Last year, Bluemeric announced its Just-In-Time PaaS goPaddle that manages end-to-end release automation workflows and leverages Kubernetes as the underlying orchestration engine for cloud native applications on various cloud platforms.
Today, we are glad to announce the next version of goPaddle platform that adds visibility and simplicity for organizations looking to go cloud native. This release not only evolves the platform, but enhances goPaddle’s flagship DevOps-As-A-Service that encompasses planning, building, packaging, testing and deployment workflows. The latest update provides more clarity into the release process through a unique and modern administrative dashboard with flexible release pipelines, release & build sanity checks, Amazon ECR support and policy based access control through LDAP integration for users to have a comprehensive view of their applications and organization.
The intuitive dashboard gives a holistic view of the end-to-end release automation workflows for finding bottlenecks and inefficiencies around Release Management, Test Coverage and Application Availability. The interesting metric to note is the insight in to application/service downtimes and the Mean Time to Recover (MTTR) from such failures. With cloud native application models and orchestration engines kicking in with the automatic roll back, the application/service downtime and the MTTR should drastically reduce. However, having insight into such metrics for automated rollbacks is far more important to affirm the availability of the applications to the end users to deliver the best experience possible.
The release pipeline through goPaddle has been reengineered to focus on simplicity and flexibility for adding tasks and tracking the progression of tasks, while also providing the ability to create and execute multiple swim lanes in parallel to save time and effort. In addition, within the Release Pipeline, the unique individual service level tests help verify the service dependencies before initiating the integration level/application level tests to find flaws that prevent applications from performing on expectations.
Release and Build Efficiency Dashboard
The Release and Build Efficiency Dashboard gives an opportunity to measure the effectiveness of the branching strategies and the commit patterns followed by the developers. It tracks and validates the release level commits, pull requests and dependencies before promoting a build to production to ensure the build doesn’t break or result in wasted effort for the developer.
Elastic Container Registry Support
In the earlier release, goPaddle supported the POD and node level horizontal scaling of Kubernetes clusters on AWS Cloud. In the new version, it supports Elastic Container Registry (ECR) for image management so AWS Customers can benefit from adding portable workload management completely on top of the AWS services.
Policy-based Access Control
Last but certainly not least, the enterprise edition adds policy based access control using OpenLDAP so multiple teams, roles and groups can be managed using the access control policies set by the organization.
While goPaddle provides many benefits to its users, saving time by moving from planning to production with better visibility and control on the release process are truly invaluable. goPaddle strives to be the most efficient, streamlined and user friendly PaaS that caters to all Cloud Native needs with a shorter payback period than any of the competitors so stay tuned for the next release which will add even more value!
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