Buddy Platform

Buddy puts application development on autopilot and makes building apps scalable, creating a decentralized DevOps Marketplace and Automation GRID that challenges how today’s developers build, test & deploy their apps.

Introduction

This paper explains current working product of Buddy. It describes what the Buddy platform is and how it delivers value to its customers.

As an established SaaS business in a rapidly growing market, Buddy is uniquely positioned with:

A blistering product that successfully solves 

real-life problems of a $110B market, including 

such respected brands as Inc. Magazine, 

Docplanner and CGI.

• Partnerships with Google, GitHub, Docker, 

Microsoft and Amazon by participating in the 

Google Cloud Launcher, GitHub Marketplace, 

Docker Store, Azure and (soon) Amazon Web 

Services Marketplace respectively.

• The self-hosted Enterprise version of the 

platform ready to be used as the foundation 

for the decentralized application development 

automation.

• Closely-bonded team of 16 working together 

for years – most of them partners and 

shareholders – proven to deliver high quality 

solutions for challenging problems Problems in Adopting DevOps

As already stated in the paper about Buddy’s working product, by 2020 

half of the CIOs who have not yet transformed their teams’ capabilities 

towards automation technologies will be replaced in their organizations’ 

digital leadership teams.1

DevOps is already the key differentiator for organizations as the 

beneficial effects of DevOps go beyond mere financial results. There are, 

however, many challenges that companies need to face to fully embrace 

the benefits of DevOps.

A survey performed by sandbox specialist Quali indicates that the top 

obstacles to successful introduction of DevOps include the respondent’s 

company culture (14%), challenges of testing automation (13%), legacy 

systems (12%), application complexity (11%), and, among other things,

budget constraints (11%).2

Mentality & Culture

Historically, corporate lines of business acted as individual units and 

didn’t interact with each other unless absolutely necessary. 

The shipment usually looked like this:

The cliché is of each unit tossing code over an imaginary wall prioritizing their own goals.

Developers try to introduce changes as quickly as possible; Operations, or server admins, try to maintain service levels at 100%. 

Marketing and Sales try to achieve designated goals without returning client feedback on the product.

The main challenge is to make sure all these groups understand that their goals are shared, not conflicting.

Some organizations are already moving to cross-functional teams aligned to product instead of traditional project man-management. 

This means that testers and sales representatives also take part in the development team and collaborative process.

However, as Forrester analyst Robert Stroud says, many IT leaders underestimate the level of cultural and organizational change that is needed to introduce changes: “It requires some fundamental rethinking. 

People feel comfortable in the way they’ve been working and not everyone is a change agent.

So you’ll need to find them, bring them forward, and have them drive DevOps forward and articulate the value.”3

App Complexity

The recommended environment for DevOps is the cloud. Cloud 

infrastructure gives organizations the optimal scale, flexibility and speed 

to build and test apps through highly automated services. There are lots 

of providers who offer a full range of DevOps-oriented services and take 

infrastructure management off the client. This includes load balancing, 

log and instance monitoring and automatic backup/failover.

Unfortunately, according to the Quali survey, over 44 percent of 

applications in traditional environments were considered too complex 

for the cloud.

For companies used to hosting applications on bare-metal 

servers, moving and reproducing the intricate configurations in the cloud 

might seem a challenging if not impossible task. Moreover, companies 

with strict security and compliance requirements cannot use the benefits 

of the cloud as they require things to be kept on-premises.

Running 

a DevOps infrastructure internally requires a great deal of configuration, 

maintenance and software, not to mention the staff to maintain it all.

Handling Legacy Infrastructure

Applying DevOps requires changes to application structures – mainly 

switching to microservices coupled with infrastructures as code, in place 

of a monolithic architecture.

In cases of older applications running on servers which sometimes 

haven’t been touched in years, this may mean weeks of research just 

to consider what needs to be updated and where – and no executive 

will ever agree to stop product development for that long, even if the 

changes are bound to succeed.

Automation Pipelines

DevOps is a strategy that enables organizations to deliver new features to users as fast and efficiently as possible. The core idea of automation is to create a repeatable, reliable and incrementally improving process for taking software from concept to customer.

The goal of Continuous Delivery is to enable a constant flow of changes into production via an automated software production line. 

The Continuous Delivery pipeline is what makes it all happen.Successful adoption of Buddy pipelines is driven by a deep understanding that there is no such thing as a standard pipeline. 

This is why Buddy has made its automation pipeline extremely flexible in nature.

How Pipelines Work

The basic building blocks of Buddy are actions. These are steps that Buddy executes in a pipeline. 

Each pipeline can have an infinite number of steps.

Users start to build their automation pipelines by choosing the first action that they want to execute and continue from there.On a click of a button, pipelines can be executed on every code push to

a repository, either manually or repeatedly.

This means any DevOps can be handled, such as continuous deployments, monitoring and automated backups of production data. Uses are only limited by your imagination.

Integrations

Buddy has partnered with market leaders to provide a seamless experience for its users by providing comprehensive support for their stacks. The integrations have many scopes: SSO, pulling, uploading and synchronizing data in real-time, auto-configuring workflows, managing accounts and users and more.

When giving feedback, Buddy users are continually impressed by the extensive set of well-executed built-in integrations.

Integrations with Ecosystems

Ecosystem Possibilities

Github The most popular code hosting service in the world with over 

24 million users (2017) working across 67 million repositories. 

The Coca-Cola brand of developers.

The integration allows:

• connection & synchronization of Github repositories 

with Buddy

• status reporting of pipeline executions back to Github UI for 

commits, branches and pull requests

• synchronization of Github users with Buddy users

Additionally, Buddy is a partner in the Github Marketplace.

Bitbucket Owned by Atlassian, the second most popular code hosting service 

with over 5 million developers and 900k organizations 

on the cloud version only (2016).

The integration allows:

• connection & synchronization of Bitbucket repositories 

with Buddy

• introduction of DevOps to the Atlassian collaboration suite 

commonly used in enterprise businesses

• synchronization of Bitbucket users with Buddy users

GitLab A popular code hosting service used by more than 100,000 

organizations and a couple of million developers with 2/3 share in 

the self-hosted Git market.

The integration allows:

• connection & synchronization of GitLab repositories 

with Buddy

• deployment of code from both cloud and self-hosted 

installations

• synchronization of GitLab users with Buddy users

Slack A multi-platform messaging app for teams with a rapidly growing 

user-base of 9 million weekly active users. The communication tool 

of choice for 77% of Fortune 100 companies (2017).

The integration allows:

• sending messages about finished build and deployments to 

Slack channels

• sending custom messages & Slack attachments

• checking status and running pipelines directly from Slack

DigitalOcean Easy-to-use cloud computing platform with a 1 million userbase 

providing developers with cloud services to deploy and scale 

applications.

The integration allows:

• updating of apps hosted on DigitalOcean droplets on click or 

on push to branch

• easy switching between target droplets

• deployment to DigitalOcean Spaces (Cloud Object Storage)

Vultr A growing high-performance cloud for WP blogs, development 

environments and game servers with over 100k customers and 12 

million instances deployed.

The integration allows:

• updating Vultr servers manually on click or on push to branch

• easy switching and authenticate to any Vultr server in the account

Amazon Web 

Services

An industry-standard cloud platform for compute, storage, 

databases, analytics, mobile, IoT, and enterprise applications with 

over 1 million enterprise users (2016) and $18 billion projected 

revenue for 2017.

The integration allows:

• updating of assets in AWS S3 buckets

• uploading of packages with application code to ElasticBeanstalk

• monitoring of ElasticBeanstalk apps for downtime

• building and pushing Docker images to Elastic Container Registry

• invoking of Lambda functions on AWS infrastructure

• uploading apps to CodeDeploy

• automatic purging of CloudFront cache upon deployment

Buddy is Amazon Web Services Technology Partner.

For more information: 

Website :https://token.buddy.works/

Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/gitbuddy/

Twitter :https://twitter.com/buddygit

Telegram :https://t.me/buddytoken

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