We are experts in a variety of technologies

We know open source solutions like the back of our palm. And with our broad range of expertise, we excel at customer projects. 

System Engineering

Every cutting-edge IT solution comprises a set of different technological tools. When the demands become more complex, it takes a broad range of expertise to be able to optimally combine all the components. With projects like this, our experience and our knowledge make the difference that helps you reach your goal quickly.

We specialise in solutions in the open source environment, particularly in the following areas:

  • Basic infrastructure
  • Web servers
  • Database servers
  • File servers
  • DNS servers
  • Mail servers
  • High availability
  • Scaling

For more information on our services related to these tools, see Services > Operations > System Engineering.

Varnish

Varnish

DRBD

DRBD

Apache

Apache

nginx

nginx

Pacemaker

Pacemaker

MariaDB

MariaDB

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL

DevOps, Automation, CI

Our DevOps team strives for solutions which are reproducible and therefore testable and auditable. Using the latest config management and orchestration tools, processes can be implemented which are reproducible, making them less prone to errors. Thus, we commission database clusters with Ansible Playbooks, to avoid configuration errors, automatically set up entire servers to company standards or patch the web server config throughout the company to increase security.

In development, there is also great potential for automation. One of the areas we're focusing on the most is the possibilities offered by GitLab with respect to continuous integration (CI). From checking in new code to automatic testing with unit, integration and acceptance test and the generation of documentation, all the way to creating a new installation package for the user, the entire process chain can be automated with open source tools. As a result, quality is permanently improved, manual processes disappear and productivity is increased.

For more information on our services related to these tools, see Services > Development > Software Development.

Ansible

Ansible

SaltStack

SaltStack

GitLab

GitLab

Foreman

Foreman

Development

Innovation reveals its full potential only when IT projects are accompanied by a capable development team. Open source technologies provide such a team with versatile possibilities and tailored solutions for implementing and optimising business processes.

In this context, Python and JavaScript are our preferred tools. First and foremost, we use these two languages to develop tailored applications to simplify our customers' lives. We concentrate on complex and low-level applications (e.g. central firewall management solutions, interface connections or migration tools), as well as individual web applications in order to display business processes.

In many cases, we utilise open source database systems like MariaDB or PostgreSQL, being experts not only in the use of such environments but also in their optimisation and scaling.

In conjunction with container deployments, we show off the full extent of our capabilities. Docker, OpenShift and Deis are our preferred solutions in this category.

For more information on our services related to these tools, see Services > Development > Software Development

Python

Python

Django

Django

Ember.JS

Ember.JS

MariaDB/MySQL

MariaDB/MySQL

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL

Kubernetes

Kubernetes

Docker

Docker

HTML5

HTML5

CSS 3

CSS 3

GitLab CI

GitLab CI

OpenShift

OpenShift

Deis

Deis

Identity & Access Management

Central user and rights management is an major cornerstone in every IT landscape. Scalable and interoperable solutions are the key to networking heterogeneous environments in which it is possible to precisely define, who is permitted to log into a service and which rights this user should then have.

Combined with open two-factor solutions, we create secure and centrally managed IAM environments, in which security is not accident.

For more information on our services related to these tools, see Services > Operations > Systems Engineering.

OpenLDAP

OpenLDAP

Samba

Samba

Vault

Vault

Yubico

Yubico

UCS

UCS

SDx, Software Defined Everything

We think that it should no longer be necessary to have device-specific expertise in order to tag a VLAN on a switch port, for instance, or to commission a volume on a SAN. IT components should have an API which can be operated with config management solutions in order to automate these kinds of tasks.

OpenStack impressively demonstrates what becomes possible when computing network and storage resources can be controlled through APIs. For now, far from all devices can be configured this way, and the vendor lock-in of proprietary switches, SAN storage, routers, etc. is hampering innovation, agility and flexibility.

Based on open IaaS solutions, PaaS platforms on which the potential of open source components can be realised in full, even at the higher levels, are particularly of interest.

Through the widespread use of open software defined solutions, open source will continue to set the tone in infrastructure.

For more information on our services related to these tools, see Services > Operations > Systems Engineering.

Ceph

Ceph

GlusterFS

GlusterFS

OpenStack

OpenStack

OpenShift

OpenShift

Deis

Deis

Questions about our technological tools and how they are applied? Contact us today!