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About AVM

Our philosophy:

We believe that the difference between something good and something great is the attention to details.

AVM Consulting is a technology company focused on delivering custom Cloud Solutions for your business.


AVM also regularly conducts independent research to understand emerging technologies and uncover new insights for performance optimization.

We are proud to actively share our learnings and research to the Technology community, at large, through blogging, benchmarking, and publishing.

  • 50+

    Team Members

  • 15+

    Years in Cloud Computing

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    Focus - Quality

While we focus on AWS based solutions we are experienced with multi-cloud architectures

Services we offer

Enterprise Architecture
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DevSecOps
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AWS Well Architected Review
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Data and Analytics
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Workday
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Datadog
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Recent Case Studies

PriceSpider



Problem Description:

PriceSpider provides a commerce platform for brands to drive conversion, track performance, monitor retailers, monitor digital commerce, ensure guideline compliance, and take action on all these inputs unifying brand marketing and performance marketing. Their clients, including many of the world’s top brands, rely on them for reliable, timely data.

PriceSpider has a suite of products that are logically separated and deployed at different both AWS and GCP clouds. Crawler services continuously produce millions of data every day and these are consumed by multiple applications.

Due to the highly distributed nature of the platform. It’s very challenging to monitor the life cycle of messages that flow through different services.


Solutions Highlights:

AVM worked with PriceSpider team to build a shared data platform that uses Kafka as the core messaging hub and Datadog as the observability platform. All the products within the company were analyzed to understand observability requirements concerning the shared data model.

The engineering team at AVM proposed a correlation model for distributed components along with a proof of concept. Furthermore, custom metric exporters were introduced to monitor managed services that do not provide built-in support for Datadog monitoring.

The proposed distributed observability model helped PriceSpider team to simplify the platform complexity and use Datadog as a single pane glass for their multi-cloud platform.


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AIRR



Problem Description:

Artificial Intelligence Readiness Roadmap is a self-assessment platform from Incitelogix for businesses to evaluate the readiness of the information infrastructure to invest in Artificial Intelligence projects.

The platform has been built as a 100% serverless application running in AWS. It has a ReactJS based frontend and a NodeJS based Restful backend which uses DynamoDB as the persistent storage.

As a self-serve platform with a minimum operational footprint, it is crucial to proactively monitor the end-to-end application to ensure a better user experience and alert the engineers on errors.


Solutions Highlights:

AVM designed and developed the Artificial Intelligence Readiness Roadmap platform from the ground up following the industry best practices for observability. Datadog was selected as the observability platform, and both frontend and backend instrumented with Datadog RUM and APM for monitoring the end-to-end lifecycle of requests. Synthetic tests and monitors were configured to make sure the service level objectives are met.

Datadog dashboards show the health of the entire platform for both business and support teams. And the engineering team can proactively monitor the performance of the application and improve where necessary.

Overall Datadog helped Incitelogix to lower the MTTR by correlating all synthetic tests to backend metrics, traces, and logs.


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Pricespider



Problem Description:

PriceSpider provides a commerce platform for brands to drive conversion, track performance, monitor retailers, monitor digital commerce, ensure guideline compliance, and take action on all these inputs unifying brand marketing and performance marketing. Their clients, including many of the world’s top brands, rely on them for reliable, timely data.

PriceSpider processes tens of millions of business events per day. Their Engineering and  Business Ops teams make use of Kibana based dashboards to ensure these events are flowing correctly and customer changes are visible quickly.

In order to onboard new customers and fulfill customer feedback critical events must appear in these dashboards as soon as possible. They were seeing cases where some (but not all) events were severely delayed impacting multiple customers each day. They found nothing in common about these events or any root cause.


Solutions Highlights:

AVM worked with PriceSpider’s Platform Engineering team on understanding the event pipeline  that included AWS Lambda, Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, and Amazon ElasticSearch Service and its Kibana as well as establishing the KPIs important to all stakeholders.  Based on that, AMV Streaming experts then performed an end to end analysis of the component configurations and historic performance using CloudWatch to pinpoint the problem areas and inefficiencies.

Within weeks AVM distilled many separate issues in the pipeline into new resiliency strategies in Firehose and ElasticSearch that exceed the performance SLAs 99.99% of the time, improved observability and alerting of the complex pipeline, and proposed developing additional Lambda based tools to evolve the pipeline to a self-healing system. In addition, AVM found cost savings of over 50% with a more resilient architecture.


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Edmodo


Problem Description:

Organized, sophisticated and persistent cyber-threat-actors pose a significant challenge to large, high-value organizations. They are capable of disrupting and destroying cyber infrastructures, denying organizations access to IT services, and stealing sensitive information including intellectual property, trade secrets and customer data. SMB organizations are often challenged by incident response management, in part because incident response procedures may not be established.

Therefore it’s critical for an organization to identify and respond to security incidents and events in a timely manner. Whether a breach is small or large, organizations need to have an incident response policy in place to mitigate the risks of being a victim of the latest cyber-attack.


Solutions Highlights:

Edmodo is an educational technology company offering a communication, collaboration, and coaching platform to K-12 schools and teachers. The Edmodo network enables teachers to share content, distribute quizzes, assignments, and manage communication with students, colleagues, and parents. Responding to any security incident is a critical element for Edmodo’s businesses and data security compliance requirement. It’s also essential for Edmodo to identify and respond to security incidents and events in a timely manner. Whether a breach is small or large, Edmodo wanted to have an incident response plan in place to manage the lifecycle (preperation, detection & analysis, containment, eradication & recovery, and post incident activity) of all security Incidents. The faster they detect and respond to security incidents, the less likely it will have a significant impact on their data, customer trust, reputation, and a potential loss in revenue.

We undertook a comprehensive analysis of their existing policies in place, their current team structure, and security incidents happened in the past and their preparedness to handle any future security incidents. We evaluated NIST SP 800-61 & ISO/IEC 27035 standards and based on their existing org structure and specific need, we decided to go ahead with creating security incident response policy based on NIST SP 800-61 standards.

Performing incident response effectively is a complex undertaking, establishing a successful incident response capability requires substantial planning and resources. Continually monitoring for attacks is essential and establishing clear procedures for prioritizing the handling of incidents is critical, as is implementing effective methods of collecting, analysing, and reporting data.

We created a set of practices, processes, and solutions that enabled Edmodo’s Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) in rapidly detecting incidents, minimizing loss and destruction, mitigating the weaknesses that were exploited, and restoring IT services in the shortest possible time.
With incident response policy in place Edmodo’s SIRT team is now able to quickly detect, investigate, address vulnerabilities and issues, and respond to all IT security incidents in an efficient and timely manner. Faster responses helped them reduce the overall impact of incidents, mitigate damages, and ensure that systems and services continue to operate as planned.

Without incident management, an organization may lose valuable data, experience reduced productivity and revenues due to downtime, or be held liable for breach of service level agreements (SLAs). Even when incidents are minor with no lasting harm, IT teams must devote valuable time to investigating and correcting issues.


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