Perfect Sense Brightspot

Perfect Sense, a Reston, VA-based company leveraging its Brightspot publishing platform to drive innovations in web and mobile development, has launched Gyro – a cloud management tool that would mitigate the risks associated with: manually provisioning and managing infrastructure; lack of standards in configurations; and unpredictable results from changes to cloud infrastructure.

Perfect Sense’s ‘Gyro’ cloud management tool would significantly improve DevOps productivity by allowing users to manage and maintain infrastructure using its “simple, logic-ready” configuration language, built for the cloud.

Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) automates and standardizes the infrastructure deployment process to make it repeatable and consistent, in turn reducing the risk of mistakes while speeding up the deployment process.

Gyro’s “simple, intuitive” language would allow developers to define their cloud infrastructure with logic built in, not as an add-on, and without the complexity of a full programming language. It can turn the complex and labor-intensive tasks of deploying and maintaining cloud infrastructure into simple repeatable commands, allowing a team to focus on higher level needs. With extensibility in mind users can integrate Gyro with other DevOps tools to create a single tool to manage their entire DevOps lifecycle.

To sum up, Key Gyro features would include:

  • Logic – Gyro allows companies to add logic to infrastructure configurations. With built-in support for control flow and modular code, it’s “true” infrastructure-as-code.
  • Multi-cloud – Cloud-agnostic. The tool centralizes the management of all cloud infrastructure from different providers.
  • Workflows – Gyro would enable the design of workflows to precisely control how cloud infrastructure gets updated. Workflows allow users to define multiple deployment stages, enabling complex “zero-downtime” deployment of new cloud infrastructure. The ability to roll back is built-in.
  • Extensibility – Gyro defines multiple extension points – users can add new cloud providers, add custom commands that work with the Gyro configuration, or directly extend the Gyro language. The extensions would allow users to truly create a single tool to manage an entire DevOps lifecycle.

“We built Gyro to solve our cloud infrastructure management challenges, but we knew other organizations were facing similar DevOps challenges every day,” said Jeremy Collins, CTO, Perfect Sense. “Based on our own internal success with the tool, we realized that making Gyro widely available could help organizations speed up cloud infrastructure creation, reduce mistakes, and most importantly, do more without growing staff.”

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