• The Server Labs is now an "AWS Advanced Partner"

    That way our customers can benefit from our access to AWS Private Betas, upfront insight into AWS Product Roadmap etc...

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  • The Server Labs supports the Helix Nebula Marketplace

    The Helix Nebula Marketplace offers a European Cloud Marketplace service that is compliant with EU regulations and legislation through collaboration between commercial providers and public e-Infrastructures.

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  • National award for BBVA’s new global corporate security platform Faro

    BBVA’s corporate security application which has been developed by a consortium formed by The Server Labs and GMV has been awarded as the best installed and operative security system in Spain during Seguritecnia’s XXVII Edition ...

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  • Gaia has been launched into space 

    The Server Labs are very happy to have been able to contribute to the successful launch of the Gaia mission. We have been working with ESA (European Space Agency) already for a number of years on various IT projects around the Gaia mission...


  • The Server Labs is now a G-Cloud supplier 

    The Server Labs has been selected as services supplier to the UK Government’s G-Cloud ii CloudStore. Currently The Server Labs offers nine different Cloud services through the CloudStore including ... Click here to read the full article.
  • The Server Labs reviews the IT architecture of BBVA’s “tugestionline” 

    We have carried out a technical audit for BBVA’s online platform “tugestionline” to evaluate its performance, highlight possible areas of improvement and requirements for further scalability of the system, bringing in an external view.

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  • The Server Labs boosts the performance of Metro de Madrid’s driver support system

    The Server Labs is leading the improvement of ARCO, Metro de Madrid’s real-time information system for its train drivers, expected to reduce CPU usage.

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  • The Server Labs is taking e-encuesta.com to the Amazon Cloud

    The Server Labs has taken the popular online survey application from a traditional server-based environment to the Cloud. The Server Labs Rapid Cloud Transition was the key in the smooth migration.

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  • Big science teams up with big business to kick-start European cloud computing

    Geneva, 1 March 2012. Today a consortium of leading IT providers, including The Server Labs, and three of Europe’s biggest research centres (CERN1, EMBL2 and ESA3) announced a partnership to launch a European cloud computing platform.

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  • The Server Labs will reform the architecture of BBVA’s corporate security application

    The Server Labs has been chosen by BBVA to develop a completely revised version of its corporate security application Faro in order to unify and streamline the application throughout all countries in which BBVA operates. Click here.


Software Engineering

We believe that many projects nowadays ignore the importance of software engineering. In order to deliver projects in the shortest time as possible, project managers often cut corners on methodologies and best practices that could mean a longer startup but would minimise the overall risk and reduce the overall development time. For example, the adoption of Quality and Security control throughout our development, will imply a little bit more of effort at the beginning, but will result in a much more robust and cost-effective software solution with a shorter development time and minimal maintenance phase.


THE SERVER LABS´ team has many years experience in software engineering for large-scale projects. We work with the client to implement the project, using any methodology that is required. However, whenever is possible, we like using Agile methodologies such as XP (eXtreme Programming) and Scrum, often combined with another methodology, such as waterfall or RUP. We profusely use techniques, which enable the adoption of Agile, like Continuous Integration (CI) and Test Driven Development (TDD). We are also familiar with the software engineering standards used by the European Space Agency (ECSS, PSS). We monitor the quality of the project in each implementation phase and ensure that the correct development standards are used at all times. The Server Labs also has experience in the implementation of 'Rapid time to market' projects.

In addition to engineer software projects from scratch, the architects of THE SERVER LABS have a broad experience in project rescue. In our experience, most of the causes for project failure lie either in communication failures or from a poorly trained team. In addition, the expectations of the client are sometimes falsely inflated.

Some of the activities to be carried out are:

  • Project implementation with Agile methodologies- TSL Agility !
  • Spring development projects
  • Implementation of integrated development centres for productivity and quality control
  • Product migrations
  • Re-factoring
  • Mentoring on agile methodologies and other best practices
  • Application of current methodologies (XP, RUP, Booch, RAD and/or MDA)
  • Project Rescue

Links of interest on software engineering methodologies and standards: