In the hosting world, we can distinguish 4 main approaches :
Still present for legacy applications but no future due to the fact that it is not flexible, scalable, cost & time efficient. We also see a concentration of the key player market because the competition with public cloud is really intense so players are looking for mass market
Drag and drop applications between Cloud in real-time, automatically, at best prices : still too many technicals, politics and financials issues. However, there are a few uses cases around IT infrastructure overflow: Storage, Backup, Data Center Recovery, multi-CDN …
Get all the features of Public Cloud in your own datacenter. Doesn’t fit for 99% of the market and does not provide the same level of features than the Public Cloud. It’s requiring too much technical skills and there is not enough IT specialist to satisfy the market demand. CAPEX is too important even if you buy a solution and the ROI is not demonstrated below hundreds of thousand of physical servers.
Eat the market of traditional hosting because customers can focus on your core business : no management and investment in datacenter, hardware and virtualisation. Pay as you go. What startup, SAAS, Web pure player, enterprise don’t invest on infrastructure, can be investing in services around Workshop, setup, automation, migration, continuous integration, continuous deployment to have an infrastructure which adapts to their evolution and build a CI/CD can focus on their code business and innovation…
Continuous integration, Continuous deployment, Continuous Delivery container pipeline
are the way to deliver better quality product and fill the gap between Dev & Ops
If you want to decrease time to market, time to delivery and generate more turnover, first, you need to move on AWS. Second, it is necessary to integrate devops automation, to think Infrastructure As Code CI/CD container pipeline. According to research, it helps you:
In term of soft skills, it also demonstrate:
At Cycloid, we develop cycloid.io, a continuous integration / continuous deployment container pipeline based on the best Open Source technologies. Our goal is to enable development to deliver more often into production, rather than making its best effort to prevent change.
We nurture collaborative relationships with the intent to pull development towards Continuous Delivery, providing reliable, predictable platforms which invite customers to move faster.
Because we are not just a software vendor and we don’t believe in the 100% automation, we can also provide for those who are interested in, the “last kilometer” of service through AWS Managed Services Provider. We are your DevOps team.
At Cycloid, we decided not to develop yet another software that pretends to offer the solution to everything. We decided to bring the best Open Source technologies in one place and to build the glue between each technologies. That is why we implement and maintain A to Z automation that we also use/develop/contribute in our Managed Services. We “eat our own food”. We automate what can be automated in terms of QA, AB Testing, performance testing as your DevOps team. Every folks in Cycloid is also a developer in Go so we know and understand your need to be independent to push in production.
We believe that maintaining this pipeline, fix bugs of Open Source technologies, become core contributor of Open Source technologies, implement new technologies over and over to get the most efficient pipeline aren’t the core business of Developers and Operational. We believe that challenge of our customers is to develop new features not managing production and pipeline problems.
We know it is hard working, lots of change on the habit for Dev / Ops, release manager, QA, managers and executives levels but it is the only way to provide products that rock and we will be there for it ! At the end, Deployment shouldn’t be an event. Here are collective goal !