Technical Expertise

Good architecture can be responsible for the success or failure of your software project – enterprise software products, embedded software, or IT solutions.

This comes as no surprise to experienced software and technology systems managers. The related situation in which the required architecture expertise is not available in-house is also familiar. Companies migrating their software to a new platform, or evolving it to take advantage of new technologies, companies looking to move to the next level of scalability as they grow, and companies looking to future-proof their new product or solution development, all may experience a need for additional expertise, without the desire or requirement to staff internally. Augmentum’s US principals have experience as Chief Architects of top US software companies and bring their expertise to our consulting engagements. Our offshore resources allow you to implement the consulting recommendations at a global cost structure. No other offshore development company can provide software services with this degree of value-added.

Augmentum offers architecture consulting in the following areas:

Integration Architecture

When companies need to strike a balance between adopting new industry standards and protecting and leveraging existing investments, an evolutionary migration from legacy to modern technologies is required. Companies may need to move to service based architectures for extra- and intra-enterprise integration, in addition they may be facing the integration of technologies that do not integrate naturally or easily: .NET versus J2EE, Java versus C# versus C/C++ versus COBOL.

Performance Architecture

Architecting for performance has several components:

  • Loosely coupled systems integrated via synchronous and asynchronous messaging.
  • Loosely coupled systems with high end-to-end throughputs and low latency responses.
  • Scalability from single machine to clustered server farm environments.

Application Architecture

Ground-up applications and solutions need to be architected with consideration for:

  • Decisions on component and service based architectures: J2EE, .NET, Web services
  • Multi-tiering for separation of model, view, and controller, for display device independence, and for pluggable third party and customizable components
  • Long-lived and complex business processes
  • Manageability and monitoring for enterprise class operations
  • Recoverable and fault-tolerant components