October 12, 2022

Kapstan FAQ

Kapstan Team

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  1. Is Kapstan openly available?

Kapstan is in public preview - please contact us if you are interested in testing the Beta.

  1. How much does Kapstan cost?

Our base pricing for Developers testing the product is free, with paid tiers depending on the apps and nodes you are deploying.

Please contact us if you are interested in testing the Beta, and we will discuss our competitive pricing.

  1. I already have my infrastructure in place, what does Kapstan do for me?

Kapstan is a great fit for teams with existing infra! Kapstan facilitates app deployment and continual monitoring of your infrastructure. Kapstan can be used to provision well-architected infrastructure and manage app deployment and monitor them post hoc.

  1. What is DevSecOps?

DevSecOps = Developer + Security + Operations

DevSecOps engineers are developers with expertise in security, compliance, and infrastructure operations. The difference between DevOps and DevSecOps is the security and compliance aspect - for example, DevSecOps engineers know SOCII compliance and privacy best practices.

This article is an excellent primer on the topic.

  1. What cloud providers do you support?

Amazon Web Services currently, with future support for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

  1. Is Kapstan a substitute for my cloud provider (e.g., AWS)?

No. You still need your cloud provider. However, once you sign up for that, you can use Kapstan to stand up your infrastructure.

  1. I don’t have a background in DevOps. Can I still use Kapstan?

Kapstan’s no-code interface will guide you through each step of well-architected infrastructure provisioning.

With Fastboot we provide you with our recommended architecture, so you don’t need to have any background knowledge. For custom deployments, Kapstan lets you adjust your infrastructure to your preferences.

We’re firm believers in continual edification, so we hope to help you build your understanding of DevOps without you having to be a specialized DevOps engineer.

  1. I don’t have a DevOps team, is Kapstan my DevOps team?

Kapstan allows early-stage companies just getting infrastructure off the ground to reduce their DevOps burden and the need for specialized DevOps talent so that early teams can focus on their core product and the tools to support product features. 

  1. I already have a DevOps team, does Kapstan replace my DevOps team?

Even if you have a DevOps team, Kapstan is a force multiplier that allows existing DevOps teams to focus on the tools to support product features.

  1. Can I trust my DevOps to Kapstan?

We believe infrastructure is mission-critical for any company that takes tech seriously, and trusting your infrastructure is paramount. You can trust your DevOps to Kapstan’s well-architected deployments. Built from the ground-up by industry veterans who have handled infrastructure challenges at scale from startups to Salesforce, managing petabytes of data and close to 50,000 virtual instances, deploying Kapstan is leveraging in-demand and specialized expertise that is difficult to hire for.

  1. If I choose Fastboot, can I adjust my infrastructure later on?

Yes, Fastboot deployments are designed to quickly stand up well-architected infrastructure without locking you into those choices for the long term. You always have complete control over your infrastructure once deployed.


  1. Can I manage my infrastructure through Kapstan, or will I need to go back and forth between my cloud provider?

Yes, after initially connecting to your cloud provider, you can manage your infrastructure directly from Kapstan. Capabilities include interacting with users, setting permissions, and setting up third-party connections.

  1. Is it safe to give my credentials to Kapstan?

Kapstan explicitly asks users if they give permission to share these credentials and also informs them how they will use the cloud plan depending on the credentials provided.

  1. What if I want to customize the opinionated cloud plan suggested by Kapstan?

Fastboot is only one option - Kapstan also supports fully custom deployments and streamlines them for users in addition to providing ongoing support and continual monitoring.

  1. How does Kapstan grow as my company does?

As your company grows in complexity, size, and scale, we grow to support all of it. As your team expands, we can provision new workspaces (production, dev, etc), as your product scales to new users, we automatically scale to match incoming traffic.

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