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Terraform Cloud Alternatives: Cloud Infrastructure Automation Software Compared

Simplify the learning curve of visually building cloud infrastructures using Terraform through a collaborative process, guiding users to utilize the best practices for each cloud provider, making it a viable Terraform Cloud alternative.

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Comparing Terraform Cloud Alternatives

Diagram to Code

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Auto-generate Terraform code
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Migrate to Terraform

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Import Terraform Code
Import from Git
Terraformize your Azure infrastructure
terraform cloud alternatives

Cloud Resources

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AWS, Azure, OCI, GCP & Scaleway
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Dynamic per project, environment, workflow, and architecture.
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Static per workspace


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SSO + Internal + Terraform Vault
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Terraform Vault

Git versioning

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GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, Azure DevOps
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Cloud Templates

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Provide a self-service model
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Synchronous + Asynchronous
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Granular access to variables & secrets

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Projects, Environments and Architectures
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Per workspace & variable sets

Workflow Automation

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Drag & drop visual CI/CD Engine
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Manual YAML-based coding

Plan & Apply

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Flexible support model

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Slack, Live Chat, Workshops & Email
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Email & Chat support


Make Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) a Team Game with Our Terraform Cloud Alternative

Design & Auto-generate Valid Terraform Code with Our Terraform Cloud Alternatives

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Design Your Cloud Infrastructure:

Whether you copy a public template, import existing Terraform files, or start from scratch, build robust multi-cloud architectures the way you would on a whiteboard. Drag and drop resources from any cloud provider supported by Terraform, easing the transition from or to Terraform Cloud alternatives.

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Generate Terraform Code

Automatically generate valid Terraform code directly from the cloud architecture diagram with built-in best practices making it a reliable Terraform Cloud alternative.

Terraform code

Version Designs

Apply code principles to your designs and version every step of your work natively in Brainboard or with pull requests, similar to the version control offered by Terraform Cloud alternatives.

Cloud Architecture versioning

Collaborate Together

Invite others to collaborate in real-time or asynchronously on all Cloud Design Systems, emphasizing the collaborative advantages over other Terraform Cloud alternatives.

Collaborative Terraform Cloud Infrastructure Building

Deploy with no YAML!

Visually Build CI/CD Pipelines

Add actions to your pipeline and configure approval requirements for cloud infrastructure deployment, showcasing a user-friendly Terraform Cloud alternative.

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Visual Terraform Building Interface

Sync Environments

Promote & sync cloud infrastructure to eliminate cross-environment drift, a feature comparable to Terraform Cloud alternatives.

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Trigger Git

Create pull requests and deploy through Git, integrating seamlessly with your existing workflow as a Terraform Cloud alternative.

Git source of truth

Govern State Files

Securely store Terraform state files in your own remote backend, ensuring a safe and efficient Terraform Cloud alternative.

Brainboardterraform cloudAzure blob storageAWS S3 bucketGoogle cloud Storage

Manage Everything from one place

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Standardize and Scale IaC Best practices

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.

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Organize the Cloud

Structure your projects, environments, and architecture in a single organization-wide view, akin to organizational features in Terraform Cloud alternatives.

Cloud Management Solution

Modules & Templates

Import Terraform modules and leverage from the community’s templates library, offering modular functionalities like some Terraform Cloud alternatives.

Cloud Architecture templates

Leverage Variables

Replace hard-coded values with variables to create reusable building blocks, a feature aimed at competing with Terraform Cloud alternatives.

cloud project management

"I want to empower engineers to focus on solving high level cloud design problems, rather than mindlessly repeating work. Brainboard is the key to solving this problem."


CEO & Founder of Brainboard

Loved by industry leaders & +550.000 Cloud Architects

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

Sebastian Pahl Co-founderDocker Brainboard

Sebastian Pahl


"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."

Sebastian Pahl Co-founder

Thomas Smith


"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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Senior Consultant at KPMG

"Fasten your belt and get ready to reach the clouds with ease, effectiveness, and elegance. Being able to organize, design and deploy architectures for all the applications that are built makes me save a lot of time. Brainboard solves for me the hassle can be to managing the environment and settings for cloud-based applications.”

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Michel M.

Azure customer, Infrastructure Manager

“Brainboard allows us to quickly visualize our cloud platforms and assets, and even deploy multi-cloud architectures with one click. It's also helped us better manage our cloud infrastructure costs.”


Eric O.


"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."

Sebastian Pahl Co-founder

David G.

Azure customer, Terraform newbie

“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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Abel L.

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.”



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.”



Managing Partner

“Brainboard might've made the coolest tool of 2022 for me. Seriously it's phenomenal what it can do!”

Jim Curtis

Jim C.

Principal Cloud Architect

"Enterprise workloads need Brainboard."

Chris Smith

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."

Yassir A.

Senior Cloud Architect

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

Denis Astahov

Solution Architect

"Brainboard is my greatest cloud discovery of 2023. The CI/CD Engine is very powerful and have room to be the reference of it all! I recommend testing Brainboard's diagramming to code capabilities which are indeed very impressive."


Senior Cloud Engineer

"Welcome to the era of Terraform-as-Diagram! Brainboard is Terraform migration made easy and visual."

Patrick Pichler

Data Analytics

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"Best graphical design tool
to create terraform scripts for Azure"
Forrester Brainboard
"Best Diagramming solution
specifically designed for the Cloud."
Gartner Brainboard
"The most interesting company
in the DevOps visual era."
Capterra Brainboard
"The most interesting Terraform
alternative in the scaling market."

Here is why Brainboard is the
best Cloud Management solution


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Cloud Infrastructure Build


Auto-generate the terraform code from the design and edit the generated code

Write Terraform code manually


Multiple users can design, edit and review the changes in real time. Users can use the work of each other without reinventing the wheel through templating of architectures, modules and CI/CD workflows.

No or low collaboration between DevOps & Cloud Architects.

Design the infrastructure

Create the infrastructure diagram and the IaC code that match 100% the deployed infrastructure

No live diagram view of infrastructures.

IaC templates catalog

Have architectures along with their IaC configuration as templates, public or private.

Not supported.

Import existing infrastructure

Import your existing terraform code to visualize your resources &/or convert your legacy infrastructure into terraform code - within minutes.

6-9 months of dedicated work for a cloud architect to manually write everything.


Add, delete, use and manage Terraform modules, public or private. Modules catalog automatically created.

Only public Modules supported.


Brainboard (Terraform 100% coverage)

Diagramming + IDE + CI/CD Engine + Management Solution


Terraform variables that can be defined across organization, projects, environments and architectures

Not supported

CI/CD Engine

CI/CD pipelines

Visually build (no YAML or specific DSL Language needed) and run pipelines and also manage dependencies between stages (external system when a condition is met)

Deployment only. No pipelines

CI/CD runners

Custom runners hosted by Brainboard that will execute the pipeline

Hosted on their infrastructure

CI/CD templates

Convert any pipeline into template and use it

Not supported

Costs estimation

Estimate the cost of the infrastructure (based on code) using infracost

Not supported


The possibility to call an external system when a condition is met

Not supported



Approve or reject the execution of any task with a maximum granularity per task

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Authentication SSO

OIDC & SAML, Different IDP providers (Octa, Azure AD...) with federation

Not supported

Policy as code

Define/codify policies used to manage the infrastructure with: OPA, AWS config rules

Not supported


Role Based Access Control supported

Not supported

Remote backend

Supports all types of backends: AWS S3, Azure blob storage, Google GCS, Terraform cloud, Gitlab remote backend, HTTP endpoints, Brainboard remote backend

Limited & depending to local environment & hosted services.

Security plugins supported

Scan the IaC code for security with: tfsec, OPA, Checkov, Terrascan

Not supported

Infrastructure Management

Cloud providers supported

AWS, Azure, GCP, OCI, Azure stack, Azure DevOpos, Scaleway and more planned for 2024. Multicloud is supported.

Limited to one cloud provider or 2 major.


Unified Readme documentation, diagram, and code for everyone.

Potential drift between the design and the code.

Drift detection

Detect changes that either doesn't match the code or doesn't match the deployed infrastructureThe possibility to prevent drift between environments.

Not supported

Git providers supported

Support: Gitlab, Github, Bitbucket, Azure DevOps

Git supported

Inventory view of cloud environments

Unified view of infrastructure projects, environments and architectures

Requires a dedicated management tool.

Synchronize environments

Native mechanism to synchronize enviroments for e.g. staging, QA and production (Terragrunt like)

Not supported

Terraform registry

Use modules from Terraform registry

Not supported


Keep track of every modification you do on design / code and or go to any specific point-in-time. Native versioning or Git supported.

Not supported

Increase your velocity to create cloud infrastructures, and free your team from mindlessly repeating Terraform code

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