Helping other businesses grow in terms of technology is mostly a need, in some start-ups and also to the growing business that wants business continuity. Technology nowadays makes creation of services delivered at a faster rate due to the services that we have like Cloud services. Amazon Web Services, OpenStack and many more have offered their infrastructure as a service for those technology business to help deliver high quality applications.
Users of the apps are now mobile on their laptops, they are now on smart phones, laptops, tablets, and many other gadgets ready to run apps. Also, Apple devices are around and all those user apps are best paired with data on some server, the cloud. The cloud works as an authentication, knowledge-base and even the data storage of these infrastructure. Regardless of the application a good system and network infrastructure is best to have.
These infrastructures are built on top of on-premise computers/servers and even with the cloud. Cloud services reduces costs is such a way that you don’t have to spend time waiting for arrival of servers, you can scale up and down and you can even scale automatically, yes automatic scaling. But what is automatic scaling? Your infra if properly managed can be designed to grow its instances/servers when there is a high need of resources and to shrink down in numbers when only few instances are needed. All these are beneficial.
With all of these things, we have infra security. Securing, maintaining and keeping up-to-date with the latest software, fixes and patches are needed on your cloud infra. However, we are not sure where we are doing right or where we are missing if don’t audit.
Designing a good secured infra needs some more. We have to monitor things in order to know downtimes, also we have to measure. In measuring the infra performance we create metrics that checks the status or measurement of every parameters for the server. We then have to collect this and increase the capability to analyze it.
The data scientist for this work are ScienceOps. They are mostly building good infrastructure, but that is not all. Even after seeing what’s good in your infra, you will need to know what’s in for your business. ScienceOps might need some background in business, marketing and strategic planning, and also the apps that you are targeting for measurements. SciOps will then need to create analysis of your users data aside from the server logs. With the users data, they can show you how you are fairing with the market. They can show you if you are growing over time or just having stagnant users no longer interacting with your app.
Your marketing success can be measured and a lot more on the choices of products, services and behavior of your customers or users of your app. With proper metrics, right analysis and more insight gains, the management team and product team can design, update and direct the product / service that you have in the right direction that satisfies your customers and service users.