SoftwareMill is a 40-strong remote software house with HQ in Warsaw, Poland. They build Java and Scala-based software for US, UK and South African customers, focusing on the financial and telecommunication industries.
SoftwareMill keeps their internal operation software on their dedicated servers (dedicated means they’re not shared with anyone else) to achieve top performance while retaining control that would not be possible with the omnipresent cloud. But utilizing your own machines has its drawbacks.
Firstly, time needs to be devoted to managing the infrastructure - tech administration staff is required to maintain the servers and keep them up to date.
Secondly, no matter how powerful the server is, you still need to divide it into smaller, more manageable chunks - the so-called virtual machines (independent virtual operating systems created on a server). This can be done by complicated manual coding or by employing expensive virtualization suites.
Both of those activities need expertise of a technical team - effort and time that would definitely yield better results elsewhere.
Since SoftwareMill grew twofold in the last two years, they needed a solution that not only solved those two problems, but also scales easily when needed. Enter Virtsimple, the simplest virtualization panel for dedicated servers.