Do you remember how Heroku was a big breakout when it was first released? Qovery wants to do this again by creating a layer of abstraction between your code and your cloud infrastructure. They push code into a git repository and qovery manages your services for you.
“It’s a container-as-a-service platform for developers. As with Heroku, you only have to bet one
.qovery.yml File to describe the dependencies you need, ”Co-Founder and CEO Romaric Philogène told me.
Essentially, Qovery sits between your Git repository and your cloud infrastructure account – the company doesn’t take care of the cloud hosting itself. You can link your Qovery account to your GitHub, GitLab, or Bitbucket account so it does it automatically triggered when you transfer new code.
After that, Qovery will automatically start new servers, managed databases and brokers (Kafka, RabbitMQ) for you. There are a few ways you can already automate your deployment with Terraform and Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment software. But Qovery makes it easy to get started.
More importantly, Qovery builds integrations with multiple cloud providers. It already works with Amazon Web Services and the team is currently working on supporting DigitalOcean and Scaleway. Google Cloud and Microsot Azure are next on the roadmap.
Interestingly, you can design your own infrastructure for each branch. For example, if you have a development branch to try out new features or a staging branch, you can start up new servers for that branch without having to rebuild your production environment from scratch.
Behind the scenes, Qovery relies heavily on Terraform and Kubernetes, which has an additional tier above. If you compare it to Heroku’s monolithic philosophy, it scales more efficiently because it is built from the ground up for microservices.
Qovery is $ 15 per application per month. Many organizations have dozens of applications running concurrently to manage different parts of a service. So if you switch everything to Qovery, you’ll pay $ 15 for each use.
If you already have a CI tool to work with your development team, you can use it instead of the built-in Qovery CI service. And there is no lock-in effect – you can stop using it if you now have your own DevOps team.
The company raised $ 1 million from tech stars and a long list of business angels.