fractal cells || hosting singularity

fractal cells boosts your company's productivity in software development by providing an integrated solution to your everyday needs.

Reducing the amount of time your systems administrators spend on operational tasks frees costly resources, allowing you to better achieve your clients' needs and actually succeed with your business' goals.

The idea of fractal cells arose from the fact that many startups we have worked with generally use a very similar and homogenous infrastructure. Looking around for turnkey products that provided an integrated solution to a software company's everyday needs, we realized there wasn't one that amazed us, so we built it.

Essentially, the components we use have already been deployed individually in many startup environments. Working with them, we realized that integrating these components is a necessity to key business processes and in itself a very time-consuming activity. Currently, you still need to go through the integration on your own.

By using fractal cells, you get rid of this burden. You obtain a fully functional working environment that is as integrated as is possible, and can get started on actually fulfilling your client's needs.

fractal cells is a product of Perceivon Hosting Inc., Fort Collins, Colorado.

Features

authentication and authorization

Login to all your services using the same login credentials.

Manage authentication and authorization in one place.

project management and issue tracking

Handle your software projects with ease.

Efficiently track feature requests, bugs and support issues.

monitoring and performance measuring

Monitor the services running on your servers.

Detect capacity issues before they affect your business.

automation and testing

Automatically test every commit that is pushed with your test suite.

Deploy upgrades to your development, staging and production environments.

code repository and review

Store your source code on your machines.

Facilitate code review practices.

virtual private networks

Control and limit access to all your internal systems.

security upgrades

Handle security upgrades (in particular, OpenSSL and friends).

Mitigate vulnerabilities with one click on a button.

operating system configuration

Limit the amount of time spent on reinventing the wheel.

Use our secure-by-default config files.

About

Satisfying project requirements throughout its lifecycle needs many components besides actual application code.

A place to store, review and manage code, another for tracking issues and milestones are components developers interact with on a daily basis. Automated testing and deployment, as well as monitoring availability and performance are features most relevant to a contemporary system administrator's daily business. Employing consistent access control to project resources through a VPN, using sensible OS configuration defaults, and having several backend services available, is beneficial to all members of a team.

 

fractal cells addresses all of the above, and requires changes to only two configuration files.

fractal cells provides a FreeBSD environment that uses a variety of components typically found in IT companies:
Gitlab as code review platform, Redmine as issue tracker, Jenkins for automated testing & deployment. Internally, Zabbix provides performance and availability measuring, data is stored within PostgreSQL, OpenLDAP takes care of user authentication and access levels, OpenSMTPd provides mail relay capabilities and OpenVPN secures access to internal resources.

fractal cells integrates these open source software products, allowing you to ease the pain in your software development startup's day to day systems administration work. Our components work together seamlessly, giving you a single platform to fully handle your software startup's everyday infrastructure.

fractal cells transforms your ZFS-powered FreeBSD server into a reliable working environment in under thirty minutes. As the entire setup is done from day one using configuration management, future security updates can be deployed within minutes.

Components

fractal cells uses the FreeBSD operating system to power services. Our product stands upon giants' shoulders.

We use:

OpenZFS

for storing files

PostgreSQL 9.4

for database storage

OpenSMTPD

for email delivery (MTA)

OpenLDAP

for authentication and authorization

NGINX

for serving websites

OpenVPN

for secure internal networking

Redmine

for issue tracking

Jenkins

for automation and testing services

Zabbix

for monitoring

GitLab

for storing git repositories

Ansible

for configuration management

Pricing

It's free.

fractal cells is licensed under the 2-Clause BSD license. Text follows:

Copyright 2015, 2016 Perceivon Hosting Inc. All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY PERCEIVON HOSTING INC. AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL PERCEIVON HOSTING INC. OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

 

fractal cells is open source software, and we are committed to keeping it that way. You may do with it whatever you want given above license terms are met.

We offer professional services related to the initial setup and continued maintenance, as well as custom extensions. Please get in touch for more details.

Get in Touch

Contact Info

Perceivon Hosting Inc.
c/o fractal cells
4900 Boardwalk Drive #i-103
Fort Collins, CO
P: +1 970 449 05 99

Limited offer:

 

For the launch of fractal cells, we've decided do a limited offer exclusively during the second quarter of 2016:

The first ten customers to reach out to us will be offered thirty minutes of initial consulting to see whether fractalcells fits your company's needs.

 

For reaching out to us, use the form on the right or write to info [at] fractalcells [dot] com.