StackGuardian empowers you to develop and distribute reference architecture blueprints leveraging IaC tools, supported by policy-driven guardrails.
The development teams in today’s cloud-powered organizations tend to be overworked and understaffed. This creates a backlog in new cloud-native application projects that need to be completed, as well as delays in migrating and modifying legacy workloads for deployment across one or more clouds.
Many teams work in silos and lack the proper internal communication and coordination with their peers to ensure the right infrastructure resources will be in place to support new cloud applications. To solve this problem and improve performance and efficiencies of development teams, organizations have tried to unify resources and create a more centralized, linear process for application and infrastructure development.
However, this forced centralization, combined with a lack of innovative tools to automate and accelerate the development process , has created a severe productivity bottleneck within the cloud engineering team. As a result, provisioning of an optimized cloud infrastructure takes longer than it should and further increases project backlog.
The combination of poor internal communication and project workflows – combined with the team’s dependence on outdated, time-consuming development and provisioning tools – creates a working environment often characterized by wasted time, slow project development, and excessive cloud costs spent on prototyping to test applications during the development phase.
What’s needed to solve these problems are intelligent, automated tools that can help developers decouple from a rigid centralized process and essentially “self-provision” underlying infrastructure themselves. This capability would save time, improve code quality in terms of security and compliance, accelerate time to deployment, and help control the cost of cloud resources.
Getting organised and standardised across teams
All templates are stored on the StackGuardian Marketplace, an online library, which can be accessible only by your organization, or be made available to the StackGuardian community. These self-service capabilities within the StackGuardian platform significantly improve the productivity of cloud development teams by automating time-consuming tasks, optimizing infrastructure configuration, enforcing necessary guardrails, minimizing risk of configuration drift, and helping control the costs of cloud services.
Powerful noCode Policy Engine
StackGuardian’s SGPolicy is a powerful engine for implementing customized policy templates, which can be used as guardrails to support critical governance, compliance, and security requirements for each new cloud service. Additional noCode and policy templates can also be created (or modified) as needed to support the unique requirements of each organization.
Seamless integration with existing application and infrastructure environment
Go beyond basic Infrastructure as Code (IaC) capabilities by providing an even more powerful noCode experience that enables developers to self-provision cloud infrastructure. This is accomplished by equipping developers with a comprehensive set of pre-defined IaC templates that can easily be combined to quickly provision the optimal infrastructure necessary to support each application.