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An Introduction to Launchpad

Launchpad is a backend development platform for quickly building auto-scaling, fault-tolerant backends on the cloud without requiring distributed systems expertise. Skip writing pages of Kubernetes YAML, and deploy in seconds with Launchpad's minimal deployment config.

A Zero DevOps workflow: we build, deploy and autoscale your code on top of Kubernetes – all without requiring Kubernetes expertise or DevOps work. Get the best of both worlds: the ease-of-use of a platform-as-a-service similar to Heroku or Vercel, coupled with the flexibility and power of Kubernetes.

This introduction further explains how Launchpad works and the principles behind it. If instead you want to deploy something very quickly, and start using the platform as soon as possible, please head over to our quickstart.

Development Status


Launchpad is currently offered as a developer preview

We are releasing new versions nightly – you should expect some bumps along the way, but we take your feedback seriously and address issues quickly.

If you have any feedback or require support, please reach out through our developer community.