Datapipe launches Trebuchet to simplify DevOps

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Cloud services company Datapipe Inc. has launched a new beta solution called Trebuchet that’s designed for organizations that want to apply automation and grow into a DevOps lifecycle.

Datapipe’s pitch is that while DevOps, a method of creating software faster inside information technology organizations, is becoming increasingly popular, very few companies actually possess the knowledge and resources needed to successfully integrate the methodology into their IT workflows.

DevOps is gaining steam due to rising consumer expectations, which dictate that application deployment needs to be fast and flexible if companies are to stay competitive, Datapipe says. But the problem is that every app has its own, unique requirements, and the management and optimization of IT infrastructure on a per-application basis is extremely challenging.

With Trebuchet, Datapipe aims to solve that conundrum by providing developers with everything they need to continuously deploy, monitor and secure applications in one dashboard. The new solution wraps developer, deployment and infrastructure services, monitoring and security into a single, package that can be easily integrated into companies’ existing IT systems, the company said. That should make it easier for organizations to architect, design, built and test their apps more rapidly, while meeting security and governance requirements.

“Microservices are becoming a go-to solution for our clients looking for rapid deployment, but this adds complexity to their infrastructure,” Robb Allen, chief executive at Datapipe, said in a statement. “While we will continue to offer a consultative approach to develop client-specific solutions, we are building Trebuchet to be a customizable plug-and-play application platform. This platform will give IT managers and developers a foundation to better control technical environments and improve flexibility, scalability, and speed of deployment.”

Datapipe says the Trebuchet beta program will be available in the first half of 2017, allowing the company to test and refine its tools, resources and user experience ahead of full general availability next year.

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