We combine software engineering expertise with cloud-native architecture to accelerate innovation within your organization.
The diagram below illustrates various types of infrastructure, platform, and application services that are often found in modern cloud architectures, with connectivity to enterprise users and applications on desktop, mobile, and data center devices and servers.
For many projects, we follow an organic and flexible approach rooted in Lean Startup and Lean UX methodologies. Following a Build-Measure-Learn process, we work together to figure out what to build or what problem to solve, develop a minimum viable product (MVP) and start testing it with prospective users as quickly as possible, measure results, and then start tuning it. Risk and uncertainty are minimized because you are continuously validating what you’re learning about what your users want and feeding that knowledge back into the product development cycle. As the product evolves, it gains real users as early adopters and begins to solve real problems with measurable and validated results.
To fully leverage the cloud, you need to understand how and where to apply virtualization, containerization, and microservices. The application of these techniques enables you to develop solutions that can be deployed and integrated at scale.
Virtualization employs virtual machines (VMs) that include not only the application, but its dependent binaries and libraries and an entire guest operating system, with supporting infrastructure and host operating system. While flexible, virtual machines are relatively heavyweight to deploy and maintain.
Containers are much smaller and lighter weight than virtual machines, and can be deployed and run in a fraction of the time it takes to deploy and launch a VM. The container includes only the application and its dependent binaries and libraries, without a guest operating system. Containers share a single underlying operating system, yet operate independently. The most popular containerization technology today is Docker.
Containerization is especially important in the development of microservices. In a microservices architecture, applications are organized into collections of lightweight, modular services that can be deployed and managed independently, but which communicate and collaborate through well-defined interfaces to accomplish work.
With microservices, large, monolithic applications can be broken down into smaller, composable pieces that work together. This approach, combined with cloud architecture and containerization, provides flexibility, elasticity, and robustness to applications.
Myriad Open Source and commercial deployment and orchestration tools can significantly improve your organization’s software delivery processes, but the dramatically evolving landscape can be overwhelming.
Whether you are already working with cloud applications now, or you're looking to incorporate cloud infrastructure into your existing deployments, we can help.
Our expert engineers have a long history of platform-agnostic, distributed computing development experience. We know how to architect, design, and develop solutions in the cloud and on dedicated servers and clusters, as well as in hybrid environments that achieve reliability and performance requirements.
Whether your target is Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), or another cloud solution, we have the development and integration expertise to help you succeed and scale your applications.