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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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