Giving Ops Some Love:
The rise of DevOps has had an undeniably positive effect on the entire application lifecycle - but one important group got left out: people. To this day, people remain the line of last defense when services get out of hand and they will only grow more important as automation continues its takeover. Isn't it time we updated our toolsets?
No Hassle Security:
Operations is next to impossible when security is in your way - which usually leads to unhappy engineers or no security at all. I mean, why bother if it's that hard? Personally, I'd rather be doing more interesitng things with my time than typing access codes every minute! We've taken a first principles look at security and its relationship to operations. And our zero-knowledge, trust-based protocol is our answer - giving you and your teammates the privacy to work efficiently and safely together. Best of all, we support all ranges of secure setups, many of which use no passwords at all! #ByeByePasswords
Introducing Locker - Secret Management Made Easy:
Let's face it. Secrets are nothing but fancy configuration values. Yes, they naturally have an elevated "importance" in our minds, but personally, I don't want to think about them. Managing "standard" config is hard enough. Let's not make it harder by adding "special" config. Locker is a simple, zero-trust repository that is designed to host virtually any data. Use it to share service credentials, integrate it into your build or deployment pipelines or just script with it. Our streaming model makes working with Locker on the command-line a breeze.
$ echo "Thanks, beta testers" | fe locker cp - cott-io/beta:thanks.txt
Introducing Tether - Finally, Internet Scale, Distributed Scripting (Alpha):
We're especially excited to introduce our newest system - Tether. It's definitely been hard to pin it down, but the easiest way to explain it is like this:
Imagine being connected to all your machines at once, anywhere in the world, without ever opening a port.
Couple that with Locker's tight integration, and a new sophisticated, streaming ops language - you'll finally have the tools to safely and securely manage infrastructure of any size and complexity.
$ cp testers.json - | each alert #/user "Welcome, Beta Testers”
Some Additonal Expectations for Beta:
Our beta environment will be hosted on single GCP compute instance. Please try to limit the number of machines that you have connected to less than 5 for the time being.
As we can't guarantee uptime or even data integrity, we recommend that you don't use Tether or Locker for production.
We will be deploying - often. And we are not yet hosted on a highly-available configuration. Our goal for the beta is to collect useful feedback on simplicity, user-experience, and customer value.
This system is still incomplete and we will use your feedback to continue to improve and evolve our project.
This is something new and interesting, and we want you all to join in on the fun of ops. Let's all focus where we want to go, rather than where we are.
From the whole CoTT team, we'd like to sincerely thank you for your participation and enthusiasm.
Sincerely, Preston Koprivica CTO, Chain of Trust Technologies
Recruiting beta users takes time, patience, and strategy. We are learning what outlets make the most sense to reach our target customer by focusing on the channels that our target customers frequent.
We began building the user interface for the Iron (Fe) platform. Get excited because it is going to be awesome!
The evolution of DevOps has been to make systems easy to use by other systems. We've taken a fundamentally different approach by making systems easy to use by humans.