Shipa Launches with Cloud Native App Management Framework
October 08, 2020

Shipa, Corp., delivering a cloud native application management framework built to manage the full application lifecycle, is launching today with $3.75M in seed funding.

The round is co-led by Engineering Capital and Jump Capital; advisors include Google's Kelsey Hightower, Mastercard's Ken Owens, and Lyft's Matt Klein.

With Shipa, the infrastructure is completely abstracted away from developers, who can stay focused on code. Importantly, developers get all the benefits of Kubernetes – instantly – without needing to learn Kubernetes. Shipa automatically creates all required Kubernetes objects and configuration files, and deploys them to all clusters requiring them. Importantly, Shipa does this while continuing to provide developers with application-level context. The infrastructure components never need to be managed since Shipa provides a comprehensive set of out-of-the-box integrations to common tools.

For platform and DevOps engineers, Shipa provides the tools to maintain application availability, continually meet security requirements, and keep developers productive across multiple clusters and providers. Shipa eliminates the need to put resources toward creating and managing a custom PaaS on top of Kubernetes, creating Kubernetes and YAML files, or developing custom scripts to automate application deployment and management. Platform and DevOps engineers can then focus on higher-value work while enabling developers to focus on code for faster application delivery and iteration.

"The idea for Shipa emerged from continued frustrations with the application layer," said Bruno Andrade, founder and CEO, Shipa. "Like many engineers, we routinely came up against efficiency-crippling challenges to deploying, managing, and iterating cloud native applications. While there's been plenty of attention on fixing cloud native infrastructure, we believe the application layer is just as ripe for innovation. With Shipa, we are redesigning how cloud native applications are deployed and operated, helping organizations leverage Kubernetes' benefits faster and at scale. We have taken what developers know are best practices for application delivery on Kubernetes, but built them natively into the Shipa framework so that they now become automatically part of every deployment pipeline. There is nothing in the community today solving these challenges and we look forward to developers, platform engineers, and DevOps teams putting Shipa to the test."

The founding team has extensive experience from the cloud native and application delivery space, bringing technical and business leadership experience from CloudBees (Jenkins), VMware, NeuVector, Juniper Networks, and Oracle.

Included features and benefits of Shipa's cloud native application management framework:

- Complete workflow integration: Application objects are created, deployed, and monitored automatically. Developers can keep their focus on delivering code and do not need to change processes or learn additional tools.

- Application-centric observability: Shipa provides an application dependency map, so users can easily understand their application architecture and components' health and status.

- Complete audit trail: Shipa offers an audit trail and advanced canary & rollback management for faster and safer delivery of applications and updates.

- Stack integration: Shipa integrates into existing pipelines – CI/CD pipelines, APM tools,, incident management, and more – making implementation easy so userrs get results faster.

- Multi-cluster and multi-cloud: Easy cross-cluster and cross-cloud performance, security, and policy management and monitoring.

- Support for persistent applications: Shipa connects to all major Container Storage Interfaces (CSIs); no need to learn or create YAML or volume-related files.

- Support for application services: Shipa provides native services to applications, such as databases, queuing, logging, and more.

- Routing and observability: Shipa provides automated monitoring and application-related metrics to better understand application status – which can also be integrated with third-party monitoring platfforms.

- Open APIs: Users can easily integrate the Shipa framework with their preferred external platforms.

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