As Seattle-based startup Shippable sees things, organizations creating and running software can find plenty of products on the market to help them with those tasks. Especially for shops aiming for continuous delivery — the repeated upgrading of software weekly, daily or even multiple times per day — the harder part is deployment, the step in between those two.
That’s where Shippable’s eponymous service comes in, replacing fragmented, home-grown workarounds with a single product that in, in its new version 4.1, controls development, test and production versions of an application and can configure it to run on several vendors’ clouds. The latest version of the software as a service (SaaS) begins shipping today. It also adds the ability to monitor the deployment of software from coding to production on a single screen.
“When it comes to deployment, some people build an app to ship an app, and that’s crazy,” said Shippable co-founder and CEO Avi Cavale. “All your engineering efforts should go toward the product, not its deployment.”
Shippable is principally a “freemium” SaaS offering. The free plan includes unlimited builds for open-source projects and 150 builds a month for private projects. Paying for a plan gets you unlimited builds for all repositories, starting at $25 for each parallel build.
Launched in 2013 through Techstars, Shippable has 8,000 users, including Redhat and Bang & Olufsen. It has 12 employees in Seattle and 30 in Bangalore and has received funding of $10.1 million in a single round.