Documentation

Cycle is designed to take the weight of managing infrastructure and application deployment off your shoulders. This documentation is your guide to the platform.

What is Cycle?

Cycle is internet plumbing. No seriously, Cycle takes all the messy infrastructure, networking, OS patching and server maintainence and puts it behind a beautiful user centric interface. Cycle gives you the power to manage multiple private, baremetal clouds without breaking a sweat. Most importantly, Cycle removes devops stress from your life, so you can focus on what matters to you most.

What are Containers?

Containers are portable, self-contained applications that carry with them everything they need to run. This has created a paradigm shift in devops, creating ecosystems where these containers can be passed back and forth between developers, automated testing infrastructure, production servers, and everywhere else without worrying about dependency management or if the containers will even run.

There are a number of other benefits to containers, and Cycle takes advantage of them to provide performant, secure application deployment in a repeatable, dependable way.

Why Private Cloud?

Nobody likes noisy neighbors. They're loud, messy, and generally rage-inducing. They're no different on a public cloud. Noisy neighbors on a public cloud cause performance drops in your applications, and at worst take advantage of security holes you didn't even know you had.

A private cloud is your own personal fortress, and you control the experience. Each server in your cloud is yours and yours only. There will be no mystery applications running alongside yours, no malicious users on your network, and physical isolation, much like a moat around a castle. Private clouds have been the most secure and powerful choice for infrastructure, but traditionally are a pain to manage. Cycle changes that.

Why Baremetal?

Baremetal is performance. With containers revolutionizing the way we build and run applications, the industry is experiencing a massive migration back to baremetal. Hypervisors and VMs are becoming a thing of the past. Containers give us the application level isolation at the kernel level, removing layers of abstraction and treating applications like what they are - just another process running directly on the hardware.

Getting Started

Try it for yourself. Go from nothing to a fully provisioned, baremetal private cloud in 15 minutes.

Public Roadmap

Follow along with Cycle development and get your voice heard! Head over to our public roadmap hosted on Trello and get a peek on what's coming next, or vote on what you think should be implemented.

View Roadmap on Trello

Contact & Support

How can we help? If you have any questions at all, reach out to us through any of the methods below. Devops doesn't sleep, and neither do we.

Live Chat

Click the blue circle on the right to start a conversation with one of our team members. The live chat is also available on the Cycle website, as well as within the portal.

Slack

For general discussions and connecting with the Cycle community, join our Slack workspace! Our team, and other Cycle users just like you are online right now ready to talk.

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