What is ShapeBlock?
ShapeBlock is a SaaS which converts your Kubernetes cluster into a fully functional PaaS. It acts as a thin wrapper atop your Kubernetes cluster with lot of emphasis on day 2 operations and full automation.
Is ShapeBlock for me?
If you want an industry-backed open source PaaS to deploy your applications, but want to use your own infrastructure to do that, then ShapeBlock is for you. ShapeBlock doesn't provide any computing resources, it just provides the automation and complete user experience around your infrastructure.
Can I run <insert-your-favorite-stack-here> ?
If you can containerize your application, you can run it on ShapeBlock. There are guides for running Drupal, Django and more on the way. Please contact us if you have any questions about deploying your application on ShapeBlock.
Do I have to know Kubernetes to use this?
For the most part, no. One of the main motivations for creating ShapeBlock is to leverage the power of Kubernetes without the learning curve and the operational hurdles associated with it. That said, ShapeBlock allows power users to use advanced features as well.
Why can't I use plain Kubernetes?
You can, but it is not a good idea unless you have in-house Kubernetes expertise. Even if that is the case, there is a good chance your team missing operational knowledge around your tech stack specific to Kubernetes and cloud native context. Also, you might want to focus on running your business and shipping features instead of dealing with Kubernetes maintenence and operations.
When will you ship feature X?
Check the roadmap for a planned list of features. Contact us if you want to request a feature not present in the roadmap.
How secure is my data?
ShapeBlock takes security very seriously. ShapeBlock does not store any user data without explicit consent. Check the security for more details.
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