We design, build, and run infrastructure.

We are systems architects, engineers, and managers who figure out elegant ways to make complex things work well. We work on projects large and small, usually centered on connecting readily-available technologies in pragmatic ways to achieve just the right effect for the least cost. In other words, we specialize in matching off-the-shelf technology to achieve sophisticated goals, where purpose-built products don’t exist and custom solutions are too costly.

We train deeply in how to solve complex problems, because we think that judgment – knowing what tools and what force to apply, where, and when – is a skill that can be learned. Moreover, using powerful algorithmic tools we’ve developed to improve decision-making, good judgment can be systematized and repeated. Good judgment can save you time, money, and a whole lot of effort far into the future.

Here are some examples of how we think about solving problems. Most are related to business, some are just opinions; we hope you’ll find them helpful in getting a sense of how we think.