Boost profitability with full flexibility: Automated DevOps on Oracle Cloud A1 compute

February 16, 2023 | 5 minute read
Kailas Jawadekar
Director of Product Marketing
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This guest blog was written in collaboration with Colin Frost, director of partnerships at platformOS.

Today, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is excited to announce a strategic partnership with platformOS to bring its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) developer ecosystem to OCI’s Ampere A1 compute powered by Arm. With platformOS, you can build limitless applications with automated DevOps, enabling tech agencies to rapidly produce and run enterprise-quality applications. Better applications, bigger profits!

As explained by Adam Broadway, CEO of platformOS, “If Google’s Firebase and Salesforce’s Heroku fell in love, got married and had a baby, then platformOS would be the genetically superior offspring!”

“Our partnership with platformOS enables our developers and customers to significantly reduce the time to bring truly scalable solutions to market while benefiting from the best price-performance offered by OCI’s A1 compute,” said Erik Bergenholtz, VP of Software Development at OCI.

Why choose platformOS for your next project

Saving on system administration

The platformOS ‘DevOps-in-a-box’ and developer tools support continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) best practice. Deploy an instance for QA, staging, UAT, or production in minutes! The PaaS incorporates countermeasures to handle real-world designated denial of service (DDOS) attacks, offers out-of-the-box multi- or single-tenant support and automatically scaling load balanced servers, including auto SSL certificate allocations, seamless API integrations with Sendgrid, Twilio, Stripe, Paypal, Checkr, and much more.

Most importantly, you avoid the need for a costly DevOps systems engineer.

Rapid deployment: Fast start real-world business logic

Unlike low-code and no-code solutions that lock you in and require you to remain inside their boxed offering, platformOS brings an extensive portfolio of business logic that offer advanced and highly performant best practice starting points, that you can rapidly deploy for many typical multifaceted user journeys and workflows. It also provides pathways to expand in any direction using your favorite frontend frameworks, including REACT, Angular, Svelte, Vue, Nuxt, and Alpine.js. This availability offers the speed and guardrails of software as a service (SaaS) without any coding limitations, which platformOS calls SaaS+.

Solutions powered by platformOS include Intel’s DevMesh, Arab Bank’s Arabiemart, Ondecare, Tertius, Golfstix, and many more.

Reduced deployment risk: Optimize your clients’ chances of long term success

Being able to deploy advanced modular code offered by platformOS can help you go to market faster for even the most custom client builds. Your clients get the peace of mind that they won’t never need to replatform in the future. If you’re starting on traditional SaaS solutions, a costly replatforming exercise is often inevitable!

APIs for everything and composable software

Many clients have invested heavily in legacy systems, and often the desired digital transformation is focused on bringing a modern user experience (UX) or user interface (UI) overlay to those systems. Being an interoperable APIs-for-everything platform, platformOS allows you to create custom models and your own APIs, and together with the extensive portfolio of business logic elements offered, you can quickly transform the UX for your clients’ customers while still using legacy systems. Later, you can pitch to modernize or replace the key elements of the legacy system itself: Land, then expand!

SEO and platformOS keyword generator

Deep thought has gone into the critical importance of search engine optimization (SEO) performance. platformOS can show you with sharing code examples how many landing pages can be dynamically autogenerated for identified long tail keywords, drawing from data available across the site. With their longtail keyword web page generator, your clients can have an opportunity for superior organic search results and more qualified traffic, optimizing their chances for longer term success.

Seven kits to boost your profit (and more coming)

Imagine a developer-first ecosystem with automated DevOps (DevOpsKit), which includes a growing portfolio of business logic (CodeKit) to solve all kinds of problems, that you, the platformOS team, or its developer community can enhance and customize and where all these modules seamlessly work together. With the platformOS DesignKit, UxKit, DevKit, and DocsKit, MobileKit offers a recipe for your ongoing success. Sign up to learn more about kits. Coming soon is CommunityKit, a starting point for an enterprise grade community site that can scale in any direction.

The Golden Platform

Award-winning documentation support

To support your success, platformOS has built a multi-award-winning documentation site. The documentation follows a docs-as-code approach and encourages developer community involvement. The DocsKit provides a best practice documentation framework that platformOS channel partners and their clients can use.

DevPortal Awards

Why platformOS switched to OCI’s Arm-based A1 compute

Performance is key

You can now deploy platformOS on OCI’s Arm-based A1 shapes. Oracle’s A1 shapes are based on Ampere Altra Processors built from the ground up for running cloud applications. Oracle A1 shapes offer predictable high performance, linear scalability, and up-to-60%-lower power consumption compared to the x86 architectures.

System performance is critical to cloud workloads. The Arm processor is designed to deliver predictable performance at the scale needed for the cloud. This foundational performance offered by OCI’s Arm works with the performant modular starting points provided by platformOS to facilitate and optimize your chances of achieving 100/100 for Performance in Google Lighthouse. Many other monolithic platforms, including many low-code and no-code solutions, running less than optimal infrastructure as a service (IaaS), are intrinsically impaired in this critical area.

A screenshot of the PageSpeed Insights analytics of platformOS documentation site.

OCI offers best-in-class price performance for most services when compared to other cloud service providers. With Oracle A1 shape’s penny-per-core pricing, platformOS has recognized savings in the realm of 30–40% over other IaaS offerings. Combined with the great performance metrics being enjoyed on OCI A1 shapes, this factor has been a strong motivator for platformOS to move to OCI A1 shapes.

Supporting environmental sustainability

Two of the most important factors affecting your clients’ website’s energy usage are the software application performance itself and the energy sources powering the servers that host those applications.

As platformOS facilitates building highly performant applications and websites, we do our part in minimizing the environmental impact, including an optimized code base. Then, when powered by Oracle Cloud’s Sustainable Computing Platform, together we’re taking big steps to support our planet.

A screenshot of the ecograder sustainability score of the platformOS documentation running on OCI.

These factors together have motivated platformOS to switch to OCI, specifically to OCI’s Arm-based A1 compute shapes.

Register to be platformOS premium partner

Take the first steps to joining the platformOS partner community by watching the explainer video. Register your interest to be a premium and the team can contact you to get you started experiencing the power of platformOS + OCI’s Arm-based Ampere A1 Compute shapes.

For more information on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Arm offering, see OCI Ampere A1 Compute product page.

Kailas Jawadekar

Director of Product Marketing

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