Changelogs | Brainboard

Here are the features / integrations we ship, regularly (weekly, monthly, quarterly)
Improved
3 days ago

๐Ÿ”„ Synch Architectures

You can replicate with an automatic sync the same diagram in different environments.

This is useful in cases where you want to have the same architecture diagram on multiple environments: dev, staging, and production... and any graphical change you make to either environment will be automatically replicated into the other ones.

To do it, click on the switch of syncing architectures in the cloning wizard as follows

Synch architectures
Improved
3 days ago

๐Ÿ—ƒ Import modules from files

Allow users to add modules via files upload

1๏ธโƒฃ  Click โ€œ+โ€ to add #Terraform modules
2๏ธโƒฃ  Choose โ€œFrom filesโ€ under the source
โš ๏ธ One or multiple modules are supported
3๏ธโƒฃ Add a custom icon


Improved
3 days ago

๐Ÿ™Œ Team Management

  • Ask a mandatory team to invite member
  • The default team is Admin on the default project
  • UX improved for project create/update 
Improved Cloud provider
9 days ago

๐ŸŒ Remote backend per architecture

Allow the user to change the remote backend setting at the architecture level.
โ„น๏ธ For users/clients that want to manage multiple clients over multiple clouds and use a dedicated remote backend per client.

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Improved UX/UI
15 days ago

โœŒ๏ธ New Sign up / Sign in

Improved UX/UI
24 days ago

๐ŸŒธ Architecture selector

Improved
24 days ago

New pricing ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Optimized to manage your Multi-Cloud Architectures, Terraform Environments & Teams as never before!
How to Set-up your payment in Brainboard?

Brainboard Pricing
New UX/UI
24 days ago

๐Ÿ”ฅ Module redesigned.

๐Ÿ“Œ Terraform modules as building blocks ๐Ÿ›

๐Ÿ”ฅ Cloud architects, network architect & DevOps people build cloud infrastructures in a way that allow others to reuse their work with the minimum interaction possible โ†’ and if they use Terraform, they do it through modules.

โœ… In Brainboard.co (YC W22), we allow you now to scale this workflow:
- Import any module by just providing its source path

- You build your internal module's catalog ๐Ÿ’ช you build your self-serve modules

- Combine modules to build cloud infrastructures that are aligned with your workflows ๐Ÿ”ฅ

- Customize the icon of every module you import to make understandable diagrams ๐Ÿ˜

๐ŸŽ‰ Encourage your colleagues to use your work ๐Ÿ‘‰ here you go https://lnkd.in/dZz2bwMv

Import your Terraform Modules in Brainboard

Improved Cloud provider
about 1 month ago

๐Ÿ‘ Set Terraform providerโ€™s setting

Allow you to add custom CP settings

Example of setting you can add in this block: 
Customize Terraform CP provider.mp4 3.36 MB


This feature is mainly for users that wonโ€™t deploy within Brainboard but already have their git and some TF provider settings.

Custom Terraform provider

๐ŸŒ“ Smoother transition between IaC and Diagram

Design is central to building scalable infrastructures. Now, design and code views are combined for a seamless experience.

Now, you have 4 ways to work on your architecture: 
  1. Design
  2. Design / Code vertical 
  3. Design / Code horizontal 
  4. Code  

๐Ÿ‘‹ Re-trigger the onboarding process

โœš๐Ÿ‘ฅ Invite your colleague and collaborate

Adding your colleagues is a click a way!
Add a colleague
New Product Launches
about 2 months ago

๐Ÿ“ฅ Terraform Reverse is open for early access!

Terraform Reverse was our #1 feature request of all time, and weโ€™re excited to officially announce that it is open for early access!

It means that youโ€™re now able to convert your AWS and Azure resources into actionable Diagram and Terraform code, both auto-generated โœŒ๏ธ 
 
For you, it means: 
  • It takes less than 30 minutes to migrate 2500 resources instead of 6 months. 
  • Saving you tens of $ per resource migrated, which represents thousands at scale.
  • Allowing you up to 100x faster time to IaC / automation.

Your time is a valuable asset. Don't do in months what you can do in hours.

Request your access to Terraform Reverse โ†’

Terraform Reverse
Improved UX/UI
about 2 months ago

๐Ÿ—ฏ Resource tab

โ˜๏ธ Latest CP versions

NB. For both AWS and Azure itโ€™s a major version release so please check the upgrade guide!

Improved UX/UI
2 months ago

๐Ÿฆฎ Guided Tour

We updated your onboarding process to include more explanation materials at first login, accessible anytime, directly from your interface. Weโ€™ve also launched a brand-new tutorial gallery so that anyone can learn how to build their cloud architecture, more efficiently.

Enjoy ๐Ÿคฉ

โฌ‡ Export your diagram into svg, png or pdf

I know some of you missed the Screenshot feature.
It's now back!
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You can export your architecture as an image (svg, png or pdf).

๐Ÿ–ฑ Scroll & Zoom!

Your experience on Brainboard just got smoother! 

- scroll: go up or down
- SHIFT + scroll: go right or left
- CTRL/CMD + scroll: zoom in or out

#Figma #Miro 

๐ŸŽš Variables & Outputs reimagined

๐Ÿ“ƒ Readme

๐Ÿค‘ Pricing: starter with 14d trial on signup

Introduction of a 14-day Pro trial for all new sign-up users! 
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๐Ÿ” SOC2

Information security is a reason of concern for all of us, and has been in our DNA and a top priority from day one.
With that in mind, weโ€™re on our way to getting our SOC Certification ๐Ÿ”’
We strive to make our platform seamless and secure for all of our users and partners.
Weโ€™ve been working with Vanta to help achieve our #SOC2 certification.
We use Vantaโ€™s automation platform to continuously monitor different security aspects across the organization, be it internal security controls, employee training, secure development, etc. against the recommended standards.

๐Ÿš€ Azure DevOps (both git integration and remote state)

Do you want to use Azure DevOps as your Git repository? 
Since this week, you can with Brainboard! 

๐Ÿ“‘ Templates catalog

Improved UX/UI
3 months ago

โœš Start in 4 ways with Brainboard

๐Ÿ”ฅ VSCode in Brainboard.co

๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ“Œ We are in a mission to make Brainboard bidirectional: diagram โ†” code. 
โœ… The first step done today: we added VSCode in read-only mode where you can visualize the generated Terraform code. 
๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ The next step: you can edit your code in Brainboard and it draws the diagram for you 
๐Ÿ˜ฑ Don't miss it, get your hands on it now 
Improved Product Launches
4 months ago

Import Terraform V02

Last month, we released โ€˜Import Terraform to visually manage your cloudโ€™

Since then, we've been collecting YOUR feedback and improvements are on the GO ๐Ÿš€ 
New versions shipping every day (Jeremy Albinet ๐Ÿ‘) 

Quick overview: 
โœ… Private Repositories (Only GitHub) 
โœ…  Supports count, timeouts, depends_on (add connector with the dedicated connector.link.type) 
โœ…  Supports terraform functions (like format, substr, ...), string interpolation (like โ€œaaa$[var.test]โ€) 
โœ…  Some resource attributes not parsed 
โœ…  Create module idcard on the fly 
โœ…  Import code with module fails: bad source, no version 
โœ…  Git root/base repo URL doesn't work 
โœ…  Support EOF in resource attribute

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๐Ÿงฉ Custom resource

Users can write down Terraform code inside a specific resource that doesnโ€™t exist, and Brainboard maintains it through all the interactions.

โšก๏ธData sources

As per Terraform definition: Data sources allow Terraform to use information defined outside of Terraform, defined by another separate Terraform configuration, or modified by functions. 

They are heavily used in architecture to reference and/or get information about a resource already deployed. Data resources could be 
  • A common resource shared between multiple architecture
  • For security reason (read-only access)
  • Managed by another team

โš ๏ธ Note that each provider may offer data sources alongside its set of resource types.

Import from Terraform files ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿš€

Turn your Terraform code into an actionable Diagram in seconds! ๐ŸŽ‰

This feature is brand-new to the Brainboard app, enabling everyone to upload the Terraform .tf code and auto-generate a diagram. It eases migration into Brainboard.

Please note, this feature is new and will definitely be improved ๐Ÿ™‚

Please don't hesitate to share your feedback, and we'll make sure to take it into consideration for further updates ๐Ÿ˜‰

More information โ†’

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Terraform Modules

We've seen some of you needing to use Modules in your diagrams. With this feature, you are able to reuse any modules you find online / you create yourselves as a brick of reused codes directly from the Design brick of Brainboard. We made it easy to import, drag & drop and configure your modules directly on your dashboard. Let us know what you think ๐Ÿ˜‡



import-module-demo.mp4 11.02 MB



Integrations
6 months ago

GitHub Integration ๐Ÿš€

We already had GitLab on our pool of integrated tools, and it's finally time to release GitHub! 
With this new native integration, you can push your code (which is automatically generated by Brainboard once you design your infrastructure) to your trusted repository, GitHub or GitLab. 
Brainboard continues to integrate your infrastructure with todayโ€™s workforce, without jumping your whole team into Gits. 

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Variables & outputs ๐Ÿ”ฅ

It's now possible to flag variables as secrets and that is also reflected on the generated Terraform code. Also, you can define outputs in Brainboard, use them and/or push the outputs.tf files into your Git repo.
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Multi-credentials ๐Ÿ‘ฅ

Last week, you discovered our new pricing plan, based on the number of users. You are not limited to the numbers of Infrastructures you or your team will create. Now, you'll be able to add multiple credentials for every cloud provider, especially matching: Cloud Provider = Credentials <> Project.

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Multiple versions of cloud โ˜๏ธ providers providers

As you all know, Cloud Providers update their resources very regularly. Now, we are thrilled to announce that, starting today, you'll be able to use the newest version or/and switch from older to newest.

Clone architecture between environments โœš

With Brainboard, you can clone architecture between environments, within your organization. 

Add native versioning (like git) โœš

A native format, in the context of software applications, refers to the file format which the application is designed to work with. 

Add Terraform remote backend on S3 ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป

The remote backend stores Terraform state and may be used to run operations in the Terraform Cloud.

Add contact support ๐Ÿฆธ

Directly onto the Brainboard platform, you can now chat with our support team. 
The chat support is also available on the website and the documentation.

Add billing ๐Ÿงพ

In your management platform, you can add your billing info and upgrade to any plan, in just a click.

Restore any point in time version ๐Ÿ•ฐ

With Brainboard, you can restore your infrastructure in any time version. 
Cloud provider
about 1 year ago

Add Azure โ˜๏ธ

Brainboard now supports Microsoft Azure!
Start creating your infrastructure with Azure now and deploy in an hour.
Cloud provider
about 1 year ago

Add GCP โ˜๏ธ

Brainboard now supports Google Cloud Provider!
Start creating your infrastructure with GCP now and deploy in an hour.

Export architectures to SVG ๐Ÿ“ท

Brainboard allow users to export their architectures in SVG files

Multi-user edition ๐Ÿ‘ฅ

Brainboard is provided in both single- and multi-user versions.

RBAC System ๐Ÿ”’

Organize and manage your infrastructures into projects and environments within your organization.
Use some predefined RBAC roles to restrict accesses.

Sync architectures ๐Ÿ’ 

The synchronization process compares your local Designer workspace, the remote Decision Center database, and a reference that computes the state of the synchronization. This reference state is created as a connection entry in your workspace when you connect to Decision Center.

Marketplace ๐Ÿ›’

Browse through the Templates. You'll find pre-built Cloud Infrastructures, made by real Cloud Architects and Engineers ๐Ÿ˜€.