DevOps & Blockchain Development Services

We are a close-knit team of fearless DevOps and Blockchain practitioners, handling projects of any complexity. We can automate anything and help you save up to 85% on your infrastructure costs.

Here's what we can help you with:

DevOps & Cloud Engineering

  • DevOps as a Service
  • Infrastructure Cost Optimization
  • Dedicated DevOps Team
  • Infrastructure Design

Custom Software Development

  • Blockchain Design and Development
  • Integration with Blockchain Ecosystem
  • Private Keys Management Solutions
  • Terraform Provider Development

Greg Solutions is a trusted provider of DevOps and Blockchain development services. We excel at cost-efficient infrastructure design and custom blockchain development.

 
$1,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2019
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L'viv, Ukraine
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

DERMPRO, Virtido, Brainbean Apps, Inventify, eSign Genie

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DERMPRO: 85% Cost Reduction

About The Client:

DERMPRO is a hosted e-commerce and marketing platform designed specifically for the aesthetics services industry.

The Challenge:

The client’s eCommerce system was based on a complex cumbersome infrastructure, which required plenty of time and resources to support. They were looking for a reliable DevOps consultant, who would help them set up a

much more efficient process. Specifically, they needed our assistance to automate some of the tedious routine operations, reduce deployment time and enhance application build and release process to make the system more resilient and transparent.

 

Goals:

1. Reduce the infrastructure maintenance cost

2. Handle the complexity of infrastructure operation.

3. Decrease application build and release time.

4. Automate routine processes.

5. Save time for troubleshooting and improve visibility.

 

Results:

1. Decreased infrastructure cost by 85%: migrated the AWS infrastructure from AWS ECS to a Kubernetes cluster provisioned by Terraform and Packer.

2. Increased build speed by 60% using an optimized CI process with Jenkins, lightweight Docker images, self-hosted Composer repository, and parallel functional tests execution.

3. Automated provision and deployment for new client shops: the provisioning of a new shop now takes 2 hours instead of a few days.

4. Improved the audit and monitoring process:

Integrated centralized logging and monitoring of AWS infrastructure, Kubernetes clusters and business metrics from the client's applications.

5. Provided automation for critical operations, such as database backups.

6. Simplified infrastructure management, provisioning and improved disaster recovery.

 

Technology stack:

AWS, Docker, Terraform, Rancher2, Kubernetes, OpenVPN, Amazon EC2, AWS Directory Service, AWS RDS, AWS CodeBuild, AWS Code Deploy, AWS CloudTrail, Jenkins, MySQL, PHP, Nginx, Apache, Grafana, Prometheus, Packer, Magento, Sphinx, Varnish, Composer, Redis, Elasticsearch, Git.


Read more
: https://greg-solutions.com/cases/dermpro

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Security-Focused Infrastructure for Inventify

About The Client:

Inventify AG is a Swiss software startup, focusing on the development of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and cloud solutions for businesses across various industries.

 

The Challenge

The client provides сloud-based software development services to businesses across industries and they needed our DevOps assistance for one of the projects. Our engineers

were expected to expand their team’s capabilities by building a platform-independent infrastructure. Since the project involved dealing with sensitive user data, a special emphasis was put on security, the client needed us to introduce role-based access and reliable data backup management procedures.

 

Goals:

1. Build a reliable infrastructure to store sensitive user data.

2. Automate the client’s CI/CD process.

3. Implement data backup management procedures.

4. Provide tools to measure code quality.

5. Automate integration and unit-tests.

6. Deploy and configure software development tools

 

Results:

1.  Built a platform-independent infrastructure using Rancher & Docker.

2.  Introduced the fully automated CI/CD process. The offers one-click deployment and streamlined disaster recovery time.

3.  Integrated role-based access using LDAP to manage access to all software development tools, like Jira, Confluence and TeamCity.

4.  Enabled code quality measurement: automate the performance of unit and integration tests, integrated SonarQube for code quality checks.

5. Ensured system stability by building advanced monitoring and centralized application logging.

6. Automated daily operations, such as backups, Docker images clean-ups and others.

7.  Configured VoIP telephony using FreePBX running in Docker as solution VoIP telephony.

 

Technology stack:

Terraform, Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Apache CloudStack, GoCD, TeamCity, Docker, Rancher, Helm, Let's Encrypt, Rocket.Chat, Elastic Stack, Grafana, Prometheus, CAdvisor, Apache Kafka, MongoDB, LDAP, OpenVPN, Nexus3 Sonatype, .NET Core, Git.

 

Read more: https://greg-solutions.com/cases/saas-startup

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Fault-Tolerant AWS & GCP Infrastructure for Virtido

About The Client:

Virtido is an entrepreneurial Swiss-based business process outsourcing and IT company. The client implements ideas and projects — from strategic concepts to technical implementation.

 

The Challenge:

Since the client operates in multiple areas, they needed our help with several projects, which required expertise in different technology stacks and a

flexible process in place. Their main task was to build multiple infrastructures from the ground up, infrastructures that would be cost-efficient and support their business objectives. In addition, Virtido needed to improve their software development lifecycle with the right tools for system administration and team communication.

 

Goals:

1. Design multiple cost-effective and stable infrastructures.

2. Increase the development speed and streamline time-to-market of new features.

3. Configure tools for software lifecycle development and team communication.

4. Implement role-based access control.

5. Provide a qualified and proactive system administration.

 

Results:

1. Set Up AWS & GCP Infrastructures:

Designed and managed a range of infrastructures based on Amazon and Google Cloud Platform.

2. Decreased Infrastructure Maintenance Expenses by 60%:

Designed and built a cost-effective Google Kubernete Engine cluster using Terraform, saving our customer about 60% of infrastructure costs compared to the existing setup.

3. Increased Development Speed:

By means of implementing a set of automated CI/CD processes using TeamCity, GoCD, GitLab CI, and BitBucket pipelines.

4. Increased Monitoring Visibility:

Implemented CI and CD pipelines with auto-deploy to development environments.

5. Simplified User Management:

By building a centralized user access management system with the help of LDAP.

6. Assisted on Multiple Occasions:

Working successfully on several projects utilizing different technology stacks and providing a flexible process.

 

Technology stack:

AWS (Amazon Web Services), GCP (Google Cloud Platform), Rancher, Amazon ECS, Amazon EC2,  Istio, Kubernetes, Docker, GKE, Terraform, Grafana, Prometheus, LDAP, Redis, Nexus, Jenkins, BitBucket Pipelines, GitLab CI,TeamCity, GoCD, MySQL, PHP, Nginx, Apache, Java, Node.js


Read more: https://greg-solutions.com/cases/aws-gcp-infrastructure

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Cloud Infrastructure Design for Brain Bean Apps: CI/CD for iOS & Android Apps

About The Client:

Brainbean Apps is a full-cycle software company with a core expertise in building full-fledged digital projects in the domains of Internet of Things, Maps & Navigation and Business Automation.

 

The Challenge:

The client was struggling with IT infrastructure maintenance and required our DevOps expertise to optimize the existing system that they

used to host their iOS and Android apps. Brain Bean Apps realized they needed to replace their hosting platform and were actively searching for more reliable and cost-efficient alternatives, looking to also streamline the time-to-market for new features and build unified delivery and deployment pipelines for their mobile app development process

 

Goals:

1. Reduce the cost of cloud services.

2. Provide a user-friendly platform for applications hosting.

3. Decrease time-to-market of the developed features.

4. Build unified pipelines for mobile applications.

5. Provide IT infrastructure maintenance and team support.

 

Results:

1. Built and supported various infrastructures

We built and supported various infrastructures on AWS, GCP, Digital Ocean and VMware ESXi.

2. Unified CI/CD processes for mobile applications:

Implemented boilerplate Jenkins files for iOS & Android mobile applications.

3. Containerized applications with Docker, built pipelines for Node.js applications and increased resource utilization

4. Decreased time-to-market of the developed features:

Implemented CI and CD pipelines with auto-deploy to development environments.

5. Built deployment pipelines:
To deliver mobile applications to GCP Firebase.

6. Provided daily DevOps support:

Troubleshooting, user access management, ensuring stability of the environments.

 

Technology stack:

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), VMware ESXi, Digital Ocean, Rancher, Amazon EC2, Amazon ECR, GCP Firebase, Docker, Jenkins, Gradle, Groovy, Fastlane, GitHub, Xamarin, Python, Node.js, RabbitMQ, iOS, Android.

 

Read more: https://greg-solutions.com/cases/bbapps

 

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AWS Cloud HSM Implementation for eSign Genie

About The Client: 

eSign Genie is a US-based HIPAA-compliant company which provides a platform for digital signatures. Embedded into the customer’s software or used independently, it allows to create documents/reusable templates, share them securely and obtain fast and secure legally binding electronic and digital signatures.

 

The Challenge: 

The customer provides a

platform for electronic legally binding signatures. To safely store private keys they needed to use a highly secure and HIPAA-compliant Hardware Secure Module (HSM) provided by Amazon (AWS CloudHSM). The deployment and configuration of the service, as well as the creation of properly secured private keys and integration of applications with HSM are not some easy tasks. Greg Solutions applied our extensive experience to support the customer every step of the way, starting from the configuration of CloudHSM till the generation of a proper CSR (certificate signing request) for the Certificate Authority (CA) and integration of the application with CloudHSM using the Client HSM daemon, HSM SDK and Java libraries and providers.  

 

Goals: 

1. Deploy and configure AWS CloudHSM clusters for multiple environments to securely store private keys. 

2. Pass the workflow of generating non-exportable private keys to retrieve a certificate from the certificate authority.

3. Enable the automation of document signatures using the Java and private keys from CloudHSM.

4. Provide comprehensive documentation and support for the client’s development team to help them migrate the system from the hardware HSM to AWS CloudHSM.

 

Results:

1. Deployed Cloud HSM clusters:

Deployed and configured highly secure AWS CloudHSM clusters in multiple AWS environments using Terraform for the initial steps. 

2. Connected Java Web API server and Cloud HSM:

Implemented a Java Web API server that interacts with CloudHSM using PKCS 12 and Cavium providers and helps to securely sign user documents.

3. Document the Cloud HSM setup and configuration:

Provided the documentation helping to deploy, configure and connect applications to the highly secure AWS CloudHSM clusters 

4. Provided maintenance & troubleshooting support:

Supported the client’s development team, assisted with the system’s configuration, debugging and troubleshooting.

 

Client's Feedback:

“Greg Solutions demonstrated deep expertise in AWS CloudHSM, private keys management and Java development. They were able to deliver a secure and reliable solution under a tight deadline and provided invaluable automation support to our in-house dev team. ” 

Mahender Bist, Founder and CEO at eSign Genie.

 

Technology stack:

AWS, Terraform, AWS CloudHSM, Amazon EC2, Amazon CloudWatch, Java, PKCS 12, bash

 

Read more: https://greg-solutions.com/cases/esign-genie

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Optimized Site Architecture for E-Commerce Provider

"Greg Solutions has always been competent and professional."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

After several failed experiences, an e-commerce solutions provider hired Greg Solutions to advise them during a migration to AWS. The team provided their expertise on DevOps and other cloud architectures. 

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Dallas, Texas
Jay O.
Managing Director & Owner, Derm Resource Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team at Greg Solutions has become a continued resource for the client. Their skilled expertise regarding technical aspects and cost benefits is noteworthy. They're collaborative, trustworthy, and dedicated. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the managing director & owner of Derm Resource Group. We build online stores in a SaaS model.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Greg Solutions?

Part of our role working with Greg Solutions was from a DevOps capacity. We were migrating our old platform from an unsophisticated environment to AWS.

Previously, we worked with three or four different services, and it seemed like with each one that there was something incomplete. Initially, we got with someone that was fairly low-level to migrate us onto AWS. But a lot of the autoscaling and from the Aurora database that we thought we interesting, were out of this person’s scope.

We found another organization that overcomplicated the environment. They use a lot of features that didn’t work with an e-commerce platform. We eventually found a US company to do the hosting. While the solution worked better, it was extremely expensive because of how it was configured.

All along the way, we’d been in consultation with Greg Solutions.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have a tech team, and we do have some modest DevOps capabilities that are very routine. We relied on Greg Solutions for their expertise with DevOps architecture. It was a collaborative effort.

What is the team composition?

We were working with the principals of the company.

How did you come to work with Greg Solutions?

They actually co-reside in the same technology complex that our developers in Ukraine reside in. We were fortunate that a relationship had already been established. Their technology, language capabilities, and work seemed to be rock solid.

How much have you invested with them?

We spend between $5,000–$10,000 each month.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them either in July or August of last year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We finally received a solution with an interesting architecture that used virtualization and state of the art technology. It got us to the cost point that we wanted to and the control we wanted. It even got us to solve problems that arose in our business. After working with three different vendors, we found a more sophisticated architecture that was in line with a long term plan.

We’ve continued to work with them as a permanent resource for advice. Greg Solutions has always been competent and professional. They came on the cutting edge of technology with AWS. They provided the right solution for performance and cost.

There are some months where we have a lot more projects or moving a lot of things or have new opportunities. It’s great to have their knowledge base to tap into. That’s a benefit to working with a firm instead of hiring internal teammates. They bring the best for customer engagements and are aware of the latest technologies. Their expertise is helpful because we receive a lot of information on how to do things right.

One of the clear ways to measure their impact is the financial benefit. When they set up our new environment, it was a lot smarter. We reduced our infrastructure costs significantly. We went from $20,000 a month to $3,000. They’ve measurably proven their value. Greg Solutions is also easy to work with, and their performance is excellent.

How did Greg Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

Our company has people based all over the world, so it’s a virtual world. If we need to do a meeting, we put a calendar event up. We use project management tools like Jira and software tools like Confluence for collaboration.

Since it’s been a year, we’ve built a trusting relationship with their team. It’s great because a lot of times, when there’s the first interaction with a vendor, the client doesn’t know their quality of work or if there are any issues. Sometimes those things need to be weened out. I’ve never had a problem with Greg Solutions. They’re on target and deliver work within the scope and time.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I like that they’re concentrated in describing what they want to do in options. At one point, we were determining whether to use Google Cloud or AWS. They gave us the cost-benefit, which they understand as a business serving hundreds of customers.

Their team is also able to provide the right technical expertise with the cost-benefit. With a previous vendor, we had issues with the architecture and its autoscaling. It caused us to lose money each month. We were losing money from customers as well, and we didn’t have a new solution.

Once customers can find a vendor skilled in technology, performance, and cost parameters, it’s the right combination. Sometimes people understand the technology, but not the cost, which is not good.

Greg Solutions is one of those firms that understand all components. They’re professional, and I see no future where I wouldn’t be working with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I couldn’t go back and critique anything. If something comes up, it gets fixed. They understand what’s going on in the architecture they designed.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

When they come in, advise and listen to the suggestions that they have so you can understand your options. Try and develop things in advance by intended cost parameters. Try things in a measurable, predictable way so that you can ensure that whatever you’re proving actually works.

We made that with Greg Solutions but didn’t with the past vendors. Greg Solutions is great at laying out their builds. If it seems like it will work, they’ll scale it out. If you don’t set up an environment like AWS up right, it could just burn money like nobody’s business. Greg Solutions definitely listen to their clients, and they deliver it in the right way.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

AWS CloudHSM Dev & Deployment for Signature Software Company

"Requirements were well articulated back to us to ensure that they understood exactly what was needed."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June 2020
Project summary: 

Greg Solutions developed and deployed AWS CloudHSM as well as built the integration. They migrated from the on-premise and installed HSM.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Cupertino, California
Mahender Bist
CEO, eSign Genie
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Greg Solutions completed the entire project within a few weeks and the product was extremely solid; it didn't need any further maintenance. They displayed a deep experience in the technology used. Having excellent project management skills, the team had great synergy and their process was thorough.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

eSign Genie is a leading digital signature software company. Position: CEO

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Greg Solutions?

Greg Solutions developed and deployed AWS Cloud HSM and helped build the integration in a record time.

What were your goals for this project?

Goal was to develop, deployed AWS Cloud HSM and integrate with eSign Genie in a compressed time frame.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Selected based on the expertise. Looking at the profile and details of the work Greg Solution had done in the past, I knew they can deliver a complex project like this.

Describe the project in detail.

Migrate from installed on-premise HSM to AWS Cloud HSM. Project was complex in nature due to the nature of the integration required along with the deployment.

What was the team composition?

Greg Solutions: 1 Technical Experts and another Technical PM Our end: Application Java Development Lead and AWS Systems Lead

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Project was complex due to AWS Cloud HSM special configuration, Certificate Authority and our application integration requirements. The whole project was completed within 3 weeks with no issues after go-live. Greg solution uncovered challenges in the first two weeks and worked day and night to resolve issues and keep the time-sensitive project on track. Great experience. Full project was delivered in 3 weeks. We retained Greg Solutions for support but didn't need as they did a tremendous work during implementation. Additionally, their documentation is solid.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Great synergy. Project was described to Greg Solutions. Requirements were well articulated back to us to ensure that they understood exactly what was needed. Daily communication over Skype helped sort access issues etc. Development, testing, deployment, documentation and support, all has been amazing.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Deep technology experience and delivering in tight timeline. We are ready to do lot more work with Greg Solutions.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None.

5.0
Overall Score Awesome team to partner with.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Delivered project in compressed timeframe.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Amazing work. Always easy to find cheaper partners but hard to match the level of Quality and Expertise that Greg Solutions provides.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Complex project delivery in record time with great quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Absolutely.

Custom Cloud Dev for SaaS & Cloud Solution Provider

“They view their jobs more as a passion than a profession, and that attitude sets them clearly apart.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Greg Solutions provides cloud infrastructure development and support to a white label services platform. Their team handles issue tracking, ticketing systems, and project management on JIRA and Confluence.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Zürich, Switzerland
Martin Polasek
CEO, inventify ag
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The solutions delivered by Greg Solutions have consistently met or exceeded client expectations, demonstrating an excellent knowledge of industry trends and best practices. Their team communicates well while also working independently to allow the client to focus on what they do best.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO of a local platform providing white label solutions to clients ranging from government to tech.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Greg Solutions?

We were looking for somebody who could help us build out the different processes involved in our platform on our cloud infrastructure.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Their work started with evaluating our cloud platform and from there expanded to setting up all of the internal services we developed. They also helped to support all of our shared services like issue tracking, ticketing systems, JIRA and Confluence and our other monitoring and backup solutions.

What was the team composition?

From there side, there were three people involved in the project, including one long-term main support person and a few individuals who helped out on particular areas of the platform.

How did you come to work with Greg Solutions?

I had worked with them to build my first company, which I sold a few years ago. After that, they built this company and it was an easy decision for me to work with them again because the first collaboration had been a great experience.

How much have you invested with them?

The total cost of their services over the years has been about $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

They started supporting us exactly a year and a half ago and are continuing to partner with us.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

One of the main reasons I brought them on in the first place was that we had used a similar setup at the last company, so I knew they would be able to deliver what I was looking for. They really leveraged the knowledge we had gained in the previous experience and executed perfectly, solving all of the problems we ran into in the process without just about a single problem.

How did Greg Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

Their team worked very independently, which really freed us to focus on the core of our business as we were growing which was a huge help. Irrespective of the timing or size of the issue or challenge we faced at any given time, they worked day and night to get a solution in place as quickly as possible.

We use a combined board with all of our infrastructure monitoring, which they have access to in order to assign tasks and manage their work. They are pretty much fully integrated into our community, so it has been very easy to stay on top of everything.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their team constantly on top of the latest technologies and approaches, which helps us to take advantage of those techniques in turn. They view their jobs more as a passion than a profession, and that attitude sets them clearly apart from vendors taking a more cookie-cutter approach to the same kinds of jobs.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The two founders and their core team are extremely strong in their capabilities, but I think there could be some room for improvement in maintaining that quality as they continue to grow and bring on new development talent.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They have built up a very efficient and effective approach to their projects, so unless you need something extremely unique built, my advice would be to follow their process for all of your work. They are the experts in the field and know what works and what doesn’t, so in all likelihood, it will be better to trust their recommendations than to try to chart your own course.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

DevOps Support for Software Company

"They work quite independently which is something I really appreciate about them."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Greg Solutions works with a software company to provide staff augmentation and project support during high-demand and to round out developer skillsets. They work in Azure and AWS primarily.

The Reviewer
 
11 - 50 Employees
 
Zurich, Switzerland
Jean-Luc Zehnder
CEO, Virtido
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The development work provided by Greg Solutions satisfied all project requirements, fulfilling customer needs and maintaining consistently high quality. While there is some room for improvement on providing solution options, their team is communicative and works well within their client's framework.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the Co-CEO of Virtido.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Greg Solutions?

We are a software company and every now and then we need external additional resources to cover peaks and some lacking areas in our in-house skillset.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Their DevOps engineers mostly work for us on Azure or AWS which are the two main platforms we work with them on. Sometimes they work directly with our clients as well, but it is always as a part of the team or project, and never standalone.

What is the team composition?

We work with two or three people from their team. I have two contacts there and some junior developers.

How did you come to work with Greg Solutions?

They used to be our own employees and then they started their own company, so I knew them quite well. We agreed to continue a sort of collaboration with each other even if they started their own company.

How much have you invested in them?

We have spent between $20,000–$50,000 USD.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2019, and it is on and off at the moment. We have a smaller project that they are working with us on. It depends on the project volume.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

They work quite independently which is something I really appreciate about them.

How did Greg Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

Project management depends on the project. Sometimes they handle it themselves, and other times they are integrated into our own project management. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They consistently do excellent work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I think they could be a bit more client-focused. They need to be flexible in how they work and what they propose as a solution. Sometimes they only propose their own solution whilst the client is expecting more options to pick from. Client centricity is a big thing. They are continuing to better in this regard.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They are good guys. No one should play games with them. They don’t need to be handled specifically and I would recommend having open and transparent conversations with them and trying to define milestones so that they know what you want delivered.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

DevOps for IT Company's Cloud Infrastructure

"Their willingness to go the extra mile was most impressive."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2019 - Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

Working with given concepts and requirements, Greg Solutions utilized AWS, Google Cloud platform, CI/CD infrastructure, and Kubernetes technology to support a DevOps and cloud infrastructure project.

The Reviewer
 
11 - 50 Employees
 
Tallinn, Estonia
Alexey Pelykh
CEO & CTO, Brainbean Apps
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team's ability to reliably deliver high-quality work allowed them to deepen their relationship with the client, consistently exceeding their expectations. Their commitment to the project's success paired with their effective communication through Jira proved to be effective.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the managing director of Brain Bean Apps.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Greg Solutions?

They provided DevOps services to maintain our cloud infrastructure.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had all the processes and requirements in place, but we needed them to implement and execute. They acted like a spare hand to us, making additional enhancements to the product outside of what we initially required. That created an added value from them. Their vast experience is complex technologies like AWS, Google Cloud platform, CI/CD infrastructure, and Kubernetes technology was all utilized in our collaboration. 

What is the team composition?

We worked with up to three people at any given time.

How did you come to work with Greg Solutions?

We were looking for a partner. They had the required experience, which was the decision-maker in choosing them. It was challenging to find a vendor that had all the experience that we needed.

How much have you invested in them?

Our monthly bill averaged around $2,000–$4,000 per month. It was approximately $20,000–$30,000 in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started with negotiations with them in the summer of 2019, and it ended in early 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Overall, we were satisfied with the work. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have been working with them for so long.

How did Greg Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

They used our corporate Jira.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their willingness to go the extra mile was most impressive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Sometimes, we lacked their immediate attention. This was understandable, though, because they're working with other clients as well. In general, the experience was above average and that is what we were looking for.  

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Explain your reasoning behind your requirements. That way, they'll have a better understanding of how they can help outside of your initial expectations

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer