Microservices Consulting

Containers and Microservices to Speed Application Development

As DevOps ideas gain hold, savvy application development teams are looking for the next area of optimization to speed software releases and improve their quality, while reducing maintenance. For many, it’s microservices.

 

Microservices make some applications easier to build and maintain – which makes it easier to deliver technology quickly in competitive landscapes.

 

By breaking applications down into smaller, composable pieces that work together, they can be developed concurrently. That means that individual development groups can choose their preferences, their timelines, and process: Group A can develop in Rails and group B can choose Python, requirements for each component may be different and changing. Separation makes it possible to update individual components without having to worry about monolithic code changes.

Benefits of Microservices

Faster code delivery, faster time to market

Reduced cost of “failure” supports innovation (fail fast/fail cheap)

Autonomous development teams can do more than just update, they are now free to create new services

New infrastructure provisioning is fast and consistent via automation and self-service

Flux7 microservices consulting experts design and configure the microservice architecture to enable application development teams to easily move to a service-oriented software model.

Microservices: Real-World Examples

Data Analytics Startup Matures Approach with Microservices Architecture

Challenge:  As a data-driven organization, this start-up has a massive data pipeline from which it parses and applies intelligence for its customers. With some automation in place, the company’s engineering leadership knew that a greater application of automation framed in DevOps principles would help streamline processes for the firm. In addition, due to the nature of its setup, this company was always paying for the worst-case-scenario as they didn’t have the resources to properly scale up and scale down their instances. Already using AWS, the company sought an expert in cloud-based DevOps who could partner with them in setting up a new architecture, re-establishing their foundation as one for successful future growth.  Read the entire case study below.

Enabling Microservices with MicroAgility for Financial Services Market Leader 

This leader in the financial services market has historically relied on on-premise compute resources. They maintain multiple data centers and host their assets from their own compute farms. However, with two new projects launching – both of which had tight timelines; were considered highly strategic to the business, and; required creating solutions that simultaneously enabled development, retained agility, and provided a high level of security – this company realized that the path to take was paved by a microservices architecture, supported by the cloud and DevOps. As expert DevOps and microservice consultants, this financial services organization chose AWS consulting partner Flux7 to help them successfully achieve their aggressive goals within the allotted timeframe.

Flux7 Guides Specialty Retailer through Docker-Based Microservices Adoption

Challenge: As the retail industry is changing rapidly, this organization was looking to enable its in-house development team to stay one step ahead of the competition. asked with servicing the organization’s eCommerce site and in-store systems, the company decided to create an IT modernization plan that was broken into discrete projects. The first project was to grow developer and IT automation, increasing their productivity and the ability to quickly iterate on innovation.  Read the case study to learn more about how the teams agreed that a container-based cloud environment would help facilitate the desired level of automation.

Flux7 Deploys DevOps-Based Microservices in Support of Next Generation Pharmacology Engine

This pharmacology organization was looking to proactively build a next-generation platform to support the evolution of its pharmacology engine. To achieve the competitive advantage this firm sought from its new platform, it needed to be stable, support a high level of availability, and facilitate a higher level of development productivity. The IT team also wanted to use automation to drive higher deployment frequency, with an ultimate goal to automate the configuration, deployment, and auto-scaling of services.  Flux7 recommended a DevOps, AWS-based microservices architecture. Read the entire case study below.