Increasing Engineering Efficiency with Prodvana
Jan 12, 2023
Efficiency is top of mind for everyone in 2023 and will continue to be relevant for the foreseeable future. This post explores how Prodvana can fit into your overall efficiency strategies.
Prodvana Achieves SOC 2 Type 2 Compliance
Jan 10, 2023
We’re excited to announce that Prodvana recently received our SOC 2 Type 2 compliance report!
Deployment Complexity in Distributed Systems (Part 2 of 2)
Dec 15, 2022
Storage systems have very complex requirements for deployment. In this post we explore how Prodvana can make even the most complex deploys simple.
Deployment Complexity in Distributed System (Part 1 of 2)
Dec 15, 2022
Distributed systems have evolved and require more sophisticated ways to handle deployment. This is the first of a two part series on distributed systems and deployments.
Building a Golden Path from Production
Nov 29, 2022
This blog outlines Prodvana’s Golden Path -- our default software path to production. This is how we ship our product to you, our customers. With our golden path, we can onboard a new engineer at Prodvana in 30 minutes and have them deploying code safely in less than 1 hour.
CD’s complexities: A Product Engineer’s perspective
Nov 28, 2022
As a Product Engineer, I’ve seen firsthand how CD systems can slow down product development in growing engineering teams.
Why full context matters for safer deploys
Nov 14, 2022
As we’ve mentioned before, CD’s static nature is one of its fatal flaws. Static pipelines treat “delivery” as a discrete event without considering the ever-changing contexts surrounding it — whether it’s infrastructure changes, changes coming from other teams’ deployment pipelines, or changes in user behavior. CD usually misses these signals.
Imperative configs are out; Declarative configs are in.
Oct 28, 2022
Have you ever had to look up directions to meet a friend? Then memorized it or written it down? Only to find a roadblock, accident, electrical issues on the tracks, and many other unforeseeable issues.
Introducing Prodvana Runtime: Fixing a fatal flaw in CD.
Oct 24, 2022
According to HashiCorp’s 2022 State of the Cloud report, 4 out of 5 companies use or plan to use multi-cloud.
CD is fatally flawed. It’s time for Dynamic Delivery.
Oct 20, 2022
Continuous Delivery & Deployment have three fatal flaws which make them unsuited for modern software delivery.
Building Platforms Part 2: Defining First Principles
Aug 3, 2022
In Part 1 of this series, I talked about the importance of having a platform strategy and why platforms are ultimately a business strategy. Once you have defined a strategy, the next step is to execute this strategy. Unfortunately, executing a large strategy is rarely ever simple, and plans will have to change and adapt.
Building Platforms Part 1: Platform as a Business Strategy
Jul 28, 2022
How does one go about building platforms? As in most things, the place to start with is the why. In this blog post, I will argue the importance of defining a platform strategy and why platforms are necessarily a business strategy.
Naphat’s Origin Story: Why I Started Prodvana
Jul 21, 2022
I was the tech lead for a project to replace Dropbox’s aging monolith with a modern platform. The monolith story is similar to many in the industry. There were many initiatives to improve the monolith situation, including a company-wide Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) push a few years prior. These initiatives all failed to make lasting changes due to conflicting incentives and priorities.
Jul 20, 2022
In 1996, my parents gave me a Performa 6115 Macintosh for my 15th birthday and a subscription to Dr. Dobbs, a magazine about programming that ended in 2014.