Grid Dynamics was founded in 2006 based on the premise that cloud computing was about to disrupt the enterprise technology landscape the same way the Internet disrupted the client/server era.
As we saw it, software was “eating the world,” and cloud evolution was driven by two factors: (a) rapid increase in the scale of data, events, and transactions processed by applications; and (b) rapid acceleration of cycle times to develop new features, test new ideas, and evolve new services to address the insatiable appetite of all businesses and consumers for more digital services.
This kind of scale and speed could not be addressed by traditional enterprise IT architectures, technology stacks, processes, and tools. Open source technologies were replacing proprietary software vendors like Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft. Monolithic applications were being redesigned as API-accessible services. DevOps became a way of life. Finally, the cloud provided developers with instant access to vitally-needed infrastructure that was both infinitely scalable and adjustable on demand.
Companies needed a lot of help to understand, embrace, and transition to new architectures. This created an opportunity for Grid Dynamics to become the new IT services company focused on next-generation application architectures & cloud enablement.