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Fueling Sustainable Growth of Information Technology: Avekshaa

thesiliconreview-rajinder-gandotra-founder-avekshaa-19Information technology (IT) has become the backbone of businesses across the globe. Industries like banking, healthcare, software, telecommunication, media & entertainment, scientific research, etc. are almost entirely dependent on IT services. Various corporations and service providers have sprung up with an aim to capitalize on this industry and become the leading IT services provider.

Avekshaa Technologies is a next-generation information technology products and solutions company, providing specialized solutions in the P-A-S-S™ (Performance, Availability, Scalability, and Security) Assurance space to Enterprise customers globally.

Avekshaa's unique, core technology platform "P-A-S-S™ Assurance Platform" uses an innovative and disruptive approach to manage IT complexities, and to safeguard and maximize the return of IT investment of an organization. Avekshaa provides products and solutions across all phases of the Application Life Cycle: development, maintenance, and production phases, and are adaptable across all delivery models (e.g. Agile, DevOps, etc.)

When the internet first started to become the backbone of business engagement both B2B and B2C, the focus was on ensuring software functionality. The current wave of focus and innovation is around non-functional requirements – performance, availability, security, and scalability (P-A-S-S™). Having understood the criticality of performance engineering and management in our previous roles, Avekshaa set out on its journey to tackle performance challenges that customers deal with in a manner that inspires trust and confidence while resolving the performance issues in the least possible time.

Let’s have a look at Avekshaa’s products:

P-A-S-STM Engineering Solutions

P-A-S-S™ Assurance Platform-led Consulting, Engineering, and Validation solutions help prevent and rapidly resolve Performance, Availability, Scalability, and Security (P-A-S-S™) related issues across the technology stack. The company’s Development P-A-S-S™ Engineering solution helps to engineer applications with high P-A-S-S™ and prevent late discovery of P-A-S-S™ failures in a development program. For IT systems/applications in production systems, our Managed P-A-S-S™ Assurance solution helps to proactively and continuously improve QoS(quality of service) and prevent failures. Migration P-A-S-S™ Assurance solution helps to proactively mitigate P-A-S-S™ risks during migration/upgrades.

Using Avekshaa's unique and core technology platform, the P-A-S-S™ Assurance Platform, users identify and solve serious Performance, Availability, Security and Scalability (P-A-S-S™) issues much earlier in the development cycle, starting as early when only 10% development is done, versus the industry norm of uncovering performance issues after 80% of the development is done. Thus, the platform helps build confidence early for a smooth go-live experience. Customers are also assured that their application and entire IT platform will perform and scale in the manner that supports the vagaries and growth of their business.

P-A-S-STM Consulting

Avekshaa’s Break Fix P-A-S-S™ Consulting solutions help optimize your IT systems and in case of contingency get your IT systems back to normalcy quickly; the company’s independent architecture assessment solution helps build scalable architectures for tomorrow's business and its Digital P-A-S-S™ Assurance solutions ensure that your transition to newer technologies like Cloud, Analytics and Mobility is smooth.

Cloud has revolutionized the way IT products/services are delivered. Avekshaa offers Performance, Availability, Security, and Scalability (P-A-S-S™) readiness assessment solutions to customers looking to offload their IT onto the cloud. This solution provides assurance that such a migration is well covered from the Performance, Availability, Security and Scalability perspective, and ensures that the applications and environment are fully optimized for the cloud. Close attention is paid to scalability since cloud platforms typically experience exponential increases in load/traffic. Avekhsaa’s products and solutions ensure that your applications and environment are fully optimized to leverage the power and innovation capabilities of the cloud.

Some of Avekshaa’s success stories

Challenge

Migration from Legacy to next-gen Finacle stack across all bank branches and ATMs with One-day cut-over and zero post-go-live defects across 461 branches and 300 locations.

The big-bang migration approach meant that any missteps, even minor ones, could result in huge ripples in such a critical transition. The disruptions could impact business and brand image, as a consequence result in significant financial losses for the institution.

Result

No performance or availability issues were reported by any of the branches or channels and it was business as usual. The migration had been executed smoothly with zero post-go-live defects and the system was firing on all cylinders, as predicted by the Avekshaa team who was monitoring the system closely in production. They worked with multiple internal teams across multiple products seamlessly to help make this transition a smooth and silent success

Challenge

A large bank was dealing with business impacting performance problems that were slowing down the daily inter-bank electronic settlements that should have happened in real time. Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) batch processes weren’t competing in the stipulated time leading to compliance issues. The performance problems increased when the traffic load increased during month and quarter ends transactions.

Result

Architectural changes leveraging parallel processing were identified to help increase hardware utilization and throughput. The changes were accepted by the product vendor and the recommendations were implemented in their next release. This version showed a more than 200% increase in scalability and the electronic batch processes now completed well within the SLA-defined limits.

Meet the brains behind Avekshaa’s continuing success

Rajinder Gandotra is a Founder Partner at Avekshaa. He was formerly an Associate Vice President, Principal Technical Architect and Management Council Member at Infosys Technologies. While at Infosys Rajinder envisioned and built the Performance Engineering Practice which has successfully delivered 200+ engagements, including 20 critical risk projects. These projects delivered significant savings (90% of the applications have seen > 40% improvement in response time or utilization reduction) and won several awards including Top2 Technology Excellence awards.

He has been the driver for thought leadership in this area and his team has published 20+ papers in this space. Rajinder was also responsible for building the Technology Consulting Practice for Finacle (Infosys' Universal Banking solution) and setting-up its product benchmarking practice. Rajinder is an Engineering Graduate in Electronics and Communication.

“Our results oriented, vendor neutral and technology agnostic approach makes us the trusted advisor to our enterprise clients worldwide.”