Structure your resources with projects

February 20, 2020

What are projects? #

Every team can have one or more projects. These projects bring structure in your Smoothy resources by grouping the images, deployments, and applications that serve the same business goal. However, the notion of a business goal is very flexible, so you are free to decide how you structure your projects. You can, for example, group multiple customers in one project, create a separate project for each one of your customers, or subdivide multiple realizations for the same customer into individual projects.

When deciding whether you should use a single project or multiple projects, considering the following restrictions might clear things up:

  1. Applications can only use images within the same project.
  2. Applications can only be installed on deployments within the same project.

Projects page

Create a project #

To create a project, navigate to the projects page via the main navigation. Hover the button in the right upper corner of the projects table and click Create project.

Create project

Next, a form will appear that asks you to provide a clear distinctive name for your project. This name is only used to help you keep an overview of your team's projects and can be changed at any moment in time.

Create project

Filtering resources by project #

Resource pages such as images, deployments, and applications list all the respective resources for your active team. However, when the number of these resources grows, the length of these pages can degrade your user experience. To improve the user experience in this scenario, Smoothy allows you to filter the list of resources based on its project. The filter can be applied or disabled via the popup in the right upper corner of the resources table, as shown in the screenshot below.

Project filter

Michiel Kempen

Michiel Kempen

A passionate cloud engineer who helps software companies adopt modern cloud technologies through an intelligent all-in-one cloud platform called Smoothy.