Coordinating the Cloud

Sep 20, 2022

Prodvana is a continuous coordination platform (CCP). It builds on the concepts of internal developer platforms as well as continuous delivery systems creating a unified workflow.  The CCP eliminates the overhead of creating, connecting, and coordinating the services that make up your application seamlessly spanning clouds.

Our Journey 

The founders met and worked together at Dropbox. Andrew was Vice President of Infrastructure and Naphat was the Tech Lead for Development Infrastructure and Application Platforms responsible for shipping workflows for Dropbox’s entire engineering organization.

After leaving Dropbox, they worked together at an early-stage startup where they quickly realized the amount of overhead the public cloud introduced. To make matters worse, the available tools served as static point solutions primarily focused on the infrastructure layer, such as Terraform, Argo, and Spinnaker. 

Application engineers struggled to ship code due to the ever-increasing options and complexity of infrastructure and cloud systems that ignored their needs. Platform & Infrastructure engineers were overwhelmed by needing to be involved in all aspects of shipping in “you build it, you own it” operating environments.

The Three C’s

Engineers do three things over and over in the cloud: create, connect and coordinate (3 C’s) systems. These C’s apply to both internal systems and 3rd party services.

As engineers, we continuously find ourselves asking:

Is this the right instance to use in development? (connect)
How do I setup a service? (create)
How do I connect to the database? (connect)
Is it safe to deploy? (coordinate)
Is it safe to rollback? (coordinate)
Has anyone modified the XYZ? (coordinate) 

By focusing on the C’s, cycle time is reduced, the cognitive overhead for engineering is lowered and consistency follows.

Coordinating a Solution

Just as Jeff Bezos decreed: “everything must have an API” all common operations should have defined workflows with zero overhead. Enter Prodvana.

Prodvana’s Coordination Platform provides a pluggable framework that streamlines the workflows of the organization around the 3 C’s.  We do this by providing an interface between the cloud and application layer. On top of this interface, we have built Prodvana’s Continuous Coordination Platform.

Today the platform gives you the ability to have your services instantly span cloud providers, debug deployment issues quickly, and have dynamically configured deployments. 

This is the first step toward a world where workflows for coordination supplant the legacy concepts of delivery and deployment.

Path Forward

Sign up here to get updates on our closed beta Pilot Program towards the end of this year and for upcoming feature and capability releases.

Coordinating the Cloud

Sep 20, 2022

Prodvana is a continuous coordination platform (CCP). It builds on the concepts of internal developer platforms as well as continuous delivery systems creating a unified workflow.  The CCP eliminates the overhead of creating, connecting, and coordinating the services that make up your application seamlessly spanning clouds.

Our Journey 

The founders met and worked together at Dropbox. Andrew was Vice President of Infrastructure and Naphat was the Tech Lead for Development Infrastructure and Application Platforms responsible for shipping workflows for Dropbox’s entire engineering organization.

After leaving Dropbox, they worked together at an early-stage startup where they quickly realized the amount of overhead the public cloud introduced. To make matters worse, the available tools served as static point solutions primarily focused on the infrastructure layer, such as Terraform, Argo, and Spinnaker. 

Application engineers struggled to ship code due to the ever-increasing options and complexity of infrastructure and cloud systems that ignored their needs. Platform & Infrastructure engineers were overwhelmed by needing to be involved in all aspects of shipping in “you build it, you own it” operating environments.

The Three C’s

Engineers do three things over and over in the cloud: create, connect and coordinate (3 C’s) systems. These C’s apply to both internal systems and 3rd party services.

As engineers, we continuously find ourselves asking:

Is this the right instance to use in development? (connect)
How do I setup a service? (create)
How do I connect to the database? (connect)
Is it safe to deploy? (coordinate)
Is it safe to rollback? (coordinate)
Has anyone modified the XYZ? (coordinate) 

By focusing on the C’s, cycle time is reduced, the cognitive overhead for engineering is lowered and consistency follows.

Coordinating a Solution

Just as Jeff Bezos decreed: “everything must have an API” all common operations should have defined workflows with zero overhead. Enter Prodvana.

Prodvana’s Coordination Platform provides a pluggable framework that streamlines the workflows of the organization around the 3 C’s.  We do this by providing an interface between the cloud and application layer. On top of this interface, we have built Prodvana’s Continuous Coordination Platform.

Today the platform gives you the ability to have your services instantly span cloud providers, debug deployment issues quickly, and have dynamically configured deployments. 

This is the first step toward a world where workflows for coordination supplant the legacy concepts of delivery and deployment.

Path Forward

Sign up here to get updates on our closed beta Pilot Program towards the end of this year and for upcoming feature and capability releases.

Coordinating the Cloud

Sep 20, 2022

Prodvana is a continuous coordination platform (CCP). It builds on the concepts of internal developer platforms as well as continuous delivery systems creating a unified workflow.  The CCP eliminates the overhead of creating, connecting, and coordinating the services that make up your application seamlessly spanning clouds.

Our Journey 

The founders met and worked together at Dropbox. Andrew was Vice President of Infrastructure and Naphat was the Tech Lead for Development Infrastructure and Application Platforms responsible for shipping workflows for Dropbox’s entire engineering organization.

After leaving Dropbox, they worked together at an early-stage startup where they quickly realized the amount of overhead the public cloud introduced. To make matters worse, the available tools served as static point solutions primarily focused on the infrastructure layer, such as Terraform, Argo, and Spinnaker. 

Application engineers struggled to ship code due to the ever-increasing options and complexity of infrastructure and cloud systems that ignored their needs. Platform & Infrastructure engineers were overwhelmed by needing to be involved in all aspects of shipping in “you build it, you own it” operating environments.

The Three C’s

Engineers do three things over and over in the cloud: create, connect and coordinate (3 C’s) systems. These C’s apply to both internal systems and 3rd party services.

As engineers, we continuously find ourselves asking:

Is this the right instance to use in development? (connect)
How do I setup a service? (create)
How do I connect to the database? (connect)
Is it safe to deploy? (coordinate)
Is it safe to rollback? (coordinate)
Has anyone modified the XYZ? (coordinate) 

By focusing on the C’s, cycle time is reduced, the cognitive overhead for engineering is lowered and consistency follows.

Coordinating a Solution

Just as Jeff Bezos decreed: “everything must have an API” all common operations should have defined workflows with zero overhead. Enter Prodvana.

Prodvana’s Coordination Platform provides a pluggable framework that streamlines the workflows of the organization around the 3 C’s.  We do this by providing an interface between the cloud and application layer. On top of this interface, we have built Prodvana’s Continuous Coordination Platform.

Today the platform gives you the ability to have your services instantly span cloud providers, debug deployment issues quickly, and have dynamically configured deployments. 

This is the first step toward a world where workflows for coordination supplant the legacy concepts of delivery and deployment.

Path Forward

Sign up here to get updates on our closed beta Pilot Program towards the end of this year and for upcoming feature and capability releases.