PRODUCT OWNERSHIP AND IMPLEMENTATION
Merlin’s experienced Scrum Masters and Product Owners manage and implement enterprise applications via sprint cycles, which involve sprint planning and feature prioritization, continuous testing, daily scrums, end of sprint demonstrations, and iterative retrospectives. This model allows us to consistently deliver quality solutions for new application efforts as well as O&M activities for installed applications. Additionally, configuration management, code reviews and change management processes aligning to customer operations are embraced as a part of application implementation.
Merlin implements enterprise applications utilizing cloud-based service offerings for Infrastructure (IaaS), Platforms (PaaS), and Software (SaaS). Similarly, we help our customers leverage any of these services as a part of broader solution efforts, and routinely factor in the implications of doing so for all application efforts. By leveraging these service models, Merlin can establish fully functioning development environments (dev, test, staging, sandbox and production to name a few) to build custom applications or to install, configure, test and promote COTS solutions to production environments – all in the cloud. Customers no longer have to build expensive on-premises data and network operations centers to deploy applications.
Internet based computing, or cloud-computing, is a trend that is here to stay. As more companies move to the cloud for their IT services, it is critical to provide tools and solutions that will function accordingly. Our teams deliver:
- Enterprise Applications with Distributed Computing Environments
- Virtual Machine (VM) deployed solutions, enabling manageable Cloud Computing services
- Service-Based Application Architectures
- Thin-client and Browser-Based User Interfaces
- Cloud-based Storage Solutions
Merlin deploys NIST, FISMA, HIPAA, and other regulation-compliant enterprise applications across multiple platforms, including public, private, hybrid, and mobile. Our engineers work collaboratively with our customers to analyze and fully vet the implications of each deployment model, factoring in existing architectures, functionality, cost, service levels, security, and feasibility. Our solution approach acknowledges that one size does not fit all, and leverages agile principles to support ongoing changes that allow customers to move operations to the cloud in a highly controlled and strategic fashion.