One of the things I do is provide in-depth consulting and advisory services to companies, investors, individuals and institutions in the realm of containerization, DevOps, and microservices – with or without Kubernetes or Node.js.

Specifically, I have deep knowledge in the Cloud-Native vendor ecosystem, open source technologies, and solution architectures.  In the event you require something that is not my wheelhouse, I maintain a network of industry experts that I trust and work with.

Some of the consulting projects I love include:

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Architecture Evaluation
  • Technology Assessments
  • Training & Workshops
  • Rapid Prototyping.


Ross brings both depth and breadth of experience to the projects he supports. On the operations side, his experience with software deployments both small in large allows him to expertly advise on the most cost-effective and accessible means of accomplishing a project's immediate goals, while setting the groundwork for growth. This is complimented by his experience as an application architect and engineer, which he proactively draws on to help clients avoid pitfalls both large and small.  — Zebulon Young, former Director of Engineering, Fusion
Ross was working with Kubernetes before most people knew it was a thing that would matter. His technical expertise and connections within the industry are invaluable. Furthermore, what really sets him apart is his ability to train others and communicate effectively with both leadership and individual contributors. I’m a big fan of Ross and his work. - Kendall Miller, President at FairWinds

Strategic Thinking

I will work with your product and engineering teams to provide assistance with strategic thinking around the disruptive nature of Cloud-Native.

Some areas where I'm actively helping businesses include:

  • Understanding the business and technological value unlocked by Cloud-Native.
  • Roadmap planning for leveraging Cloud-Native technologies and methodologies.
  • Out of the box thinking around new product or platform launches.
  • Brainstorming sessions to provide an outside opinion and constructive criticism.

Schedule your free strategy session to see if there's a fit between us.

Technology Assessments

I love understanding technology and how all the pieces fit together to create services. This is especially true with Cloud-Native applications which can have many components.

To that end, I am happy and able to help business who are looking at refreshing their technology stack. This usually includes reviewing application architectures and deciding which pieces should fit into the puzzle, what frameworks to use and which vendors to work with.

Some of the application specific assessments I've done include:

  • Container monitoring SaaS comparison
  • Microservice log aggregation platform
  • Container SaaS image storage comparison

Do you need a third-party assessment of a technology or vendor? Schedule a consult now!