Oatfin helps companies save money and time by automating their cloud infrastructure from provisioning to deploying, scaling, and securing their apps in minutes. Our app empowers teams to execute and ship products faster.
We started with automating AWS and Google Cloud Platform and making it a lot simpler to deploy, scale and secure a cloud infrastructure. Our grand vision is to take that learning and data to build a simpler cloud.
As a software engineer myself with over 10 years experience, I’ve always been frustrated with the current solutions whether that is AWS’s web console, CloudFormation, Terraform, etc.
I didn’t set out to build Oatfin as a cloud infrastructure automation platform. 2 years ago, I started working on a fintech product to buy and sell loan portfolios, but I realized I didn’t have the finance knowledge required and if I wanted to continue down that path, I would need to get an MBA or find someone with finance experience to work on it with me. I connected with a lot investors and startup accelerators, but nothing materialized.
I took a break and worked/consulted for a couple startups and that’s where I really started thinking harder about cloud infrastructure. Everywhere I worked at, cloud infrastructure was a major recurring problem. Some examples:
- $20k+ month spends on AWS
- Weeks to deploy an infrastructure
- Lack of visibility into the apps
- Logging and monitoring
- Lack of technical support
- Expert knowledge of networking/infrastructure
- Manual, tedious, and time consuming process
With these problems in mind, I started automating things and that’s where Oatfin as a cloud infrastructure automation platform came about.