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Platform engineering

Simplify operations with internal developer platforms. Enable your application engineers to deploy and manage software easily.

Solve problems at scale with platform engineering

Let your application teams focus on core business goals while our experts improve efficiency and reduce cognitive load.

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Centralize infrastructure and drive adoption of standard architectures

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Facilitate full compliance in a dynamic security and regulatory environment

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Reduce time to production by eliminating developer friction points

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Control costs, encourage code reuse, and replace multiple 'do-it-yourself' solutions

Let our expertise guide you

At VirtusLab we focus on strong partnership and delivering a bespoke platform with excellence.

Strategy

  • Platform engineering discovery and assessment
  • Infrastructure standardization needs and implementation requirements
  • Organizational governance and compliance requirements
  • Platform engineering measurement for success

Implementation

  • Internal developer platform proof of concept
  • End-to-end delivery: company-wide platform design, development, and deployment
  • Internal developer portal design, implementation, and managed adoption
  • Modernization or consolidation of existing platforms

Support

  • Transition from IT services to platform engineering
  • Developer community building
  • Starting your inner source initiatives
  • Managed service: ongoing support to make sure your IDP stays relevant
  • Incident management 24/7

Partnership makes the difference

Careful planning helps us meet your business needs without compromise. We focus on doing the groundwork and then delivering at a high level of quality. Progress reporting is fully transparent and deliverables are outcome-driven.

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Time-bound partnerships help you avoid open-ended commitments

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Upskill your teams with knowledge gained from projects over many years

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Ensure long-term sustainability even after our collaboration ends

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Prioritize the best technology and remove legacy quickly and cleanly

The platform development journey

Platform engineering discovery

We work with you to better understand your operating model and existing technology landscape and to identify friction points in your software development lifecycle.


Outcome: A comprehensive preliminary analysis document alongside a commercial proposal for platform engineering services.

Platform prototype

We assemble an engineering team to design the platform prototype and deliver initial capabilities that allow you to validate key concepts within your organization.


Outcome: A working platform prototype ready for adoption by a small number of engineering teams. Technical documentation with solution architecture, key design considerations, and technology choices that suit your organization.
Timeframe: Up to six months

Design for platform sustainability

We focus on addressing all functional and non-functional requirements in order to scale the platform.


Outcome: A production-ready platform that scales across the enterprise. Together with support, lifecycle management, and security processes.

Supporting seamless migration efforts

We act as a dedicated enabling team to help your teams overcome obstacles and facilitate the migration flow.


Outcome: Platform adopted by multiple engineering teams across your organization.

Ongoing sustainable operations

We focus on release management, observability, cost optimization, and continuous improvement efforts. We establish quality as a service measures such as SLO/SLI/SLA, and keep the platform up to date and secure.


Outcome: Established operational processes with 24/7 incident management. You decide whether to hand over the platform to internal IT operations or purchase a managed service from VirtusLab.

Meet the experts

  • Bartek Antoniak

    Bartek Antoniak

    Head of Cloud Engineering
  • Ewa Pociej

    Ewa Pociej

    Technical Program Manager

FAQ Platform engineering expertise

What can I expect from your platform engineering experts?

We work in stages within a fixed-time engagement. Within our process, these stages include the following:

  1. Creating a low-investment platform engineering PoC to validate key concepts explored in the discovery process. At most 3-6 months.
  2. Building your company-wide and fully functional platform and taking care of adoption and operations aspects.
  3. Setting up a framework for measuring platform engineering to define a strategic mission and vision with KPIs and/or OKR.
  4. Modernizing or consolidating existing platforms to address legacy issues, and help with migrating and merging other platforms.
  5. Enabling an internal developer portal to scale existing knowledge and leadership by providing visibility and self-service through web interfaces and custom development tools.
  6. Building a developer community by sharing knowledge and creating a dedicated space for engineers to exchange ideas and help each other.

Launching inner source initiatives to focus on an infrastructure baseline for other teams, while empowering the organization to contribute, collaborate, and reuse code.

What if my company isn't sufficiently mature for platform engineering yet?

No worries. There are other ways that we can help, including:

  • Request a platform engineering discovery workshop to see in detail where you are on this journey, available at a fixed price.
  • Guidance on building an internal open source initiative to facilitate code reuse and drive standardization across the stack.
  • Help with modernizing service management aspects and improving levels of automation.
Can I tackle platform engineering on my own?

Of course you can. We just offer a shorter learning curve and additional knowledge you may need to get started on your platform development journey. We have years of product development experience across the entire software development lifecycle.

 

  1. We help you make convoluted systems simple in secure and reliable ways.
  2. We support your organization with multi-disciplinary expertise ranging from software design, development and infrastructure engineering to release management, compliance and disaster recovery.
  3. In addition to the technology challenges, we incorporate business challenges into the process and open up new opportunities for your organization.
How do you ensure high availability and reliability of applications?

We ensure high availability and reliability by simplifying operations and enabling application engineers to deploy and manage software easily. On top of that, we also tackle scalability challenges, centralized infrastructure, ensure compliance, streamline processes, and provide guidance through all stages of development.

What level of involvement do you expect from our organization's leadership and technical teams?

We engage in time-bound partnerships and exchange information to better understand your needs during the discovery phase. This approach ensures mutual familiarity with your technology and business while sharing our expertise in platform engineering. 

 

Additionally, the involvement of your technical teams is crucial throughout the implementation process, as their expertise helps shape the platform's architecture and ensures alignment with existing systems.

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