Introducing Weaveworks Flux CD plugin for Backstage: GitOps powers great DevEx
Weaveworks’ Flux CD plugin for Backstage empowers application developer and platform teams with granular visibility over Flux resources. Seamless integration and automation deliver a smooth and simple developer experience when creating, deploying, and operating GitOps-enabled applications and infrastructure.
Back in 2022 platform engineering appeared in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Software Engineering and Emerging Technologies. In Puppet’s State of Platform Engineering Report 2023, it shows that 51% of companies have set up a platform team in the past three years. This hype has become a trend and now a path for organizations to invigorate development teams.
With platform engineering in place, developers can be abstracted from the complexities of operating underlying solutions. The focus can be on writing code supported by a team of subject matter experts and self-service interfaces. This means platform teams can be the ones building independent platform portals, owning the operations, and lifecycle management of the underlying solutions. Amongst our customer base, Backstage, a CNCF sandbox project, is among the popular choices for organizations building out their own developer portals.
Weaveworks joins the Backstage.io community
Therefore we are thrilled to announce the release of the Weaveworks Flux CD plugin for Backstage, a groundbreaking addition to our portfolio of cloud native integrations and solutions for platform teams. With this new plugin, application developers and operators can harness the full potential of GitOps within the Backstage platform, streamline application delivery and infrastructure management like never before. The plugin can be used in concert with Weave GitOps Enterprise, our GitOps automation software powered by Flux CD.
Revolutionizing Developer Portals: Flux CD Plugin Unleashes GitOps in Backstage
Join us for our live webinar on October 3, 2023 at 9am PT as we demonstrate, with the help of Backstage, the Flux CD plugin and Weave GitOps, a superior developer experience through streamlined application operations and self-service templates for underlying infrastructure requirementsRegister Now
Here are the highlights:
Native GitOps Integration: The Weaveworks Flux CD plugin seamlessly integrates GitOps principles into the Backstage platform. Now, developers can effortlessly define and track the desired state of their cloud-native applications using familiar Git workflows. This makes it an all in one location for application developers to create, install and discover the operational state of their GitOps applications.
Fully Automated Deployments: Boost deployment velocity and enhance reliability with automated, auditable, and repeatable application rollouts. The plugin monitors changes to Git repositories and automatically triggers deployments based on defined configurations.
Visibility & Application Insights: Know the application status at any point in time - pause, sync and roll back changes across clusters and providers.
Weave GitOps enriches the developer experience for the Backstage community
Weaveworks joining the backstage.io community, means bringing our expertise and customer experiences along with a community of partners and open source projects. At Weaveworks, we know that developer experience is key to productivity which correlates to an organization’s ability to generate revenue, launch new features and innovate.
Our deep Kubernetes expertise is built into our trusted GitOps platform - Weave GitOps Enterprise (WGE). WGE universal control plane extends and enriches developer portals built on Backstage, so application and operator teams can act autonomously.
Harness the power of a universal control plane that can act upon resources and enables self service infrastructure needs through templates. Built-in policies and automated operations enhance security and compliance in the application delivery pipeline. Our Explorer service unveils audit violations in the last 24 hours improving oversight and compliance monitoring.