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Welcome to Cycle

The leading LowOps platform that simplifies hybrid infrastructure management and container orchestration. Empower your team with seamless deployments, enhanced visibility, and effortless control, all while reducing complexity and technical debt.

Using Getting Started

This section of the documentation is meant to give users quick access to information on common patterns necessary to deploy containers and manage infrastructure.

What you'll notice on the left hand sidebar is a group of different directories, each of which is subdivided into categories. Within each of these categories are groups of how-to guides that take the user through high level concepts and specific application of steps. The goal is to provide a clear path to understanding without getting to in the weeds on technical detail. That being said, we do aim to cover the full depth of technical detail in the reference section of the documentation.

So you can think of the getting started sections as a "how do I do this" more than a "what does this mean".

Cycle's Core Services

Cycle consists of several stand-alone services. These services provide all the functionality offered by the platform. Most services listed here are used under the hood by the platform, and users will mostly interact with the platform via the Portal or Public API services.

For real time status reports on all services check out the Official Status Page.

Nexus Communication mesh for Cycle's core services.
DNSCycle's Domain Name Service. Provides routing for domains pointed to Cycle's nameservers.
ConsoleCycle's console service. Provides SSH access to containers in a safe and centralized manner.
PublicAPI Cycle's Public API enables both users and the portal to interact with the platform.
AuthCycle's authorization service.
ManagerJob scheduling and delegator for Cycle services.
FactoryCycle's factory service builds container images during stack imports.
Compute ProxyThe compute proxy service routes requests between the central platform and client servers.
PortalThe portal provides a user friendly interface for managing containers and infrastructure.

Creating an Account

Your Cycle account is your gateway to the platform. With it, you can create or join hubs, deploy infrastructure, and manage your containers.

Use the Account Wizard to begin the sign up process.

For those new to the Cycle platform, sign up now requires seeing a demo. If you've been invited to a hub, you'll find the necessary information to create your account in an email.

If you're having any issues signing up, or, if you have an invite and are unable to complete your sign up, please reach out to us at or message us on our public Slack.

For more detailed informaiton visit the Accounts Reference

Logging In

There are multiple ways to interact with your Cycle Hub(s):

  • Portal
  • API
  • CLI (coming soon)

The most common way is currently using the portal.

When loggin in via the portal you'll always use the URL, unless your organization has a custom cluster. In this case you may be required to enter a modified URL to access your portal and hub.


The CLI Beta launch will take place in Q2 2024

Two Factor Auth

Two factor auth is available to all users but it is not turned on by default. To set up two factor authentication for your account visit this page of the reference.