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DevOps Consulting & SRE Services

Our engineers can help you by assessing your current tooling, pipelines and infrastructure to make sure they are in-line with current best practices. A full checkup usually takes one or two weeks.

To make sure you stay on the right track as you keep evolving your software, you can book RisingStack’s consultants for a certain amount of hours / month as well and reach out to them when their expertise is needed.


Outsourced DevOps Services

If you don’t have a production infrastructure, deployment pipeline in place yet, or wish to improve the current one to meet today’s best practices, RisingStack’s engineers can work alongside your developer to set them up in a way that serves their and the product’s needs the best.


Cloud Technologies at RisingStack

Our team has several years of production experience with the following technologies:

  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • ECS
  • Docker Swarm
  • Zipkin
  • Jaeger
  • Prometheus
  • Kafka
  • RabbitMQ

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"testimonial": "It’s easy to believe you know enough about microservices to get started. However, the subject is both complex and broad. To better navigate the challenges I attended RisingStack’s comprehensive course on microservices in LA. I highly recommend it!"
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"testimonial": "We've worked many times with Risingstack and we've achieved success every time. Their professional team has a very deep knowledge of Node.js and Kubernetes among many other technologies. Both consulting, developing and training sessions covered exactly what we needed, delivered on time. Experienced exceptional communication skills, flexibility and a customer-first mindset make them an awesome partner to work with."
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"testimonial": "RisingStack has provided a series of trainings targeted at enhancing our developers' skills and confidence regarding Node.js and Microservices. The training programme had a well-thought-out syllabus and was very well organized. The instructors were very experienced and knowledgeable regarding full-stack development. The workshops had a lot of real-world examples and advice which made our developers feel the usefulness of the training. Overall a high quality training that fulfilled all our objectives."
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"testimonial": "Working with RisingStack has been a great experience so far, they are group of professionals and experts in the field. The thing we liked the most is that they adapt the training to all the different levels in the room and this makes it very easy to follow the new concepts they are presenting. Advanced React training was pretty good and one thing we will highlight, is that they published the repository in case somebody would need it in the future."
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"testimonial": "When it comes to microservices and scaling a distributed system, the company we reach out to is RisingStack. Their DevOps experts could validate existing plans and make technology decisions that our team can confidently depend on. I highly recommend attending their Kubernetes and microservices trainings as well."
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"testimonial": "I have gained more appreciation for the Microservices course after reviewing the slides a few days after. To me, this means that I wasn't able to keep up with all the useful information that was provided due to the speed of the training (might be my fault). Thanks for putting together such a course and bringing it to Barcelona, it is obvious that this could only come from a group of people who have faced these challenges many times before."
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"testimonial": "At Instructure we're building Canvas, the world's leading LMS system which is used by half of the world's top 50 Universities. We engaged 4 developers from RisingStack to build a critical core functionality in our distributed system. Besides delivering high-quality code, RisingStack helped us train new staff, carried out code-reviews and made suggestions on improving our infrastructure."
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DevOps at RisingStack

DevOps is about culture not about technology and the definition is still in flux. Thus every company has its own understanding of its meaning. Starting out as a full-stack JavaScript shop, our engineers got used to handling everything themselves, including tooling, setting up CI/CD pipelines and handling the infrastructure their applications live in. But deploying a service is only one end of the life cycle, developers need to make sure we are able to discover bottlenecks, bugs, security issues and make sure the application is available all the time, which require the use of proper Service Reliability Engineering and monitoring practices. Our engineers can consult you on these questions to help you iron out fragile aspects of the system, infrastructure and deployment pipeline.

The baseline of our DevOps experience comes from the time we developed Trace, our distributed tracing and APM product, which was a highly available distributed system built on Kubernetes in Google Cloud. Of course we didn’t get it right on the first time and to get there we needed to spend substantial amount of time with research, trials and errors.

Since the sunsetting of Trace we have helped several companies incorporate the knowledge we amassed into their development workflows, deployment pipelines and infrastructure setup.


DevOps - Not only for Microservices

Trace was a distributed system, thus automation was key to handle all the Ops tasked we faced. When you have tens or thousands of services, it is impossible to take care of deployments and configuration of them one-by one. But a strong DevOps culture and the use of proper technologies and best practices is important for any system, not only Microservices. It is easy to see, that automating change management and incorporating SRE principles into any workflow can help in providing a seamless experience to one’s users.


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