The 10 Coolest DevOps Startups Of 2019
These 10 startups deliver the technology that enables development and operations teams work together, work fast and work effectively.
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Providing solutions that enable DevOps teams to deploy software rapidly and securely is one of the most hotly contested sectors of the enterprise IT market.
As organizations increasingly adopt modern software delivery methods, startups are springing to life with innovative tools and platforms that ease the work of deploying patches and updates, archiving and releasing code, provisioning scalable infrastructure and ensuring security is maintained throughout the process.
With maturity in the market, DevOps platforms are increasingly focused on enabling those agile processes for specific use cases like mobility, machine learning, serverless, and advanced security.
Here are 10 of the coolest startups delivering the technology that enables development and operations teams work together, work fast and work effectively.
CEO: Diego Oppenheimer
This startup delivers DevOps tooling geared for data scientists developing artificial intelligence.
Algorithmia offers an Artificial Intelligence Layer that automatically creates scalable API endpoints any application or machine learning model can call, reducing the challenges that data scientists encounter when deploying their models into production and managing their lifecycle at scale.
The platform can git-push pre-trained models, functions, or algorithms to further automate data science and machine learning workflows.
CEO: Rahul Ravulur
This startup founded by VMware and IBM veterans offers an application modernization platform geared for enterprises looking to adopt modern software delivery processes while avoiding costly redevelopment projects.
The San Jose, Calif.-based startup's runtime environment can repurpose just about any application to run in an environment that enables DevOps testing and deployment methods.
The vision is to simplify holistic application transformation across design, testing, and ongoing management.
CEO: Barnabas Birmacher
Bitrise is bringing the power of DevOps to mobile apps.
Mobile platforms require a different approach to DevOps, and Bitrise is looking to empower mobile app developers with a comprehensive platform that automates manual tasks and implements systems in which code, configurations, scripts and documents can be tracked across development environments.
More than 100,000 developers around the world use the startup's mobile CI/CD platform. With a recent $20 million round, the startup is looking scale the business and further build out the platform's features.
CEO: Shlomi Ben Haim
JFrog aims to enable "liquid software" that flows from its comprehensive platforms for automating release pipelines.
Through its two primary products, Artifactory and Bintray, the company empowers DevOps teams with greater control in how they store and distribute code.
JFrog aims to facilitate the DevOps process from development to distribution, enabling developers and DevOps professionals to overcome the challenges of managing software artifacts.
CEO: Varma Kunaparaju
A common challenge for DevOps teams is managing complex operational environments.
OpsRamp's hybrid cloud management platform eases that work by discovering and monitoring Kubernetes environments across on-premise and cloud services like Azure Kubernetes Services, Google Kubernetes Engine, and Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes.
The OpsRamp platform takes advantage of artificial intelligence to give DevOps teams greater visibility into nodes and containers for each Kubernetes cluster, as well as resource utilization.
OpsRamp also offers pre-built and custom integrations with popular DevOps tools.
CEO: Mike Fraser
Refactr has merged its infrastructure management and security automation solutions into a comprehensive DevSecOps platform that enables cybersecurity-focused MSPs to visually design complex service environments.
The Refactr Platform combines the startup's two previous products: playbook.cloud, an Ansible-as-a-Service approach to configuration management; and Cloud + Security Architect Platform (CSAP). It also adds support for HashiCorp Terraform, Git repositories and version controlling, Kubernetes, and other technologies popular with DevOps practitioners.
The new platform empowers managed services providers to use an IT-as-code approach that's integrated with existing automation tools they can select and provision through a solution catalog. Multi-vendor capabilities are supported by a visual interface for describing automation pipelines.
CEO: Haseeb Budhani
Rafay Systems, fresh off an $8 million Series A round, aims to ease deployment of Kubernetes clusters and lifecycle management of containerized apps across any cloud.
The startup based in Sunnyvale, Calif. sees complexity as the biggest roadblock to Kubernetes adoption, and a Software-as-a-Service delivery model as the key to simplification.
Rafay's technology eases the time-consuming struggle DevOps teams encounter in making sure apps are properly deployed and run well across all an enterprise's IT environments. That challenge faced by those creating automation frameworks sitting on top of Kubernetes is often exacerbated by the gamut of DevOps tools on the market.
The service can deploy Kubernetes clusters on Amazon Web Services or another public cloud, or in on-premises environments such as Red Hat's OpenShift or VMware's emerging Kubernetes platforms.
CEO: Liran Tancman
This Israeli startup is about to emerge from stealth with a turnkey data protection solution that bridges the work of security and DevOps professionals.
Rezilion's platform aims to eliminate the security concerns that slow DevOps teams using automated tooling to continuously deploy their applications. The platform requires no manual configuration and automatically returns compromised services to their last good state.
With $8 million in seed funding, the company is scaling R&D efforts in Israel and starting to build a sales operation in the U.S. market.
CEO: Tim Zonca
Stackery empowers DevOps professionals to build and deploy cloud-native applications using the gamut of AWS serverless tools and services.
The AWS DevOps Competency technology partner solves team workflow and operations requirements for building on AWS Serverless services such as AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Kinesis, and AWS Fargate.
A plug-in capability enables developers to build and debug code to run in Lambda from an integrated development environment on a local machine, making it easier for DevOps teams to take advantage of serverless frameworks, even while working offline.
Stackery recently announced the launch of a global partner program for resellers, SIs, and value-added partners.
CEO: Archie Agarwal
This Jersey City, N.J.-based startup brings to market a platform that protects every step of the DevOps process.
With editions for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, ThreatModeler provides its customers with a comprehensive toolbox of security controls that produce actionable intelligence about various attack paths.
The company's Automated Threat Modeling Platform was designed to automatically integrate security into all agile and DevOps workflows. The platform allows customers to create reusable and customizable threat modeling templates and connect to popular DevOps tools like JIRA and Jenkins.
Through a recently signed distribution agreement with value-added distributor Promark, ThreatModeler is looking to scale its reseller channel.