Increasingly, commerce is now being conducted online. As a result, business enterprises are becoming acutely aware of the impact of IT infrastructure performance on their operations and revenue. Avekshaa has the unique skills, patented methodologies and experience to partner with clients to provide the performance driven perspective for all stages of IT platform development.
Development P-A-S-S™ Assurance – You have a vision for a differentiated product that will allow to take on the competition and propel your business. However, your biggest doubt is – Will the system have P-A-S-S™ issues once it goes live? We will help you answer these questions so that you can take bold business decisions without worrying about the systems scalability.
The Avekshaa Development P-A-S-S™ Assurance methodology along with the P-A-S-S™ platform helps in building a system that is designed for high P-A-S-S™ levels. We align various activities with the development cycle and take away the risks that are induced in every stage. For instance, we carry out design review activities to weed out P-A-S-S™ issues that get injected during the Design. Our automated code review tool sets plug into your build cycle and identify the P-A-S-S™ issues during the build process. Our pioneering COM-P-A-S-S tool is used for predicting P-A-S-S™ problems much earlier in the development cycle through software execution models.
You get a very high ROI in this model since the cost of fixing defects in Production is almost 10-100X the cost of fixing issues in Development cycle. This solution helps in building early confidence and assures a pleasant go-live experience.
Managed P-A-S-S™ Assurance - As your business grows the IT systems in Production also undergo a continuous change in terms of CR’s, Volume growth, Workload changes etc. Such changes can quickly degrade P-A-S-S™ levels and ultimately lead to poor customer experience.
Our Managed P-A-S-S™ assurance offering helps improve the predictability of IT systems and applications, avoid surprises and ensure that portfolio of applications and IT systems are highly optimized. We enable you to focus on your core business, while we take ownership for first preventing, and then resolving P-A-S-S™ issues and enhancing the performance, availability, security and scalability of the portfolio of applications and IT systems.
We capture the baseline P-A-S-S™ levels and define quarterly performance improvement plans so that the system is progressively improved. We focus on chronic P-A-S-S™ issues and resolve them in a time bound manner using our P- A-S-S™ platform and optimization methodologies. A continuous focus on workload and system performance levels ensures that you are never caught off-guard and the solutions can be pre-empted rather than initiated after the P-A-S-S™ levels are compromised. Our Swift Analysis team helps in swiftly analysing and addressing any issues that are reported in production systems. The speed of analysis is accelerated by our P-A-S-S™ platform which covers analysis of the entire technology stack. We also cover periodic analysis of the architectural changes and the infrastructure reviews that could potentially impact P-A-S-S™ levels. Our experience suggests that P-A-S-S™ levels are at risk every time a Change Request is introduced in the system. Our CR Gating solutions cover performance analysis of the critical Change Requests and ensure that modifications to the system do not impact P-A-S-S™ levels. And while these activities are being executed our Knowledge Portal captures all the issues and solutions so that anti-patterns can be identified and fixed across the enterprise.
This the ultimate model for Proactive mitigation of IT related Business Risks. In simple terms, this means that you do not ever have to worry if your IT Systems will constrain your business growth. We can customize the model to suit your system needs.
Migration P-A-S-S™ Assurance- We pro-actively prevent and resolve P-A-S-S™ issues and take away the business risk when you migrate to the target system.
Our Migration P-A-S-S™ Assurance methodology helps us in identifying the risky elements during a migration program and help in defining a mitigation strategy for these risks. We engage early in a migration project and ensure that the risks are eliminated at every stage of the migration. We execute activities like Architecture and Design reviews to ensure that P-A-S-S™ issues are not injected in the system during these stages. We cover analysis of the customized code in your application since our experience suggests that customized components are the most likely sources of P-A-S-S™ issues. Our performance benchmarking practices ensure that the system is thoroughly tested before go-live. We align our expert team of Performance architects who are trained on Avekshaa Optimization methodology™ and P-A-S-S™ platform to swiftly identify and fix issues that manifest during benchmarking exercise. Go- live support system provides continuous focus on workload and system performance levels to ensure that you are never caught off-guard and the solutions can be pre-empted rather than initiated after the P-A-S-S™ levels are compromised. Our Swift Analysis team helps in swiftly analysing and addressing any issues that are reported in production systems. The speed of analysis is accelerated by our P-A-S-S™ platform which covers analysis of the entire technology stack.
You move to the target system with optimal performance, efficiency and without risk to business. Example – IndusInd bank CBS migration
We help you in scaling up your product to handle more load. Another common scenario of engagement is that new products gain better market share and hence VC valuations if they are able to meet the scalability requirements of the top-tier clients in that segment.
We focus on the Architectural elements of the product to ensure that the application is inherently scalable. Our Architecture review methodology helps in identifying the risks, the trade-off’s and sensitivities in the architecture. We leverage the technology advances as well as our experience across complex hyper scale applications to recommend architectural alternatives to address the gaps.
We also focus on the Design and Coding patterns and standards to ensure that the known solutions are applied to scale out the product to the expected levels. Our review techniques are based on a combination of automated and manual reviews and seamlessly hook into your build process. We actively work as a part of your team to implement the scale-out techniques. We also benchmark the application at expected loads so that the P-A-S-S™ levels are verified for the target platforms and workload. Our pioneering COM-P-A-S-S tool is used for predicting P-A-S-S™ levels at hypothetical workloads so that you are aware of the scalability factor of the system for future workloads.
We help you differentiate your product from your competitors, open up larger market and ultimately unlock value in your product.
The 4 foundational pillars of a robust IT platform are (P)erformance, (A)vailability, (S)calability, and (S)ecurity, or PASS for short. Avekshaa’s unique P-A-S-S™ tools and methodologies combine classical performance analysis along with heuristical evaluation to work across varied technology stacks. The Avekshaa team combines rich platform experience along with empirical knowledge, while staying vendor-neutral and technology-agnostic. This allows us to tailor our consulting solutions to fit the customer’s requirements irrespective of the technology components, and work towards achieving and exceeding their business objectives. We also have the expertise to help customers assess readiness as they consider moving to newer modalities like cloud or grid computing, or gear up for enterprise mobility.
We understand that the blistering pace of business can sometimes break IT systems and degrade your customers experience. Our Break fix solutions are meant to quickly get you back on track by addressing the most critical P-A-S-S™ issues so that your customers are happy again.
Our solution relies on our proven Avekshaa Optimization and Audit methodology™ along with the Avekshaa P-A-S-S™ platform. The methodology helps us in defining a precise optimization strategy for different technology platforms. We customize the strategy based on your IT environment and collect relevant data points from the entire system. Using the Avekshaa P-A-S-S™ platform we analyse the data collected over the entire technology stack and identify bottlenecks as well as optimization opportunities across the system. We optimize the operating system, hardware, network, application servers, web servers, database servers and all other peripheral components in your system. We define clear actions to address the bottlenecks and work with your team to implement them.
We do not depend on any specific APM tool to be implemented in your environment. If you do not have any tools then we leverage the power of native tools/ applications bundled with the Operating system/ Database/ JVM’s etc. to collect data and analyse using Avekshaa P-A-S-S™ platform.
Our solutions ensure that your applications and environment are fully optimized to leverage the Cloud so that you can focus on offering disruptive services to your customers through the Cloud. We understand the complexity and challenges of hosting and optimizing applications in the cloud as our own Avekshaa P-A-S-S™ platform is cloud hosted and supports analysis of data across multiple projects.
Avekshaa Optimization and Audit methodology™ helps us in identifying the readiness of your applications for cloud hosting through a combination of architecture review, design review and code review. The methodology helps us to identify the P-A-S-S™ anti-patterns that are typical for cloud based architecture so that corrections can be made before on-boarding. The P-A-S-S™ platform helps in identifying P-A-S-S™ issues in your application and cloud infrastructure. We also reduce the cost of ownership in a Pay-As-You-Go model by eliminating the excess hardware utilization. We define an optimization plan and work with your team to address the issues.
We helped a Bank analyse if its Payment Gateway could be scaled to handle 5 times the existing volume using our P-A-S-S™ platform. The approach involved analysis of the existing system, creation of system execution models and what-if analysis using our unique C-O-M-PASS™ Modelling tool.
Completely leverage the power of mobility for your business without worrying if your system can handle the high load from millions of mobile devices.
Our unique and proven Avekshaa Mobility Optimization and Audit methodology™ helps us in defining a clear strategy for optimization of both the devices as well as the back end applications. Our Avekshaa P-A-S-S™ platform is well tuned to analyse data from different kind of devices and in identifying bottlenecks in the mobile applications as well as the bank-end supporting system. Our unique Front End Optimization methods also help in identifying quick fixes that can improve the user experience significantly without being highly intrusive.
We were involved in optimization of a mobile platform for one of the largest bank in India which led to response time improvement of 60% in their key pages. We have also been leading performance engineering efforts of one of the largest Media Delivery systems being developed in India for the 4G networks.
Utilize the power of Faster Real time analytics to power your business and offer differentiated experience to your customers. Our solutions ensure faster analysis and faster delivery of data to the consumption points.
Avekshaa P-A-S-S™ platform is designed to analyse performance metrics collected from analytics systems and identify potential optimization areas to improve the speed of analytics. We were involved in analysis multi-terra byte data structures for a large bank in their endeavour to identify potential fraud transactions. Our platform was used to optimize multiple reports using parallelization techniques to ensure faster access to information for identifying frauds.
We help you in defining architectures that are inherently scalable to meet your business demands. We also review architectures independently from P-A-S-S™ perspective using the Avekshaa P-A-S-S™ Architecture review methodology.
Our methodology consists of different activities like NFR formalization and prioritization workshops with stakeholders, identification of architectural gaps from P-A-S-S™ perspective and evaluation of architectural best practices. Our Architecture review methodology helps in identifying the risks, the trade-off’s and sensitivities in the architecture. We leverage the technology advances as well as our experience across complex hyper scale applications to recommend architectural alternatives that address the identified risks.
We work with your Architecture team to address the identified gaps. The output of the architecture review exercise can be a key input to the project sponsors to assist in decision-making and can have a long-term positive impact on the system’s ability to meet business demands.
We were involved in reviewing the system architecture of one of the largest Internet Banking application across the globe. Given the criticality of the online banking system to their business, the bank endeavoured to review the system architecture and identify the risks to scalability. Avekshaa Architecture review methodology was used to identify the risks and recommend options for inducing resiliency as well as scalability to the system.
Avekshaa also offers architecture-driven platform validation and tuning expertise to customers who want independent and technology-neutral advisory services. We tailor this offering to situations involving high risk or critical projects where the customer wants an independent third party assessment to minimize disruptions.
Truly independent performance benchmarking. Our Avekshaa Performance Benchmarking Methodology™ helps in defining a benchmarking strategy, performance testing plans and also helps you in environment design for realistic simulation. Our team helps in defining the right workload model and creating the test bed for the simulations. Different kind of tests are covered to completely validate the scalability and P-A-S-S™ levels of your application.
We have worked with a wide range of performance testing tools including some open source tools and hence completely adaptable to the tools you have in your enterprise.
Our experience on optimizing extremely hyper scale systems and understanding of such architectures places us uniquely in defining a benchmarking strategy that covers the potential fault lines in the application.
Normally the objective of Performance Testing is identify a list of issues – which is at best an assessment technique. We take it to the next level by providing performance analysis and optimization solutions along with Benchmarking, thereby providing complete value to you.
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We can setup a Performance CoE in your organization that progressively moves you towards higher P-A-S-S™ maturity levels, enables your team to shorten the delivery cycles and instils greater confidence in the delivery process. We have setup COE’s that cover the performance gating of critical applications and CR’s in our Clients environment and ensure that the P-A-S-S™ levels are maintained and also progressively improved. We define a clear Program vision for the CoE, form a structured Governance process, enhance Strategic assets like your investments in Testing tools / APM tools/ infrastructure and leverage our Strategic enablers like our unique P-A-S-S™ Platform and Methodologies.
Our Performance Testing Methodology forms a core part of our COE approach and helps in defining a performance testing strategy, performance testing plans and also helps in environment design for realistic simulation. Our team helps in defining the right workload model and creating the test bed for the simulations. Different kind of tests are covered to completely validate the scalability and P-A-S-S™ levels of your application. We also cover critical activities like Architecture/ Design reviews, Code reviews, SLA Definition, Performance modelling which provide significant advantages over the typical ‘Test-only’ approach.
Our proven Avekshaa Optimization and Audit methodology™ along with the Avekshaa P-A-S-S™ platform add significant value to the COE. The methodology helps us in defining a precise optimization strategy for different technology platforms. We customize the strategy based on different applications that are covered by the COE and collect relevant data points from the entire system during performance testing cycles. Using the Avekshaa P-A-S-S™ platform we analyse the data collected over the entire technology stack and identify bottlenecks as well as optimization opportunities across the system. We optimize the operating system, hardware, network, application servers, web servers, database servers and all other peripheral components in your system. We define clear actions to address the bottlenecks and work with your team to implement them.
The CoE helps in –
Successful migration with single-day cutover across 461 branches and 851 ATMS
200% performance improvements and complete compliance in bank's RTGS batch processes
"We are delighted with the work done by Avekshaa consultants. Application response time has improved which will significantly help in improving end user experience and will encourage our clients to increasingly use on-line channels."
The Avekshaa P-A-S-S™ Platform is our proprietary technology platform, an articulation of our Intellectual Property and built on decades of combined technical field experience, empirical results and core methodologies fed into a heuristical knowledge base.