Creating consistency across engineering resources, services, owners and projects gets harder by the day. But until now, engineering leaders – unlike their peers in sales, marketing, HR or finance – haven't had a centralized, SaaS-based platform to keep them organized, informed and in sync. Cortex changed all that.
Cortex makes teams better by providing a lower TCO, faster setup time and higher overall ease-of-use than is possible with Backstage. We consistently hear this kind of high praise for Cortex from IVP portfolio companies. The director of engineering at one of them told us, “Cortex started as a service catalog and now it’s a full developer portal. The ultimate state is for teams to use it on a day-to-day basis to, for example, simplify launching a new service or quickly check ownership for another application component.”
Cortex created a powerful, differentiated vision for reducing the toil and the mental load of building and running engineering services so that developers and teams are free to focus on the rewarding work – the building.