CloudShell Colony:

Environments at scale

Simplify environment provisioning and deployment throughout the development and release pipeline

CloudShell Colony is an Environment as a Service platform connecting to your cloud accounts like AWS, Azure, and Kubernetes — streamlining environment provisioning and deployment throughout your DevOps process.

BENEFITS

Accelerate Application Deployments

Provide DevOps engineers the ability to get up and running in minutes and offer a catalog of blueprints to service their end users with self-service environments.

Simplify Deployment to Production

Safely implement deployment strategies such as canary and blue/green, using the same environment automation that was used for deployment and verified in pre-production.

Reduce Cost and Govern Cloud Resources

Gain control of cloud infrastructure utilization with resource control policies. Reduce resource sprawl and manage costs proactively for CI/CD pipelines from development to production.

FEATURES

SIMPLE BLUEPRINT MODELING

Utilize YAML or a visual designer to build reusable environment blueprints on AWS, Azure and Kubernetes. Environments include containers, compute instances, load balancers, network & security elements, serverless functions, cloud services and more. Support complex environments with parameters, initial data, configuration and health-checks

SELF-SERVICE ENVIRONMENTS

Role and Policy based on-demand environments from a blueprint catalog. Colony deploys your environment with automatic setup, health-checks and teardown that work out of the box.

SEAMLESS CI/CD INTEGRATION

Native integration to the organizational DevOps ecosystem including Jenkins, TeamCity, Github and more. Support for manual production updates to full automated continuous deployment.

FEATURES

SIMPLE BLUEPRINT MODELING

Utilize YAML or a visual designer to build reusable environment blueprints on AWS, Azure and Kubernetes. Environments include containers, compute instances, load balancers, network & security elements, serverless functions, cloud services and more. Support complex environments with parameters, initial data, configuration and health-checks

SELF-SERVICE ENVIRONMENTS

Role and Policy based on-demand environments from a blueprint catalog. Colony deploys your environment with automatic setup, health-checks and teardown that work out of the box.

SEAMLESS CI/CD INTEGRATION

Native integration to the organizational DevOps ecosystem including Jenkins, TeamCity, Github and more. Support for manual production updates to full automated continuous deployment.

FAQ

Why should I use CloudShell Colony?

If you’re investing an excessive amount of time in creating, maintaining and debugging environments, you should definitely give us a try! Our mission is to allow all pipeline stakeholders (both human and automated) to create, consume and share reusable environments in a scalable way, support easy debugging and govern the use of cloud infrastructure.

How do you integrate with common DevOps tools?

CloudShell Colony includes out-of-the-box plugins for Azure DevOps, Jenkins and Team City, enabling you to easily deploy environments directly from your own release pipeline. It also includes an extensive REST API that can be utilized in any of your existing tools. We continuously release new integrations! Contact us! to discuss supporting your own DevOps toolchain.

How is CloudShell Colony different from infrastructure-as-code tools?

CloudShell Colony is a managed infrastructure-as-code solution. It was designed and built to solve the main pain points of infrastructure-as-code. When modeling your environments with CloudShell Colony, you can focus on defining your application requirements (e.g. artifacts, variables, networking & compute requirements and test data) while we set up the required infrastructure for you, by translating your application requirements into either AWS Cloud Formation or Azure template.