Back in 2014, during an informal chat amongst erstwhile colleagues, Scott (our CEO today), first sowed the seed of an adventure that we were soon to embark upon. Scott was chatting about how one of his cloud vendors took him for a ride through vendor lock in. He vented his frustration and then started thinking out loud about how hard would it be to build a software infrastructure that could sit on top of the public clouds and could orchestrate their services. Then, transferring out from one to the other should become much more manageable.
It was pointed out to Scott that there already were a few companies that do provide such an interface, such as BMC, RightScale, Morpheus, Scalr and such like. But, none were affordable enough for startups or even cost conscious larger corporates in competitive markets. Furthermore, everyone had a list of supported clouds and/or hypervisors. So, for cloud services that were not market leaders or had some kind of a 'fad' factor, it was difficult to build a comprehensive single pane of glass type interface.
After that initial informal brain storming, the group started discussing this problem at length over chats, phone calls and emails and the other problem area that stood out is how to also harness in the SaaS cloud services that organizations were using gainfully. None of the multi/hybrid cloud interface software platforms catered to them. They predominantly targetted only the IaaS and PaaS segments.
After a while, it became quite evident to the group that the only way to skin this cat was to create a Rapid Application Development tool for connecting and managing any service that can be controlled through APIs. This will let us rapidly support or to add features to any cloud service.
In mid 2017, after Indranil's (our Chief Product Officer and lead programmer), last cloud consulting gig ended, the group decided to pool resources together and let Indranil concentrate on building this sofftware that were on the drawing board for so long. xPlore.Cloud Inc was formed and a few top notch programmers hired to work under Indranil's guidance.