OpsLevel Alternative: Compare Cortex to OpsLevel

Looking for an OpsLevel alternative? You've come to the right place - Teams choose Cortex over OpsLevel to get complete visibility into their service architecture, up-to-date ownership information, and enforce best practices with Scorecards and powerful CQL.

“Scorecards have made it incredibly easy to track the status of migrations across different services and teams.
We now have real data on which services are at risk and no longer need to manually check with teams, run scripts, or dig through several tools to find the right data. No one has to go in and update anything manually - it’s all automated and synced with Cortex.”
rafael garcia
Rafael Garcia - Cofounder & CTO, Clever
“Cortex has tremendously helped with the visibility and discoverability of service info.
It’s very easy for a new engineer to learn more about the services they own and their downstream dependencies. We can understand what a service is calling, who it’s owners are, and where the documentation lives in one single dashboard.“
Sanket - Sr. Software Engineer

Cortex vs OpsLevel

Basic Scorecards with custom data

Slackbot to fetch catalog data
Resource Catalog for tracking infrastructure assets such as databases, buckets, and kafka topics
Live integrations with major third party tools like Pagerduty, Datadog, and more
Flexible scorecards with 30+ direct integrations and unlimited extensibility
Automatically sync team memberships with Identity Providers like Okta, GitHub Teams, and Active Directory
One-click service creation powered by Cookiecutter to generate boilerplate and plumbing for new services
Does not support extending existing services through PRs. No cookiecutter extensions, including field descriptions, service metadata, and more
Executive reporting with historical data
Query services across custom fields, integrations, and metadata

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Building a DORA metrics Scorecard

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

A single source of truth for your services

Cortex’s service catalog integrates with the most popular engineering tools, giving teams an easy way to understand everything about their architecture
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Build a culture of reliability and high performance

Teams enable organizations to drive a sense of ownership and pride as they improve service quality.
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Screenshot of Scaffolder in cortex app

Ensure new services follow best practices from day one

Scaffolder lets developers scaffold a new service in less than five minutes using custom templates crafted by your team.
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