Systems Automation, Event Driven Orchestration, Continual Improvement through Innovation
The vision for HATech has been growing over the last 15 years. It started back in 2001 while Jon Hathaway was working for COLT Telecom as a Solutions Consultant. While working on some of the worlds greatest DotCom's a faster way was required to build and architect solutions. This need resulted in a tool for MS Visio that would allow any architect to build and document solutions consistantly, and then create a deployment manifest that would create the KickStart jobs to actually go deploy Server Configurations.
Move forward 15 years, and the same challenges exist. The landscape has changed and we are now in a world with Containers, serverless computing and VM's are common place, but the need for engineering skills that integrate and create deployment pipelines hasn't changed. HATech is about how can we help our customers get product and features into their customer hands as quickly and as reliably as possible.
As tomorrow is yet to happen, the ethos of everything we build and automate is to ensure the same pattern can be utilized over and over again on any platform. This ensures the underlying platform is driven by business needs and requirements, not just the technology. This agnostic approach affords our Customers the luxury of choosing different deployment targets as their needs dictate, ensuring a competitive edge is always maintained.
Like all entrepreneurs, Jon Hathaway has a clear vision of what the world will one day become. With nearly 30 years of system integration, IT Operations, Automation Engineering and Process Improvement the vision for HATech is actually quite simple:
"Help others be better, quicker and be more effective today than yesterday."
With so many advances in new Technologies and new patterns evolving daily, it is impossible for the typical in house IT or Operations team to stay upto date and current. HATech bring Tooling, Development and Leadership to existing teams, transforming business practices and driving rapid delivery of product into customers hands.
We accomplish this through partnering, mentoring and training of the existing team, aligning Leaderships goals and vision for the organization with the work being completed daily, and a simple servant-leader environment in which we leave no man behind, striving for excellence and accountability in everything we do.
We encourage Agile frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban and work with the teams to identify what Agile really needs to look like for the team we are working with. Each team is different, each team has different personalities and more important each organization has unique goals and aspirations that need to be executed on. By streamlining communication from the Leadership team, through development and through to the Operations teams we help start the process of building a BizDevOps culture that transcends the traditional business boundaries and silos.
A transplant from London, UK, Jon and his family moved to Las Vegas in 2013 to spearhead Cloud adoption in a brand new industry - Gaming. Having worked for many of the cloud and consulting companies around the world, Jon found success in bringing the first Openstack Private Cloud solution to Supernap in early 2014. Along with the gaming industry's first cloud based G2S Casino management sytem, Jon and his team introduced systems automation and rapid deployment to an aging Windows .NET Casino Management Platform, breathing new life and creating new opportunities around the globe.