APPLICATION SERVICES

Vara Infotech is engaged in providing services of designing, building, and operating enterprise applications of various purposes, architectures and technology stacks. With a combination of experience, expertise and enthusiasm in a wide technology spectrum we aspire to provide solutions for complex enterprise-level challenges in a wide range of industries, including Banking, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Infrastructure.

Vara's Approach to Application Services

Our application services approach is outlined in the following points:

  • We use modern technologies and approaches. We eagerly utilize and constantly develop our competencies in IoT, big data, machine learning, AI, DevOps/Continuous Delivery (CD), along with our long-drawn experience in the proven and trusted technologies.
  • We know how to deal with complex enterprise IT landscapes that have evolved in any organisation. Due to our vast experience in the Banking industry, we've been accumulating our expertise from multiple projects and learned the art to developing and maintaining the systems of various nature and architectural patterns.
  • We are flexible in terms of cooperation. Our agility helps in building partnership with third-party vendors and together deliver business value to the customers. If the customer's needs and priorities change, we can adjust the responsibility scope on the go and adapt service timelines to the new context.
  • We focus on TCO of the solutions we deliver and manage. We analyze how to optimize operational, maintenance, and other costs during a solution's life cycle.
 

Application Services We Offer

Vara offers the following set of application services for midsized and big enterprises:

We design and deliver web, mobile and cloud business applications of different complexity and for various needs. In the process, we pay special attention to their flexibility, security, speed and integration potential. The success of our software comes from:

The actual value to business
We thoroughly study all critical business needs and the future application context, make appropriate architecture and technology choices to build the solution that answers the specific requirements of your business.

Stable work and undemanding support

Our readable code makes it easy to test, maintain, and upgrade, without any hassles.

High quality and timely releases

We have developed a clearly defined and hardened software development process derived from our experience of handling mission critical applications, which allows us to provide high-quality and reliable solutions within the established deadline.

Agile delivery of new features

We practise DevOps, Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration practices, automated testing and deployment tools. This helps us in ensuring constant delivery of releasable solution (implementing new features as often as 1-2 times a week), without system freezes and with reduced code errors.

We can take responsibility for the management of your applications ensuring its increased business flexibility and optimized IT costs. With latest process management practices, our team will maintain and monitor your application servers and databases taking care of their enhanced performance, sustainability, stability and keeping them in sync with current business needs.

The list of our application management services includes but is not limited to:

Remote application monitoring and performance management

We take over the continuous remote diagnostics of your critical applications. We identify problems, share with you the detailed info on the causes of found issues and provide recommendations on the needed improvements. We track application performance, transaction integrity, data consistency, message queue exceeds, server failures.

Remote application support

We help you to treat a wide spectrum of problems and incidents, manage modifications (from minor enhancements to app changes) and configurations, and advise you on beneficial app optimization activities to address new evolving needs.

Help Desk

Our 24/7 help desk can become a single point of contact for application users, the help desk agents will receive all inbound service requests and incident reports through any preferred communication channel (e-mail, phone, chat, a ticket management system, and more) and:

  • Provide info about applications and their usage.
  • Estimate the problem and solve simple cases directly (L1 support) or escalate more serious problems to technical experts        (L2/L3 support).
  • Create a knowledge base and an FAQ section for users' self-help.
  • Gather users' feedback for a development team.

Design and implementation of the Continuous Delivery (CD) pipeline

We design and implement the CD pipeline to connect development, testing and deployment of your application and automate them. This enables you to leverage multiple DevOps/CD values and deliver new app features quickly and efficiently.

Our team implements modernization of legacy applications to increase their efficiency and incorporate them better into a modern enterprise IT strategy.

We support a wide range of 'revival' activities and scale them according to your business needs.

  • Re-hosting: moving an entire application from the on-premises or the old cloud infrastructure to the new cloud without        significant modifications and changes in code.
  • Re-platforming:moving a part or an entire application to the cloud with small optimizations and upgrades to leverage        such cloud capabilities as automated performance scaling and improved resillience.
  • Re-architecting:changing an application's architecture and design to make it more scalable, flexible, and
           integration-friendly or to allow for simplified app maintenance and streamlined testing and deployment of further        upgrades.
  • Re-engineering:redesigning certain application components, updating certain aspects (e.g., performance, functionality)        or introducing new elements to an already existing system.
  • Re-coding:rewriting legacy applications on PowerBuilder, VB, C++, etc. and outdated versions of Java, .NET, PHP and        Python with modern technologies and tools.
  • To make modernization smooth and truly beneficial, we:

  • Closely cooperate with the customer and third-party partners to get comprehensive info on the application under        modernization.
  • Meticulously extract business requirements from existing software applications.
  • Analyse the infrastructure, identify all code dependencies and component integrations.

We can transform multiple independent applications of your IT environment into one coherently working system allowing for its increased efficiency and user convenience.

To make integration successful, we leverage our experience in integrating systems and applications of various complexity, scale and technology.

Application security services

Our security experts can assist enterprises in making their applications resistant to security threats.

  • We help you to compile security requirements as well as recommend a resilient app design pattern that will be able to        address potential security risks.
  • We implement continuous security monitoring to make sure your applications remain protected and reliable and timely        identify the need for security upgrade to answer ever-evolving cyberthreats.
  • We investigate security flaws of your application employing white box (with code audit) testing or black box testing        (without access to application code) and provide a report with recommendations on overcoming found vulnerabilities.

We perform comprehensive manual and automated testing (vital for Continuous Delivery) for every stage of the application life cycle (implementation, deployment, support and evolution) to timely identify potential risks and verify that your enterprise solutions work correctly and correspond to the established quality requirements.

We ensure comprehensive checking of your application with multiple types of testing, including:

  • Functional testing
  • Performance testing
  • Usability testing
  • Integration testing
  • Compatibility testing

We provide detailed reports on identified defects and recommend on best remediation activities.