Terminology: get familiar with the lingo

  • Blueprint: Reusable template​ to capture and replicate complex application infrastructure. A blueprint is itself comprised of reusable Building Blocks

  • Environment: Includes cloud infrastructure, containers, data, application

  • Sandbox: Temporary environment that is automatically terminated once its time expires (ephemeral).

  • Application Value Stream: Infrastructure automation from dev to production (CI/CD)

  • Self-Service: Launch scripting-free automation via intuitive UI, your CI/CD tools, or ChatOps​

  • Artifacts: Application package (build) that will be installed on the infrastructure. Typically stored in an artifact repository.