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No Application is an Island

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When it comes to getting the DevOps help you need, you may be tempted by vendors offering low prices, typically because they have a narrow, app-only focus.

Maybe this will work for you — if you already have the resources necessary to ensure that the application being developed plays well with the rest of your IT infrastructure.

Keep in mind that with an app-only developer, you must manage the AppDev project yourself. You, not the coder you hire, must understand, anticipate, and adapt to the app’s impacts on your security, network bandwidth and access, routing structure, databases, other apps, cloud services, and much more.

Should the app not perform as expected, it’ll be up to you to figure out why. Maybe it’s the app — but maybe it’s due to conflicts with another element of your infrastructure. Your app-only coder won’t know.

Fortunately, there’s an alternative: engage an application development service provider that’s not only experienced in DevOps but also fields a comprehensive range of IT solutions and maintains a stable of experts able to take on the intricacies of managing AppDev projects.

The right AppDev provider will be able to assess your IT infrastructure before building your app to reduce unwelcome DevOps surprises — and will have the expertise on hand to resolve any problems, regardless of where they may originate.

Tim Burke
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Tim Burke is the President and CEO of Quest. He has been at the helm for over 30 years.

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