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by Robert Treat

For companies experiencing issues associated with growth and scalability of their customer-facing websites, OmniTI is the leading Web Scalability and Performance provider using a cross-disciplinary approach to achieve unparalleled levels of web and database performance to enable revenue growth, outstanding customer experience, underlying infrastructure reliability and faster time-to-value.


Bloomfield Hills, MI

The Taubman Company owns, manages, develops and acquires retail properties that deliver superior performance to their shareholders. They create extraordinary retail properties where customers choose to shop, dine and be entertained; and where retailers can thrive. OmniTI initially took over their customer email program, and quickly accepted responsibility for the design and management of their web architecture and infrastructure. Today, we build and manage their web sites, designing new features and microsites as needed; transmit and report for their email marketing program; and build their applications.

New York, NY

Gilt Groupe provides instant insider access to today’s top designer labels, at up to 60 percent off retail. Members find something new every day for women, men, kids and home, as well as exclusive local services and experiences, and one-of-a-kind travel packages. OmniTI was brought in to provide expert-level experience with databases, and help bring stability to their internal development and operations teams. We have helped them transition through numerous software upgrades, track down the causes of a number of production-level incidents, and even helped to plan and execute a data center migration.

Redmond, WA

A few years ago Microsoft decided to integrate its core products, such as Windows and SQL Server, with heavily sought after open source projects. This has culminated in ongoing investments in PHP Core for Windows, IIS improvements like FastCGI and the PHP Driver for SQL Server. OmniTI has been working with Microsoft to develop WordPress support for SQL Server and SQL Azure, and to keep the integration updated with the latest Wordpress features and patches.

Burr Ridge, IL

Alli Sports, a subsidiary of NBC Sports, brings together the best news, videos, music, culture, blogs and pictures from events like the Dew Tour and Gatorade Free Flow Tour. Alli Sports asked for OmniTIʼs help to achieve their business objectives: empowering affiliates to publish their own content for the first time, and accommodating a dramatic increase in site traffic while simultaneously cutting production time in half. OmniTI created a custom CMS and architected the site to withstand dramatic shifts in site traffic. The new Alli Sports web site reflects the cutting-edge for the hundreds of thousands of users who access it each month, with robust support for managing and leveraging rich text, audio and video files.

New York, NY

Ora TV is an on-demand digital television network founded in 2012 by television host Larry King and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. Ora TV both produces and distributes television shows including Larry King Now, Politicking with Larry King, Recessionista and Jesse Ventura Off The Grid. Since its founding, Ora has produced a number of television shows starring well-known personalities. Ora TV also produces short-form shows that air exclusively on YouTube.

San Francisco, CA

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is the non-profit foundation dedicated to bringing free content to the world, and the organization behind Wikipedia. Weʼre working with them to develop a new, Article Feedback Tool that is, in their words, ”. . .an ‘on-ramp’ to engage readers to contribute to Wikipedia - and become editors over time.„

New York, NY

Tumblr lets users effortlessly share anything: text, photos, quotes, links, music and videos, from the browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever users happen to be. OmniTI audited the monitoring infrastructure and recommended additional metrics to improve Tumblr’s insight into their rapidly-growing infrastructure.

Washington, DC

Perhaps best known for its magazine, National Geographic has been quick to embrace new technologies, and their television network and web sites are enriching all our lives in ways we never before imagined. National Geographic came to us looking for a complete package. They needed to build a relationship with someone they could trust to handle not only their infrastructure and scalability needs, but also build sophisticated web applications and elegant user interfaces. We are very proud of our involvement with building the online National Geographic Magazine and Your Shot, which have earned two Webby Awards for National Geographic.

New York, NY

Condé Nast is home to some of the world’s most celebrated media brands. In the United States, Condé Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines, four business-to-business publications, 27 websites, and more than 40 apps for mobile and tablet devices, all of which define excellence in their categories. OmniTI created a sweepstakes-driven lead generation engine for Conde Nast’s Vogue Fashion Night Out initiative in the summer of 2010.


The Big Picture

Our engineering culture focuses on trust amongst our departments and a strong sense of responsibility to the customer. We collaborate with your business and tech staff to prioritize your best opportunities. If you work with proprietary technologies, we understand the licenses. We help you navigate the licensing to find the best match for your situation. If you work with Open Source, we can help. Learn More →

We select the right technology for each project to create optimal user experience. Active in more than 70 Open Source projects, we have an unmatched level of web technology experience that allows us to architect technology-agnostic solutions. When the existing technologies don't fit the bill, we innovate — it's in our blood. Learn More →

Based upon a time-proven methodology we solve the problems that arise when popularity strikes. Scalability challenges are what we live for. Weʼve seen it all and are ready to solve your issues. Learn More →

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Long before the DevOps movement had a name, OmniTI has been focused on automation and cross-disciplinary teamwork to accelerate the complete software lifecycle. Our services range from assessment through coaching to implementation - allowing you to enjoy the benefits of DevOps no matter your current practices. Learn More →

We don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk:

As online architectures evolve, the cycle of design-build-maintain churns. The engineers at OmniTI understand that the next design effort is just as important as the current maintenance effort. Developers too often search for an end in perfection. Engineers search for excellence that endures.

Iʼm proud to be surrounded by such an excellent team of engineers here at OmniTI.

~ Theo Schlossnagle, Founder

Over the last 20 years, OmniTI has modified the code, created the documentation, configured, tested, and run systems across hundreds of projects for clients around the world. We’ve helped our clients drive business value from our innovation, and contributed back to thousands of lines of code to open source communities around the world. We’d love to do the same for you.