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Application-centric Infrastructure Automation

Automate infrastructure and application provisioning throughout the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) while improving efficiency and governance.

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Today, every business is a software business.And Teams across the Software Development lifecycle need application environments to support their development, test, and deployment-to-production.

Application environments require infrastructure. And sometimes data.

To reap the benefits of infrastructure-as-code, multiple tools and platforms must be pieced together and whatever is missing will need to be created, which is resource intensive, difficult to troubleshoot, hard to scale, and full of hidden costs.

Providing environments to distributed teams presents an even bigger challenge in achieving scalable DevOps…

CloudShell Colony is an environment as a service solution that streamlines the provisioning and deployment of complex application environments on your cloud; enabling environments at scale.

CloudShell Colony offers out-of-the box integration with common DevOps and CI/CD tools and helps you unlock the value of your existing assets

Dev and test teams can use a self-service catalog of reusable environment blueprints — to launch any environment they need – already provisioned and deployed – with just one click

CloudShell Colony gives quick access to your applications. In case of errors it provides a convenient and easy debugging experience so you can see all the logs in one place.

When environments are no longer needed, CloudShell Colony tears down all cloud resources and stops unnecessary public cloud costs.

Achieve Environments at scale by simplifying environment provisioning and deployment throughout the development and release pipeline —

From secure dev environments —
to supporting state-of-the-art deployment-to- production strategies like blue-green,
while controlling user access and environment cost, without compromising security and compliance.

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Improve agility, accelerate digital transformation, and enhance cloud efficiency with controlled, self-service access to Infrastructure Automation at the application-level from development to production.

“The flexibility of CloudShell Colony and AWS has not only allowed us to innovate our solutions faster, but it also allowed us to build on top of the Colony software. Now, our developers can use a Slack integration that we built to reserve the dynamic application environments they need for testing all without the need for our DevOps teams to disclose sensitive passwords. This has resulted in reduced time to market, more productivity, and better visibility into our cloud usage.”

– – Pavel Eliav, Head of DevOps at Resident

Value Stream Infrastructure Orchestration And Automation

Out-of-the-box plug-ins provide seamless API integration with your CI/CD pipeline tool for reliable and secure production-like environments all the way from CI to CD. Give applications teams the power of blue/green deployment to production with confidence.

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Infrastructure Automation and Orchestration across
Multicloud Environments

Concentrate on innovation, not on gluing pieces together

Provide application environments throughout the DevOps toolchain. Abstract applications and leverage your Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) assets in Terraform, CloudFormation, ARM templates, and more.

Environments that keep the CI/CD pipeline flowing

Offer a visual catalog of blueprints to deliver global end users with self-service, on-demand dev/ test and production environments in minutes.​

Manage cloud costs, security and control without impacting speed​

Reduce resource sprawl and trace cloud infrastructure utilization to business needs with automatic decommissioning, tagging and environment policies. Without making anyone wait.

FEATURES

SIMPLIFIED INFRASTRUCTURE AS CODE AND GITOPS

Manage separation of duties and allow teams with different expertise levels low code access to blueprint building blocks. Assure infrastructure as code (IaC) best practices and seamless integration with git repositories. Support for multicloud including AWS, Azure, and Kubernetes.

MANAGE CLOUD COSTS

Eliminate uncertainty and avoid over-spending in your AWS, Google, or Azure cloud accounts. Cost dashboard connects public cloud costs back to your business, estimates costs per blueprint, and provides full visibility with analytics to optimize cloud spend.

SELF-SERVICE ENVIRONMENTS

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

CONTINUOUS COMPLIANCE AUTOMATION

Secure and compliant by design. Governance At Speed, RBAC, SSO, Multi-tenancy, Secret Management,​​​ and Audit Trails. Everything required to make sure scaling, security, cost, and compliance are covered while increasing release speed.

SEAMLESS CI/CD INTEGRATION

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

FEATURES

SIMPLIFIED INFRASTRUCTURE AS CODE AND GITOPS

Manage separation of duties and allow teams with different expertise levels low code access to blueprint building blocks. Assure infrastructure as code (IaC) best practices and seamless integration with git repositories. Support for multicloud including AWS, Azure, and Kubernetes.

MANAGE CLOUD COSTS

Eliminate uncertainty and avoid over-spending in your AWS, Google, or Azure cloud accounts. Cost dashboard connects public cloud costs back to your business, estimates costs per blueprint, and provides full visibility with analytics to optimize cloud spend. 

SELF-SERVICE ENVIRONMENTS

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

CONTINUOUS COMPLIANCE AUTOMATION

Secure and compliant by design. Governance At Speed, RBAC, SSO, Multi-tenancy, Secret Management,​​​ and Audit Trails. Everything required to make sure scaling, security, cost, and compliance are covered while increasing release speed.

SEAMLESS CI/CD INTEGRATION

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

CloudShell Colony Difference:

More than a Cloud Management Platform (CMP)

Developers love it

Colony offers a modular approach to blueprinting — helping developer platform teams build their own blueprints based on application building blocks with the necessary guardrails from ITOps. It connects the application development lifecycle with infrastructure control, teams can contribute expertise without creating bottlenecks.

Supports your Value Stream

CloudShell Colony knows which cloud infrastructure is used for planning, development, testing, and production and offers smarter ways to leverage
your infrastructure.

Supports deployment-to-production strategies like blue-green

Built for DevOps, Colony makes it easy for developers and SREs to use. Its dedicated production environments area isolates repositories, cloud providers, and access. It also supports blueprint deployment to production, and enables deployment to production strategies like blue-green.

Seamless plug-in to your CI/CD pipeline

Native integrations with your favorite DevOps and CI/CD tools including Jenkins, Azure DevOps, TeamCity, CircleCI and others. Built-in plug-ins support developers’ needs, without burdening developers and DevOps teams.

Natively source controlled

Unlike CMPs that require exporting blueprints and templates to code format and source controlling them, Colony blueprints are 100% source controlled and synched with repositories like Github and Bitbucket—meaning no overhead or additional processes to continuously source control your blueprints.

Smart integration with Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

Colony helps you add Terraform modules as infrastructure building blocks, making it possible to use Terraform assets in a controlled way. This is essential for DevOps at Scale.

Fanatical about blueprint reusability

Colony is built on solid DevOps automation and orchestration best practices including blueprint reusability and modularity concepts. It helps teams build blueprints fast and ensures ease of reuse.

Dynamically supporting security needs

Colony automates whole environments based on immutable infrastructure principals with dynamic cloud configurations at setup and teardown. Helping secure DevOps at Scale.

PUBLIC CLOUD COST CONTROL

Colony helps optimize cloud spend, achieve accountability, and allocation and eliminate guesswork with automated tagging and resource tear down.

A Path to Automated Value Stream —

No matter where you are in your DevOps automation journey

Automated Value stream

Additional Resources

Case Study:
Resident

White Paper:
Cutting Cloud Costs

eBook:
Managing Your
Cloud Resources

Demo Video:
Environment Automation with Quali and SmartBear

Buyer’s Guide:
for Scaling DevOps

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