DevOps Accelerator for Unicorns
Own your infrastructure for a fraction of the cost in half the time. We build it and give you the keys.
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Our Customers include Billion Dollar Startups
They've Raised Over
Their Investors Need No Introduction.
This is What Happened Next.
Our Case Studies
I've worked with many DevOps consultants in the past and none of them ran their company the way you run Cloud Posse. I must tell you that I'm really impressed with how you run your business—you are doing all the right things.
- Infrastructure was a complete mess
- Poor CI/CD automation
- Zero DevOps competency
- Well defined infrastructure as code
- Robust release engineering processs
- Savvy in-house DevOps team
Gladly is an enterprise SaaS company that has reinvented call center software. We migrated them from ECS/Elastic Beanstalk to Kubernetes so they could achieve greater economies of scale.
They are backed by Greylock Partners and have raised in excess of $113M.
Achieved PCI Compliance
Kafka Message Bus
Supports Fortune 500 Customers
Ram Akuka, Director of Platform
PeerStreet is a peer-to-peer market place for institutional investors to buy/sell commercial real estate. We migrated them from Heroku to AWS so they could reduce costs, increase security and agility. They are backed by Andreessen Horowitz and have raised over $51M.
Zero Downtime Automated Deployments
Unlimited Staging Environments
Alex Perelman, CTO
- Heroku constrained product growth
- Data teams unable to automate workflows and infrastructure
- Zero Reusable Infra Code
- Seamlessly deploy any application
- Autonomous dev/data teams capable of deploying own software
- Library of DevOps Machinery
- No cloud strategy
- Manually provisioned infrastructure
- Inadequate security
- Seamlessly deploy any application
- Total GitOps automation
- Secure Baseline with CIS Foundations
Even.com is a financial service company that allows users to get paid on demand, budget instantly, and save automatically. We migrated them from Heroku to AWS/Kubernetes for increased security and faster deployments. Empower their data analytics team with the tools they needed. They are backed by Khosla Ventures and have raised over $52M.
CI/CD of Massive Monorepo
Banking Grade Security
Evan Goldschmidt, CTO
Outcomes that Matter.
Here's what our customers experienced in their own words before we helped them out.
This is what we deliver in a fraction of the time it would take to do it in-house.
Our repeatability and track record ensures your success.
All changes were by hand (aka "Click Ops")
Deployments were manual and error prone that took forever
Developers were frustrated. Constantly blocked by others.
Projects were behind. Deadlines were missed.
Massive duplication of effort.
Secrets hardcoded in source code. Difficult to rotate.
Current architecture made modifications difficult.
Costs are high, resources are underutilized. It's a mess.
Not able to easily bring up multiple identical environments
Infrastructure looked like a dinosaur. Hard to maintain.
Fully automated, zero-down time deployments with automatic rollbacks.
Developers are autonomous. Developers can build and deploy their apps.
Release products faster to beat out the competition.
Reusable Infrastructure as Code libraries (DRY).
Roadmap to compliance. Satisfy CIS Foundations Benchmarks.
Predictably build and deploy net-new software in minutes.
Better economies of scale with total cost visibility.
Automatically spin up new disposable environments for Pull Requests or customer demos.
Better DevOps that operates more efficiently, with less stress, more transparency.
Features & Benefits
In order to be in full control of your company's destiny, you need to drive it.
You need to own your infrastructure and it needs to be done the right way from the start.
That's what we do. This is what you get for a fraction of the cost in half the time.
Build a Better Foundation
With our proven “Reference Architecture” you'll have a Secure, Multi-Account AWS Architecture (7+ accounts) baseline. Segment software with “physical” account boundaries. Highly secure, ideal for PCI/SOC compliance. Benefit from Infrastructure that scales to support future demands of the business with less technical debt.
Release Faster to Customers
Fully automate “Zero Downtime Deployments” enable teams to rapidly deploy all software and without human intervention. Easy Rollbacks ensure you have recourse if something goes wrong. Multiple strategies can be used including Rolling, Blue/Green, Canary Rollouts.
Practice Better QA
Our “Unlimited Staging Environments” strategy provide the same functionality as Heroko “Review Apps”, only better because they are unlimited! We enable your developers to bring up a short-lived disposable environment for every branch or pull request. These environments are automatically cleaned up when their no longer needed, saving the company money. These environments are ideal for customer demos (aka demo environments).
Unblock Developers to Move Faster
Developers are your most expensive investment. Empowering developers to work autonomously with self-service infrastructure will pay dividends in productivity.
Monitor Everything Better
We provide better observability for the things you care about. Leverage “monitoring as code” so that your applications define the metrics, alerts and escalations they care about. Use beaufitul, well crafted monitoring dashboards. Respond to actionable alerts. Receive Slack notifications. Escalate events to PagerDuty. Search all your application logs with Kibana and ElasticSearch.
Reduce Your OpEx
Everything is built on entirely on free software. It's all Open Source, and it's all yours. You drive it. You control it. We provide all essential boilerplate software. No long term license fees required. SaaS subscriptions reduce your Total Cost of Ownership.
Predictable Results Delivered On Time
Don't hire a team that's just going to reinvent the wheel all over for you. Avoid the minefield of failed projects and misunderstood technologies. Avoid all the common pitfalls. Instead benefit from the expertise of thousands of Peer Reviewed Pull Requests, tens of thousands of hours all made available on our GitHub. When you work with us you'll have the peace of mind knowing exactly what you'll get works based on experience and is delivered on time, every time.
Cheaper Than "Do It Yourself"
You can hire 2-3 experienced DevOps engineers to build it out your platform and it may work, but zero guarantees other than it will cost 2-3x. We'll rapidly level up your team's skillset set increasing their value to your company.
Our customers operate in highly regulated industries and include many Software-as-a-Service startups. Their requirements are strict and they run complex software stacks.
Rock Solid Process.
We believe in absolute transparency. It's embeded into process from day one.
The reason why we're so good at what we do is we repeat our process everytime.
Absolutely everything a technology driven Startup needs for a solid and secure foundation delivered in just a few months, every time and on time.
Technical Nitty Gritty.
We don't want to dwell on the technical details. What we've created is a fully integrated platform leveraging mostly Open Source technologies and some optional SaaS services.
In fact 100% of our solution is published for FREE on our GitHub (APACHE2).
You can implement it yourself. Hire us to make it happen faster.
Absolutely everything a Startup needs for a solid and secure foundation.
Below are real screenshots from past customer engagements. This is at a minimum what you should expect from your cloud platform. This is what we deliver in just a few months.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The Cost of “Do It Yourself”
Do you know what it will cost to do this in-house with your own team?
WARNING:You may be shocked. It's neither faster, nor cheaper.
Our calculator gives you the benefit of the doubt. These estimates are extremely conservative on purpose. For example, we assume that delivery time will be cut in half just by adding another experienced DevOps engineer to your team (our experience is that seldom happens). Also, do not discount the opportunity cost of getting done faster and with less impact to your business.
The Math is Simple.
"Do it Yourself" (DIY) is an order of magnitude more expensive.
- Multiply the salary of your fully loaded engineers by the number of engineers assigned full time to the project.
- Add the cost to recruit talent as part of the first year costs.
- Consider the cost of retaining the team for 3-5 years. Most companies do not just hire teams for a single project and then lay them off.
Risks of “Do It Yourself”
When you decide to build your own infrastructure in-house, consider the risks. A lot can go wrong.
Your Team Gets Interrupted
Engineers will get pulled on to other projects or burning fires that will slow the project.
Your Team has False Starts
Mistakes happen. Re-engineering takes more effort than starting fresh and often requires several iterations.
Your Project Fails
Good requirements do not always translate to good solutions. Knowing what works takes experience.
Your Project Get Deprioritized
Projects that don't deliver immediate value often get deprioritized for more pressing business issues.
Your Project Goes Over Budget
Projects that don't get it right the first time are likely to go over budget and end up behind schedule.
Your Team Experiences Churn
You can't predict if/when you'll lose a member. This costly set back can take months to recover from.
Working with us gives you peace of mind. We're experts at what we do. We love our job and we never get bored doing it. Our experience ensures you get what you expect and when you need it. You only pay for what we deliver. We don't require any long-term commitments or retainers.
We've Invested Years
Cloud Posse has spent the last 4 years developing this solution to solve the really hard problems around security and compliance for our customers across multiple industries (Health care, Insurance, Financial Services, etc). We pass that along to our customers.
We've Open Sourced Everything
Our solution is based on entirely Open Source, off-the-shelf components, which means you can implement it yourself. Hire us to do it faster.
We're Subject Matter Experts
It's been our sole focus this entire time and we're subject matter experts on this topic. Most companies do not need to be cloud experts. They need to be domain experts in their industry to be competitive.
We're Continuously Iterating
We iterate on it continuously with every engagement, multiple times per year. We learn from every engagement what we could do better and fix it..
We're Thought Leaders
As thought leaders we use our influence to guide the direction of the tools, which accelerates the features our customers care most about.
It's difficult to quantify risk, so our calculator just assumes they won't happen. However, most engineering projects fail due to bad asssumptions. Wrong assumpts mean your cost to implement, timelines, and projects will suffer. Here's a list of some of the assumptions with the calculator.
Your Team Executes Flawlessly
Your team can implement a comparable solution to ours that is easily supported and not riddled with tech debt. You can do this with only one full time Sr DevOps hire in 24 months. This is half the time it's taken us with a full time team and the help of thousands of contributors.
Your Team Delivers Expediently
Your team will get it right the first time and you can sacrifice 6-12 months for an implementation. Our average turnaround for our customers is 3 months.
Your Team is Experienced
You'll be able to attract and retain top talent with in a reasonable amount of time. They understand the full scope of work and common pitfalls. This is essential to develop a solid project plan that ensures success.
Your Team Does Not Vacation
Your team will work tirelessly to completion. They won't be taking any vacation time (most humans like vacations) because that would jeopardize your projects timeline..
Your Team Has No Interrupts
Your team won't have any interupts while they are building out your new infrastructure. Engineers will not get pulled on to other projects or burning fires.
Reality Check ✓
- Engineering Good Solutions is Hard.
No matter what anyone may tell you, engineering good solutions is hard. Our goal is to simplify this journey for our customers to reach security in the cloud with complete CI/CD and end to end automation.
- Proven Track Records are Important.
We have proven track record of delivering exactly what our customers expect. Afterwards, our customers are better off and educated on what it takes to operate modern DevOps machinery.
- "Do It Yourself" (DIY) is Much More Expensive and Risky.
We charge less than the salary of one US based Sr DevOps hire and deliver the entire solution in half-the time (approximately 3 months), full integrated with your environment.
Myth #1: “Open Source is Free” – BUSTED!
Open Source software is free from a licensing standpoint, but that's it. The implementation of it is not. The initial setup of automation and configuration of any software is costly and time consuming. Getting dozens of products developed by different vendors and communities to work well together is tricky. This is why we've invested tens of thousands of hours integrating Open Source Software so you don't have to.
Myth #2: “Good, Fast & Cheap” – BUSTED!
Developing original software on a budget (cheap) without sacrificing quality (good) or delivery schedules (fast) is impossible. What is possible is repeatedly delivering a battle tested solution that has been painstakingly refined over the course of years. The truth is provisioning infrastructure is easy. Provisioning the right infrastructure is hard. It can only be done faster when it's been done before. It can be cheaper the faster you do it.
Myth #3: “Our Requirements are Unique” – BUSTED!
We work with countless startups. While the solutions to solving the problems they address are innovative and unique, the proven strategies for operating infrastructure at scale in cloud environments are well-understood and repeatable across organizations. In fact, you should question any time you're doing something unconventional, if it's absolutely necessary and understand the long term implications to the organization will be to support it.
Meet the Team
Erik Osterman is a technical evangelist and insanely passionate DevOps guru with over 12 years of experience architecting systems for AWS. As CEO of Cloud Posse, a DevOps Professional Services company, he is committed to helping high-growth Startups and Fortune 500 Companies rapidly migrate to AWS on Kubernetes to gain the upper hand and maximize their return on investment. Previously, he led major cloud initiatives at CBS Interactive as the Director of Cloud Architecture.
— Erik Osterman, Founder & CEO
Boca Raton, Florida
Andriy is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect. In his past life, he spent more than a decade as a Java Developer. There's probably no one on earth who has written more Terraform. Andriy is the genius responsible for maintaining most of our 140+ open source Terraform modules. Andriy is methodical in his practice. He's a natural problem solver who won't stop until he's mastered the game.
Igor is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect. He's both an experienced Developer and Solutions Architect who has been involved with every migration we've carried out over the past several years. H'es a Kubernetes savant responsible figuring out our most complicated integration challenges.
Jeremy has led engineering and product management efforts for large and small internet-based products. He takes pleasure in going deep to truly understand how complex systems work and has a nack for explaining things to others. He's a Kubernetes/Terraform expert that has led multiple successful handson migration to AWS.
SweetOps is a collaborative DevOps community for engineers of all skill levels. We go out of our way to help others master the tools of our trade.
We Value Community
Many DevOps teams operate in isolation. They lack the ability to bounce ideas off others and struggle to stay up to date with everything going on in the this fast moving industry.
Often times, an entire company's operations are rests on their shoulders. If stuff breaks and the fix they don’t know the fix, who do can they turn to? Can they find that person when they need them?
Got Problems? Get Answers.
We started SweetOps to first and foremost provide a means for our passionate users to ask questions and get answers, but also to improve collaboration between organizations and promote re-use.
Our members know that if stuff breaks or they are having trouble figuring something out, there's always someone there to help.
Kind Words. True Fans.
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