Cloud Automation for Everyone
Our vision is to help engineers improve their productivity by codifying every part of their cloud workflow.
Have you ever wondered what keeps services like Amazon, Google, Netflix and Zoom always on? Why do many enterprises struggle to achieve similar efficiencies? We listened to dozens of practitioners with varying backgrounds, ranging from on-call engineers, SREs, automation engineers, CIOs, VPs of IT - and heard the same pain points over and over again. It takes a village to maintain high availability (say 99.99%) and hundreds of late-night hours to fix problems in cloud infrastructure. Every enterprise wants to operate at the efficiency of web-scale services. Automation is key to operating any large-scale service in the cloud, but at what cost?
I first met my co-founder Xiaoyun Zhu, in the summer of 2006, when I was in my second year of PhD. She was a researcher at HP Labs and I joined her team as an intern. I spent my next two summers at HP Labs with Xiaoyun as my mentor and it changed the way I looked at systems. She has the uncanny ability to apply theory to practical systems, while making it easy for systems people like me to understand the theory. I eventually wrote my PhD thesis on AutoControl, building automation loops grounded in control theory, with Xiaoyun serving on my PhD committee.
Fast forward to early last year, I quit Cisco and we started exploring ideas around our vision of building an automated system to perform root-cause analysis and remediation. We later met our co-founder David in March, who had deep operational expertise in working on some of the largest systems in the world at Facebook, EchoSign and SnapFish. He’s self-taught and jokes “It doesn’t take a PhD to do this” (Xiaoyun and I both have PhDs 😊). He is a true builder with the ability to think strategically while hacking on systems, mentoring people and architecting elegant solutions to complex problems. I asked David to join us and we’re pleased to have him on board as our "Chief Problem Solver"!
We quickly realized, before we could build a self-healing system using ML/AI, we had to solve the problem of Ops toil.
It’s too darn hard to build and run cloud workflows today
Fylamynt - Cloud Automation Platform
The solution is automation, but the bottleneck to automation is code and the people who can write code. We are building Fylamynt to bring cloud automation to every engineer in every enterprise.
Our vision is to help engineers improve their productivity by codifying every part of their cloud workflow. We are excited to announce our seed round of $6.5 million led by Gradient Ventures with additional investments from Mango Capital, Point72 ventures and angel investments from Liquid2 Ventures, Ameet Patel, Sri Pangulur and others.
Fylamynt’s delightful no-code interface (think Scratch for Cloud Ops) can be used by any engineer to build, run and analyze a workflow. A comprehensive library of connectors and actions let you connect every part of your cloud stack including alerting (PagerDuty), monitoring (DataDog) and analytics (Splunk), while integrating with collaboration tools like Slack and JIRA.
If you enjoy fine-tuning your workflows, our platform allows Workflow-as-Code principles natively, where you can connect any code, including code written using Infrastructure-as-Code tools like Terraform and Ansible.
Connect any service to any code using Fylamynt to:
- Automatically Remediate a problem with (or without) a human in the loop
- Run Terraform, Ansible and Python in a single workflow and pass data between them seamlessly
- Save your cloud costs by scheduling cost management workflows that clean up resources every night
- Use Slack for approvals and compliance workflows
- Auto scale your infrastructure
And much, much more, all with drag-and-drop, a few clicks and even code if you wish. You can run the workflow securely in a SaaS environment built for you.
We’re just getting started and launching our free tier today. Sign-up with an email and start building workflows in minutes. We are also hiring for product management, marketing and engineering roles. Check out our Careers page and join us for this exciting journey!