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The pillars of automated DevOps

DevOps can and should be automated. Our innovative Architecture-as-Code framework automates several distinct categories of tools and practices by allowing developers to simply declare their own application’s architecture.
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Application delivery

The primary objectives of any DevOps team is to enable the safe and expediate deployment of new and existing apps and services. In the early days this might mean containerization and Kubernetes, but applications are more than their containers.

Applications frequently need to connect to databases, messaging queues, and other APIs. Architect not only enables container delivery, but includes a native dependency manager to resolve and inject external dependencies with every deploy.


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Environment provisioning

Having trouble managing private developer environments or temporary preview environments? Architect has got your team covered.

Our built-in dependency resolver not only brokers secure connectivity, but can be used for recursive provisionning as well. With recursive provisioning, even the most complex of applications can be deployed with a single command.


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Service discovery

Service discovery and load balancing is a mission-critical features for production applications, but configuration and integration of these tools is tedious and error-prone.

Deployments powered by Architect not only integrate automatically with the service discovery and load balancing tools in your environment, but go even further to inject hostnames, ports, and more into consuming applications.


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Network security

For years software teams have relied on the walled garden approach to network security due to the increasing complexity of distributed applications. But increasing cyber threats make half-baked security policies a risky proposition for cloud-native applications.

Using the same dependency management tactics that power service discovery and reference injection, Architect is able to automatically generate strict network policies with every deployment. Only the services designed to talk to one another should be able to connect, ensuring you have a zero-trust cloud from day zero.


Compliance

Compliance with industry-standard security practices helps customers trust that your organization can take care of their critical data, but businesses often spend months or years of developer time preparing for and maintaining compliance protocols.

With Architect, industry-standard compliance is organic and transparent. Every deployment is enriched with who triggered it, who approved it, when it was executed, and a granular set of resource changes made by the deployment: container artifacts, generated credentials, network policies, and more.


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Credential issuance (coming soon)

Credentials and secret management is vital to protecting customer data and applications from malicious actors. Though there are a number of secure secret managers on the market, secure integration with them is complex and often skipped in favor of release speed.

Architect uses its native dependency resolver to take the pain out of credential issuance, storage, and rotation, by automatically generating credentials where required for upstream apps and services. Never again will developers have have to compromise security for speed – Architect takes all the pain out of using credential management best practices.