Flightcontrol and Going Beyond Heroku with Brandon Bayer


A platform as a service, or PaaS, is the concept of a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud. One of the best examples is Heroku, which was created in 2007 and later acquired by Salesforce. Although these services are great for helping startups get off the ground quickly, they can ultimately become a form of technical debt because of issues with cost, control, scale, and reliability.

Today we’re speaking with Brandon Bayer. Brandon is a licensed aircraft pilot, and he’s also the CEO of Flightcontrol, a platform as a service company that he co-founded. Flightcontrol is built on top of AWS, and allows users to deploy it on their own AWS infrastructure. In this episode, Brandon talks about how his team engineered Flightcontrol, and how it was designed for small and large teams, with scalability and maintainability in mind.
Sean’s been an academic, startup founder, and Googler. He has published works covering a wide range of topics from information visualization to quantum computing. Currently, Sean is Head of Marketing and Developer Relations at Skyflow and host of the podcast Partially Redacted, a podcast about privacy and security engineering. You can connect with Sean on Twitter @seanfalconer .


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