Professional Services and Training

Benefit from our experience working with a wide range of use cases for cloud-native technology all over the world. We help design, build, and operate robust, cost-efficient, and scalable services – on-premise, in the cloud, or in hybrid environments. We guide you along the Kubernetes learning curve and help realize your optimal cloud-native infrastructure.

Cloud Native Transformations

Do you want help with the journey towards modern container-based infrastructure?

Architecting your software stack towards the new container-driven ecosystem is a journey. Finding the best fit among all the open source projects and proprietary alternatives as well as for IaaS providers takes experience. 

We help you achieve cloud native velocity and ensure that your applications can run in the cloud(s) according to best practices.

We excel in design of modern microservice architectures and love working with vendor neutral solutions from the cloud native computing landscape in the following areas:

  • Microservice architecture
  • CI/CD
  • Kubernetes
  • Observability
  • Service meshes
  • Networking and policy enforcement
  • Database and storage
  • Container registry and runtime
  • Container security

DevOps as a Service

Elastisys can act as your complete DevOps department or boost your existing one, bringing highly qualified expertise with experience from solving similar kind of challenges as you have from engagements all over the world. This way we speed up the velocity of your team and free more people to focus on what you do best – developing your application.

We have a flexible approach and can enhance your team on a T&M basis ranging from part time engagements to large teams.

On a typical engagement:

  • We help out with daily DevOps tasks like setting up CI/CD pipelines, provisioning new environments (onprem, AWS, Google Cloud, Azure etc), automating tasks using Terraform/Ansible, configuring IAM roles etc
  • We help clear the backlog in development initiatives, proactively suggesting best practices and ways forward based on our collective experience
  • Communication is constant through daily standups and Slack, Teams or phone

One time efforts

€950, 1 day

We review your infrastructure based on our extensive experience security hardening Kubernetes clusters and surrounding open source projects.

Based on architectural documents, a joint review meeting (either on-site or remotely) and potential source code access we review the following:

  • Infrastructure architecture
  • Container repository
  • Base image choices
  • PodSecurityPolicies
  • Network policies
  • Role based access control
  • CI/CD

Output is a complete report together with suggestions for improvements.

€4900, 5 days

We help translate regulatory requirements such as PCI-DSS, ISO-27001, GDPR, SOC-2, banking licences requirements and similar into a security hardened configuration for your cloud-native infrastructure. 

Based on our experience helping regulated organisations make the transition to Kubernetes and container based development we detail the technical roadmap for complying with your specific regulations. Depending on your status and challenges we also implement PoCs based on your requirements.

Output is a technical implementation roadmap and PoC implementations for the specific areas where you want extra guidance.

€4900, 5 days

We harden your existing cloud-native infrastructure based on best practices. This includes configuration as well installation of new features based on your requirements.

  • OPA
  • Falco
  • PodSecurityPolicies
  • Network policies
  • Role based access control
  • Audit trails
  • Automated vulnerability scanning

Output is a cloud-native infrastructure platform secured according to best practices, tailored to your needs and often compliant with whatever regulations you might have.

T&M basis

We help bring your cloud-native vision into reality, using best of breed open source projects or our own solutions. We like working face to face but as a lot of our customers are international we are also really good at driving remote teams.

CLOUD NATIVE TRAINING

Do you want to level up your team?

We help your team up-to-speed with foundational concepts and best practices around modern application development. We train in a hands-on fashion and love to delve into DevOps, GitOps, DevSecOps, containerization, Docker, Kubernetes, hosted Kubernetes solutions (e.g., Azure Kubernetes Service, AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service, Google Kubernetes Engine), security, compliance and cloud native architectures. 

Our training combines curriculum from the Cloud Native Foundation — in particular Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) and Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) — with experience gathered from working in diverse customer projects.

We can tailor our training to your own needs, and have experience presenting from CxO to developer level. No matter if you barely heard about containers or are already using Kubernetes in production we empower your teams to take maximum benefits of the new, modern approach to running IT workloads.

Our trainings

€1900, 2 days

Workshop series in two parts for organizations thinking about embarking on the cloud native journey.

1 – The business case for containerization and cloud native technology.

Separating the hype from what drives value in the cloud-native ecosystem. Covering the benefits of cloud-native technology, what’s in it for you, the low hanging fruits and how others in similar situations are approaching this transformation.

2 – Hands-on workshop

Delving into your specific challenges and detailing potential ways forward based on your teams specific circumstances.

€1500, 1 day

An online course providing all you need to know to start use containers and Docker. The course gives a deep understanding of the use case for containers and how to use Docker to build, deploy and operate container based workloads.

€1500, 1 day

An eight-hour online course giving you a deep understanding of best practice for production grade Kubernetes use-cases. We cover fundamental concepts such as etcd, the Kubernetes control plane, workers and clients.

€1500, 1 day

An online course that accelerates your understanding of the possibilities that comes with Prometheus and provides practical instruction on how to utilize Prometheus in the best way on Kubernetes.

€2990, 4 days

An online course, built on the Linux Foundations Kubernetes Administration (LFS458) curriculum, that teaches you how to build and administer a Kubernetes cluster in production, using cloud-native tooling. The LFS458 is an good preparation for taking the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam.

€2990, 3 days

An online course, built on the Linux Foundations Kubernetes for App Developers (LFD459) curriculum, that teaches you how to containerize, host, deploy, and configure an application in a multi-node Kubernetes cluster in a production environment. The LFD459 is a good preparation for taking the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam.