DevOps, Big Data, Dedicated teams

IT Svit Company is a managed services provider with deep expertise in DevOps services, Big Data solutions, full-stack web development, QA automation and system administration. What began in 2005 as team of 5 friends had grown over 13 years into a company of 50+ talents.

SaaS platforms hire us to optimize their IT infrastructure, cut IT maintenance budgets, shorten time-to-market for their projects and scale easily to meet their business goals.

As our skill set grew and improved, we were able to conquer new horizons. We now have a proven expertise as an enterprise-grade IT solutions integrator and one of the leaders amongst the Ukrainian IT outsourcing companies, according to Clutch Leaders Matrix of 2017-2018.

We provide the following services:

- Transition to the cloud for businesses of all sizes

- DevOps-as-a-Service for infrastructure management

- Full-cycle startup services: consulting, audit, development and scaling

- Dedicated teams for software development & Big Data projects

IT Svit stands ready to help turn your ideas into successful products or optimize the existing business workflows.  

Do you want your idea to become our next successful project? Contact us !

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2005
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
headquarters
other locations
  • 555 Madison Ave, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10022
    United States

Portfolio

Blockchain for sea ports

Problem

Bureaucracy and corruption in the seaports workflows

Solution

A blockchain-based system for document validation

Results

  • Elimination of mediators

  • Faster document processing

  • Fraud-free and cheap

  • Gaining in customer's confidence

  • Faster customs procedures

  • Increased turnover

A Proof of Concept for NLG solution for retail enterprise

 

Problem

A plenty of reports that are hard to process and comprehend

 

 

Solution

We applied an NLG algorithm for rapid text composition

 

 

Results

  • Freed up the resources and working hours of 10 analytics

  • Any C-suite executive can get the information on the current company situation in 1 click

    CI/CD for out-of-the-box CMS solution - Coremedia

    Problem

    Complicated integration and customization process

     

    Solution

    We delivered a streamlined setup/configuration process for a showcase

     

    Results 

    • Our customer sold his system to 2 huge enterprise clients

    • The customer signed a long-term contract for support, which will be easy due to CI/CD process we provided

    Quokka - A fully-automated visual testing of all website pages at once

    Problem

    Heavy burden on manual QA specialists

     

    Solution

    We developed an automated testing system

     

    Results

    • 60% increase in website testing speed

    • Visual representation of website structure and bugs

    • Simple tracking of bug fixes within visual projects

    HRM system - A one-stop shop for all HR-related activities

    Problem

    The recruitment processes were manual, with lots of paperwork and overhead

     

    Solution

    We developed an integral recruiting and HR system

     

    Results

    • Improves the recruiting funnel results by 70%

    • Improves relations between HR dept and the staff

    • Saves up to 40% of time on interviews

    AWS peering - Unite the resources of multiple AWS accounts through simple Terraform manifests

    Problem

    Lack of resources on AWS accounts for certain tasks. Built-in solution is cumbersome in management and not too informative about the status of the peering connection.

     

    Solution

    We created a 1-click solution for enabling VPC peering between different AWS accounts.

     

    Results

    • Error-proof request issuing with 1 command

    • Simple management of VPC peering requests (approve, deny) with 1 mouse click in the AWS admin dashboard

    Reviews

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    AWS DevOps for Cryptocurrency Company

    “Their technical skills are amazing [... and] their communication is always prompt.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Mar 2018 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    IT Svit came onboard to assist with cryptocurrency development using Amazon Web Services. They brought core app infrastructure online and developed a hack-monitoring feature.

    The Reviewer
     
    11- 50 Employees
     
    Toulouse, France
    CTO, IT Service Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Their team is highly responsive and works efficiently. Their technical expertise is worth the investment. They’ve taken a complex project from very early stages to a market-ready product

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the CTO of a cryptocurrency company whose primary clientele are brokerages. We’re currently building a bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange service. We also support additional wallets for mobile devices and offer a blockchain explorer service.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with IT Svit?

    We wanted help with our cryptocurrency development.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We built everything using Amazon Web Services (AWS), primarily through communities, but we also used Terraform to deploy our main resources on AWS. They host our core infrastructure and we have continuous integration and deployment linked into different repositories that we use to build the app. The whole process has been challenging, but they converted our specs into a first iteration, which we’re using for product development. At this point, we’re almost ready to release the final product.

    One critical feature of the app is its ability to monitor the system to prevent hacking. We use a lot of technologies that conform to the syscalls issued by the application. We also have a lot of network segregation between different parts of the app to ensure that wallets are not accessing it directly—they have to pass through a proxy before authentication.

    What is the team composition?

    Their CEO is our main point of contact.

    How did you come to work with IT Svit?

    Our company is small and needed to scale up in order to undertake this project. I didn’t want to hire developers in-country because it’s too expensive, so I interviewed a number of agencies and freelancers. IT Svit asked the best questions and provided good feedback and documentation. They also offered a price that I could afford.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent about $27,000 USD.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in March 2018 and the work is ongoing. It began as part-time and went full-time in July 2018.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    It would’ve been difficult to develop this product ourselves since it’s so complicated. They have the technical expertise to quickly understand what we need and they provide good options when I don’t give them specific instruction on where to go next.

    How did IT Svit perform from a project management standpoint?

    Their CEO works nearly full-time on this project with us, and we touch base every day via Slack or GitHub. We also have conference calls once a month so I can share feedback from our side of the process. Their whole operation runs very efficiently and we haven’t had any issues.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Their technical skills are amazing. They’re responsive when we have any issues, even if it’s in the evening, which isn’t something I expected from freelancers. On top of that, their communication is always prompt.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    None that I can think of.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Have a clear objective before starting the project and provide clear expectations. They’ll be able to offer better insights into the project that way.

    5.0
    Overall Score The project went quite well.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They meet deadlines and fix problems right away, even on the weekends.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They’re on the low end compared to offers I’ve received from competitors.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      They’re highly technical and communicate well. Things go smoothly.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I don’t generally acknowledge that we use freelancers, but I’d likely recommend them.

    Blockchain & Shopify Dev for Application Developer

    "They executed the project according to our specifications and produced quality code."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Oct. 2017 - June 2018
    Project summary: 

    IT Svit served as a blockchain development partner for multiple Shopify projects. The team worked on application architecture and design implementation.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Minsk, Belarus
    Co-Founder, Application Developer
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The functional solutions had a stable code. The team was responsive, but could have been better organized at different stages of the partnership. Nonetheless, they met deadlines in a cost-effective manner. IT Svit is an ideal long-term partner for small-to-medium projects.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I am the co-founder of an app development company. We develop e-commerce software and build SaaS products.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with IT Svit?

    We hired IT Svit to provide development services.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They worked on several projects including a blockchain loyalty solution for the Shopify market. We provided specifications and initial designs. Both teams met to discuss the application architecture and design implementation. More recently, they helped with applications that we connected to a Shopify store’s marketing side.

    What is the team composition?

    We worked with 6–7 people.

    How did you come to work with IT Svit?

    We found them via Upwork.

    How much have you invested in them?

    We have invested between $10,000–$50,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in October 2017 and the project ended in June 2018.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    IT Svit delivered a fully-functional solution. They executed the project according to our specifications and produced quality code. We used external QA testing and that team didn’t find any significant issues.

    How did IT Svit perform from a project management standpoint?

    The team was transparent. I led the project from all side and never encountered any issues. My team spoke with them daily. I interacted with IT Svit 1–2 times per week.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They were responsive and addressed any questions we had.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    They could’ve been more organized during development and QA. The team did not cover all the processes we required.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    IT Svit provided quality results at a reasonable price. We are still working with them because we’re satisfied with their services. The team is well-suited for small or mid-sized projects; I’m not sure about larger projects.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      Even when we had to change the scope slightly, they still met the deadlines.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They have lower rates.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I have already recommended them to another company.

    ELK Stack Custom Software Dev for Risk Management Company

    "IT Svit provides more resources and greater attention to detail than other vendors we’ve contracted."

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    June 2018 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    IT Svit is an engineering and software development partner. The team executes projects using the ELK Stack and AWS cloud hosting.

    The Reviewer
     
    51-200 Employees
     
    Mandeville, Louisiana
    Ryan Wischkaemper
    Software Engineering Manager, PEC Safety
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The team is knowledgeable and iterates quickly. They capably managed early technical challenges and now provide consistent service. IT Svit leads each project with regular meetings and strategic resource allocation.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m software engineering manager for PEC Safety.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with IT Svit?

    We hired IT Svit to provide engineering services on a short-term contract.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We held initial planning meetings to discuss our expectations for the engagement. During this stage, IT Svit made several recommendations. Currently, the team does custom software development with ELK Stack, Elasticsearch, Kibana, and Logstash in AWS. They also use Rancher Orchestration and Docker Orchestration.

    What is the team composition?

    We work with about three resources including the product manager, a lead developer, and 1–2 other developers.

    How did you come to work with IT Svit?

    We found them on Upwork.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent between $5,000–$10,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in June 2018 and the partnership is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Up until two months ago, IT Svit worked under constrained conditions because we had security implications with our AWS infrastructure. Those concerns limited their capacity to work, and we appreciated their persistence during those challenges. Now, IT Svit has a greater capacity to deliver; they've picked up the pace on their deliverables. They’re doing a great job on that end.

    How did IT Svit perform from a project management standpoint?

    Overall, I’m happy their allocation of resources. Each week, we have at least three 30-minute video calls and several sync meetings; the latter is with the lead developer. The product manager stays in touch and keeps the project on track.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    IT Svit provides more resources and greater attention to detail than other vendors we’ve contracted. Likewise, the team iterates quickly.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    No, we’re happy with the engagement.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Although clients should evaluate several different options, IT Svit’s ELK Stack expertise distinguished the team from other prospective vendors. I did preliminary research for the interviews; the team clearly knew what they were talking about.

    5.0
    Overall Score We’re happy with their work.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      The team is well-priced.
    • 4.5 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      They do excellent work.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Cloud Architecture Dev For Bioscience Company

    "The system administration component was strong, but the final result didn’t come together."

    Quality: 
    3.0
    Schedule: 
    2.5
    Cost: 
    2.5
    Willing to refer: 
    2.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Apr. - Sep. 2018
    Project summary: 

    IT Svit was asked to develop a big data processing solution on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The team suggested Jenkins for prototyping before transferring the pipeline to GCP.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Berlin, Germany
    Artyom Pugachev
    CEO, ProteiQ Biosciences GmbH
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Both prototype and GCP implementation were unusable to process multiple files. IT Svit did not provide a reasonable and immediate fix after issues arose during testing. They had strong sales skills, but limited expertise in GCP and high prices did not create value.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the CEO and founder of ProteiQ Biosciences GmbH. We process large amounts of proteomics data.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with IT Svit?

    We wanted to create a scalable cloud solution for big data processing and offer that as a service to third parties. We hired IT Svit to architect a scalable infrastructure on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We met with IT Svit to discuss our ideas behind the project. The team looked at our software and ran it on their computer to experience the processing pipeline. A month later, we developed a roadmap. Since IT Svit thought the software was too complicated, they proposed to create a cloud-based prototype using Jenkins Pipeline.

    What is the team dynamic?

    We worked with a team lead and 2–3 developers. Different managers onboarded throughout the engagement.

    How did you come to work with IT Svit?

    I posted a job listing on Upwork that targeted agencies with GCP experience. I then interviewed the technical leads from each company we considered. We chose IT Svit based on the team’s experience and their performance in the interview.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We spent approximately $33,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with them from March–September 2018.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    How did your relationship with IT Svit evolve?

    The implementation started in April 2018. But I later noticed that the team had been adding new features we didn’t need. I sat down with them again in May to define the features we needed for a working and scalable solution. At the end of June, I asked them to just build what we defined without adding anything new.

    IT Svit completed the first prototyping milestone in about a month and a half on Jenkins. We tested it and moved to implementation on GCP based on IT Svit's suggested architecture. We then did the first test in August of the GCP implementation. Unfortunately, IT Svit’s deliverables did not match our expectations. The solution crashed when we attempted to process more than one file in a project. When we aired our frustration, the team stated that we had never communicated the target picture to them, which prevented their ability to scale the solution. The team then gave us two options—stop the project or pay a fee to remedy the problem.

    That interaction led me to arrange a discussion between the technical lead and CEO. That exchange did not yield immediate results. As a workaround, our team bought a different server for our laboratory and migrated our workflow on to that. I then assigned our in-house team to complete the GCP project.

    The in-house team could remedy coding mistakes and make the solution work on a few files, however, the architecture proposed was not suitable for our task. We discussed the solution with Google Cloud engineers who confirmed that it could never work. We are now rebuilding everything from scratch with a different vendor.

    What problems arose and what did IT Svit do to address them?

    The internal team reviewed IT Svit’s work and determined that a misunderstanding occurred around GCP. They identified several basic mistakes that hindered the infrastructure’s scalability.

    IT Svit spent too much time on prototyping, but they completely lacked an understanding of GCP. Ultimately, even the prototype on Jenkins proved to be unhelpful.

    Describe the impact this engagement has had on your business.

    The Jenkins Pipeline implementation took 600 hours when the team’s initial estimate was 60 hours. Furthermore, transferring to GCP and prototyping was a disaster, likely as a result of from IT Svit’s unfamiliarity with GCP. Although this engagement hasn’t hindered our relationship with customers, it did keep us from performing faster. But our significant amount of internal activity made it difficult to pinpoint IT Svit’s overall impact.

    How was project management handled?

    Our project scope was clear and stable, but IT Svit didn’t create value for the cost. Their daily updates stopped abruptly. Similarly, the team had to redo documentation on three occasions. Our team interacted with account managers as needed. We also communicated via email and biweekly calls with the technical team.

    Is there anything that the vendor did well or that you would consider a strength?

    The team had strong sales, marketing, and communication skills. Although IT Svit needed extra time, they did a good job with the Jenkins Pipeline implementation. That component was basic system administration work, but they executed it well.

    In what specific areas can they improve?

    IT Svit needed to be more transparent about their GCP competency and abilities to handle complex projects.

    What advice do you have for clients with similar needs to yours?

    Give them clear instructions in writing and monitor their work closely.

    3.0
    Overall Score The communication wasn’t bad, but there was no value.
    • 2.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They never committed to specific deadlines. The team billed hours and gave excuses.
    • 2.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      We paid near our upper price limit because they offered a team lead and architecting services. However, we expected more for the amount of money.
    • 3.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      The system administration component was strong, but that's about it.
    • 2.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I’m not likely to refer them.

    Company response

    “I’m a big fan of people who speak negatively about me in public, and I’m most afraid of those who do it in secret”—Jay Baer.

    We received 16 reviews during 2 years of our presence at Clutch.co. 
    It’s the first ever review where the client hasn’t given us 5-stars, however, it may be the most valuable. 

    So let’s describe the situation:

    * The client had a complete control over the extended team and decided how to organize the resources while planning ahead by regular calls.
    * Every 2 weeks, we survey all clients in our internal feedback system. Artyom always rated us with top grades.
    * Artyom suddenly terminated the assignment and began to demand things that were not included in the initial scope of work.
    * After that, he stopped the contract, violating the agreement and not paying the bill.

    In our opinion, only one point in this feedback reflects the essence of all claims:
    “What advice do you have for clients with similar needs to yours?
    Give them clear instructions in writing and monitor their work closely.”

    The client acted as the project manager and project lead. Being a distributed team, we weren't informed about his business goals and could not meet his expectations becuase of that.

    We wish ProteiQ Biosciences to become a successful, unique company with a valuable mission. And IT Svit is always ready to help and achieve the clear and defined results.

    Cryptocurrency System Dev for Passive Yield Company

    “They have a unique skillset and deliver quality products very quickly.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    May 2018 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    IT Svit develops a cryptocurrency system for a passive yield company. Using Kubernetes, Prometheus, the AWS stack, and other technology, the system offers support to institutional investors.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    New York, New York
    Founder & CEO, Investment Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Within a very short timeline, IT Svit delivered an MVP from scratch that generates revenue and continues to grow. They are communicative, stay ahead of any backlog, and react to variable priorities.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I'm the founder and CEO of a staking company. We provide staking services in cryptocurrencies on behalf of institutional investors. Essentially, we provide an interest rate for the investors we serve.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with IT Svit?

    We wanted to build a system in Kubernetes that had a high degree of automation and flexibility.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We outlined the architecture we wanted to build and they helped us think through implementation strategies. They quickly built an MVP solution and made a series of recommendations regarding software and strategies to accomplish our goals.

    We use Kubernetes, Prometheus, the AWS stack, and several other tools. With a broad range of capabilities, they’ve also written shell scripts and Python scripts for us. The finished product isn’t quite a web application, but more of a behind-the-scenes technology service.

    What is the team composition?

    We have an account manager, an architecture lead, and a developer.

    How did you come to work with IT Svit?

    We found them on Upwork. We interviewed a number of consultants who were familiar with Kubernetes and other orchestration systems. They stood out for their level of competence and a skillset that matched our needs.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent around $50,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in May 2018. The project is ongoing and I anticipate a continued relationship.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We developed a system that generates revenue. We went from nothing to a fully functional, highly available production and staging environment that uses a lot of different technologies. It currently supports four different cryptocurrency chains and we hope to move up to ten by the end of the year. We’ve had a smooth process, in spite of a fast timeline.

    How did IT Svit perform from a project management standpoint?

    They work very well. They stay on top of our backlog and understand how to react to changing priorities. We use GitHub to keep track of key tasks and have a daily standup each morning on Slack. They start work ahead of us, so we actively communicate throughout the first part of our day and the end of theirs.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They have a unique skillset and deliver quality products very quickly.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    I can’t think of anything they should improve or do differently.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Anyone looking for a good partner should hire them.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      They reliably deliver high-quality products.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Frontend Development for Casino Software

    "Their prices are too low for the work and effort they put forth."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Apr. - July 2018
    Project summary: 

    IT Svit provided frontend development for a React-based casino live game application with features for tracking and calculating scores. They also gave helpful suggestions that improved the product.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Sweden
    Per-Håkan Westman
    CTO, Codeta
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The score-keeping feature they implemented has boosted the number of new and returning users. Their advice throughout the engagement and outstanding attention to details led to high-quality and timely results.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I’m the CTO of Codeta, an online live casino operator.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire IT Svit?

    We wanted to develop a leading live casino experience.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We had a list of demands and questions for vendors and contacted seven different outsourcing companies in Ukraine. IT Svit lived up to our requirements regarding availability, time to deliver, and company size, among other criteria.

    Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

    IT Svit provided developers for our React/Firebase project, focusing mainly on the frontend portion of the application. They built features for gathering player data and calculating their Skill Score, as well as a function that retrieved information from external sources, storage, calculations, and more. They also suggested and implemented improvements to the system. The project expanded and cloud-based SQL was added along with Google BigQuery.

    What was the team composition?

    The project team consisted of two developers for the first stage and a third developer added at a later stage.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

    Skill Score is a prominent feature in the casino industry, and its implementation resulted in a rise in new users as well as returning reactivated users.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    The project was, in agreement with It Svit, mainly handled by ourselves. However, their team would give us preventive advice when necessary to avoid potential issues.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    IT Svit handled changing circumstances well. They're also very attentive to their clients.

    Are there any areas where they can improve?

    Their service was flawless. I have no complaints in terms of the way they handled the scope of the project.

    5.0
    Overall Score They’re great people and a great organization.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They were flawless in this regard.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Their prices are too low for the work and effort they put forth.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      Their attention to details is remarkable.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I would never hesitate to recommend IT Svit.

    Backend Dev for Tokyo-based Mobile Dating App

    "Working with them is smooth, and as a CEO, that's the best outcome."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Dec. 2017 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    IT Svit took previous app infrastructure and used it to fully build and currently maintain backend development. Svit provides feedback, recommendations, and specialized expertise.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Tokyo
    Shoin Wolfe
    CEO, Global Creations K.K.
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The transition to Svit's engineers was seemless, thanks to detailed and effective communication, even despite both language and cultural barriers. Svit's staff consists of notably specialized and talented workers.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I am the CEO of Hatch, a dating app based in Japan.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire IT Svit?

    We needed someone to build and maintain our app’s backend. We don’t have any in-house engineers, so we were looking to outsource.

    What were your goals for this project?

    Our goals were to build the backend quickly and efficiently while also soliciting feedback on both how to scale properly and on what dev-ops changes could be made.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    After interviewing and running tests with a few teams and people, IT Svit seemed like the best fit for us.

    Describe the project in detail.

    Once we selected them, we had a meeting via Skype to talk about the project. After that, their backend engineer spent a month working with the previous project engineers to learn how the infrastructure worked.

    What was the team composition?

    We primarily worked with one project manager and one backend engineer and occasionally received dev-ops support.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    From the beginning, IT Svit was comfortable with the position of being a remote-CTO for our projects. They’re also comprised of many talented workers, so that when we need specialized expertise (like dev-ops for Amazon web services), they had people readily available.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    After the previous project engineers left, the transition to IT Svit’s engineer was seamless. Considering we have a language and cultural barrier and only talk via Slack, we communicate exceptionally well. The engineer and project manager both write in detail.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    I honestly don't have any complaints about them, and that's what's most impressive. Working with them is smooth, and as a CEO, that's the best outcome.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    The engineers respond quickly, but the project manager could respond more quickly. Overall, it's really a non-issue.

    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 DevOps Support for Single Page Web App

    “I really appreciated their willingness, attentiveness, and the availability they made for us.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    4.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Nov. 2017 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    IT Svit provided support during the development and launch of a web application. Their backend support and the infrastructure they created, primarily with AWS, allowed the final product to run efficiently.

    The Reviewer
     
    51-200 Employees
     
    London, United Kingdom
    IT Manager, Event Service Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    IT Svit’s impeccable time-management and communication meant the final product launched successfully and without bugs. The practices they implemented have improved the security of the application.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I'm the IT Manager for an event services company that serves individuals and B2B.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with IT Svit?

    We required assistance from people who were qualified and skilled in infrastructure, support, and management to help us bridge the gap from our old system to our new platform.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We were developing a single page web application, and though they weren't involved in product development, IT Svit provided support throughout our launch process. In addition to monitoring use to find faults and providing backend support, they also created the infrastructure that allowed us to have our product perform as efficiently as it did. They set up servers primarily with AWS, but Docker as well.

    What is the team composition?

    I usually worked with one developer, but team members would occasionally contribute when additional help was needed.

    How did you come to work with IT Svit?

    I found them through Upwork, where I laid out our budget and project requirements. They had the skillset we needed and were able to work within our price range.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We've spent just under $50,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We've been working with them since November 2017.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We were struggling with site stability and with maintaining security. IT Svit’s work to implement best practices and tools has given us the site stability we now have.

    How did IT Svit perform from a project management standpoint?

    I have no complaints—we communicate daily and their overall project management is excellent.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    I really appreciated their willingness, attentiveness, and the availability they made for us.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They've never missed a deadline.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They're a great value.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      They delivered exactly what we needed.
    • 4.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      They may not be the company for everyone, but I would still highly recommend them.

    Custom Laravel Website Design & Dev for Crypto Company

    “They go the extra mile to ensure that we’re happy with our deliverables.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    After establishing the infrastructure, IT Svit has developed a website that allows users to buy and sell cryptocurrency using a virtual wallet. Users can also deposit money using their local bank card.

    The Reviewer
     
    11- 50 Employees
     
    Asia
    CTO, Financial Service Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Backed by a wide network of experts, IT Svit is well-equipped to handle many different projects. The team draws from their past experience to offer critical insight into technical challenges. While they aren’t fluent in English, their strong communication skills help mitigate any misunderstanding.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the CTO of a company that’s developing a cryptocurrency exchange. We allow customers to buy and sell cryptocurrency using the local fiat currency.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with IT Svit?

    We needed qualified resources to design and develop our web platform.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    In the beginning, we contacted them to set up the site’s initial infrastructure since they had a DevOps team. Once they finished the project, we asked them to help us develop the site. They’ve been working with us since, and we’re preparing to launch the product by the end of this month.

    Our platform allows users to make fiat deposits into their virtual wallets to buy different cryptocurrencies. Certain users can also deposit money using a local bank card gateway called Knet. If the investment makes money, the user can sell the cryptocurrency at the current market price. Any money gained will be deposited back into the user’s virtual wallets. They can then transfer that money into their personal bank accounts.

    What is the team composition?

    During the onboarding process, we gave them a description of what we needed from the team along with each person’s responsibilities. From this, they assigned four dedicated team members. We've also periodically hired a fixed-project resource for infrastructure work, though that person comes and goes depending on our needs.

    How did you come to work with IT Svit?

    We originally found them on Upwork after posting a job for DevOps and infrastructure work. They sent us a message, and we talked to them to see what kind of skills they had. Since the initial project, we've used them for other development services.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent $10,000 so far.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    Their work began in March 2018 and is ongoing. We expect to complete the site in June 2018.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    IT Svit is a talented team, and they consistently provide high-quality work. At times, they’ve even exceeded our expectations. Beyond their strong coding skills, I want to highlight their English proficiency. Because we can’t speak Russian nor Ukrainian, we need a common language to communicate smoothly. We appreciate that all of their developers speak decent English.

    How did IT Svit perform from a project management standpoint?

    They’ve performed well so far. We typically communicate on a daily basis. However, we’ve had some issues communicating during the past six weeks. They had some ideas that they couldn’t quite put into words, and when they did, we needed extra clarification. After they explained further, we would give them our feedback for discussion. This was a lengthy process, and we were approaching a tight deadline. As a result, I decided to fly out to them to ease communication. I’ve been here for almost three weeks, and the progress is going much faster. We don’t have to take as many steps to get our message across, which helps save time.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Aside from their excellent communication, I appreciate their professionalism and punctuality. We also have access to their vast pool of knowledge and resources. I’ve enjoyed working with every individual on their team, from the programmers to the account manager. Their administration even facilitated my trip here. They go the extra mile to ensure that we’re happy with our deliverables.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    Although IT Svit’s team has a decent level of English, it could be more beneficial to hire people who are fluent. We can easily converse with them, now, but better language skills will always mean better communication.

    Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

    Don’t bother going to another vendor because IT Svit is highly capable. Their team is full of talented people who’ve worked with various types of projects. As such, they’re able to offer suggestions on how to improve the project while also avoiding unnecessary obstacles. If a client has a project, chances are that IT Svit has already worked on something similar.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They haven’t missed a deadline. If there were delays, they were due to reasonable circumstances.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      As a business, we’ll always want a lower cost. But IT Svit’s quality justifies the price.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      They’ve provided excellent service, and their deliverables were always on time.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I have no complaints.

    Blockchain Development for Management Company

    “IT Svit has an impressive method of handling the overarching aspects of our project like security.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Jan. 2018 - Mar. 2018
    Project summary: 

    IT Svit provided programming and development support centered around blockchain to support a fixed-income brokerage firm that lacked internal IT resources. The team created tokens and ERC20 smart contracts.

    The Reviewer
    Business Development, Management Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Unlike competitor vendors who take the scope at face value, IT Svit supports every facet of development from a comprehensive, holistic perspective. Close collaboration and frequent updates streamline the workflow. Comprehensive ongoing support includes intuitive add-ons to enhance the deliverable. 

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I work in business development for a fixed-income brokerage firm. 

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with IT Svit?

    We needed an experienced team's support with our blockchain development efforts.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    IT Svit created tokens and ERC20 smart contracts. The team managed and conducted all our web development and back office implementation. They completed our project in March 2018 and still support us with tweaks, updates, and changes.

    What is the team composition?

    Mike (Sales Manager/ICO/Blockchain Consultant, IT SVIT) is my main point of contact.

    How did you come to work with IT Svit?

    I searched online for companies in Israel and abroad who could complete our project efficiently. After interviewing several companies, we started working with IT Svit., based on our visit to their office in Ukraine and they are a professional team.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent over $10,000 on their services.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in January 2018, and our engagement is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Everything was delivered to my satisfaction. I’m someone who likes perfection, and they met my very high standards.

    How did IT Svit perform from a project management standpoint?

    Most of our communication occurred via Skype. We send over all the materials they need via the project manager they assigned us. Our teams worked together on a weekly basis, and they provide frequent updates.

    For more in-depth technical work, we got in touch with the programmers directly. We held two meetings in Ukraine to go over all our work in detail and to get to know them personally. 

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    IT Svit has an impressive method of handling the overarching aspects of our project like security. They provide things I wouldn't even know to ask for. For instance, if I need specific development work done, they made sure to use secure servers even if I didn’t specify that request.

    The team completes all the background work as appropriate. When you ask most vendors for X thing, they won’t provide the intuitive Y and Z aspects. IT Svit understands all our needs and realizes that most clients aren’t fully aware of all the necessary components of a development project. They take care to fill in the blanks.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    They could always improve their timing. We didn’t push the team too hard, however, because we weren’t on a tight schedule and didn’t set a concrete delivery deadline. Our entire project went very well

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