ShuttleOps Introduces No-Code DevOps Platform

The Toronto-based ISV was born inside Indellient, a DevOps consultancy that saw the need for a visual, drag-and-drop solution for continuous deployment of containerized applications. “In doing those services we saw some repeatability,” CEO David Found said. “The one-off services weren’t really one-off at all.”


ShuttleOps, a DevOps-focused ISV born inside channel consultancy Indellient, released Tuesday a visual platform for deploying containerized workloads into the cloud.

The startup came out of stealth in May aiming to address the “painful experience of application delivery” and help customers adopt cloud “with more fluidity and ease,” ShuttleOps CEO David Found told CRN.

The new CI/CD platform offers drag-and-drop functionality for deploying applications into Kubernetes clusters running on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, Found said.

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Indellient, a Toronto-based provider of application services and custom software development, has had a thriving DevOps practice for four years.

“In doing those services we saw some repeatability,” Found said. “The one-off services weren’t really one-off at all.”

Taking a step back to reflect on what 80 percent of its customers needed, the idea for ShuttleOps was born, he told CRN.

A proof-of-concept soon followed, and then the new company tested the waters with a product focused on the narrower market for Chef Habitat, a popular application automation solution. Indellient is a leading channel partner of Chef, which recently agreed to a $220 million acquisition by Progress Software.

That paved the way for Tuesday’s launch of the comprehensive no-code platform that can deploy Docker container images into self-managed or hosted clusters without a line of YAML code while enforcing security and compliance policies.

Indellient remains a parent of ShuttleOps as well as its sole go-to-market partner, but the startup plans on a spin-off, said Found, who was previously Indellient’s vice president of product development.

Once the two organizations are entirely independent, ShuttleOps will look to a second phase of recruiting its own channel partners, he said.

The company believes its technology is entirely unique in removing the complexities enterprises face when deploying containerized applications through the continuous integration/continuous delivery process.

“In the world of Kubernetes, this is something that’s very much sought after,” Found told CRN.

The intuitive interface of a visual pipeline editor allows business users without technical expertise to participate in the deployment process, Found said, and simplifies migrations to or between the hyper-scale clouds.

“It’s a seamless experience which makes the learning curve quite small,” Found said.