Cloud 66 Review
By Matt D'Angelo, business.com Writer | Updated May 24, 2018
The company offers all the standard PaaS features, including support for multiple coding languages and server-side technologies, load-balancing features, and database integrations. Cloud 66 provides a range of services, from container-delivery pipelines and management services to open source platforms for validating Kubernetes configuration files.
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There are four main Cloud 66 products: Skycap, Maestro, Cloud 66 for Rails and Cloud 66 for Nodes. Skycap is a solution for building container delivery pipelines. There are various plans that include several services, but the Skycap service differs from some other services that we looked at in that its used by developers for constructing pipelines from the ground up.
Cloud 66 provides a PaaS-style service by running on cloud servers you've already established. Maestro is Cloud 66's solution for deploying and managing containerized apps. Maestro aligns closely with other PaaS services we've already reviewed, as it provides back-end support for developers looking to create and deploy applications.
Cloud 66 for Rails and Nodes provides direct support for developers looking to work with applications in Ruby on Rails and Node.js. These solutions offer various frameworks to work with and can be built on practically any cloud or server.
The company isn't rated by the Better Business Bureau, and there weren't many customer reviews online. We interacted with the Cloud 66 sales team via email. They answered our questions and provided us with the right information about the Cloud 66 service. They didn't pressure us into a sale.
Cloud 66 offers a 14-day free trial on its products so you can understand how its services will fit into your workflow as a developer.
As an overview, Cloud 66 offers four basic plans for all four of its products. Whether you're looking to build pipelines with Maestro or deploy applications on Rails, Cloud 66 breaks down each product into a Basic, Starter, Growth and Pro price plan. Each plan provides various features, ranging from load balancing to backup storage.
The features in Maestro, Cloud 66 for Rails and Cloud 66 for Nodes are largely the same, while the Skycap features involve building pipelines. You can view specific pricing info for each product here.
- Database integration: Cloud 66 supports the integration of various databases. Developers can work with databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, Memcached, Elastic Search, RabbitMQ and InfluxDB. These integrations provide limitless options for developers looking to work with various data resources.
- Support: Cloud 66 provides individualized support based on the plan you choose. Features of Cloud 66 support include access to a community forum, documentation and help articles, email support, Slack channel support, and chat support. These resources provide businesses with the tools to handle issues and work through support claims with the Cloud 66 team.
This isn't necessarily a drawback; however, as a developer, keep in mind that Cloud 66 provides services that run on top of existing cloud-based services. So, if you want to use certain Cloud 66 products, you must have another cloud service like Microsoft Azure or AWS.