Stacklet Debuts SaaS Offering to Enable Scalable Cloud Governance

Stacklet, a cloud governance as code platform based on the open source Cloud Custodian project, has announced that its Stacklet Platform is now accessible as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The Stacklet SaaS Platform would enable the transition to a governance as code paradigm simple and painless for enterprises, allowing them to develop safely and effectively in the cloud at scale.

Photo Travis Stanfield, Co-Founder and CEO of Stacklet
“Cloud Custodian is rapidly becoming the de-facto standard for Cloud Governance as Code with millions of downloads occurring globally each month,” said Travis Stanfield, Co-Founder and CEO of Stacklet.

Complexity, expense, and risk increase when firms speed their cloud migration. These issues are exacerbated by the fact that development and operations teams are using a growing number of cloud services, configuration choices, and deployment tools across various clouds. As a consequence of manual procedures, diverse technologies, and stakeholders, businesses may struggle to implement governance standards without stifling developer velocity.

Governance as Code, promoted by the open source project Cloud Custodian, is a new paradigm that would allow enterprises to manage and automate many areas of governance, such as cost, operations, security, and compliance, using code.

Organizations, on the other hand, may struggle to locate the resources, expertise, and time needed to develop and scale governance as code tools and procedures across various cloud accounts, platforms, and teams.

DevSecOps and FinOps Teams

By lowering the operational complexity of installing and administering various rules, tools, and procedures, the Stacklet Platform accelerates an organization’s capacity to embrace cloud governance as code. To make it simpler for DevSecOps and FinOps teams to automate and enforce governance policies at scale, Stacklet Platform would enhance Cloud Custodian with intelligent management features including governance insights, real-time asset inventory, out-of-the-box policy packs, and improved communications.

Stacklet Platform would enable organizations to:

  • Rapidly adopt governance as code for automated, real-time policy enforcement – Use out-of-the-box or custom Cloud Custodian rules with integrated GitOps that synchronize policy changes automatically and just need a basic understanding of Git. To handle security problems or cost overruns faster, the Stacklet Platform would interface effortlessly with popular messaging and ticketing systems.
  • Reduce operational overheads and deploy policies at scale – Through cloud-agnostic account onboarding, policy binding, communication templates, and a user-friendly administration panel. Furthermore, because Stacklet Platform is available as a SaaS, it reduces the need for operational effort to manage tool infrastructure.
  • Boost visibility into cloud estate and compliance posture – By visualizing cloud resources, settings, and compliance posture using a comprehensive, real-time asset database and out-of-the-box dashboards.
  • Standardize policy management, notifications, and remediation across domains and clouds – through a single platform for creating, deploying, and collaborating on governance policies spanning security, compliance, cost, and operations.

“Cloud Custodian is rapidly becoming the de-facto standard for Cloud Governance as Code with millions of downloads occurring globally each month,” said Travis Stanfield, Co-Founder and CEO of Stacklet. “While many cloud and security teams are already using Cloud Custodian, Stacklet Platform makes it easier to adopt, maintain, and scale Cloud Custodian across multiple clouds and organizational groups. With our new SaaS offering, organizations with hundreds of accounts can onboard in minutes. They can rapidly gain better visibility and enforce policy across multiple cloud platforms.”