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A cutting-edge iPaaS platform requires a robust, versatile infrastructure that scales with its customers. The Patchworks infrastructure is built on Kubernetes, a technology that has revolutionised how we deploy, manage, and scale our applications:
Microservices are used to build the Patchworks platform - small, independent services that communicate with each other, allowing for flexibility, scalability, and easier maintenance.
API first is key for powerful integrations. Our next-generation dashboard is driven by powerful APIs which means we can integrate with any other API simply and seamlessly.
Cloud-native development facilitates our microservice architecture, Kubernetes deployments, DevOps infrastructure as code, and much more!
Headless is exactly what you'd expect for an API-first platform. The Patchworks backend is built with our own API, which is then consumed by the dashboard for general use.
We use AWS RDS for all critical databases. Our databases have full redundancy with one ‘read’ and one ‘write’ copy of each.
Each database copy is hosted in a separate availability zone so, in the unlikely event of a failure in one zone, we can fall back to the other.
Real-time logs (via web sockets) can be viewed while a process flow runs, with visibility of request, response and payload information at every step.
Logs are retained for one month for retrospective problem-solving.
Webhooks, events, and inbound API requests can all be tracked through the Patchworks Dashboard - you don’t need to be an engineer to figure out when/where execution errors occur.
We manage all API updates for our library of prebuilt connectors.
We take care of all supported authentication mechanisms (OAuth, token, API key, etc.).
We've removed all the complexity when it comes to building and maintaining new integrations.
Our multi-tenant architecture means that customers have the benefits of shared software and infrastructure, secure in the knowledge that each customer's data is isolated and invisible to other tenants.
Multi-tenancy provides a much faster solution, since we only search one set of data rather than everything - all database operations and secret storage is per-tenant.
Multi-tenancy allows flexibility for change - if necessary we can 'lift and shift' a tenant to a new database, or to a faster region, or even to a completely different cloud provider in a different continent!
Infrastructure updates are made via IaC (Infrastructure as Code).
Infrastructure updates are peer-reviewed and authorised before being merged.
All production code flows through development and staging review cycles before release to production.
Every release must pass both automated and hands-on testing by our QA team.
Product penetration testing is performed annually by an external, CREST-accredited organisation.
Our Kubernetes nodes live in private subnets.
All key ingresses are IP whitelisted.
We adopt a 'least privilege' model for our development team, and also for users of our AWS and Kubernetes infrastructure.
All key business systems must be accessed via a VPN
All staff use LastPass to generate and store strong passwords - 2FA access to LastPass is mandated.
Access is managed via role-based permissions, so only authorised users can access integrations and data for their company profile(s).
Audit logs provide a complete history of all user account activity, including Patchworks users.
Users always control their own passwords - password resets are never performed on behalf of other users.
Single sign-on via Google is supported.