Refactr, a startup looking to shake up the red-hot configuration management arena, launched Wednesday a platform geared toward MSPs that want to ease provisioning of secure cloud environments.
The Seattle-based company founded last year looks to deliver DevOps capabilities with no-code visual tools that connect cloud infrastructure and services, deliver operating system automation and API integrations.
Refactr’s Cloud + Security Architect Platform (CSAP), as the name suggests, emphasizes security, allowing small to midsize MSPs focused on verticals like financial services and health care to build enforced configurations and remediate problems, Mike Fraser, Refactr’s CEO, told CRN.
For Align Communications, a New York City-based MSP, that was a winning recipe.
Chris Mihm, the company’s director of managed cloud services, became familiar with Refactr’s team in their Infinite Ops days.
Align had previously struggled with the time it took to manually provision cloud resources and the human error that resulted, Mihm said.
“Trying to provision things consistently and securely was a challenge for us,” Mihm said. “We saw early on the value it was going to bring to us.”