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IT Svit has a deep understanding of infrastructure design and how to run the Cloud effectively.

Our DevOps team has successfully completed thousands of projects working with AWS, Google Cloud Platform and bare-metal.

We make life easier by implementing:

  • CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins/Gitlab)
  • Containers & Orchestration (Docker & Kubernetes)
  • Infrastructure cost-efficiency
  • Monitoring (Grafana + Prometheus, Cloudwatch)
  • Security (Openvpn, Pritunl, Bastion hosts)
  • Backup strategy and much more.

If you're looking for a cloud migration strategy and need freshly built infrastructure or already have one and looking for improvements - IT SVIT is here to help!

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$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2005
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
headquarters
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  • 555 Madison Ave, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10022
    United States
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    Tallin, 37 10114
    Estonia

Portfolio

DevOps services for maintenance and optimization of the enterprise-grade creator cloud Image

DevOps services for maintenance and optimization of the enterprise-grade creator cloud

One of IT Svit customers is an influencer marketing cloud for enterprise creators that offers private enterprise cloud services concentrating on the needs of digital content creation. The platform is used by Disney, Airbnb,  Amazon, Dell, Unilever, Mattel, and Ralph Lauren to drive business results based on their content and storytelling projects.

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Online meeting functionality for Hurma

Hurma System is a SaaS solution for recruitment, HR management and OKR performance that enables simple interactions between candidates, employees and recruiters/HR managers. Enabling the candidates to conduct video calls directly from the browser and storing such recordings for later use would be a very beneficial feature for all parties involved.

Kubernetes & cloud architecture consultancy for blockchain startup Image

Kubernetes & cloud architecture consultancy for blockchain startup

IT Svit was contacted by a cryptocurrency platform operating the most secure, performant, and cost-effective block production nodes for decentralized PoS protocols on behalf of institutional investors. The customer needed help with restructuring the system layout and adding new cryptocurrencies to the range of offers.

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Optimization for Kubernetes cluster running MongoDB

The customer is a UK-based cryptocurrency exchange allowing to instantly trade in various cryptocurrencies including Ethereum. The system is able to provide historical data on the prices and updates them in real-time. The customer wanted us to optimize the resource usage of the existing cluster, implement automated MongoDB backups and enable smart monitoring of the key system parameters.

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DevOps services for IT infrastructure design and development

Preterion, an end-to-end IT service management provider from Sydney, Australia, wanted us to assist with a wide range of tasks and augment their internal team with our skillset. The customer is a cloud migration service provider, but has to deal with various tasks to enable the transition to the cloud for their clients. Preterion needed to augment their team

with various skills to enable such services:
  • Linux-based DevOps software development
  • PHP-based CRM development
  • Development of a web-based app in Perl
  • Various fixes and improvements of existing cloud monitoring solutions
  • Ongoing cloud monitoring and support
  • Enabling CI/CD pipelines
  • IT Infrastructure management automation

https://itsvit.com/cases/it-infrastructure-design-and-development-for-preterion-an-it-service-management-provider/

DevOps services for HRM system development and support in production Image

DevOps services for HRM system development and support in production

IT Svit used 10 years of expertise in end-to-end software development to build Hurma System — an innovative all-in-one solution for managing HR processes, recruitment and OKR. What started as a pet project for helping internal HR workflow grew into a successful project gaining 400+ customers in two years since its release in September 2018. IT Svit DevOps team has to enable

seamless software development and infrastructure management operations in production.

https://itsvit.com/cases/devops-services-for-hrm-system-development-and-support-in-production/

Rancher to Tectonic Migration Image

Rancher to Tectonic Migration

IT Svit received a request to assist with moving an enterprise SIEM (security information event management) system from Rancher to a Kubernetes deployed at Tectonic, a commercial Kubernetes+CoreOS platform. The SIEM solution consists of multiple components — open-source Docker applications. We had to prepare pipelines for app deployment to various platforms and environments.

Migration of multiple Ruby on Rails applications to Kubernetes Image

Migration of multiple Ruby on Rails applications to Kubernetes

MICE is Germany based “Airbnb” for events and meeting venues. MICE’s technical team wasn’t happy with their then-current hosting. Platform’s traffic went up and they needed something more flexible and durable.

Besides that, they required a CI/CD pipeline to be implemented in order to enable seamless updates to multiple Ruby-on-Rails apps.

Anthems, a media portal from the USA Image

Anthems, a media portal from the USA

Anthems, a media portal from the USA, required our help with infrastructure optimization. They have a PHP app running on Google cloud and using Google SQL DB to store user content and data. The customer wanted us to audit existing infrastructure (including load-testing)  and suggest ways to ensure that the platform will be able to handle millions of users simultaneously using DevOps best-practices.

Blockchain for sea ports Image

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 Image

    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 Image

      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 Image

      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 Image

      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 Image

      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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      Cloud & IT Consulting for Wearable Tech Manufacturer

      "He performed a rigorous audit to the system's entire stack and elaborated with a thoroughly designed road map."

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

      IT Svit helped improve the cloud infrastructure of a wearable tech company's product. They streamlined the client's troubleshooting capabilities and improved the speed with which they're notified of IT issues.

      The Reviewer
       
      1-10 Employees
       
      Warsaw, Poland
      Dmitro Makhonko
      Co-Founder, Global DJ
       
      Verified
      The Review
      Feedback summary: 

      IT Svit successfully implemented a complex system where the client is immediately notified of issues that arise with their Linux server or Kubernetes cluster. Their work saves the client time and enables them to respond more quickly to problems. They maintained clear and effective communication.

      The client submitted this review online.

      BACKGROUND

      Please describe your company and your position there.

      Dmitriy, CEO @ Global-DJ Ltd. The world's first wearable MIDI, DJ, Vocal, PC, CAD, Game Controller with Sensors, Keyboard & Video Effects with Gestures for Live Show and Active Video Games - Tornado Gloves Controller were created.

      OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

      Our infrastructure architecture was varied and when something stops working, it’s hard to identify the issue and react immediately. We decided to implement the next features Zabbix-server Prometheus operator Grafana

      What were your goals for this project?

      The system should afford the following algorithms: Automatic monitoring of diverse cloud infrastructure measurable parameters like CPU usage, bandwidth usage, disk volume usage. Timely alerts if any issues occur Informative notifications with screenshots to simplify troubleshooting

      SOLUTION

      How did you select this vendor?

      Google it

      Describe the project in detail.

      We simply wanted to be better informed of the various processes within our IT infrastructure in order to be able to identify and solve the issues faster: Automatic monitoring of the infrastructure must be performed by Zabbix Timely alerts sent to Telegram Informative screenshots with the trouble description to simplify troubleshooting

      What was the team composition?

      DevOps Engineer, DevOps architect

      RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

      With installed monitoring, comprised of Zabbix, Prometheus, Grafana, we always receive alert notifications in Slack and know when something is going wrong with our Linux server or Kubernetes cluster. It permits us to respond instantly and resolve issues swift. Also it allows to save time, as we know where is the issue and could pretty well define it at once.

      How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

      Their Team lead guided me from the first touch base. He performed a rigorous audit to the system's entire stack and elaborated with a thoroughly designed road map. He was responsible for overseeing the project until completion and participated in all calls and demos.

      What did you find most impressive about this company?

      Communicating with the IT Svit team I had very clear and transparent communication, they supplied me with particular information with every next step. It was a fixed project involving many carefully arranged parts and complicated in design and planning.

      Are there any areas for improvement?

      I assume more compliant support offering, concerning part time engagement. However I understand this is not their priority this time.

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

      MongoDB & Kubernetes Dev for Copywriting SaaS

      "They promote efficient collaboration with as little management overhead as possible."

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

      IT Svit was hired to provide DevOps support for an AI-driven copywriting SaaS. They worked towards identifying lagging MongoDB queries, optimizing Kubernetes cluster performance, and automating backups.

      The Reviewer
       
      1-10 Employees
       
      Berlin, Germany
      Rodion Chernyshov
      Senior Software Developer, AI-Driven Copywriting SaaS
       
      Verified
      The Review
      Feedback summary: 

      IT Svit effectively lowered the system workload and decreased the client's expenses as a result. They also implemented automated backup and restoration capabilities. The team ensured efficient collaboration and required very little management. They're a skilled team that can deliver on time.

      The client submitted this review online.

      BACKGROUND

      Please describe your company and your position there.

      I am Rodion, Senior software developer. AI helps everyone at a company write with the same style, terminology, and brand voice.

      OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

      We were on a look up for a team of DevOps engineers to optimize Prometheus+Grafana monitoring to identify slow MongoDB queries, use this data to optimize Kubernetes cluster performance and automating backup/restore operations for MongoDB.

      What were your goals for this project?

      Optimize Prometheus + Grafana monitoring to identify slow MongoDB queries: Use this data to optimize Kubernetes cluster performance. Automating backup/restore operations for MongoDB. Enabling archiving and retrieval for historical MongoDB data. Building a staging environment that runs in parallel. Minimizing the expenses of the system operations.

      SOLUTION

      How did you select this vendor?

      Linkedin search. Plus recomendations

      Describe the project in detail.

      After IT Svit performed a rigorous audit to the inventory entire stack and negotiations with all our stack holders, they assigned a dedicated DevOps Engineer to fast track a proof of concept to demonstrate how the system should work and move from there. The first step was obviously configuring the backup and restore for MongoDB.

      Luckily, IT Svit has developed our own solution for automated MongoDB backup/restoration in AWS using Terraform and Jenkins, which worked just fine for this project. This ensured the data was safe and could be recovered in case of any contingency. The next step was to optimize the MongoDB performance.

      We suggested using the database sharding and either reupload all the data to an existing collection after MongoDB and Kubernetes cluster optimization or starting the new collection afresh. We have tested several sharding keys to match different workloads. Another solution was to use specific nodepools for specific workloads (one for monitoring, one for staging, one for prod, one for MongoDB). We have also configured limits to resource requests. This helped reduce resource usage and lower costs.

      The next step was improving the efficiency of cluster monitoring. We configured an automated deployment process using Helm charts to build and update Prometheus and Grafana operators to the latest versions and configure their interaction with AlertManager. This helped visualize the workloads and gave the customer a clear view of the system performance.

      What was the team composition?

      One full-time dedicated DevOps Engineer

      RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

      The system is running on a Kubernetes cluster with automated backup and restoration capabilities, as well as with in-depth monitoring and smart alerting. By sharding the database they helped lower the system workload and decrease the expenses. We are now working to further enhance system performance and lower its costs.

      How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

      I was leading all our goals and expectations. So I oversee the project in general and particularly. IT Svit works closely with me and our VPE and engineering teams to architect solutions that support your current needs and strategic initiatives. They promote efficient collaboration with as little management overhead as possible.

      What did you find most impressive about this company?

      Very consistent in their actions and operations.

      Are there any areas for improvement?

      This is always a challenge. I'm not sure what I can advise here.

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

      AWS Migration for IT Services Company

      "They really know what to do and they fulfilled all their promises on time."

      Quality: 
      5.0
      Schedule: 
      5.0
      Cost: 
      5.0
      Willing to refer: 
      5.0
      The Project
       
      $10,000 to $49,999
       
      Feb. 2020 - Ongoing
      Project summary: 

      IT Svit provided AWS migration for an IT services provider. The team moved the client's development and infrastructure management operations from Heroku to AWS.

      The Reviewer
       
      11-50 Employees
       
      Kharkiv, Ukraine
      Igor Khomenko
      CTO, QuickBlox
       
      Not verified
      The Review
      Feedback summary: 

      The engagement went smoothly, allowing the client to migrate to AWS overnight. IT Svit establishes a seamless workflow, ensuring effective communication and collaboration. The team is attentive, dedicated, and experienced.

      The client submitted this review online.

      BACKGROUND

      Please describe your company and your position there.

      I am Igor, CTO at an IT services provider company. We help our customers build innovative digital products by providing consulting and assistance in designing and managing the infrastructure needed for MVP development and ongoing growth.

      OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

      We needed to move our IT operations from Heroku to AWS. While Heroku is a great tool for MVP development, it lacks many features more mature cloud platforms provide, so the customers had to migrate to AWS or Google when their product took off. We decided to move to AWS altogether and provide services there from the get-go.

      What were your goals for this project?

      We wanted our technology partner to asses our existing IT ecosystem and to migrate or replicate our software development environments and testing/staging/release processes. We also had to enable in-depth monitoring and alerting for our future AWS ecosystem.

      SOLUTION

      How did you select this vendor?

      We were looking for an experienced DevOps services provider with a thorough AWS expertise and shortlisted 6 companies based on their announced technology stack, expertise, external ratings and customer reviews.

      IT Svit stood out due to being ranked as a top-performing agency on Clutch and boasting 30+ positive customer reviews there. We had technical calls with all the companies from our shortlist, and IT Svit managed to positively impress us with their expertise and attitudes, so we decided to work with them.

      Describe the project in detail.

      Heroku is a cost-efficient and user-friendly platform providing everything you need to write, debug and deploy code in Python, Java, Ruby, Scala, Go, Node.JS, etc. We were using its features like Heroku CI and Pipelines to build automated software delivery workflows for our customers — but Heroku lacks serverless computing features, Kubernetes cluster management, monitoring, Big Data analytics and other features that were often required by our customers.

      Instead of building the product on Heroku and then transferring it to AWS to enable the needed functionality, we decided to move our development and infrastructure management operations to AWS altogether. IT Svit helped us create the roadmap for this transition, configured the AWS replacements for Heroku services we used, and then IT Svit team moved our projects to AWS seamlessly.

      What was the team composition?

      We worked with 2 DevOps engineers and a Team Lead.

      RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

      The transition was done literally overnight and went smoothly. IT Svit prepared all the tutorials our team needed to pick up the pace with AWS at once. Due to configuring the AWS infrastructure and processes correctly, they ensured we spend the absolute minimum, so our services remain cost-efficient and competitive.

      How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

      We had weekly calls discussing the project progress and they provided daily reports on the tasks delivered. This helped us always stay informed without micromanaging all the aspects of the project, so we were able to concentrate on our tasks.

      What did you find most impressive about this company?

      They really know what to do and they fulfilled all their promises on time. We understand it was not the most complex of projects, yet it was very satisfying to get all tasks done on time and without issue

      Are there any areas for improvement?

      I am fully satisfied with the outcome of our partnership.

      5.0
      Overall Score A reliable technology partner with a solid technical background and a very professional team.
      • 5.0 Scheduling
        ON TIME / DEADLINES
        All the tasks were done on time or ahead of time.
      • 5.0 Cost
        Value / within estimates
        Honestly, they charge too low for the value they deliver.
      • 5.0 Quality
        Service & deliverables
        They designed and implemented a reliable and cost-efficient infrastructure, and ensured a smooth transition to it
      • 5.0 NPS
        Willing to refer
        I would definitely work with them again and recommend them.

      Big Data Analytics for Job Portal

      "They deliver on time and with quality."

      Quality: 
      5.0
      Schedule: 
      5.0
      Cost: 
      5.0
      Willing to refer: 
      5.0
      The Project
       
      $10,000 to $49,999
       
      Jan. 2020 - Ongoing
      Project summary: 

      IT Svit implemented big data analytics and processing functionality for an existing job portal.

      The Reviewer
       
      11-50 Employees
       
      Kiev, Ukraine
      Co-founder, Job Portal
       
      Verified
      The Review
      Feedback summary: 

      While the project is ongoing, stakeholders have already seen positive results. The incoming data has helped to support new features. It's been a positive partnership marked by IT Svit's proactive mindset and efficient workflow.

      The client submitted this review online.

      BACKGROUND

      Please describe your company and your position there.

      Co-Founder of a job portal. Our platform provides a wide range of features for job applicants and recruiters.

      OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

      As the scope of our operations grew and our platform gained new features, the then-existing infrastructure began to be slightly underwhelming for our purposes. We wanted to implement analytics and Big Data processing.

      What were your goals for this project?

      We wanted IT Svit to help us do the following: - Hadoop implementation - Kafka - Zookeeper - Druid

      SOLUTION

      How did you select this vendor?

      We found them as IT provider in Ukraine and were impressed with their in-depth Big Data expertise, which was further proven during technical calls with their team.

      Describe the project in detail.

      IT Svit was able to provide everything we need. They've implemented Big Data best practices and helped us to vet and collect incoming data from our job portal.

      What was the team composition?

      Big Data lead, Python engineer, DevOps engineer

      RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

      The project is still in progress but we already can see the results. We're working on new features for our platform thanks to new data streams.

      How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

      We worked with Bid Data lead Denis, who was able to understand our needs and ensure the team implements them in a timely manner. We also met face to face with a team a few times which helped to build strong relationships.

      What did you find most impressive about this company?

      They deliver on time and with quality. Also, act proactively.

      Are there any areas for improvement?

      I cannot think of any and I would definitely recommend anyone working with them.

      5.0
      Overall Score We're happy to continue our engagement
      • 5.0 Scheduling
        ON TIME / DEADLINES
        Everything was delivered in a timely manner
      • 5.0 Cost
        Value / within estimates
        The price was fair
      • 5.0 Quality
        Service & deliverables
        We're fully satisfied
      • 5.0 NPS
        Willing to refer
        Quite likely

      Development Services for Computer Software Firm

      "Their AWS and Terraform knowledge is profound, and they are able to come up with working solutions at once."

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

      IT Svit provided DevOps services for a computer software company. The team automated setup procedures, removed bugs and errors in deployment flows, and wrote scripts.

      The Reviewer
       
      11-50 Employees
       
      Austin, Texas
      Roman Pasichnik
      CEO, Fixstacks
       
      Verified
      The Review
      Feedback summary: 

      The engagement led to increased efficiency for the internal team, meeting their expectations. IT Svit possesses the necessary technical knowledge, from AWS to Terraform to Jenkins, to produce quality results. The team is experienced, hard-working, and talented.

      The client submitted this review online.

      BACKGROUND

      Please describe your company and your position there.

      I am Roman, Founder @ Fixstacks company. We are a software developer and IT services provider from Ukraine/USA.

      OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

      For Devops services

      What were your goals for this project?

      We required a team of professionals to automate setup procedure, remove bugs and errors in deployment flow, using Ansible, Terraform and AWS services such as Lambda, AWS Rekognition.

      SOLUTION

      How did you select this vendor?

      We wanted to hire a team of DevOps professionals and decided to try looking for them on LinkedIn. IT Svit profile mentioned all the tools we needed and their blog content showed they really have a decent understanding of how to deliver the results we needed.

      Describe the project in detail.

      IT Svit provided DevOps engineers and helped us do the following: Create Terraform manifests for IaaC Write Ansible scripts to automate the deployment process Create different deployment procedures for different application configurations Create developer documentation on deployment process and technical points

      What was the team composition?

      We worked with a Team Lead and 2 DevOps engineers.

      RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

      After our infrastructure began to operate based on Terraform manifests, we experienced a significant boost in the efficiency of operations, and automating the deployment helped a lot.

      How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

      Their Team Lead is very proficient with AWS, Terraform and Jenkins, he was able to grasp the core idea of the project at once and offered working solutions from the get-go. It could not have worked better. We communicated regularly in Slack, so we were always abreast of the project progress.

      What did you find most impressive about this company?

      Their AWS and Terraform knowledge is profound, and they are able to come up with working solutions at once.

      Are there any areas for improvement?

      While they were able to field a sufficient team and meet all our project goals so far, the Team Lead Konstantine is not always available as the team carries out multiple projects at once. They could definitely grow a little more.

      5.0
      Overall Score 5
      • 5.0 Scheduling
        ON TIME / DEADLINES
        Good
      • 4.5 Cost
        Value / within estimates
        reasonable
      • 5.0 Quality
        Service & deliverables
        Top tier engineers
      • 5.0 NPS
        Willing to refer
        I am doing that

      Cloud Infrastructure Optimization for Music-Tech Startup

      "Their skills are impressive and you will not waste your time with them."

      Quality: 
      5.0
      Schedule: 
      5.0
      Cost: 
      4.5
      Willing to refer: 
      5.0
      The Project
       
      Less than $10,000
       
      Oct. 2019 - Ongoing
      Project summary: 

      IT Svit provided infrastructure testing for a music-tech startup. The team looked at the client's existing Google Cloud infrastructure, load tested it, and made improvements to enable reasonable scalability.

      The Reviewer
       
      1-10 Employees
       
      San Francisco, California
      CEO, Consumer Music-Tech Startup
       
      Verified
      The Review
      Feedback summary: 

      The engagement led to an improved and more secure cloud infrastructure, exceeding the expectations of the client. IT Svit consistently communicates with the client, ensuring a smooth workflow. The team is skilled, efficient, and hard-working.

      The client submitted this review online.

      BACKGROUND

      Please describe your company and your position there.

      I am the CEO of a music-tech startup. I generally oversee all technical implementations from development to server administration.

      OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

      We hired IT Svit to inspect our existing Google Cloud infrastructure, load test it, and make improvements to enable reasonable scalability.

      What were your goals for this project?

      We wanted to get a scalable infrastructure in place to support our website and mobile apps to scale effectively without an issues as we onboard more users.

      SOLUTION

      How did you select this vendor?

      I had some mixed experiences with previous contractors and did extensive research to find some cloud specialists. I had spotted the IT Svit team months before and they seemed to fit the bill but they were fully booked. After further discussions with their team, it was clear that they were specialists and they earned my faith in their abilities. I decided to proceed when they had availability.

      Describe the project in detail.

      The IT Svit team first inspected our existing GCP setup. They created diagrams and clearly articulated the existing setup. They then performed some initial load testing to assess baseline performance. From there, they identified bottlenecks and provided some recommendations on initial steps to improve scalability and follow best practices.

      They cleaned up some existing issues with our implementation and then they explored multiple levels of caching, implemented a CDN among other things. After they made changes they conducted additional load tests. They performance was much improved and they even set up a reusable load testing infrastructure with excellent documentation so we could reuse.

      Once we were happy with the new set up, they executed some changes to improve security of the infrastructure and set up some basic monitoring and alerting capabilities.

      What was the team composition?

      There was one primary project manager and one devops engineer. In addition to them, there were also two business leads (one technical, one operations) that would check in from time to time.

      RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

      Prior to hiring IT Svit, I had wasted about 6 weeks on a team that I had hired to improve our GCP setup and scalability. IT Svit was extremely skilled, efficient and communicated extremely well (like an extension of our team with great project management tools).

      While it is hard to recall the exact numbers, the improvement in performance was remarkable and the security of the infrastructure was much improved. In general, I am a lot more at ease now with our infrastructure, because of the work of IT Svit.

      How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

      The workflow was excellent. We used Slack for daily communication and Asana for managing progress on tasks. They managed the process very well and were very diligent.

      What did you find most impressive about this company?

      It is obvious that they are experts in Cloud Computing, DevOps and Server administration. Their skills are impressive and you will not waste your time with them. In addition, they were extremely professional in their management of the tasks and the engineer that I had assigned was excellent. He was extremely skilled, nice and hard-working.

      Are there any areas for improvement?

      Due to their limited resources we had to primarily work on a full-time basis in spurts. The one thing that I would look for in the future is more flexibility to have their support on a part-time basis for a mixture of continuity and affordability.

      5.0
      Overall Score
      • 5.0 Scheduling
        ON TIME / DEADLINES
      • 4.5 Cost
        Value / within estimates
        It was a little pricier than I hoped for, but warranted for their expertise
      • 5.0 Quality
        Service & deliverables
      • 5.0 NPS
        Willing to refer

      Cloud Consulting for Financial Marketing Company

      "The company felt like a well-oiled machine."

      Quality: 
      5.0
      Schedule: 
      5.0
      Cost: 
      5.0
      Willing to refer: 
      5.0
      The Project
       
      Less than $10,000
       
      Oct. 2019 - Dec. 2020
      Project summary: 

      IT Svit provided cloud consulting for an affiliate marketing business. The team was responsible for improving the efficiency of a Kubernetes cluster hosted on Google Cloud Platform.

      The Reviewer
       
      1-10 Employees
       
      London, United Kingdom
      CEO, Financial Marketing Company
       
      Verified
      The Review
      Feedback summary: 

      The engagement improved all aspects of the cluster infrastructure whilst keeping ongoing server costs the same. IT Svit establishes an effective workflow to ensure a successful partnership. The team is transparent, organized, and dedicated.

      The client submitted this review online.

      BACKGROUND

      Please describe your company and your position there.

      I own an affiliate marketing business that operates a network of websites in the financial market.

      OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

      IT Svit were hired to help improve the efficiency and efficacy of our Kubernetes cluster hosted on Google Cloud Platform.

      What were your goals for this project?

      1. Reduce server costs
      2. Improve server infrastructure
      3. Implement cluster monitoring
      4. Documentation and education of those tasks
      SOLUTION

      How did you select this vendor?

      We reached out to a number of companies through the Upwork platform. IT Svit responded quickly and were able to demonstrate a great deal of understanding about our project and its goals. Their particular experience with Google Kubernetes Engine helped with the selection.

      Describe the project in detail.

      The project required proper allocation of resources for a dozen+ workloads in our Google Cloud Platform k8s cluster. The vendor was responsible for analysing potential allocation issues and appropriately reducing wasted resources. The vendor was also responsible for implementing monitoring services for the k8s cluster using Prometheus and the Grafana GUI. The vendor reported twice weekly to help keep us informed at all times.

      What was the team composition?

      The vendor provided a project manager, devops engineer and a senior member of the team who was very fluent in English and the technicalities of the project. All 3 members of the team joined each call where every possible question could be answered an discussed.

      RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

      The project with IT Svit improved our management of our GCP cluster to no end. With proper alerting, our team is now able to detect issues before they arise and cluster monitoring allows us effectively diagnose and resolve issues. Resource limiting was setup to ensure that each workload would not soak up memory or CPU while also alerting us if issues were detected.

      Total costs were not reduced, however, it transpired in the project that our machines were already the minimum that were viable. Instead, we were able to improve all other aspects of the cluster infrastructure whilst keeping ongoing server costs the same.

      How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

      Workflow was mostly done through Trello and web calls. It worked very effectively.

      What did you find most impressive about this company?

      The company felt like a well-oiled machine. At no point did I have any concerns that the project wasn't moving at the correct speed. I was kept informed at all times and this fact gave me reassurance that the team would deliver effectively (and they did).

      Are there any areas for improvement?

      I would have preferred to have more time devoted to education around the changes that were made and helping with my own understanding of some of the technical aspects of the work they were doing.

      5.0
      Overall Score I will be working with IT Svit again on my future projects.
      • 5.0 Scheduling
        ON TIME / DEADLINES
        Regular reviews of Trello made scheduling very effective.
      • 5.0 Cost
        Value / within estimates
        The team was very cost effective despite having 3 involved in twice weekly calls. No unexpected costs or additional hours.
      • 5.0 Quality
        Service & deliverables
        DevOps engineer understood every task in a great deal of detail. He was able to execute on this understanding to great effect.
      • 5.0 NPS
        Willing to refer

      IT Consulting for Media Platform

      "We were pleasantly surprised with their expertise."

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

      IT Svit provided IT consulting for a media platform. The team provided troubleshooting, network configuration, application maintenance, and more.

      The Reviewer
       
      51-200 Employees
       
      Los Angeles, California
      Andre Shyshenko
      DevOps Manager, Media Platform
       
      Verified
      The Review
      Feedback summary: 

      The engagement has allowed the internal team to implement new features more rapidly. IT Svit establishes a smooth workflow, understanding the needs of the clients and implementing features accordingly. The team is competent, talented, and hard-working.

      The client submitted this review online.

      BACKGROUND

      Please describe your company and your position there.

      I am Andrew, the DevOps manager of a company known for our product — a CreatorIQ media platform. This is one of the leading products of the marketing services domain, which provides SaaS solutions for enterprise business. CreatorIQ is used by industry-leading companies like Disney, CAA, Edelman and 20th Century Fox, who use our product to empower their marketing campaigns.

      OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

      IT Svit was able to provide everything we needed, from deployment, autoscaling, security, k8s maintenance to troubleshooting, monitoring, routing, network configuration, etc. We required high-skilled DevOps to maintain and improve our application and infrastructure. We were searching for the following expertise:

      • Good knowledge of Linux Good knowledge of the network configuration (routing, load-balancing, security, etc)
      • Good knowledge of CI/CD processes and hands-on experience with one or more of CI tools (Jenkins, Gitlab-CI, etc)
      • Good knowledge of Docker and hands-on experience with Swarm/ESC/EKS/K8s
      • Hands-on experience with scripting (Bash/Python/Groovy)
      • Hands-on experience with one of configuration management tools like Ansible
      • Hands-on experience with AWS cloud
      • Hands-on experience with cloud provisioning tools (CloudFormation, Terraform)
      • Hands-on experience with automation tools like Vagrant, Packer
      • Hands-on experience with monitoring tools (CloudWatch, Grafana, Prometheus)
      • Hands-on experience with logging tools (Cloudwatch, ELK)

      What were your goals for this project?

      Migrate our old infrastructure to containerized platform

      SOLUTION

      How did you select this vendor?

      One of our R&Ds is also located in Kharkiv, Ukraine, so it was quite easy to meet IT Svit in person. They showcased an impressive stack of technologies and lots of successfully completed projects, so we decided they were perfect for the job.

      Describe the project in detail.

      IT Svit was able to provide everything we needed, from deployment, autoscaling, security, k8s maintenance to troubleshooting, monitoring, routing, network configuration, etc.

      What was the team composition?

      IT Svit Team Lead was our point of contact and there were DevOps engineer in the team.

      RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

      IT Svit team has helped us update and optimize our AWS infrastructure and software delivery pipelines. We are able to implement new features twice as fast as before and have not experienced downtime even once since IT Svit is in charge of our infrastructure.

      How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

      We worked with a very competent CTO/Team Leader, who were able to understand our needs quickly and ensure the team implements them quickly and flawlessly.

      What did you find most impressive about this company?

      We were pleasantly surprised with their expertise. They excel in AWS and Terraform management, as well as deep knowledge of the rest of DevOps services.

      Are there any areas for improvement?

      I cannot think of anything, they are good.

      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

      IT Services for Travel Products Manufacturer

      "IT Svit impressed us with their proactive attitude and quick response time, even during non-working hours."

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

      IT Svit provides IT support and maintenance for a travel product manufacturer and retailer. The team investigated the client's infrastructure and set up the servers.

      The Reviewer
       
      51-200 Employees
       
      Ukraine
      CTO, Silverstream
       
      Verified
      The Review
      Feedback summary: 

      The engagement led to an improved and more stable infrastructure, which has prevented crashes. IT Svit establishes a smooth workflow and communicates effectively with the client. The team is adaptable and attentive to the needs of the client. 

      The client submitted this review online.

      BACKGROUND

      Please describe your company and your position there.

      My name is Yuriy. I'm a CTO at Silverstream company. We manufacture and sell products for traveling and tourism.

      OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

      IT Svit is responsible for support and maintenance of our servers, troubleshooting and any new implementations. We have on-premise data center along with OVH.

      What were your goals for this project?

      We needed someone to monitor and resolve any upcoming issues with our servers. As we didn't have an internal expertise to do that ourselves.

      SOLUTION

      How did you select this vendor?

      I worked with IT Svit at my previous company and had very positive experience with them. So when the question about infrastructure management came up in Silverstream, I reached out to IT Svit for help.

      Describe the project in detail.

      IT Svit investigated our current infrastructure and server set up, then came up with custom SLA and detailed plan for support. After we agreed upon terms, we connected with IT Svit software tool to keep track of tickets and reports. I'm keeping close communication with their project manager to stay updated.

      What was the team composition?

      From IT Svit's side there were System administration team lead (responsible for all the technical side), technical writer (created a technical documentation) and project manager (responsible for the communication).

      RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

      We've got much more stable infrastructure after IT Svit took over the administration. We don't have to worry about outage or any crushes. This is especially important for us during the high demand season or during promotions.

      How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

      Workflow was quite smooth. During the project I kept close communication with IT Svit's PM and received regular reports.

      What did you find most impressive about this company?

      IT Svit impressed us with their proactive attitude and quick response time, even during non-working hours.

      Are there any areas for improvement?

      I think that every company has a room for improvement in both business and technical side.

      5.0
      Overall Score I'm glad to work with IT Svit and looking forward for more interesting projects with them.
      • 5.0 Scheduling
        ON TIME / DEADLINES
        IT Svit was always meeting the deadlines.
      • 5.0 Cost
        Value / within estimates
        It's a fair price for what we've got.
      • 5.0 Quality
        Service & deliverables
        We're satisfied with the outcome.
      • 5.0 NPS
        Willing to refer
        I'm happy to recommend IT Svit to anyone who needs IT services.

      AWS Infrastructure Optimization for Roofing Company

      "They just delivered the services we needed, on time and at affordable prices."

      Quality: 
      5.0
      Schedule: 
      5.0
      Cost: 
      5.0
      Willing to refer: 
      5.0
      The Project
       
      Less than $10,000
       
      May 2019 - Ongoing
      Project summary: 

      IT Svit provided outsourced AWS development. They automated Kubernetes and Terraform software development processed. Their team also updated cloud server provisioning and monitoring. 

      The Reviewer
       
      51-200 Employees
       
      Canada
      Project Manager, Roofing Company
       
      Verified
      The Review
      Feedback summary: 

      IT Svit's efforts have been completely successful. The infrastructure has been automated and understanding of system performance has improved greatly. Their team is experienced in IT outsourcing and always had solutions to problems. They solved any potential issues proactively. 

      The client submitted this review online.

      BACKGROUND

      Please describe your company and your position there.

      I'm a project manager of a company that uses emerging tech to manufacture smart roofs.

      OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

      As our team began to grow very fast and we were able to engage in multiple projects at once, our system admins were not able to deploy all the required environments timely. We tried to use AWS features, but it was very costly because of several mistakes we made, as we lacked the appropriate experience.

      What were your goals for this project?

      We wanted to optimize our existing AWS infrastructure, automate the software development processes and use our cloud investments most cost-efficiently.

      SOLUTION

      How did you select this vendor?

      We were searching for best practices of DevOps workflow implementation and found a pretty decent description of this strategy in an article on Hackernoon, published by IT Svit CEO, Vladimir Fedak. We contacted them and they showed an in-depth understanding of the challenges we faced and offered solutions for them at once.

      Describe the project in detail.

      We needed someone to configure the AWS pipeline for CI/CD features. We needed our Terraform and Kubernetes deployments automated, as well as configuring continuous monitoring for our environments. They handled the full scope of the tasks we needed to be done. They automated the server provisioning for all of our projects and enabled us to monitor them through smart alerting using ELK stack, Prometheus & Grafana or AWS CloudWatch.

      What was the team composition?

      We worked with a System administrator and DevOps engineer.

      RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

      Our infrastructure is now managed and deployed automatically, using Terraform and Kubernetes. We have an in-depth understanding of the system performance at any time due to the smart monitoring system they designed and implemented. I would say the project was a complete success.

      How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

      IT Svit has ample experience with IT outsourcing services, and we knew it firsthand. They quickly established communication channels between our teams in Slack and on Skype, and their specialists were always in touch with us. They had many solutions ready for any issue we came across, so we were able to deal with every challenge quite efficiently.

      What did you find most impressive about this company?

      They did not promise anything supreme. They just delivered the services we needed, on time and at affordable prices. Most importantly, their experience helped them foresee most of the issues and solve them proactively, instead of dealing with the consequences.

      Are there any areas for improvement?

      I really cannot think of anything.

      5.0
      Overall Score They are skilled and competent professionals, able to deliver the expected results on time and under budget.
      • 5.0 Scheduling
        ON TIME / DEADLINES
        They did everything on time and quite often they did their part of the job ahead of schedule, so our team was never hurdled.
      • 5.0 Cost
        Value / within estimates
        Their prices are affordable even for a small-ish startup.
      • 5.0 Quality
        Service & deliverables
        They have delivered robust and resilient cloud infrastructure and processes, from code development and testing to release and monitoring.
      • 5.0 NPS
        Willing to refer
        We can definitely recommend IT Svit services to any company in need of a trustworthy DevOps contractor