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Opsera in 2021 - A Recap

Chandra & Kumar

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August 30, 2022

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DevOps automation has flourished in the past year. With DevOps being the power driver for growing software enterprises and startups, automation now shoulders more crucial roles as an accelerator to improve software development lifecycles and make it easier and faster for software teams to meet customer demands. 

In the past year, Opsera stayed ahead of the curve, providing users with true automation functionalities that enable them to work seamlessly and productively. In 2021, we’ve been busy putting together an ecosystem of tools, integrations, and the innovative approach and the exciting product updates, we believe will help empower software teams to accelerate the software delivery process across various use cases (SDLC, SaaS and IaC) with our no-code Continuous DevOps Orchestration Platform.

Technological changes, on-demand releases and ever-changing business demands are making the software delivery management journey complex. Enterprises running in the cloud are running their workloads across EC2, containers, serverless/functions and using microservices. Managing software delivery across all of these complex environments is cumbersome and challenging.

According to Gartner, through 2023, 90% of DevOps initiatives will fail to fully meet expectations. The promise of DevOps was that it would encourage better collaboration and communication in all stages of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Clearly, it has not been realized by most organizations. Gartner reports that more than 75% of organizations do not feel their DevOps efforts have met expectations. This is costly — not just because undergoing a DevOps transformation is a big investment upfront, but if DevOps isn’t delivering on it.

To help companies with their digital transformational journey and improve the overall maturity of DevOps, we fine tuned our platform to help them solve challenges like increasing costs, fragmented teams and data, and explosion of disconnected tools.

Our team has been laser focused on laying strong foundations for what we believe will be an essential platform for any software business looking to automate the software delivery management and to adopt DevOps in more streamline manner to improve the productivity, security, quality and provide the end-to-end visibility across the DevOps landscape.

Here’s our in-depth 2021 recap - new customers, visibility on the most popular marketplaces, product updates, and more. 

Funding 

Kicking off the year with a bang, Opsera raised $19.3M in funding to lead continuous orchestration of DevOps and software delivery.

Customers 

At Opsera, we believe enterprises should be empowered to deliver software faster, safer, and smarter. So our engineering team spent more than a year conducting extensive studies, testing in different cloud environments, and designing countless prototypes. With our sales and marketing team distributing the efforts of our software team, and grabbing attention of companies that would benefit from our no-code orchestration platform, we knew we were in the right direction. 

In 2021, we set two major goals: gain brand awareness and drive adoption. As the year went by, we expanded our user base across industries including retail, finance, technology, and manufacturing. 

Here’s a look at some of the customers who joined the Opsera community in 2021:

Norton Lifelock, City of hope, Sephora, Infoblox, Reflektion, IDT, Keywest, Fortune 100 Bank, Fortune 500 TelCo, Fortune 100 Global Conglomerate, Fortune 500 ride-hailing company, 

Fortune 1000 Software company, Cloud SaaS Database company, and more 

Partnerships

Backed by professionals and expertise in the DevOps industry, we create and ensure consistent quality for enterprises. To support customers with the most comprehensive and efficient solutions, we partnered with some of the leading software solutions. 

Opsera added native AWS integrations to streamline and automate software delivery management across virtual machines, containers, serverless, and Kubernetes. Along with this, Opsera is now available in the AWS marketplace. Through this exciting partnership, we’ve made it easier for AWS customers to use and implement Opsera’s no-code DevOps orchestration platform for software release and IaC automation. 

In addition, Opsera partnered with HashiCorp to strengthen cloud security practices for DevOps teams. With this integration, Opsera users can not only leverage the already built-in security functionalities and practices in place, but also use a dedicated instance of HashiCorp Vault provisioned in their own dataplane.


Value Proposition ROI of Opsera 

Following up on our commitment of speed, agility, and security, we successfully delivered results and significant return of investment for our customers. Encompassing everything from creating a customer-centric journey to building an effective DevOps orchestration platform, we helped organizations manage complex software delivery management, challenges associated with fragmented DevOps tools and the data, inefficiencies around CI/CD workflows and pipelines complex infrastructure, challenges of fragmented data, and inefficient workflows that were impacting both their business growth and software development timelines. 

With our customers being our biggest advocates, Opsera continuously built prominent 

Here are a couple of statistics on how Opsera helps software development enterprises and delivers ROI: 

  • Enhanced agility (provisioning and deployment) by 5X-25X 
  • 40% reduction in manual CI CD steps 
  • Improved security posture by 75-90%
  • Improved MTTR by 3-4X.
  • 50% productivity savings per year

Marketplaces

As part of our plans to build a full-fledged ecosystem and maximize the versatility and reach of the Opsera DevOps Orchestration platform, we made our solutions readily available on the leading marketplaces in the software industry. This brought with it a massive conversion and improved customer journey, while opening up new avenues for growth by allowing users to enhance their software development life cycle on Opsera. 

We’re available on: 

  • AWS Marketplace
  • Salesforce AppExchange
  • Slack Marketplace
  • Jira Marketplace

Integrations

Aiming to redefine the way customers can leverage Opsera, we expanded our integration suite to support multiple tools and platforms - including Terraform, Selenium, Coverity, Nexu, Ansible, and more. 

Here’s the complete list of new integrations we added on Opsera:

  • Cloud & infrastructure:  AWS, Azure, Terraform
  • Testing:  Selenium, Cypress
  • Security: Coverity, Palo Alto Prismacloud (Twistlock), Hashicorp Vault, Anchore, Terrascan
  • Repository:  Nexus, JFrog Artifactory, AWS ECR, Azure ACR, Dockerhub, S3
  • Deploy: AWS, Azure, GCP, Octopus, Ansible, Argo CD, Spinnaker, Custom scripts
  • ITSM & Collaboration: Jira, Slack, ServiceNow, Microsoft Teams

SOC2 Certification

In March 2021 Opsera completed the SOC 2 Type II compliance audit in less than 60 days. We partnered with one of the leading firms in the industry that manages penetration testing for SaaS platforms and completed the testing along with the SOC 2 Type II certification. 

This compliance further strengthened our value proposition of delivering quality and security solutions to customers, assuring them that their data and information of their DevOps ecosystems are securely stored at all times with all compliance requirements.

We also revealed plans to get more recognized certifications as part of our development process to ensure customer data safety remains beyond reproach.

"We are incredibly proud of achieving SOC 2 Type II compliance, and the record time in which we completed the audit process. The certification process is not easy, but it was made possible by the Opsera team's focus and diligence in completing the audit process successfully. We can assure our customers that the Opsera platform meets some of the highest security and privacy standards in the industry." 

  - Kumar Chivukula, CTO and co-founder of Opsera


Recognition and Awards

Garnering several nominations and awards from the DevOps industry, Opsera was among the best DevOps solutions for companies in 2021. Opsera was recognized as one of the most progressive SaaS startups that is pushing the envelope to effectively deploy faster and meet customer needs. 

In some of the biggest news of the year, Opsera was recognized in 2021 Gartner® market guide for DevOps value stream management platforms (VSMPs). The recognition came from the fact that Opsera provides radical transparency throughout the software delivery pipeline performance to its users so teams can assess and optimize the health of product delivery.

"We believe Opsera's inclusion in this market guide report illustrates the value and rising adoption of our DevOps orchestration platform. Enterprises who work with Opsera are able to significantly shorten software delivery cycles and go to market faster, enhance quality and security of pipelines, lower total cost of operations, and better align software delivery performance to business outcomes."

-Chandra Ranganathan, CEO and co-founder of Opsera.

Opsera is also identified as a sample vendor in three Gartner Hype Cycles for 2021:

In the past year, we were thrilled to see unprecedented engagement with our solutions and vast recognition from industry leaders. We received more awards and recognitions than ever before. 

G2 Winter Crowd Report 

G2 Reports compare aggregated review scores on various technologies and tools across verticals and evaluate solutions to find the best fit for users. Opsera was recognized in four different categories with one of the most satisfied customers and largest presence in the market. 

Build Automation - HIGH PERFORMER

Continuous Integration - HIGH PERFORMER

Continuous Delivery - HIGH PERFORMER

DevOps Platforms - NICHE PLAYER.

Major Product Updates

After several months of development, we presented the first large update to the Opsera platform. We extended our no-code DevOps orchestration platform to Salesforce release automation. This fueled software delivery teams to build robust, secure, and scalable declarate CI CD pipelines in a more streamlined manner. With built-in quality and security measures in place, Opsera accelerated each stage of the Salesforce development, integration, and deployment for users. 

To ensure our customers use their data in ingenious ways to make better decisions, we built a centralized dashboard to measure over 100+KPIs with actionable intelligence across Planning, Pipelines, Security, Quality and Operations.

The results? We significantly cut down software delivery cycles, enhanced pipeline security and quality, reduced operational costs, and aligned software delivery to business outcomes.

Team

This year has been exciting yet challenging for us. But we navigated our way to success and achieved our targeted goals - thanks to our team! We grew X4 in size and expanded across the globe with our teams working largely remotely. With the relentless commitment, creativity, and high standards of our team, we’ve delivered award-winning services to our customers. 

Planning for 2022

We believe that we have a tremendous opportunity and potential to be a disruptor and category creator for DevOps orchestration.  Our key focus for 2022 include accelerating Opsera’s awareness and adoption and significantly increasing our customer base and revenue growth. 

As part of our continued vision on empowering the DevOps and Developers to accelerate their software delivery faster, better and secure, we are planning to launch "Free trial". We are going to release the SDK and an improved Opsera CLI to help our Customers, Citizen developers, Partners, system integrators to build the integrations seamlessly into Opsera platform and build a community to share the integrations seamlessly across various platforms, tools and cloud ecosystems. Our priorities also include scaling our team, as well as our Sales and Marketing engine, continuing to expand our partnerships and integrations,  and rolling out new features across SDLC, IaC and SaaS use cases.

On behalf of Opsera, we wish all of our employees, customers, investors and partners for your continued support this year. We wish you happy holidays and a happy and healthy new year!. 


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