The solution allows developers to model & deploy Docker-based applications in seconds while facilitating continuous delivery, application backups, auto scaling and monitoring to correlate performance issues to newly deployed builds. Replicating DEV/TEST environments has been a top priority for all our beta participants -- from small, 3-person team startups to very large Fortune 500 companies.
Startups are typically concerned with reducing the cost & complexity of setting up downstream environments. Some are concerned about the increasing costs of PaaS solutions like Heroku. Most startups however are interested in leveraging the container technology for application portability and scalability -- but are concerned about the lack of deployment automation solutions that allow them to model complex applications with cross-image environment variable dependencies. Moreover, startup developers who already use a PaaS solution expect the same kind of application life-cycle management capabilities for Docker-based applications -- but are interested in orchestrating these deployments on local servers or on public clouds like AWS, Rackspace, etc.
DCHQ.io SaaS Platform is the ultimate Container-based application deployment solution for development teams looking to automate the deployment of multi-tier, distributed applications with support for Docker Compose, cross-image environment variable mappings, continuous delivery, application backups, auto scaling and monitoring to correlate performance issues to newly deployed builds. It facilitates application deployments on Linux hosts running on-premise or in the public cloud using an agent-based architecture with support for advancement placement, containers/hosts/clusters monitoring and out-of-box alerts/notifications.
While startups do not pay much attention to governance, our beta participants from large-scale enterprises made it very clear that granular access controls & policies are absolutely needed in order to ensure consistency and eliminate "Shadow IT". Moreover, many large-scale enterprises in highly regulated industries require an on-premise solution for Docker-based application deployments.
DCHQ On-Premise reduces operational costs and increases the quality of software by enforcing governance and eliminating “Shadow IT” for large-scale enterprises. The solution provides granular access controls to data-centers, application templates, and Docker repositories (including Docker Hub, Quay, and Red Hat Registry). The solution can be installed on-premise on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu or CentOS using either a simple shell script or through an automated deployment from DCHQ.io SaaS Platform.