Case StudyGlobal Insurance Company
Okteto’s client is a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest insurance providers. Their digital platform has services distributed across multiple regions globally. The geographical distribution of services added complexity to microservice development along with the inconsistency in development practices across teams compounded into productivity and velocity issues for the organization. Onboarding new team members was another significant challenge, often taking weeks to set up their development environments.
The Platform team set out to streamline development workflows, manage technical debt, and ensure uniformity and self-service availability between development and production environments.
Okteto was evaluated and chosen to address these challenges. The ready-to-use platform gave the team an easy path to unifying and automating production-like development environments, and greatly reduced potential issues caused by developers testing directly in production environments. This ensured that apps and code developed in one environment would work seamlessly in the other.
Okteto helped transform this financial company’s development processes, leading to significant positive impacts:
Okteto played a pivotal role in the organization’s transformation, addressing key challenges and enabling teams to align their development environments with the rest of the platform. By providing developers with self-service, trusted tools and practices that improved their development experience, resistance to change was minimized, and developers could easily see the tangible benefits of Okteto in their daily work. Adoption of Okteto has been rapid.
Okteto's capabilities contributed to performance optimization efforts and helped facilitate innovative solutions for the Platform Team. Once environment automation was implemented, they rolled out a tiered service catalog and scoring system, allowing the org to prioritize their development efforts more effectively.
The organization plans to continue evangelizing modern environments, conducting demos, workshops, and engaging with teams to showcase how a modern DevX brings joy to developers. This proactive approach ensures that teams across the organization are well-informed and fully utilize the platform's potential.
This insurance company’s success story with Okteto demonstrates the transformative power unlocked by automation and unifying environments across the lifecycle. If you're facing similar challenges with your development workflows, it's time re-think your environment strategy and align your platform. Consider Okteto a collaborative partner in your cloud native journey.
Learn more about how Okteto's platform and Development-Experience-First approach can benefit your organization, and become our next success story. Contact us today.