Microservices Consulting Services

Microservices design and development, focused on delivering agility and scalability

Move fast and adapt by building a resilient microservices architecture

You need to move faster. Your users want more. Building agility into both your systems and processes is the only way to future-proof your business. A microservices enterprise architecture enables individual services to be deployed and scaled independently—giving your teams the autonomy they need to deliver more at speed.

As seasoned microservices consultants, we collaborate closely with all stakeholders and empower your development teams with agile tools and processes. We make sure that the very first service we deliver becomes a blueprint for continued growth.

Microservices

As seasoned microservices consultants, we collaborate closely with all stakeholders and empower your development teams with agile tools and processes. We make sure that the very first service we deliver becomes a blueprint for continued growth.

Why invest in microservices consulting services?

If your system wasn’t built yesterday, you’re probably dealing with a monolithic architecture—which means adding something affects the entire code base. Over time, this type of system becomes unsustainable and you’ll start to see the cracks across your team, technology, and business. If any of these symptoms sound like you, it might be time to get moving on your microservices strategy:

  • Time to production is too slow
  • The system breaks when you try to add new features
  • You’re spending too much on individual updates
  • Your developers are frustrated
  • You’re having trouble hiring new talent
  • Your system is slowing down causing conversion rates to lag
  • You’re experiencing too much downtime
  • Your system is slowing down causing conversion rates to lag
  • You’re spending too much on individual updates
  • The system breaks when you try to add new features
  • Time to production is too slow
  • Your developers are frustrated
  • You’re having trouble hiring new talent
  • You’re experiencing too much downtime

Benefits of microservices

Microservices deliver macro value

Microservices is not a buzz term—it’s a surefire strategy for getting your systems up to speed and setting you up for future growth. More than an IT solution, microservices is a business value-driver that breeds:

Agility

Your development pipeline shrinks, and teams have the autonomy to bring new features to market with speed

Resilience

Infrastructure agnostic and independent, microservices are much easier to update and maintain

Scale

You can scale individual services separately to meet the specific and ever-changing needs of your users and your business

And while it may seem like a long-term investment, most companies will start seeing returns almost instantly, with the release of the first service. That’s because launching a microservices strategy becomes a catalyst for organizational change, delivering benefits across your team, technology, and business:

Team

  • Freedom to adopt the right tools and languages
  • Quicker feature adds, with less to test
  • Greater team autonomy and ownership

Technology

  • More resilient, scalable systems
  • Access to more modern and tailored technologies
  • Simpler solutions and end-user experiences

Business

  • Reduced risk of change and faster ROI
  • Organization-wide alignment
  • Ability to adapt to new needs and focus on innovation

Team

  • Freedom to adopt the right tools and languages
  • Quicker feature adds, with less to test
  • Greater team autonomy and ownership

Technology

  • More resilient, scalable systems
  • Access to more modern and tailored technologies
  • Simpler solutions and end-user experiences

Business

  • Reduced risk of change and faster ROI
  • Organization-wide alignment
  • Ability to adapt to new needs and focus on innovation

Are you ready to make microservices moves?

Microservices success stories

As enterprise architecture experts, we recognize the value that microservices can bring to our partners, and have flourished as a microservices consultancy. When you come to us with certain challenges, we can point you to these very real success stories that illustrate the value of having a trusted guide on your microservices journey.

Microservices consulting case study: eMoney

 

Making eMoney more agile with microservices

Fintech pioneer, eMoney, needed to rethink its application architecture to continue to grow with their users. We helped design and develop a microservices architecture while empowering their development teams with agile tools, keeping eMoney competitive in their market.

Microservices consulting case study: MES system 

Building truly autonomous microservices helps scale this MES system

Our client’s system was not agile enough to handle a variety of clients at scale, so they tried to move to a microservices design on their own. It didn’t work. We came in to assess the microservices architecture, resolve complex dependencies, and created a new, solid blueprint for moving forward.

Microservices consulting case study: FSLSO

 

Mapping FSLSO’s path to continued innovation

The Florida Surplus Lines Service Office (FSLSO) had an application that was rife with dependencies and hard to update. We came in to analyze the proposed microservices architecture and ramp up their DevOps practices, delivering an optimized architecture, backlog, and delivery roadmap.

Phases of your microservices development journey

We’re not just microservices developers, we’re microservices consultants. And as consultants, our job is to understand your existing system as well as your goals and priorities to get you to the most value most efficiently.

Our right-sized approach to microservices involves finding a starting point that makes the most sense for your business—regardless of the actual service size. From there, we’ve honed a manageable process for migrating those features from the monolith seamlessly, creating the blueprint for building a more flexible and resilient architecture:

Microservices consulting phase 1: business boundaries

1. Define the business boundaries

We dive into your application, interview users and product owners, and create visual maps of service boundaries that will guide the process forward.

Microservices consulting phase 2: identify service

2. Identify the first microservice

We choose a right-sized service to start with by considering key factors such as feature-planning, team abilities, performance issues, and complexity.

Microservices consulting phase 3: create backlog

3. Create the backlog

Through a detailed dependency analysis we extract the core code of the bounded contexts to tease the monolith system apart and assign deeper research tasks and development tickets.

Microservices consulting phase 4: Develop and Test

4. Develop and test

We propose an architecture based on the needs of the service, while simultaneously developing a regression test plan to ensure feature parity once the work is complete.

 Microservices consulting phase 5: Deploy Microservice

5. Deploy the microservice

Whenever possible we develop microservices as features that can be switched on and off in production, ensuring rollback is always an option.

Iterate and Scale

6. Iterate and scale

We utilize success patterns and lessons learned to plan for and grow a robust microservices architecture.

No microservices project is equal. That’s why we take the time to really dig into your system and get to know your teams in order to develop a strategy that works with and for your business.

Is your existing microservices architecture sound? Not sure where to start?

Let us start you off on the right track with an assessment. We’ll dive deep into your strategy and deliver recommendations that minimize roadblocks and secure success.

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Clients speak to our microservices solutions

Headspring has been fundamental in helping us migrate our application architecture to a componentized model that can facilitate our business growth. They have always operated as a partner to us, first listening to help us identify challenges and goals, then working with us to define and implement the best solutions. We consider Headspring a valuable part of the eMoney team.
P.K. Shiu

SVP of Architecture, eMoney

Through our engagement with Headspring, we gained critical knowledge of microservices, DevOps, and project delivery best practices. Their team was friendly and extremely knowledgeable, delivering a thorough assessment that will get us to both our short- and long-term modernization goals fast.
Tiffany Andersen

Product & Business Development Manager, Florida Surplus Lines Service Office

Expert insights on microservices development

Want to know more about the nitty-gritty of microservices? These articles from our experts who have deep development knowledge and project expertise outline every step of the process in detail.

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Are you ready for microservices? Pt 1: Need, alternatives, ability

The answer to “Microservices?” isn’t always yes. Learn what things you should consider to determine whether it’s right for your organization.

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Are you ready for microservices? Pt 2: The 6 preparedness factors

So, you’ve identified moving to a microservices architecture as a value-driver for your business. Here’s how to prepare your organization for success.

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Managing microservice projects: The path to a reliable timeline

Some microservices consultants have a hard time calculating a timeline, as new dependencies will be uncovered along the way. Discover a different approach to estimating timelines.

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Analyzing and resolving dependencies to free microservices from a monolith

A systematic approach to identifying, analyzing, and resolving dependencies.

Principles for microservices consulting integration

Principles for microservices integration

Assess the myriad of interactions between individual services that will influence our integration decisions.

Microservices Consulting UI composition

Microservices UI composition – building for the end-user

The microservices last mile challenge–delivering services to the end-user for a unified and seamless experience.


Microservices sets you up for the future. We can get you there faster.