Passionate about technology
We are always on the lookout for new technology or approaches that will deliver real value for our clients. However we combine that with an element of healthy skepticism from years of operating in complex organisations. We know that adopting the latest and greatest trend technology can easily become a hindrance if the broader organisational context and technology landscape hasn’t been considered. So while we love tech, we value real results more. If you’re looking at initiatives in areas such as Cloud, DevOps, Continuous Delivery, NoSQL or Containers, and want to ensure you achieve the business outcomes you want to happen, OpenCredo can help.
Engaged with the technology community
OpenCredo continually strive to be leaders within the domain of software development technology, and we recognise that engaging with the larger IT community is a key part of this. Our consultants regularly blog, present at local events and international conferences, and run public training courses. We also work closely alongside our clients to share learnings from successful joint projects, and have published several white-papers and other publications. OpenCredo are founders of several meetup groups, including the London Mesos UG, the London HashiCorp User Group and Software Circus London.
Delivering value to our clients
OpenCredo work with a range of clients, from large well-established blue chip organisations to small disruptive startups. We help organisations solve complex challenges, whether it is implementing a new high velocity digital platform, modernising a highly complex legacy application environment, designing and deploying the most effective big data solution, or Platform as a Service. Whilst we deliver, we also share our proven way of working with you; leaving you with the most modern, efficient working practices that will benefit your people and business long after we have gone.
“In this 4 day weekend we take 6% of our annual turnover and have 6x our average peak traffic; OpenCredo worked with us to completely overhaul our infrastructure including a complete migration to a container based solution running on AWS... This could not have gone smoother!”Read the case study
“We are more streamlined and faster – and we catch problems sooner. We can deal with problems immediately, which is crucial as the longer we leave a problem the more costly it becomes to fix.”Read the case study
“WooRank reduced its infrastructure from more than 100 servers to 15 servers. This has increased efficiency and resulted in savings of up to 45% on server costs.”Read the case study
“Having OpenCredo’s consultants shadow-working in our office was a very effective way of upskilling our team. It would have been hard to implement these kind of changes if we had tried to achieve this over the phone.”Read the case study
As a company that values team building and making positive changes, we have decided to start raising money for a local UK charity, Regenerate and international charity, Red Cross through our team building activities. Going “back to the trenches” for Regenerate was our first! Read more
Cassandra is a great distributed datastore for high-volume transactional systems, however it is challenging to use it for certain type of queries or data analytics. Adopting Spark alongside Cassandra however results in an extremely powerful data platform. This is an introduction into what these technologies together are capable of. Read more
This post is part of a series which introduces key concepts in successful test automation. Each post contains sample code using the test-automation-quickstart project, a sample Java test automation framework available from Github. Read more
In this article, I argue that programmable infrastructure is similar to software, and needs testing too. I describe some of the unique challenges the industry faces in adopting infrastructure testing: both cultural and technical. I end by pointing out where we can go from here: we need to talk about it more, identify best practice, and improve our tooling. Read more
Google has recently made its internal Spanner database available to the wider public, as a hosted solution on Google Cloud. This is a distributed relational/transactional database used inside for various Google projects (including F1, the advertising backend), promising high throughput, low latency and 99.999% availability. As such it is an interesting alternative to many open source or other hosted solutions. This blog takes a closer look in to Google Cloud Spanner. Read more