itopia Unveils Ready-to-Code Cloud Environments

“The rise of today’s hybrid work environment has many organizations reevaluating the approach to remote developer work,” said Manvinder Singh, Director, Partnerships, Google Cloud. “We’re pleased to have itopia Spaces available on Google Cloud Marketplace".

For remote- and hybrid-work developers, cloud orchestration and automation solution provider itopia has launched its itopia Spaces. It delivers fully managed, ready-to-code cloud environments for software developers.

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Itopia Spaces is a cloud workspace launcher that lets developers launch cloud workspaces in a browser – preconfigured with all dependencies – while enterprises actively prevent code exfiltration with precise and flexible security restrictions.

Neustar and 8base are among the first clients of the new service, and they are distributing it across hundreds of software developers.

“We have software developers around the globe. Improving their productivity while protecting the security of our code base in today’s hybrid work environment is crucial to us,” said Albert Santalo, Founder and CEO of 8base. “itopia helps us ship products faster and more securely, without disrupting our existing developer workflows.”

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Photo Priyanka Sharma, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation
“As software organizations have increasingly distributed workforces, it is necessary to onboard remote developers quickly and ensure they have everything they need to be productive from any location,” said Priyanka Sharma, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

itopia Spaces would provide for a contemporary software development environment that is more in line with how developers like to work. According to a recent Harness poll, 74 percent of developers intend to continue working remotely even after the epidemic. Instead of spending days setting up and maintaining various settings and battling hardware compatibility, itopia would allow developers to select their preferred IDE and begin writing code in the cloud in seconds.

Selkie, an open-source, cloud-native streaming platform developed in collaboration with Google Cloud, is at the heart of the solution. Enterprises and worldwide systems integrators may now use itopia’s platform as a fully managed service “to make secure coding a fun experience.”

“The rise of today’s hybrid work environment has many organizations reevaluating the approach to remote developer work,” said Manvinder Singh, Director, Partnerships, Google Cloud. “We’re pleased to have itopia Spaces available on Google Cloud Marketplace to help customers and their developer teams securely create and launch new products – regardless of where they may be working from.”

Itopia has also announced its membership in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), a non-profit organization affiliated with the Linux Foundation. Itopia’s expanding ties to the cloud computing community, as well as the Kubernetes and open-source ecosystems, is reflected in this news, which would serve as a strong validation of itopia’s aim to ease hybrid work for software teams.

“As software organizations have increasingly distributed workforces, it is necessary to onboard remote developers quickly and ensure they have everything they need to be productive from any location,” said Priyanka Sharma, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We are thrilled that itopia has joined CNCF to bring its expertise in distributed workforce technology to the cloud native ecosystem and look forward to driving innovation together.”