why to avoid in-house DevOps/cloud architecture teams

In-house DevOps/Cloud architecture: Why to avoid?

As a lead cloud architect and senior DevOps engineer, I can certainly claim that many businesses mistakenly believe that in-house DevOps team is the right way to go. This is viewed as a standard approach, but there are several reasons why outsourcing these services to specialized companies can be a more cost-effective option.

Let’s dive deeper into this together.

Advantages of outsourcing over in-house DevOps


One of the biggest advantages of outsourcing DevOps and cloud architecture is scalability. Specialized companies have teams with a wide range of skills and experience, which allows them to quickly scale up or down based on the needs of their clients. In contrast, an in-house team may not have the resources or expertise to scale as rapidly or effectively, which can lead to delays and missed opportunities.


Another advantage of outsourcing DevOps and cloud architecture is flexibility. Specialized companies are often able to work on a project basis, allowing businesses to only pay for the services they need when they need them. This can be particularly beneficial for smaller companies or startups that may not have the budget or resources to support a full-time in-house team.


Security is also a critical consideration when it comes to DevOps and cloud architecture. Specialized companies have security experts on staff who can ensure that all aspects of a company’s cloud infrastructure are secure and up to date. They can also provide ongoing monitoring and support, which is essential for protecting against cyber threats. An in-house team may not have the same level of expertise or resources to dedicate to security, which can leave a company vulnerable to attack.

Access to the latest technology:

Outsourcing DevOps and cloud architecture can also provide businesses with access to the latest technology and tools. Specialized companies are constantly researching and testing new tools and technologies, which allows them to stay at the forefront of industry trends. This can be particularly beneficial for businesses that want to leverage new technologies but do not have the resources or expertise to do so in-house.

Focus on the core product:

Finally, outsourcing DevOps and cloud architecture solutions allows businesses to focus on their core product or service. By offloading these tasks to a specialized company, businesses can free up their in-house team to focus on developing and improving their product. This can help to increase overall efficiency while ensuring that the product remains competitive in a rapidly evolving market.

Why to avoid in-house DevOps teams?

Lack of the right experience

Ensuring the right tech experience can be a major issue in case of in-house teams. The number of new projects can quickly grow or clients’ specifications can change in a way that requires narrow specialization or higher qualification.

Managing as an entire team

When you have an in-house DevOps team, they need to be managed as an entire team with all the challenges that come with it. You will be the one responsible for creating an efficient workflow and coordinating team efforts to common goals.

Legal and HR issues

There are also legal and HR issues to take into account. If you’re hiring in-house DevOps engineers, then you’re the one to take care of this side.

Administrative and other expenses

There are lots of expenses that come with hiring in-house such as administrative and utility expenses, costs for providing employees with powerful computers and the latest technologies etc.

Avoid high costs of in-house DevOps

Full-time employees

Having full-time employees at your company can be quite costly especially when it comes to having an entire in-house DevOps team. According to Glassdoor the average annual salary for a DevOps engineer in Germany is $61,183.

Specialized DevOps companies

To not make your costs skyrocket, you can choose to outsource it to specialized DevOps companies. In this way you would be better off financially because it is a more affordable* option. The great thing is that you would pay a fixed price and get everything done in 3-4 months. However, in case of in-house engineers you need to pay an ongoing high salary plus the raises.

What’s the right way to go?

Having in-house employees is quite costly considering the unexpected shifts of the market and all other external factors that can influence your company’s operations. At one point your business needs can change and having a permanent employee and paying them a high salary can make things complicated.

But when you have a contract with an outsourcing DevOps company, you benefit both in financial and operational terms. You don’t have major financial obligations and have full flexibility over when and in what duration you want to hire. 

Here, at Das Meta we help businesses to avoid risks, reduce costs and save time with DevOps as Platform solutions.

How to find great talent for your company?

As we came this far we saw that permanent employees aren’t affordable and are at high risk especially if you’re a startup or are still in the early stages of your business development. If you want to get expert advice about how to get started or proceed with your business, you can schedule a free consultation with me  and I will guide you through the process. Together we will understand what is the best option for your company and what exactly do you need to move further successfully.

*At Das Meta we have the most affordable pricing model due to automated solutions. Book a free consulting meeting to see how you can get secure and high-quality DevOps solutions without breaking the bank.

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