Cycle

Reno, NV, USA
2015
  |  By Konner Bemis
Bus Factor is a measure of risk to a project or organization due to the loss of key personnel. For software engineering teams, a low bus factor (meaning only a few people hold critical knowledge or skills) can lead to complications that result in product failures.
  |  By Chris Aubuchon
Over the last few weeks I've been talking about the key differences between Amazon EKS and Cycle. If you happened to miss it and want to catch up before diving into this post you can check it out here: This post will round out the series by taking a look at how worker nodes are added to a cluster and the major differences between EKS and Cycle there.
  |  By Matt Krauser
In today's competitive and uncertain tech landscape, engineering organizations are constantly seeking ways to optimize costs without compromising on performance. Efficient resource management and cost reduction have become crucial for businesses aiming to stay alive and ahead. At Cycle, our goal is to offer a robust solution that enhances efficiency while delivering significant cost savings to our users.
  |  By Chris Aubuchon
Last week I talked in depth about control planes and the differences between EKS and Cycle. In this weeks blog we'll dive into what it takes to spin up a cluster and get things rolling.
  |  By Chris Aubuchon
Looking for Kubernetes alternatives? You've come to the right place. In this article I'm diving into Amazon EKS vs Cycle and learning more about the differences in the control plane. Not what you're looking for? Here are 3 more Kubernetes alternatives articles from our blog.
  |  By Chris Aubuchon
Creating a platform? You're in the right spot. Our mission at Cycle started with a clear purpose: to create the best platform for building platforms. Here's the thing, there's really no easy way to build a platform. It requires making a lot of tough technology decisions that can affect success, growth, and upkeep for years to come. There are however some ways to make things simpler. Here are the three technology decisions I've seen make the biggest impact and how to navigate them.
  |  By Matt Krauser
In the world of DevOps, engineering organizations are constantly seeking solutions that can simplify operations, reduce overhead, and accelerate development. While a number of container orchestration platforms exist, their complexity and high maintenance demands often leave engineering leaders seeking alternatives. This is where Cycle comes in. Cycle’s LowOps container orchestration and infrastructure management platform is designed to get your team to 80% efficiency from day one.
  |  By Matt Krauser
In recent years, Kubernetes has emerged as the go-to solution for container orchestration, offering flexibility and scalability for deploying and managing applications. However, organizations quickly realize that the allure of its open-source nature can be deceiving—while free to download, the costs of managing Kubernetes can stack up rapidly. Initially embraced for its agility, Kubernetes soon reveals its complexity.
  |  By The Cycle Team
Whether you're building the next massive AI platform, encoding thousands of images, or a hundreds of other use cases, the ability to quickly create ephemeral tasks can be a game changer for engineers solving complex tasks.
  |  By Alexander Mattoni
No, I'm not talking about 'OpenAI', though you certainly can use it to assist in your API designs. I'm talking about the OpenAPI standard, a modern spec for defining REST APIs. If you're reading this, I probably don't need to tell you that REST APIs are ubiquitous in tech. Practically every company has at least one, whether it be an internal or customer facing API. While other types of APIs have been gaining traction the last few years (GraphQL, gRPC, etc), REST is here to stay.
  |  By Cycle
Cycle's approach to VPN service makes creating, authentication, and management of environment level VPNs a breeze. Join Chris Aubuchon as he dives into Cycle VPNs, how to configure them, and how they stack up against other services like Kubernetes, ECS, Cloud Run, App Service, and more.
  |  By Cycle
Whether you're building the next massive AI platform, encoding thousands of images, or a hundreds of other use cases, the ability to quickly create ephemeral tasks can be a game changer for engineers solving complex tasks. With Cycle, you're now able to run Functions across multiple cloud providers all from one platform. And even better, these functions will exist on the same encrypted networks as your other containers.
  |  By Cycle
At Cycle.io, we see many unique situations involving data requirements, retention, and security. As a multi/hybrid cloud and LowOps platform, we've had to come up with some pretty interesting solutions for backups and data protection. Dive in with Cycle's co-founder and head of engineering, Alexander Mattoni, as he is easily able to deploy a postgres instance, with automated backups to offsite storage in the span of minutes.
  |  By Cycle
In this video, Jake Warner, Cycle's CEO and Founder, gives a brief demonstration of Cycle.io's new integration with Depot.dev. By utilizing this integration, organizations can significantly reduce build times for their images, saving teams potentially hundreds of hours per year.
  |  By Cycle
It's no secret that Kubernetes is complex, but did you know more people than ever are looking for an opinionated alternative to Kubernetes? Alexander Mattoni, Co-Founder and Head of Engineering at Cycle.io, dives into some of the reasons driving this shift, and why you may want to consider an alternative for your container orchestrator.
  |  By Cycle
In this video, Jake Warner (CEO / Founder) does a quick dive into one of our latest features: Rainbow Deployments. These deployments enable teams to maintain multiple independent versions of their applications within one single environment. Additionally, deployments make it easy to take new versions of your applications live with zero downtime. Cycle is a container orchestration and infrastructure management platform built to provide a true alternative to Kubernetes.
  |  By Cycle
This video walks through deploying a simple, single instance database to Cycle (mongo, mysql).
  |  By Cycle
Join us for this informative walk-through using the shared filesystem options on Cycle platform.
  |  By Cycle
Take a deeper dive into the details of image sources, environments, containers, and networking on Cycle.
  |  By Cycle
Here at Cycle.io, we've been hard at work building a native load balancer into the platform! This video is a high-level introduction to the load balancer and some of the early features that are supported.

The developer friendly container platform. Choose your infrastructure provider, import your containers, and let Cycle handle the rest.

Containers have changed the way developers build, deploy, and scale software. Unfortunately, the adoption of containers has also lead to an ever-growing stack of technical debt and responsibilities for teams to manage.

Interested in utilizing containers, on your own infrastructure, without having to deal with the OS, networks, or a container orchestration layer? Welcome to Cycle.

Container Orchestration Meets SaaS:

  • Always Up-to-Date: Stop dealing with OS patches and orchestration layer updates; Cycle automatically delivers platform updates to all servers.
  • Automate Everything: Deployment pipelines, automatic TLS / SSL certificates, and more. Cycle is there when you need it -- and out of the way when you don’t.
  • Bring Your Own Infrastructure: Effortlessly deploy infrastructure from any of our supported providers. Own your data and your applications while we handle the rest.
  • Develop Faster: Cycle was built for both experienced developers and new users alike. Manage containers, servers, DNS, and more, all on one platform to save time and resources.
  • Built for Teams: From quickly onboarding new members to easily managing user access, Cycle’s portal has everything needed for a team to grow.
  • Secure by Default: All services and configurations are secure from the start, reducing the likelihood of mistakes that could lead to a security exploit.

The Developer-Friendly Container Platform.