Problem solving is the essence of an entrepreneurship mindset. We are those group of people who constantly find a problem and try to solve it with many iterations. It necessarily doesn’t mean that the problem should always be a billion dollar idea. We can solve problem for a niche community and still be a profitable company.
18 months back, I started Tantra-Gyan, a web design company with a vision to provide appropriate and efficient solutions for it’s customers. I can say that we were following best practices for development from day 1. We were using git, writing automated tests and even had a QA engineer. In all of this, our deployments were not efficient. We were transferring files over Ftp or doing a git pull every-time. I was unhappy with the process we had and started finding better solutions. I did find a range of solutions, but they all had 2 inherent problem : Simplicity & Pricing.
All deployments tools had very reasonable prices, but unfortunately, just didn’t make sense for us at Tantra-Gyan. As much as I like their features, pricing based on number of projects is an unpredictable measure for us and this completely prevents us from considering other tools. Since we’re a consulting company, on many projects, it’s difficult to track and predict how many projects we have going at any given time.
Projects aren’t our asset, our people are. We can easily predict how many employees we have, so we’d much, much rather just pay by the user. It’s the pricing model problem that we tried to solve using Deploy-Tantra : making it affordable. It’s $10/month or $99/year : Unlimited teams and users : All features with no add-ons or limits.
In my opinion, average projects like static websites or even small to medium functional applications don’t necessarily require a full CI pipeline. It’s as simple as transferring files to your servers or performing a git pull. Continuous integration is not bad, but it should not be a glorified implementation process for every other project. Deploy-Tantra is focussed on teams who don’t necessarily require a full CI pipeline in all of their deployments.
- Github / Bitbucket / Gitlab integrations
- Team based dashboard
- Ftp / Sftp / S3 servers
- Custom deployment scripts
- Push to Deploy
- Zero downtime deployments (Coming soon…)
- Database and file backups (Coming soon…)
- Health Checks (Coming soon…)
- Unlimited teams & users
- Slack notifications
- Simple Pricing : includes everything