Microservices Consulting

A Microservices architecture addresses problems that modern enterprises often face. It has been used successfully in software that supports millions of users, like Netflix, Amazon, Twitter, Uber, and Paypal.


Experienced Implementers

Microservices experts with multiple projects in-flight.

Analysis & Roadmap

Analyzing your applications & creating a strategic path for Microservices migration.

DevOps Platform

Providing the necessary automation required for Microservices success.

Microservices Education

Helping you understand approaches, constructs, and potential pitfalls.

Learn About Microservices


The Microservices approach is a huge shift for the enterprise, essentially “breaking down” monolithic application into small, modular pieces that have the freedom to act independently. Compare the difference in the two following approaches:

Monolithic Application Architecture

All application functionality is placed in a single deployable unit or executable. You are unable to horizontally scale specific, individual components without scaling the entire application.

Microservices Application Architecture

Functionally decomposed into a suite of microservices that handle only a single responsibility. Each service is configured to run as a unique process and can be changed independently.

A Microservices approach addresses specific issues that are inherent in monolithic applications, like deployment, upgrading, failover, health checks/monitoring, discovery, and state management.

Example Microservices Implementations


Microservices can add complexity with more moving parts. The most important (and, arguably, most difficult) part of Microservices adoption is the automation required to move all of these numerous moving parts in and out of environments. DevOps automation is key.

The decoupled, discoverable, and isolated nature of the Microservices architecture style supports a continuous deployment environment that allows microservices to be deployed at will. However, just having the ability to obtain infrastructure in an on-demand manner is not enough.

An automated platform that supports the numerous moving parts of a Microservice architecture is required. This includes as much automation as possible, to include continuous deployment, integration, delivery, and monitoring.

Microservices Learning Tools


Adoption By Development Communities

Keyhole Software consultants have extensive experience in the transition to Microservices from both the Java and .NET perspective.

Java

Open source Java Microservices support is rampant due to companies such as Netflix, Groupon, & PayPal that have pioneered design patterns and produced various support frameworks that help to manage and implement a Microservices architecture style.

.NET

The .NET community did not have the same kind of tooling and innovation as Java in the beginning. It took nearly three years after the release of Docker for Microsoft to get on the train. But since that time, it has been coming along very nicely, specifically in regards to Azure Service Fabric.

Recent Microservices Blogs


Microservices: Patterns for Enterprise Agility and Scalability

Introduction to the Microservices architecture style, concepts, recommended patterns, and suggested adoption.


Keyhole Can Help

We have helped clients of all sizes to leverage Microservices benefits. We work with clients in a number of capacities, from analysis and strategic planners, to implementers and educators.

Microservices Consulting

Modernization Consulting – Keyhole Consultants provided to help your team meet its goals with Microservices adoption, including the rewrite of applications to a Microservices style of architecture.

Microservices In Three Steps – A three-step approach to integrating Microservices in the enterprise.

Microservices Assessment – A package to assess your software systems and provide a strategic roadmap for adoption to help your team to avoid implementation pitfalls.

Technology Agnostic

We at Keyhole pride ourself on being technology agnostic, choosing the best tools for the application. We have extensive experience with OpenShift, Azure Service Fabric, Docker, Kubernetes, Spring Boot, and other tools and can help you determine the best options for your unique application requirements.

Recent Microservices Projects



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About Keyhole

Keyhole Software is a software development and consulting firm. We help clients of all sizes across the United States with teams located in Kansas City, St. Louis, and Lincoln, NE.

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