Infrastructure Management

Today’s trend toward consolidated enterprise infrastructures helps reduce costs, but it means that your entire business is riding on fewer systems. System administrators and site reliability engineers face enormous pressure trying to keep these complex systems available, performing, and ready for growth—and they do it with stretched budgets and limited resources—leaving no time to explore new technologies that could make the difference between your company being innovative or obsolete.

Pythian site reliability engineers excel at building and managing these highly intricate systems. We combine our extensive experience with advanced technologies and best practices to deliver consistency, repeatability, and predictability. Working closely with Microsoft Windows, Linux, Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, and Microsoft Azure, we design, deploy,  and maintain highly optimized systems that can quickly adapt to changing business conditions.

Our infrastructure specialists start every project with a careful analysis of your existing IT infrastructure. From there, we will create an architecture that is agile, scalable, and able to meet your evolving business objectives. Our services include all aspects of architecture design from the conceptual level through to production, third-party integration, installation, and management.

Benefits of working with Pythian

  • Optimize hardware to improve capacity and reduce licensing costs
  • Create scalable systems to accommodate future growth/that grows with your business
  • Adopt new, disruptive technologies easily
  • Ensure high-system availability to support revenue-generating applications
  • Resolve recurring problems through the strategic use of automation
  • Implement turnkey security measures to conform to your business and regulatory needs
  • Ensure components work together seamlessly with expert guidance
  • Work with trusted advisors and proven technologies


  • Red Hat Certified Architects (RHCA)
  • Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCE)
  • VMware Certified Professionals (VCP)
  • Puppet Certified Professionals
  • MapR Certified Professionals
  • Cisco Certified Network Administrators (CCNA)
  • 8 AWS Business Accredited Professionals
  • 9 AWS Technical Accredited Professionals
  • 2 AWS Certified Solutions Architects
  • 5 Architecting with AWS Certifications
  • Oracle Platinum Partner: Oracle Enterprise Linux Specialized
  • Amazon Advanced Consulting Partner
  • Microsoft Silver Cloud Competency


  • Infrastructure: Amazon Web Services, VMware, RackSpace, Microsoft Azure, KVM, Heroku, Amazon OpsWorks, Amazon ElasticBeanstalk, Docker, Vagrant
  • Web / Application Architecture / Site Performance / Load Balancing: Apache, NGINX, JBoss, Apache Tomcat Rails, Node.js, DJango, PHP, Amazon CloudFront, Akamai, Amazon AutoScaling, Varnish Software, Memcached, Redis, Amazon ElastiCache, Red Hat Cluster Suite, F5 LTM (Local Traffic Manager) & GTM (Global Traffic Manager), Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, HAProxy
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Access Control:  OpenLDAP, RSA Authentication, Radius Authentication, MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) / Google Authenticator, Centrify / Powerbroker, SAML, OAuth
  • Environment Build and Deployment: Packer, PXE, Foreman, Red Hat Kickstart, Spacewalk, RedHat Satellite Service, Mrepo, Pulp
  • Orchestration / Service Discovery: Consul, Registrator, Consul Template, Shipyard, CloudFormation, Terraform
  • Configuration Management / Automation: Puppet, Chef, SaltStack, Ansible, Beaker, TestKitchen, ServerSpec, Berkshelf, r10k
  • Operational Visibility (Service Health Monitoring, Capacity Planning, and Reporting): Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Splunk, Graphite, Grafana, Cacti, SNMP, Diamond, CollectD, NRPE, Nagios, Sensu, CloudWatch

  • Release Management: GIT, SVN, Stash, GitLab, GitHub, BitBucket, Docker Registry Hub / Private Registry, Jenkins, Bamboo, TravisCI
  • Big Data Operations: Apache Hadoop, Cloudera, MapR, Hortonworks, Kafka, Storm, Oozie, Sqoop, Pig
  • Message Queuing: RabbitMQ, ZeroMQ, ActiveMQ, Amazon SQS
  • Storage: NFS File Server, iSCSI, Fiber Channel, NAS / SAN, Netapp, 3par, EMC, Multipath / MPIO, device-mapper, PowerPath
  • Security: Host based Firewalls (Iptables), SSL VPN (OpenVPN), IPSEC VPN (OpenSwan, LibraSwan), Amazon VPC, IAM, Security Groups & ACLs, SELinux, Auditing and hardening Linux servers
  • ITIL Service Operations (Incident, Problem, and Event Management): Design and implement change control solutions, Design and implement disaster recovery solutions, Design and implement business continuity solutions, Root-cause analysis investigation, Linux Kernel performance troubleshooting and tuning, Application performance troubleshooting and tuning
  • Backup and Recovery: Tivoli – TSM, HP DataProtector, Bacula, NetBackup, BackupExec, Rsync-based solution