Qovery, a French startup, has raised $4 million in seed funding. The company integrates directly with your git repository and allows you to deploy your code to a public cloud without managing the infrastructure yourself.
Qovery is not a hosting service. It’s a service that takes your application and deploys it to Amazon Web Services, DigitalOcean, or Scaleway. It basically acts as an abstraction layer, so you don’t have to worry about deployment. It’s like Heroku for microservices and modern cloud infrastructure.
Qovery creates new servers, managed databases, and brokers (Kafka, RabbitMQ) for you automatically. With Terraform and continuous integration/continuous delivery software, you can already automate your deployment. Qovery, on the other hand, makes it simple to get started.
The startup is also developing integrations with a variety of cloud providers. It already supports Amazon Web Services, and the team is currently working on adding support for DigitalOcean and Scaleway. Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure are next on the list.
Surprisingly, each branch’s infrastructure can be customized. For example, if you have a development branch to test new features or a staging branch, you can spin up new servers for this branch instead of starting over with your production environment. That is, without a doubt, Qovery’s most important feature.
Today’s funding round is led by Crane and Speedinvest, with participation from Techstars and a number of business angels, including Alexis Le-Quoc (co-founder and CTO of Datadog) and Ott Kaukver (CTO at Checkout.com, formerly CTO at Twilio).
The company’s mission is unmistakable. Developers should spend less time managing cloud infrastructure and more time coding. If you use GitHub or GitLab, you can directly connect your repository to Qovery. You essentially give Qovery permission to manage your AWS account for you.
You can also create multiple environments with Qovery. For example, you might want to keep your staging and production environments separate.
The company will expand its engineering team as well as its sales and marketing teams as a result of today’s funding round. Support for Google Cloud Platform is also on the way, according to Qovery. By the end of the year, it should be operational.
When building a product on top of a PaaS, developers can bring their products to market faster, but they compromise on flexibility and often outgrow those platforms at some point. With Qovery developers keep full access to the power and flexibility of building on top of IaaS, can deploy into their own cloud infra accounts and all of that is as easy as working with a PaaS platformDominik Tobschall, Speedinvest
This is crucial to comprehending Qovery’s distinct market position. Qovery does not provide platform-as-a-service. Your application is directly visible in your AWS console. It doesn’t try to hide your cloud infrastructure behind another product.
Small businesses, for example, could start with Qovery and then migrate to their own custom Terraform cloud configuration. If companies don’t see a need for something else, they can stick with Qovery while the team improves the product.