Roadie updates your Backstage instance automatically
As highlighted by Gartner’s report on Developer Portals, standing up and maintaining Backstage takes significant effort. Roadie gives you a production-grade Backstage instance and keeps it safe through regular upgrades, SSO and dedicated infrastructure.
Roadie is SOC2 Type 2 Certified and uses ephemeral environments for your Scaffolder actions, a common source of risk for Open Source adopters.
Roadie brings no-code management to Backstage
With a vibrant community of contributors, new Backstage plugins and features are popping up regularly. Roadie brings all these features, while smoothening out rough edges like GitHub rate limits.
Roadie enables plugins and integrations through a UI, which also lets you manage access and permissions. Roadie also provides advanced debugging capabilities to make it easy to navigate the unexpected, if it happens.
Roadie lets you install private plugins and renderers
Your Developer Portal will only be successful if it’s tailored to the way your developers work. Roadie lets you bring your own Backstage plugins so you can integrate internal systems into your Developer Portal.
Roadie also lets you bring your own API documentation renderer so your docs are presented exactly as you want them inside Backstage.
Roadie connects to your infrastructure using a broker
Roadie uses a Broker to integrate with your internal APIs, including Kubernetes clusters and on-prem services. This allows secure access your endpoints without exposing them to the public internet.
The broker is open-source code with an audit log and outboound egress, meaning you can be confident that access is limited in the way that you want.
Andy Hoffman, Caribou
BackstageCon, Detroit 2022
Yesterday you’re a scrappy startup; today, you’re funded and have 12 months to 10x your team and system capacity. In this talk, Andy shows how Backstage—via Roadie—can help wrangle unintuitive architectures, overwhelming options, and unfamiliar patterns for teams going through hyper-growth.Watch talk on YouTube →
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Get engineers up to speed in days, not months.
Tackle growing pains
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Create services from templates which already have your best practices built in.
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Track teams and software and assign one to the other.
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What our customers say
The Roadie team have been incredible to work with. They're obviously Backstage experts, and their platform provides us with a ton of flexibility and integrations.
We've been able to start using Backstage must faster and we don't have to worry about the maintenance.Ron BarabashTeam leadYotpo
Backstage has been pivotal for our growth. And Roadie has been pivotal in supporting us at the operations, feature enhancements / roadmap, and onboarding level.
The Roadie team provides frequent updates on their offering and even more frequent answers to our questions - their support is tremendous and has eased and sped up our adoption of Backstage.Mark LoyzerSenior Software EngineerHopper
Having a place to gather documentation of our systems and APIs, while keeping those definitions close to the source, has been a real win.
The Roadie team has been incredibly proactive in communicating updates and responsive to all our questions.Jon SternDirector of engineeringNCSA
Open-source Backstage plugins are supported by default. Push your own if you need something bespoke.
Roadie customers are not affected by Backstage’s RCE vulnerability
Last week, the Oxeye research team published a report of a vulnerability found in Backstage caused by an outdated vm2 third-party library. Roadie customers are unaffected by this vulnerability because their instances are upgraded regularly (currently at v1.8) and due to extra security measures in the Scaffolder implemented in Roadie from the beginning.
Backstage consolidating its role in the Cloud native ecosystem
At the moment, Thoughtworks, Red Hat, Gartner, VMWare, and the Linux Foundation endorse Backstage as a viable solution for improving the developer experience of growing engineering teams through a Developer Portal.