SOFTWARE announces partnership with leading custom Software Development firm, Dev.Pro | August 05, 2022 | Read time : 03:00 min, a low-ops application deployment platform, recently announced the Cycle Partner Program, and today we are happy to add Dev.Pro as one of our new Development Agency Partners. Our partnership empowers Dev.Pro development teams to build and deploy advanced solutions, products, and services efficiently on the Cycle Platform.

Dev.Pro, a US based software, custom development partner, works with customers across many industries using state of the art technologies. Dev.Pro enables their customers to grow by expediting time to market and delivering new products and features in a cost effective and efficient manner. This new partnership with Cycle expands the Dev.Pro portfolio and ensures that customers continue to have access to the latest solutions.

“The Cycle & Dev.Pro partnership is a natural fit for both organizations. Cycle offers a reliable, scalable, and feature rich platform; while Dev.Pro has the engineering expertise and experience to build and support even the most complex environments. ” Brian Agee, Chief Revenue Officer, Dev.Pro.

Cycle’s all-in-one platform has been used to deploy over a million containers, becoming the bridge between our partners' infrastructure and their code. The platform offers increased flexibility to scale their solutions utilizing Cycle’s rich set of features via the portal or through their powerful API.

“We are extremely excited to have Dev.Pro join our partner program. Dev.Pro has a reputation for having impressive engineering skills and outperforming customer expectations. Working with the Dev.Pro team over the course of the past six months indicates that this is only the tip of the iceberg”.

Karl Empey, Head of Sales,

About Cycle
Cycle is the all-in-one low-ops platform built for deploying, scaling, and monitoring your websites, backends, and APIs. With automatic platform updates, standardized deployments, a powerful API, and bottleneck crushing automation—the platform offers batteries included, and no DevOps team required. Founded in 2015, the company is headquartered in Reno, NV.

About Dev.Pro
Dev.Pro is a software development partner that allows innovative technology companies to amplify their growth ambitions and expedite time-to-market.Result-driven. Quality-obsessed. Dev.Pro builds teams that deliver a custom software development experience to meet any skillset, complexity, or scale. With a carefully curated staff of more than 850 highly skilled specialists, Dev.Pro offers a wide range of technical expertise including: Software Development, Cloud, DevOps, UI/UX Design, System Integration, Reporting/Analytics, and Manual/Automation Testing. Dev.Pro is a globally distributed company operating in 50+ countries spread across 5 continents.


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