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A full-service, customer-centric consult group focused on delivering innovative software development and training.


Cloud Native

Grand Cloud believes in a Cloud Native approach, developing applications with a Cloud-First mentality. A Cloud Native Architecture is one that has global scale and strong consistency and communicates over a Service Mesh.  Our expertise with Cloud Native includes a variety of tools such as Kubernetes, Istio, Vault, Consul, and Fauna.


DevOps combines the roles of software development and operations. Grand Cloud’s DevOps engineers have deep expertise in tools such as Sentinel, Terraform, and Ansible for building the infrastructure on AWS and Google Cloud.

Data Pipelines

Data pipelines use all of the data flowing through an enterprise to make real time and mission critical decisions to drive business value.  We have experience building these type of pipelines with Kafka, Spark, Flink, Cassandra, and other tools.

Enterprise and Web Development

Grand Cloud teams have a proven track record of building software solutions across dozens of business domains. Our engineers can handle the full life cycle of development or augment your existing teams. We have broad platform experience in technologies like Java, Scala, Akka, Python, Node.JS, JavaScript, Angular, React/Redux, and many more.



Ryan Knight

Chief Executive Officer

Ryan is a technical thought leader with extensive experience in cloud native architectures, large scale distributed systems and data pipelines. He first started Java Consulting at the Sun Java Center and has since worked and consultant at a wide variety of companies such as Oracle, Riot Games, Deloitte, LightBend, DataStax and Starbuck. From the diverse number of projects he has gained extensive experience with a wide variety of technologies including Scala, Java, Cassandra, Vault, Istio and Kubernetes. He enjoys working with clients helping them to solve their most difficult challenges. Ryan regularly does trainings and has spoken at conferences around the world, such as Scale by the Bay, QCon, JavaOne, Devoxx, JavaZone, Cassandra Summit and many others.

Henrik Engström

Chief Technical Officer

Henrik has over 20 years of professional development experience and 35 years of computer programming knowledge. During his professional years he has gathered vast domain knowledge in the financial, retail, and online gambling industries. He has worked with everything from low-level machine coding to high flying BPM diagrams. The last 10 years, Henrik's focus has been on building scalable, resilient, and elastic architectures that are able to handle the traffic demanded by state of the art systems. Henrik has presented at world-leading tech conferences such as JavaOne, OSCON, Scala eXchange, DevNexus, and Jfokus among others, and he was awarded a JavaOne Rock Star title in 2016.

Benjamin Edwards

Senior Consultant

Benjamin's background and interest is in making slow things fast and large things distributed. He also moonlights as a systems architect when asked nicely. He has the unique expertise of having worked extensively with the entire technology stack from high level application architecture and development down to network infrastructure. Professional for the better part of a decade, prior convictions include working for most of the large investment banks in the square mile of London and a brief stint at Google and more than one startup.


Our team of engineers are located in the US, Europe, Central and South America.  They have a board range of experience across a variety of technologies.  

For all inquiries, please contact us at info@grandcloud.com.