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About Brainboard

Brainboard helps engineers design & deploy Cloud infrastructures visually and collaboratively without being GitOps/DevOps ninja.

About the Founders

Chafik Belhaoues

CEO & Founder

An engineer with 15 years of experience, mainly on infrastructure and the cloud. Former CTO of Scaleway.

Jeremy Albinet

CTO & Founder

An engineer with +10 years of experience designing cloud architectures and building infrastructures.  Former Scaleway SRE.

Problem: How many tools do Engineers use to manage your cloud infrastructures?

Do you find yourself gluing Terraform, Git, Vault, Jenkins/GitHub action, Lucidchart... to build and also maintain your cloud infrastructures? And you are also spending a lot of time to stay up to date?

I’ve seen this challenges at massive scale when I was the CTO of Scaleway and I realized that a company can waste a lot of time & money on things that we can automate.

And so what?

Ok. Today, when you have to build or troubleshoot a Cloud infrastructure you start with either a whiteboard or a paper to depict how things are connected, then you translate the diagram into code (Terraform?), version it (Yeah IaC), test it, deploy it and...manage its lifecycle.

Brainboard saves 75% of your time to design and manage your cloud infrastructure the right way.

What about hiring more DevOps and Cloud Architects? Besides that it is hard to hire these profiles, if you provide them with the same old tools (screwdrivers and scissors) to build and maintain your production (an airplane) the.

How can Brainboard help Engineers worldwide?

We’ve been developing the product for more than 2 years now, integrating the feedback our +3000 users and customers gave us. Here are some of the key features that can help you:

You do the work once: you design and Brainboard writes the Terraform code for you

You can import your existing Terraform code and visualize your infrastructure

+50 cloud architecture templates ready to be used for Azure, AWS and GCP (VPC, Kubernetes, landing zones...)

Turn your best practices into templates shareable within your team/organization

Centralize the management of your cloud assets, people and expertise

Collaborate with your colleagues to manage Cloud infrastructures respecting your gitflow.

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How do I generate the Terraform code for my cloud architecture?

The Terraform code is automatically generated for you cloud architecture as you design.

How Brainboard is better than any drawing application?

Brainboard is a one-stop solution for you and your team to Design, Deploy & Manage modern cloud infrastructure. You design your architecture, auto-generate your Terraform code, and deploy your infrastructure within Brainboard.

Do I need to be Terraform expert to use Brainboard?

No. You don't need to be a Terraform or IaC expert to use Brainboard. But minimum knowledge of Terraform is required to fully take advantage of Brainboard.

In fact, Brainboard simplifies the complexity of Terraform and helps you configure cloud resources with a configuration menu. It will then write clean Terraform code for you, according to best practices.

🎒 We also help the community by providing free Terraform trainings, that you can find in our Youtube channel.

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What is the difference between Brainboard and vanilla Terraform?

Terraform is a powerful IaC tool that deploys the code you write.

Brainboard, on the other hand, is an end-to-end cloud management solution built on top of Terraform with a visual architecture designer, where the Terraform code is automatically generated. It also has a secure CI/CD engine, native Git integrations and more features to help you standardize and centralize your cloud.

Can I migrate my existing infrastructure into Brainboard?

You have the possibility to import your existing infrastructure and auto-generate the diagram.

We support importing any file that contains a valid Terraform code.There are 2 ways to do it:

- Provide the URL of the Git repo (Github, Gitlab, Bitbucket...)
- Upload one or multiple files

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How can I collaborate with my colleagues?

There are 2 aspects in terms of collaboration:Build:

1. 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.

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Can I deploy my architecture with Brainboard?

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.

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Which git providers does Brainboard support?

The following git providers are supported:

- Github
- GitLab
- Azure DevOps
- BitBucket

If your git repository is not listed here, you can request it in our public roadmap.

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How does Brainboard integrate tools like Infracost, Checkov, Tfsec, etc…?

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.

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How does Brainboard integrate with my current workflows?

In brainboard, you are able to include all your current workflows:

- Manage all your Terraform States.
- Setup the Git integration in Brainboard to be able to do pull requests and import existing code.
- Create replicable templates for you and your team to use.
- Import your Terraform modules from a registry, locally or git.

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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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How often you update cloud providers?

The update process is automatic.

As soon as a new version is released, we automatically trigger the update process that will do extensive tests.

Tests usually take up to 48h to complete, and if they are successful we release the new version automatically.

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How do Brainboard integrate with Terragrunt?

Within Brainboard you can natively version and promote architectures from one environment to another, leveraging variables to configure the linked architectures individually. This native functionality removes the need for a tool like Terragrunt.

What are the supported cloud providers?

The following providers are supported:

- Azure
- AWS
- OCI
- GCP
- Scaleway.

You can request (or vote for) your cloud provider to be added it in our public roadmap.

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How do you integrate with Terraform Cloud / Terraform Enterprise?

With regard to managing Terraform state files, this functionality is available on Brainboard's enterprise subscription.

With regard to deploying your infrastructure, Brainboard integrates with your Git provider, allowing you to create pull/merge requests directly from Brainboard. From Git you can resume your existing processes which may include provisioning the resources at the cloud provider through Terraform Cloud.

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Is Brainboard free?

Yes, there is a free version of Brainboard.

When you sign up, you have 21 days free trial that gives you access to all feature of Brainboard, after that, if you don't upgrade you'll be automatically put in the free tier.

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Can I create templates for my cloud infrastructures?

Brainboard allows you to create a template from any architecture you have. By doing so, you build your internal catalog of templates that any one within your organization can use off the shelf without reinventing the wheel.

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Is SSO supported?

Yes, in the enterprise version. We support both SAML and OAUTH.

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