Self-Service Cloud Platform

Self-Service Cloud Platform

Self-Service Infrastructure accelerates the testing and development efforts while reducing IT management and development costs.

What is Self-Service?
DevOps and DataOps teams want the ability to quickly launch cloud infrastructure or an entire test/dev environment on their own without having to wait for another team or department to provision infrastructure. Self-Service Infrastructure allows DevOps & DataOps teams to provision infrastructure quickly,

Self-Service Infrastructure significantly reduces IT roadblocks. Spend less time provisioning infrastructure and more time for what matters, building business applications, serving customers, quickly delivering better products and services to market.

snapblocs Self-Service

Better Controls for Cloud Admin
Some Cloud admins worry that self-service provisioning gives DevOps/DataOps the ability to do whatever they want, with whatever data they want, at any expense.

snapblocs enables Cloud admins to set role-based permissions to stack provisioners (DevOps/DataOps), thereby providing controls for Data Platform infrastructure operations. Also, Cloud admins can monitor and manage the usages of infrastructures according to snapblocs RBAC role-based permissions. It enables visibility into administration through various log collection and monitoring/Observability features.

Complete Control of Platform for Individual DevOps & DataOps
snapblocs allows DevOps & DataOps to quickly launch their cloud platform instead of sharing one platform with others. An individual cluster for each DevOps & DataOps gives them advantages: excellent isolation, full cluster access, easy start setup.

snapblocs gives cloud admins better control and predictability while empowering stack provisioners (DevOps/DataOps) with capabilities to create stacks built with pre-built Architecture Blueprints resulting in a Self-Service infrastructure. 
Click here for more detail on individual clusters for every developer vs. one cluster to share.

Built-in Observability
snapblocs UI allows DevOps & DataOps to monitor and manage the operational health of stacks using built-in Observability (metrics, logs, APM, and alerts) to analyze deployed stacks gaining actionable insights quickly and securely. 
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Architecture as Code
snapblocs UI allows DevOps & DataOps to easily defining the configuration of stacks. They don’t need to write template code (such as Terraform, CloudFormation), nor any programming language code. The stack configuration is saved and versioned to keep track of configuration changes: who did what changes, when?
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Additional Lifecycle Management
Besides stack deploy and teardown, snapblocs provides lifecycle management for stacks such as:
  • Pause and resume a physical stack to save computing costs and efforts.
  • Clone stack configuration across projects and environments.
  • Move a Stack configuration across projects and environments.
Click here for more detail on lifecycle management.

Benefits of snapblocs Self-Service:
  • Fast provisioning due to less dependency on other departments
  • Streamlines the traditional IT service delivery process
  • Automates control of the IT infrastructure

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