Today we are excited to open Cloud 66 Container Stacks v2 (CSv2) backed by Kubernetes to everyone!
This is momentous for all of us at Cloud 66. Back in 2013 when we rolled out Cloud 66 for Rails, we embarked on a journey to make it easier for our fellow developers to deploy their applications to their own servers. 4 years later, we are proud to have helped tens of thousands of developers around the world, deploying to thousands of servers in 100+ locations globally.
Along the way, we realized we are the most helpful when we look at infrastructure (servers, load balancers, disks, and firewalls) from the application's point of view and not purely the operations aspect of it.
We believe that infrastructure exists to serves you, your business and your application. But however obvious this might sound, we see infrastructure management tools every day that solely focus on servers and other components in a data center without making it easier for developers to use.
Over the course of the last 12 months, we have seen the rise of Kubernetes as the de facto container orchestration tool in the market and we set out to make it usable for developers and those who want to use it to serve applications. Combined with our non-container features around databases, dynamic firewall management, access control and log management, we have a killer product for whoever wants to use containers in production with confidence.
While we certainly enjoy watching demos of hundreds of thousands of containers being spun up on thousands of servers, we think there is still a lot that needs to be done to make these technologies truly useful and usable for developers, and as such and as always we would love to hear your thoughts, feedback and perhaps praises on this journey!
Cloud 66 Container Stack v2 (CSv2)
Cloud 66 for Containers looks after the entire infrastructure (from code to production) for a container-based application, with two simple steps: Skycap and Maestro.
Skycap - A container native CI/CD solution to address many challenges faced by development teams adopting micro services and container-based applications.
Maestro - A full stack Application Management solution, backed by Kubernetes (CSv2). Maestro builds, deploys and maintains your applications on any cloud and server as well as providing native database components, backups and replication, team and organization access control, log management, firewall and active security monitoring of infrastructure, monitoring, auditing and much more.
Cloud 66 Maestro is fully integrated with Skycap for an end-to-end container-based stack deployment.
To get started, check out a quick video we made about CSv2.