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Build, Run and Manage Your Apps in the Cloud for Supply Chain / Logistics / Transportation

Logistic companies seek agile and secure ways of service delivery to win a tough competition on the market. Cloud-native technologies enable supply chain organizations to avoid mundane deployment tasks through automation, so that companies can focus on more business-critical goals and customer support. In addition, organizations can optimize idle resources, cut costs, ensure security, as well as add transparency to the supply-chain process and overall system performance with real-time monitoring and timely alerts.

Let’s reimagine the Supply Chain/Logistics/Transportation business together!

Build, Run and Manage Your Apps in the Cloud for Supply Chain / Logistics / Transportation
19
Years in development
50+
Global 2000 organizations
as customers
600+
Satisfied customers
5
Offices globally

Customer story

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A distributor of electrical, communication, and data networking products turned to Altoros, an experienced and Kubernetes-certified service provider, to automate deployment, autoscale resources, ensure stability, and gain transparency.

Brief results of the collaboration:

  • Together with the customer, engineers at Altoros evaluated the existing architecture, outlined a strategy for migrating to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), as well as provided a roadmap for other improvements.
  • By adopting AKS, the company ensured automation, transparency, and stability, as well as fixed security issues.
  • Thanks to automated CI/CD pipelines, the customer reduced the effort required in day-to-day operations, enabling engineers to focus on creating new features and delivering better technical support to users.
  • With autoscaling, the customer reduced idle resources by 40%, saving thousands of dollars per month.
  • Using alerts, dashboards, and logging, the company can now monitor user activity in real time and identify the system’s issues as soon as they arise.
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A global provider of logistics services turned to Altoros to achieve cargo traceability at each step of the supply chain process.

Brief results of the collaboration:

  • The company minimized transportation delays and saved millions of dollars for its customers by digitizing supply chain workflows and enabling traceability with Microsoft Azure.
  • By developing a solution to streamline supply chain operations end-to-end, the customer got an additional revenue channel.
  • As a white-label solution, the delivered system can be customized to the needs of supply chain processes across any industry.

Customer story

Benefits of Kubernetes in Supply Chain/Logistics/Transportation

Kubernetes progressively rolls out changes to your application or its configuration, while monitoring application health to ensure it doesn't kill all your instances at the same time. If something goes wrong, Kubernetes will rollback the change for you. Take advantage of a growing ecosystem of deployment solutions.

No need to modify your application to use an unfamiliar service discovery mechanism. Kubernetes gives Pods their own IP addresses and a single DNS name for a set of Pods, and can load-balance across them.

Routing of service traffic based upon cluster topology.

Automatically mount the storage system of your choice, whether from local storage, a public cloud provider such as GCP or AWS, or a network storage system such as NFS, iSCSI, Gluster, Ceph, Cinder, or Flocker.

Deploy and update secrets and application configuration without rebuilding your image and without exposing secrets in your stack configuration.

Automatically places containers based on their resource requirements and other constraints, while not sacrificing availability. Mix critical and best-effort workloads in order to drive up utilization and save even more resources.

In addition to services, Kubernetes can manage your batch and CI workloads, replacing containers that fail, if desired.

Allocation of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses to Pods and Services

Scale your application up and down with a simple command, with a UI, or automatically based on CPU usage.

Restarts containers that fail, replaces and reschedules containers when nodes die, kills containers that don't respond to your user-defined health check, and doesn't advertise them to clients until they are ready to serve.

Benefits we bring as a Kubernetes services provider for Supply Chain/Logistics/Transportation

Altoros will help your company to skyrocket by bringing along:

Altoros will help your company to skyrocket by bringing along:

  • A strategic plan to overcome bottlenecks and successfully build a future path
  • A finely tuned and highly available Kubernetes deployment
  • An application portfolio flawlessly running in a cloud environment
  • Reduced infrastructure costs by 40%
  • An improved cross-team collaboration
  • Quick onboarding of your engineers with Altoros training

Let us help you to implement Kubernetes for Supply Chain/Logistics/Transportation

Smart companies like yours are keeping their competitive edge and staying nimble by moving to the cloud. However, many find the journey to Kubernetes services difficult.

Too many choices

Too many choices

With more than 700 vendors and products, it's easy to pick ones that don't fit your needs.

Fear or failure

Fear or failure

Uncertainty about next steps can lead to inertia - and declining market share.

Tech turnover

Tech turnover

Working with yesterday's technology drives away top IT talent.

Enable scalable and secure processes with the top-notch container orchestrator

Today, businesses aim to build a stable cloud environment to ensure better service delivery and increase their customers’ loyalty.

Our world-class tech team helps you to develop a Kubernetes adoption strategy to gain significant profit. By providing proper knowledge sharing, as well as a necessary pool of resources, we deliver fully managed solutions to help you handle mission-critical apps on top of Kubernetes.

We turn your business goals into value with our Kubernetes expertise approved by 50+ Global 2000 organizations.

Advisory services
Implementation and enablement
Day-2 operations
Application modernization and development
Training
Increase your profit and productivity with a cost efficient container orchestration platform.

Supply Chain/Logistics/Transportation-oriented Kubernetes Special Offers

KUBERNETES BEST PRACTICES

KUBERNETES BEST PRACTICES

Our Kubernetes best practices are at your service:

  • Advantageous patterns
  • Network and file system optimization
  • Cluster security, logging, and health checks setups
  • Container images verification and environments setups
  • Helm charts, CI/CD, etc.

Deliverables: you will get a detailed description of all the possible options for improvement of your current architecture.

KUBERNETES MONITORING: KEEP OUT KUBERNETES BOTTLENECKS

KUBERNETES MONITORING: KEEP OUT KUBERNETES BOTTLENECKS

  • Reviewing your Kubernetes installation
  • Providing you with a document listing all the bottlenecks identified
  • Delivering detailed recommendations to improve your production environment

Deliverables: you will get a comprehensive description of all the bottlenecks found across your Kubernetes installation along with recommendations on how to address the issues.

KUBERNETES SECURITY AUDIT

KUBERNETES SECURITY AUDIT

Altoros provides security audits of the existing Kubernetes installations to ensure:

  • Kubernetes security meets the needs of your organization
  • Images and containers are free of vulnerabilities
  • Overall security complies with government, business, and industry-specific standards

Deliverables: you will get a detailed description of the vulnerabilities detected across your Kubernetes installation along with the strategies to address the issues.

KUBERNETES BENCHMARKING: PLATFORM PERFORMANCE TESTING

KUBERNETES BENCHMARKING: PLATFORM PERFORMANCE TESTING

Altoros benchmarking services include:

  • Building a proof of concept (PoC) based on open-source app samples
  • Testing the PoC on different Kubernetes distributions (Google Cloud Platform, Pivotal Container Service, Amazon EKS, Amazon ECS, Azure Kubernetes Service, OpenShift, etc.)
  • Ensure compliance with custom test requirements (ease of use, performance, custom tests, etc.)

Deliverables: you will get a PoC along with the benchmark to make a smart decision which Kubernetes distribution and the underlying IaaS fits your needs better.

KUBERNETES COST ANALYSIS

KUBERNETES COST ANALYSIS

We are ready to help you choose the optimal IaaS and Kubernetes distribution matching your budget.

  • Estimating the cost of your infrastructure
  • Taking in account large workloads
  • Getting the best of your budget

Deliverables: you will get recommendations on the optimal Kubernetes distribution and IaaS to fit your budget along with suggestions on optimization of your Kubernetes expenses.

Fully managed Kubernetes solutions

Engineers at Altoros will develop a production-level Kubernetes enablement roadmap to accelerate the adoption of the most advanced container orchestration tool at the moment.

  • Assessment and strategy planning
  • Kubernetes enablement
  • Application containerization and migration
  • Support
  • Training
  • Evaluating current workflows and workloads
  • Developing a strategy and improvement guidelines to eliminate flows in both a development life cycle and a technology stack
  • Train your team to upgrade their skills, thus speeding up the onboarding
  • Solution design in compliance with your needs
  • Infrastructure planning and provisioning
  • Kubernetes architecture design and enablement
  • CI/CD pipelines setup to ensure dynamic management of each solution component
  • Implementation of logging and monitoring solutions
  • Security provisioning
  • Backup strategies
  • Legacy applications refactoring to enable them in a cloud-native environment, making sure they comply with the 12-factor app principles
  • Transforming your application architecture by converting it to microservices
  • Applications encapsulation into containers
  • Implementing the strategy of migrating containerized applications to Kubernetes
  • Monitoring solution implementation to detect and resolve possible issues before they affect the business
  • Integration of custom-fit backup/recovery solutions
  • Support subscription plans based on a “ticket-response” system tuned to your requirements
  • A 3-day Fundamentals hands-on training, covering essential skills required for Kubernetes deployment and daily operations
  • A 4-day Deep Dive hands-on training, covering advanced Kubernetes deployment techniques and operation tasks for managing Kubernetes clusters
  • Assessment and strategy planning

    • Evaluating current workflows and workloads
    • Developing a strategy and improvement guidelines to eliminate flows in both a development life cycle and a technology stack
    • Train your team to upgrade their skills, thus speeding up the onboarding
  • Kubernetes enablement

    • Solution design in compliance with your needs
    • Infrastructure planning and provisioning
    • Kubernetes architecture design and enablement
    • CI/CD pipelines setup to ensure dynamic management of each solution component
    • Implementation of logging and monitoring solutions
    • Security provisioning
    • Backup strategies
  • Application containerization and migration

    • Legacy applications refactoring to enable them in a cloud-native environment, making sure they comply with the 12-factor app principles
    • Transforming your application architecture by converting it to microservices
    • Applications encapsulation into containers
    • Implementing the strategy of migrating containerized applications to Kubernetes
  • Support

    • Monitoring solution implementation to detect and resolve possible issues before they affect the business
    • Integration of custom-fit backup/recovery solutions
    • Support subscription plans based on a “ticket-response” system tuned to your requirements
  • Training

    • A 3-day Fundamentals hands-on training, covering essential skills required for Kubernetes deployment and daily operations
    • A 4-day Deep Dive hands-on training, covering advanced Kubernetes deployment techniques and operation tasks for managing Kubernetes clusters
Accelerate the adoption of the most advanced container orchestration tool today!

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Ryan Meharg

Ryan Meharg

Cloud Solutions Architect

bryan.m@altoros.com650 265-2266

4900 Hopyard Rd. Suite 100 Pleasanton, CA 94588