Design first.
Code when needed.

Start on the right track by emphasizing design before swiftly generating valid Terraform code in just seconds. This ensures its validity, security, adherence to standards, and budget-friendliness.

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Continuous Design

It's Inherent
in Every Code Line

While crafting IaC for cloud infrastructure, you're inherently designing. Whether it's placing a database within a specific security group or positioning an endpoint in a particular network, design is omnipresent. And post-coding, visualizing this design becomes imperative for documentation, discussions, and audits.

First thing first

Why Not Begin
on the Right Foot?

Start on the right track by emphasizing design before swiftly generating valid Terraform code in just seconds—compare that to manually writing 622 lines of Terraform code for an AKS or EKS architecture, for instance. This ensures its validity, security, adherence to standards, and budget-friendliness. Brainboard's cloud engine champions this principle, nudging you to prioritize wisely.

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Be the Catalyst

Empower Your Teams

By implementing your own self-service model, everyone can understand and collaborate effectively on cloud infrastructure development. This model also enables users to produce up-to-date diagrams for compliance documentation, ensuring that visual representations consistently align with the actual infrastructure's current state.

83%
Shorter time to delivered Infrastructure
3.5x
Reported increase in architect & engineer productivity
6 days
Saved per architecture in Terraform code reviews
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Visual accuracy of Terraform environments
The New Norm

Collaborative and Scalable Building

In ever-changing infrastructures, everyone needs real-time accuracy. Scalability means a multi-environment approach, efficient variablization, safety through snapshots and rollback, consistency with templating, and seamless integration with visual CI/CD.

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Product features
Everything you care about is natively integrated in Brainboard
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A Complete
Designer kit
  • architecture versioning
    Version every step of your work natively or with pull requests.
  • export architecture
    Export your architecture in PNG, PDF or JPEG.
  • custom resource
    Use containers, custom shapes and icons onto your designs.
  • read me file
    Readme file integrated on Brainboard.
  • invite collaborator
    Invite others and collaborate in real-time and asynchronously.
Pipelines and CI/CD
The only CI/CD engine to visually design and control your cross-environments deployment strategies without YAML.
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Third party integrations
Centralize all your existing tools and minimize learning curves with Brainboard. The platform helps in optimizing cloud costs and cloud security, especially when used in conjunction with tools like Infracost, Checkov, Slack or OPA.
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Security and remote backends
By emphasizing design and allowing for secure storage of Terraform state files, Brainboard enhances the security of your cloud infrastructure.
Multi-Cloud by Design
Brainboard natively supports multi-cloud credentials natively with Azure, AWS, OCI, GCP and Scaleway.
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SSO
Brainboard supports both SAML & OIDC and have a wide range of login providers.
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Templatization
Brainboard helps in creating standards and best practices that are automatically applied at the design level, ensuring consistency across projects.
  • Build your own library of architectures, with no extra effort.
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    Import Terraform modules.
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    Leverage from the community’s templates library.
Git integration
Brainboard natively supports integration with GitLab, GitHub, Bitbucket, and Azure DevOps.
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Real-time Drift Detection
Detect drift before it happens.
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Cloud Management
Structure your projects, environments, and architecture in a single organization-wide view.
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Environment Synchronization
Eliminate cross-environment drift by promoting & synching cloud infrastructure.
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Short-cut friendly
Navigate your architectures and complete terraform actions in seconds with our shortcut. Just press Cmd + K.

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FAQ

Everything you need to know about the BrainIaCs

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How to visualize my current infrastructure?

Brainboard empowers you with the ability to effortlessly import data from various sources, including git repositories, Terraform files, and cloud platforms like AWS and Azure. With this functionality, you can seamlessly visualize your existing cloud diagram, gaining a comprehensive overview of your infrastructure. Additionally, Brainboard generates a Terraform file based on the imported data, allowing you to conduct thorough testing and validation of your infrastructure configurations. This comprehensive approach offered by Brainboard enables you to make informed decisions, ensure the accuracy of your infrastructure setups, and maintain a robust and reliable environment.

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Is Brainboard secure?

Brainboard offers several key features that enhance your Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) operations:

Data Ownership: In Brainboard, users own their data in every action they do, whether it's pull requests, git workflows, or remote back-end. Brainboard only accesses data in specific scenarios, such as designing and pushing to git, planning and pushing to git, and designing & deploying within Brainboard.

Isolated Environment for Terraform Execution: Brainboard provides several execution options for your Terraform code, including running Terraform in an isolated environment. This means that the code is executed in a separate, secure environment that is not accessible by other applications or users, providing an additional layer of security to your data during testing.

Encryption: All data stored in Brainboard, including the architecture diagram, cloud resources and configuration, variables, and credentials, are encrypted both at rest and in transit. This means that the data is stored in an encrypted format in the Brainboard database and any data transmitted between Brainboard and external systems is encrypted to prevent interception by unauthorized parties.

Role-Based Access Control (RBAC): Brainboard has implemented RBAC, a security mechanism that ensures that users have access to only the resources they need to perform their jobs. By defining IAM (Identity and Access Management) roles and policies, you can assign permissions to users based on their job function and limit access to only the resources they need to perform their work.

SOC2 Certification: Brainboard is SOC2 certified, meaning that the platform has undergone a rigorous security audit by an independent third-party auditor and has been found to meet the criteria for the SOC2 security standard. This certification demonstrates Brainboard's commitment to maintaining the highest levels of security and privacy for their customers’ data.

What about if I am new to terraform?

Brainboard is designed to be user-friendly and accessible, requiring minimal to no prior knowledge of Terraform or Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC). Its intuitive visual interface empowers a wide range of users - from cloud architects, DevOps, and SecOps professionals to project managers and developers - to effortlessly design, deploy, and manage cloud infrastructures.

Can I import my modules?

Yes, you can import your Terraform modules into Brainboard. To manage these modules, you can navigate to the modules catalog. Here, you can see and manage all your imported modules. You can choose which ones you want to have displayed in the modules list in your design area by pinning them.

If you want to change the configuration of a module, you can select one of the modules in the list. In the module configuration, you can show the module in the design or remove it from the design by using the pin button. You can edit the configuration by using the pen button. If you want to delete the module, you can do so by using the bin button.

For a more organized modules list in your design area, it's recommended to only pin the modules that are needed for a specific architecture. If you need more modules, you can return to the modules catalog later and pin them.

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What kind of templates I can find on Brainboard?

Brainboard provides a variety of cloud architecture templates. These are pre-designed and standardized architectures that can be used to create and deploy cloud infrastructure. They include a set of guidelines and best practices for designing, building, and managing cloud infrastructure. The templates typically provide the design and Terraform code of the architecture and include details on the components that make up the infrastructure, such as virtual machines, storage, networks, and security.

Templates in Brainboard are designed to be reusable, making it easier and quicker to implement and manage cloud infrastructure. They can help organizations to achieve consistent deployment patterns, enforce governance policies, and reduce time and effort required to deploy cloud infrastructure. Cloud architecture templates include AWS Well-Architected Framework, Google Cloud Architecture, Microsoft Azure Architecture, and the OpenStack Architecture.

In Brainboard, you can find two types of templates:

1. Organization Templates: These are templates that are visible and can be used only within the organization in different projects. The organization templates can be used when teams want to share their templates and reuse them in other projects or architectures of the organization.

2. Public Templates: These are usually templates published by the Brainboard team and are verified templates that are built by cloud architects that maintain and update them regularly.

You can create your own templates, modify existing ones, and use templates for your projects. When using a template, you can clone it into a new architecture or copy it into your current architecture, and then customize it to fit your specific needs. After customization, you can deploy the template to your environment.

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Can I write the terraform code on Brainboard?

For the moment, you are not allowed to edit the terraform code automatically generated.

Nevertheless, we are working hard to release it within weeks of time.

Can I collaborate with my colleagues?

There are 2 aspects in terms of collaboration:

1. Build: Brainboard supports real time editing of the same architecture by multiple users. All you need to do is to invite your colleagues and give them the right access.

2.Deploy: when you build your CI/CD pipeline within Brainboard, you have the possibility to request approvals from any team/person, which allows you to orchestrate the execution by involving all stakeholders.

Can I deploy my infrastructure?

Brainboard has an innovative CI/CD engine dedicated for the infrastructure, where you can execute all Terraform actions (Terraform plan, Terraform apply, Terraform destroy) within a secure sandbox and get the output in real time or build your deployment workflow and trigger it.

How does Brainboard integrates tools like Infracost, checkov or Tfsec?

From Design to Production, 75% faster. Brainboard integrates natively pioneers in the Cloud Computing industry to deliver the best seamless experience in the Cloud. The new CI/CD Engine is bringing a whole new level of automations and integrations into Brainboard.

Does Brainboard support multi-cloud?

Yes, you can deploy multi-cloud environments with Brainboard. Brainboard's CI/CD engine is designed to support multi-cloud deployments, allowing you to manage and deploy your applications across different cloud environments, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure.

This enables you to take advantage of the unique benefits of each cloud platform and ensure high availability, scalability, and disaster recovery for your applications.

To deploy to multiple cloud environments, you can create separate workflows in the Brainboard CI/CD engine, each targeting a different cloud platform. You can then manage these workflows and deployments through a single interface, making it easier to coordinate and monitor multi-cloud deployments.

What level of support can I get from Brainboard?

There are several ways to get in touch and get support:

Real-time Support: While using Brainboard, you can reach out in real time by clicking on the "Ask us anything" button in the top right corner. One of the team members will reply to answer your questions or assist you with any technical topic.

Slack Community: Join the Brainboard Slack Community, the whole Brainboard team and thousands of professionals are free to engage with each other!

Email Support: If you prefer asynchronous communication or if you want to schedule a call for help on a specific technical topic, you can reach out to the technical team at [email protected]. A cloud architect from the team will assist you.

Slack or Teams Support: In PRO plan, we can integrate directly into your internal communication channel to always be available whenever a question pop out.

Custom Support: We offer custom support for Enterprise level customers, featuring terraform training, to security assessments & design consulting. Book a demo with one of our professional.

Report Security Issues: If you need to report a security issue, you can reach out to the security team at [email protected].

Feature Request: If you want to request a new feature or see what the community has requested, you can check Brainboard's public roadmap.

Request a Demo: To request a demo of Brainboard, you can reach out to the sales team at [email protected].Remember, the Brainboard team loves talking to their users, so don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.

Is there a hosted version of Brainboard?

Yes, we provide a self-hosted version based on eligibility criteria. If you are interested in the hosted version, please contact us.

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"Brainboard is a revolutionary technology. It created a whole ecosystem to design and operate the cloud, taking infrastructure management to the next level."

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Co-founder

"What a time-saver Brainboard is. All of my resources, modules, templates are right there in the library, ready to pull in error free the first time."

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Manager

"The team shared their expertise and best practices with us, which made the process of building our infrastructure much smoother and efficient. We felt empowered and confident in our abilities to build something truly great with the help of the Brainboard team."

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"Very easy-to-use tool to design Azure architecture and generate Terraform scripts. I was a newbie in Terraform when I first started using Brainboard, and it was beneficial. It is also effortless to clone architectures, reuse parts/modules and also do reverse engineering."

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“I can't find the words to describe how incredible, powerful, and practical Brainboard is for me as a DevOps Engineer.”

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DevOps Engineer

“I have been using Brainboard along with Infracost for a few months now and I am extremely impressed with their efficiency in saving cloud costs. The integration of Infracost with Brainboard has made it incredibly easy for me to analyze and optimize my cloud spending.”

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Revenue Ops

“The team at Brainboard has been incredibly supportive and responsive to any queries I or any of my startup portfolio have had regarding their platform, which has made the entire process of migrating to Terraform, seamless.”

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Managing Partner

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Principal Cloud Architect

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Engineering Manager

"As a cloud architect, Brainboard has allowed me to give life to my designs and architecture choices, because going from a diagram to an operational architecture is just a few clicks."

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Senior Cloud Architect

"Why write programming code when you can design application systems with Brainboard?"

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Solution Architect

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