We have failed to monetize sloppy.io in such a way that we could build a sustainable business and satisfy the expectations our investors had. As the founder and CTO, this is on me.
The sloppy.io platform will stay operational until February 29th, 2020, at which point we will be unable to provide further services to users, and the platform will be permanently shut down. It is important that your organization moves its containers and data off of the sloppy.io platform in order to prevent unwanted disruption. Please see our documentation for more information:
- Filebrowser to download your data from persistent volumes
- Export your data from databases
- Console for using tools like rsync, ftp etc. to transfer your data somewhere else. This is now also available for users on the Basic plan.
Alternative platforms? Well, the goal of sloppy.io was to make it easy to host docker containers and I think we did a good job with that. You got a container? Start it with our intuitive UI, add a free domain or your own with free SSL certificates, done! Persistent volumes with snapshots, logging, console etc. We were listening to our customers and added one useful feature after the other.
Now all the rage is about Kubernetes and while of course it is the most powerful container platform, easy is not a word I would use when talking about Kubernetes, even with the managed offers of the hyperscalers.
Until the shutdown date, operation of the sloppy.io service will continue normally.
If you have additional questions or need further help, please feel free to contact us via email@example.com