Leslie Lamport defines a distributed system as "one in which the failure of a computer you didn’t even know existed can render your own computer unusable". You don’t win a Turing Award without knowing what you’re talking about.
Happily, distributed systems are our speciality. We use a range of algorithmic, extensible, concurrent, heterogeneous and robust systems, all with a high fault tolerance.
A distributed computer system consists of multiple software components on multiple computers, running together as a single system. Location becomes irrelevant: the machines in a distributed system can be physically close together and connected by a local network, or geographically distant and connected by a wide area network.
A distributed system consists of countless possible configurations, such as workstations, mainframes, personal computers, minicomputers and so on. The goal of distributed computing is to make such a network function as a single computer.
Distributed systems offer many benefits over centralised systems, including scalability and redundancy.
A distributed system can easily be expanded by adding more machines as required.
For an efficiently designed distributed system, adding and removing nodes should be an easy task. The system architecture must be capable of accommodating such changes and we will only design distributed systems for you that can be easily scaled back as well as expanded.
In a distributed system, several machines can provide the same services. This means that if one machine is unavailable, work can continue uninterrupted.
Additionally, because many smaller machines can be used, this redundancy does not need to be prohibitively expensive. We aim to minimise your costs by keeping a distributed system as streamlined as possible without reducing the great benefits of redundancy.
Distributed systems can run on hardware provided by different sellers, and can use a range of standards-based software components. These systems are independent of the underlying software and can utilise various operating systems and communications protocols. For example, some machines might use UNIX or Linux as the operating system while others use Windows operating systems.
We live and breathe autonomous distributed systems and monitoring. We have the knowledge and experience to prevent future catastrophic failures and scalability unknowns.
You need status updates at your fingertips and you need to be alerted to possible failure the moment there’s a threat. We’re on it.
We don’t try and force you into a box that suits us or a package you don’t need. We create bespoke solutions which precisely meet your individual needs.
Our packages come with 24/7 support and monitoring. We’ll design and build your distributed systems and then care for them, leaving you to focus on driving your organisation forwards.