Nextbike Poland

Nextbike Poland

Solutions for metropolitan cyclists all around the country.

About

Another Sysdogs client is Nextbike Poland, which operates self-service urban bike sharing systems in many Polish cities. The project is very interesting, as it is seasonal - this requirement means that the infrastructure should be mothballed after the season, and resumed when it starts again, to keep the costs low when the services aren not in use. Additionally, the guarantee of application availability, no matter the circumstances, is also very important.

Amazon Web Services

We have been given free choice regarding the cloud provider, and AWS was our cloud of choice.

Regions of operation

Timeline

When we first met this Client, their applications were deployed across various infrastructures, and were not centralized nor optimized.

How we started?

The Client contacted us, asking for help in migrating their code scattered around multiple service providers, and setting up their own cloud-based infrastructure.

Challenges we faced?

Keeping high availability of many sites dedicated to selected cities.

Launching the gathered code to the cloud, with focus especially on the fields of safety and reliability, Continuous Integration implementation.

Coordinating the communication with multiple third-party service providers, to gather source code, knowledge and the current state of each deployed application.

Keeping about 40 fully independent WordPress-based landing-pages belonging to the Client secure, cost-efficient, performant, and highly available after migration.

Control Points

• The first meeting
• Staying in touch with the Project Manager and the Engineering team on Slack

Problems we encountered

Each city generates its own reports regarding the bikes' usage - during the report generation process, due to their massive size, applications and sites could face additional load issues.

Success! What's happening now?

The cooperation goes on - we're still providing the client with a range of our Operation services. What should be emphasized is that we are not another resource reseller - the built infrastructure belongs to the Client, and he does have full budget and supervisory control over it. We are currently working on the v2 version of the applications stack based on microservices, assisting with the development issues, sharing knowledge and experience accordingly to technical and business needs.

Special Focus

The seasonality of the services is quite unusual. Thanks to our understanding of the intricacies of such business, and experience with dynamic infrastructure scaling, we were able to work out a perfect solution.

Recommendations

"Professionalism, partnership and high-quality. We can surely say, Sysdogs is one of the most experienced companies in Poland, when speaking about security, contenerization and Kubernetes. They are deeply integrated in development process, understand the business needs and really automate all the things. Anything in DevOps and DevSecOps areas - only sysdogs!"

- Maciej Gastol

Chief Executive Officer, Going. Sp. z o.o.

"At every moment of our cooperation, our wishes and expectations were met and exceeded by the Sysdogs team. Thanks to their knowledge in the creation of our new cloud infrastructure, we have created a foundation for scalable and secure network applications. A pro-customer approach at every stage of implementation makes cooperation with Sysdogs a real pleasure."

- Tymoteusz Wisniowski

Manager, ROLV Group Sp. z o.o.

"Sysdogs has reduced the delivery time of the applications and has delivered high-quality infrastructures. The team creates solutions that are tailored for the business needs and requirements. Overall, their vast experience in DevOps ensures a successful ongoing partnership."

- Maciej Kurek

Chief Technology Officer, Library X

"sysdogs is not just an another software company which claims to do DevOps. They are a team of enthusiasts with many years of experience in the field of System Administration, Infrastructure, Network and Security that loves what they do. They are real professionals, act as a real partner who is ready to advise and is not afraid of pointing your mistakes. If you have any needs in DevOps area - they should be your first choice!"

- Karol Wiszowaty

Chief Operating Officer, Inspeerity

"Thanks to Sysdogs engagement, the production environment can expect to process four petabytes of data growing by 200-500 GB a day with consistency and productivity. The team has established multiple communication tools to provide progress updates. Their optimal solutions are impressive."

- Maciej Lach

Chief Technology Officer, big xyt

Why Sydogs was a perfect fit?

Thanks to our vast experience, we were able to adequately address all the business requirements of this Client. Constant, direct contact enabled us to freely and dynamically exchange information, while the expertise and knowledge of the engineers dedicated to this project allowed us to resolve even the most complex issues, and perfectly meet the Client's present and future needs.

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