A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, people used to buy servers and have them set up in their office premises, where they would reside within a "server room". They used to deploy their softwares directly on their servers, everyday. The IT Admins were the only ones who had access to these servers. Things were far from perfect, but there was peace. Everybody lived together in harmony.
Then everything changed when the Cloud Nation attacked. Suddenly there was chaos, and people were scrambling over, trying to find ways to improve their security, allowing everyone to get the same level of flexibility that on-prem provides. We certainly achieved it, but at what cost? We now resort to paid courses that guide us on how to use cloud providers and get the most out of them. Have we really solved a problem? Or have we just moved the problem one step further?
When the cloud nation attacked, we realised that only PaaS, the master of all development workflows, could stop them. But when the world needed PaaS the most, it vanished.
A hundred years passed and we found the new PaaS, a deployment tool named Patr, and although its deployment skills are great, it still has miles to go before it's ready to save anyone.
But we certainly believe Patr can save the world.
What are we trying to do?
Patr is a simple, easy-to-use, and intuitive tool that can handle your entire deployment workflow while providing you complete flexibility in terms of scale.
As of today, people usually have two options:
- Either use a major cloud provider, such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud, and tackle the complexities of working with them, possibly using Kubernetes or other tools, which are extremely powerful. But with great power comes great responsibility. So you not only lose out on simplicity but also have the added burden of ensuring that they have been configured securely.
- Or use a PaaS, which might seem simple to use, but could potentially limit you in terms of scale and flexibility.
Patr is our attempt at bridging the gap between the two. Patr is a tool that is built to give you the power to deploy your applications, but without the complexity of doing so.
- Deploy an API
- Deploy a Static Site
- Managed Databases
- Managed URLs
- Setting up CI Pipelines
Where are we right now?
Since we're in our early days, things might break here and there (please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org in case you notice something breaking). So we would definitely not recommend using this for production workloads yet. That being said, most of the foundation is built, and we just need to work on top of that, to make it easier to interface with the system. We've seen the tremendous potential that Patr holds and can't wait to see the things it empowers people to build!
Why are we launching it then?
We're doing an early launch in our initial phase because there's no better way to build a product, than to hear from those who will use it. Your insightful feedback will help us build a better Patr for the millions who will use it in time!