It’s easy to migrate from Backstage to Cortex
Migrate your catalogs from Backstage in minutes, maintaining the catalogs, teams, and links you’ve already built.
Install the Cortex plugin into your Backstage instance
Sync entities to migrate software and teams
Use data from anywhere to set and track software standards
Increase developer experience and adoption
Spotify’s own VP of Engineering estimates a 10% adoption rate in orgs using Backstage.
Developer adoption with Cortex is higher than Backstage, in large part because of the Developer Homepage. Pull all of your data into a single place, so developers can quickly assess where to invest their time.
Your catalogs, mapped to your business logic
With Cortex catalogs, ownership, documentation, change history, and dependencies are always up-to-date. And, answer questions faster with Cortex Query Language, like “who’s on call for services in our payment product?,” or, “which services are still on the old secrets manager?”.
Always-on reporting and scorecards
Drive action against short and long-term projects using data from any tool in your ecosystem to build rules for production readiness, operational maturity, or even one-off migrations.
Plugins for any data source
When migrating to Cortex, it’s easy to preserve what you’ve already built on Backstage, and continue building for any use case. Cortex is the only IDP that has a plugin framework, so you can build apps that can be embedded in the Cortex UI and fed from any data source.
Productivity metrics are useless without context. Cortex is the only IDP that enables you to track indicators of performance in the same space you track software health—to close the gap between metrics and meaning.
World-class engineering teams that switched from Backstage to Cortex
Teams choose Cortex over Backstage every day, opting for faster time to value, better scalability, and greater developer satisfaction.
Real Production Readiness with Internal Developer Portals
How can teams reach alignment on ever-changing standards for production readiness? In this blog, we summarize our January 2024 interview with Alina Anderson from Outreach.io, during which we discuss how her team uses Cortex’s scorecarding to coordinate production readiness standards across stakeholders. This article offers actionable guidance for DevOps Engineers, SREs, and managers seeking to achieve more reliable services by streamlining production readiness processes while maintaining a culture of continuous improvement.
Break up with Backstage (without losing what you built): Cortex's Backstage migration helper
Teams often try Backstage when they have aspirations of “building anything and everything,” but run into problems when supporting “anything and everything.” If disappointing developer adoption rates, lackluster reporting, and never-ending maintenance sounds familiar, Cortex offers a solution for migrating off Backstage without losing the hard work you’ve put into catalogs and plugins.
Quickstart reporting in Cortex
You can’t improve what you can’t measure. Leaders at every level need a clear view of the organization to invest resources wisely, and teams need to be able to track their progress against organizational goals. However, collecting and presenting metrics manually is unscalable, and building dashboards and reporting from scratch is labor intensive. Read on to learn how Cortex's out of the box reporting can be extended to fit any information use case.