LEVERAGE OUR PROVEN EXPERTISE FOR WORLD CLASS APPLICATIONS AND CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURES
Our engineering team lives and breathes AWS managed services and cloud application software, and our organisation has earned numerous AWS accreditations and certifications. We have deep expertise and a rare breadth of knowledge that our clients leverage to the great benefit of their businesses.
We offer multiple services to help clients who require specialist assistance, or lack the internal skillset/resource, need to become more agile, or just want the reassurance of working with a highly experienced team to resolve their issues.
SOLUTION ARCHITECTURE AND SOFTWARE REVIEW
Infrastructure and applications grow and evolve constantly. Without regular reviews they become prone to problems and can perform poorly. Concerns of our clients commonly relate to their application’s security, cost-efficiency, performance, scalability, reliability, agility, and ease of operation/maintenance. A review makes sense at key stages in a project, perhaps in readiness to scale-up, or a change in personnel, when embarking on significant new development, or just because it is best practice to perform a review every 12-18 months.
Similar to an AWS Well-Architected review but also extending to the Application layer, we will perform a comprehensive audit of your entire cloud solution. We work with your team to gain a deep understanding of your solution architecture and implementation. We document its current state, and identify issues, ranking them by severity and urgency. Recommended actions are listed with guidance on the most effective way to resolve them and the required effort, along with any associated risks - allowing management to make informed decisions as to the best way to proceed.
Our reviews provide you with a clear and documented understanding of the status quo, and a logical and structured way forward. Reviews bring many benefits, both those that benefit the business, and those that benefit the business’s customers. Security issues are the most serious and if left uncovered can lead to reputational or financial damage. Cost-efficiency improvements are common, and often pay for the review exercise itself
pay for the review exercise itself. An independent, highly qualified, and experienced consultant who sees different cloud systems on a daily basis is of obvious benefit. Cumulatively the benefits all strengthen your business and lead to a superior experience for your customers.
Your customers demand a great user experience from web and mobile applications, so ensuring a path to a scalable and reliable service is essential. Compromise is common in early stage products, usually for reasons of execution speed, but there comes a time to address those concerns or risk damage to the business. Although security is often overlooked in new products due to the perceived expense versus risk, it should always be priority number one. Any security issues must be addressed before the profile of a product is raised and becomes more well-known. Performance and cost efficiency need to be optimised ahead of increased usage, as well as the operational burden of the system.
Often following a Solution Architecture and Software review, our Scale Readiness service will address any impediments that prevent smooth growth of your application in a predictable way. We take the recommendations from the review and collaborate with you to prioritise the work based on severity, urgency, and impact. We work in an agile but methodical way, always focussed on delivering outcomes and value to your business.
At the end of a Scale Readiness exercise your application will be in the strongest position for the next stage of its journey. Operational risk will be reduced, costs will be optimised, security protections will be added, and the performance of your application will be sharpened. Your customers will receive the experience they require, and you will have the agility and operational excellence needed to continue the successful growth of your application.
SPECIALIST AUGMENTATION FOR YOUR TEAM
Keeping abreast of AWS managed services as they evolve and expand is a full time job done by us, so you don't have to. Similarly, cloud application technologies and software frameworks continue to move at pace, and we are fluent in those too. Businesses find it difficult to source genuinely expert developers and solution architects in these areas, and we are happy to augment your team to plug gaps. This can be to fulfill a short-term need to give a new product solid foundations, or a self-contained subcomponent of a larger system, or a long-term ongoing partnership.
We work with you to identify those areas in which you would like assistance. We identify work packages that we should deliver, and can be engaged on a fixed-price or “time and materials” basis.
We bring a huge breadth of experience and knowledge to every client project. The client benefits from the combined capabilities of our entire team, and can leverage many specialisms that they might otherwise not have available to them. During our engagement, the value we bring often extends beyond the immediate job in hand, and clients are frequently delighted with the value-add they receive.