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Container Solutions launches subsidiary, Devopsense, to help enterprises succeed with fast-growing DevOps trend


Devopsense casts its line into the multi-billion pound market for enterprise DevOps transformation.

LONDON — 21 June 2016 — Following the successful release of minimesos, Container Solutions continues its game plan to support developers of microservice applications with the announcement of a new subsidiary, Devopsense. Led by DevOps expert Mark Heistek, Devopsense is focused on helping enterprises implement the processes needed to shift from legacy software development models to agile methods, including DevOps.

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Devopsense provides the training and services enterprises need to successfully harness DevOps as a self-organising force that becomes part of a company’s product development culture. Parent company Container Solutions focuses on engineering services and product development, while Devopsense is structured to focus on consulting with clients to help them embrace the concepts of DevOps, including automation and rapid deployment cycles.

Devopsense helps clients organise for DevOps workflows, including new skills, methodologies and application architectures. The team applies first-hand experience to address the issues developers will face. An example includes real-world management of continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) processes so that software delivery and infrastructure provisioning are separate processes, increasing both the speed and control of the DevOps process overall.

The company works closely with clients to embed DevOps philosophies throughout the organisation. Start-ups looking for engineering consultation, medium-sized companies looking for implementation and application architecture support, and large enterprises looking for complete transformational services can all work with Devopsense. Container Solutions and Devopsense companies will work closely on engineering support.

“Change can be tough. And that’s where we come in. DevOps is more than just a cultural shift, and it’s more than just a way to build software better and faster,” said Mark Heistek, head of delivery and creator of Devopsense. “DevOps is a new way of thinking about how software can add value and sustainable differentiation. Our mission is to advise, coach and guide clients to a DevOps state of mind, learning how to grow, innovate, automate and thrive on what they do best: make great products and serve customers.”

Heistek comes to Devopsense from ING Bank, where he helped lead DevOps transformation and was product owner of the TIBCO continuous deployment process and the Continuous Delivery on-boarding team. He also was a continuous delivery coach and trainer, helping software development teams within the organisation make transition to DevOps.

“Mark has first-hand experience leading large organisations through the DevOps transformation,” said Jamie Dobson, CEO of Container Solutions. “That experience gave birth to Devopsense. Together with Container Solutions, Devopsense delivers the right combination of engineering and consulting experience to clients, enabling successful transformations. Working together, we can test new tools with real clients, bringing new technologies to market while helping clients succeed at DevOps.”

Armon Dadgar, co-founder and CTO of HashiCorp remarked, "At HashiCorp, we believe that a firm starts with its people, organises around process, and leverages tools. DevOps is a new process to drive software development and while the market focus is on tools, I think groups like Devopsense are needed to help organisations clearly understand and adopt the appropriate process."

DevOps Trend Quantified
Gartner, Inc. puts the total for DevOps tools at US$2.3 billion for 2015, up more than 20 percent from US$1.9 billion in 2014. This year, the firm expects DevOps to evolve from a niche strategy employed by large cloud providers to a mainstream strategy employed by 25 percent of Global 2000 organisations. (Source:

In its report, “2016 Trends in Development, DevOps & IT Ops,” 451 Research cites the rapid growth of containers as a primary driver of enterprise DevOps adoption, with artifact versioning, immutable infrastructure, and empathy between development and operations teams as elements of DevOps that are particularly compelling.

Devopsense is the latest addition to the Container Solutions constellation of companies, which includes Container Solutions offices in London, Amsterdam and Zurich, and the design agency, Remember to Play, which specialises in design for distributed systems and programmable infrastructure. Together, these companies can service a whole range of needs for clients, including application design, systems integration, implementation, transformation, security audits and even interim corporate management services.

About Container Solutions
Container Solutions is a pan-European company, with offices in Amsterdam, London, Zurich, Edinburgh and Copenhagen. They deliver software engineering services and tools for container-based development. Well established in the container and microservice open source ecosystems, Container Solutions counts among its partners HashiCorp and Mesosphere. More at:


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