As the cloud market has matured there are more and more pre-built services that can be combined with custom built micro-services to create scalable and resilient platforms. Advances in containerisation technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes facilitate a code once, deploy anywhere approach and enable blue/green deployments to ensure zero downtime for your services.
We’ve been building complex applications and hosting solutions in the cloud for 10 years.
Devops is in our DNA, and we approach all projects with automation and testing front of mind. By automating deployment, and testing component elements of your solution continuously, we bring sane configuration and deployment to a product’s development lifecycle. This makes developers more productive and releases better and easier – ultimately saving you time and money.
The microservices design pattern enables us to break an application into constituent parts. Each part can be clearly tested independently of the wider application, and can be deployed with appropriate access to the compute resources required for the delivery of that service.
We support containerization using Docker and Kubernetes. Containerization allows us to build complex micro-service-based architectures that are both highly scalable and resource efficient in terms of underlying virtual compute requirements.
Using services such as Amazon’s Cloudformation Templates, we script up the compute stack and services for your application. This gives you a fully controlled and versioned configuration, a more reliable service, and enables new environments for testing and development to be started up and shut down quickly.
As a development partner we are committed to introducing best practice and to supporting our clients’ existing development teams. By setting up automated deployment and testing, we are able to support frequent releases to staging & UAT environments, promoting an agile and continuous improvement mindset.
We design, build and support cost-effective, scalable, and resilient hosting platforms with 24/7 uptime. We can help you with your business continuity, performance testing and customer SLAs.
From single server WordPress installs, to fully automated auto-scaling containerized micro-services, we have the experience and expertise to design and build the right hosting solution for you.
We support a number of cloud providers including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace and Digital Ocean. This gives us the flexibility to recommend the best option for your application and budgetary requirements.
Whatever stage your application or website is at, we draw on our wealth of experience in designing and developing web applications and websites, to ensure that the system design for your hosting solution meets your business, compliance, and customer expectations.
AUTO-SCALING AND FAILOVER
We support auto-scaling for applications and websites that receive surges in traffic, keeping you in control of your costs without a slow-down in the speed of your customers’ experience. Automatic failover across regions can also be supported.
All of our deployments come with fully automated back-ups on a rolling 30-day retention cycle, and we support a number of options for off-site storage and retrieval.
All of our websites, platforms and hosting solutions are monitored 24/7 with customised alerts and escalation procedures based on your requirements.
We can provide ongoing maintenance, patching and updates to servers, as well as application support for applications and websites that we have developed.
We provide 24/7 uptime and response monitoring for applications and websites with customisable alerts and notification channels and realtime reporting.
We offer load and performance testing for your application / website / api. We work with you to set up test scripts, and to establish sensible benchmarks. Utilising cloud services, we are able to stress-test most applications and hosting set-ups.
Disaster Recovery Planning
Disaster recovery planning is essential for any online business. We can support you in creating a plan of action and implementing the necessary systems, to give you and your shareholders the peace of mind that, in the event of a major system outage, you can recover.
All of our support services come with an SLA tailored to your requirements and budget.