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We make the delivery process faster and cheaper by fully automating the entire build and deployment process.
Through agile architecture we ensure high-frequent and automated delivery that is manageable and sustainable. We make IT systems better and cheaper by utilizing early feedback loops, putting emphasis on non-functional qualities, increasing the test coverage and automating all the tests into the development process.
As a result, the delivery process is transformed to a constant flow of value. Our people are committed to delivering value to the customer, early and often.
Do you want to make full use of your on-premise virtual infrastructure? Our cloud engineers and middleware architects are experts in automating the deployment and provisioning of J2EE and enterprise middleware infrastructure. By fully automating the creation of complete application environments, the operating cost are dramatically reduced while the stability is improved.
Do you need to involve architecture in an agile development team? Our software systems architects have real-life, hands-on experience in applying architecture in an agile process. We make sure that the teams deliver high quality, production ready software while operating within the boundaries of the enterprise architecture.
Are you experiencing quality issues with your application? Do you have performance or scalability issues? Are there security problems? Do you feel that there are far too many errors surfacing each day? We can help you to create a successful system with the right quality to be competitive.
Do you need to reduce your time to market to minutes instead of months? We have decades of experience in automating the build and deployment processes to such a level, that developers, testers and operators are confident to deploy new releases of an application on a daily or hourly basis.
refers to the concept where machines, operating systems and middleware installation maintenance is fully automated. It results in a highly reproducible and reliable IT infrastructure that eliminates configuration drift and is easier and cheaper to manage.
With the rise of virtualization of hardware, machines have become software. As a result, creating a new machine is as easy as starting a software program. In many companies this has resulted in an explosion of the number of virtual machines that are running. Maintaining all these machines in the old-fashioned manual way is too time consuming. Zero maintenance middleware provides a solution for this problem.
With zero maintenance middleware:
Xebia can help you introduce zero maintenance middleware into your IT infrastructure, allowing you to regain control over your ever expanding infrastructure while providing the best service to the business.
Automated provisioning refers to the automatic installation and configuration of virtual machines, operating systems and middleware. By automating the installation and configuration of these components, the reliability and reproducibility of the environment is guaranteed, while cost and effort are reduced.
With Automated provisioning:
Xebia can help you setup fully automated provisioning of your environment, which is an essential step towards application release automation and finally continuous delivery.
Application Release Automation refers to the automatic deployment of new releases of applications to a specific environment. By automating the installation and configuration of an application, applications can be installed fast and reliable to any environment.
With Application Release Automation:
Xebia can help you setup fully automated deployment of your applications, which is an essential step towards application release automation and finally continuous delivery.
Cloud applications require a different architecture than on-premise applications, if you want to benefit from the capacity and availability of cloud infrastructure providers.
An cloud application architecture should:
Xebia can help you (re)design, deploy and operate your applications to utilise the services, capacity and availability of cloud infrastructures like Amazon AWS, Heroku, VMware Cloud Director, Microsoft Azure and the like.
Amazon AWS is the lighting example of cloud computing! It is a delight to see how easy it is to create your own data center in the blink of an eye. Any datacenter service you can imagine is available: virtual machines, multiple availability zones and geographical regions, firewalls, load balancers, storage, relational databases, content delivery networks, monitoring, payment, long term data archive storage, virtual private networks, DNS, email servers and identity and access management. Amazon AWS is a high quality cloud provider that allows you to start a complete data center on a pay-for-use basis: no large upfront investments.
Xebia is an Amazon AWS solution provider and has built up a significant amount of knowledge and expertise with several real life customer projects and can help you start today.
is an architect who is able to operate in the dynamic environment of an agile development process, helping the teams to deliver high quality, production ready software within the boundaries of the enterprise architecture. Most agile teams focus on delivering functionality in the shape of user stories, however the functionality needs to satisfy a number of quality requirements to truly deliver any business value.
The role of the agile software architect is:
Xebia has senior software architects with in-depth technical knowledge and experience in agile software development projects.
Agile Enterprise Architecture refers to the situation where the business is very satisfied with the results of a single agile software development team and want to apply this method throughout the organisation.
To support multiple agile teams in parallel in a single organization, you need to apply both organizational and technical changes.
Xebia can help you find the most optimal enterprise architecture of autonomous business domains that optimizes agility within a single domain, while protecting the integrity of the enterprise as a whole.
Your application is too slow. Your customers are complaining. You are loosing business because your application does not respond fast enough. The sluggishness even results in availability issues. Unavailability in an 24/7 economy is a major risk and may lead to economic and even reputation damage.
When your application responses are fast, the customer satisfaction will increase and you will do more business.
Most applications are developed with insufficient attention on the performance of the system under load. Once the system is in production, these issue become painfully clear.
To avoid these problems your system needs to be designed with performance in mind. You need to define the load and performance requirements and devise and execute a load and performance test in a production like environment. If you're system is in production, you should install an application performance monitor to detect the performance bottlenecks, perform a root cause analysis and apply a fix to the problem.
Xebia has a proven track record on delivering systems with sub-second response times, creating load- and performance tests and solving performance issues in production.
Your application is extremely successful but has reached the end of its capacity. At peak times you are loosing business because customers cannot access the system.
A scalable application can still process requests at peak load and you won’t loose any customers to the competition.
Most applications are developed for a load which was sufficient at the outset of the project and designed to run in a fixed-capacity run-time environment.
To avoid hitting the wall on capacity, your application needs to be stateless. You need to be able to run as many concurrent requests as possible without interfering each other. Your environment needs to be elastic.
Xebia has a proven track record on delivering highly scalable systems, that use the available resources efficiently and scale in a linear fashion allowing you to utilize the elasticity of virtual environments. Our expertise on scalable software architectures and automated provisioning and deployments allows you to create horizontal scalability across the board.
Today’s applications are exposed to a myriad of security threats as they are accessible from the Internet. When security is breached, this can cause severe damage to your company’s image and may result in financial damages, loss of customers and revenue and in severe cases may force a company out of business.
If your applications are properly secured, it will be harder for attackers to violate the integrity of your system they will stop their attack and find easier targets.
In the development process of applications, most teams focus on the functionality of the system. Implementing security is given a lower priority and is deferred towards the end of the project. Security implemented as an after thought always leads to vulnerabilities that are easily exploited by malicious users.
The development process should ensure that the team pays attention to security together with implementing the functionality from the start of the project.
Xebia has years of experience in developing secure web applications, performing security audits, executing penetration tests and setting up single sign on and identity management systems.
You have an IT project underway and with each incremental delivery small defects are found. The project team tries to play this down and says that everything will be all right in the final release. But will this really be the case?
A combination of automated and manual inspection can ascertain the true state of the code quality and how well it is tested. All presented to you in a visual dashboard. It will unveil disturbing trends and troublesome parts of the system.
The team may be reluctant to be open about the quality of their work, or maybe they are even working without a quality control process in place.
Xebia has more than a decade of experience in delivery high quality systems and setting up complete automated build and development environments including quality control processes. Call us to make sure that a high quality system is delivered from day one!
You have an IT project underway and the maintenance of the final product is to be handed off to the internal IT department. How do you ensure that the system is maintainable by people other than the original authors?
With a well-constructed system, changes and fixes can be made by any skilled developer within a reasonable amount of time.
Most development teams are too busy getting the functionality out and think that they can postpone worrying about maintainability until it is too late.
You need to make sure that the application is maintainable by you. That it can be build automatically without any help and that high quality, readable and understandable software is written.
Xebia has more than a decade of experience in delivery high quality systems and setting up complete automated build and development environments including quality control processes. Call us to make sure that you will be handed a well-constructed, and maintainable system.
Having an Internet application running 24/7 places a large burden on the operations department. Every minute that your application is unavailable means loss of potential customers and revenue, but getting up in the middle of the night to restore availability of service is no fun.
When applications are designed to operate to deal with failures you can sleep through the night and attend to the problems at the start of the working day.
Most applications are designed for the happy flow meaning that the functionality is available as long as everything is operating correctly. However when an unanticipated error occurs, it is unable to recover from this error without manual intervention.
Your application needs to be designed for failure and tested against real failure conditions. Multiple instances of your application must be able to run simultaneously on different physical locations.
Xebia has years of experience with designing and implementing high available, mission critical systems. Call us to get your application up and running 24 hours a day!
Each day the world is spinning at a faster pace and companies are forced by their customers and competitors to increase the rate of change.
With an agile development process you will be able to delivery changes to production within a week, a couple of days and eventually in a few hours!
Most software delivery processes are organized as projects and work towards a quarterly release calendar.
You need to fundamentally change the way of serving the business. Instead of projects, you will create multi-disciplinary teams around products. The team is fully responsible for the whole product from development to keep it running in production and authorized to do anything to improve the product and the delivery process! (“You build it, you run it!”).
Xebia specializes in shortening time to market and improving the competitive advantage of our customers. Xebia is the leading consulting company on agile practices, lean architecture, rapid software delivery and fully automated provisioning and deployment. Combined, these changes bring the entire organization into a constant flow of value creation. Call us to help you improve the time to market!
Do you find that it becomes increasingly difficult to change your IT systems? Does it appear as if every system is dependent on every other system in your IT landscape?
When you organize your IT landscape for optimal autonomy and minimized dependencies between systems you get a simpler architecture and regain agility. Teams supporting these autonomous systems will be able to independently apply improvements and modifications, increasing the time to market, improving quality and boost morale.
Service Oriented Architectures are a common cause of increased complexity, because of their focus on creating reusable services. With each reusable service that is introduced, the number of components and interactions between components increases. By definition, this increases complexity.
You need to optimize your IT landscape to minimize the number of dependencies between the systems and maximize the autonomy of the systems. To achieve this, you need to make a fundamental change in the way you think about systems and software and may require organizational changes.
Xebia IT architects love simplicity and loath complexity. Call us to help you carve your IT landscape for minimal complexity!
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In order to reduce your time to market to minutes, hours or days instead of months you need to transform your software delivery process to a constant flow of value. This requires you to improve the build process, the test process, the deployment process, the monitoring and reporting facilities and team organization.
Xebia can help you achieve continuous delivery, by assessing your current position in the Continuous Delivery Maturity Model, introducing an agile software delivery process, implementing continuous integration, automated provisioning and application release automation.
Using the continuous delivery maturity model we will assess your maturity level in order to determine the parts which are most eligible for improvement. In the perfect situation of the highest maturity level, changes flow automatically from source code to production without any human intervention.
We will assess:
The assessment will result in concrete and practical recommendations that will help you improve your delivery process in a fast and effective manner.
A continuous delivery of changes requires an agile software delivery process. This means that the development team is able to implement and deliver changes to production fast and with high quality.
With an Agile software delivery process:
Xebia can help you change your development organization and create agile software development teams. This is the first essential step towards improving time to market and quality of the changes.
Continuous Integration refers to a set of software engineering practices that improves the quality of the software development process by continuously building and testing all changes that are applied to the source code.
With Continuous Integration:
Xebia can help you set up a complete continuous integration environment, which is essential for every agile development team.
Xebia can help you set up fully automated provisioning of your environment, which is an essential step towards application release automation and finally continuous delivery.
Xebia can help you set up fully automated deployment of your applications, which is an essential step towards application release automation and finally continuous delivery.
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