Gremlin Announces ‘Status Checks’ To Make Chaos Engineering Safe in Production

Gremlin | June 24, 2020

Gremlin, the Chaos Engineering company founded by former Netflix and Amazon engineers, today announced the general availability of Status Checks. The new capability evaluates the health and stability of a system before attacking it, making it safer to run experiments in production. While Chaos Engineering has been widely adopted and evangelized among the world’s top performing IT organizations, safety is still a big concern for companies who have yet to fully embrace the practice.

“Safety is a core product principle at Gremlin and has been built into the product since the beginning,” said Matthew Fornaciari, CTO and Co-Founder of Gremlin. “Since launch in 2017, we’ve had a big red HALT button that makes it simple for Gremlin users to reactively rollback experiments, should an attack negatively impact the customer experience. Today, companies that have matured are automating more of their experiments with CI/CD, and they need a way to programmatically check the health of their systems and proactively stop an experiment. That’s Status Checks.”


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YOUNG & Associates Acquires IN-Line Consulting, LLC

YOUNG & ASSOCIATES | September 26, 2023

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Robinson Noble Joins Terraphase Engineering

Newswire | July 20, 2023

Terraphase Engineering Inc. (Terraphase), a leading environmental engineering and design firm, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Robinson Noble, an environmental consulting firm with a long-standing reputation for excellence in environmental characterization and remediation, water resources, water rights, and geotechnical engineering. The acquisition provides opportunities for both firms to combine their expertise and expand their offerings to private and public sector clients. "I have no doubt that the merger of Robinson Noble and Terraphase Engineering will be of mutual benefit to our clients," said Jim Hay, president of Robinson Noble. "Not only will our common service lines be strengthened by a larger team of professionals, but each firm brings new capabilities and expertise to bear in support of client projects. I can't wait to get started." William Carson, president of Terraphase, stated, "Our common company cultures make Terraphase and Robinson Noble a great fit together. Both companies are well recognized for commitment to our employees, the community, and the excellent work product we deliver for our clients. This combination will provide employee opportunities to expand their skill sets and contribute to projects across the country. For our existing clients, this geographic expansion allows us to deliver on larger projects in the Pacific Northwest and greatly expand our water and geotechnical service lines." About Terraphase Terraphase, headquartered in Oakland, California with 12 offices nationwide, is known for providing technical leadership on complex environmental and engineering challenges since its founding in 2010. With a team of interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial professional experts, our practitioner-led firm is committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions for our clients. About Robinson Noble Robinson Noble, based in Tacoma, Washington, began as a groundwater resources consulting firm in 1947. Today, they have developed into a full services environmental and geotechnical consulting firm with a reputation for providing clients with their technical expertise and high-quality deliverables.

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GlobalLogic Acquires Sidero, a Leading Software Engineering Firm in Ireland

Businesswire | July 11, 2023

GlobalLogic, a Hitachi Group Company and a leader in Digital Engineering, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sidero Ltd., an Ireland-based engineering services and cloud-native software development company with deep technology specialization in the Communications vertical. This strategic acquisition aims to bolster GlobalLogic's capabilities in the dynamic Communications technology sector, and expands its European presence in Ireland. Organizations in the Communications industry continue to be the most disruptive when it comes to digital transformation. Sidero’s expertise in technologies such as Radio Access Networks (RAN), Self-Optimizing Networks (SON), Cloud, and Agile development practices are a clear complement to GlobalLogic’s deep engineering portfolio. Sidero's talented experience design and engineering teams based in Athlone, Republic of Ireland & Newry, Northern Ireland, facilitate the creation of innovative solutions that will directly benefit GlobalLogic’s current and future clients. “We are thrilled to welcome the talented Sidero team into the GlobalLogic family.” said Nitesh Banga, President and CEO of GlobalLogic. “Our deep roots in Communications technology are a perfect complement to Sidero's expertise and competencies. With our combined strengths, we will bring tremendous value to our mutual clients and further enhance our leadership in this and other highly dynamic verticals.” "GlobalLogic has long been recognized for its digital engineering prowess, unique and diverse employee culture, as well as a delighted community of clients.” said Carmel Owens, CEO, Sidero. "We are excited about the synergies that will be created by our combined organizations, and we look forward to providing differentiated capabilities and enhanced value to our customers in Ireland and across the globe.” The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Under the agreement, Sidero will continue to operate with its existing leadership and staff as a wholly owned subsidiary of GlobalLogic. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approval and is expected to close in the second half of calendar 2023. About Sidero Sidero Ltd. was founded in Athlone in 2013 and today is home to one of Ireland’s most accredited and experienced teams of Software Engineers and Cloud Experts. Sidero builds mission critical software for some of the most successful Irish and global companies. The company was founded by a small team of engineers on the basis of trust and responsiveness. Today, it has a track record of delivering highly successful projects, with an entire organization that is agile and easy to do business with, ensuring that customers stay for the long term. Culturally diverse, Sidero has a team of 21 nationalities and is constantly investing in its people. Customers and staff alike love how we have adopted Scrum values as an organisation – Commitment; Courage; Focus; Openness and Respect. As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) partner, with accredited consultants, Sidero is increasingly using Cloud Native to build, deploy and run software that exploits the flexibility of cloud computing, i.e., delivering applications that users want at the pace that business needs. About GlobalLogic GlobalLogic is a leader in digital engineering. We help brands across the globe design and build innovative products, platforms, and digital experiences for the modern world. By integrating experience design, complex engineering, and data expertise—we help our clients imagine what’s possible and accelerate their transition into tomorrow’s digital businesses. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, GlobalLogic operates design studios and engineering centers around the world, extending our deep expertise to customers in the automotive, communications, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, media and entertainment, semiconductor, and technology industries. GlobalLogic is a Hitachi Group Company operating under Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), which contributes to a sustainable society with a higher quality of life by driving innovation through data and technology as the Social Innovation Business.

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Control Point Associates announces the acquisition of McLaughlin Engineering Company

PR Newswire | August 11, 2023

Control Point Associates is delighted to announce its purchase of McLaughlin Engineering Co. based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This company has been serving the tight-knit community for the past 85 years, specializing in land surveying services, hydrographic surveys, land planning, and UAV/aerial photogrammetry. This purchase holds significant importance as it marks Control Point's southernmost branch, reinforcing our commitment to the evolution of land surveying. The McLaughlin Family has played a crucial role in numerous high-profile projects throughout southeast Florida, extending their outreach beyond Broward County to Palm Beach County in the north and Miami-Dade County in the south. Earlier this month, the family excitedly shared the news with their trusted clients, stating, "McLaughlin Engineering Co. is delighted to announce our partnership with Control Point Associates, a renowned National Surveying Firm. The McLaughlin Family and our dedicated staff are thrilled by this significant advancement for our brand and services." Over the past 85 years, the family has established a robust network of clients who will seamlessly transition with them during this process. Established in 1992, Control Point strategically operates throughout the country, providing the necessary expertise for critical projects and delivering high-quality survey documents in a cost-efficient manner. Richard A. Butkus, Jr., President and Managing Partner of Control Point, expresses his enthusiasm, explaining "We are delighted to welcome McLaughlin Engineering Co. to our organization. Collaborating with the McLaughlin family enables us to expand our presence into a completely new geographic market while enhancing our land surveying and geospatial expertise through their valuable addition to our ever-growing family." With the purchase of McLaughlin Engineering Company, Control Point Associates will establish its twelfth (12th) office. This new branch expands the firm's workforce to over 210 full-time team members, comprising 55 field crews, 19 Licensed Professional Land Surveyors, and 4 Florida Surveyor and Mappers. As Control Point Associates continues to expand its presence to new locations and invest in its team members, we remain steadfast in our commitment to revolutionize the land surveying industry. About Control Point Associates, Inc. For over 30 years, Control Point Associates, Inc. has provided the talent needed for the jobs and projects critical to client success by delivering quality survey documents in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. Control Point Associates is uniquely qualified to perform any necessary land surveying services including but not limited to commercial, construction, geospatial, residential and consultation.

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