Where we are coming from and where it's going
From a professional point of view, we have been involved in software
architecture and engineering, infrastructure automation and project
management for more than twenty years.
Although we come from Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony in Germany - and thus a region with a strong connection to the automotive sector - a large number of our projects can be found in other industries.
Of course, this is a very subjective picture - but we are what our values are: Honest, uncomplicated, approachable, professional, asynchronous, appointment-avoiding, tech-driven, realistic, no-bullshitters.
Having a vision and mission is good. However, it must also be realistic. We can't help everyone, and we've been in business long enough to know that we really don't know much. But we are excellent at recognising problems and solving them.
As part of our advisory and consulting services, as well as our software products, we gather the experience and pass it on.
We could have spent the rest of our professional lives with any employer or worked as freelancers. So why setting up a company and taking the risk? Thomas and Christopher always had the following points in mind:
In our mission, we support our customers on three levels: strategy, architecture and automation. In software engineering, the three-tier architecture is a well-known concept. Although it is intended for architectural implementation, it can also be applied to our work areas: The three tiers of strategy, architecture and automation. Since we do not only consult on pure software engineering, but also on operations and infrastructure, the term IT is obvious. In the end this results in an amalgamation of the words drei (German word for three), IT and tier: dreITier.
The fact that we are 3 founders and in German tier can be translated to animal is actually just a nice side effect. Also in the choice of the company name applies: Naming things is hard.
You can put dreitier in a box with the CCC, Bonjwa, Uberspace, Atlassian, Spatie, NETWAYS