We are 2Alchemists

We help organizations understand and master the costs of their cloud platforms

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We are cloud professionals, with breadth and depth experience building cloud and cloud-native platforms and applications.

We defend a cost-centric approach of designing, building, and operating cloud services. That’s the spirit of Krossboard.

Our mission is thus to help organizations understand and master the costs of their cloud platforms.

Meet Our Leadership

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Rodrigue Chakode, PhD

Co-Founder


Rodrigue is not a computer veteran, though he already spent significant time coding and tinkering computing systems. He wrotes his first lines of code in Pascal (2001), then moved to C, C++, Python, Go, etc. In short Rodrigue is now a polyglot coder. He always try to find the right tools for each situation. Beyond coding he’s also happy doing things for operations. With a sustained experience in monitoring, Rodrigue is β€œfluent” in designing monitoring with tools like MRTG/RRDtool (yes, it’s old but still working ;)), Nagios/alike, Zabbix, Prometheus, Grafana, to list a few.

Early in 2008, Rodrigue started his journey in cloud during its PhD, focusing on cloud infrastructure management (virtualization, resource allocation and provisioning). He held several cloud positions in the industry as cloud engineer (then architect) working with AWS, GCP and Azure technologies. Cloud-native systems with Docker containers and Kubernetes as orchestrator was just another step in this still long journey in the cloud. Rodrigue is also author of several open source projects.

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Christophe Camel

Co-Founder


Christophe has over 15 years of experience in the software industry. His career in technology has included the roles of Software Architect, Lead Developer, API evangelist in several companies in a wide variety of fields (avionics, space, video production, industrial maintenance). Christophe is now working primarily on distributed architectures ranging from Cloud-native systems to Big Data systems and has recently designed an industrial-grade SaaS Cloud solution for a French fast-paced tech company around the Kubernetes technology and significantly contributed to develop the company’s technology strategy.

Christophe is a passionate coder, in love with functional programming (scala, erlang), disciple of Egoless Programming. He is also author of several open source projects.

Our History

  • 🀜πŸ”₯πŸ€› Launch of Kubernetes Opex Analytics project

    Rodrigue creates Kubernetes Opex Analytics, a Kubernetes cost allocation and capacity planning opensource tool to help organizations to track the resources being consumed by their Kubernetes clusters to prevent overpaying.

  • πŸ’­ A fruitful meeting

    Great projects are born from great encounters. During a meal between Rodrigue and Christophe, Rodrigue unveils the idea of ​​a tool which tracks the usage of multiple clusters over time and provides an efficient visualization at a central place.

    Krossboard was born.

  • πŸ”₯ Kubernetes Opex Analytics reached 50k pulls and 8+ external contributors on Github

    This milestone establishes a factual interest of the product for the Kubernetes community.

  • 🏒 Creation of 2Alchemist company

  • πŸš€ Krossboard First public release

    After several mounth of hard work and almost a thousand commits, the first release of Krossboard is launched.

  • πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ Kubernetes Opex Analytics reached 100k pulls and 200+ Github stars

    Users are expecting more, notably the ability for Krossboard to support OpenShift and any vanilla Kubernetes. We’re on track, the best is the future. Keep posted.

Legal Information

2Alchemists SAS is a French company registered in Toulouse.

Legal entity: 2Alchemists, SAS

Registration ID: 84 429 341 RCS TOULOUSE

Headquarter: 25 Rue Jacqueline Auriol, 31400 Toulouse

VAT ID: FR87884429341

Publication Director: Rodrigue Chakode

Managing Director: Christophe Camel

Web Hosting: OVH, 2 rue Kellermann - 59100 Roubaix - France.

The information listed above are given for information only, and therefore do not have any legal value. A copy of the original act may be requested.