Modern businesses that have adapted to digital technologies have certainly stepped ahead from the traditional unconventional methods and are at par with the new age market dynamics.
However, as the companies work through integrated business operations, there arise newer challenges of measurement, saturation, and efficacy. Business leaders need to identify these towards enabling them in decision-making. There comes a need for specialized subject experts in software performance engineering.
One professional specialized IT organization that offers scientific solutions is Avekshaa Technologies Pvt Ltd, guided by its Founder and CEO, Rajinder Gandotra.
In an in-depth rendezvous with the CIOLOOK India team, Rajinder shed the light of his professional journey of inspiration, ideas, struggles, and challenges overcome with the plans for the future.
Below are the excerpts from the interview:
Please brief our audience about Aveksha Technologies Pvt Ltd, its USPs, and how you are currently positioned as one of the best progressive startups.
Avekshaa Technologies is a pioneer in application performance engineering and application performance management, which is solving the burning problems of the CIOs related to the performance, availability, and scalability of the business-critical application and IT systems. In a digital world, any failure in technology directly impacts business, its customer services, profitability and revenues. Avekshaa prevents and solves such problems and proactively improves customer experience, technology efficiency, and end-user productivity. The company continuously manages, improves, and assures the performance, availability, and scalability of complex enterprise applications, using a proprietary P-A-S-S™ assurance platform.
Avekshaa pioneered a paradigm shift in the way performance, availability, and scalability requirements are delivered to business-critical IT systems. For IT systems and applications in production, Avekshaa provides solutions to continuously improve QoS by moving the production management from sustain-to-improve and from Firefighting to proactively prevent, by modeling IT failures, failure/ breakpoints, and proactively ensuring that only bug-free CRs (change requests) are moved in the production.
In a development or migration program, using its P-A-S-S™ assurance platform Avekshaa is able to identify and solve serious Architecture – Design – Code issues much earlier in the development life cycle, as against discovering them during testing, through the use of its unique Modelling approach, thereby saving costly delays, avoiding missing business deadlines, or cost escalations.
Our USP is a proprietary P-A-S-S™ assurance platform, using which we continuously manage, improve, and assure the P-A-S of complex enterprise applications. Our vision is to put India on the world map by delivering high-end technology work from India.
Tell us more about Aveskshaa’s offerings and what aspects make it stand out in the cutthroat competition.
Avekshaa offers seven unique solutions that cover all application life-cycle stages:
- Production performance troubleshooting/tuning: rapidly isolate, diagnose and solve P-A-S issues in IT systems / Apps in production, thereby quickly bringing business back to normal.
- Application Performance Engineering (APE): Proactively engineer an application with high performance, efficiency, and reliability, thereby preventing late discovery of P-A-S failures in a development program.
- Application Migration Assurance (AMA) – Hassle-free migration proactively prevents and resolves the P-A-S failures in IT systems / Apps migration, thus preventing business disruption post-migration.
- Application Performance Management: Continuously improve QoS of production
applications, proactively improve P-A-S levels, and prevent surprise P-A-S failures for business-critical applications, thus delivering sustained, superior customer experience.
- Digital Transformation with superior customer experience: Assist businesses / enterprises to move to the target IT system, which is fast, efficient, and reliable, while mitigating risks related to P-A-S failures
- Performance Testing and Engineering: Takes performance testing to the next level of maturity, where we not only report P-A-S issues in IT Systems / Apps but also conduct deep and detailed RCA (root cause analysis) to identify the precise issues and help FIX them.
- Application Performance Monitoring: Monitor the performance and reliability of applications in real-time using Application Performance Monitoring (APM) products for diverse platforms and technologies, thereby ensuring business continuity for your enterprise.
Please brief us about your journey in the industry and how you have made Avekshaa excel in its niche.
I am the Founder and CEO of Avekshaa. Prior to this venture, I was formerly an Associate Vice President and Management Council Member at Infosys Technologies. Along with my team, I am building a world-class technology company, with a vision to be a global market leader in the P-A-S-S™ Assurance space. Our team’s relentless focus on the vision for Avekshaa since the company’s inception has resulted in several global recognitions – from both customers and the industry.
Our company has been consistently recognized for its excellence, innovation and value delivered. Avekshaa has successfully built a brand for itself in the performance engineering space. It has an installed base of over 60+ enterprise customers, has won 14+ awards and recognitions, and has multiple CXO-level references.
Being an experienced leader, share your opinion on how the adoption of modern technologies like AI and ML is impacting the startup space and how is Avekshaa adapting to the change?
AI and ML is going to automate a lot of mundane work and free up people’s time for higher-end work. Avekshaa’s product company appNeura has built a product in the AIOps space which uses AI and ML technologies. appNeura SNIPER product is an AIOps platform that uses big data, modern machine learning, and other advanced analytics technologies to, directly and indirectly enhance IT operations (monitoring, automation, and service desk) with proactive, personal, and dynamic insight.
appNeura products leverage deep understanding and experience in the performance engineering landscape through its verified and proven knowledge base of solving over 4,500+ real-life complex IT Operations and performance issues. Further, it is powered by its patents from USPTO (United States Patents and Trademarks Office).
Considering the current scenario, what initial challenges did you face, and what are the challenges now?
Initial challenges are engineering applications for performance, availability, and scalability, or managing QoS (quality of service) for apps in production is generally an afterthought. We had to educate customers on the best practice of managing and delivering QoS on a proactive basis.
What would be your advice to budding entrepreneurs who aspire to venture into your industry?
It is an era of entrepreneurship in India. The ecosystem support has increased tremendously over a period. I will advise budding entrepreneurs to leverage this opportunity – to build world-class products and solutions from India.
How do you envision scaling Avekshaa’s operations and offerings in the future?
Growth will come by way of adding more solutions and markets. We are planning to expand into new markets like the USA, Australia & the Middle East.