Migrate to the Cloud

Lifting and shifting your applications to the Cloud is a short term and highly compromised solution. It rarely allows you to take full advantage of the benefits of Cloud while creating all kinds of operational risks. We have the experience to migrate your most important workloads to the Cloud and ensure they run smoothly and efficiently, not just on day 1, but on day 100 and beyond.

Cloud-Native Re-Engineering

Heritage applications contain components and services that are often better and more cost-efficient to consume from the Cloud. Leaving heritage applications as-is also means you’re migrating all the technical debt into an environment which can be changed without your control, introducing significant operational risk. We have the experience to re-engineer your applications to unlock the full potential of Cloud while addressing your technical debt through

  • Application refactoring to better leverage existing Cloud capabilities and services to reduce the overall code footprint;
  • Architecture concepts that optimizes for costs (e.g., FaaS, PaaS, microservices, modular scaling, dynamic environments, multi-tenancy);
  • Containerization and management platforms right sized to your level of complexity and scale (e.g., Docker, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, Anthos);
  • Highly instrumented applications designed to leverage Cloud monitoring platforms to provide operational insight; and
  • Abstracting security away from developers using Cloud-based tools and frameworks (e.g., key vaults, identity & access management, software defined networks, threat detection, patch management).

DevOps Automation

Manual processes are prone to human error and inconsistencies, resulting in bugs that are unpredictable, difficult to reproduce, and hard to troubleshoot. Automating the repetitive tasks such as the following results in fewer bugs and higher efficiency, freeing your team up to focus on what matters, releasing features:

  • Infrastructure deployment and configuration;
  • Code build, test, and deployment;
  • Version management;
  • Patch management; and
  • Security management (e.g., credentials refresh).

Agile Delivery

Rapid iterations in development cycles and frequent feedback ensures the product meets user and client needs. We apply practical and appropriate Agile practices to ensure the focus is on the things that matter:

  • Delivering features that the user/client needs the most;
  • Releasing new features frequently;
  • Ensuring traceability of work to business value; and
  • Accountability.

Quality Engineering

High quality engineering processes and behaviours result in high quality products. We work with your team to build and adopt disciplined product development processes so that embedding quality into everything you do becomes second nature. We do this through:

  • Pair programming to promote collaboration and technical feedback;
  • Well defined coding standards to promote code quality, readability, testability, and consistency;
  • Code reviews and Retros to create a feedback and improvement loop;
  • One-on-one coaching to build and imprint quality engineering behaviours; and
  • In-context learning to ensure the problem is solved properly the first time around rather than rely on temporary fixes and high-cost refactoring later.