[Case Study] How Oxalis Enabled Starfish Space’s Expansion

Posted on 06.14.2023
Written by Blanca Vazquez

The Challenge

  • Disconnected DevOps teams
  • Aerospace startup facing rapid scaling
  • ITAR compliant hosting
  • Un-reliable & unprotected software environment

Our Approach

Oxalis performed a system introspection to understand Starfish Space’s security requirements, tools, and processes. We assessed the suitability of AWS GovCloud for meeting Starfish Space’s objectives of setting up an ITAR-compliant environment that fulfills their current needs and allows for future scalability. Oxalis designed, configured, and implemented Jira Software in an ITAR-compliant environment hosted in AWS GovCloud.

Oxalis expanded the environment over time to include Confluence and GitLab. Additionally, we provided training, ongoing security monitoring, support, maintenance, and operations activities, and efficient data management practices

What Starfish Space says about Oxalis

“When we sought out a trusted partner for DevOps platforms and hosting under heavy compliance for Aerospace, we found Oxalis. During our most uncertain times as a space startup, Oxalis’s commitment to us and ultimate belief in our business never wavered and has been demonstrated countless times.

We have now realized our product vision and are rapidly expanding, and Oxalis was there for the entire journey. I can recommend this company without hesitation and look forward to working with them on future technology projects.”


The Outcome

  • Successfully implemented an ITAR-compliant Atlassian Data Center environment and GitLab environment hosted in AWS GovCloud.
  • Established a reliable and scalable environment capable to support more than a 100% increase in user count and expansion of their toolset.
  • Execute regularly scheduled maintenance windows to ensure their software environment and applications are up-to-date with the latest features and security patches.
  • Developed long-term partnerships to share security, DevSecOps, data management, and knowledge management best practices to support their rapid expansion.

Services Provided

  • Compliant Jira Software & Confluence implementation in AWS
  • Security, Maintenance, and Data Management Advisory
  • Compliant Installation in GitLab Installation in AWS
  • Secure, Expandable, Unified Environment
  • Enterprise Service Management

About Starfish Space

Starfish Space is a pioneering aerospace company at the forefront of cutting-edge space exploration. Their mission is to redefine the boundaries of human reach, utilizing innovative technologies and strategic collaborations to unlock new frontiers.

Fuel Aerospace Success with Oxalis

Our extensive industry experience as an Atlassian Partner, enables us to deliver exceptional results for Aerospace companies. Our team creates, develops, and executes customized solutions that cater to the unique requirements of your business and can easily adapt as you grow and evolve.

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