Unblock Engineers.
Unlock Productivity.

Cortex is the internal developer portal that cuts noise for developers with paved paths to production. Catalog, score, and drive action to improve software.

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World-class engineering teams rely on Cortex

Our customers do amazing things every day. We’re grateful to play a part in supercharging their already talented teams.

Introducing Cortex

The  system of record for engineering teams

Cortex integrates with all your critical tools to serve as a one-stop-shop for your whole team to understand, operate, and build new services and resources.

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How it works

Build a culture of continuous improvement

Find owners, share context, and eliminate hurdles to engineering excellence with the only IDP that answers both, “What should we do?” and “How did we do?”


Centralize service and resource ownership info

Cortex interface for centralize service and resource ownership info

Score & Assess

Define minimum requirements and assess where services fall

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Prescribe next steps

Define paths for improvement and templatize best practices

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Take easy action

Incentivize developers to take recommendation actions

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Deliver experiences tuned to each developer and reduce overhead

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Initiatives functionality inside Cortex app

Align your team and drive accountability

Scorecards enable teams to drive what matters most to them – including service quality, production readiness standards, and migrations.

Tracking service quality on spreadsheets?
That’s a thing of the past.

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Always up to date ownership

Never be surprised by an orphaned service. Assign ownership of services and Cortex will automatically keep it up to date by syncing with your Identity Provider.

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Cortex’s unified data model
Data & reports

The most extensible out of the box data model

Cortex’s unified data model was built to inherit the entities and relationships you’ve already defined, so you don’t waste time re-writing logic that connects your IdP, security, monitoring, and other tools. Use logical defaults to ensure consistency, or adjust to suit any use case.

Enterprise expertise

A trusted partner for every phase of your journey

Whether you’re focused on developer self-service, or just want to know who owns what, our team of experts is ready to accelerate your journey towards engineering excellence.

"Prior to Cortex, it was impossible to track what services aligned with best practices we defined. Incidents would be caused by assumptions that standards were followed—which was rarely true."
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James Russo
Staff Software Engineer, Brex
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In the spotlight

Completely customizable with plugins

Bring data from anywhere including internal tools, expose custom metrics like cost insights, and trigger actions like deployments right from the Cortex UI.


Loved by entire engineering teams

Cortex is loved not only by platform engineers but also across the entire engineering organization, including  SREs, security engineers, DevOps, infrastructure and platform teams, and leadership.

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"Cortex lets all our engineers see the quality and reliability of a service they own in one single place, helping us drive best practices across our organization."
Jonatan Ponzo
Senior Technical Architect, Rappi
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“Cortex was a critical piece of our Log4j mitigation effort. The ability to easily identify owners and correlate Snyk reporting really allowed us to focus on getting patched instead of managing spreadsheets and lists.”
Shawn Burke
Distinguished Engineer, SoFi
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"One of the biggest improvements we’ve seen since implementing Cortex is in our Mean Time to Restore—which we reduced by 67%. Being able to quickly find service information is a small operational change that has enormous impact.”
Javier de Vega Ruiz
Chief Software Engineer, LetsGetChecked
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"Cortex helps unite our organization in defining cross-cutting standards of excellence. We plan to share our learnings about best practices here to help the whole community reach new levels of software maturity, security,and reliability.”
Tim Brown
Chief Information Security Officer, SolarWinds
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