What is OpsCare?

Dedicated 24/7 Ruby on Rails Operations as a Service from the experts

OpsCare® provides you with full around the clock monitoring and support for your Ruby on Rails application. Our team is located in three time-zones around the world providing complete follow-the-sun support to make sure your application is always available

Sleep well! We wear the pagers so you don’t have to!

We combine CloudWatch and our own custom monitoring tools to ensure your application is online and doing what you expect it to do and VictorOps to wake us up if it goes wrong. We set this up for you and wear the pager so that you don't get woken up at 2am if your site goes down. Sleep well :)

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OpsCare in More Depth:

Build Features not Deployment Tools

The success of your business depends on the features you make and deploy to your customers. It is critical that your site is up and available, but your attention should be on new features. Reinteractive’s OpsCare takes responsibility for keeping your application online 24x7 so you don't have to spend time and resources on this.

Painless Scaling

reinteractive's OpsCare is built from the ground up to handle simple, painless scaling. We don't run your app on massive servers to be prepared for demand. We use the least amount of compute you need for a reliable service and allow you to scale up within minutes of needing it. Does your application load increase at breakfast, lunch and dinner? Use our scheduled scaling tools to add extra capacity during these times or scale down your staging environments after hours.

Performance Management with Skylight.io

Rails applications are complex things. Skylight provides in depth reporting on exactly where your application is spending time wrapped up in a beautifully easy to use interface with weekly reports. Every OpsCare package includes Skylight.io as part of the monthly subscription fee.

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Built on AWS

reinteractive's OpsCare® is built on top of the worlds leading cloud provider, AWS. We don't lock you in to a proprietary hosting environment — we build a robust, scalable environment utilizing the wide range of tools available in the AWS stack. Should you cancel your OpsCare service, we return your whole stack on your AWS account, simple.

Your application can be hosted in one or more of the eleven geographic regions currently available to AWS customers.

If database privacy is an issue, you can host the data in your local region. If your application has heavy load in multiple parts of the world, you can host your app in multiple regions to reduce local latency.

Prebaked Deployment

The OpsCare stack provides your developers with a command line deployment tool for both staging and production environments. We prebake all deployments so that production servers are not touched until the new environment is ready and rollbacks are simple.

Ask us for more information about the speed and scalability of Prebaked deployments

Security Patches Handled

The latest Spectre security issue just came out? As an OpsCare customer this is a side story for you as these critical security patches are applied to your infrastructure automatically by our team. Spectre and Meltdown patches were implemented across all our clients within 24 hours of release, we'll look after your stack.

Change Your Environment With Impunity

Need to deploy a new type of background worker? Need to provision AWS Lambda? Have DNS changes to make? Want to add more servers? No problem. Your monthly fee includes all changes you need done on your infrastructure, for no additional charge.

12-Factor, Because it's Right

We created OpsCare to follow the 12 Factor rules. We'll help you move your application to this level of dependency and reliability.

Radiopaedia needed a new operations provider for their world-class site which provides an indispensable learning resource for medical professionals internationally.

Radiopaedia signed up for reinteractive’s OpsCare® service for the peace of mind in knowing that their site was always up and functional. This 24/7 ongoing hosting and maintenance package ensures applications are fully supported, monitored and maintained on the server side. The client still maintains full access to the code base.

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I've been really impressed with the OpsCare service reinteractive has offered to date, particularly in regard to the recent cutover from our previous supplier.
Assoc. Prof. Frank Gaillard, Founder and CEO, Radiopaedia

What Does OpsCare Cost?

SETUP FEE

$1,950

A one off charge of $1,950
to setup and migrate your infrastructure.

PER MONTH

FROM $495

OpsCare is charged at $0.75 per AWS base rate $ spent with a minimum of $495 per month, in addition to the monthly AWS fees.

OpsCare Cost Examples

Two breakdown examples of the costs running AWS and OpsCare

Example 1

  • 2 Web servers with load balancer
  • backend redundant database
  • caching server
  • with database snapshots and offsite backups

Estimated AWS spend $500 per month
+
OpsCare cost $0.75 * $500 = $375*
(*less than the minimum $495)
= $500 AWS + $495 OpsCare (minimum)

TOTAL: $995/month

Example 2

  • 4 Web servers with load balancer
  • larger capacity redundant database
  • caching server
  • with database snapshots and offsite backups

Estimated AWS spend $1500 per month
+
OpsCare cost $0.75 * $1500 = $1,125*
(*more than the minimum $495)
= $1,500 AWS + $1,125 OpsCare

TOTAL: $2,625/month

What You Get With OpsCare

Our standard stack covers a majority of all Rails applications in production and consists of:

  • One App Role running the current version of Rails
  • Worker Role backended onto Redis or your database
  • PostgreSQL AWS RDS Database
  • AWS ElastiCache Memcached Service
  • AWS ElastiCache Redis Service
  • AWS S3 for file storage
  • Scheduled task server (cron tasks)
  • Separate Production and Staging Environments
  • Up to 1 million requests per month
  • Route53 management of up to 10 domains
  • OpsCare backup service

If your app has any complexities outside of our standard stack such as a search server, FTP, older version or Rails, web sockets, multiple SSL load balanced end points, extra environments, non PostgreSQL databases, specialised (non RDS) PostgreSQL databases, in place deployments, specific OS or distros or some other service or role you need managed, then we can implement this for you.

And if your application runs an older version of Rails more than one major version older than current, for example, a Rails 3 server when Rails 5 is the current version, there is an incremental monthly fee for support.

There is a setup fee and we'll need to help you migrate your system over to OpsCare. Your application might also need some of reinteractive's Professional development services to get it up to a point where it can run on OpsCare.

Do You Support Apps in Heroku?

Yes! The monthly pricing for stacks hosted on the Heroku® platform is $395 for the first two dynos and $25 for each additional dyno your stack requires.

The best way to work out the cost of your environment is to contact us and we'll give you an obligation free consultation to work it out.

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Common Questions About OpsCare

  • Just $0.75 per AWS $ spent? Is that really possible?

    Absolutely. Because we build your application environment from scratch, utilizing the 12 Factor principles, we can ensure your application environment is trouble free and take advantage of economies of scale across all our OpsCare clients, big and small.

    This, coupled with being one of the largest Ruby on Rails focused agencies in the Asia Pacific region means we can pass these savings onto you. It just makes sense.

  • You will make changes to our environment for free?

    Yes. Unlike some, we take full responsibility for our client's production environments, and because of this, we can make changes rapidly and simply. Our team are trained and certified AWS experts, so we can solve pretty much everything.

    In fact, the best way for you to work with us is to chat to us first if you want to change your environment to do something. We might already have a solution we can put in place rapidly, reducing your time to make changes. After all, our team are Rails experts.

    Very rarely though, our clients ask for something that is brand new or experimental, and in these cases we might work with you on a paid consulting basis to get the best outcome. But we'll always work with you if this is the case.

  • Can I purchase reserved instances?

    Yes, you can. Though the OpsCare fee is based on the rate AWS would have billed you if you had no reserved instances.

  • Can't I just build this myself on AWS?

    Well, yes, of course. But then you wouldn't need OpsCare right?

    The other point is that your team will only be looking after one application stack. Every time there is a change or security update, they have to learn about it and get to apply it once. Our team looks after many Rails applications stacks, so every time something comes out, we can quickly apply that same learning across many clients, thus the saving.

    OpsCare also helps mitigate the key person risk that many organisations have.

  • What if my application fails due to a non operations reason?

    Well, then you are in luck! Because we are a Ruby on Rails development shop, one of our team can dive in and fix it, so even if your Rails app goes offline because someone accidently pushed a code error, our team can investigate and get it running again.

  • Will I get billed for application code related failures?

    Yes. We've spent many years working out the best solution on this and sometimes application code fails at the worst of times. It's not an operations failure, but your site is still down.

    In these cases, our team will proactively start inspecting and repairing your application. We will raise a ticket and give you a chance to say "No, it's all good, don't work on it, we'll fix it" and if we get a reply from you within half an hour, we'll stop without charge.

    But if our team needs to work on your application code base to get your application running again, we will go ahead and work for up to four hours without any further request from you to get your application back on line, we will send you an appropriate invoice the following day for the time spent at our ad hoc rates.

    In any case, our team will only do the minimum needed to get your application back online and serving requests successfully. You'll then get details of what was done and what needs to be done for a more permanent fix, which you can ask us to do if you like.

    See our Terms of Use under the section "OpsCare Emergency Development" for more details of what is covered and what is not.

  • Can I prepay for emergency support for a discount?

    Yes! You can pre purchase hours and get prepayment discounts instead of receiving invoices for ad hoc rates. This is a far more cost-effective solution and your account manager can discuss what is available.

  • Can I get reinteractive to look after my Rails code as well?

    Absolutely! We have our CodeCare® service for exactly that. And even better, if you get both OpsCare and CodeCare, you get the CarePackage $75 per month discount!

  • Which of your development team work on this?

    None of them :) We have a dedicated operations team at reinteractive who look after our CodeCare and OpsCare services. Your operations updates are done by this team and every change is reviewed by at least one other person on our team to ensure quality before it is published.

  • We have an active development team on the application, can we use OpsCare?

    Absolutely. OpsCare works well with developers. We have a suite of command line tools that make it possible for your developers to deploy with abandon.

  • If I want to cancel OpsCare, what is involved?

    Well, we hope you will never want to, but if you do, the way we build our stack is industry standard, and we simply give you the root password to your AWS account and disconnect it from our OpsCare stack. Your development team can install something like Capistrano (we will even give helpful advice on how to do this in the last month of your service) and you will be 100% solo, no problem.

    It's a philosophy of reinteractive to never lock in a client artificially. We believe clients will stay with us because of our service, not because it's hard to go elsewhere.

  • We had our app built by a certain other company, will you still offer this service?

    Yes.

  • Couldn't I hire reinteractive for a month of OpsCare, get everything setup and then get a refund?

    Well, yeah, you could. It wouldn't be very nice, but we do let you cancel any time if you are not happy. It's up to you, but we only offer the refund once.

  • Do you take equity or other financial interest for a discount?

    No.

  • Is there a discount for non profits or charities?

    Yes there is, contact us for details.

  • Can you invoice me and we'll pay by bank transfer or cheque?

    Yes, but you need to pay for at least 6 months in advance.

  • Will reinteractive sign a special negotiated contract for this service?

    No. This is a monthly subscription product and we provide a very specific set of circumstances. Our Master Services Agreement is the one we use for the Ruby on Rails OpsCare product, and we believe it should cover pretty much any issue you have (if not, please feel free to contact us to discuss the points that you are concerned about).

Our Services

We build stable, well-tested software, built with Ruby on Rails and Javascript. reinteractive provides a complete solution from project scoping, to UX, design, web and mobile development, through to hosting and maintenance. All driven by our seamless, agile project management processes.

We are experts at large, complex and customised solutions. Bring us your ideas, wish list, integration problem or technical need and we will solve it.

  • AppWorkshop - Consultation & Project Scoping

    We work hard to find the right digital solution for you. Through our AppWorkshop we work with you to identify opportunities and engage in expert planning for business-critical applications. The aim is to get your application delivered and operating as fast as possible, with the viewpoint of incrementally adding features as the site matures and grows.

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  • User Experience (UX) Design
  • Visual Design
  • Web & Mobile App Development
  • OpsCare® Managed Hosting
  • CodeCare® Code Maintenance
  • AppReview
  • Code Inspect Service
  • Ruby on Rails Upgrade Support
  • Salesforce & Heroku Custom Solutions
  • storeConnect ecommerce for Salesforce

AppWorkshop - Consultation & Project Scoping

We work hard to find the right digital solution for you. Through our AppWorkshop we work with you to identify opportunities and engage in expert planning for business-critical applications. The aim is to get your application delivered and operating as fast as possible, with the viewpoint of incrementally adding features as the site matures and grows.

Learn more about AppWorkshop - Consultation & Project Scoping

Our Guarantee to You

If you are not completely happy with the result of your bespoke development project when we are done, we will give you $10,000 worth of our development time, at no charge, to make it right.

Our OpsCare® and CodeCare® services also have their own simple one month refund and guarantee which you can read in our Terms of Use.

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