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The ARO recipe – a tablespoon of people, processes & technology

Working with a Kubernetes platform like OpenShift is different in many ways. It is not just the random delivery of a piece of software and putting it on a server. If you want to get the maximum value out of a container platform and develop cloud natively, this means that you have to think about IT architecture, how your organization and processes are structured and what your software looks like.

Azure Red Hat OpenShift

Azure Red Hat OpenShift (ARO) is an open-source platform that makes it possible to run container-based solutions – including service management and technical support from Red Hat and Microsoft itself. This platform offers fully managed clusters, security and support from Red Hat and Microsoft and thus multiple standards and better integration with Azure services.

Setting up internal processes is key 

Azure Red Hat OpenShift enables you to deliver more often and quickly. But if you want to use this platform, then you have to think about how your internal processes look like? Conway’s law states that organizations design systems that reflect their own communication structure. In other words: your software looks like your organization is structured.

To get all the power from OpenShift, loosely coupled working is important. And that means that you have to adapt your organization to this. For example, do you still work with a change advisory board that must approve every change? Or do you choose to quickly improve small parts within teams?

Suddenly you are working with a platform that makes it all possible. Organizing your processes internally is key. If you do not do this and you want to deliver faster, it will not work. But how do you do this? Especially now that we are increasingly working from a product focus instead of a project focus, which fits very well with these architectures.

People: develop (new) skills

In order to adapt processes, it is important to include your employees in the change, to train and to develop (new) skills. You often see two sides of people: people who would like to cooperate within the change and people who are a little less involved. Often, with a change like this, there is a need to take more responsibility and that is an exciting step. How do you deal with this as an organization? And to what extent does the responsibility lie with the management layer to facilitate this?

Management often has to work day in, day out with their colleagues to ensure that they can actually make these changes. That is a difficult job, but certainly worth it in the end.


How Kubernetes Impacts People, Processes & Technology and Accelerates Innovation

Working with OpenShift and accelerating innovation in your organization means that you have to think about many things. In this webinar, Gert Jan van Halem (CTO Devoteam Netherlands) talks to Rene Moddejongen (Open Source Lead at Microsoft Western Europe HQ) about IT architecture, how your organization and processes are structured and what your software looks like.


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Getting Kubernetes right is quite difficult and requires well-talented people within the organization to provide a good set of integrations to get it ready for production. We help organizations to develop faster and more qualitatively with container platforms such as Azure Red Hat OpenShift. This allows us to accelerate innovation within your organization. Would you like more information or do you have an issue with which we can help your organization? View our page and contact us.