kubernetes’ scalability. Employing Terraform and GitHub Actions, we automated processes from provisioning to monitoring. Dynamic scaling in Kubernetes optimized resource use, while Terraform enhanced reproducibility. Prometheus and Grafana provided real-time insights, expediting issue resolution. The automated CI/CD pipeline accelerated development, culminating in a seamless transition to Kubernetes, elevated operational efficiency, and a robust foundation for ongoing innovation in product development.