No-Code CI/CD Platform Bridges the DevOps App Delivery Gap with Multicloud Kubernetes Capabilities
- By John K. Waters
- October 6, 2020
The new capabilities in the company's namesake platform allow developers to manage application runtime configurations and automate app delivery across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Users can now link to Docker container registries and Kubernetes clusters from their ShuttleOps accounts, leveraging familiar build and deploy pipelines with comprehensive app management capabilities, the company says.
ShuttleOps is carving out a place for itself in the increasingly crowed DevOps market with a no-code approach to CI/CD aimed at organizations that need to accelerate app dev and delivery without a high-level DevOps skills. The company's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform was designed to remove complexity and close the skills gap by enabling users to build, deploy and manage apps without writing code. ShuttleOps provides a single platform to build, deploy, and manage applications, so its users can get fixes, features, and updates to customers quickly and securely.
"Achieving consistency in best practices across application and infrastructure teams can be complicated, due to the wide range of tools available, the prevalence of multicloud environments, and talent retention dynamics," said Jim Mercer, research director in IDC's DevOps group, in a statement. "Platforms that help companies unify application development along with deployment and management workflows can lower the bar to engagement for a wider variety of skill-sets and help organizations create stronger value in the marketplace."
ShuttleOps secures application secrets and configures cloud firewalls, eliminating the need for out-of-band processes and the resulting deployment complexity, the company says. In addition to Docker and Kubernetes, ShuttleOps supports Chef Habitat for packaging and delivery of non-containerized applications, which enables organizations to manage both containerized and non-containerized apps in similar ways in the same platform and with the same workflows. Habitat provides clear guidance regarding how applications can be packaged with their dependencies so they can be deployed to any platform most effectively.
The list of new features in the platform includes:
- YAML-free deployment from Docker container registries to Kubernetes clusters
- Advanced Kubernetes configuration support for ConfigMaps, Secrets and Ingress Controllers
- Support for global management of environment variables and container arguments
- Intelligent rolling deployment support for Kubernetes
- At-a-glance visibility into the state of Kubernetes applications and environments
- Ability to manage Kubernetes apps and environments
- Provisioning of Kubernetes namespaces
- Ability to build Docker container images from push to master or on pull-requests from source control
"ShuttleOps helps IT organizations address the biggest challenge they face today: the application delivery gap between Dev and Ops," said David Found, CEO of ShuttleOps, in a statement. "By helping to establish standard practices and unify tool sets across teams, regardless of coding expertise, we are able to reduce complexity and accelerate time-to-value. Our new container capabilities enable teams to eliminate external services for DevOps strategies and solutions, and enables them to focus on building the next generation of software to take their business into the future."
ShuttleOps is available in community and professional editions.
John K. Waters is the editor in chief of a number of Converge360.com sites, with a focus on high-end development, AI and future tech. He's been writing about cutting-edge technologies and culture of Silicon Valley for more than two decades, and he's written more than a dozen books. He also co-scripted the documentary film Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance, which aired on PBS. He can be reached at [email protected].