Leading the Industry in DevOps Advisory Services
Get to know us and what we do.
Zivra is a leading IT Technology Consulting Practice with a strong focus on DevOps, Cloud and Agile Transformation. Founded in 2013, Zivra was formed by Consulting Executives to deliver top-quality, boutique-style Information Technology services to Enterprise-level organizations. Zivra’s team has deep industry capabilities and extensive experience working with Fortune 500 companies.
We help organizations transform by providing a lasting growth strategy.
Today companies are faced with the challenge of organizational growth, paralleled with rapid technological changes. Many companies have embraced new technologies like virtualization and cloud, and new software development methodologies such as agile development.
This transformation, along with the business demands of faster delivery, puts development and QA organizations under pressure to release more frequently and to take on a higher number of concurrent projects. As a result, demand on IT Operations has increased dramatically, and companies must address whether they need to update processes, implement faster tools, or bring in more specialized resources.
Zivra partners with you to ensure that your IT needs don't get in the way of your growth strategy. We design solutions that are fully able to support your enterprise across its value chain, and give you the metrics to identify and communicate IT's contribution to these processes. Our transition directors then work with you to manage the whole change management process. Zivra's infrastructure management consultants understand and will support your IT strategy in terms of cost, efficiency and level of service.
Partner with Zivra to achieve your DevOps Transformation goals.
We Created a Proven DevOps Framework
DevOps combines structured process definitions and refinements with significant automation to achieve faster throughput, moving functions and features from Development to Production with higher quality and lower costs. Zivra defines it as: “Services that are executed in support of the Coding and Testing functions of a software development project using Cloud or dedicated resources, promoting faster delivery, better quality products and better application stability while allowing developers and testers to focus on their primary functions (creating and testing software).”
We work with clients' IT leadership to evaluate and solve their biggest existing IT challenges. Our DevOps Framework has been created over many years of deep industry experience, insight and thought leadership.
Our expertise spans across most industry sectors from Financial Services to Retail. Clients count on Zivra to transform their IT Strategy by helping to update their processes, implement better tools or bring in more specialized resources.
How can we help you?
We can help transform your enterprise.
We unlock hidden value by working with your management teams to define growth and survival strategies that will help you deal with the challenges of globalization, technical and regulatory changes such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, and the competitive landscape. To build a coherent strategic roadmap, focus has to be in the activities that will create the most advantageous future position. We have the expertise to develop a meaningful, actionable strategy.
Process and Tools, Continuous Delivery
Our consultants have many years of experience engaging with clients and helping to implement a best-in class DevOps strategy.
Third Party Software Services
Integration of DevOps, Cloud, and ALM Tools
We've partnered with some of the best of breed software companies and will work with you to find the right solutions that fits your need.
Certification and Training
DevOps Bootcamp and DevOps Executive Training
We offer certification training courses and can tailor a training program that can scale depending on required level of technical content.
Onsite and Nearshore Managed Services and Admin
We have the ability and capability to cover the full spectrum of IT services to fit your needs, our managed services allow you to stay up to date on technology and necessary skills and minimize risk and costs.
Staffing of highly skilled IT engineers
In some cases all you may need is a highly technical resource to complete a project that is in progress. We can help find the right resource to fill the role required.
Technology and Alliance Partners
We've partnered with leading IT software and services providers to offer our clients an end-to-end solution that is designed to best fit their needs.
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Meet Our Leaders
We've got a top notch team!
Jose J. Alvarez
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Jose is a proven leader and visionary in Development Operations having worked closely with Fortune 500 Enterprises to develop their DevOps Vision and Strategy. Jose has over 20 years of IT experience with 15 years of Accenture experience leading global technology teams, focusing on onshore and nearshore delivery. Jose launched and led Accenture's Development Control Service (DevOps) in North and South America. He holds a BS in Math and CS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Noel is deeply experienced in delivery engineering processes from master planning transformation through execution and operation, working closely with Fortune 500 IT Leaders. He has over 20 years experience leading enterprise IT process assessments and framing remediation roadmaps. He developed original DevOps adoption strategies and shared service delivery models, driving transformation at both Accenture and PwC. Noel has a BS in Electronics Engineering and is a ISACA Certified IT Auditor (CISA).
Practice Director (SCM)
Kim's experience in DevOps roles for many industries spans over 38 years. Kim is an expert in Software Configuration Management. Before joining Zivra, Kim was the Americas SCM Lead in Accenture's Development Control Service (DevOps) Practice.
Practice Director (EM)
Fred has over 15 years experience in the IT industry. He has deep skills from years at Accenture and Dell and broad experience in DevOps, Cloud, Enterprise software packages, custom software development and infrastructure platforms.
Practice Director (Release Automation)
Ryan has over 20 years experience in the IT industry mostly in SCM and Build/Deploy Management. He has worked closely with many Fortune 500 companies. Ryan has deep experience supporting SCM, Release Management, and Build Management processes.
Practice Director (EM)
Kerry has over 15 years of Business Development and Project Delivery experience in enterprise environments, DevOps, and infrastructure management. He is deeply experienced in the delivery of EM solutions, ERM, and Infrastructure Architecture Implementations.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Arthur has 20 years of technical experience and has held various roles in Engineering, Sales & Marketing. He is responsible for strategic business development, industry alliances and Marketing strategies. He has a BSEE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
Jill has over 20 years of business and operations management experience. She is the key point of contact for Sales, Professional Services, HR, and Finance. Jill is heavily involved in day-to-day operations, making sure the organization runs efficiently. She has over 5 years of experience pertaining specifically to DevOps. Jill has a BA from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Get in touch with us to begin your transformation towards a state of DevOps maturity.
Our approach involves three steps to help you reach your desired level of efficiency and productivity, helping you to become a high-performance business.
ASSESSMENT - We assess your current situation and resources
IMPLEMENTATION - We target the right level of technology to help transform you
ADMINISTRATION - We can manage your solution and help train your team
We're closer than you think.
1016 W. Jackson
Chicago, IL 60607
13355 Noel Rd
Dallas, TX 75240
1900 Campus Commons Drive
Reston, VA 20191