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What's Giraffe?

Giraffe is where you manage your Kubernetes (K8s) pipelines. Giraffe uses a continuous integration pipeline to provision K8s resources into a cloud account of your choice. Giraffe provides a foundation for other Xilution products like Penguin (our managed WordPress pipeline).

Features

  • Turn key continuous integration pipeline saves you time and frustration
  • T-shirt size infrastructure configuration choices
  • Portal Access
  • API Access
  • Only pay for what you use pricing
  • Email based technical support

How it Works

A Giraffe pipeline provisions a Kubernetes cluster into a Virtual Private Cloud managed by Xilution Gazelle. Therefore, before you can provision a Giraffe pipeline, you need to provision a Gazelle pipeline.

Once you have provisioned a Gazelle pipeline, you create a new pipeline configuration through the Giraffe Portal. Next, you provision a pipeline based on this configuration into the Xilution platform through the Giraffe Portal. Pipeline invocation provisions cloud resources into your cloud account.

The following diagram describes a Giraffe pipeline in detail.

Giraffe Pipeline Diagram

The pipeline uses xilution-basics-giraffe-ci to determine how it executes and which resources are provisioned into your cloud account.

Changes to xilution-basics-giraffe-ci cause the pipeline to be invoked.

Costs & Pricing

You are responsible for fees incurred through the use of resources provisioned into your cloud account by Xilution via Giraffe. These fees are paid directly to your cloud provider through your cloud provider account. In addition to these cloud provider fees, Xilution charges the following fees per provisioned pipeline. Xilution fees are charged to the credit card associated with the organization or sub-organization to which the pipeline is associated on the first day of each month for pipeline usage incurred during the prior month.

At the moment, we only support AWS. We plan to add more cloud providers in the future.

AWS

Pipeline TypeRate
Small AWS K8s Pipeline0.25 USD per Hour

What's Included?

Portal Access

The Giraffe Portal is an easy to use web based interface where you can create, update, delete, provision and deprovision Kubernetes pipelines.

Metrics

We collect key metrics on resources Giraffe provisions into your cloud account. This helps us determine if you are using your provisioned resource in the most efficient way.

Monitoring

When the key metrics that we monitor fall outside normal operating ranges, we will work with you to determine the best course of action.

Updates

From time to time, cloud resource standards change. We can automatically update your provisioned resources to the latest standards.

API

Want to customize your interaction with Giraffe? Check out the Giraffe API.

Support

When you configure a Giraffe managed K8s pipeline, you are eligible for technical support. To contact our technical support, send an email to support@xilution.com with a detailed description of your question or issue and we'll respond within one business day.

Questions?

Email info@xilution.com with any questions you may have about Giraffe or the Xilution platform in general.