Stackstorm is a new company focused on automation, operations and DevOps. It’s co-founder and CEO Evan Powell has been keeping a running journal as the company made ready to emerge from stealth. Over the next few days we will share Powell’s thoughts and experiences as a new DevOps company comes to market.
Over the next few posts I’ll be sharing my thoughts on why StackStorm – a new company focused on DevOps based automation – was still needed. My first comment is that the users will decide how we overlap or complement existing automation solutions. So far they are confirming our belief – that we are strongly complementary to trail blazers like Chef, Puppet and of course CF engine and more recently Salt. Our approach is to focus on operations automation that wires together the data center and that – in the case of systems like Facebook’s FBAR and our own beta level software – learns over time. With that as some context, over the next five days I’ll unpack our key drivers for us starting StackStorm – starting with something I think all readers of DevOps.com should agree with: