Your user account allows you to use all the Brane modular services to build your cloud architecture. Your User account is defined by 4 key aspects:
Your billing preferences🔗
The Brane interface is designed to facilitate:
the construction of your cloud infrastructure,
That is why, after you've joined or created your first Galaxy, you'll have access to your Dashboard, and you'll be able to start your work. To start building your cloud architecture, you'll need to buy resources (aka, cloud products that you can assemble as building blocks, depending on the needs of your project). And to do so, you'll first need to go to the "Support" tab of your Galaxy, in the left scrolling menu, select "Support", then "Billing", and fill out the form to ask the Brane Team to credit your Galaxy's virtual wallet.
In the "Billing" tab of your Galaxy, you'll find a summary of all your billing information:
- The budget: the amount of money you are allowed to consume on the cloud
- The pending budget: the amount of money that will soon be added to the usage
- The usage: the cost of all the resources of your Galaxy
- The remaining budget: the amount of money that is still available for new resource purchases
- And the budget use: a percentage representation of the usage compared to your budget
- If the cost of a new resource is superior to your remaining budget, a warning message will appear on your screen and you'll be unable to finalise the purchase.
- If you need to increase your budget, go to the "Support" tab of your Galaxy, in the left scrolling menu, select "Support", then "Billing", and fill out the form to ask the Brane Team to credit additional budget to your Galaxy's virtual wallet.
- The "Billing" tab display all the budget related information both monthly and yearly, so that you can keep a close eye on your project's finances.
In the Brane interface, a Galaxy is what allows you to build your architecture, purchase the cloud products, and organize your teamwork. It is:
A container: A Galaxy contains all the resources (machine, volume, rooter, domain naming, ...etc.) that you could come to order on Brane.cloud.
A binder: In your Galaxy, you can connect several resources together, in order to build the architecture best suited to your project.
A policy: Galaxy users with the "Manage" permission define the common policy for all the resources contained in said Galaxy. This unique set of rules defines the security protocols (double authentification, password validity, ...etc.), the capabilities for each user in the Galaxy (List, Report, Operate, Order, Manage), and the billing rules.
As we've explained before, if a Galaxy is the container that allows you to build and secure your architecture, the resources are the building blocks that compose it. In the Brane interface, you'll find that all the available resources are divided into 5 different categories:
- Machine: for all the physical and virtual machines available for purchase,
- Volume: for the Silver volume resource,
- Network: for all the public and private routers, switches, ...etc,
- DNS: for the DNS hosting and registration resources,
- Web: for the dynamic and static hosting resources.
For more detailed information on all the available resources, and on how to use them, click here. You'll find there: detailed technical information on the resources that you're interested in, How-to guides on how to purchase them, and Tutorials on how to use them.
There are 5 different types of capabilities (aka permissions, or roles) in a Galaxy. These capabilities can be held concurrently, and define what you'll be able to do inside a Galaxy. These capabilities are:
List, that allows you to see the resources contained by a Galaxy.
Report, that allows you to request help from the Support and report incidents.
Operate, that allows you to perform actions on available resources.
Order, that allows you to buy and return resources.
Manage, that allows you to define the common policy for a Galaxy in terms of security, billing practice, ...etc.