Workers in the tech world know it better than anyone else: industry competitiveness is fierce, and it keeps companies lean. No one can afford to lag behind, or to not take opportunities when they appear. Some of the biggest stumbling blocks for tech companies – whether they’re looking to expand, or just sustain themselves – are their own systems and infrastructure. You may come up with great ideas and bold new directions in which to go. But if your infrastructure isn’t scalable, flexible and reliable, you’re fundamentally restricted in how fast you can grow and how well you can operate.