Project Corgi

Project Corgi

Enhanced control over the railways.

About

This Sysdogs client wishes to remain anonymous. Some parts of this document, including the name, were appropriately adjusted to honor this request.
The customer provides SaaS solution based on the Internet Of Things and artificial intelligence, aimed towards improving the key aspects of rail transportation systems operation. Their product gathers insights about the current state of the rail infrastructure, provides predictions that improve efficiency, overall rail network availability, and allow to optimally schedule maintenance for key infrastructure elements.

Amazon Web Services

AWS was chosen, due to customer demand, their team expertise, solution stability and ease of scaling into different regions. FIPS compliance was also a factor.

Regions of operation

Timeline

Previous infrastructure was prepared and maintained manually, with almost no Infrastructure As Code in place. The only parts that were maintained as code, were automated using a deprecated tool.
How we started?

Our work has started from the analysis of the current and future needs of this customer as well as the business risks, and understanding the scaling model imagined by the business, alongside the form and purpose of the infrastructure. We have also identified the critical points, that should be provided with additional security and care.

Assessment of the current infrastructure, thorough and detailed analysis of currently deployed services.

Component audit, selecting the services that should be reconstructed first.

Implementation of proof-of-concept environment based on Kubernetes.

Implementation of tailored monitoring for this Kubernetes-based environment.

Design and implementation of the entire "flow" - the base environment, application environment, and monitoring environment, prepared for scaling and replication.

Problems we encountered

The infrastructure we have encountered at the beginning, needed a solid clean-up. Various aspects of the procedures and processes were not declared, or declared improperly. Another problem that we have stumbled upon, was that the business decisions were not definitely closed yet - the business needed our assistance in assessment of risk, costs, and selecting the best scaling methodology.

Success! What's happening now?

The Collaboration has been completed. We have finished the tasks and handed over all activities to the client.

Special Focus

IoT at this scale is heavily granulated, therefore the workload was substantial. Management of IoT device fleets at this scale requires accurate planning. The devices also have to communicate securely, safely, with encryption in place.

Recommendations

"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 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

"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.

"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

"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?

We understand the risks, aim to truly understand how does the business work, and which scaling model would be the best fit. Our approach, instead of implementing generic, catch-all tools because it is convenient for us, focuses on finding or creating a tailored solution, that provides the best results and the mentioned convenience for the customer. Additionally, we were already very thoroughly acquainted with high availability, reliability and SLA-imposed environments, and the process of their construction.

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