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As your team starts on the cloud journey, are you asking questions about security, time-to-readiness, and alignment to best practices?  If you, like many users out there, want to adopt the cloud but not worry about the hidden costs and complexities, you should check out the OpsGuru Cloud Launchpad, our toolkit that brings users to the cloud in accelerated mode.

OpsGuru Cloud Launchpad is a toolkit that helps users adopt cloud in a straightforward fashion.  By using this toolkit, you can be confident that you are getting:
 

  • Rapid adoption of the cloud - the mean project start to base production set up takes 1 week. 

  • Security best practices for cloud computing, such as principles of minimal access, environment segregation, access logging. 

  • Infrastructure-as-code framework, on which you can deploy and customize future cloud workloads.

  • Compliance readiness to certify for a number of compliance standards (e.g. HIPAA, SOC2)

  • Practical knowledge on design and implementation on the cloud.  

 

Because OpsGuru believes in empowering our community, you can:

 

  • Stay free from vendor lock-in. The toolkit is based on Terraform, the popular and open-sourced infrastructure-as-code tool

  • Maintain your own copy of the cloud launchpad toolkit and continuously develop it to answer and customize for your expanding needs

  • Continually receive the cloud know-how distilled from OpsGuru and community working with the myriad of clients across different industries (and compliance standards) 

 

We believe in the OpsGuru Cloud Launchpad so much that we have dedicated engineering resources to maintain, update and expand the solutions. We take care of the infrastructure-as code groundwork, because we understand that your team should focus on creating values for your businesses, not learning and maintaining cloud infrastructure. 


The cloud is continuously and rapidly evolving; it takes a lot of resources and effort to keep up with all the new features and technologies. OpsGuru’s goal is to help you start your cloud journey right and fast.

Please contact us at [email protected]  such that we can discuss how OpsGuru can help.

How does it differ from the AWS Landing Zone? 

We like the AWS Landing Zone, so much so that our early inception of the OpsGuru Cloud Launchpad is based on the AWS Landing Zone. However, there are a few major differences. 

 

  • AWS Landing Zone is a baseline. It is not a comprehensive solution.  The OpsGuru Cloud Launchpad does a lot more, including but not limited to certificate management, traffic encryption, compliance readiness and automated data backup. 

  • AWS Landing Zone is written in AWS CloudFormation, the OpsGuru Cloud Launchpad is written in Terraform.  We have chosen Terraform because it is easier to adopt. We also like how extensively it is supported across multiple clouds and platforms.  Terraform is advancing very quickly because of its popularity -- it has increasingly become a standard tool for infrastructure (hint: it is nice to be using something that is a standard).

  • The AWS Landing Zone is delivered by only AWS Solution Architects and AWS Professional services, whereas the customers can own a copy of the OpsGuru Cloud Launchpad source code. 

  • AWS Landing Zone supports only AWS,  the OpsGuru Cloud Launchpad supports, for now, AWS and Google Cloud -- we intend to keep developing it to extend support to other clouds too.  


How does it differ from the AWS Control Tower? 

 

The AWS Control Tower is built with AWS Landing Zone as foundation, with more guardrails for auditing and internal policy enforcement.  As such, it is different from the OpsGuru Cloud Launchpad in the same way as the AWS Landing Zone. Meanwhile, OpsGuru Cloud Launchpad has similar security features supporting the same auditing and tracking goals. 


How does it differ from the various modules at Terraform Registry or the Google Cloud Foundation Toolkit? 

 

Terraform Registry and Google Cloud Foundation Toolkit both contain modules for specific services, but neither contains clear architectural designs that help you create workflows using the services while following best practices guidelines on security, scalability and cost efficiencies.  We also design the OpsGuru Cloud Launchpad to align with the most common compliance standards such as HIPAA and SOC2. We strive to provide speed, correctness, ease and cost-effectiveness to the Cloud Launchpad users, to make cloud adoption and optimization a straightforward experience. 

How does it differ from the AWS quickstart solutions? 

 

AWS quickstart solutions are specific implementations for different workflows. The OpsGuru Cloud Launchpad is a generic foundation upon which you can deploy the quickstart solutions as needed.  That said, the quickstart solutions are often written in AWS CloudFormation; while Terraform supports embedded AWS CloudFormation templates, given the choice, we prefer native Terraform declarations, because Terraform is open-sourced and very popular in the tech community.