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VMblog Expert Interview: Dave Found Talks ShuttleOps and No-code Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) Platform

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With the demand for developers growing, low-code and no-code platforms are increasingly seen as an alternative for organizations that can't compete with top technology companies for top talent. Last year, Forrester Research even predicted that in 2020, more than 50 percent of developers will be using low-code platforms, a double-digit increase from the previous year.

This week, VMblog spoke with Dave Found, CEO of one of the newest companies in the growing low-code/no-code ecosystem - ShuttleOps.

VMblog:  ShuttleOps is a new company.  Can you tell us more about what ShuttleOps does?

Dave Found:  With ShuttleOps, we're building a no-code continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform to improve the productivity of individual developers and cross-functional teams. While we unveiled our company in 2019, we have already seen a growing demand for solutions that help small and midsize businesses more efficiently create apps for the cloud. With ShuttleOps, our customers now have a single platform to build, deploy and manage applications, so they can get fixes, features, and updates to customers quickly and securely.

ShuttleOps eliminates the need to select, and train operations staff on things like disparate artifact management, secret management, cloud and container platforms. ShuttleOps streamlines application delivery by enabling organizations to decouple applications from their runtime environments and deploy them in public clouds like AWS, Azure, and GCP, on-premises, or in hybrid environments. With ShuttleOps, organizations can standardize infrastructure and application delivery processes across the entire business, eliminating delays, failures and conflicts by replacing time-consuming manual tasks and unmaintainable scripts.

VMblog:  What are you announcing today?

Found:  We've been expanding the capabilities of the ShuttleOps no-code platform that was unveiled earlier this year and today are releasing drag-and-drop tools for building and deploying Docker container images to Kubernetes. These developer-friendly capabilities allow users to link Docker container registries and Kubernetes clusters directly to their ShuttleOps accounts to more efficiently manage application runtime configurations and automate application delivery across today's most popular cloud providers.

We're also announcing a raft of new enhancements for the ShuttleOps platform, including YAML-free deployment from Docker registries to Kubernetes clusters and at-a-glance visibility into the state of Kubernetes applications and services. In short, we're expanding the complexity of what can be built with ShuttleOps without passing that complexity on to our users, slowing them down or even discouraging them from building better applications.

Finally, our new container capabilities help eliminate the need for external DevOps services, allowing teams with differing levels of coding expertise to focus on building the next generation of software.

VMblog:  What is no-code development?  Who benefits most from no-code tools?

Found:  No-code development is the creation, testing, deployment, and management of applications without manual, time-consuming writing of software or scripts.

Many businesses are quickly realizing that every company needs to be a software company if they want to scale in today's climate. However, this is easier said than done and even with modern digital transformation initiatives, there is an application delivery gap growing between developers and IT.

Our team believes that being a superstar DevOps specialist shouldn't be a prerequisite to building and deploying quality apps and are on a mission to democratize cloud-based software delivery for businesses of all sizes. We do this by building no-code solutions that make application delivery easy.

VMblog:  What about developers?  Does ShuttleOps help them perform better?

Found:  While ShuttleOps helps IT teams create and manage applications without the need for specialized developers, our platform doesn't make developers obsolete. Instead, it works like a force-multiplier for existing developer teams, allowing them to be more agile and more productive when building new products and services. Developers using ShuttleOps can quickly build, test, and store applications with manual, scheduled or automated triggers using our no-code pipeline editor and deploy applications across cloud environments, including AWS, GCP, and Microsoft Azure.

Our growing ecosystem seamlessly connects DevOps teams to the most popular tools such as GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket, Slack, various container registries, Kubernetes clusters and Chef Habitat Builder. ShuttleOps supports Chef Habitat for packaging and delivery of non-containerized applications, enabling organizations to manage both containerized and non-containerized apps in similar ways, in the same platform with the same workflows.

ShuttleOps also helps secure application secrets and configures cloud firewalls, eliminating the need for ad-hoc security solutions or out-of-band processes that can leave dangerous backdoors for malicious actors. With ShuttleOps, IT admins don't have to worry about unsecured developer environments or manual infrastructure configuration and management.

VMblog:  And is there anything else VMblog readers should know before we let you go?

Found:  If you're looking for more information about ShuttleOps, including ways you can try the ShuttleOps platform yourself for free, please visit ShuttleOps.io.

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Published Tuesday, October 06, 2020 11:31 AM by David Marshall
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