SOLUTIONS

Here at Mesoform we specialise in creating a culture of excellence in IT operations. Ensuring high availability, growth management, low mean time to resolution (MTTR), meticulous business intelligence and top-class customer experience around your technical estate. Without experience in this area, it's easy to let costs run away and running a technology business become expensive but we have been implementing leading open source technologies for years. So working with us will ensure your costs are kept as low as possible and your technology team are not having to learn something proprietary

Monitoring & Event Management

Here at Mesoform, we're passionate about operational support systems, now commonly called DevOps tools; and having a top-class monitoring and event management system is the keystone to ensuring that everything works as smoothly as possible.

When you want your customer and internal stakeholder experience to be as fluid as possible, it's vital that when an issue arises, you get the right eyes on clear and concise details as quickly as possible. To do this, it's key that this system integrates well with an analytics platform, has a powerful event triggering function; and has the ability to attempt to self-heal any detected issues but notify people if it fails.

Data Analytics

Good decisions are informed decisions. Great decisions are made using great tools, specifically designed to turn raw data into powerful information without suffering from issues like Anscombe's Quartet, which can be the case when using systems that offer pre-summarised data.

Having this sort of information available to everyone in your organisation will help your company make better choices. Should that be:
  • Deciding where your business should pivot to next
  • Where/how features or products are being used
  • Fixing a complicated problem
  • Whether or not an idea is likely to have the desired impact - and whether it did
Integration is vital to this system so that data can be drawn upon from a diverse range of resources and this data can be presented cleanly in a single pane of glass to all users.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Cloud computing has been with us for a few years now and the impact it has had on modern life is outstanding. Behind the scenes, cloud computing has enabled huge advancements in banking, data storage, music, big data driven business intelligence and public travel, to name but a few.

However, right now, cloud computing is embarking on it's first major overhaul - Containerised Cloud Computing. Currently, cloud computing is all about running virtual machines (VMs) on some cloud provider's physical infrastructure. The whole VM is your unit of compute. A container on the other hand is simply a secure isolation of computer resources (e.g. CPU, memory, disk). This can be done to provide a VM like environment or simply run a single application.

Containerised Cloud Computing is changing many factors of operating in the cloud and can offer many benefits like cost saving, faster delivery, greater consistency and higher responsiveness.

Done wrong, on-boarding containers could be complicated but we've been working with a very mature container technology for almost a decade. So, if you expecting your business to grow quickly or you are planning to start a cloud migration, deciding on the right technology, as soon as possible, will be essential to your success.

DevOps

DevOps has sprung into the limelight in the last few years because of a surge in great, new tools that enable better flow within the technology organisation but DevOps is more that just tools. It's a way for IT operations to catch up with Agile development and helps the business regain trust in IT organisation as a whole. We like to think of as an adjective for technology people closely collaborating.

DevOps helps organisations to start system thinking. Systems thinking is an approach that utilises tools, concepts and behaviours to develop a more complete understanding of the interdependent structures of dynamic systems. When individuals have a better understanding of systems, they are better able to identify the leverage points that lead to desired outcomes. When you allow people to do this in your business, it will drive innovation and value.

Enabling systems thinking is achieved by implementing processes and technologies that allow: strong feedback loops, exposure of important metrics, responsibility sharing, teams to experiment and learn.

Technologies

Some of our favourite solutions include

Elastic Stack Analytics

Elastic Stack

Triton Containerised Cloud Infrastructure

Joyent Triton

Docker Containers

Docker Containers

Ansible Automation

Red Hat Ansible

Consul Service Discovery and Configuration

Hashicorp Consul

Jenkins CI

Jenkins Continuous Integration

Zabbix Enterprise Monitoring

Zabbix Event Management

MySQL RDBMS

MySQL database

SOLUTIONS REVIEWS

ZABBIX

An uncompromising mature enterprise-level platform designed for real-time monitoring of millions of metrics collected from thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices, effortlessly scaling to even larger environments. Gather and analyze accurate statistics and performance metrics, visualize it, get notified about current and potential issues without delay. Powerful event management function and SLA tracking.

JOYENT TRITON

Triton is an end-to-end solution that makes running containers at scale easy. Compatibility with popular container schedulers ensures application portability. Proven security means containers run on bare metal (even in their public cloud), eliminating the need for complex cluster management and poor performing, host-based networking.

ELASTIC STACK

Visualize and navigate your data, so you can do anything from learning why you're getting paged at 2:00 a.m. to understanding the impact rain might have on your quarterly numbers.

About Mesoform

For more than two decades we have been implementing solutions to wasteful processes and inefficient systems in large organisations like Tiscali and HMRC, and impressing our cloud based IT Operations on well known brands, such as RIMSonySamsung and SiriusXM.

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