Blueprints enable platform teams to codify organizational automation requirements from CI/CD to security and compliance scans and beyond. They define holistic automation applied to a repository and are reusable across the organization. Blueprints define the standard automation and the application-specific automation provided by developer teams. Blueprints create shared understanding, remove duplication, and go far beyond CI/CD.
With SkyLounge, developers only provide application-specific automation (like integration tests) and configuration (like DNS names). That means more time coding features that impact your business. And SkyLounge ensures developers work comfortably in GitHub, using well-known features and capabilities. SkyLounge maximizes developer productivity.
SkyLounge generates comprehensive automation, merging the commonality of the blueprint with customizations specified in the skylounge.yml. The result is full-lifecycle automation for your repository. All repositories have the required security & compliance features, scanning, and reporting, and they are always up to date. Full-featured, full-control, full-lifecycle.
Blueprints are shared across the organization and define automation to be applied to a repository. They define the core automation as well as the application-specific automation provided by developer teams. Blueprints create shared understanding, remove duplication, and go beyond just CI/CD.
A single configuration file,
skylounge.yml, is checked into your repository. It defines the
repository-specific configuration, including the application-specific automation that should be inserted
the blueprint. The
skylounge.yml keeps control in developer hands.
SkyLounge generates comprehensive automation, merging the commonality of the blueprint with customizations specified in the skylounge.yml. The result is full-lifecycle automation for your repository. And to ensure developers maintain control, SkyLounge will always open a pull request rather than making changes directly. Full-featured, full-control, full-lifecycle.
SkyLounge monitors the inputs for each repository (blueprints, skylounge.yml, and automation). When any changes are detected, a new pull request is opened. There is no need for each team to implement that new security scan or update their build tools.
No. SkyLounge is a hosted service. If you have a need for a dedicated instance, we will run it for you (we have a blueprint for SkyLounge instances). Additionally, automation runs in GitHub actions.
Anything you can automate with the GitHub actions platform. If you can execute your automation in a container image, SkyLounge can handle it.
No! You can build blueprints to automate just about anything, from infrastructure to processes and more. In fact, we deploy and manage SkyLounge instances with a blueprint. This involves infrastructure, configuration, applications, security, and more.
Yes. Our significant library of blueprints, workflow templates, and job/step definitions can be used as is or as a starting point for your automation.
Yes! Blueprint authoring is a bit of an art form. We are happy to consult with you and/or bring in one of our consulting partners to help.
Platform engineers will find SkyLounge to be a natural extension of GitHub. If you can build for GitHub actions, you can build for SkyLounge.
Yes. Based on our initial evaluation, we believe SkyLounge significantly contributes to the requirements of 34 controls in addition to 17 documentation controls. This has not been validated by a 3PAO. The assessment is independent of your selected deployment infrastructure, like cloud.gov, where you might inherit additional controls.
Not yet. We are working on securing an agency sponsor while collecting letters for a FedRAMP connect submission. If you would like to talk about being an agency sponsor or providing a letter, please contact us.
Head over to dashboard.skylounge.io to get started today. You will be greeted with an introductory tutorial called "Hello, SkyLounge" to walk you through the basics. You can also view the documentation at docs.skylounge.io.