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What you can build

PowerTools is designed for modern software teams. You can build anything from internal apis, to public web apps and more.

Build software the way your team builds software, using PowerTools.

Modern frontend apps

You can build modern frontend Jamstack apps using PowerTools. Ship a next.js, react, hugo or Gatsby site to AWS or GCP with a single command.

Static site applications can be deployed either internally, or publicly. Public static site apps are provisioned with an SSL certificate, CDN and WAF configurations as well as instant deploys.


Ship internal and public APIs in any language you prefer. Start with a template, or add a service.yml schema to any existing Dockerized codebase to get started. Apis can be built using https components or serverless components.

When you deploy an api using PowerTools we set up autoscaling, an ssl certificate, a load balancer and autoscaling. Start with robust defaults, and customize to your teams needs.

You can add a public-https and internal-https to the same service to have both a public and internal access point for the same api.

Full stack apps

Ship full stack applications such as Rails apps, Django apps or Node apps. Whether you prefer static html, dynamic html or single page web apps and APIs - PowerTools supports your teams workflow.

Datastore components will be shipping soon. Stay tuned.

Internal apps

PowerTools gives you security by default. When you set up your PowerTools workspace, we provision a private VPC with public and private subnets for your applications in each environment.

By choosing an "internal" component, such as https-internal, your app will be run in a private subnet and only accessible inside of your network.

Run internal apps that are only accessible by a few public proxies or apis to reduce your application security perimeter.

You can peer your environment networks with existing networks, set up a VPN or add application proxies to talk to internal applications.

Serverless applications

Serverless applications run on your PowerTools managed Kubernetes clusters. This means your team gets the benefit of creating serverless applications without having to invest in new debugging and operational tools.

Deploy webhooks alongside your api by adding serverless components in the same service.